I Was Zapped By The Lucky Super Rainbow Video

George's Notes

"September 28th, 2008. That was the day we shot the video I Was Zapped By The Lucky Super Rainbow for the Flaming Lips. We had to work quickly on the video for it’s anticipated release, just before post production for the Flaming Lips feature film Christmas on Mars. As we were working on the final render for the music video, an odd thing happened. A strange sound began to come from our neighbor’s garage.

It grew louder very quickly and started to sound like a turbine grinding out of control. Oddly, whatever was generating the sound seemed to be affecting us directly. The power in our office began to flicker. We worked fast to shut down our systems until finally the sound reached a deafening peak and went silent. Everything was quiet. After booting our computers back up we discovered that the hard drive containing the music video had become Zapped itself! We never even find out what was creating that horrible sound.

After weeks of failed data rescue attempts. We came across an obscure hard drive freezing technique. Exhausted, we laid the tired drive into a deep freezer and waited. As we waited more projects came in, and over time we forgot about our frozen drive.

On September 15th, 2010, while Tate was looking for an Amy’s Burrito in our deep freezer, he pulled out what he thought to be a tasty vegetarian delight. To his surprise, it was our Zapped little drive! After much rejoicing we worked quickly to retrieve the lost music video.

Now, after three long years, the music video is here. Sadly, the drive did not survive the data rescuing process. It was laid to rest at the St.Francis of Assisi Memorial Graveyard for Static Drives. The service was on a Tuesday."

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