Monthly Archives: October 2010

WiP: Video for The Kaiju – Insert Shots

I spent the morning filming various insert shots for the video of The Kaiju. There’s another day of principal filming to do (on some sunny weekend, with the help of my lovely assistant) and another set of inserts waiting on … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the Web, Video, Work In Progress | Leave a comment

Jingle Bells – The Puppini Sisters

One of the things I love about Xmas songs is hearing them in new ways. “Jingle Bells” has been done to death, and it’s difficult to do as anything but a soulless obligation. So it’s keen when a group like … Continue reading

Posted in Frivolity, Inspiration/Research | Leave a comment

The Slosh – Another Crazy Dance

On my way to get a new DSL modem I popped in a CD of tunes off of Wanda Jackson Rockabilly Party, a comp of female rock and country music that I dl’d a few months ago and hadn’t had … Continue reading

Posted in Frivolity | Leave a comment

The Kaiju – Remix

The original release of “The Kaiju” was a tragically unbalanced mix. I’ve remixed it; pumping the vocals, bringing the jangly rhythm uke down, and generally making it so that it can be listened to in safety and comfort by most … Continue reading

Posted in News, Songs | Leave a comment

WiP: Traditional Uke-abilly Xmas EP

“Traditional Uke-abilly Xmas” is scheduled for a December 1st release. It will contain a few traditional holiday songs, arranged for ukulele, mandolin and keyboard. I’m currently working on the first song, a bluesy version of “We Three Kings”. The music … Continue reading

Posted in News, Work In Progress | Leave a comment

Eric Burdon and The Animals – “House of the Rising Sun”

The version of “House of the Rising Sun” recorded by Eric Burdon and The Animals is one of the most famous ever recorded of the song, to the extent that they are believed to have written it by many casual … Continue reading

Posted in Frivolity, Inspiration/Research | Leave a comment

The Kaiju

Why waste your time learning to dance like mashed potatoes? That doesn’t even make any sense; they’re mashed, they can’t move under their own volition. Wouldn’t you rather crush cities beneath your monstrous feet as you munch on rail cars? … Continue reading

Posted in News, Songs | Leave a comment