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Monday, April 14, 2014

Hardcover Bound 2

Happy National Library Week!

Here's a "B*tch*s in Bookshops" follow up I wrote and directed with the talents of - La Shea Delaney, Eliav Mintz, Alex Mintz, Stephen Galgano, Nalani Williams and a talented fellow I found on Craigslist- Hassan Farrow. 

Makes more sense if you've seen the original one, which you can watch here.

Hardcover Bound 2

Your eyes, get tired…
From readin’, a good book
On a Saturday night
From readin’ a good book
So just grab your good book
And put on your glasses
On a Saturday night
Readin’, your - aw huh honey

All that other media lame and you know it now      
Stackin papers with some glue then ya press it down

Met my book club on a Wednesday
Brave New World put me in a frenzy
Were Orwell and Bradbury friendly?
Assigned 1984, but read it already! 

Reading Jung for my grad dissertation
Then Freud’s Dream Interpretations
Essays on sex aberrations 
Fill the page with mad annotations
Fight Club was a rad adaptation 
Palahniuk gives me heart palpitations!

How you gonna be loud at my station-
Makin noise around all these librarians?!  
This bestseller shit
This that Alchemist, Giver, Old Yeller shit
This that Harper Lee and Scarlet Letter shit
Got a first edition straight off of Alibris

Your eyes, get tired…
From readin’, a good book
On a Saturday night
From readin’ your - aw huh honey

Open up and press pause on The Book Thief
The book’s usually better than the movie.

I read Sylvia Plath in the bath
Confederacy of Dunces when I want to laugh
In Cold Blood without even blinking
I mean damn what was Capote-pote-pote pote thinking

Ey, you remember watchu first read
Okay, I don’t remember what I first read
Prob’ly, it was Dr. Seuss, eh?
Silverstein- or Maurice Sendak

Realist magic- Borges and Murakami
Toni Morrison, Allende, Salman Rushdie
Perusin’ Malthusian theory,
Edgar Allen Poe when I feel like something eerie

They ask me what’s next on my reading list-
Ever start a book that you can’t finish?!
Caryl Churchill and Tracy Letts, I      
Think I’ll make time for Samuel Beckett
Books can help you over come lotsa things 
You know,
I know,
Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Your eyes, get tired…
From readin’, a good book  
On a Saturday night
From readin’ a good book
So just grab your good book (Reeeeaaaaaaadin')
And put on your glasses
On a Saturday night
Readin’, your good book.

This video was made possible by LA SHEA DELANEY, the blinking beauty who helped create the song and graciously lent herself to general ridiculousness before a camera in freezing weather with me (twice!), and the BROTHERS MINTZ, ELIAV AND ALEX, who are insanely talented producers, cameramen and editors.  I'm amazed at how Eliav has been working post on a film and mysteriously found time between like 10pm and 6 am to edit and VFX this together, in addition to shooting it with his brother.  STEPHEN GALGANO is responsible for everything audio related and should be thanked for putting up with this project's last minute recordings even though he has better things to do, as does my long time animator friend NALANI WILLIAMS with all her endless creative talent, and HASSAN FARROW who gave us the next best thing to Charlie Wilson himself. Major, major, major thanks to Project Yose's amazing COLIN DELEHANTY and SHELDON NEILL who shoot all that beautiful nature footage over at Yosemite- go look at all their beautiful work here.  Also thanks to LILIANA QUEZADA, PRODUCTION JUNCTION for being the coolest and most helpful equipment rental house, MARK ALLEN for being a great help with logistics, and TAMAR SELA for letting me snatch her kids' books without them even noticing.  A special thanks to tech-phenomenon ADAM LEIER for last minute computer wizardry, and the NYPL's MID-MANHATTAN BRANCH's helpful staff, although I will say check out is annoying when you're checking out 50+ books in a suitcase.  


Here's a higher res version, for those of you that like that sort of thing.


Hardcover Bound 2 from Annabelle Quezada on Vimeo.

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