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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ray McKinnon stars in new Drive-By Truckers video

Posted By on Wed, May 19, 2010 at 10:49 AM



Little Rock's Ray McKinnon stars in the video for "This Fucking Job," off the Drive-By Truckers new album "The Big To-Do." He and "That Evening Sun" director Scott Teems co-directed.

Watch as McKinnon's fall from middle class functionary to fast food scrub to jean vest wearing criminal in a little more than four minutes.

There's also another version, with, depending on your perspective, a less bleak ending.

Here's what McKinnon had to say about the collaboration on the DBT's website.

"A friend turned me on the DBT's over a decade ago. I went mad for what they were doing. Not long after someone turned them on to my film, THE ACCOUNTANT, of which they claim to still like. And so, we were mutually admiring without knowing each other. Eventually that changed and I have had their music in three of my succeeding films including THAT EVENING SUN which I produced. Patterson particularly, has become a good friend and when I was approached to be a part of the collaboration in the making of the video, I could not refuse. They have all been such champions of my films so more than anything, I (and Scott Teems) wanted to do something that they would dig... Drunk or sober. They seem to like it. The video shoot was a fair amount of shooting from the hip. We were making some crucial decisions on the fly. Damned exhilarating, it was. But nervy too. Lunch was brought in but I couldn't get "Burger World" out of my mind after seeing the video cop enjoy his burger so much after shooting me (or arresting me). So that's where I went. A last meal of sorts. A damn fine burger, too."

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