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!

My New Patreon Account

Yes, I have finally succumbed to getting a Patreon account and am happy to say that I already have a few patrons!

(Click the Picture above to go to my Patreon Page)

It's a great way to support artists you like! I have a few that I am supporting simply because the work they create brings me great joy. Even if you don't want to support me, I suggest you check it out and support somebody - making great stuff for you to enjoy on the internet, though it may be fun, it is a surprising amount of work and many artists are forced to stop doing it because honestly, it's almost like having a second job!

I have fans and friends who have asked me how they can help support my music - In response to that, I have created this Patreon page! If you like my music you can help me continue to create by giving me a dollar (or more) each month too. If this isn't your thing, that's fine! I will continue to release music on YouTube regardless. You'll still be able to see and listen to what I make there for free. However... If you decide to support me here, you will receive extras that won't be available anywhere else!

Extras Include:
  • Behind the scene videos and photos
  • Downloadable songs
  • Early access to videos & content
  • The ability to influence song choice via vote
  • The ability to choose the next song I produce
  • Your name in the credits as a producer
  • The ability to suggest other extras