This is the first video made from the scraps of Crafted to Last - Minnesota Beer Blossoms. While creating that documentary about the impact of new beer distribution laws in MN from 2012 until 2014, there were a lot of video fragments that did not make it into the final cut. Some of these were more dear than others.
There was a collection of prime scraps - the First Darlings - "darlings" in the sense of Q (Arthur Quiller-Couch) when he assured us that editing narrative work may require "murdering" the best bits from time to time and we must not shy from the task..
It was a series of deep cuts into what had once been prized that hacked the timeline down to 2 hours. The First Darlings were buried on a hard drive then dug up as fodder for this new video.
The clip includes music by Wayne Sayres. I met Wayne during the Premiere of Crafted to Last in July 2014. where he and Emily put on an excellent light show. Bringing Wayne to contribute to a video recycled from the spent video gathered while making CTL is an example of the project is growing on itself. Growing in the direction portended by the semi-successful Campaign for Music in 2014. Garden Gnome Blues was an orphan from another project. I think we have found it a good home in The Darling Reprise.