While on leave from Iraq—just putzing about with my brother, sharing a few beers and watching New York Noise (a local music program)—a video for a unknown band started to play. The band: O’Death. The album: Head Home. The song: “Down to Rest.” The intro to the song was quite simple (just a couple of chords, slightly haunting and repetitious). The vocals…. my God, how raw! The video itself… so odd an unprecedented. All in all, it was just a scant 3:42 seconds.
This week we talk about new music videos, new music from Green Day, how some musicians are pompous, an album review of You Can’t Take It with You by As Tall As Lions, and then we discuss music in marketing campaigns. Also I want to thank the Wall Street Playaz for letting us use “Livin’ The Life” as our theme music.
This isn’t some story about how Eve 6 collectively saved me from a burning building or anything. It’s about how a band I’ve loved since the late 90’s have gotten me through when things have been both at their worst and at their best. I remember it like it was yesterday the day I first heard them. It was back in high school. I remember sitting at home bored one day after school and I was flipping channels on my T.V. It was a time when MTV meant music television and they actually play music videos on t.v. I was flipping and I stopped on MTV just as the video for “Inside Out” started playing.