Who knows, yes, says the chimp, you will get whatever your heart desires ... simply settle for second.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Defenestrate Your Mind Video Episode 2

A couple of weeks later and here you are once more, another edition of the video podcast.  This time around is sure to get you to rock out and simma down all in one twenty minute period.  We start out at a run down warehouse, make our way through the orchestra to a dimly lit club with something hot to make you think about cliche, then to a surreal nashville basement experience.  From there we go to a blast from the past to an 80's pool party in the spirit of 60's style Boogie Nights and finish it all off with a fall day on moving construction paper.  Sounds like an acid trip doesn't it?  Well ... it's not.  Take a listen and leave some feedback!

Download Video HERE

The Lawrence Arms - The Devil's Taking Names

Glideascope - Big Big Disgrace

Film School - Filmed Exclusively at The Basement in Nashville, TN

The Plastic Parachutes - Houdini

Every Time I Die - The New Black

Matt Pond PA - So Much Trouble

comments/questions/complaints - dymind [at] gmail [dot] com

lata suckas!  :-)

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Defenestrate Your Mind Video Episode 1

Those of you who checked out the latest podcast may remember me having mentioned video podcasts coming in the near future.  Well, that time is now and here's your first video.  As a primer, we basically have about five music videos played back to back from some pretty amazing independent bands.  When I was working with ResonateTV, I found it extremely surprising that there were so many independent artists that actually had music videos.  I mean, these are not amateur videos here, they are very professionally done. 

The format of the show is very simple, in that there is very little else in terms of content besides the music videos themselves (oh, and an appearance from a faithful friend at the end).  Stringing together the videos does not take up too much of my time (especially now that I figured out how to rip dvd's right in Sony Vegas, dammit!).  If I happen to be out and about with my camera, I should be able to get some interesting content out.  My original vision was to have artist interviews, live shows, etc.  As it stands it all seems a bit too corporate for my taste (ya, know ... stars in the eyes).  Pretty much whatever I deem interesting is going to get filmed.  Of that, whatever seems fitting to distribute will get put into the show.  This stuff is fun, but time consuming (something I had no idea about when I started producing ResonateTV).  In the interests of keeping it simple, video clips will largely be unedited and raw (which has it's own appeal sometimes).  Really, though if you have any feedback on suggested content or just general suggestions gimme a shout at dymind [at] gmail [dot] com. 

Here's the link to the video:  Download Video

Ah, yes and the playlist to accompany :-)

As Fast As - Florida Sunshine

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - According to Plan

Midlake - Young Bride

Superfortress - Why Me, Not Her

Against Me - From Her Lips to God's Ears (The Energizer)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Windows Live Writer

So, I'm a sucker for all things bleeding edge.  It's no surprise, then, that I pick up Windows Live Writer and see if a test post will post across my proxy at work.  I really like Flock's integrated blogging into the browser, but it never works while I'm at the office, so it becomes useless when I'm at a place that has high speed internet (yes, I live in the dark ages of dial-up out in the middle of nowhere ala:

I tried to test the integrated mapping functionality that's built into the application.  Blogger doesn't support photo publishing (b/c I'm not hooked up to my own ftp no doubt) ...  ah well.  It seems there is an SDK as well to extend the functionality of the tool.  Wonder how long it will be before someone writes the Google Maps function into it :-)