Here it is, the first ever Birds In Branches music video clip. It has just landed in Vimeo, and it makes me happy when I watch it. I hope that is contagious.
Nai and I made it together, which I think is fitting for this one. Here here here it is:
I really like the radio. My overall favorite kind of radio is Triple J.
Despite (possibly) not being the right sound for them at the moment, it remains one of my little life dreams to be played on Triple J. Right up there with playing ‘the Metro’ in Sydney. These are two of my dreamiest things.
A lot of kind people have been asking if there is anything they can do to help me get heard. I’m still learning what marketing even is, but this is the one way for now where I really can be helped. There is a lot of music that is posted up there all the time, it’s hard/impossible for the busy busy staff to listen to it all. But I figure if a few kind people rate and/or review me and it makes enough ‘splash’, I might be able to get on the charts and get a few new listens. And then you just never know, right?
So I’ve made a ‘radio’ version of ‘Run You Down’ – it’s tweaked a little, trimmed a bit, more agile for the big wide world of radio, and I just posted it on my Triple J Unearthed page. Feel free to grab it as a free download from there, and please consider a quick review and/or star rating if you would like to be one of those aforementioned kind helpers.
It does require making a quick login to go all the way and review, but it is also fun to have a login. Unearthed is a cool place to wander your mouse through, I do a lot. Computer mouse, that is. Unless your real mouse can enter the internet, matrix-style – in which case I would be interested where a mouse would choose to surf, and if surfing the internet is actually much like surfing in water. Big questions for a Wednesday.
That is all. Except to say that the new video is challenging but looking good so far, and that I wrote a new song on the weekend that I’m very excited about. So ….now that really is all. Thanks in advance and good day.
In the middle of a big budget music video shoot. Extensive catering, lots of cameras, weeks of soundstage time.
Ok, untrue. But I am shooting a video. With Nai, and look, she is a crew.
It’s for ‘Run You Down’, and it has a long ways to go. But we have footage in and, so far, I think it will work.
I think video in the last few years has become like music like audio – all the hip gear and techniques are cool – but a guy with an idea and an ok little camera (and perhaps a relentless obsession with learning and tweaking) can give it a surprisingly good crack. I will try and be that guy, for five minutes of your entertainment.
I sure do like making a needless chopping motion with my arm while saying ‘action’. I assume that’s what directors do…. ?
I’m sure they do.
Here’s one of my afternoon test efforts to get a feel for this brave new world of eyes (as opposed to ears). The soundtrack is a quick octatrack jam. That part is for ears.
For those of you saving up the Christmas itunes vouchers for such a purchase, the EP is now available there too.
Here are some linksies:
Bandcamp – (as before – worldwide, includes artwork)
Amazon mp3 (USA only for now)
Bandcamp has the full previews, includes the digital liner notes, and it also sends the most margin straight to back to me (85%!) – but all tracks are included in full everywhere. Just buy where you prefer, I am thankful no matter where or how.
And since I’m here, why not an update?
Well, I have recovered from the launch with a smile and fond memories. Thankyou to all who came, and all who yearned to come. There is video of it being edited up, so you may get to live/relive it soon. The response to the EP has been wonderful, as has the weight off my shoulders.
I have used the extra mental space to plunge headlong into things that include:
– Planning and honing skills for my first music video clips,
– Working on new stuff (I intended to have a break but I just love it too much),
– Chatting with some cool artists about playing some shows with them,
– Putting together a radio edit of ‘Run You Down’ to try my luck with some radio airplay.
So instead of ramping down, things are very much in movement. More details soon.
The interview video from last night is all loaded up.
At the end I talk about hoping the launch “is a party” – turns out it was all that and more. Gladness.
Have I said thankyou too much? Don’t care. Thankyou again.
It is done. Amazing.
I am exhausted, but very thankful. Thanks so much to you guys that could come. It is true to say I was overwhelmed by attendance and encouragement. Literally, overwhelmed.
They are your songs too now, please love them like your own.
Here is the best (and cheapest) place to listen and buy:
Itunes and all the other methods are submitted and expected within days in case you prefer them.
And now, I sleep. With a smile.
It is now countable in the hours instead of the days.
Tomorrow evening you will finally be allowed to hear and own my efforts. And I can feel glad. And relieved. And sleep more soundly. Good all round.
It’s sounding like a pretty serious turnout actually, but the more the merrier. Jump on the last minute party bandwagon if you can make it to the Green Room Lounge in Enmore at 7pm tomorrow (Tuesday 20th December).
For the international super-keen-beans I’m planning to hit the go button for Bandcamp during the night at roughly 9pm Australian Eastern time. That can also be your go time if you are in fact so very keen.
Thanks for everyone’s support, we are most certainly in the home stretch now! Almost almost almost.