Tuesday, October 03, 2006

"New York This Morning" Music Video

"So High So Low" Music Video

Saturday, August 26, 2006

"Anyone But You" Music Video

Friday, April 21, 2006

"Christmas Then the New Year" Music Video

Music Video for Keegan DeWitt by Chad Hartigan.

Sara Ellis and Emily Card were going to Santa Monica to hang out one afternoon about a year ago and they let me tag along with a video camera. I shot a bunch of footage thinking I might cut it together to this piece of music by Keegan DeWitt, but I ran out of battery before I got enough and kind of forgot about it. Then maybe ten months later Keegan and Sean McElwee and I went to downtown L.A. and Santa Monica ourselves, just messing around with the camera getting shots of whatever and when we watched it that night I realized how similar it was to the stuff I had shot with Sara and Emily ten months earlier. So I cut it together and that's the video. Not planned at all.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

"Shift" Music Video

Music Video for Keegan DeWitt by Sean McElwee & Chad Hartigan

Sean McElwee shot this footage of Keegan down by LAX and I cut it together one night to this old instrumental b-side that Keegan had done. Just a wistful look at L.A. in all it's night time glory.

Monday, October 31, 2005

halloween playlist

9pm set you free THE BLACK KEYS
904pm public service announcement THE BRAVERY
907pm love train THE O'JAYS
910pm hide u KOSHEEN
914pm go COMMON
918pm alarm call BJORK
921pm the ballad of john and yoko THE BEATLES
924pm the rat THE WALKMEN
928pm palisades park FREDDY CANNON
930pm under pressure DAVID BOWIE & QUEEN
934pm frontier psychiatrist THE AVALANCHES
938pm the promise WHEN IN ROME
941pm what's golden JURASSIC 5
944pm slam ONYX
948pm how soon is now THE SMITHS
954pm spitting games SNOW PATROL
958pm swlabr CREAM
10pm feel good inc. GORILLAZ
1004pm daft punk is playing at my house LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
1009pm land of 1000 dances WILSON PICKETT
1011pm b is for brutus THE HIVES
1014pm just like heaven THE CURE
1017pm desperate guys THE FAINT
1020pm disconnect the dots OF MONTREAL
1024pm paranoid BLACK SABBATH
1027pm you're so damn hot OK GO
1030pm get there BENNY SINGS
1033pm just what i needed THE CARS
1036pm danzig needs a hug SUGAR RAY
1039pm owner of a lonely heart YES
1044pm roller APRIL WINE
1047pm girl you have no faith in medicine THE WHITE STRIPES
1050pm what's your fantasy LUDACRIS
1055pm space age love song A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS
1058pm thriller MICHAEL JACKSON
1104pm your woman WHITE TOWN
1108pm runnin' down a dream TOM PETTY
1112pm astounded BRAN VAN 3000
1117pm cannonball THE BREEDERS
1120pm bad reputation JOAN JETT
1123pm dracula's wedding OUTKAST
1125pm call it ours THE LEGENDS
1128pm banquet BLOC PARTY
1131pm common people WILLIAM SHATNER
1135pm funky cold medina TONE LOC
1139pm lost your mind ACEYALONE
1143pm soul flower THE PHARCYDE
1146pm pets PORNO FOR PYROS
1149pm here it comes DOVES
1157pm slow hands INTERPOL
12am poison BELL BIV DEVOE
1204am electric relaxation A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
1208am luchini (this is it) CAMP LO
1212am criminal FIONA APPLE
1217am we got the beat THE GO-GO'S
1220am the way she dances N.E.R.D.
1224am virgo NAS & LUDACRIS
1227am what you need INXS
1230am policy of truth DEPECHE MODE
1235am wandering star PORTISHEAD
1240am the seeker THE WHO
1243am they JEM
1247am toxic BRITNEY SPEARS
1250am got your money OL' DIRTY BASTARD
1254am psychotic reaction THE COUNT FIVE
1257am hypnotize THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G.
1am rock lobster THE B-52's
107am milkshake KELIS
114am forget myself ELBOW
120am staying alive WYCLEF JEAN
123am passenger IGGY POP
127am hey ma CAM'RON
131am i'd rather dance with you KINGS OF CONVENIENCE
134am 6 underground SNEAKER PIMPS
138am never say never QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
142am in a big country BIG COUNTRY
146am mr. e's beautiful blues EELS
150am the seed 2.0 THE ROOTS
154am little green bag GEORGE BAKER SELECTION
157am something 4 the weekend SUPER FURRY ANIMALS
1am everlong FOO FIGHTERS
104am i'm free THE ROLLING STONES
106am girls and boys BLUR
110am low rider WAR
113am nobody but me THE HUMAN BEINZ
115am i got the feelin' JAMES BROWN
121am don't you want me THE HUMAN LEAGUE
125am tendency BATTLE
129am the letter THE BOX TOPS
131am love machine part 1 THE MIRACLES
134am roxanne THE POLICE
137am buddy holly WEEZER
139am drop it like it's hot SNOOP DOGG
145am crazy in love BEYONCE
150am wooly bully SAM THE SHAM
152am magic carpet ride STEPPENWOLF
156am can't get you out of my head KYLIE MINOGUE
2am definition MOS DEF & TALIB KWELI
203am gimme some lovin' THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP
207am no rain BLIND MELON
211am lovefool THE CARDIGANS
214am dancing in the dark BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
221am clocks COLDPLAY
226am idioteque RADIOHEAD
231am speed racer THE REDWALLS
233am mirror in the bathroom THE ENGLISH BEAT
236am let's hang on (to what we've got) FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS
239am the laws have changed THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS
242am thank you for sending me an angel TALKING HEADS
244am race for the prize (remix) THE FLAMING LIPS
249am can't hardly wait THE REPLACEMENTS
254am c.r.e.a.m. THE WU-TANG CLAN
259am a girl like you EDWYN COLLINS
303am west end girls THE PET SHOP BOYS
306am lollipop THE CHORDETTES
308am last caress THE MISFITS
310am crabbuckit K-OS
313am gold digger KANYE WEST
317am yeah USHER
321am me plus one ANNIE
324am you're gonna miss me THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS
327am hollaback girl GWEN STEFANI
330am don't look back into the sun THE LIBERTINES

