It’s June 17, 2009. I’ve spent the last 6 hours packing the last bits of my apartment in Palo Alto (well, East if you want to be particular) with JJ, Amer, Anshuman and Wasiff. It’s been the best night of my life in California- hanging with some of the most amazing people in NorCal I know. Tushar’s already abroad.
I’m leaving California for Pakistan on a one-way flight.
But Mike’s not done yet- we’ve got our ritual drive up and down Skyline Drive ahead of us- despite me being dead tired. 5.40 am, he shows up, yanks me out of bed while the other overqualified movers sleep away. My flight leaves at noon. This is enough time to drive down Skyline in Mike’s Nissan 350Z. The video starts at a Shell gas station on El Camino, from which the route is traced in Google Maps from, to Alice’s restaurant in Woodside, then back to 1717 Woodland Ave in East Palo Alto.
I’ve put the video’s work on pause right now because I intended to mix video and stop motion. My DV camera has stopped exporting to the laptop, so this is as far as I got with the stop motion alone. The track is what was almost on repeat the whole time- LCD Soundsystem’s “Get Innocuous” remixed by Soulwax.