Lucy Butler Week Begins: Love is Blue!

Allow me to introduce you all to a week of devilry and debauchery (maybe not so much of the latter) in honour of Frank Black's most memorable nemesis, the Devil's liege herself, Lucy Butler. I am a huge admirer of that character and of the outstanding work that Sarah-Jane Redmond contributed to our beloved show and it is an honour to be spending a week in her nefarious company (Lucy that is, not Sarah-Jane of course.)

In time honoured tradition we kick off our week of themed Blog entries with the music video we know you have all been waiting for. Josef has crossed the abyss and braved the foul stench of Hades itself in order to assemble this infernal cinematic offering. Grab the Apple Spiced Pancakes folks, it's time for Lucy Butler!

Now I know I say this every week, and mean it, but this is undoubtedly Josef's finest work to date and I do hope you waited right to the end of the credits? You didn't? Time to view it again methinks. So here's hoping you will share you comments with Josef as always, every new video he makes brings a potential new Millennium fan to our attention so we value, highly, his contribution. If he doesn't deserve kudos for one of the most mesmerising video intros I have ever seen then I don't know who does frankly.

So, here's looking forward to a week of fun, competitions, an exclusive interview and more besides. Till then, well, love is blue isn't it?

  • To check out Josef's Myspace page and to hear some of his original music compositions click here!
  • To see details of a competition to win a signed photograph of Sarah-Jane as Lucy Butler, click here!

To listen to love is blue as you peruse our Blog this week use the 'Love Is Blue' cassette links that will feature on every 'Lucy Week' blog post. Just click the link and a new window will open which will play the tune. Oh, and keep looking over your shoulder in the process eh?

20 Responses to "Lucy Butler Week Begins: Love is Blue!"

Jósef Karl said... August 30, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Mark, very cool picture, with the eyes. Nice blog as always. But no "josef" tag, how dare you!
For a week; love is, indeed, blue.
- Jósef

Anonymous said... August 30, 2009 at 8:05 PM

This got under my skin and rubbed me the wrong way. Amazing and terrifying video.
Thank you.

Spooktalklaura said... August 31, 2009 at 4:13 AM

Wow, what a way to kick off Lucy Butler week. :) Very good job Josef and I loved your choice of music, very cool. :) I love Marilyn Manson! and of course who doesn't like Love is Blue! :) You do a great job Josef, you just keeps getting better and better. :) So, are all the guys in Iceland as cute and talented as you? haha :)

Graham Smith said... August 31, 2009 at 4:15 AM

Mark, you are spot on as usual, brilliant video Jósef! Perfect timing, imaginative introduction and the Easter egg at the very end is brilliant!

All hail the divine seductress that is Lucy Butler!

Methinks the best is yet to come!

Mark Ducker said... August 31, 2009 at 4:54 AM

Hmmmmm, no Josef tag indeed. Fell free to summon thy legion of demons old chap to dish out a punishment worthy of Lucy herself.

Thanks Nyakototo for your comments, we really appreciate them!

FoxyWonder said... August 31, 2009 at 6:33 AM

★☆WHOA!★☆ Absolutely banging. Oh I LOVE Lucy Butler. The beginning is so trippy, I watched it twice before I even carried on with the rest. This is the BEST video you have ever done.

Long live Video Man and long live Lucy. I ❤ Lucy!

David said... August 31, 2009 at 9:05 AM

Now that's what I call a damn good music video. Couldn't have picked a better subject. Sarah-Jane Redmond is absolutely beautiful and Lucy Butler is a creation any actress should be rightly proud of. All of Lucy's episodes were amongst the best the show produced. If you guys get your movie, and you damn well deserve it, I hope Sarah-Jane makes an appearance in the role she made her own.

A round of applause to Josef for such a well edited, thought out, conceptual little piece. Very, very clever.

RSWehman said... August 31, 2009 at 9:49 AM

WOW...this has to be the best video yet. Lucy Butler has to be the sexiest devil ever. Hope you didn't get burned in Hades, Josef. If you didn't go all the way, you certainly went far enough to be touched by SATAN!

My visions are telling me that the best is yet to come. How are you going to top yourself after this incredible video? I suppose it is a good thing that you don't have to worry about that. Each video you've created stirs an abundance of emotions.

Wonderfully creative and exceptional!

This is going to be a Love Is Blue kinda week. Awesome!

This Is Who We Are!!
Rhonda Wehman

Earthnut said... August 31, 2009 at 10:53 AM

This video is scarier then the episodes themselves. I agree with the Old Man:

"All hail the divine seductress that is Lucy Butler!

Methinks the best is yet to come!"

David said... August 31, 2009 at 11:02 AM

Thank you Josef,that made my day. Now that is the way to start Lucy Butler week.I have a feeling Love Is Blue will be playing over and over in my head.

BeerBelch said... August 31, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Awesome - a little dark viewing - but awesome. Keep them coming.

Lisa said... August 31, 2009 at 12:38 PM

That was ingenious! Unbelievable job "Josef"! The timing of the video with the nuances of the music was impeccable. All scenes were set to excellent sections of the song and I loved the part that was set to Frank searching the aisles at the grocery store. It definitely helped convey a "frenzied chase" feeling to the scene. Loved it and thanks for creating something that helps us see deeper into the Lucy Butler character!


Vampire said... August 31, 2009 at 12:40 PM

INCREDIBLE! Didn't think this campaign's Blog could get any better, it just has. You, Josef, have talent!

George said... August 31, 2009 at 1:16 PM

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Lucy is definitely my favourite Millennium Character. Sarah-Jane Redmond deserves all the praise and attention she gets for being such a wonderful actress.

Wonderfully put together, perfect timing and the after credits bit is genius. Give that man a cigar!


Jósef Karl said... August 31, 2009 at 1:53 PM

Oh...thanks for the comments, didn't think I would get so soon.

I was a little disappointed I couldn't just focus on A Room with No View, alas I ran out of clips I considered relevant for the music video. So it became a clip show, with everyone's favorite devil, Lucy Butler.

But I think it works well enough, I'm proud of the intro and the outro though, so it's not that bad.

And don't you know it, Mondays are blue, but because of her, the rest of the week is blue as well.

But I'm glad you think it's so awesome, it's always the creators that get cold feet or blue feet or whatever about their work...

ps: More comments are ALWAYS welcome :P

Cheers from Iceland!
- Jósef

crazyjane13 said... September 1, 2009 at 4:53 AM

Oh, very nice. Encapsulated Lucy quite wonderfully.

BlacksBabe said... September 1, 2009 at 4:54 AM

I love what your doing here BTFB, Lucy Butler week is genius. All power to Eth (Mark) for getting it together. You go from strength to strength. Keep it coming!

Robert Sharpe said... September 1, 2009 at 6:04 AM

This man has talent and it doesn't hurt that he is using the finest female talent from the whole franchise as a basis for this video. Sarah-Jane Redmond is one hell of an actress, achingly beautiful and this video has taken an icon and mader her even more iconic -- if that's possible. Well done to all concerned. Really enjoying this week.

Bayles said... September 2, 2009 at 7:46 AM

The best one yet Josef! That scene from Lamentation where Bletcher looks up the staircase to see Lucy's true nature is still the scariest thing I've seen on TV! Awesome job.

Wave_Crest said... December 5, 2009 at 11:29 AM

Oh that was very good. *applause*

Top marks!

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