The Taiko-Masala Japanese Drummers provide a fitting soundtrack for a new montage of video clips and still images created by John Thornton, an Ocean City resident from the south end of the island.
Thornton describes his work as "kind of a eulogy for 2012 and hope for better times in 2013."
The video features clips and the Japanese drummers' performance from Ocean City's First Night celebration on New Year's Eve.
Thornton is at work on the final segment of a series of films about Ocean City's recovery from Hurricane Sandy. He is a a teacher at the Art Institute of Philadelphia.