Direct mp4 download or play:  Sniveling – Part 1

Part 1

Direct mp4 download or play:  Sniveling – Part 2

Part 2

This is something really dumb and I’ve probably said it before, but this performance may convince you that I must be out of my mind. There is a more sane explanation, however. As you may know I rarely perform with Negativland, and other members of the group were always trying to figure out how to have my “presence” on stage, even though I wasn’t actually there. Since a lot of what Negativland is about, (TV, radio, movies, mass media in general) what better way than to have my face appear on TV screens. After some thought, I came up with the idea of video taping myself and giving the tape to the group to use as they please during live performances. In this video, I was to appear to have some sort of a problem on camera, but not making it clear what could be wrong.
I decided on the name “sniveling” for a couple of reasons. First of all, I like the sound of the word “sniveling.” Secondly, I think some of things I do on the video may fit the definition of sniveling. In order to attract the attention of the audience I tried to keep continuously moving my head. One thing that seems odd is that I appear to be smiling or enjoying myself, when in fact maybe I should have been grimacing more or in general look more angry and distressed. To be honest, since I am considered to be a recluse or curmudgeon, I don’t even recall if the band actually used this video in a performance. Maybe someone could clear that up. Enjoy, have a laugh!