Eleven years ago, five years ago, playing The New World. Also, the video.

True story. Our band Pepito began in San Francisco, California on a Thanksgiving day in 1999, with a brand new Blueberry iMac, a cracked copy of Reason and a then four year old copy of SoundEdit16. That night, we had dinner at the Indian Oven in the Lower Haight. I was 26 years old.

Ana and I played our last show as Pepito on November 16 in 2005 at La Casa Encendida in Madrid, Spain. Here is footage of us performing our last song – recorded, I believe by Celeste Carrasco:

Our last line: “The New World is a tense, it never goes away.”

Here is a video of those concert visuals, dubbed with the album audio track:

This music video is downloadable.

Finally, some production notes for the video from our now shuttered web site, courtesy of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine:

Made with an iSight camera, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Macromedia Flash, GCam, a Canon Powershot still camera, a shower, paper, pencils and plenty of time. Filmed on location in our apartment in Madrid, Spain and El Buen Retiro. The “wad-of-paper” effect used after the lyric “waiting for a name” was shamelessly lifted from Charles Stone’s 1992 video for the Black Sheep. The still images of Super NES glitches in the final section were extracted from Johny Rogers’ collection of NES glitches at Archive.org.

I will try to find and post them all in the coming months.