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Lights. Camera. Action!

The last two weekends we have held shoots for the music video we are working on. The song is called “Radio” and will be released on the next Cousin Affect record set to be out late winter.

The amazing thing about this is that these extras have all volunteered their time to come help our cause. I included these two group shots from each shoot so you could all see these wonderful folks. Both shoots took about a half a day with lots and lots of standing around. Unfortunately, there just isn’t a way around that. But we have heard no complaints. We have been amazed at how flexible they have been with helping us our realize our vision for this video. On top of that, we have heard resounding consensus that everyone had a great time at both shoots. There really is no bigger honor than having the music I write bring people together. That is what’s happening at these shoots. People from all different backgrounds, different colors, sexual orientations, even a relatively wide range of ages have been coming together to have a great time and help us shoot this video. For this, Kenney and I are so much more than the word grateful describes.

Two shoots down. Eight shoots remain. The vision is grand, and sometimes it seems impossible, but we have been hacking away. By the time we are finished, we will have brought 200 strangers together to help spread the positive vibes of Cousin Affect to the world through the power of video. I can’t wait to see the finished product…more because I’m a fan than anything else.

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The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army

Thanks for everyone’s patience! I’ve learned that working out video editing glitches can be quite time consuming. In any case, we have seemingly solved the puzzle. If there is any discrepancy between the audio and video, just know that it wasn’t due to my lack of attention to detail (2005 throwback). That’s just how technology can be sometimes. But on the computers I’ve checked it on, it all looks good!

This is the first time I’ve spent a considerable amount of time on a cover song. I have mixed feelings. Unfortunately, in the age of The American X Factor Idol Voice, no one seems to be very interested in hearing original music anymore. Most local music scenes are even pushing out original local artists for cover bands. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good cover band, but if we aren’t careful, cover bands might be playing the same set lists in 30 years! At the end of the day, I had to make this song my own a little. It’s just the only way I know how. Everything you hear was recreated or created in my studio. In relation to the time I put towards my original music, this endeavor pales in comparison so I hope you enjoy what came of it. I am happy with how it turned out. If you like what you see/hear please comment or, more importantly, share with your friends! There are links in the video to my original music. I still have this dream that someone will be covering a song I wrote someday.

Until then…

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Allen Stone – Unaware

Hey folks! I had a very different idea of how this post was going to look. I looked forward all weekend to putting up an original video of mine, but it was not to be. I’m currently having some technical difficulties with the audio. Although a majority of people probably wouldn’t notice, it is the curse of being a perfectionist when it comes to things like this! I was up all night trying to make it happen, but to no avail. I will figure it out before Thursday. I will figure it out before Thursday. I will figure it out before Thursday. Just psyching myself up.

This is Allen Stone. He’s an incredible singer. He sounds like something completely different than he looks. He’s one of my biggest inspirations in music, and this is the first video I ever watched of him singing. Thanks, Daniel Park (for showing me this video). I have seen him live, and he’s just as good. Watch it through to the end. There’s pay off. There’s no way I could have a “Inspired to Inspire” section and not include this guy. Enjoy everyone! I will figure it out before Thursday. I will figure it out before Thursday…

Ok. Back to work.

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