Ya know, it's really fortunate I wasn't born two hundred years ago or something, because instead of taking a Saturday to make a music video with my daughter, she and I would probably bond by working together in ceaseless and grueling domestic toil! Bummer! But here we are, it's 2014, the dishwasher is running. and off we go to have some creative fun!

I received my lovely vinyl copy of White Fence's "Nero (Has A Lot To Think About)" (backed by Jack Name's "Belly Full of Blood") on Famous Class Records a couple of days ago and have been playing it nonstop. Part of Famous Class' LAMC series, the idea is to ask a favorite band to provide an unreleased song for the A-side, and then have that band pick their favorite up-and-coming artist to provide a song for the B-side. All of the singles come in gorgeous packaging and custom vinyl colors that often sell out within minutes of going on sale. To add to the coolness, digital downloads are available on the Famous Class Bandcamp page, and all of those sales go directly to the Ariel Panero Memorial Fund at VH1 Save the Music.

As I listened to "Nero..." again yesterday morning, the entire storyboard for this little video came into my head, so rapidly and with such detail that I had to grab a notebook to scribble down even a couple of words to describe each shot, fearing I would forget them. I asked the resident preteen, Miss Eleven, to star as the spooky lovestruck fangirl, got a few props together that were around the house, and we just DID IT, pretty much in order. I edited it down from about 8 minutes of raw footage, and here we are! A new thing inspired by a new thing, and that is so nice.

We hope you enjoy this tiny film, and thank you Tim Presley for making music that makes life better.

White Fence, "Nero (Has A Lot To Think About)"