from the album “Clothe Yourself in Righteousness”
by Jon Watts
When we were filming the scene in the hut for the music video, Tom Clement and I had some down time with Max Carter and, having asked him to prepare a brief lecture on the history of Quakerism for the video, decided to let him run once through the whole thing.
What’s amazing about what follows is that Max did this without flinching, as Tom and I were moving around the room trying to get everything ready for filming the music video.
As I looked back over the footage, I realized that there is simply no online resource as concise and comprehensive as the (less than) five minute talk Max had just given. I went to work with the visuals, and would say, humbly, that the result is as good as the music video (some might say better!)
As the tenth anniversary to 9/11 came and went, I found myself reflecting on the past ten years… especially our reaction to being attacked and the results of that reaction.
I found myself reflecting on my elder, Tom Fox, who joined the Christian Peacemaker teams to try to heal some of the damage we were doing in Iraq. And I found myself mulling over the song that I wrote about Tom’s subsequent abduction and death.
What resulted was very unexpected. I am working full tilt on a new album (due for release in 2 weeks… yikes!) and certainly did not have the spare time. But of course I had to listen, and be faithful to the call. Take a look:
For the past three months I have been touring on an Xtracycle Radish. Every week for ten weeks, I recorded and uploaded a vlog. Now, for the first time, each of those vlogs is combined into one window. You can watch all the way through or find the most interesting episodes, all from here!
Xtracycle Radish Tour
For the past three months I have been touring on an Xtracycle Radish. From Richmond to Boston and then on to Buffalo, NY, I ended up riding about 1,000 miles with all of my gear, which turned out to be about 120 Lbs. (!)
Click here to find out how I fit all of
that equipment onto my bike.
Two Wheel Tour Vlog
For ten weeks, I recorded and uploaded a vlog every week, which included footage from my performances and from the ride… and revealed some of the secrets of how I made my trip happen!
Now, for the first time, all of that footage is combined into one window. You can watch all the way through or find the most interesting episodes, all from this page!
The Quaker Youtube video sensation, Dance Party Erupts During Quaker Meeting for Worship.
TODAY I AM RELEASING MY FIRST EVER MUSIC VIDEO!
Sorry for the “all-caps,” but I have to express my excitement. This has been a long time in the making and I only get to release my first music video once!
Plus… it is really good! I promise. We filmed it in April at Pendle Hill with many familiar resident faces. The concept of the shoot was “Meeting for Worship turns dance party” and it came out so well! …thanks to filmmaker Ben Schilling, his helper Allie and all those who graciously came to worship, dance and be filmed.
So, without further ado… watch this!
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