“Good Times” Music Video

Good Times

Here’s a new hip-hop video filmed & edited by my friend Jason Clark in Los Angeles and produced by Jbts (www.lunaishoney.com) in 2009. He gave me a CDR at work (we’re both ex-American Apparel employees) with a bunch of beats and this loop stuck out to me. I loved it immediately, but it would be years before it seen light of day. I added the stuff at the end and recorded the vocals in 2010.

Cast:

Michael Nhat

LinaCarol

ALONE (Sean Pineda & Elizabeth Ann aka Liz Bomb)

Bizzart

Nima Kazerouni (So Many Wizards/Crowne Plaza)

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All Birds Born Blind Commit Suicide 7

 

 

All Birds Born Blind Commit Suicide 7
by Michael Nhat & LinaCarol

Lina gets her first check from temp job, Michael shows how to make DIY bike lights for under $3, we attend the Women Group Book Release at Stories in Echo Park Anti-Walmart show at Human Resources in Chinatown and another argument

cameos include: Andrew Felix, Dylan Doren, Lysander & Henry (Bastidas), Adrian Acosta (Tremellow), Nathan Huber (Kid Infinity), Tearist, No Age

 

No One Loves You

This song is from an unreleased solo effort called “Picnic”. “No One Loves You” was recorded in 2010 featuring Barrie Rose of Tes Elations. It was the last song I recorded in my Silverlake Apartment before I moved in with Barrie and soon after left to Philly in 2011.
I looped the sample in 1999 and recorded a demo with it in 2002.

The video is made up of footage from an unfinished short film “Alice and Malice” I wrote and directed in winter 2010. It was an impulsive move by Steven and myself to just start shooting. I think I was telling him about it and he said he’d like to apart of it. So I asked “Got plans right now? Want to start shooting?” and we did.
Within a few days we were halfway finished with the film and then we just stopped and haven’t returned to it since.

How to Flip the Gummo Sample

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVtZ9g41mQM

I saw the movie Gummo by Harmony Korine in 1999. I was living on my friends couch in the living room in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I remember liking it at once. I saw Kids when it first came out and liked it also, but Gummo blew it out the water for me.
In 2001 I sampled Gummo’s cowboy kids cussing at the rabbit for a song that doesn’t exist anymore. Then in 2004 I sampled the sounds in the film arriving with “Don’t Forget to Water the Radio”. A demo was recorded, then in 2010 I re-recorded the song with the same exact Gummo Sampled beat and hook, but changed the lyrics slightly. Since 2004 my songwriting became a little less enigmatic. The song was put on my 2nd album “Swimming to Cambodia”.

I saw the movie Gummo by Harmony Korine in 1999. I was living on my friends couch in the living room in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I remember liking it at once. I saw Kids when it first came out and liked it also, but Gummo blew it out the water for me.
In 2001 I sampled Gummo’s cowboy kids cussing at the rabbit for a song that doesn’t exist anymore. Then in 2004 I sampled the sounds in the film arriving with “Don’t Forget to Water the Radio”. Everything from the percussion to the ambiguous metal and feedback was made with Gummo samples. A demo was recorded, then in 2010 I re-recorded the song with the same exact Gummo Sampled beat and hook, but changed the lyrics slightly. Since 2004 my songwriting became a little less enigmatic. The song was put on my 2nd album “Swimming to Cambodia”.

PS: The title of this post implies there’s only one way to sample aka flip the Gummo sample, but that’s not true at all. Everyone has their own techniques, equipment, ear, style, etc.