Friday, March 22, 2013

High Definition Wish List

If there is any doubt about the difference in the definition of cameras...I'm watching a clip of an interview I gave for the No Kill No More project and aside from my rambling answers that will never be shown...the definition of the camera, I think it was a Rebel SLR...nothing too special...and it's excellent. This is a screen capture from it and there was natural attempt to enhance the video.
Not stoned but talking like he's stoned because he's happily sober...(why did I leave La Paz?)
The size of the video and pictures makes this an option I can't really work with since uploading anything takes forever but one generation from now the quality of digital content is going to be so incredible they won't even believe what bloggers like me had to go through to post crappy pictures that came out half monochrome. Still, I suspect it's all a terrible mistake that has a price no one would pay if they could get their faces out of a television screen long enough to understand what that price will be.

Lanny Barby Tribute Song

Maybe pop culture has finally caught up to my bottomless irreverence and disdain. I'm trying to be honest from now on...and also catch the zeitgeist of my a timeless way. I think the only thing an artist can do is be true to himself and his age...hopefully completely true to himself and his age...and then he might make something timeless. If you aim for timelessness then you won't get it. The best thing I can say about anything is that it comes from the heart and has no commercial aspirations.

If I had about $10,000 I could make a pretty funny video for this. Of course $9,000 of that budget would be to hire Lanny to star in the video...and the way I visualize it would be walking in circles around a fountain playing my guitar and Lanny is sitting down in all the park benches (either quick costume changes or a green screen) and I walk past her as she flirts with me and I'm too distracted singing the song. Yes, I would hire a porn actress and not fuck her...because I've got problems. Maybe I'll make a Kickstarter campaign...
Other than the mockery of Jack Johnson and the lack of a Bruno Mars melody to parody, the inspiration is the fatal irony of the current hip crowd like The Bloodhouse Gang singing "The Ballad of Chasey Lain"
add this to the list of songs inspired by erotic actresses.
I'm not immune to any of it...

The Lyrics of the song are here if you can't understand what I'm saying. The chords are based on a capo at the 3rd fret so I'm playing in Bb, a key that actually suits my voice. But it's a revolving G, C, G, D progression with an A7 thrown in there once in a while. I don't think it will show up in a campfire songbook any time soon. And I'll be leaving the lyrics home when I go perform at the old age facility...they prefer Sinatra.

Lanny Barby Tribute Song

You came into my life
a download video tramp
taking two guys at one time
Lanny, your ass blew my mind

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