Last night’s show at The Factory was fun and though the crowd was small, NYMMT managed to make a little money for their upcoming production, “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”. Thanks to Joey T., Heidi Welch, Anja Ward, Dave Ostrowski, Jillian Harlow, Kevin Pelletier and Tom Holmes representing The Fitted Shirt, Jamie Feinberg and everyone who came out to hang.
Next up, we’ve got an acoustic show for Not Your Grandma’s Craft Fair on November 12 at the McDonough Elementary School. We’re teaming up again with NYMMT (Joey T., Kevin Kimball, Jamie Feinberg, etc.) and The Fitted Shirt to provide a soundtrack for folks checking out vendors such as Inkprint Letterpress. Come out and support your local craftspeople!
Lastly, the latest from Wicked Sick Films! is now up on the YouTubes. You can catch it on the big screen, along with films by Banded Light Pictures and Wax Idiotical Films on November 17 at the Red River Theater in Concord. I’ll post more details when I am better informed, but you should follow WSF, BLP, or WIF on the Facebook for the most up-to-date info on their film screenings.
May your power be restored soon if that’s still a thing. Have a great week!
Tuna Fish Discrepancy has more videos than albums. Crazy. Todd Lajoie directed videos for “Mortimer the Dentist” and “Pericles” while Jim Baclagon directed “Vampires”. We’re busy working on balancing out the audio/synchronization discrepancy – a live album is very close to completion, another live recording from October 9th is just about ready, and, of course, a full band studio release is on the horizon.
In the meantime you can check out Webhat where you can find the last pre-band TFD release Old Haunts. Most of the songs are rather old, and some of the songs will sound like they were recorded by a teenager. They were. Some songs are newer, such as the title track, there’s an insincere love song on there, and a reworking of “We Are All Filled With The Bloodjuice”, reflect a more mature approach to the recording process. Dan ADHESIVESLIPPER McDermott pieced the songs into a cohesive album, even fitting the low-fi ballad “Mortimer the Dentist” nicely into place.
Last up on the to-do list, I will be performing at The Jam Factory’s first step into experimental music, Pastiche with the LeVautour Ensemble and The Attic Bits. It is going to be a night to remember.
P.S. Here’s the “Vampires” video by Jim Baclagon. Thanks, Jim!
I think it’s safe to say that this was a great weekend. Saturday we shot the “Pericles” video and it couldn’t have gone better. Well, maybe if there were less injuries it would have been better, but one must sacrifice for one’s art. The shoot started at 8:30 am, the band, Todd, Ben, and Lauren all stumbling sleepily into my parents’ kitchen. As we went over the storyboards, Ben and Lauren began to realize what they had gotten themselves into.
The shoot went very smoothly, with everyone working together, contributing ideas, and really making this a memorable experience. I can’t tell you how happy and thankful for Ben and Lauren’s enthusiasm I am, both being talented actors and terrific people in general. It’s good to have great friends.
After the shoot, we all went our separate ways, the band collecting themselves for our show that night at Milly’s Tavern, Todd to work his magic on the footage, and Lauren and Ben to do whatever Laurens and Bens do, probably with a mixture of pride and shame for what they had done.
By the end of our show, Todd had finished editing. We met him in a gas station parking lot at 2am to watch the finished product. It was kind of amazing, standing there, watching the laptop sitting on the hood of Tim’s truck, wondering how a silly little song I wrote in high school turned into a professional recording (thanks to the talented engineer, Bryan Atterberry) and amazing music video. There’s definitely a lot to be thankful for.
Pass the banana,
Feels like I’ve been doing this a lot lately. At least this time it’s not just me! We’ve got a band! We’ve got actors! Pericles is going to have quite the visual accompaniment. I should be going straight to bed right now, as it’s going to be a long day tomorrow. But I have to eat my toast and hummus and type this first.
We’ll be shooting all day, and hopefully taking lots of pictures to plaster all over facebook while Todd masterfully edits this thing together the way only he can. This dude is going to be famous one day. Talent and passion sometimes do that to a career.
After the shoot, we’ll take a couple hours to collect ourselves, then take the stage at Milly’s Tavern with Chris Emery and The Juice. Overtired is probably the best way to play a show. Let’s get weird.
We are set to shoot the music video for “Pericles” this coming Saturday (Oct. 9), but our two leads have dropped out! Does anyone want to be in a music video? We need a man and a woman who aren’t shy about being… close to one another. 18+ please. Email email@example.com if you are interested and we’ll give you the scoop.
Thank you everyone!
P.S. You can listen to Pericles on the home page of this blog.
The video for “Mortimer The Dentist” is up! Todd and I had a great time putting this thing together, and he did an amazing job editing it into awesomerness. I can’t say enough how lucky I am to have such talented friends who also happen to appreciate and perpetuate my weirdness.
A word of warning: this video contains explicit language and lots of fake blood. I have to mention this because I teach a lot of kids and they like to find me on the internet to see what I am up to. Well, kids, this is it. If you’re going to watch this, make sure to talk to your parents first… or just don’t let them find out.
Well, that’s about it. Watch, laugh, enjoy.