Two dope videos for you today my brothers and sisters! Below we have myself and brothers Narstie and Ev Dash, performing Games For The Thrones all acoustic like on a (yes) balcony (as blogged about when it happened a few weeks back)… not just any balcony, mind, but the balcony of that great big Methodist Church in central London, the one where Luke and Mary Turner’s dad runs things in the manner of the head of a church, which is sort of what he is.
The session came out very dope, I am happy to report, despite us only getting one take and not being particularly rehearsed and Ev cocking up the end. Good work Balcony dudes! ALL HAIL!
The second video, then, is a pretty mightily serendipitous affair. A few hours ago I was like, crap, I need to put a video on my new Youtube Channel, there hasn’t been one since Saturday! SO I looked in my Competed VIdeos folder, and I saw THIS… Thank You Beyonce, a thing I created at the behest of the 02 a few months back, to celebrate Beyonce’s series of shows at the former Millennium Dome. I’d started a version with titles, that I was going to out on my channel, so I decided right there and then to FINSIH THAT THING, right away, in the manner of the head of a company (which I am). Anyway, when I’d finished it and was rendering, the internets informed me that today is NATIONAL BEYONCE DAY, and also that very same Beyonce’s flipping BIRTHDAY! HOLY SYNCH BATMAN!
Anyway, enjoy this thing of beauty, it made me cry while I was creating it. Those people love that woman SO MUCH.
So I got this crazy ass job last week wherein the brief was to create a “a Beyonceesque” “Auto-tune The News style” song and video for The O2, created from footage they were going to film of Beyonce fans at her show. The fans were to “talk down the lens about how much they love Beyonce, how much she means to them, what impact she’s had on their lives, how she’s much better than anyone else in pop.”
About an hour before filming was to take place I wrote a rough song idea, for which the chorus would be a turbo-balladeering “thank you Beyonce” refrain, so I texted instructions and awaited the footage. Presently emerged the footage, a bountiful mine of potential song parts and melodies and mania, out of which I crafted the thing you can see below.
Rarely for such a project, the client required no revisions whatsoever, unsurprising as it is AMAZING and haunts my dreams to thus day.
Shout out the singers, especially Bee Woman who would rather die young than live without Beyonce, and Ms Independence Literally Has Her Name Written All Over It, who actually talks in C Major.