Here is a photo journal of Parousia’s trip to Dallas, Texas in September of 1984 to shoot and do some production work on the new video for our song “Keep Running.” Patt couldn’t make the trip with us, so we shot his scenes, and some others, back in Buffalo, but we shot most of the “Keep Running” video footage in Dallas, using equipment from the Warner Brothers public access cable television studio, in off hours when it wasn’t booked by others.
Gerry Cannizzaro scripted out the story boards for us and acted as Director, more or less, and Gregg Filippone was our technical engineer, manning the equipment and doing the post production work.
‘TEXAS OR BUST’
I remember loading up Nicole’s old car with so much stuff, then squeezing us all in, so that the car was almost touching the ground and the wheels were almost scraping the wheel wells. It is a miracle we ever made it there and back. We had a couple problems along the way, as you can see in the pictures, but we are so lucky that’s all we had.
Mark Zirnheld and Paula wish Parousia much needed luck and bid us adieu!
Bob, Garth and Nicole getting ready to hit the road.
Robert, Nicole and Garth loading ridiculous amounts of crap into an old car, wanting to get on the road and out of the city before the sun comes up and traffic hits.
Garth Huels and Robert Stuart Lowden at a rest stop in Kentucky. The locals didn’t seem too pleased with us being there.
The big city. We didn’t have cool looking mirrored buildings like this in Buffalo…
Dallas, Texas, we have arrived to crazy traffic.
Gregg Filippone welcomes us into his house with open arms… which we proceed to trash somewhat, judging by this picture. Sorry.
Gregg openly expresses his love for Parousia. His gal pal probably silently agrees.
Silliness ensues with Gregg’s roommate Jim.
Playing in Gregg’s audio studio. Bob and Dale (another esteemed member of the North Buffalo Crew) fishing through Gregg’s music while Garth and Nicole tinker on the piano.
Hey look, besides visiting Gregg Filippone, our old friend from Buffalo Mike Holcomb lives here in Dallas too! How cool is that?
Garth checking in at the unemployment office in Dallas. This was before phone check-ins. What do they have now, virtual check-in? There’s an app for that?
Nicole and Garth just hangin’ out at the plaza.
Gerry North Cannizzaro, the driving force behind this ambitious project, meticulously going over the video production plan.
Nicole doing what it takes to maintain those awesome good looks.
Wha-a-a? Morning already? Where am I?
Nicole Ashley, Garth Huels and Robert Stuart Lowden getting all gussied up for their video shoot at the Dallas Marriott Hotel
Ger says, “No work on an empty stomach, let’s order room service…” (not at these prices, yikes!)
Hmmm, this will make a great opening shot…
Continue shooting this video, or… ?
Garth and Nicole hangin’ out at the TV studio (Warner Bros.)
Bob Lowden surrounded by state of the art video equipment (hey, this was 1984, remember?) at Warner Bros. public access studio
Gregg Filippone at the helm of mission control, in the cockpit of central command, assuming the captain’s chair of the bridge of the USS Keep Running…
Many confusing & tiring hours of editing…
Well deserved unwinding at the big post-production party
And now for the long & winding road back to Buffalo, NY
The trip wouldn’t be complete without a little more car trouble, this time in Tennessee! Yeehaa!
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