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Never Weaken -- Anymore

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Uploaded on Feb 29, 2008

Two words: Harold Lloyd. Go find his movies and laugh your ass off. Harold Lloyd was the smart go getter to Buster Keaton's stone faced loser and Chaplin's tramp character. Though less remembered today, he actually did more films than Keaton or Chaplin.

Another Human Effects film that will have your jaw hanging open, this 1921 three-reel film gives a capsule look at (probably) Culver City CA -- If you can take your eyes off of Harold hanging off of the girders of a skyscraper in progress.

If you can look away, you'll see the local traffic and gridlock, the trolleys running, and the changing skyline as more high rises were being built.

The music, "Anymore" is a simple ode to the determination that comes when you give yourself to faith. Without anything left to go on, there is a certain grace and strength to simply holding up your head and putting yourself into the hand of a greater power. To trust not blindly but with all you have.

Making that leap of faith without knowing what's under your feet.

This was recorded with Mike Williams on drums, Tedd simply had him playing as if it was a somewhat heavier song than we performed with "Street Legal". Later, Tedd added the Voyager and GR-20 and mixed it down. Then we sent the finished song to Mike, who had no idea it was going to be getting all that work!

To find out if Harold's less than willing leap of faith was successful, you'll need to go to the Internet Archive and pull up "Never Weaken". The movie runs a bit less than 30 minutes, and is a howl, start to finish.

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