I think we are both ‘flow state prophetic people’ … and we’re both mixed media – what i like most in what you do is your ability to enter the inner state – to follow the ‘zone’. that matters to me more than form. when that’s in place – the form begins to look after itself…Donna Matthews, (Klang, ex-Elastica)
Portal. I like it. Make more videos.Damien Walter
7 May 2022
Sam Lou Talbot’s unreleas song “Stuffed Animal” is due to feature in a film currently being directed by Argentine radical filmmaker, Raúl Perrone. She also duets on another scene w/ Also Known as Ariel. The film, currently untitled, is likely to be screened in autumn/winter, 2022.
Lyrics: Waiting on the road / Willing my soul... (repeat)
Alibi A man drove by on a desert road He stopped 15 metres in front of me I breathed in quite deeply Looked right on behind me But there was nobody there to help me There was nobody there to help me The man he got out I saw what his face was about He held his hand out And said: “Lovely thing Where are you going On this fine evening?” And I looked to the stars for help. And I prayed that I would get out alive. And the road it is longer than all of my dreams But I hang on for deliverance ‘cos I know what it means To give up on your precious dreams and your life and what it means When you’re looking in the rear-view mirror waiting patiently for something to happen For something to happen For something to happen For something to happen For something to happen For something to happen For something to happen For something to happen For something to happen And I know that I’ll get out alive And I’ll scream for a thousand years And I’ll wait for an alibi To come and allay and I’ll hold down all my tears And I’ll wait for an earthquake to come and tear me apart ‘cos I know that I’m waiting for love to come And open me up Open me up Open me up Open me up Open me up Open, open me up Open, open, open, open, open, open me up. And the blue of the California sky It was calling me so high I can’t see my reflection In the rear-view mirror I have changed my face my clothes my hair No none recognised me by my silent stare And I’ll wait for no man no more And I follow the highway I don’t know where it’s gonna lead But I’m crying for no one and nothing and I’m crying for no man, no man, no man, no man (moaning), no man, no man, no man, no man, (chant louder), no man, no man, no man, I’m crying for no man, no man, no man, no man, no man, no man, no man, no man (soft outro).
High Water Sleigh bells sing My heart rings My mobile phone sings With notifications Random bleeps Somebody cares for me In their sleep, in their sleep I work home alone The snow it falls I wish I had walked All around the world They say that when your time has come there are Certain things you wish you’d have done before I guess I’m ready to be loved again But high water is swallowing me Me, me, me O’ row, by home O’ roam, by home
Nursery Rhymes She sold her soul To the first bidder. She said she was The original sinner. They all looked at her like She was bad. And then the man in the front he Put his hand up And this he said. I will take, I will take the bad girl. I will make her in to a good girl. I will teach her how to spell. I will read her nursery rhymes. Nursery rhymes, nursery rhymes, nursery rhymes. I was ready for the man to take me home. To tell me something about his mobile phone. He could teach me how to use it in my sleep. So I could call for help if I need. Hey, you are ready to know me lover, then hold up your arms and row your boat, I don't wanna to know why you can't be. Hey - hey - hey - Hey - hey - hey -
Lyrics Do you see the starts when you look up to Mars? Do you see the way that I couldn't be your love? Do you know the names of the constellations? Do you feel the temperature when I come in the room? Do you want to let it all go? As if we never knew, That there's a side of us that needs one another. And darling, I'm waiting for you. And you lose everybody you know, 'Cos you can't let yourself love And you're holding the best of yourself, For an imaginary figure you've yet to meet. And I know that I've been a sinner. And I take it back I wish I'd been better. But darling if you'd let me in. I'll promise to begin. 'Cos it's the way, the way you love, And it's only gonna breathe Won't you hear me? When I hold you body? And I don't even know, How to love anybody but you, I've been around the block a thousand times, And all I want is you. So won't you hear me out? When I tell you what love's all about. Won't you hear me out, Come on hold my dreaming without a doubt. Come on hold my dreaming without a doubt. I will love you till the end of the Earth, And I will love you to the days they do, I will always always be here Darling, do you hear? I will always, I will always be true, 'Cos darling, I love you. I will always, always be true, 'Cos my darling, my darling, I love you.
Dust God, hold your hand now I’m trying to see you I’m calling for rescue Will you come over tonight? I’m hiding a fortune Underneath the staircase If you tell me your secrets, I’ll share it Love where are you going? Where were you when I needed you? (Bridge) I saw the stars They were right above me (Chorus) And all the world has turned to dust When we open our eyes And all the world Is turning to dust when we open our eyes And all the world is turning To dust Is turning To dust Is turning to dust Is turning to dust
An improvised single-take from an unmade album called Songs in Homage of Dead, White Men for Matt Lamb, a mad Aussie who used to walk down escalators, and make me laugh. Demo recorded on a handheld TASCAM in 2016. Filmed on location in QEFP, Scotland, 2020. Video footage by Adriana Minu, edited by Sam Lou Talbot.