May 31, 2010

A music video for "Frankenstein"

Here's our music video for "Frankenstein" filmed at the Maker Faire last weekend. It seemed particularly appropriate since Frankenstein's monster might be considered a prototypical DIY project, and would fit right in with the robots and devices made of junk. Enjoy.

Nov 30, 2009

"Picture Yourself" video

Over the weekend, my cousin Kris and I filmed the music video for "Picture Yourself." We did this at my new place in San Jose----I wanted to get some footage of the place before I started moving everything in. I suppose it's appropriate because the song talks about future events, and this empty apartment is going to be filled with objects from the future.

Nov 4, 2009

Freight & Salvage open mic

On Tuesday night, Maya, Steven, Ciana and Kate played at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse's open mic. We went on stage at around 10:30, Maya delivered a great introduction for us, and we played "Picture Yourself" and "My Kind Idea." By the time we played, the audience was a lot smaller than when it opened, but we still got a decent applause. One guy came up to us afterward and told us that we were his "highlight" of the evening. We look forward to playing there again!

Oct 31, 2009

Berkeley and Powell Street BART stations

Lisa, Kate and Maya at the Powell Street BART station.

The last few weeks, we have been taking our show to the public. On the evening of the 11th, we went to the Berkeley BART station and played until we were too tired/hungry to continue. We learned that we should start playing our high-energy songs right when a BART train pulls into the station and brings us a large crowd. We got the best audience reaction from "Siki, Siki Baba."

Tonight (Halloween night!), we played at the Powell Street station. At first, we played outside, where we were up against a "Thriller" dance number, the police and a fight between two homeless people. Then, we moved it indoors to the corridor between the two ticket machine areas (there were other musicians at the prime locations). We ran through our set list a couple times, and played a few songs we hadn't played for a long time, including "Jambalaya" and "The Sound of Silence." A fellow busking group stopped by and listened to "Scenic World" and "Pompeii," calling the former a "refreshing" song and the latter "a blend of pop, rock and even a little bit of soul."