Damn Thijs, You Scary!

3 04 2008

Not really… just the singer. See, when I saw this video of Focus performing ‘Hocus Pocus’, I was way more taken in by the drummer’s ridiculous skills. But when Thijs van Leer opened his mouth, my jaw dropped. At first, I wanted to shut the video off as quickly as possible. I felt a little concerned about the well-being of his vocal chords. But after a while, I finally opened up to all of the cool improvising he was getting into (especially the whistling and the flute playing). So, in retrospect, I’m not scared of Focus at all. They were and still are a kickass progressive rock band. So please, enjoy some Focus!

Absolutely kickass!


Somebody Call Nine One One!

21 02 2008

9/11 Videos

A few days ago, on the way home from Union Square, I saw this setup against a wall in the ‘L’ subway station. Each section of the cardboard setup that you see above featured a DVD that was about 9/11 and all of the ‘conspiracy’ theories that surround it. The photo doesn’t show much, and I only took it because I thought my phone was in ‘video’ mode. A fair amount of college-aged people were approaching the setup and asking questions, while the middle-aged and older crowd of the subway station backed off, and that got me thinking about what people really think about the events of that day.

What do you think about 9/11 conspiracy theories? I’m interested in hearing some of your opinions.

While I wait for your responses, I invite you watch today’s Video Zen with me. Enjoy!

I’m going to see him at Shea in July! Woohoo!

Silence! I Kill You…

6 02 2008

More and more I find myself hovering to newer and funnier comedians, kind of like the one in the video I’m about to show you. Jeff Dunham is a ventriloquist ( a damn good one) , and a comedian (a damn funny one). My sister is going to see him live and I am one jealous dude. One of his latest dolls, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, has got me in fits! I can’t stop laughing at this creation! Sure, assume all you want about what Jeff could be making fun of… but I assure you, Achmed is one hilarious little dead guy!

Stop Touching Me!!!

Ice Ice Crazy

6 02 2008

Today’s daily YouTube snooping found me searching for old Vanilla Ice videos. Vanilla who? You know, Rob Van Winkle? The Iceman? Bi-Polar?

Anyway, I found these two videos, and proceeded to laugh my ass off at both of them. The first, was a hilarious parody of “Ice Ice Baby” that Jim Carey performed on “In Living Color” (My goodness… remember that show?). The other, is a video of Mr. Van Winkle smashing stuff with a bat, which was equally as funny as Carey’s performance. Enjoy!

His grandma gave him that dumb jacket…

Whoa there, Mr. Bi-Polar!

Clapton Fans?

4 01 2008

Well, this isn’t originally a Clapton song, but he does perform it a lot! “Before You Accuse Me” is a classic Bo Diddley tune, and I recently performed it with Soundscape Soul (my band with good friend Matt Aronson) at The Knitting Factory in New York City. I hope you all enjoy it!

Tay Zonday + YouTube = Dr. Pepper

29 11 2007

Many of you have see the video recorded for Tay Zonday’s “Chocolate Rain”. Tay now has a music video that was created to promote a new Dr. Pepper drink, that features a remixed version of that song called “Cherry Chocolate Rain”. Before you watch, are you thinking “Wow, Tay sold out!”? Personally, I think Tay is deserving of the opportunity to have a sponsored video recorded. It’s because of the YouTube phenomenon that he even has the opportunity. On the note of the video, it’s pretty cheesy, and the lyrics are obviously messed around with to promote the product. There’s even a little rap going on. It’s pretty crazy, but still great to see for Tay. Sellout or not, Enjoy!

Was that chocolate? or…

I’m on TV!

9 11 2007

Okay, I’m not REALLY on TV, but a friend of mine created a commercial spot for my band. Eli Poulin, who performed with my band in Austin, TX back in July, created a super cool commercial to help promote our music in the iTunes Music Store! Excuse me, for I’m still a little giddy after watching it for the 50th time! Check it out!

Super Cool!

In other news, my band is back in the Top 10 on FameCast.com for the 3rd straight season, and we’re hoping to get enough support to make it back to Austin for the 2nd straight season. If you haven’t yet, cast your vote for us on the Pop Stage, so we can perform for you during a Live Webcast that you can watch right there on your computer. To find our voting page, click here. All you need to do is create a fanatic/vote account, or log in to your current account (if you’ve already created one). Once you’re all logged on, head back to our voting page and click on the “Vote” button while our video is playing. If you cast your vote once a day, we’ll be sure to make it back to Austin for another show!

Send this blogger back to Texas!

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