Archive for the ‘Music Videos’ Category

Man In Gray Re-Union Hall

March 17, 2010

Man In Gray blew the ass off Union Hall in Park Slope recently. They reunited for Bryan Bruchman’s Birthday after a long hiatus. Reunion’s are fun. Now if we can only convince The Smiths of that.

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Calvin Johnson & The Sons Of The Soil

March 17, 2010

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Calvin Johnson has always been a huge proponent of community ideals. With K Records, he’s supported and incubated many talented groups in and around his geographical haunt of Olympia, Washington. He’s best known for his staunchly independent ideals, but it’s his fostering and enabling of all that cross his path, that make his influence expand beyond his own music. This pro-community vibe has never seemed more present than it does in his current outing with The Sons Of Soil that is comprised of a K all-star list. Jason Anderson, Kyle Field of Little Wings, and Adam Forkner of Yume Bitsu fill out the Sons line-up. He’s not only part of the music scene he’s had such an impact on, that music scene is now represented in his band. The idea behind this record came from Jason Anderson and Khaela Maricich of The Blow. They wondered what it would be like to assemble a group to play Calvin’s best songs from over the years. The result doesn’t sound like a greatest hits record but more like a collection of old friends knocking around some off-center standards after a night around the campfire. The S.O.S. deftly morph from the jukebox go-go of “Lies Goodbye,” to the café spoken word of “Cattle Call Pt. 1”, from the raw attack of “Tummy Hop,” to the light folk-rock of “Love Travels Faster,” and the indie-funk of “Banana Meltdown.” The Sons Of The Soil version of “Sand” is the most enjoyable re-working of classic Calvin. All these tracks offer something new that make lack that special quality in the character of the originals, but the vibe of friends playing music together comes through in ways that haven’t been present since the days of Beat Happening.

Originally published in Impose Magazine.

James Of The Woods

March 17, 2010

James Of The Woods is the band Brother Jim Wood is using to get his songwriting gems out there these days.  I caught the full-band debut of this project recently and was uber-impressed.  Jim’s just a damn good songwriter.  We joke about how Jim writes about 1 song every 10 years, but each one is so great.  Find him on www.myspace.com/jamesofthewoods and try to make him play more shows!

I made a Music Video for EL JEZEL

April 24, 2009

Me and Paul Rondeau made a music video for the best band ever,  known as El Jezel.

We make Music Videos for cheap if you know anyone who wants to be glorified on Youtube with our High Def skills.

Here’s alink to a better quality

version that takes

a while to load.