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June 17, 2013 6:53 PM

Any videos of you guys live? Here's ours.

Well, finally, and with a big debt to MeFiMu, I got the band on the road. We had a few outings as a duo last year, but this year we finally got the full band together. Here's a rough video of our closer from a gig on Sunday, a song I previously posted to MeFiMu and which Hoops aka Major Dundee contributed a guitar solo too. Kinda different with a different guitarist, no?

I would love to be able to get a visual fix on some of you guys. Flapjax I think we are all familiar with from his great YouTube presence, but what about the rest of you? I thought it would be fun to make a video thread.
posted by unSane (34 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Only performing live or music video-type appearances as well? I have the latter, not so much the former. (I did just post a link to a video a few seconds ago in my most recent song post, actually...)
posted by litlnemo at 11:29 PM on June 17, 2013

Anything goes!
posted by unSane at 5:26 AM on June 18, 2013

I'm playing what's sure to be an under-rehearsed shitshow of an early-morning set at a farmers' market on Saturday, I'll see if I can get my wife to shoot some embarrassing video.
posted by uncleozzy at 8:59 AM on June 18, 2013 [2 favorites]

Nobody in the band appears in it, but my old band did make one music video a while ago.
posted by COBRA! at 11:44 AM on June 18, 2013

We've done a few so here's our Vimeo page.
posted by sleepy pete at 2:34 PM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]

Ha, great, sleepy pete. I love the girl languidly reclining in the window.
posted by unSane at 3:25 PM on June 18, 2013

I posted it elsewhere here recently, but I'm in this video.
posted by litlnemo at 1:47 AM on June 19, 2013

Nothing live but I have some various video weirdness here.
posted by chococat at 4:09 PM on June 20, 2013

Us playing at a squat in the Richmond a few months back: Arrested.
posted by milquetoast at 11:16 AM on June 21, 2013 [1 favorite]

I made this video for a track by Cultural Amnesia, a group I've been in for over thirty years, which is quite scary. We took twenty or so of those years off, but still...
posted by Grangousier at 3:55 PM on June 22, 2013 [2 favorites]

We call this particular alignment of players The Atomic Energy Commission whenever it happens. Audio starts shitty because I started the video before Fred rolled tape, then the video goes black after a while, as my phone filled up. I'm on the left, playing el basso.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:38 PM on June 22, 2013 [1 favorite]

Wow, so that went pretty badly, for entirely different reasons than expected. Here's Eight Days a Week and Please Please Me, run down as fast as possible.
posted by uncleozzy at 9:43 PM on June 22, 2013

I love that, ozzy. Good job. Seriously.
We played under the exact same tent in the exact same kind of situation for a fundraising Parkinson's Walk several years ago. I think we did Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes and something off Rubber Soul and something else I can't remember. Totally the same kind of deal. Hi! We're Acoustic!

The stedicam-ish video stabilization on this made me feel like I was a bit high.
posted by chococat at 10:00 PM on June 22, 2013

Mash-ups, with me the only live part: The Wale Has Swallowed Me, The Most Important Part of Playing Funk Guitar

Long distance video song romance: she sings and plays the bassline, sends it to me and then I sing and play along.

Live on stage with band, covering a song from "Elvis: Live At The Fillmore East".
posted by bonefish at 4:24 AM on June 23, 2013

Ha, since we're doing the Farmer's Market thing, here's ours. Not very acoustic at all.
posted by unSane at 4:49 AM on June 23, 2013

bonefish, that long distance video duet is superb.
posted by unSane at 4:53 AM on June 23, 2013

Wow, look at all you guys having bands and stuff and sounding good. This is a neat thread.

Totally the same kind of deal. Hi! We're Acoustic!

Ha, yeah, it's a fun sort of setup, if you go into it with the right mindset. I got an email from my mother-in-law like 3 weeks ago saying, hey, we have a date at the farmers market, can you play? We got in maybe an hour or two of rehearsal, didn't even play through the whole set. It's a good thing the two of them are pretty solid on harmony, if not on planning.
posted by uncleozzy at 9:10 AM on June 23, 2013

Whoa! Great stuff all!

