Saturday, May 5, 2007

Cute Kiddos

Maybe i've been a little heavy on the video side of things lately, but the cuteness factor of these African kids breaks my heart. It makes me want to adopt one right now. Josh Groban sings "You Raise Me UP" on the Ellen show.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Mute Math: Myspace Universe Transformed Everything. Made Adolescents Turn Heads.

Beyond description and genre, Mute Math is New Orleans' premiere musical force that defied convention and gave the kids the kind of internet content they were looking for. Paul Meany (lead vocals, synth, keytar and has always been an innovative and enthusiastic artist, but in 2005, when the his record label wouldn't put out his new cd, he decided to do it himself. The band hit the road without brakes; (except the broke many keytars.) selling their LP at every stop from off the bus. this wasn't enough. every band sells their own music. Enter MySpace. Mute Math started posting live performances, and group interviews on the daily to publicize their new CD release. Soon their show antics made it on the web, and as we know now, you can't keep a band down that disassembles the drum set and still keeps the beat, literally. they rip apart the stage: smash the lights with the keytar, kick the crash cymbal, beat the guitar with a mallet, handstand on your Rhodes in a frenzy of indie dance/jive. "What inspires you to write your music?" I asked Paul Meany and Darren King (drummer) after they played a nationally syndicated live performance on the Jimmy Kimmel show. "We think of things people haven't done, and then we do them." So, if you haven't heard of them yet, here they are now, doing some things no one has done with a forthcoming concept music video, "Typical".