I was hooked on this tune the moment I heard it in Little Big Planet last year, and instantly thought of it when thinking of what I wanted to go underneath the voice over in the OSD video I put out yesterday, but didn’t want the video to get yanked down for using another artist’s track, so I covered it!
Since I’m terrible at guitar, and especially at picking out these chords by ear, I shot a message to Brian Effinger to see if he could help me out. The next day I had a guitar *and* a bass track. What a guy.
A really fun one. I love the vibraphones and the brushes.
Every time I hear an iPhone ring, or just about any music that doesn’t have drums, I’m always thinking of what I would put under it as a backing track. I guess that’s what happens to your melon after being a drummer for a while.
I put this together a few weeks back by hand, then was delayed in doing an actual take when my camera decided to kick the bucket. Thankfully, after a few emails and $10 shipping later, it’s functioning again.
I had a fierce battle with iMovie with the screenshot overlays, and I ended up just going with the garbliness and inconsistencies of the images in this video, so my apologies for that, but there’s nothing I could do. My Apologies!
I had a lot of fun making this, and if you have any requests, or comments, let me know!
Oh, and I put up my OSD (Online Session Drummer) page to help get the word out there for potential new clients, so take a look at that too when you get a chance!
It’s pretty unbelievable that a random dude on the news expressed his mind about the current situation happened to blow up all over the internet overnight. Not only does the original video have 26 million hits (to date), the “Auto tune the news guys” (aka “The Gregory Brothers“), took some initiative and pieced the audio together to form an instant, catchy hit that’s being played everywhere.
So anyway, the story behind me covering it is this: I was really just simply bored and hitting stumble video while sitting at the octapad, and playing along to whatever video would come up, then a pretty sweet Bed Intruder marching band cover popped up which lead me to playing along to the original video and hitting record.
While I could have really planned the drum part really in-depth and even extended the song into different arrangements, I just decided to keep it simple. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy it as much as I did playing it.