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John Raymond Barker

John Raymond Barker

Actor-Singer-Writer-Director. Recent Guest Star on Law & Order: SVU.

The Year They Stopped Giving Toys – Official Music Video

I’ve been excited about creating a music video for this song from my 2018 album, Our First Christmas Together, ever since I got the idea to craft the song as if I had access to GarageBand during my obsession with John Williams’s score for Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi as a little kid. The song is based on true events of when my parents suddenly stopped giving me toys for Christmas. Photographic evidence of different moments in the song came into my possession this past year. I include them in the video as well as animation of myself as a kid built off actual photos mixed  with an epic story world I remixed from the AI app DREAM by WOMBO. Starting points for the art were generated by entering each lyric from the song as well as coming up with some of my own interesting prompts (you may notice that the bad guys and their space ships abstractly resemble a recent ex-President),


The video is available on FacebookInstagram, and YouTube

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