Category: video

 

 

 

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.

Links:

 

A few weeks ago I had to opportunity to work with a professional voice actor. “Work” doesn’t feel like the right word because I didn’t have to re-write anything after we met up. I basically just handed over the script that I worked on with the creative director and after a quick powwow with the sound engineer they hit record. I only had to butt in to point out a couple typos and word clarifications. It was awesome. We had a fun scramble trying to figure out how to correctly pronounce some European and Asian brand names that none of us had ever heard of. I even tried to dial Sweden directly, but Verizon wasn’t having it. 

Voice acting is a profession that I’ve always found fascinating. It probably stems from growing up on cartoons, commercials, and a growing appreciation for documentaries and how people use voice over w/ good b-roll shots. Everyone’s got a funny voice or two, but some people are definitely on another level.

 

 

pro_vo1

 

pro_vo2

 

 

Daniel Considine’s accent reel

.

 

“I Know That Voice” documentary trailer

 

 

Links:
Digital One
Daniel Considine (video above)
Kamp Grizzly

 

ericperrenoud.com ericperrenoud.com ericperrenoud.com ericperrenoud.com ericperrenoud.com ericperrenoud.com ericperrenoud.com ericperrenoud.com ericperrenoud.com ericperrenoud.com ericperrenoud.com ericperrenoud.com ericperrenoud.com