In March I finally made a trip I’ve been wanting to take for YEARS. Go to Yellowknife, NWT, in March and see what this Snow Castle on the frozen lake is all about. (Yes, there is a full on castle that normal size people, and a lot of them, can attend for all sorts of screenings, music, and performance shows.) So I packed every single layer of clothing I own, and headed North. Way North. Now, I’d also been a fan of Grey Gritt for a few years as well, using their song “Nickels & Dimes” for The Dangers of Online Dating trailer. So we made a video. And here it is.
“Local Smoke” by Grey Gritt
March 2015, Yellowknife, NWT
Directed, shot & edited by: Brianne Nord-Stewart
And The Edge YK, a Yellowknife local paper, wrote a dandy article about the video and Grey which you can read HERE or scratch the surface here:
“Local Smoke, Greyson Gritt’s song and new video, speaks volumes about the artist behind the blues licks and the finger-flipping lyrics.
“If you listen to the song, she’s this, she’s that, she’s doing this, and she’s doing that, and it’s like f*** off already, she’s burning this town down and there’s nothing you can do about it,” says Gritt.
Written as part of Carmen Braden’s Local Smoke Musical Exhibition, a nod to last year’s devastating forest fire season, Gritt says the song was a way of dealing with trash-talkers.
“It’s about inner strength, but it’s also an homage to the badass ladies in my life, because sometimes I think we’re not badass enough. We should be more true to our nature.””
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