Been a lot of work to put this pretty thing together. It gives me a smile almost all the way through just to see the joy in peoples’ faces and the fun stuff that got captured in these few short sessions of filming live performances at Meddlesome Lab. I’ve been helping to run shows at that place for nearly 10 years now, so this song certainly has a special place in my heart. I hope you will watch the video and glean just a bit of the cultural enrichment I’ve been blessed to recieve through such a space. Thanks to all my subscribers for making this sort of thing possible. I think the videos are only going to improve as I learn how to use my camera properly and get better at editing and animation!
Whoa, cool! This is just so awesome. I’ve gotten to be involved in this wonderful and strange collaboration… firstly, during the #100songs project I came up with a fun technique to get a few songs written in one day. What I did was to make a sonic background consisting of very common pop music chord structures that repeated repeatedly. Repeating repeatedly for the length of about 15 minutes. I would then write a song from beginning to end over this sonic background. I would take a break, then come back and write another song… most of these had two vocal parts that harmonized then keyboards and guitars or whatever I deemed to add. Some really cool songs came from that #100songs project. As a subscriber to this page you get all 50 of the fully produced songs that came out of that project.
In exhausting my verbal tank during this endeavor, I asked my partner, Laura Lee Jones, if I could use some of her poetry for a song. She gave me a stack, and being the songwriter I am, I took the one with the fewest words 🙂 High Diver… the song was born!!
A couple months after finishing the project I happened upon a cool video by my friends Holy Sheboygan and Dheff Films (you can see the video here) so decided to drop them a line and see where they were at… sent them a few songs and serendipitously they happened to be planning a docusic video (documentaray / music video) about Dana Kunze. I was like, “wow!”
They wanted to get me into the video as an actor too, but alas, I was in San Francisco on artist residency at the Convent so couldn’t get to (I think it was) Minnesota (?)… hmm… anyway, couldn’t get to the video shoot with Dana, but I will be meeting with him this summer in Lake George and hopefully planning a music show with high dives. Maybe a sequel to the video? Gotta find the right venue…
Very pumped about this one. I hope you’ll join in with us spreading it far and wide. There’s a way to get it out there, but it takes a bit of effort. Hopefully you’ll join in bringing this art to the world. We thank you for viewing.