There are geniuses, and then there are people like Todd Rohal. Todd's brain is not like yours or mine, as evidenced by his visual take on the Ola Podrida song "Lost and Found." To quote my friend Randy, "How does someone get from that song to that video?" Exactly. Or take this reaction from Barlow Jacobs:
"I do not have the words... I.... I... That music video... That video... Part of me wants to give Todd a plastic trophy. Another part of me wants to beat him up. But more than anything I want to sit Todd down and sincerely tell him about the birds and the bees, because after watching that video it is obvious that someone forgot to teach him that life lesson. Honestly though, maybe we are all the better for that lost lesson. That video will cure things- a lot of things.
I am floored."
***By the way, Barlow and Zack Godshall's heartbreaking LOW AND BEHOLD has just won Best Narrative Feature at three consecutive film festivals (Rome International, Sidewalk, New Orleans). Attention distributors: are you guys trying to beat out Warner Brothers for the coveted title of Most Idiotic Distributor of the Year? Take your collective heads out of your asses and somebody buy this movie!***
As for the video, I am floored too, and I continue to be floored. I've watched it several dozen times since this weekend, and I can't get enough of it. For those of you who don't know, Ivan Dimitrov is featured in Todd's award-winning feature debut, THE GUATEMALAN HANDSHAKE, which is another film that distributors need to pick up. Nobody's going to watch anything in theaters these days anyway, so why not take a chance on works that have actual imagination and purpose. What is wrong with you people?!
But enough about that. Let's get back to the task at hand. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you what might very well be my favorite music video ever, Ola Podrida's "Lost and Found." Watch it right now at Gorilla vs. Bear, though I'm sure it will be popping up on sites all over the internet just in time for CMJ.
Better yet, watch it right here...