I was in a Frames video once. Myself and McMuck had interviewed Glen Hansard the previous week for college radio, and went for a pint in the bar afterwards.
A capital fellow, old Glen. It's fashionable and very, very Irish to slag him off but he was a gentleman. Shameless name dropping out of the way, as we parted he invited us to be part of the video for their single 'God Bless Mom.'
They were filming the following week upstairs in the International Bar, so myself and McMuck took our stools an hour or two shy of it for a couple of crafty eye openers. We rang my friend Stef.
"Here, want to be in a music video?"
"Meant to be going down the country but yeah, fuck it."
It wasn't a very interesting day, we just sat lotus-like on the floor while the song played over and over and over again.
At roughly 5pm we legged it. They were only half way through filming but the early morning pints had put a want on us. We put it down for a loss.
Only last week did it occur to me to check out the video on YouTube. It's in there, and you can see McMuck a couple of times, but I'm just a vague shadow beside him.
(I had posted the video here but, after checking back in at my work desk, it suddenly morphed into some Eminem wank. I've removed it.)
Last night I returned to that room for the first time since. Hasn't changed a bit. The comedy mish-mash was on and that's exactly what it was. Some good, some bad but definitely worth a fiver of a Tuesday night. And I didn't have to sit through a United victory.