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Published on Jan 1, 2012

so...
i did this video recently that stars a friend of mine in his fifties called robert timberlake...
he works the nightshift in casinos out in the desert.
he's got a lot of attitude...and only a fool would dare fuck with this man...
but he's a sweetheart to me..real kind and generous with his time...a good guy..
and i loved filming him for this song...
i thought it would be an interesting experiment to have an older person in the frame...
in many ways i approached this clip in the way the video was made for the young madonna in her song 'cherish'
in that bland boring video she's being sexy in the water,so it fascinated me to put an older person in that position,and twist it a little.
i think the outcome looks very cool....i can feel the gritty glamour of quentin tarantino..fred flintstone... tony soprano...three things i really love.

the song itself explores the connection between rock n roll and the fashion world..
many musicians hate that idea,but like it or not,those two worlds are joined at the hips...
you've only got to look down through the decades to know it's true...
duke ellington...billie holiday...sinatra...elvis...little richard...the who...the stones...kinks...bowie...punk rock....tamla motown..
even the folk artists like leonard cohen had good style[his father was a haberdasher]...
and bob dylan too..as scruffy as he was,that man has definite style...dylan knows that style is not only surface deep...
good and bad style is something that rises to the surface,but it emanates from deep down.... from the way we think.

don't get me wrong,no one hates style over substance more than me,
but style can give substance a good frame to save it from becoming invisible...
most musicians who don't get their head around this,usually live and die in their bedrooms.
...and that's a shame...many of them like to think they're 'image free'...but even a tomato has an image.


i wrote this song with my friend kenny potter... one of my oldest friends in edinburgh...i've known him for 34 years...
he plays every weekend of his life in working mens clubs in scotland to keep his musical chops up,
you can tell by his excellent guitar playing that he was very influenced by 1970's funk..great players like niles rogers[ that stylish guitar player/producer from *chic*].

dear reader...i'd like to take this chance to wish you the very best for 2012..loads of fun..and good good things...
so much is still possible... both good and bad.

always ...
mary of the wilderness.

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