Director Statement: My idea of a digital story took the form of a music video. “Waitin’ Till the Cows Come Home” was a song Sister DJ’s Radio Band recorded at Scott Woolard’s Barrell House Sound, rather spontaneously, in 2004. Then, in 2008, Lorna Boschman filmed our band at a couple of venues. This film was buried amongst some files for several years, and Lorna managed to unearth it after extensive searching. I wanted to show this archival footage, to preserve the happy memories of when our band was together.
I am grateful to Lorna for the camera and editing work, and to Sebnem Ozpeta, for getting this project started at the Art of Digital Storytelling workshop. I knew I wanted to share this little-known song, but didn’t know how to go about making it watchable. Thanks also to the principals of the film and/or the song: Ivy (the toddler), Barry, Judith, Quentin, Dave, Eddie, Brian and Patty.
1 thought on “Jill Mandrake’s Waitin’ Till the Cows Come Home”
You have new fans: I play the piece for the sheep. They danced and pranced and clapped enthusiastically.