New Trend: Musicians making Short Films

Generally, if something happens more than once I assume it is a trend. Suddenly “everyone” is doing it and it doesn’t even take 3 people haha.

Right now, everyone in the music industry is making short films. Kinda interesting. I’m glad they are bring attention to this medium, however, as one of the people in the videos above pointed out to me (guess who? BEST DAY EVER), “I’m a musician, not an actor.” I guess sometimes skills such as acting and skills such as being able to reach a large audience hold different value. If those videos featured random local actors I doubt they would have the thousands of views they have acquired… and then I would have seen them : )

GO MAKE COOL STUFF.

Feature: Michael Franti

I just discovered Michael Franti and boy have I been missing out!

I subscribe to the Gorilla Food newsletter and they recently linked to a video Michael Franti did for his youtube channel.

So who is this guy? According to Wikipedia: he is vegan, he doesn’t wear shoes (except for the occasional flip-flop when airports etc require footwear), his tours avoid bottled water, and his tour-bus runs on biodiesel. He even made a documentary film called “I Know I’m Not Alone” about the war in the middle east. I think his band “Michael Franti & Spearhead” is opening for John Mayer right now (why do I always jump on these bandwagons AFTER people come to town haha). This guy is a great example of awesome. He even has his own clothing line called “Stay Human“. You may have heard his single “Say Hey” without knowing who he is. He writes songs about all sorts of things, from social justice to compassion. Have a listen.

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