Here's Jared's description of Inside This World of Mine:
The band shot the music video for the single in two very wintery locations, the first being a Ice Museum in Chena, Alaska, with additional footage shot on top of an actual ice glacier. Bristol Palin, “Dancing With The Stars” contestant and the daughter of former governor of Alaska and Vice President Candidate Sarah Palin, makes a cameo within the video portraying the role of “Mother Nature.” The video world-premiered on E! and has been featured on Entertainment Tonight, NY Daily News, Examiner, The Huffington Post and many Hollywood gossip outlets.
Here's a video on the making of Inside This World of Mine:
And here's the final product:
II. A couple of local blogs, Alaska WTF and Immoral Minority, are covering the breaking story that Todd Palin may somehow have either been drawn up in the FBI's Operation Cross Country - their nationwide drive which aims to rescue young girls from sex trafficking - or was a client of some of the massage practitioners caught up in the stings in Alaska. According to the e-mail I got on this the other day:
My sources reveal that a massage therapist and computer technologist, Shailey Tripp, of Wasilla, AK had an affair with Todd Palin that lead to her arrest March of 2010. According to the tenants in the building of her offices, they saw Todd come and go often and heard noises that sounded like some one was having sex. It was the same tenants who called the police on her.I don't know Shailey. She did ask to be my friend on facebook sometime last year. And I know people who know her. One thing irks me, though, about comments to this story at IM, and to stories like this - stories that people think reflect negatively on Wasilla - is the way people who have never been in the local area negatively characterize all of us here collectively.
Out of those interviewed , most wanted their names to remain anonomous [sic] and some indicated that other reporters and news crews were asking the same questions as recently as Nov. 2010.
The most important aspect is that it appears Todd had many massage therapists he visited all over the Anchorage area and out in the Wasilla areas. He apparently would visit these ladies and pay them for sexual favors. As of yet this has not been verified.
So is this information true? The only person who can validate that so far is the woman who was arrested, Shailey Tripp, as far as we can tell. We have not been able to contact her to verify any of this information but our search has lead [sic] to her possible whereabouts in Wasilla, Alaska.
That irks me, but I'm also irked when people characterize sex workers so negatively. Authorities should be checking these parlors for people who are forced to work at them, or who are under age, or who are undocumented aliens. Aside from issues like that - work place quality issues - the sex industry should be as legal here as it is in Nevada. If Todd needs to hire somebody to satisfy him because Sarah can't, that should basically be an issue between the two of them.
This comment, made at Immoral Minority this morning, deserves a reprint:
I have been a good friend of Shailey's for years and all of you should be ashamed of yourselves. She is a wonderful person and none of you have any idea what you are talking about. You don't know the whole story yet you are not only judging her harshly you are making up crazy conspiracy theories. Sounds like some of you need to get a life.Todd could consider visiting someone like Stormy Daniels. She's certainly more interesting, more humane, than Sarah: