I think my favorite thing about this video is that it gave me an excuse play Mario 3 from beginning to end for the time lapse portion without using any warp whistles. Also, I always thought it was funny that this song is basically about teen stubbornness or putting yourself out there and living your best life, but my definition of living my best life is often a very strong desire to stay home and be a slob.
This song is totally a guilty pleasure - most Bon Jovi is. They wrote some fabulous pop songs with uplifting choruses, but for my age group, they were always perceived as extremely dorky and uncool - a perfect fit for me really LOL. I lost my voice this month and barely got these vocals recorded. Not the hardest song to sing, but a struggle when you have a cold. It turned out ok regardless. Let me know what you think!
A long over-due collaboration with my friend Luis Ventura. He played the doctor in the musical Next to Normal at our local theatre. I’ve always liked this song. Cyndi Lauper’s performance was so melodramatic and so is the original music video. We tried to infuse that into our video, but I think our version of the song itself is more Beatle-y pop and obviously less 80s. Super fun to take a crack at this classic song. Enjoy!
So many delays on the vocals and the guitars! Super fun putting my own spin on this U2 classic from my favorite album of theirs, the Joshua Tree. Special thanks to Margie and Liz who’s awesome vocals and wind blown hair game was totally on point!
A song by one of my favorite “modern” bands - Eisley. Funny story, I actually started recording this song years and years ago. My acoustic guitar is in the shop and I thought I might as well finish this one since the guitars were already recorded. Fortunately Tiger was in town to add to the vocal parts she recorded 6 years ago and film the video!
I like the lyrics to this song because it’s about finding beauty in the odd or grotesque of the world or your own imagination.