Ghosts and Ballyhoo book trailer
The official Ghosts and Ballyhoo book trailer, created by Rick Glasby.
Rick combined three bass pieces that Scott Thunes recorded for me. Very seamless job.
The maxims are from the chapter titled “Lessons Learned” in Ghosts. Interestingly enough, Steven Menasche did the same thing for the Ghosts and Ballyhoo album. He used the chapter subtitles as song titles.
My first publicist took my money and then told me that I had to create my own campaign, which would be a pitch to radio stations and publications. The pitch had to be a list of talking points. I tried twice and then in desperation sent in the chapter subtitles from “Lessons Learned.”
The publicist rejected them because they were just “hackneyed clichés.”
I did not know that “Recognize the pig” and “Lost lemurs should keep moving” were clichés. At any rate, they’re in the official book trailer.
Enjoy the photo of my mother in 1958, which I’ve placed under the video. Since she didn’t get to see the book trailer, I decided to tie her to it in perpetuity.
Look at you, Mom, all sassy and rebellious. I had no idea that you invented the duck-lips pose for girls.