John Sanborn, video
director; Carlota Schoolman, producer for The Kitchen; "Blue" Gene
Tyranny, keyboards; Robert Ashley, Jill Kroesen and David Van Tieghem, voices;
Peter Gordon, music producer; Jacqueline Humbert, costumes; Kit Fitzgerald,
video effects collaborator.
27 minutes, VHS, NTSC or PAL.
In Perfect Lives, Buddy teaches his secrets to a select few through a set of videotapes currently in the hands of Baby, an all-around spiritual seeker and wife of Rodney, the Bartender. These legendary tapes are documents of rare and impossible occasions at the piano ("...and how they do it no one knows"). If you can't play boogie-woogie after this half-hour, there's no hope.
The Lessons, variations on the theme song from Episode 3, "The Bank," introduces the four prinicipal characters in cameo performances. The video and music techniques unique to the seven-episode series are presented in four seven-minute portraits of 1) Isolde (Marie Isolde), 2) Raoul de Noget (No-Zhay), 3) Buddy (The World's Greatest Piano Player) and 4) The Captain of the Football Team (...his parents call him Donnie).
NTSC or PAL: $30.00
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