An introduction to our Kickstater project for Valhalla, a Nordic Rock Opera. Rock music + vikings = a match made in Valhalla! Check out the Kickstarter project at http://valhallarockopera.com.
So I’m making a new musical about vikings. Here’s the first concept.
This was a song my high school friends and I conceptualized back in the 90’s, our spoof of boy bands. We were the “Smoov Boyz”. On Wednesday I turned it into an actual song. On Thursday we made the video. If I were to redo the lyrics (to make them non-creepy), I wonder if this would have potential as an actual love song.
Don’t forget to love yourself this Valentines Day.
In which Teresa sells her soul to me, an agent of the devil (the role I was born to play).
I have to say I’m proud of this one. We really put our souls into it. Pun intended. Please help us reach our goal of 50 subscribers this week. Just click on the button in the corner of our video, and you’ve officially joined our fan club. We’ll have a new one every Friday.
Another song from our Halloween musical TAKE MY DEATH AWAY. We finished all of the location shots for this in less than one hour, because mommy insisted that Aspen couldn’t be late for gymnastics. Union rules …
Let’s hear it for 10 videos in 10 weeks! This one was our most challenging; first because it was freezing cold; second because our five-year-old daughter overhead that we’d be demolishing the snowman, which she vehemently protested a la Fern saving Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web. To make peace, I had to promise to leave the snowman better than I found it, which was no easy task, because the awful thing had devolved into a massive hunk of ice. Third, the guitar solo was too hard for me to present on video, so we did the only other logical thing: a dinosaur battle. Of course, our daughters insisted on their turns at roaring in front of the camera. Fourth, what with all the goings on this week, we didn’t even get to recording the music until late in the day on Saturday, so completing the video before our self-imposed deadline was a real push. But I’m proud to say that I applied the last touch at 11:59 PM. Thus we’ve upheld our record, which is what it’s all about. I mean, the deadline is our life line. I know from too much experience that if we miss one goal, we’ll set off a chain reaction of procrastination and justification until we’ve rationalized ourselves into oblivion.
As for the content, this one also comes from our Halloween musical TAKE MY DEATH AWAY, inspired by the guitar riffs of my friend Curtis Wiederhold. We’re actually singing the lines of four different characters, hence the contradiction of themes. Thus I chose to make the visuals equally nonsensical, because I’m of the strong opinion that, as demonstrated by the entertainment industry, logic has no place in either songwriting or music videos. Do you agree?
What better way to celebrate the new year than with stories of homicidal knights? I lost track of what number of music video we’re on, so I’ve stopped counting. Expect a new one every week! If you haven’t yet, please subscribe to our Youtube channel. You’ll be glad you did.
Merry Christmas! We’re giving away our new album to everyone who subscribes to our Youtube channel and leaves a comment on this video in the next 24 hours. Please spread the word! Thanks to my Brother Brian for helping out with this one and my brother Mike for giving me the idea.