I suppose it's a case of artisticand the bit about the "freeway running through the yard" in Reseda is just as accurate as the "all the vampires, girrl through the Valley, move west down Ventura Boulevard. Ride on.
At the time this album came out — and for several years prior — he owned a home in nearby Encino, which was torched by an arsonist in and later rebuilt. She's the girl — now a full-grown woman — who appeared in the video clip for the track, and she's been found by Marc Tyler Nobleman, the same video-girl sleuth who recently tracked down Sherrie from Steve Perry's solo hit "Oh Sherrie. While traveling to that location gifl day, Devon Jenkin — as she was known back then — was involved in a fender bender.
It's freeway-close, but there is no freeway going through anyone's yard there. Hey baby, you're a free girl now Yeah baby, you're a free girl now Yeah, well all right Honey, put your sugar down Dazzle, dazzle the moon above Lay your victim down No longer will you be a slave No longer no you have to crawl No longer will you suffer No longer will you stall One day you'll live for a reason One day you'll be gone, no more When you walk from the table No longer, will you bow down Hey baby, you're a free girl now Hey baby, you're a free girl now You gotta check out.
Tom should know better.
This and the fact that the song and the clip are mostly set in the San Fernando Valley frer hit home for me, since I grew up in the Valley and at one time was extremely into skateboarding. In fact, when I was in junior high, I broke my leg at Skatercrossthen a skateboard park in Reseda.
She told Nobleman it "allowed me the respectful opportunity to speak to hundreds of kids from all walks of life about believing in their dreams, trusting their life has a greater purpose that's worth the painful work to get there, and how to use fitness as a tool gilr their success with skateboarding in particular as an outlet for their frustrations. Much of glrl "Free Fallin'" video was shot on Ventura Boulevard, including scenes at a hot dog stand located at the intersection of Beverly Glen and Ventura, near the classic Casa de Cadillac building.
Speaking of Reseda, as much as I love "Free Fallin'," there's something that's always bugged me about it. Now a mother of two who lives in Colorado and works as a ski conditioning coach, Kidd is proud of her work in the video.