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Cola from ThatGirl on Vimeo.

Video for my Cover of Lana Del Rey's "Cola" ( I like to walk the blurry line)

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Vocals and Film by ThatGirl
Music created in Adobe Audition
Film Edit in Adobe After Effects and Sony Vegas

Creative Commons Vintage Film Clips From:

Clips were Captured from the following Films and Video Effects added to age and colorize film::
- Betty Page Party Doll
- Betty Boop Snow White
- Sheree Tiger Dance
- Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women
- The Beach Girls and The Monster
-Girls in Gold boots
- Drive-In Intermission Snackbar Ads
- Taxi Driver - Scorsese
- Chevy 1961 Television Ad
- Corvair (deathtrap car) 1960 Television Ad
- Kissing - unidentified actors

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Comment by NatureJunkie on April 19, 2015 at 4:48pm

VERY impressive editing. I can't begin to imagine how much time you put into this. It reminds me of videos that OneWhiteCrow used to do on LiveVideo, except that she wasn't working with her own vocal interpretations of the songs she used. I like how you added that "nothing but the sea" narration at the end.

Comment by LtAdams2247 on April 22, 2015 at 1:54pm

Ahh, the fleeting feeling of an impressively edited video. That high vanishes so quickly. That's what you're talking about, right?

Comment by ThatGirl on April 23, 2015 at 10:32am

@NJ - I somewhat recall OneWhiteCrow. I remember her being an ecclectic open-minded person in comments but don't have a clear memory of videos. Maybe she used to make washed out retro-vintage feeling stuff. Am I getting warmer? Glad you liked the video. The style of the musical composition gave me these visions of old films, and taboo images from the 50's and 60's, then when I started searching for footage to fit my vision, I hit a few jewels to work with. 

@Adams - Sounds like I gotta hook you up with what I'm on, it's like the-blue-pill for video highs. Oh wait, I'm not on anything, I just have a crazy-brain that gets saturated by stuff.... carry on then.

Comment by NatureJunkie on April 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

Yes, your take on 1WhiteCrow is pretty warm. I got curious enough just now to see if she's still around. I remember she said her name was "Nash." She kept her account on the Ark for quite a long time but finally deleted it, I see. She still has channels on Vimeo and YouTube but has deleted her content. Maybe her icon will be familiar:

Comment by ThatGirl on April 23, 2015 at 6:56pm

@NJ - Yes, yes, yes! I remember Nash! I had some memorable and sincere chats with her on LV. She was like a shiny diamond of a person there and I identified with her worldview and strong sense of self. Not afraid to stir the pot and express herself. I cant seem to conjure a vision of videos; wish she had left just one behind.  I know she was very open and we chatted even in private. I remember her being a strong defender of human rights issues, and free thinking. Well, her name says it all. I was hooked by her name alone. It's folks like Nash I miss most from those days. Real Fearless people who genuinely enjoyed the company of a mixed bag of looney tune creatives like we were!  When I say real, I mean, honest about art and life.  Cheers to her where ever she has roamed!

Thinking of her reminded me also of Surf Cottage. I dont remember her real name, but I shared the same kind of chats with her. She was canadian, and I used to think maybe she was Marie!  nostalgia moment...thanks for that one.

Comment by ThatGirl on April 24, 2015 at 10:45am

It's Really Okay to acknowledge 
No one's going to address it and plenty of people who watch here do not login, so Yea, I said pussy like 4 or 5 times in the song. I actually chose it both for the composition AND the fact it managed to break through boundaries like that in the lyric. The origin of that line was very personal to the songwriter, a line from her Scottish boyfriend which made her laugh and became another commentary for me, on American culture. Her boyfriend shared the rumor he heard about American girls.

This fit with my idea of looking back at taboo images from before anyone was brave enough to even acknowledge we (women) own a vagina. They inferred, focused on and obsessed over it, but never mentioned it. SO American! Dancing around issues inspires me to expose them. This is why I have been choosing some particular songs of late as well as why I write the uncomfortable " way-out" stuff.  For once, the word is not being used by a male rapper, but a woman. She's free to write it, we are free to say it, sing it, or do as we please. Vagina, vagina, vagina...pussy.  

  That ought to clear it up, since I don't make videos about- the making of...that would also be awkward in this case, and very funny, but I'll pass.  

Comment by NatureJunkie on April 24, 2015 at 11:49pm

Okay, first of all, gotta say it: I love that Sally Field sign.

Second: okay, okay, I was not going to acknowledge that elephant in the room of which you speak, but since you have, I will confess to being a prude. It's not my favorite word to refer to my you-know-what, but then I don't have a favorite word yet, and most of my women friends don't, much to our collective feminist chagrin.

But it's a brave new world. And that's a brave word, that one. But alas, I myself am not brave. Because there are still places in this world where women can go to prison for being brave. Like those women in that very brave rock band.

Perhaps you've heard of them. They call themselves Elephant In The Room Riot.

Comment by ThatGirl on April 25, 2015 at 11:56am

@NJ- I was SO tickled that you mentioned Pu$$y Riot, ( I read the comment from my bed last night but too blind to login).

1.Awkwardness -  I understand having a discomfort with ANY available term for our you-know-what. I faced that myself this last ten years, deciding that if there are no terms we can be comfortable with, but suddenly everyone is using them in ways that are never celebratory or freeing, I decided out of the bunch, pu$$y was at least, somewhat CUTE!  I absolutely HATE and recoil when I hear the C-word. It's all a cultural and experiential thing for us, I think. I grew up where that word was reserved ONLY for violent situations or to degrade a woman to the ultimate level. After becoming friends with people all over the world, I soon learned it's got the opposite effect in many places and is in part comical and unrelated to the female anatomy. So here I am, still settling into hearing it from friends and in every song these days. You are not alone in your feelings of discomfort, but this is why singing it in soprano or sweet composition, was okay with me.  Pussy pussy pussy...see? Im an instigator.  

2. Pu$$y Riot -  I was about to put a picture of them in my comment ^ also, but was afraid it might seem too unrelated BECAUSE of what they have now come to represent. I identify with women who purposely go to uncharted territory just to demonstrate that we CAN stand on that ground, without fear of retribution.  Alot like the way musicians like Shirley Manson conduct themselves and the way she writes.  

Hell YEA, they are Brave, and I was so pleased to see their story was written into Season 2 of "House Of Cards", with an actor playing a complete charicature of Putin. This gave them an opportunity to lampoon the guy within the context of an otherwise pretty dramatic, quasi-realistic setting. I LOVED it!  so here's to Pu$$y Riot. it's all worth it in the end.

Comment by BlancheNoE on May 22, 2015 at 7:51am

How'd I miss this ? HA, kids these days think they're so cool. Twerking ? pfffft. Our dancing was much more crazy-ass and our music was better. Dang I want one of those invisible cars. Poor creature of the deep. He almost had her. If only his seaweed arms were a foot longer.

Comment by Chig on May 26, 2015 at 9:56pm

Multiple diciplines exacted in a consumate professional manner.   Someone tell me when the posting standards are lowered to something completely terrible and I will post again :-P   Phenomenal work!


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