Two of the creators of the 'Davis State of Mind' video drop by Davisville
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Alex Pacheco and Daniel Watts, whose “Davis State of Mind” spoof has made “middle class in the middle of nowhere” a local catchphrase this spring, talk about the video, why they made it, life in Davis, the reactions they’ve heard, and more on the latest episode of “Davisville.”
Pacheco and Watts graduate from the UC Davis School of Law this year. Their video, which parodies the Jay-Z song “Empire State of Mind” and is full of lively references to the law school, attracted more than 43,000 viewings so far. They posted it to YouTube on April 19.
Bill Buchanan is a journalist (newspapers, mostly). He moved to Davis after college, and started Davisville in the fall of 2008 to interview people about events, stories and situations in Davis. His guests to date include town leaders (elected and otherwise), musicians, businesspeople, a former Alcatraz convict, foster parents, students, media people--basically, anyone doing something interesting in Davis, especially if an interview has a good chance at presenting new information about the subject.