“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)

New Album “Living Room”

Living Room
by Michael Nhat

“Living Room” was originally titled “Insomnia For the Sport of It”, but I changed my mind because it didn’t go with the cover photo. I purchased the cover photo for 75 cents at a store called Mostly Books in downtown Philly.

From 2008-2011 I recorded a number of songs that would later make up the 20-track album “Living Room”. At the time when I began recording, I had not intended for the songs to be combined into one specific album. In my free time I would record songs out of boredom and fear that I might die some day and the beats and lyrics would be left undone.

Paramanu Recordings and I had been in negotiations to release an album with them since 2006. In 2010, they emailed me about a release date in March 2011, but it got delayed to 2012.

The album is almost entirely sample based. Some samples include Fiona Apple’s “Waltz” for the ending of track 3 “Whitewashed“, Andrea True’s “More More More” for track 6 “I’ll Die in Laos” and the “Popeye” soundtrack for track 9 “Cut Your Own Hair it’s Affordable“.

It features vocal collaborations with Magick Orchids, Dylan Doren, Bizzart, The Little Red Writer, Barrie Rose and k-the-i???. The late Brandi Hollandsworth was my roommate for a couple months and made some guest vocals as well on “Good Times”, “Cut Your Own Hair It’s Affordable” and “Lies and Confusion”.

I produced most of “Living Room” except tracks 1,6,7,8,9,and 20 by Jbts (of Luna is Honey)
and track 11 and 19 by Andrew Felix (of A Sending Service/I Had An Accident Records & Annie Hall Records)

Preview and pre-order your CD or mp3’s at Amazon.com and Living Room - Michael Nhat

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Release Date: June 1, 2012
Release Party at Home Room 3121 Beverly Blvd 90057 All Ages $5 Admission BYOB
Live Performances by (in order of appearance)
9:30 I.E.
10:10 Michael Nhat
10:50 Luna is Honey
11:30 So Many Wizards

So Many Wizards will also be premiering their new music video starring themselves, Lis Bomb, Lina Carol, and myself. Directed by Walt Gorecki (of Home Room)

Dishes – An Experimental Movie by Michael Nhat

Premiere Screening at Home Room March 30 2012 mark your calendar!
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Buy your limited DVD copy at this event $15.00
9pm Dishes followed by special collaboration performance by Michael Nhat/Drew Denny/Lis Bomb/Magick Orchids/Barrie Rose
plus the 10 minute prologue to Dishes

Dishes
by Michael Nhat (nawt)
Starring

Michael Nhat, Barrie Rose, Lis Bomb, Meagan  Boyd, Lina Carol, Amy Wolkins, Andrew Felix, Shaina Mote, Zella Rigador, Lee  Noble, Kid Infinity, Luna is Honey, Amy Fortunato, So Many Wizards, Bastidas, Peter Pants, Linda Dou, Bizzart, Heather Eddy, Magick Orchids, Voice on Tape, Drew Denny, Morgan G, Raven Servellon, Walt Gorecki
genre: experimental & style

“Ya know it doesn’t have to mean anything it can just be something beautiful to watch” – Woody Allen (Zelig)

Dishes (approx 60 minutes) was originally made for a family member in Iowa and for my friends in Philadelphia. The former asked while I was visiting, “Why not stay here? What’s in California?” and I didn’t know how to explain what I wanted. When I lived in Philadelphia friends would ask, “So how’s LA?” I drew a blank at first, and then as always answered with small talk about the weather. Moments like these were the initial influence that catapulted me toward documenting myself and my company.

Maybe I am proud of my lifestyle and the narcissist in me wants something to display that. I wish that friends who don’t live in LA were here to experience it for themselves and not just my one-liners about the weather, but it’s not that easy. So for the sake of non-LA friends, future friends, sisters, strangers that are foes, and for strangers that are nice and want to be friends, but are too intimidated, I hope this movie breaks some spells or enlightens. It may not be the most readable and comprehensive documentary, but at least others who share my sentiments have a new visual to share that gives people an idea of this Los Angeles community.