Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bob Schneider "40 Dogs" Video Premier

via The Independent Film Channel

Musician Bob Schneider and filmmaker Robert Rodriguez were two local legends destined to cross paths in Austin, the chilled-out city they love to call home. Naturally, when they finally did, a breezy, fast and loose music video was the result. For "40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet)," the first single off Schneider's latest album "Lovely Creatures," Rodriguez took a weekend off from his wild post-production schedules on "Predators" and "Machete," called up actress Kat Dennings ("Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," "Shorts") and took to the streets to film it.

Although reuniting the two on the phone proved more difficult -- I spoke to each of them separately when a conference call was thwarted -- thanks to the magic of editing, it's as if we were all there at the same time talking about how cool Austin is, how Schneider's music became Rodriguez's personal soundtrack on "Predators" and why Rodriguez would have to kill Schneider if they didn't work together on something.

Watch video here.