Just added this to the MeFiMu front page, then I caught this thread in the sidebar.

We've got another video here, too.

Anyone who likes their Wednesday morning a little weird is encouraged to have a look!
posted by even butter at 7:05 AM on June 26, 2013

Who could forget Storm Team Theme??
posted by unSane at 7:20 AM on June 26, 2013

I posted the audio as a track yesterday (along with a link to the video) but dammit, this is the first video of a public performance (like, with an audience and everything) in recent memory that I'm fairly pleased with so I'm going to post it here too. From the public concert at the Antietam Early Banjo Gathering last weekend, myself and Joel Hooks performing an 1865 arrangement of a tune called Blue Eagle Jail. I'm the scruffy looking guy on the right.

(A bit of background about the song.)
posted by usonian at 9:25 AM on June 28, 2013

Holy crap! As an indirect result of this thread someone just sent me an entire set from 1994 of my band Earcandy, in absolute pristine video, really well shot. I didn't even know the footage existed. Am just trying to sort out permission to post it online.
posted by unSane at 9:46 PM on June 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

The motherlode. Well, one song, anyway. 1994, the George Canning in Brixton. That's me on the right. Husker Du/Therapy? flags flying.

Bo was a hell of a drummer. It was like riding a rocket whenever he was on the kit.
posted by unSane at 4:34 PM on July 1, 2013

Man, that is some rawk!
posted by uncleozzy at 7:02 AM on July 2, 2013

And yes, apparently I'm a bit cross-eyed.
posted by Doleful Creature at 12:59 PM on July 5, 2013 [2 favorites]

I recorded a doofy me and my invisible band of clones video for a Happy Birthday Metafilter song a few years ago. I think I look a lot less stiff when I actually stand up and perform in front of human beings, but there I am. And it's weird that at this point my long hair looks weird to me.
posted by cortex at 6:45 AM on July 12, 2013 [2 favorites]

Here's another of ours. This was at a little private music festival I organized for Canada Day. Our guitarist runs a sound reinforcement biz so we were able to put on a totally pro show with my friend Drew McIvor doing a wonderful guest spot, plus a lot of random open mics, kids' bands and so on, some other local bands, and finally us. It was a great evening... Friends and friends of friends, literally on my doorstep as you'll see.
posted by unSane at 6:03 PM on July 12, 2013

Here's my old band, The Milfs, live at the iconic Annandale Hotel.

I'll have videos for my new band up soon.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 7:16 PM on July 14, 2013

I recorded a doofy me and my invisible band of clones video

Also, I posit that the 'getting up and walking over to the camera to push STOP' part of YouTube videos is the 'needle stuck in the runout groove' of this generation.
posted by chococat at 9:08 PM on July 14, 2013

unSane that porch concert looks like the funnest thing.
posted by chococat at 9:08 PM on July 14, 2013

Great stuff, folks.

Here's me w/ band at the Good Ship Kilburn last year (I'm the guy in the hat).
posted by motty at 8:44 AM on July 17, 2013

Great thread.

A few years back my late lamented Hong Kong punk band played a set to commemorate the closing of an awesome indie venue: LIVE FAST DIE! at Hidden Agenda. (Luckily Hidden Agenda found another space, and they survive to this day -- albeit still hounded by the government.)
posted by milquetoast at 1:16 PM on July 17, 2013

Really loving this thread. Chococat, that gig at my house was a ton of fun. If you're around next year think about coming up for it. We aim to make it bigger and better.
posted by unSane at 5:41 PM on July 17, 2013

O hai, two month-old thread. I play guitar & program lots of synths and stuff in a band called Nova Social. You can kinda see me lurking in the shadows playing ye olde Steinberger in this clip.
posted by mintcake! at 11:37 AM on August 19, 2013

I made a ridiculous, low budget video for The White Whale. There are also a few videos of a band I was in a while back over here. I was the drummer.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 8:06 AM on August 22, 2013

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