Saturday, November 13, 2010

Rarities from an old release on cd

posted by UrbanGuerilla88 on youtube.
mad men and machines

Jesse (live)

Call From The Grave & Four In One & Mercy Mercy

Umbrella Man & Special Interest & God and Me

Video: multi camera "Healer"

Friday, November 12, 2010

Video:400 high school students sing Bang on the Drum

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Some 400 high school students ran through classrooms, locker rooms and their school quad dressed in feather boas, tin-foil outfits and one dressed as the Burger King.

It may have been Oct. 29, but it was not for Halloween. It was an attempt to make the San Juan Hills High School arts department look cool by lip-syncing to a 1980s pop song that starts with the lyrics, "I don't want to work. I want to bang on the drum all day."

San Juan Hills High School students mug for the camera during the taping of a music video in which they lip-sync Todd Rundgren's song "Bang the Drum All Day."
The visual and performing-arts department often makes an informational video to encourage middle-school students to get involved with the arts. The video from last year started with classical music and bullet points. That was boring, according to students tasked with creating this year's video.

Then came "lipdub," a form of music video made from one continuous shot that features people lip-syncing a song that's dubbed in during editing. Several months ago, two rival high schools from Washington created lipdubs for an informal competition that became cable news fare. The founder of Vimeo, a video host site like YouTube, claims to have coined the term.

Watch the San Juan Hills video here.

"Our goal was that we wanted to be the most fun department and the most fun school," said Brian Devaney, the video production teacher who organized the stunt. He divided students into teams tasked with gathering groups from arts classes, from orchestra to dance. The students chose Todd Rundgren's "Bang the Drum All Day" for the music video.

The school couldn't afford a steadicam – a stable mount for a camera that's set on a moving object – so some students built one using instructions they found online. The camera appears to be running after singers as they make their way through dancing crowds on campus.

Principal Tom Ressler has asked Devaney's students to do another video at the end of the school year, incorporating the senior class for a final send-off.

"We really want (students) to get interested in the arts as a freshman," Devaney said. "We want them to take a drama class or take a video class and find their passion."

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Interview : Paul Myers in london, interview about his new todd book

click on the above link to hear the interview

'A Wizard A True Star - Todd Rundgren In The Studio' by Paul Myers
Paul Myers is an author, musician, and producer. His Todd Rundgren biography is out now on Jaw Bone Press. Paul talks about Todd's work in Nazz, as a solo artiste, and with Utopia. As an engineer and then record producer, Todd worked with the Band, the New York Dolls, Sparks, the Tubes, Meatloaf, Patti Smith (all to be heard on today's show - bar Meatloaf) and many more artistes asides. He is 'a musician's musician' and the producer of choice for many. "Paul's book is full of insight, wit, and good humour - as is Paul! This is one of the most enjoyable shows I have made to date for Resonance 104.4fm", says presenter Henry Scott-Irvine. This show will podcast at soon.
Producer/Presenter: Henry Scott-Irvine

Old Song: Cissy Strut

Monday, November 8, 2010

Photo: Todd leading the band

Photo by Heather Brogden of the Herald-Times of Bloomington, IN.

RundgrenRadio this tuesday special guest Gary Backstrom

Rundgren Radio with special guest Gary Backstrom who is the ring leader of a Todd Tribute Band that will be performing a concert in the Boston area on 11/19/10/ that they've deemed "Road To Utopia".

Show starts at 8:30pm ET!