Sitting in a hotel room in New York, decided to make a video for my song “The Day”
* I made this by slowing the song down to 1/4 speed, lip syncing to that, then speeding the footage up 4x speed, and putting the original track over it—all done on two phones (one for playback while the other films) using iMovie and Anytune Pro+. Fun! Weird! Try it!
Make a version of the song “West Coast” (by Coconut Records) in the style of the Star Wars cantina band, complete with singing aliens.
A big Thank You to Chris Hardwick and everyone at Nerdist, Jason Schwarzman (he is Coconut Records), Billy Dee Williams for stopping by Phirmilab (WHAAAAT?!), Dannah for being the voice of the Tonnika Sisters, Theresa Patten-Köckert for being the female half of the choir with me (at the end of the song), and Ben Burtt for being a genius.
(Ben Burtt is the sound designer for Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Wall-E… everything with great sound and amazing voices. I’ve learned a lot about him and his work in the last few months, and he is now one of my heros. Check out his book “The Sounds of Star Wars” — it’s incredible!)
In keeping with our love for songs that are listenable but pretty much impossible to sing along with, Hard ‘n Phirm presents: “Gersberms (Yer Gervin Mah)” featuring Hayley Williams (from Paramore), Melissa Rauch (from Big Bang Theory), and an excitable little foreign dude.
I swear it’s not just parents talking about how adorable their kids’ poops are. It’s geeky parents sharing ideas on having fun with geeky kids (and… alright… occasionally mentioning their geeky poops).
If you missed it, “Weird Al” Yankovic has a show over on the Nerdist YouTube channel called Face to Face. In this episode, Al interviews William H. Macy. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but… just watch it, and act surprised at around minute 8:40!
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to have 100 billion of my favorite comedians come through Phirmilab to record some songs for the 2010 Comedy Death Ray Christmas Album. This was the biggee. Hope you like it!
And, hey, why not buy the album! (download or physical CD)
All proceeds go to the L.A. Food Bank. (It’s a real charity.)