"Polly" - available NOW on Bandcamp* for 50¢+donation (w/ high-quality artwork) at bit.ly/PollyBC
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for your enlightenment....a little of the background of the song (from wikipedia):
"Bass player Krist Novoselic remembers Kurt Cobain writing 'Polly' after reading a newspaper article about the abduction, torture, and rape of a 14-year-old girl who had just finished attending a rock show in Tacoma, Washington. In June 1987 Gerald Arthur Friend picked up a 14-year-old female friend after leaving a concert at the Tacoma Dome. Upon trying to exit the car the girl was handcuffed and held hostage at knife point. The girl was taken to a mobile home where she was tortured and raped with various objects for two days. She was also threatened with a blowtorch."

we recorded our cover of "polly" for SPIN magazine's "Newermind" tribute/compilation to mark the 20th anniversary of "Nevermind" in september. michael (who a lot of you have seen as the new drummer of my touring band, the grand theft orchestra) produced/engineered and played bass on the recording.

this is a video me (glockenspiel, vocals, Taurus bass pedal), chad raines (banjo, percussion), and michael mcquilken (bass, percussion) shot in new haven, CT on a super-tight budget with the help of some actors and filmmakers from around new york and yale.

we filmed it in one day in november...i wrote the script and michael directed the video. blake, who plays the angel, is also on the cover of the first dolls' album "a is for accident"...looking very different in a long red dress.

so many people loaned us stuff and worked for free on this video to keep us under budget - THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

x
afp
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FULL CREDITS & THANK YOUS…

song by
NIRVANA

starring
CHRISTOPHER M. MCFARLAND
JILLIAN TAYLOR

special appearance by
BLAKE BRASHER

produced, edited, and directed by
MICHAEL MCQUILKEN

video concept by
AMANDA PALMER

first camera/director of photography
SARAH LASLEY

hair and makeup by
JUSTIN TYME

assistant to the director
LILEANA BLAIN-CRUZ

second camera/assistant to the director of photography
RACHEL PUCHKOFF

locations
CHAD RAINES

properties provided by
TAMARA CHIBA
JAYLEEN RAINES

production coordinator
MAX TOTH

shoot catered by
BUN LAI and MIYA'S SUSHI miyassushi.com

music performed by AMANDA PALMER & THE GRAND THEFT ORCHESTRA
AMANDA PALMER (glockenspiel, celeste, vocals, Taurus bass pedal-stepping)
CHAD RAINES (banjo, percussion, Taurus bass knob-fiddling)
MICHAEL MCQUILKEN (bass, percussion, sample-hunter, aquaphone)

recording engineered by
CHAD RAINES

recording produced by
MICHAEL MCQUILKEN

artwork (single cover) by
MICHAEL MCQUILKEN

van provided by the band STEER steernyc.com
CHRIS ABBADESSA
ZACH ELLIS

van coordinated by
MEAGHAN LENICK

1953 Ford provided by
JACK KERPEN
PAM KERPEN

this video would not have been possible without the extra ordinary additional efforts of
TAMARA CHIBA
JAYLEEN RAINES
MAX TOTH
LILEANA BLAIN-CRUZ
KENNETH GOUSE SR.
JACK KERPEN
and BUN LAI
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michaelmcquilken.net | @quilken
profiles.google.com/radchaines | @radchaines

* The song is also available for sale on:
• AmazonMP3 at amzn.to/PollyMP3
• iTunes at bit.ly/POLLYiTunes

©2012 8ft. records

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