Click! Cable TV is proud to salute local military families by teaming up with The Doobie Brothers to offer the music video from their new hit song, “Far From Home, on video-on-demand. The video features a special introduction taped exclusively for Joint Base Lewis-McCord and Tacoma area residents. The song, written to describe, from a parent’s perspective, the bittersweet moment when a son or daughter leaves home for the first time, also features real scenes of military families reuniting.
“We held a contest where we invited people to send in their home videos that portrayed the tune and the winners had their clips and photos featured in our video,” said The Doobie Brothers founder and vocalist Pat Simmons. “Some of the most effective videos were those of military families,” he added. “Their separation being a very contemporary subject, we realized then that the song addressed a broader audience. It wasn’t just about our kids going away to school or leaving home. It was as much about other families’ experiences, particularly the military.”
Click! Cable TV is the only cable TV system in the country to offer the music video to its customers with a special personalized open that can be accessed on Click! Cable TV via channel 700 (VOD) > Doobie Bros. Salute.
“I’m a fan of The Doobie Brothers and appreciative of their long-standing commitment to military families,” said Mitch Robinson, marketing and business operations manager for Click! “When the video was released, it seemed like a perfect fit for our area.”
The Doobie Brothers began singing together in the early 1970’s. Like the nation that spawned the many musical styles they’ve adopted, the Doobie Brothers’ deepest traditions are change, growth, striving and an abiding faith in the future. Visit www.doobiebros.com
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