Filmic Lives Of... (Previously Workers In Song Edinburgh)

"virtual romance"

A film By julien Pearly
A song By Aaron Dennington
Coldingham Scotland May 29th 2010

I met Aaron at last year Edinburgh Fringe Festival while I was filming for a music video. He was busking n a tunnel of the old town with his brother and his band called Burning Clouds at that time. Now the Dark Jokes with a even better sound than before, he does however his own solo stuff. This is one of his solo compositions. With strong lyrics and powerful finger picking style he keeps impressing me every time I hear his live performance. He is capable of making you feel right away the raw emotions of a song which is, I believe, the most important thing for a singer/songwriter. But I have to say where he impresses me the most is in his drinking capacity. I have to tell you how I landed in his father caravan on this beautiful Saturday:
The previous night we planned we would meet up at the black Bo, a pub in Edinburgh old town. Accompanied with his guitar (he was busking on Princes street just before) we had a long conversation, interesting and deep as always with him, and a few drinks then we went to join his father Arne and some of his friends, Boyce and Derek, in an another pub, the Tass. There, things went pretty serious with live music and more drinking. Things went even more serious when the pub closed just after the usual 10 min bell ringing the last order. A thing that keeps pissing me off as I’m quite a slow drinker, the barmaid ended up taking my pint away and I, myself, ended up swearing at her. Not a nice thing to do I agree but it gives you quite a pleasing feeling on the moment.
So after a trip by taxi with all the team, less Derek who went to his bed, we get to Arne house and played music until early morning. Everybody did a few tunes of his own composition and I even tried my latest one. Boyce did too impress me with his catchy songs. I feel always blessed when surrounded by such talented musicians. Before going to bed Arne prevents me they d wake up early to go out from the city to his caravan near North Berwick, in Coldingham. I’m not really sure to go but we’ll see, I fall asleep. The morning arrives and like planned they prepare their trip. Still unsure to go I feel terrible but I let the moment takes my doubts away and follow my instinct. This day out from the city arrives at a perfect time in my troubled life. One thing though I need to grasp before leaving town, my dear camera.
After an hour trip with Boyce and Derek we arrive at destination. I take the time to wake up from the sleep I did in the car and look around to discover the place with my eyes. I have to admit I’m surprised. They said it was a small caravan but I find it rather quite big. The whole camping site as well is impressive and I feel very glad I have come with them all this way.
The afternoon then goes in the fun with a mix of playing football and music. In this song Aaron is accompanied by Arne on the mandolin and Derek on second guitar. Boyce is away in his car, sleeping. In the next song Aaron does a nice cover of a Jimmy Reed song I find so good I put it in this Film Song Scotland Episode while his father is trying to set up a brand new Tv, which seems not working so well for him.

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Filmic Lives Of... (Previously Workers In Song Edinburgh)

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Filmic Lives Of... is a collaborative broadcast program created by TIDES Coop.

Started as Workers In Song Edinburgh, FLO:W showcases the local music scene of the Scottish Capital with bands exploring the city in search of an audience. Set in episodes…

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Filmic Lives Of... is a collaborative broadcast program created by TIDES Coop.

Started as Workers In Song Edinburgh, FLO:W showcases the local music scene of the Scottish Capital with bands exploring the city in search of an audience. Set in episodes of songs shot in outdoor and indoor places as the music goes along, they create by themselves stories of people interconnecting with each other, sharing their melodies and their struggle to find a place in the music industry. It results in creative short films which can be seen as promotional music videos shot by local filmmakers, and short documentaries displaying the band local environment but also their musicality and song writing in live performances.

A tv/broadcast channel will be created in the future to screen FLO:W episodes gathering this new generation of films inspired by live music and documentary filmmaking with one main target: telling stories through chapters of songs.


WISE (Workshop Interdisciplinary Self Employed) is an infrastructure built for transferring knowledge, skills and self-promotional purposes, and where producers, editors, designers, organisations, businesses gather with the same desire to support their local scenery through creative films,concerts and social events.

Live Film Project started with the aim to film the music and artistic scenery of Edinburgh and Scotland, to celebrate its soundscape through its landscape, discover the roots of its folklore and create an archive of raw HD footages and edited films capturing the real energy of live music - an untapped area of our shared cultural heritage. Exploring local communities it resonates by its goal and simplicity: to create a platform where people meet and create a new generation of films inspired by live performances.

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