This video was born out of lethargy and nurturted through an obssesive compulsive disorder.
8:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 31st, Lilia Popova calls up Robin Meyers and D.C. Douglas (who happen to live upstairs) and invites them down for pizza with her boyfriend, Abraham Peraza. D.C. Douglas, determined to break their vegetative demeanor, insists they also write a song. They all agree. 3 hours later, “Eighties Man” is born.
Over the next week, he is refined. It becomes apparent that a video must be made. The following Friday, several friends converge at a green screen studio in the aptly named Studio City. They have 2 hours to film. After one week of intensive editing and compositing, on August 20th, 2005, “Eighties Man – The Video” goes live on the web. Total cost: $600 and 100+ hours of creativity. The video is 3 minutes. Life is cruel.
What you are about to see is, indeed, one of the most important music videos of all time… (Yeah, bigger than “Let’s get Physical”)
D.C. Douglas (Lyrics),
Lilia Popova & Abraham Peraza (Music)
Robin Dalea Meyers
with John Shao on guitar
If you’ve ever loved:
Flock of Seagulls
The Go Gos
new wave or punk rock
Then You’ll love The Eighties Man!