by Gabe Valdez
The music video for Railroad Earth’s “Chasin’ a Rainbow” is a great one. Full disclosure: it’s co-directed by a friend of mine, Stephen Gifford (the other director is Rick Sebeck) from Philadelphia production studio Pretty Damn Sweet.
This means two things: 1) I get to be amused by his posts about an airline losing camera equipment that is pretty vital to his continued sanity (a helpful airline employee found it the next day); and 2) I get the notice when this remarkable music video goes up.
We follow a number of children working in the coal mines – there are nuances of steampunk here – when one comes across a bit of magic that gives them a potential escape.
I don’t think it’s just about being a kid, though. It’s about those dreams we thought we’d one day achieve and the muck and mire that so easily detour us. It’s a great video, and I’ll freely admit to tearing up at the end. Go watch it!
(Users in most countries will have to click through to YouTube – copyright and all. It’s worth it.)