Being a man with many a hair, sometimes I feel that those little strands of joy are under appreciated by the masses. This song and video are the result of thoughts I had while I was either sleeping, in waking sleep mode, drunk, or all of the above. That said, I woke up, recorded the song, and shot the video all in the same day. Sometimes the randomness cuddles you… and with my body hair, we both stay warm.
THE HUMANS IN THIS VIDEO
The Perry, Brothers of course, are the meat, and our lovely lady friends, the bread that holds this follicle sandwich together. You can’t do a video making fun of videos like this video without the hot ladies, and we happened to have 3 on hand who also happen to be good friends.
I rave about my talented friends a lot, but now I have a specific excuse to rave. Hanna Hall, Dirty Jenny, and Hana Mahn.
Hanna Hall is an actress I feel is constantly blossoming into a greater actress. She started young, big commercially successful films like Forrest Gump, indie hits like The Virgin Suicides, and even Rob Zombie’s Re-Bullshit-Imagining* of John Carpenter’s Halloween. She gets better with every role. She was the love interest/lead in American Cowslip (Ponce and I are both in that film) and has a magical quality on film… her face makes you want to hug it.
Dirty Jenny, a.k.a. Jen Leigh. She’s one of the best guitarists I’ve ever heard, hands down. And she’s fuckin’ funny. When I hang out with Jen I know I’m hanging out with someone who will always have something funny to say about whatever nonsense goes down. Give her a beer and a guitar and she’s happy. Throw in a bulldog, she’s in heaven. When she plays a guitar it makes me feel the electricity of life… even when she’s playing an acoustic!
Hana Mahn. Yes, our token Asian. Notice she got the micro-shaver in the video? Hana is new to the mix, and a definite new favorite. Another human you know will roll with whatever waves or punches come along… like scooping up chest hair and shaving the armpit of someone they just met. She’s also new to the whole world of performing… shocking when you see the natural talent and comfort she pours out when it is time to perform.
FOR THE FILM NERDS (LIKE ME)
We shot the video on the Canon 7D Digital SLR Camera. This is a game changer in a lot of ways. 60 frames a second, 35 mm depth of field, and a $1,700 price tag could easily make this the new go to HD camera for music videos and commercials… and once they figure out the right rig, feature films.
FOR THE MUSIC BUFFS (ALSO LIKE ME)
The song is definitely me doing my best George Clinton smooth groove. For tunes in the similar feel dig Funkadelic’s Holly Wants to Go to California and the Ohio Players’ Bicentennial.
All that said, I now give you “Follicles… a body hair love song”
Starring SAP, Ponce, Hanna Hall, Dirty Jenny, Hana Mahn
Music written and performed by SAP
* Re-Bullshit-Imagining is my term for Re-Imagining which is a way the Studios get away with labeling a lazy remake of something they already own so they don’t have to buy a new script/idea. Not always a lazy remake, but bottom line, a remake. The whole re-imagining term is an insult to the movie goer, they just don’t seem to be bright enough to realize this and revolt by refusing to go see the recycled garbage the studios pump out. NOTE: I haven’t seen Rob Zombie’s Halloween. It might be wonderful, but the risk I take in seeing the film and lessening my opinion of him (and I have a very high opinion of him) is greater than the joy I would get from seeing the film.