Posts Tagged ‘Video’

Twisted Sister Hearts TMJ

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Not sure when this is from, but here’s Twisted Sister singing the praises of Too Much Joy’s “Donna Everywhere” video, presumably on MTV.

The guy on the right, Jay Jay French, actually approached the band about managing them at one point. Tim and Jay had an introductory meeting with him at his Manhattan apartment, which was decorated with all kinds of Twisted Sister memorabilia. He struck us as very smart and generous, but unfortunately he tried to bond with us by showing off his gear, and Too Much Joy know little and care less about guitars and amplifiers (one night I had to use Jay’s spare SG when my red Telecaster wasn’t working, and I was amazed by how much easier it was to play. When I shared my amazement with Jay after the show he just said, “I know! Why the hell do you think I use an SG?” Jay’s response pretty much sums up Too Much Joy’s approach to equipment selection).

Anyway, Jay Jay had some rare old guitar he was very proud of, and we were doing our best to act impressed. I think it was a Les Paul, but it was made of some unique kind of wood they only used once and was one of like three in the world or something. And to prove how special it was, he held it under Jay’s nose and told him to sniff it, because you could smell the special wood finish.

There were a lot of challenging moments in Too Much Joy’s career, but keeping a straight face while the dude from Twisted Sister made Jay smell his guitar was one of the hardest.

Wonderlick Video Contest

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

contestTo promote the video for “This Song is a Commercial,” the label’s put together a contest. Basically, you send in video of yourself dancing to our song, and you get entered to win a portable MP3 player plus a year’s subscription to Rhapsody (we’ll probably load the player up with Wonderlick’s collected works, as well).

We’re planning on splicing together the footage we receive for our next video, so whether or not you win the sweepstakes, you’ll probably wind up in a Wonderlick music video. You can enter here:

http://www.rockridgemusic.com/wonderlick/

Tim Talks Radio

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

My friend Jean Cook from the Future of Music Coalition (and also a fine violinist who plays with Jon Langford, the Waco Brothers, and a slew of other artists I adore) stayed at my house last month, and asked if I’d talk into her video camera for a project FMC is doing to promote community radio.

I was happy to babble for Jean. That’s the Quirk abode in the background, and this is what I look like when I wake up in the morning. If you squint really hard, you can just make out the hand-crank for an old Evel Knievel toy that was the best toy ever invented in the history of the universe.

You can learn more about the “I Support Community Radio” project here.

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