December 8, 2009

In Its Right Place

I was given the task of editing our first original video. I like editing. Heck, I love it. The basic human instincts of food consumption, relieving oneself or sleeping are put off when deeply entrenched in an editing project. Thus, it took less than 24 total hours (a very concentrated 24 hours) to complete. At the outset I was overwhelmed with the thought of scouring upwards of 200 individual flip cam video files in order to boil them down to a two-and-a-half-minute summation of 'Sonos on the road.' And yet only minutes into the process I discovered something unexpected. Waves of nostalgia flooded over me. Memories of long forgotten moments rushed back reminding me how special these last few months have been. The sights we've seen, the places we've played, the moments we've mustered... I'm grateful. As the year rolls to a stop, I often reflect on the year I've been through and on what's to come. As a group we've hit our share of road bumps, as any creative collective does. But this video provides, to me, a reminder of what is great about being a part of something creative. Even this video is a creative act. As I cut or moved clips around they began landing 'in place.' Footage would line up magically with the track as if it had found its home. It belonged, it fit, until everything was in its right place. The way it should be, or at least the way it's going to be. And really, aren't they the same? In a way I guess I now feel that way about myself in Sonos. We all bring different abilities and perspectives forming us into this collective, each with our own voice. A vocal collective. This video reflects that - us in our own way, as we are. Seeing this surprised me, an effect I didn't foresee. Then again, no one can really notice how great something is in the moment. That is, if they're really living in it.
I'll leave the rest to the flip cam.


  1. And you set it all to my girls' favorite song!!! I can't wait to show them the video, they're going to relive the whole thing too. They talk about your concert all the time.

    You've left quite an impression on those who's lives you've touched with your music. Congratulations on what will surely be the tour of your lifetime, even if it's not the biggest crowds, best selling music of your lives...You will certainly never do this again and again and again and again...

    Love to you all,

  2. Hey, one more thing, you didn't put Seattle as one of the things you like! What gives? We gave you your first sell out!!!

  3. You should post this on YouTube.