"Seattle director Shawn Telford lets loose John Waters meets David Lynch style and everyone gets their freak on in this video.'
Near the end of 2010, Brent Amaker & the Rodeo released their third full-length album, 'Please Stand By' on Spark & Shine Records. Although "Man in Charge" does indeed appear on that record, the Tilson remix was only available as a digital single that preceded the album's release. Tilson's appearances at Rodeo concerts only helped to further the track's somewhat mythical status.
Here, in an effort to make this rare recording even more special, Amaker enlisted writer/director and fellow weirdo Shawn Telford to make something that Amaker hoped would be, in one word, 'weird.'
"And make sure the band looks cool, confident or bad ass."
Telford quickly enlisted his talented and tireless co-conspirators Ty Migota and Elayne Wylie, as well as two of Seattle's most enigmatic and iconic characters: the indelible performance artist Ernie von Schmaltz and Re-Animate-Her, also known as 'Mater,' one of the Rat City Roller Girls' superstar players.
So what happens when a handful of Seattle's most diverse and unusual talent converge? A video that is, as Amaker best described it -- cool, confident, and bad ass.
...And, well, just a tad bit weird.
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