Category: music

 

Sometimes they make me dress up in a monkey suit for work. The personal sacrifices I make for a project are straight bananas sometimes. 

 

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This is actually one of about 1,200 photos snapped during a shoot for a video game art rock and roll apparel company. The final pics will be going on their new site + probably a look book of some sort. The idea behind the gorilla suit was to have me wandering in the background and randomly interacting with the models in certain shots.

I bought this gorilla suit in the 6th grade for $100. Definitely one of my better investments of all time. 

 

 

 

At first glance you may think this video is just another pretty face covering pop songs on YouTube.

 

 

Except, this is the person who actually wrote all of these songs, and a bunch of other Top 40 hits. Her name is Bonnie Mckee, and to me she is the epitome of pop music. A formula driven recipe for the music we love to hate, and hate to love.

Bonnie is a classically trained musician who has been in the business since she was a teen. She obviously has the talent (actually knowing how to play an instrument and sing in tune) and is going for the look, so why isn’t she just trying to be a pop-star in her own right.

Oh, wait apparently she is…

After doing some googling I found a few people’s theories and opinions on her career choices and the music industry in general. I’d add my own half-baked theories, but there’s no sense in beating a dead horse. Pop music does a thorough job of that on their own.

I can only imagine what the writing process is like for these type of songs. It’s probably somewhere in-between blissful ignorance, zany celebrity antics, and constantly fighting the urge of putting a gun to your head.

Or maybe it’s just all blurred lines roar we can’t stop applause radioactive holy grail wake me up safe and sound summertime sadness get lucky. Who knows…

 

Links:
Billboard’s Hot 100

I stumbled upon this gem the other day. I had no idea, but apparently Eddie has been doing music long before the glorious collaboration w/ Snoop Lion a few months back.

Rick James is in the video too, so you know its good.

 

“Party All The Time”

Girl
I can’t understand it why you want to hurt me
After all the things I’ve done for you.
I buy you champagne and roses and diamonds on your finger –
Diamonds on your finger –
Still you hang out all night
what am I to do?

My girl wants to party all the time

Party all the time
party all the time.
My girl wants to party all the time
party all the time.

She parties all the time – party all the time

She likes to party all the time – party all the time

party all the time – she likes to party all the time

party all the time.

Girl
I’ve seen you in clubs just hanging out and dancing.
You give your number to every man you see.
You never come home at night because you’re out romancing.
I wish you bring some of your love home to me.

But my girl wants to party all the time
. . .
My girl wants to party all the time
. . .

Party
party
party she likes to party all the time.
She likes to party all the time –
She lets her hair down
she lets her body down:
She lets her body
she lets her body down.
Party all the time – do you wanna get any party
yeah.
Party all the time – party all the time.

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Some of you already know this, but in November of 2012 I went from “rags to riches” as far as my living situation in Portland goes. I moved from a total dump to an awesome house that just so happened to be occupied by some amazing individuals. I’ve been exposed to some pretty awesome things because of them, made some new friends, and was even reunited with an old one. 

Among other things, these people sure know how to PARTY. There was a co-birthday party thrown at our house that was lovingly dubbed as ToddaPaulooza. I’ll spare the details, but as the night wore on instruments were picked up and an impromptu jam session turned into over 2 straight hours of music. I recorded some of this and made a little audio cut. Most of the people playing and singing are professional musicians so this doesn’t do them justice, but hey…it was a party.

 

 

 

Links:
Just People Music
Worth Music
Phil Bondy

 

Yup, you read that correctly.

Eddie hasn’t been around much in recent years, and perhaps this explains why. He’s been busy jamming in the studio making a pleasantly surprisingly  track w/ the help of none other but the Doggfather himself, Snoop Lion.

Pretty stoked to see Snoop wearing a Blazers jersey in the video even though it’s probably more of a weed pun fashion statement than supporting Rip City. Whatever, I’ll take it.

 

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