Official Video for Five of a Kind, from the album Separation Anxiety.
Directed, filmed and edited by Ian Scott McCullough, Annotation Films.
A note on the content:
We wrote and filmed this last fall, before the tragic shootings in Connecticut. Now it’s tough to go forward with releasing this video, but we’re doing it because the message is still true and positive.
The point of having kids playing a graphic game of “Cowboys & Indians” was to unsettle the viewer. Many deep-seeded divisions in our society still exist – in fact are getting worse – and the root of the problem is rarely addressed due to our complacence that “it’s getting better.” True, we elected a black president. And many now support gay marriage. But there is much more to do, and this video is intended to rattle us out of consciously and subconsciously passing down messages of intolerance.
We apologize if the imagery is painful for those whose lives have been shattered by senseless violence. We hope the positive message will win out, and this video will compel more people to “cut the strings” and cross the proverbial river each day.
We are all Mutts.