Dave and Fenton direct bizarre new video
Today, Dave Matthews enters the pantheon of such musical luminaries as Bob Dylan, David Byrne, and Barbra Streisand with his first foray into filmmaking. With DMB lighting director Fenton Williams, Matthews directed the new video for his solo track "Eh Hee," on which Dave plays all the instruments.
The strange video appears to have been shot in one take and features the former Miller's bartender sitting in a barber's chair being painted with clown makeup, having an apple shoved in his mouth, and being smacked upside the head with a raw egg– complete with an interpretive modern dance. After sharpening his acting chops in TV's House and on the big screen in Where the Red Fern Grows and Because of Winn-Dixie, Matthews chews plenty of scenery in his four-and-a-half minute performance, contorting his face and thrashing in a manner that recalls One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest more than Under the Table and Dreaming.
The clip is available as a free download from the iTunes Music Store until Tuesday, September 11.