I had a list of things to do today and this wasn’t on it. At all. Somehow I found myself looking at video clips I recorded in 1991. Why don’t I edit this now? What? Now? Well, that’s how I spent the next few hours, quite happily. A trip down memory lane. It was an interesting year. There are clips from us working on Solo Para Ti, in Santa Barbara, a visit by Airto Moreira, the session with Carlos Santana, a trip to Mexico I had forgotten about, some touring clips – mostly driving, driving, driving – Tokyo with Yohji Yamamoto, John Lurie, Dennis Hopper, John Cale, Charles Lloyd, and many more… and more touring. Odd moments. A year compressed into just under 23′. Every smartphone records better video now. I also realize that I should have recorded way more video than I did.


A timelapse from between 2006-2008. It felt too jumpy and fast, which is why I never used it for anything.

Brilliant Trees

Go to David Sylvian’s Vimeo page instead and watch the video there. He also wrote beautifully about the sessions and according to his text the video was recorded in Berlin in 1983. The musicians are, in order of appearance, Ronny Drayton, David Sylvian, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Holger Czukay, Jon Hassell, and Steve Nye.

I found a video that was recorded at Hansa Studio Berlin, with Holger Czukay, Jon Hassell, and Ryuichi Sakamoto. The album Brilliant Trees (link to Apple Music) was released in 1984, so these sessions must have taken place circa 1982-1983, I imagine. Three of the musicians in this video are no longer with us: Holger Czukay, Jon Hassell, and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Millions of Drops

Water drops don’t sound like rain. Millions of drops sound like rain. This brilliant video for NHK shows that.