nasag asked:

I've seen the looper videos and was wondering are there any other similar videos online anywhere such as the junkyard composing talk you posted about?

Here’s an early version of the Junkyard Composing talk that I did about 10 years ago at the Apple store in SoHo, which mainly focuses on the score for Brick.

Thanks to Ronen for videoing and editing the talk into a more watchable form (and for giggling quietly into the camera’s microphone at my various comments).

Early sketches for the traveling wine-o-phone. Cinematic Underground tour, 2005

We used tuned wine glasses quite a bit on the score for Brick, but as we prepared for the US Cinematic Underground tour, I started thinking about a way to travel with them. Little did I know that my eventual collaborator Jonny Rodgers was simultaneously working on a design, which would go on to accompany the Faux Fix tour years later. His version was much more reliable (the glasses were glued in to a flight case with built-in mics), and while ours were taped into a rickety suitcase, we did think to fill it with christmas lights, so at least that was a score on the visual side of things.

This morning, for some reason, I stumbled onto Zach’s amazing batch of letters which he wrote to Vilhelmina during The Cinematic Underground tour. These letters were written in place of a band blog, but in them, you can trace a lot of what happened during that time (band fights, crappy shows, personal introductions, our vegetable-oil bus, and Zach’s ramblings, which are always a good time).
I had forgotten about this documentation of Marke playing Karma Police, almost 5 years before Jared’s wonderful account of a similar event. Sometimes lightning does strike twice.

This morning, for some reason, I stumbled onto Zach’s amazing batch of letters which he wrote to Vilhelmina during The Cinematic Underground tour. These letters were written in place of a band blog, but in them, you can trace a lot of what happened during that time (band fights, crappy shows, personal introductions, our vegetable-oil bus, and Zach’s ramblings, which are always a good time).

I had forgotten about this documentation of Marke playing Karma Police, almost 5 years before Jared’s wonderful account of a similar event. Sometimes lightning does strike twice.