Flood Page, “Tranquility” Big Island Style
In 2009 Encinitas resident and guitarist Tim Flood embarked on a vision quest to the Big Island of Hawaii. There Tim met my father Brant Page and spent a few days helping out on the coffee farm I grew up on. Brant encouraged Tim to connect with me upon his return to California. At the time I had recently moved to Encinitas and thanks to my pop, Tim and I met up and we quickly became good friends.
This video has been years in the making. In fact, I started filming for it a decade before I ever met Tim. In 2000 after I finished high school, I gathered up all the money I saved from videotaping weddings and shooting photos of Hilton Luau guests and spent it on a Sony VX2000 DV camcorder. It was my favorite toy and it went everywhere with me including a couple dozen strenuous Big Island hikes and camp-outs.
I’ve always been amazed by how beautiful our world is and when she shows her magnificence I feel the need to capture it. At the time I didn’t know what I’d be using it for, but I was going far out of my way to capture it. Tim tells me, “You were receiving the download.” Yes, “the download”!
The timing was perfect for shooting this performance, I had just finished constructing the largest didgeridoo I’ve made to date. Eight feet long with a bell a foot wide, plays in the key of C. Spring bloom was in effect and Tim’s Encinitas backyard had nasturtium flowers blooming all around a small wood deck, a perfect colorful stage.
We both feel it’s fitting to have our music paired with the beauty of the Big Island as our first music video. It brings the Flood Page story full circle.