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I absolutely love the band Rosie & Me and am truly honored to be able to feature their music!  Rosie and Me is charming and addictive.  The five-piece Brazilian band, released “Bird and Whale” in 2010, after their first homemade songs gained popularity on the web. They’re mentioned in more than 80 music blogs worldwide and gained dedicated listeners in several countries, which lead to an invitation to perform at 2011 SXSW and NXNE (Canada).  The band draws from their culture to enhance the American folk influence, which makes their sound a little more unique.  I love them and look forward to hearing their new music.  You can follow Rosie and Me’s updates on twitter.

Rosie and Me includes Rosanne Machado (vocals/acoustic guitars/banjo), Ivan Camargo (acoustic guitars), Thomas Kossar (electric guitars), Guilherme Miranda (bass guitars) and Tiago Barbosa (drums/perc).

I’m excited to announce a new band to the delightful collection of original music, b.sous.  I met Brandi on a Looking UP shoot for Uninterrupted TV and this is where I discovered her fun French music.  Pronounced Bee Sue, b.sous was named one of the “12 Bands to Look Out for in 2008″ by Denver’s alternative weekly newspaper, Westword.   b.sous finds some of the brightest stars in Denver’s scene and brings them to the stage in a full-on flash of cuteness and home-made sounds.  The group gets inspiration for their quirky name from an amalgamation of sources: The French word bisous (“to kiss”), along with a band member’s name, Brandi Sue.  Check out more on b.sous.

March’s Featured Playlist – Two insanely talented Colorado bands Paper Bird & The Autumn Film

I’d like to give a huge thank you to all of the musicians and bands I’ve been honored to feature in my work over the last several years.  Please check them out, go to their shows & even just send them an e-mail if you love their music.  If you’re curious about a particular song in any of my videos, please feel free and ask me.  I’ll send you in the right direction.   I’m looking for new music to feature!  Do you know any bands looking for more exposure or perhaps you write music?  Please contact me and I would love to check out your music.

Currently I’m working on three new web series I’m very excited to talk about!  The new web series include Making Luck for Uninterrupted TV where we follow the stories of young teens going through major obstacles and introduce them to any mentor or experience in the world.  It’s a challenge and we are trying to prove to the teens (and ourselves) that anything is possible and that it’s your choice how you play the cards you were dealt.  I love working with Joy Parrish and look forward to sharing the episodes with everyone.  I’m also working with the beautifully talented Christy Lee on a music web series called The Window Seat where Christy interviews bands and we film tons of other unique random music related segments, surprise details to come.  Lastly, I’m happy to work with Ryan Ross again on an untraditional adventure travel show for Vail Resorts on the series Après Adventures.  Definitely check them out!  I love to hear from everyone.

Every month I will be doing a featured playlist of the music in some of my various projects. Stay tuned!

February’s Featured Playlist

Two exciting sites that may help you in your productions…

A huge thanks to Jen Myronuk for introducing to me, Free Music Archive (FMA) an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads.  The Free Music Archive is directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America.  So if you’re looking to get your music out there or to find music for your video projects, check out FMA.  FMA artists give their permission through licenses.  Each song has different copyright rules so make sure to see what license the artist allows and of course always give credit.

Doing a lot with a little:
Last night I attended my first Filmmaking incubator session at Boulder Digital Arts and two of the guys from DV Rebellion were there.  This is where I learned about their website, an incredible resource on how to accomplish your vision with video regardless of your budget.  I’m excited to see more of your posts!

Here is a video DV Rebellion made on building a 10-foot jib

(just a little something) The Ship and the Sea

A few months ago Brian & I helped Tifah Phillips & Reid Phillips, from The Autumn Film, make a fun short stop motion on their album, The Ship and the Sea.  I’m a little late getting this out but it’s just a tiny sneak peak into making the “What you get in your CD” video.  If you buy the album you will not only receive lovely music but artwork by Grant Blakeman.  .. as the video (above) shows.  I’m hanging ours in our house!  We just spent a few hours with Tifah & Reid, had a great time and learned a bit more about stop motion.

I picked up The Autumn Film t-shirt and I’m not joking when I say I’ve received so many compliments while wearing the t-shirt.  I’m also lucky enough to be able to feature their music, as you might have heard in The Founders series.  Actually The Founders is book-ended with The Autumn Film, the first and last episode end with their song, “Mended”.  ..and I’m just one of their fans.

Magical Mystery Kind …just for the fun of it

One of my closest friends growing up, Elissa Bogos, came out to visit a few weeks ago.  Elissa currently lives and works out of Kabul, Afghanistan as a photographer/journalist/videographer.  She is creating & documenting AMAZING subjects, which you can find in these well-known publications.  You can see some of her video projects here.  I’m endlessly impressed.  Not only is she magical behind the camera, but also in front of it.  I really was hoping to make a fun video starring Elissa and impulsively she found herself back in the U.S. and we found ourselves in Leadeville, CO.  Together we made this music video just for fun (above) using music from Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros “40 Day Dream”.  We drove around and filmed Elissa walking in & out of various scenes with random close ups of our surroundings.  We had a lot of fun and I wish we could do more fun projects like this.  We have a history of being impulsive, random, & innocently mischievous together.

Photos from our Day Trip

The Founders is a weekly web series documenting the adventures of startup companies in TechStars.

Every episode featured original music from extremely talented bands from all over the U.S.  If there is a song that sticks out in your mind, want to learn more about the music, go to a show… below is the playlist for each episode of The Founders.

This may look overwhelming but if you need help finding a particular episode or song, just ask & I’ll put you in the right direction.  You can also easily search the bands on iTunes.  A gigantic thank you to all the bands!! (more…)

I’m happy to announce a few new bands to the talented circle of original music featured in The Founders series.  Since the TechStars series started in May, these are the newest bands added to this network: