Off Camera is hosted by photographer/director Sam Jones, who created the show out of his passion for the long form conversational interview, and as a way to share his conversations with a myriad of artists, actors, musicians, directors, skateboarders, photographers, and writers that pique his interest. Because the best conversations happen Off Camera.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
Off Camera with Sam Jones - What I Mean to Say Is Goodbye - Netflix
What I Mean To Say Is Goodbye is a 2005 album by Tom Brosseau and features a cast of notable Los Angeles, California musicians. It was produced by Sam Jones (I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco, Off Camera with Sam Jones, Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued).
Off Camera with Sam Jones - Album insight - Netflix
When the album was released, “West of Town” received much attention from KEXP host John Richards, which eventually lead to Brosseau's appearance on The Mid Day Show with Cheryl Waters. The composition, “Grafton”, which appears on this album, was originally on North Dakota under the slightly different title, “Grafton, ND”. The photo of the black cat wrapped around Brosseau's shoulders was taken on a whim by Sam Jones and not intended to be part of the album, but later it became the front cover. Since the cat was present throughout the entire recording of What I Mean To Say Is Goodbye including him on the front cover seemed a very fitting idea. In an experpt from the album's liner notes, Brosseau explains: “The cat would come in the studio and keep me company. He would pussyfoot around the cables and cords, maybe sidle up against my leg and then fall down on my feet. I'd say, 'Jackie, go on.' Jackie would look up at me and his purr would get a little louder, but he would not leave.” The title of the album was taken from a song of the same name, “What I Mean To Say Is Goodbye”, which was later cut during the sequencing process and remains unreleased. Design and layout for What I Mean To Say Is Goodbye was created by Grammy-award winning designer, Peter Buchanan-Smith, and features original artwork, liner notes, and a short story by Tom Brosseau.