Smarter than Yeast – “On the Night Train”

According to David Syring, “The night train — a metaphor for where we are during the global crisis of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. This video offers a visual and musical metaphor for the sense that we are all immersed in this together as a global society, and we don’t know where the train is going.”

Band name: Smarter than Yeast
Vocals: David Syring & Hella Wartman
Wah guitar: Chris Handsone
Trumpets, guitars, bass: David Syring

Made as part of the 2020 Homegrown Music Video Showcase in Duluth using the resources of the Participatory Media Lab at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Video footage drawn from the VideoBlocks database of stock footage used under license through the University of Minnesota. Quoth David Syring: “Thanks to all of the videographers who have been documenting life before, during, and I hope soon to be after the coronavirus crisis.”

1 Comment

Helmut Flaag

about 8 months ago

I guess it's a cliche that was so obvious it never really earned its wings. But I always thought/suspected 2020 would offer us a clarity of vision as to leave our heads spinning. Turned out I was more right than I could've imagined.

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