Attention music fans - cool things happening in the world of our resident Producer/Hero, Don Was
Don recently sent us a great video
of the first single from Mexican rocker, Saul Hernandez. The song is called "Molecular", and not only will the melody be stuck in your head, but the video documentation of the in-studio experience is as awesome as it gets. Saul's album, produced by Don Was, will be released in May and is his first solo record after fronting the Mexican rock band Caifanes
Speaking of Caifanes, they reunited this weekend at the Coachella
music festival in Indio, CA. It was a huge moment for the fans of these Rock en Español pioneers and one of the biggest reunion acts at the festival this year.
Watch Don's vlog
about working with Saul, then check out the music video
and turn it up!
Posted with tags horses
, Smashing Pumpkins
on 2/10/2011 10:56:59 AM by D'AnnyMoney
Ah, the age old question: Why do girls love horses, unicorns, and dolphins? Well, according to Laurel Braitman, an MIT graduate student who was quoted in this NPR article about that very subject, it's because "horses and dolphins and unicorns...are all borderland creatures; gateway animals to other worlds." Laurel continues, saying, "they help [girls] imagine wonderful other ways of being in the world. They let us be cowgirls and oceanographers and mermaids and princesses." NPR always posts the most captivating articles!
In other horse news, former Smashing Pumpkins bassist D'Arcy Wretzky was arrested for failing to pay fines and appear in court after she was ticketed for letting her horses run amok throughout her town. I wonder if people would have minded if instead of horses D'Arcy had released unicorns. A bunch of unicorns running around sounds kinda awesome, don't you think? Especially if the unicorns are galloping to "Tonight, Tonight". Just imagine how damned majestic that would be.
And that's the day in horse news. Tune in for Manatee news next week!
Posted in Harry Shearer
with tags Harry Shearer
, The Big UnEasy
, New Orleans
, Crescent City Stories
, The Simpsons
, Le Show
, Huffington Post
, Deaf Boys
, My Damn Channel
on 5/25/2010 5:44:59 AM by Rob Barnett
'On assignment' in New Orleans for My Damn Channel.
If you're a resident here, you have our maximum respect and thanks for giving the rest of us one of the most magical places on earth. If you've visited, keep coming back. If you've never been...make it happen captain. You'll find warm souls, inspired sounds, the finest food, drink, fun and good times you can experience.
We lead with laffs at My Damn Channel. But there's more than comedy beneath your fingertips. This is why Harry Shearer was the first artist we asked to trust us to let him reach you without one drop of Hollywood execu-nonsense in the way.
Harry has lived in New Orleans for over a decade, shuttling from here to
LA and the rest of his working world. From The Simpsons, to Spinal Tap, to SNL, to Le Show on NPR, Huffington Post, comedy albums, music, music videos, and more - Harry Shearer is an artist who never stops creating, entertaining, living and giving.
Harry has created many of the most-viewed, most-talked about videos on My Damn Channel. He has two projects in the works that you'll see next.
On June 4th, you'll see "Deaf Boys." Here's a sneak preview along with a note about the original song and short film to come.
This August, Harry will release a documentary feature film he's directed about the city he loves. "The Big UnEasy" opens on the 5th anniversary of Katrina to tell the story about the un-natural disaster that nearly destroyed New Orleans. The film details why the levees broke, why the city is still in danger, and why Congress and The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is putting more cities like New Orleans at risk.
Harry will share news and videos about the making of his film over the summer. We presented a series of videos back in 2007, on the 2nd anniversary of Katrina called "Crescent City Stories."
Posted in Press
, Writers Strike
with tags Articles
, Viral Videos
, Writers Strike
on 12/18/2007 11:20:00 AM by Rob Barnett
Think we're going to be on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. Spoke to Melissa Block who reached out to hear more about our little shop of DAMN. Airdate & time - the mystical "to be announced."