Johnathan Rice – Meet The Mother (Official Music Video)
Johnathan Rice releases the perfect music video just in time for Halloween, stock piled with tons of silly costumes making for a spooky goodtime. Just remember to make sure to Meet the mother before you kiss the bride.
I had a conversation one night with Bill Murray about love, marriage, and all the weirdness in between. At one point, he said “you’ve got to meet the mother.” I thought about the phrase for years, and then I added the part about kissing the bride. It felt like it belonged in a song – a tagline similar to “You don’t miss your water till your well runs dry.” “Meet The Mother” is my attempt at writing something funny, which makes it a bit of an outlier in my catalogue.
Recorded by Tony Berg featuring myself live on electric guitar with Jason Boesel on drums, we fleshed out “Meet The Mother” a fair bit. Mike Viola stopped by one day to sing backup and play bass and suggested we pare the song back, all the way down to it’s bare essentials, like a Suicide record. That’s what you’re hearing now and forever, till death do us part.
I wanted to make the “Meet The Mother” video with Lili Hayes. Lili and her son Kevin, who directed the piece, have one of my favorite mother/son relationships, which is well documented on the Internet. It was great to be mothered by her for a day or two.
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