Valley-based musician, author and actor Danbert Nobacon has teamed up with 2014 Liberty Bell High School graduate Kira Wood Cramer on a newly released music video, “Autonomic Stress (Extreme Fire Normal 2018).” The video, based on a song in Nobacon’s 2017 album “From Stardust to Darwinstuff” with the Axis of Dissent, was filmed around Twisp and other Pacific Northwest locations. See the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbRf-R54gpk.
Cramer will appear with Nobacon on an upcoming tour that includes several stops in Washington and Oregon in October. They will be at Copper Glance in Winthrop, along with Anna Dooley, on Oct. 25. For complete information, visit https://danbertnobacon.com.
Nobacon was an active member of the British punk rock band Chumbawamba from 1982 to 2004. He continues to release solo albums and authored the novel “3 Dead Princes.”
Nobacon said in an email that he was in four local theater productions with Cramer over the years. “It turns out that she shares the same eccentric weird performance gene as me (even rare among performers). Kira had never sung in a band type situation before, but now after a year of learning by doing, we have become co-conspirators, aka performing partners in crime.”
In notes for the video on YouTube, Nobacon said that “I have lived in the Twisp River Valley for the last 11 years, and coming from England I didn’t really have a clue what a wildfire was. The new ‘normal’ means that during four out of the last five years there have been wildfires, measurably amped up by global warming … The smoke from these fires and other neighboring fires in other years has reached hazardous levels for days on end. Newer scientific studies, with more up to date information suggest that this new ‘normal’ is only the start of far worse to come. This film shows some of these local effects and hints at the wider area making up the 10 states of the American West which are now burning every fire season with frightening regularity and increasing ferocity.”
Filming was done by Nobacon, Stella Gunnip Hunter, Carson Gunnip Hunter and Laura Gunnip.