Thursday, August 7, 2008

BEEN A WHILE...

It's been a while since I posted on the blog here. I kept meaning to, but just couldn't find the time. Sorry about that. Also, I really don't have much to post on here as far as Drumfish projects. Mainly, I don't want to show too much of the stuff we're working on too early. But we are working on stuff. Jamie Fay and Rey Arzeno are working on the NEVERMINDS pages and I am busy trying to finish another project I'm writing so that I can get it to the artist by the end of next week. Hopefully, I'll get to show previews of that soon.

The other day I found something from my past on the net. I thought it was kind of funny and might be cool to share. Back in my acting days I did a few music videos. I found one on youtube. It's a video by Rosie Gaines called "I Want You". Rosie was one of Prince's back-up singers for a while and then he produced her solo album (I think). The song is actually good and she has a great voice.
How I got into the video is that I was actually shooting another music video for a singer named Jimmy Somerville. In it I was bouncing through the meatpacking district of NYC on a hippity hop ball. Crazy, right? It was really weird as there were like pig hoofs and junk all over the street as I bounced. On top of that it was like 10 degrees or lower outside.
As we were shooting the Somerville video the director came up and asked if anyone can play the piano. One of the first things I learned back then was always say you can. So, I raised my hand and said I could. The next thing I know is I'm shooting another video late the same night for Rosie Gaines. Now, it's not a big part at all and I only appear from like the middle of the video to the end. I play the piano in the middle of the westside highway as cars were speeding by. That was very cool and a little scarey. They had a smoke machine at my feet and a walkie-talkie inside the piano to tell me when to play. It was freezing and all I could kind of play was "my country tis of thee", lol. If you want a laugh, go check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dns737iwyfY.

2 comments:

bob said...

I remember her. She was in the Get Off video. Cool stuff Rich

Rich B. said...

Lol, yeah, that was her, Bob. I had fun doing this.