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- Posted on Jan 18th 2010 2:00PM by Linda Laban
"The director, Beckles, he kinda took the song's first line, which is 'Don't buy dope from the man who you don't know,' and spun it out from there," Islands Nick Diamonds tells Spinner. "The song is set up like a list of things that you should or shouldn't do. Instructions, like an authoritative voice unleashed upon a young person." Clearly, the tripped-out character that Cera plays ignored rule number one. "Here's this kid who does what he's not supposed to do. We follow him with his bad decision-making."
Diamonds appears in the video as some guiding godlike figure and gives the distressed Cera a hug. "The come down's hard but he gets a big hug," he says. Wasn't Cera worried that a drug themed video might harm his career? "It's not explicitly LSD," Diamonds reassures. "He could have had an allergic reaction to prescription Adderall."
Three years ago, Diamonds became friends with Cera after the pair did a show together, and both are big fans of Beckles' 'TV Carnage'. "It seemed like the perfect trifecta of what would be a fun time," Diamonds says. "Sometimes video shoots can be a drag. Those two people, I really enjoy their presence. I wanted to cultivate a good time. It's like when you do drugs, a good set up makes for a good trip."