Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Fun Spring Day

Our songwriter friend Tracy and her husband Eric called one spring morning several years ago with an interesting proposal - "Y'all wanna be in a country music video?" The video was for Cajun artists Jo El Sonnier and Eddy Raven and the song was Fais Do Do. Well, yes was our immediate response. She gave us the timetable and said "why don't y'all come up this evening?" This sounded funny coming from Tracy because she is from Canada and she ends sentences with "A". "It's gonna be a lot of fun, A?"
Anyhow we loaded up the car and headed to Nashville with all due speed. We spent the night in their apartment, ate grilled burgers and played Monopoly into the wee hours of morning.
Eric was Jo-El's manager at the time and he had to be at the shoot early so we rolled out of bed before the sun came up and headed out of town to an old Cajun Seafood Restaurant on the outside of Nashville. I don't recall the name but it was in an old service station and they served seafood that was well worth the drive.
When we arrived around 9 a.m. the isolated restaurant was abuzz with camera crews, production staff, photographers, and gawkers.
Soon Jo El Sonnier and Eddie Raven showed up and the filming started. The production staff brought in an old wooden john boat and filled it full of boiled corn, new potatoes, and crawfish. The cameramen filmed the feast for inclusion in the video. I took one photo of Jilda with Tracy and they had crawfish shells up past their ankles and smiles on their faces.
When the video was edited down, there was a split second of me on screen, but Jilda, who is more photogenic was on screen a lot more. All in all it was a very fun day. We got to spend the day doing something we'd never done before. Jo-El Sonnier is a delightful person and was very kind to us that day.
We got to hang out with dear friends, country music stars, and as a bonus, we also got to eat a boatload of seafood. What better way to spend a beautiful spring day?
Link to Yahoo page showing video http://music.yahoo.com/ar-262248-videos--Eddy-Raven


  1. Anonymous12:47 PM

    Please tell me the name of the video i would really love to see it.

  2. The Video is Fais do do the link to Yahoo video is http://music.yahoo.com/ar-262248-videos--Eddy-Raven
    Copy this and put it into your browser window then select Fais do do from that screen to see the video.


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