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

new tailor

you can find all future rumblings from the suit at the following link

grand opening - grand closing

Saturday, June 18, 2005

robert kennedy (guest blog by brendan mcfadden)

Robert Kennedy, Jr. is a fantastic human being the kind of who's spent his life fighting for environmental causes when he could've easily spent his time doing something far cushier and more lucrative. Bill Frist is a terrible shitty human being, and I hope that he dies of mercury poisoning as that would suitably ironic.
The following comes from Huffington Post.

ABC corporate executives at the network's highest levels ordered three interviews with Robert Kennedy Jr. pulled from ABC News programming.

The interviews all centered around Mr. Kennedy's investigation of thimerosal, a mercury based preservative, used in vaccines given to children and believed to be responsible for increasing cases of neurological diseases including autism.

Mr. Kennedy's interviews were slated for prime shows ABC World News Tonight, 20/20, and Good Morning America. Salon.com and Rolling Stone Magazine have exclusive rights to Mr. Kennedy's article and they embargoed his story on other networks because of his arrangement with ABC.

Mr. Kennedy's article was published today only in Rolling Stone and on Salon.com. The article links the CDC, FDA and Bill Frist to major drug companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Wyeth, and Aventis Pasteur that continued to include thimerosal in their vaccines despite studies showing the damage - and death - it caused in humans. In the 1990s the CDC and FDA recommended three additional children's vaccines laced with thimerosal, totaling twenty two federally recommended immunizations.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who has received $873,000 from pharmaceutical companies, tacked on the "Eli Lilly Protection Act" as a rider to a 2002 homeland security bill. The protection act was later repealed by Congress after a public outcry. Senator Frist is making another attempt to harbor big pharmaceuticals from families with infected children. He is appropriating the war on terror again by attaching a provision to the "Protecting America in the War On Terror" bill introduced to Congress this past January.

A 2001 Emory University Study watched ABC, CBS, and NBC in the Atlanta area for one week and found 907 advertisements for over-the-counter drugs and 428 advertisements for prescription drug

If you're interested in reading Kennedy's most recent article go to salon, if you're interested in reading his book Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy. Go to amazon or your library or bookstore.

