So I had the TV on this morning and this video came on. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Desecration Smile”. I’d never seen it before.
The first thing I noticed about the video was its location. Walking distance from the pad, down in Sunken City. Our backyard. I’m guessing this was shot just after the New Year; we had lots of boats off Point Fermin immediately following Mario Danelo’s death. As a matter of fact, I can vividly remember having these two thoughts one chilly evening this January while taking in the beauty of the illuminated vessels on the ocean. Who knows. Maybe it was the same night.
The second thing I noticed was that it was shot in one continuous take, nice and loose, which fits the song beautifully.
I wonder if Flea stepped in any of Vive’s unnoticed business that night…