VIDEOGRAPHIC DIVERSIONS from various projects

12/2016: Brand new Super Demos are linked below. I'm writing songs again, woohoo! Enjoy, spread the word, and check back for more (hopefully) soon!

BANKSHOT!

I had the pleasure of working with The Hood Internet's ABX (otherwise known as my friend and one of my oldest collaborators, Aaron Brink) on this space-y version of Operation Ivy's instrumental classic, "Bankshot".  He's one of my best bro's from college, and we've played in a few bands together, but this was our first collaboration in about 6 years.  We are both also awesome at basketball, hence the buzzer-beater vids.

BRUBECK: IMPOSSIBLE

For this project, I mashed-up two of the greatest tunes ever written in 5/4 time: Dave Brubeck's "Take 5" (1959) and the Mission: Impossible TV theme song (1966). I lifted the drums/piano from my vinyl copy of "Time Out," added the MI bassline myself, and recruited my friend Guy Sion to play the melody on alto, and to add a little of his own flair to the piece.  I paired it all with an excellent clip of James Bond skiing in the Alps from the beginning of "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977).

BLACK FLAG VS ANTON WEBERN

Here I  sliced-and-diced the first page of Webern's "Variations for Piano, Op. 27" (1936), added a beat suitable for the breakdancing stylings of Captain Hollywood (1983), and sprinkled in some spoken word from the A-side of Black Flag's "Family Man" (1984) for added seasoning.

RADIOHEAD VS SCHOENBERG

Here I mashed up Radiohead's hyper-rhythmic "Feral" with a pre-12-tone Schoenberg piano gem (Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19, no. 2, 1911) and paired it with the extremely creepy, Teletubbies-esque, Boohbahs.

SALT-N-PEPA VS ANTON WEBERN

 An unlikely mash-up inspires Finnish disco dancing!