It was a rainy night in February when we took over a few rooms at the Ohio House in Chicago to shoot the “Sister Ray Charles” video.
Our original plan to film at the Tokyo Hotel (by all accounts, a wonderfully seedy place to set the action) fell through, and we had to scramble to find another suitable location at the last minute. Billy called in some of his Second City pals (including Greg Hollimon from Strangers With Candy), our old friend Roper was there to help shoot video, and Noah Ginex brought Fernando to the party. The rest of us then had about 8 hours to kill while the grown-ups filmed in the other room. Did we mention that it was Kevin’s birthday and his present was a bottle of Jameson? Photos by BT
It was tough sitting on these photos, since a good time was had by all, but we didn’t want to give away too much of the video (y’know, puppets, prostitution, swingin’ cops, etc.) And luckily we made some friends over at Google during SXSW and they were nice enough to debut the video for us last week.