You like singing, right? Sure you do! We all like singin’!
Are you singing at your full potential?
Meet Emma. Emma is a badass Swedish black metal singer with formal jazz vocal training. She can teach you to sing any style. She’ll help you figure out where your range is, and how to improve it. I’ve been working with her for a year and have increased my range by a whoooooole octave, and solved a lot of my problems! Not all of them! Just the ones about singing!
My friend Simon Max Hill is a hard-working casting agent who has been casting Portlandia, Nike spots, and other important television from his seat in Portland,OR. He’s also an enthusiast of dancing, robots, and being a super weird generator of ideas at all times. On Tuesday, he announced that it was my responsibility to make a sock puppet music video, and by Thursday I had it up.
Here’s Dark Footish covering the Smiths. And to the nice lady who said “Oh, this is great, I hope there’s more!”- it currently has 22 views. I am the gothic Naomi Campbell of Youtube, I don’t get out of my coffin for fewer than 100 views.
Update: Four years later and we’re up to 140 views, only 410 fewer than a video of Bloodmeadow cracking her neck.
A friend reminded me of this amazing night with John Brophy’s Baby Ketten Karaoke outfit when I got to sing one of my favorite Pixies songs and garnered my favorite YouTube comment, “Not bad for a fatso.” Filmed by the adorable Brendan Gill.
Despite the comforting blue “verified account” check on the @itsmorrissey account that showed up on Twitter this week and which has amassed 250,000 followers, Moz posted today on his True to You zine that he does not now and never has had a Twitter account:
16 May 2014
I would like to stress that I do not have either a Twitter or a Facebook account. I gather that a Twitter account has been opened in my name – as ‘It’s Morrissey’ – but it is NOT Morrissey. I do not know who has opened this recent Twitter account, but please be aware that it is bogus. That’s, of course, if you should remotely care.
Untwitterably yours, MORRISSEY Salt Lake City 15 May 2014.
Thank God, really. What would Morrissey make of Twitter? What would Twitter make of Morrissey?
Update: two days later, the twitter account @itsmorrissey was gone. Oh twitterverse! How mysterious you are.
I have known a creepily lifelike doll named Eliza Rickman for several years, and today she released a video for her song, Start With Goodbye. It’s composed of forced perspective vignettes with taxidermied animals. Please enjoy it.