SPIRAL STAIRS - Spiral approached me to make a music video for each of the songs on his new album, Doris & The Daggers but I didn't have the time and he didn't have the budget. I was especially moved, however, by one song on the album which was dedicated to his recently deceased drummer. It reminded me of the formidable time I spent as guitarist in the band and the emotional mini-reunion which took place at the drummer's memorial. The video was more of a personal exorcism than a professional project - I didn't even tell Spiral I was working on it - but the end result (collaged from album art I also designed) became both a loving tribute and a beautiful marketing tool for the album. I received many messages after that it brought people to tears. I can't think of a higher compliment than that.