northwest

northwest

Michael Tomlinson, The Way Out West

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On a cloudy Northwest afternoon in August, my sweetheart, Patricia, and I drove out to the Snoqualmie River, at the edge of the Cascade Mountains, and filmed this song. We found a beautiful oasis of trees and grass next to the river and spent the early evening singing The Way Out West. Our little pooch, Bungee, yapped relentlessly for us to let her into the frame. The problem with that is that you end up with a little fuzzy dog appearing and disappearing with each take. So we banished her to the camping chair a few feet away and pretended while I was singing that we did not hear a constant barking rebuke from the pooch. That evening we drove back to Seattle in a light rain, the top still down, in my ol' Malibu, with my girl all wrapped up in blankets and my jacket and cozied up against me. There was a lot of love in the car that day. Thanks to Terry O'Brien for additional footage.