While out on the Everything For Everyone Tour, we shot a lot of little acoustic performance videos. At some point in the near future, I’ll be cutting them together into a tour retrospective, but I wanted to post this one now because I mentioned it in the last blog post.
It’s a ukulele version of You Are My Sunshine we shot at the abandoned cement plant on the side of I-84. I really enjoy the juxtapositions in this video and this song and will definitely be shooting more one-take live performances in interesting found locations like this one in the future.
I wrote this song last year, and have been performing several different versions of it live, but have yet to make it into a studio to lay it down. So here’s an acoustic version. Enjoy. Or don’t, considering the bleakness of the subject matter.
A note on the video itself: I realize it’s not flashy. But I wanted something as stark as the song itself that wouldn’t try to gloss things over, something that might be as uncomfortable to watch as the song was to write. This is what that looked like.
There is a version of this song that The VAM Commanders will be including on our new album, This is Not A Time Machine, when it is eventually released.
With my solo project, Godcrotch, I make an effort to switch things up a lot from show to show. I told my friends I wanted to do a ukulele show, then a hip-hop show, then a country show. None of them seemed to believe me. But after the hip-hop show, which is where the clip of Atheist Gangsta was shot, I went and did a country show just like I said I would. If you weren’t there, it looked a bit like this.
Only question now, is what’s next?