Pink Elephant's Graveyard

Pink Elephant’s Graveyard

The Pink Elephant's Graveyard is where we store all cultural artifacts documenting that which is uniquely K.

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

A documentary about Michael Griffen, a musician from Bellingham, Washington who played in Behead the Prophet, No Lord Shall Live, among so many other creative pursuits. An inspiring look at a life lived to the fullest.

This was directed by Jordan Rain (also of Behead the Prophet) and Peter Rand. Jordan writes this about Michael and the above film:

“Some of you knew Michael from the hardcore band we were in together from 1994-’98 called Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live.  Others may have known Michael through his noise band Noggin, through some of the community projects he did at the Show Off Gallery when it was around,  such as the the NoiseFest (14 hours of straight noise-improv music), or just simply a man in this world who looked a little quirky but whom was quiet, intelligent, kind and certainly interesting.  Anyhow, before he passed on Peter and I made this documentary on him named after a Noggin song title (improv’d as well), perhaps one of the first, of which he and the other half of Noggin, Eric Ostrowski, would make up before unleashing their unique style of musical improv-noise.  Michael was a musical hero to me and someone who embodied integrity, individuality, kindness, and one who would welcome anyone into the field of creative expression at the drop of a hat.  Some of you have seen this, but many have not.  In however far this reaches, it was my goal to shed some light on Michael, who would never have asked for it, but who I think deserves that light as as someone who made a positive contribution to this world.  Hopefully that translates in this documentary.”