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My Own Way – Official Video

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverge in a wood, and I
Took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

– Robert Frost “The Road Not Taken”


This is not a song about being a rebel. It’s about celebrating the unique imprint given to us upon our creation instead of trying to change it to look like everyone else’s. If you follow the crowd, you’ll never leave any new footprints. That’s the vision we tried to capture in the video.


Are We More Than Animals?

A few weeks ago when my director and I were location scouting for the “My Own Way” video near Venice Beach, we were walking over a canal and saw a bunch of ducks – the kind with the green heads. A group of them were picking on one of the ducks that looked different. It was a dirty white color and didn’t have the green head. They would peck at the back of his neck repeatedly, pin him to the ground, and tear out his feathers. We tried to scare them away and get in between them and the injured duck, but they would keep circling around. The different one would try to half run/fly away, but the group of green heads would always get him cornered, and the pecking and beating would resume.

I was bothered by this not only because I like animals and hate seeing any of them suffer, but it also felt too much like I was watching people. Bullying, hate crimes, gangs, cliques, whatever. I got the same feeling watching the ducks as I get when I see video footage on the news of some crime done by humans. These are ducks with brains that can’t be more than an inch in diameter, yet if aliens were observing, would they be able to tell a difference in behavior between humans and ducks? Continue Reading…