Known for introducing themselves to journalists as Calvin Harris and for claiming that they were born in Trinidad and Tobago, Flight Facilities are both hilarious and artistically brilliant.
Their creativity knows no bounds. In their most recent single featuring the beautiful Emma Louise, the Aussies sample audio from a 1959 Rod Sterling interview on 60-minutes.
Sterling, who was producer and narrator of “The Twilight Zone” was receiving criticism that his work was too commercial. His insightful response addresses a question that all artists (writers, musicians, film directors) must answer.
“I presume Herb means that inherently you cannot be commercial and artistic. You cannot be commercial and quality. You cannot be commercial concurrent with have a preoccupation with the level of storytelling that you want to achieve. And this I have to reject. I think you can be, I don’t think calling something commercial tags it with a kind of an odious suggestion that it stinks, that it’s something raunchy to be ashamed of. I don’t think if you say commercial means to be publicly acceptable, what’s wrong with that. The essence of my argument, Mike, is that as long as you are not ashamed of anything you write if you’re a writer, as long as you’re not ashamed of anything you perform if you’re an actor, and I’m not ashamed of doing a television series.”