Five Years - A David Bowie Cover

We finally finished our most recent video tribute to David Bowie. Believe me, I will probably do more - I am a huge fan of David Bowie! This time around, we (Henk Bol, TigerBrooke, Greg West, and Margie Fifer) decided to do the song Five Years off of, what is probably his best known album, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

We recorded the song and filmed this video a year ago! The reason for the delay is that we have been busy working on Philhelmon’s new album. I have to say, it feels really good to finish this up. As a matter of fact, we still have more covers for you to hear thanks to that very productive visit from Henk Bol to the USA - we just need to take the time and edit it all together. Stay tuned!

Five Years Promo 1

Five Years Promo 1

Say Say Say

I recently finished another fabulous collaboration, this time with my friend Ali Luey. I’ve known Ali since the year 2000. We have been in numerous musicals together over the years and I just knew her voice and vibe would be perfect for this cover of Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney’s song Say Say Say Say.

Enjoy!

Mouse In House

Mouse In House is a series of four stop-motion animated shorts by Portly Pig Studios. These stop-motion videos utilize taxidermy mice (don't worry they died of natural causes) in an 1800s-esque setting. Portly Pig did a fabulous job creating custom made clothing and set pieces to give the vignettes a consistent and detailed world to reside in. The idea of re-animating something that has died may seem morbid to some, but this concept of creating life with taxidermy creatures is a unique and exquisitely adorable concept!

I had a great time creating sound and music for these shorts!

Mouse In House 1: Fitzwilliam - "Tea Mouse" 

Margie Fifer: Composition & Performance of "Tea Mouse"

Ky Fifer: Voice of Fitzwilliam, Musical Arrangement, Audio engineering, Sound Design

TigerBrooke: Taxidermy, Prop Creation, Clothing Creation, Set Creation

Greg West: Animation, Camera Work, Editing

Mouse In House 2: Caroline & Lousia "Gossip Mice"

Margie Fifer: Composition & Performance of "Gossip Mice", Voice of both Caroline & Louisa

Ky Fifer: Musical Arrangement, Audio engineering, Sound Design

TigerBrooke: Taxidermy, Prop Creation, Clothing Creation, Set Creation

Greg West: Animation, Camera Work, Editing

Mouse In House 3: Charles "Organ Mouse"

Margie Fifer: Performance of Beethoven's "Ode To Joy"

Ky Fifer: Voice of Charles, Audio engineering, Sound Design

TigerBrooke: Taxidermy, Prop Creation, Clothing Creation, Set Creation

Greg West: Animation, Camera Work, Editing

Mouse In House 4: Anne "Sleepy Mouse" 

Ky Fifer: Composition & Performance of "Sleepy Mouse", Audio engineering, Sound Design

TigerBrooke: Voice of Anne, Taxidermy, Prop Creation, Clothing Creation, Set Creation

Greg West: Animation, Camera Work, Editing

Shine (Collective Soul Cover)

I finished my cover video for July. This is a version of Collective Soul's "Shine" which was a fixture on the radio as I was growing up in the grunge era. I am very happy with how this turned out and I owe a lot to Margie, Liz, Tracy, and Karen who provide some stellar backing vocals!