Here’s a Christmassy animated video for the holidays that Bobby Standridge (the guy who did the Neil Peart animated YYZ video that I linked to a few months ago) sent me:
This is one of the best modern prog songs I’ve heard in years. There’s a real Gentle Giant influence there (as well as Dream Theatre). Plus it has muppets, so it can’t get any better.
Forget the other shred videos, this is the funniest:
Tom Beardsworth, an old friend of the band, has gone to live in God’s own country and has joined an indie-pop band called Number Station, who are making waves on the local scene there. Here’s a video they did for their single ‘Hold On’.
Good to see Ken Shabby getting some work, he hasn’t had much come in since that Python sketch.
Some of you will have seen the brilliant animated version of Neil Peart playing drums to YYZ from a few years back. Now the animator has done an HD version. If you’ve never seen this before, or even if you have, watch it in HD, it’s even more mesmerizing than before.
BTW I checked with the animator, Bobby Standridge, and he gave us the go-ahead to upload this video to YouTube. If you want a real treat, go to his website and download the full-quality animation, where you can see it top quality in full-size.
Nile Rogers makes Daft Punk better, but Brett Domino takes it all to a new league:
Here’s the new drum kit that our drummer Ed will be using at his next gig. We were hoping that it would be a world first, but unfortunately this guy Weerachat Premananda Jr has pinched our idea and got in first:
Ben Folds’ piano-playing skills have not exactly gone to seed then…