This video played before the Meetup, which means you can now call him David Lemieuxviestar; laugh if you want, but you’ve never been on a movie screen. As always, DL is adorable, or at least the Canadian version, ehdorable. If that is his home, I approve of his tasteful furnishings. (I’m also fairly certain he’s wearing makeup, but it’s not a video for YouTube; you kinda have to.)
Shipping notices for the Complete July ’78 have already gone out, and the box set shall arrive in Enthusiasts’ mailboxes in a day or two, and then a day or two after that, it will magically appear on my computer. Perhaps that is one of the new functions that I haven’t explored.
Observant viewers will note that the clip is only four minutes long; usually by four minutes into a video, DL is only halfway through talking about the woodland creatures within his view. He doesn’t mention the Dead until a dozen minutes have gone by in one of them. But here, David is on his best behavior and really bearing down, although if you look into his eyes, you can see pain.
TotD now presents The Pre-production Phone Call For This Video As Heard From David Lemieuxlevariations’ Side Of The Conversation:
“We’re on the same page: short and to the point and enthusiastic.”
“Not unless I see one, no.”
“Hey, man: if I see a bird, then I talk about the bird.”
“Because people need to know about the bird, that’s why.”
And so on.