Hello, rock and rollers.
Here's the art…
As some of you already know, I'm working on a music video for my band, Paperhand Lincoln. Normally, when I start to tell people my idea about puppets, and a parody of the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, my voice ends up trailing off pitifully with a sentence like, "it's gonna be kinda cool, I guess." It's really hard to explain, but it's getting to a point where I can just show people this set I have growing in my garage. It's not done yet, but has taken shape enough to share some pictures with you. (Just click to enlarge)
The drums are made of wood and license plates, the audience (in my twisted version) is made up of skeleton dolls that sway back and forth, and the overhead stage light are made of soup cans.
I'm not sure when I'll be done with the whole project, but I keep telling the kids, "I can't wait to be a rock star…puppet." That always gets their eyes rolling.
If you've never seen the original event, here's a link to a YouTube clip of The Who playing under that original circus tent in 1968. The idea for that one probably started in a garage too. Makes you wonder what's going on behind your neighbor's garage door, doesn't it?