Check out the “official video” for “Gary,” from our 2016 album, Crooked House!
Deepest thanks to Steve Williams, Peyton Fore, and Lindsay Coffey, who filmed this video as a group-project for a class they were taking at OSUIT Okmulgee. It was a last-minute production. Their original plans (involving a young couple and a pop-song) had fallen through, with only days before the deadline.
I was a little squeamish about being the only band-member in the video, but we weren’t all available on such short-notice, and Steve and his team were enthusiastic about shooting me solo. So… Continue reading
An oldie from “The Ballad of Shorty Long.” I know, I know! Alright? I know already. I know… Continue reading
What goes into recording an album in your house? Well, here’s how we do it.
On Saturday 10/5/13, we moved all of our gear into Ryan’s house, taking over every available space for the purposes of recording our second album (Crooked House). The plan was to cut 13 tracks over the following handful of days, and that’s what we’ve been doing. We just finished up tonight’s session on Monday, 10/7, and we have two songs left to record. So, everything’s going according to plan, heh heh heh (rubs fingertips together).
Here’s a whirlwind tour of our recording setup — awkwardly hosted by Ryan, and barely filmed by Eric, both of whom probably should have known better than to attempt anything involving video. (Sorry about the camera turning sideways. Eric didn’t know you shouldn’t do that with an iPad while filming.) And the Academy Awards for Best Host of A YouTube Video and Best iPad Cinematography go to…!
Finally, an entire song caught on video! Thanks to our friend Samantha, who recorded this on her phone.
Last night’s show was great! I wish we had more to share, but it’s not like we’re a “real” band with a professional videographer following us around and documenting our every banal utterance. Oh, if only!
In the meantime, watch what we DO have — this 1-minute clip of one of our newer songs, “We Fall!”
Here’s what I built in the garage last week:
Slides + psychedelics = Vidibot 3000! Eric is demonstrating how the graphics respond to his playing… Continue reading