WELCOME TO LEVEL 1 OF THE MINESHAFT RABBIT HOLE !
Hunter and I are excited to share with you our adventures that slowly molded “Mojave.” Before we get started, a quick explanation is in order.
Over the course of the next 5 emails
(one email per day, each called a “level”)
we will lead you down through the layers of the “Mojave” album – two tracks per day, until we reach the deep, deep bottom. How you return to daylight is up to you. There are three tunnels for each song:
The first tunnel will be a short explanation of each song and what we were thinking
The second tunnel will play the video for each song
The third tunnel will show bits of the filming for each video. Hunter and I regularly use our cameras in abandoned buildings, caves, tunnels and other places both creepy and spooky.
PLEASE NOTE: the videos may look like black boxes when you first see them. Click on them if they don't pop up for you. If you don't hear anything, there is a little note icon on the bottom right of each video that will turn the audio on.
SO LET’S GET STARTED !!!
“Mojave” was a labor of Love and Fear over 18 months, during the gaping maw of the pandemic. I had just finished the previous album “Dark Americana: Stories and Songs” and felt emptied. I recorded the bulk of that album in ten days; I was a spent candy wrapper. Hunter and I drove out into the Mojave desert to be one with the Invisible Murky Mystic (more on that in the regular newsletter). We hunt for abandoned buildings out there. And there are HUNDREDS of them, if you’re willing to drive. As we found these rotting husks of memories, we also found the Soul of the Desert. There is an appealing eternity out there. It tenderly kisses your cheek while tasting you. There are a million untoward human stories in the Mojave. Our wheels started turning. I’ll let the video take it from here…
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