We’ve a special video premiere and Song of the Day from Lewis & Clarke, the nom-de-plume of Lou Rogai (for those wondering the name has got nothing to do with explorers but rather the fellowship and correspondence between C. S. Lewis and Arthur C.Clarke). It’s special for a number of reasons but I suppose top of that list is that I’ve loved his music for a while now and it’s always an honour to premiere a video from an artist you respect. The song Two Trees is taken from his third and latest album Trumvirate and the video features his son Julian. Lou explains more about the song in his own words below.
The child reading the story is my son Julian, who was in the first grade at the time of recording. He came home from school with a reader called The Oak Tree and the Fir Tree. It was weird because this idea had been on my mind a lot. Trees must be pliable and bend in order to weather a storm. Even if a tree has the appearance of being stout, if it’s brittle on the inside it will snap. I was thinking about this a lot and it was coming up a lot in I-Ching readings, and there are several lyrical references to this on the record. I recorded him reading to me without him realizing it, of course.
The footage I shot even earlier, when Julian and Miriam were in Kindergarten. They have been very close friends, since birth…and they know the trails of Mt. Minsi well. They are both now in 4th grade, still great friends and in the school string orchestra together.
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