Friday, June 17, 2005

baby doll

you ain't no picasso has posted a cover of the n.e.r.d. song "baby doll" by swedish rockers the (international) noise conspiracy. i haven't listened to it yet, but i'm a big fan of the original. might be worth checking out.

the (international) noise conspiracy - baby doll

hustle & flow

the other night i went to a special screening of "hustle & flow" with brendan. the bottom line here is it's okay. not quite sure how it walked away with the audience award and best cinematography at sundance, but what do i know?

terrence howard, anthony anderson and taraji p. henson give good performances and there are some good moments throughout. but if you don't see it, you won't miss much.


Wednesday, June 15, 2005


last week i was listening to jonesy's jukebox on indie 103.1 and jonesy was doing the thing where he plays guitar and whistles and if you can call and tell him what he's playing, you win something. for the first time ever, i knew what he was playing so i called and got through and won the prize. he was playing "behind blue eyes" by the who and the prize was two tickets to see the doves. which i did, last night.

the show was at the wiltern and the opening act was longwave. i had one song of theirs on my itunes that i liked but that was as familiar as i was with them. they played a 40 minute set that was pretty good. i didn't get into it 100% but i did like a fair number of the tracks. i don't know if it's all the time, but this night the singer didn't seem up to snuff. his voice felt strained and not very memorable. but, i'm being harsh. the band played well and are a lot better than tons of bands more popular than them.

after 30 minutes of down time the doves came out. i'm a huge doves fan, having purchased all three of their cd's, but i have felt that their albums are getting less and less interesting as they go. that's not to say less quality, but they seem to be experimenting much less and just doing straight rocking anthems now. their concert was another reflection of this. brendan is much less familiar with them as i am and he felt that all the songs blended together and sounded the same and i could see where he was coming from, but i still thought it was a fantastic show. the doves' sound is the epitome of the type of music that reaches new heights when heard live. anyway, all in all i'm really glad i went and have a new appreciation for the band. i just wish they'd try some more funky shit like "a house", "m62 song" and "friday's dust". and would it have killed them to play "catch the sun"?

the set list (based on memory so cut me some slack)

sea song
almost forgot myself
sky stars falling
caught by the river
one of these days
last broadcast
black and white town
the cedar room


here it comes
there goes the fear

Monday, June 13, 2005

waking ashland video

my buddy todd (far right) just finished directing a new video for the band waking ashland. he did a pretty awesome job on it, so be sure to check it out below. and if you like the song, find out more about the band at their official site

i am for you video

Sunday, June 12, 2005

mr. & mrs. smith

brendan and i saw "mr & mrs. smith" tonight and here's the short and sweet review. it's a terrible waste of a promising concept and features not one shot, line or idea that i haven't seen done better elsewhere. boring boring boring.

"'mr. & mrs. smith' is as successful an action movie as 'thirteen' was a drama" says brendan.

overall grade- D+

for your consideration

in case you were wondering who to vote for?

first of all, click on the link above to see the new variety ad for "riding the bus with my sister". then notice the quote from the new york times. ". . .shouts 'first class production' and 'emmy bid'." now, am i crazy or does that sound like a bad review? sure enough, here are some other quotes they could have pulled from the same review.

"This underhanded movie makes Ms. O'Donnell into an appalling cartoon only to pretend innocence -- or, no, moral superiority -- when the viewer is appalled."

"The viewer, meanwhile, is sure to cringe -- and often. This is another inexplicable effort by an actor to overplay a slow, strange character and teach everybody lessons."

why in the world would they pull a quote from this review? a quote that so thinly disguises the real tone of the review that anyone more intelligent than rosie's character would get it right away. god only knows. anyway, best of luck with getting that nomination rosie.

roman candle

the idiots at hollywood records finally let roman candle out of their contract and they have now signed with v2 records. which now makes them labelmates with brendan benson, elbow, grandaddy, stereophonics and the white stripes among others. quite a step up from hilary duff and jesse mccartney. all this really means is we can finally get our grubby hands on their reworked debut lp "the wee hours revue" by the end of the summer. stay tuned. . .

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