"Gold Morning Mend" by Ian McGlynn
From the forthcoming album "Now We're Golden"
Produced by Ken Stringfellow
Video Written, Directed, Filmed and Edited by Ben Stamper
Caitlin "Darling Cait" Monahan
Liztophe the Amsterdammer
Body Double for Caitlin "Darling Cait" Monahan in Amsterdam:
Filmed on location:
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
New York, NY
Thanks to the following people for helping make this video:
Sonja Van Hamel
Gold Morning Mend
Written by Ian McGlynn & Chris Newkirk
(P) 2012 Bailey Park Records, LLC
About the Video for Gold Morning Mend:
The imagery for "Gold Morning Mend" is loosely based on the German fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin, an ancient and sordid tale that mixes alchemy, fiber arts and blackmail. Set in modern Amsterdam, Ian McGlynn's new video describes the story of a woman who possesses the ability to extract exquisite beauty out of the mundane and ordinary things of life. The storyline is quite simple - a woman happens upon a sparsely furnished room that contains a floor covered in straw, an intricately carved Grandfather clock and a simple spinning wheel. Confronted with this enigma, the woman draws the connections between the seemingly disparate elements and sets to work. Her path of discovery is signaled by her change in dress, as her work progresses her wardrobe regresses and simplifies, and finally becoming a sheer flowing gown that liberates her from the methodical toils involved in spinning straw into gold. As the song reaches its apex, the fruit of her labors are revealed in a brilliant, shining spindle that shocks the room with light. The straw is flying, the gold is spinning and the woman is reveling in the mythical transformation that has taken place. As the video draws to a close, the scene is fit back into the larger context of the city, where thousands of similar lights shine out of windows that undoubtedly describe similar moments. The last scene reveals a little girl receiving a small spool of golden thread, supposedly one of many such gifts apportioned that day. To the degree that we confront and deal with our own brokenness, we can be a source of beauty and healing to the world.
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