About being alone, when you step outside you spend life fighting for your sanity.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

TIghtrope and Cold War were shot back to back. It was late February of 2010. I don’t really recall what specific day it was. The days were just starting to run together at that point. We were hosting the inimitable Wendy Morgan, director of both of the videos that were to be shot over the course of a 48hour period, I say 48hours because quantifying the hours as two days would imply that there was a separation between the two and there wasn’t. The production would be one of the most challenging, fun, inspiring, emotional, and bonding moments I have ever been apart of.

There is so much of this story that will be told to my grandchildren. Perhaps a few pieces of it will leak onto a soundstage or be read at an internet cafe. Maybe Vh1 or some other pop documentarian will grab a piece of it for their expose on Jane 20+ years from now, but the experience that I was about to have once DP Par Ekberg signaled to Wendy Morgan that he and his RED camera were ready to begin shooting the first sequence of the video will never be retold as accurately or as vividly as my mind will recall and replay.

Jane’s performance was an incantation that conjured up memories and hopes in every single soul in the room. In one pure moment, this song had become the soundtrack to personal battles and struggles and gave hope to all those who would hear it.

“Bring wings to the weak and bring grace to the strong.”

She opened her mouth and out came the promise.

And we all believed it and, silently, swore to keep it.

Hopefully, this recording of that very moment will become the soundtrack to the promise you will keep for yourself. Enjoy.


2 Responses to “About being alone, when you step outside you spend life fighting for your sanity.”

  1. 1 Wendy
    August 21, 2010 at 11:51 am

    George, this is a perfect account of the experience, thanks for writing this!
    Missing you guys and sending love.

  2. August 23, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    wow, i value the lyrics and the method of shooting… a piece of my heart is trapped in a melody… in a video… in a frame…. wowser… Thank you…

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