Friday, 11 July 2008
As you can imagine when we do get a bit of free time off from rowing there's not much to do up here. Unless you're a keen rambler or into herding cows then the mountains don't offer to much in the way of entertainment, so for the most part you have to provide your own. This year someone has got a little creative after discovering they have an ability to direct movies. So with a hand held camera and some clever editing of a famous nineties song, the entire team has been cajoled into taking part in what will probably be there first and last stint at film production. The theme is a copy of the Pet Shop boys "Go West" topically converted to "Go East" with the actual video, to go alongside the music, being along the lines of "Show me the way to Amarillo", except with a certain amount of butch camp air to it. In fact I think it's one of those things that you'll likely live to regret at some stage. If anyone of us were to go into politics I think we would have a short time of it until this came out. As if grown men prancing around in lycra for our living isn't enough we have to go and make a video parading around Austrian mountain paths miming to the pet shops boys. I can't say for sure when the release date will be but no doubt a pirate copy will find it's way on to You Tube in the near future.