Music

Slap My Elbow

Here it is! Hip Hop megastar S.mouse performing his award winning megahit SLAP MY ELBOW! The song is from the television series Angry Boys in which Chris Lilley plays all of the major characters. It’s absolutely brilliant stuff and the character of S.mouse with his incredibly bad taste is a lot of fun to watch.…

Alisa Amor Sings Milton Erickson

An an experimental musical trancework, singer Alisa Amor has taken a classic hypnosis script by Milton Erickson and set it to music to create a unique twisting experience. You can see more of Alisa’s videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/alisaamor and explore her work at http://www.alisaamor.com and http://www.miraclesong.org. I met Alisa through one of my online courses which…

SJ Tucker Playing Dungeons and Dragons

Awesome and a half, the folks who make Dorkness Rising, have teamed up with everyone’s favorite skinny white chick, SJ Tucker to make the music video for Sooj’s rendigion of “Playing D&D“ and it is a wonderful romp down memory lane and an homage to a game I for one hold near and dear. My…

Steampunk Culture and Music

MTV Shows This is a video from MTV on Steampunk with a glance at the music of the culture. Found it because I’ve been devouring Abney Park (http://www.abneypark.com) of late. Methinks we’ve found a wonderful musical subculture resonant with some – but not all – of Kaye’s own interests in tersm of musical complexity in…

Memories of Camelot

Well, I finally got some photos . . . well video framegrabs . . . of my daughter, Kaye Elizabeth Phillips, performing MEMORIES OF CAMELOT, her original piano composition on 4 June 2010 at Tamkang Senior High School in Tamshui, Taiwan, where she is a student in the music specialty program, majoring in Composition and…

Calling Occupants of Enterprise

I was looking for videos of Klaatu‘s version of Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft to share with my daughter Kaye and came across this little gem which mashes The Carpenters better known version with Star Trek for First Contact goodness . . . I prefer the longer World Contact Day version by The Carpenters but…

It is DONE! 春天吶喊 Spring Scream Hypnosis Show!

It is done! Our hypnosis show at Spring Scream 春天吶喊 (http://www.springscream.com) was scheduled for 12:10am (yes, just after midnight) but when we got there the band scheduled before us was just setting up to perform . . . things were running much later than usual. So, I apologized to Kaye who was dead on her feet…

Vocaloid in Concert

My daughter Kaye is a fan of Vocaloid . . . an odd phenomenon in its own right. Vocaloid is a program developed by Yamaha that is a voice synthesizer with music editor in which folks create song files that typically are music – original or otherwise – with voice.  The voice is based upon…

Four Chords . . . Thirty-Six Songs

As many regular readers know, my daughter Kaye Elizabeth Phillips (http://www.kayephillips.com) is a songwriter . . . well, I've heard her messing about with an idea and usually she's quite original . . . however, when you're using chords in your composition, there's only so far you can take it . . . sometimes folks…