Saturday, May 26, 2012

Pictures from the March 12 preview concert

Check out this album of pictures from the March 12 Joe Jackson's Night and Day preview concert at Richmond Triangle Players Theater.

Here are a couple previews:










Friday, May 25, 2012

"Steppin' Out" live in Brooklyn!

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Here's a little teaser video, recorded this afternoon at my brother's apartment in Brooklyn.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Weekend in the City

It's been a big week! I met with a set designer for a meeting whose purpose I thought was to convince him to do the show, but it turned out he wanted to talk concept and layout; he was already on board. The percussionists came over to jam out on Monday and the singers congregated for the first big vocal rehearsal Tuesday nights. I didn't record any video because it was a lot of learning hard pieces, and a lot of stopping and starting. "Target," for example, doesn't translate so well when you're only repeating the same bridge and percussion solo over and over for 20 minutes. One great moment from Tuesday: the climax of "A Slow Song" is going to knock your freaking socks off. Damn, these singers are good.

I'm heading up to New York City this morning for a research and homework trip. I'll be up there through Monday morning. Goals:
  1. Record some raw audio in interesting places for use in pre-show and intermission
  2. Take some pictures to use in pre-show and intermission slideshows
  3. Put a KickStarter video together with the help of my brother Patrick
  4. Record some music with said brother (not JJND-related)
  5. Do another thing
  6. Meet some interesting people in some interesting places
So I ask you, dear readers familiar with New York: where should I go to meet some interesting people? I mean "Stranger than You" interesting.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Rehearsal footage 5/10/12: "Real Men"

We're into the weekly rehearsal schedule for the show now. Thursday nights the band meets, irregular nights I meet with the singers. Stay tuned for more updates. For now, here's our first run-through of "Real Men," featuring me (Andrew) on piano and vocals, Jake Allard on Percussion, and Adam Young on drums.
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