I look better when there
is a guitar in the background.
I grew up as a teenager in 1980's. So when I got MTV, I got to see and hear a lot of good music, as well as a lot of bad music too.
Bands like Ah-Ha, The Police and my boys Hall and Oates made some great music videos. When I was in junior high and high school, I always wanted to make cool music videos too.
At that time, it wasn't possible. If I had a TV station, I could've. All I had was an Atari 800 and my Les Paul copy. So I would have to wait for the technology to get cheap enough so I could afford it.
Well about twenty years later, that's how long I've been playing guitar by the way, I can make a cool music video in a matter of hours. Thanks to my digicam, iMovie and Youtube, in a few minutes I can have a music video up for the world to watch.
Back in the 1980's, I used to ride my bike everywhere. After I rode my bike, I went to the library to fill my mind with knowledge. So when I ride my bike, I have memories of so many happy times. I was free, like the wind.
So when I ride my bike today, I remember all of the goodtimes. I'm so happy to live in a place that I bike the main drag without any problems. And everything is close enough to bike to. Some folks say it's too hot to go biking, I say it is not fun to get there without a bike.
In the video "Your Crime, My Crime", I tried to show the joy of me and my bike.
The idea for "I Don't Need You Anymore" was that I wanted to show how alone this guy is. Solitude and reflection can be seen in this video. Also a bug flies in, and the guy smiles, showing that not all is lost even if you are singing a sad song.
I have always loved broken-down old frame houses. My friend Jimbo is house sitting for his kin and when I saw the front of the house, I knew that I had to shoot a video there. It isn't that broken down, but I like the look anyways. In "It's Your Loss", I wanted to show a guy singing his heart out on a porch in front of the world so that everyone would know the story. And the backdrop looks great too.
When you watch my videos now, I hope you can see that I do put a lot of thought into them. And I hope that you enjoy them too. Here is a link to all the music videos I have on YouTube. If you dig my sound, tell all your friends about my music videos!
The Music Videos:
It's Your Loss
Why Do I?
Your Crime, My Crime
I Don't Need You Anymore
You are Only Alone
Here are the mp3s to put on your mp3 player:
It's Your Loss This one has drums mp3
It's Your Loss (No drums) mp3
Why Do I? mp3
Your Crime, My Crime mp3
I Don't Need You Anymore mp3
You are Only Alone mp3
If you haven't heard the podcast that I co-host, you should check it out. Return of Whatever is an educational technology podcast, however do tell jokes so it isn't too dry to listen to.
Return of Whatever (Podcast 58 7-12-06)64.mp3 19 megs mp3
And here is the screenplay I wrote in two and half hours. Let me know what you think.
WAITING IN LINE WITH THE COWBOY, THE DEVIL AND THE UGLY GIRL PDF file