Quite recently I was asked by a one Nick Diamonds to do a video for his band “Islands.”
Quite recently I was asked by a one Nick Diamonds to do a video for his band “Islands.” Apparently he had seen my feature releases under the TV CARNAGE moniker and regaled me with stories of how the collection had “saved his life” and how the DVDs had become a beckon of hope for his creative endeavors.
Next thing I knew he was in my office overlooking Central Park. A cassette in his artistic digits. He plopped it into my Harm Kard (no homo) and I was immediately intrigued. The song “No You Don’t” was brilliant but frankly I stopped listening half way through, I was too busy fixating on this human before me. Nick Diamonds, with his diamond-studded caped. Nick Diamonds, talented, handsome, blathering on and on; pouring out his heart and soul right onto my glass-topped desk (which rests atop these two fantastic faux Corinthian pillars.) Jesus.
“Ok kid. You want a video, you got one.” I walked over to my floor to ceiling window, still overlooking Central Park. That’s where I do my best thinking.
“Shit” I said to me. I knew whom to call. Mikey. Michael Cera. He owed me one or a dozen (I had lost count at that point) and I was willing to cash one in for this blubbering tear stained artist flooding my desk in saline.
I picked up the phone. I sped dialed. M.C. answered. I told him about the song and this kid named Nick Diamonds. He told me about a word named “No”
“FUCK” I screamed to me.
So, not to be thwarted by snooty H-Wood types, we loaded up the van and went looking for the perfect Michael Cera look-alike. You know what? We found him, God bless, in Hudson New York. A young, Brett La Favier was mincing down Allen St. We approached him explained the situation and he smiled and simply said “Fuck off”.
So we made the video with a robot. Nick Diamonds is a genus songwriter, showman and quite an electrical robotic engineer man.
The rest, my friends is ourstory.
STREET CARNAGE/TV CARNAGE and ISLANDS is proud to present the video for “No You Don’t” starring Nick Diamonds and an android that looks quite a bit like Michael Cera. Directed by Pinky Carnage.
D.P. The man-boy genius, Tony Stone of Heathen Films
XO PINKY CARNAGE