Exactly two years ago right this minute, I was sitting on Justin Sellers’ couch fighting a strong urge to either pass out or throw up or both.
In less than three hours, we were supposed to premiere No Name Losers in downtown Wilmington and I was a complete wreck. I was convinced that we had a bunch of our friends and family showing up to a placed called Club Diesel to see a giant piece of shit movie that we spent the last year of our lives making and no one was going to like it. So we did what any respectable men would do in the face of adversity: we took Bluto’s advice and started pounding PBR tall boys as soon as we got to the venue.
Everything that could go wrong, did. A hard drive failed, a cable was missing, the DVD player wasn’t outputting sound; you name it, it didn’t work right. Everything finally fell into place right before we were supposed to start the movie and I don’t know if it was the nerves or if it was the fact that I had only gotten about 12 hours of sleep that entire week, but I was pretty much hammered by the time the opening sequence began. From that point on, everything went off pretty much perfect and it turned into one of the best nights of my life. People seemed to like the movie and we went on to have an extremely large time for the rest of the evening.
Two years later, the movie has been played over 13,000 times online. I know this is a really low number when you compare it to the Leprechaun in Alabama or the video of the 7-year-old car thief, but to us, it’s f__king crazy. Thanks so much to whoever has watched it or bought a DVD. I still really hope you don’t think it sucks.
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“Two-Year Anniversary” Playlist
- The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “S/T”
- Black Lips – “Arabia Mountain”
- Baroness – “Blue Record”
- M83 – “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming”
- Rwake – “Lift”