This was one of the highlights of the RESFEST shorts program, and you can also see it on the DVD that comes with the September/October issue of RES magazine. (Do you subscribe? You really should.) Technically, "What Goes Up Must Come Down" is really more of a short film disguised as a music video — or maybe it’s the other way around — but it’s so good who really cares?
Director Adam Smith is best-know for his stylish and funny promo clips for The Streets and Goldie Lookin’ Chain (most of which you can watch from Smith’s Flatnose George website). Here, he takes a look at London’s underbelly from the viewpoint of a West Indian cabbie and the freaky fares he picks up in the course of one late night. Music and Lyrics are by actor Charlie Creed-Miles (you may know him from Nil by Mouth) who also plays all the passengers. The rhymes are quiet clever but the backing track is actually really, really good — Mike Skinner watch out.