Pioneering music/culture blog Muruch, posted this past Autumn about a song/video, which had not been added to the video gallery here – until today! Composed by Allison Crowe in her teens and recorded live-off-the-floor in 2001 by her trio, “Scared" was made into a video early in 2003 by Angela Kendall and Brian Dutkewich of Transmission 2.
The song, Allison says, “is about not being afraid to speak up for yourself”.
“In light of the recent news regarding sexual harassment in Hollywood, Allison Crowe’s anthem about speaking out against sexual assault seems an appropriate #tbt pick this week. Allison’s ‘Scared’ was featured on Muruch.com’s RAINN benefit album and was an big inspiration for our RAINN fundraising campaign,” notes Muruch @ muruch.com/2017/10/tbt-allisoncrowe-scared.html #throwbackThursday #tbt #metoo
This video accompanies the song "Scared" ~ recorded live-off-the-floor in 2001 by Allison Crowe and her trio for Crowe's debut disc, "Lisa's Song + 6 Songs". Filming was done entirely in the downtown streets and dock area of Nanaimo, British Columbia - chasing pavements in Canada's "Harbour City".
When it premiered as part of an Urban Industrial show presented by Crimson Coast Dance Society in Spring 2003, Allison said: "This song is about not being afraid to stand up for yourself and what you believe in, to speak out even in the most adverse of circumstances. (The video) was a wonderful gift from Angela Kendall and Brian Dutkewich" (directors @ transmission2.com ). The highly-creative Transmission 2 team has since gone on to make videos for Tegan and Sara, Death Cab for Cutie and Jets Overhead - among others.
Allison Crowe plays piano and sings, Dave Baird plays bass, and Kevin Clevette is on the drums.
Composed by Allison Crowe
We do not see
so blindly forgotten
the pain unspoken
Why can’t you say
what has been done to you…
Why do you stand
for silence when you know you’re screaming
Anger floats so deeply
below the surface
Why do you carry this on your shoulders,
You did not create this
No you are not wrong
And I am not afraid to say
I am not wrong and I am not dirty
I will not wait for karma to take its course
Now I am not afraid
And I am not worthless no
I am not wrong
No I am not
I am not ashamed of this
I am taking you on, and
I am not scared of you