Thursday, June 18, 2009

Dispastiche 2 - Bartok Practice

Pflugerville.  In a hot garage.  Loosely constructed rehearsal of Bartok songs with rock band instrumentation.  Rough.  1,2,1,2.  Participating are myself, Derrick, Aaron, and Austin.

Dispastiche 2, June 17, 2009
Bartok Practice (1:03, .mp3)

Dispastiche 1 - El Debarge Mayonnaise

Consuming beer and whiskey at Shangri La on a Saturday night.  Wiley had recently made mayonnaise that weekend, to the point of having blisters on his hand.  Mayonnaise making is a stir-intensive sport.  Plans to start an El Debarge cover band were discussed.  Participants include Steph, David, Elliott, and Aidei.

Dispastiche 1, May 2009
El Debarge Mayonnaise (1:15, .mp3)

Monday, March 09, 2009


Here's the finished video I directed for The Diagonals.  

Took about a month to finish. Shot on 720P, edited in AVID, rotoscoped in After Effects and Discreet Inferno. No greenscreen. All lockdowns. About 25 effects shots all-together. Lots of money was spent on blowup dolls.  During the screening last Saturday, the dolls were launched into the audience, never to be seen again.

Hope you enjoy the video.  It was a lot of work.  Speaking of, this is NSFW.

Thanks to:
Jim Eastburn (camera)
Jason DelaRosa (editor)
Drew DelaCruz (compositor)
Clint Beckwith (compositor)
Elliott French, Hung Ngyuen, Austin Schell (studio assist)
David and Nathan Zellner (P2 camera)

The Diagonals:
Steve Garcia (Guitar and Vocals)
Ryan Camarillo (Guitar, Additional Vocals)
Nate Lineback (Bass)
Todd Larson (Drums)
Wiley Wiggins (Keyboards)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Diagonals Video Shoot

Finished shooting 2 full days with Steve Garcia of The Diagonals.  The music video is for the song Clones.  Editing it should be a lot of fun and a lot of work.  We have a master shot with 9 Steves.

Best part is the performance.  We used 5 male blowup dolls to represent the members of the band.  Stuffing was added to represent the members' members.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


I vote that Love's 1st album is the greatest fucking piece of 20th century pop songwriting. I'm a bit of a late bloomer here, I know, and perhaps I'm guilty of bandwagoning ye olde Forever Changes bus. I regret that.

But GOD CHRIST ALMIGHTY. I can't stop listening to this record.

If you hear My Little Red Book and you don't get half chubb, you're a lost cause.

If Can't Explain can't shake a hangover, you must hate living.

If No Matter What You Do doesn't make you pine for every old love that fucked you up, you have no soul.

This album is like therapy. Or like beating a piƱata. Raining bittersweet, yet delicious treats.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sweden, Heaven and Hell

Italian Mondo documentary about liberal Swedish culture (read: softcore porn). I came across it for it's soundtrack song, Mah Na Mah Na, a song adopted in the 1970s by the Sesame Street gang. This association is especially strange as the film features biker gangs, suicide, and meter maids who pose as nude models by night. I guess the nutshell of this 60s freakshow is about the double edged sword of freedom, or rather a mondo window into good 'ole cine-depravity.

Easy Tempo reissued the Piero Umiliani soundtrack in the 90s amidst the lounge revival. One of my favorite albums.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Carpathian Forest...

It's Darker Than You Think At Wacke

I have no idea why Im becoming totally engrossed with this band. Oh yeah, it's because I'm retarded.