The Sandfighter ??a music video for Brooklyn’s Falcon

I’m pleased to announce the release of “The Sandfighter” music video, created for Brooklyn-based Falcon. Interestingly, I began this project as an 8-year-old in 1980 using a Super 8 camera and a cast of neighborhood friends (including my brother, Falcon and Longwave guitarist Shannon Ferguson) culled from the suburban cul-de-sacs of Santa Rosa, CA. Returning to the footage nearly 30 years later, I was surprised to find so many depictions of stylized, if cartoonish, violence. Toy guns are ubiquitous in this clip, which has a prevailing “Lord of the Flies” meets “Tom & Jerry” vibe (replete with a military-style execution and obligatory “cowboy and Indian” standoff). That said, I found that many of the nostalgic images complemented the wistful tone of the track and its exploration of erstwhile promise. With that, I present, The Sandfighter…

By Daedalus Howell

Daedalus Howell is the author, most recently, of the novel "Quantum Deadline" and the writer-director of the recently released feature film "Pill Head." He is the editor of The North Bay Bohemian and The Pacific Sun.

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