This was emailed to me by my friend Simon LeRoulley in Caen, France. Every time I discover another person with a tattoo inspired by a lyric or song I wrote when I was battling with an issue and needed to express, mostly to myself, that a resolution is always around the corner I feel elated and a bit scared. Not sure why.

Stay Posi kids!!

anonymous asked:

You Should Make More Music Videos! I Liked The Spoken Word Band You Did Videos For!!

Thanks! They were called imadethismistake. I made four music videos total for them.

The first, “Gravediggers on Their Deathbeds" was the most popular, with over 820,000 views… I made it in AfterEffects over SEVEN YEARS AGO. I had to let individual scenes render out for hours on this very under-powered Dell I had left over from college.

The second, “Sunkist" was live-action. I wrote and directed but didn’t appear in the video. It starred my friend Erica and her friend Alexa. That was one of the first times I posted a video featuring someone else on my channel, so I remember having them sign model releases and waivers and all kinds of official paperwork I found on google. Which makes me laugh now.

The third, “Chamber Pop" combined live-action and AfterEffects animation. Not only is this my favorite song by imadethismistake, but it might also be the best video I’ve ever made. Definitely top five. It might not look like much now, but remember this was seven years ago. All we had were SD handycams. I really feel like this video didn’t get the love it deserved when it was first posted in 2007 (the link above is a re-upload from 2008 once YouTube went widescreen, all previous uploads were in 4:3).

"Chamber Pop" is another one I wrote and directed and did all the effects for, but it stars my roommate from that time, Jenny. I moved in with Jenny for what was supposed to be six months to help out with bills while she was going through some stuff. We ended up living together for over seven years. She saw the beginning of all my YouTube stuff, my book deal, and she was DFTBA’s first landlord technically, as I rented a second bedroom in her house to store all the DFTBA stuff when we started growing.

And then finally I co-starred in the last video I made for them, a song called  “Billboards”. Kylewilliam and I wrote this one together and I directed and edited. I just rewatched it now and the story telling and editing still holds up pretty well. A bit proud of that. But I was 50 pounds heavier when we made this video, so it was hard to watch myself.

Anyway, thanks for the ask, this was a fun trip down Memory Lane. Hard to believe how old this stuff is. Feels like a whole ‘nother life.

TTF lineup changes...again!

Hey y’all,

So, after some discussion between the three of us, after a few more Richmond shows Kyler will be parting ways with TTF. We are bummed to see him go, and really happy we got to tour with him two times, record 4 amazing songs, and just generally chill. His writing input on the upcoming BOY’S CLUB ep was so awesome and he really took us to another level. We know he’ll keep SLAPPIN’ DA BASS with Flechette and whatever other awesome projects he cooks up. Go see him at Pibby’s and have him fix your bike.

BUT this does not mean the end of TTF!! Shannon is moving to Rhode Island in a few months and even that isn’t stopping us! Our BFF Kylewilliam (imadethismistake, The Wild, Back Stabbath, The Cottage Records) is going to be playing bass for us on any tours or dates we do after these last few in Richmond!! We are so excited to start playing with KW, he has done tons for us in the years we’ve known him, like put out our first 7” TELL YR STORY on his label, take us on tour, and drive P.S. Eliot on tour when we toured with them last March, and just be a general awesome dude. He lived with us in Richmond for a few months and it ruled. We are really excited to play and write with him!!

SO, it’s a bittersweet transition but we will get through it like we did before! Look out for our last couple Richmond shows…for awhile! First of which on March 25th at Strange Matter with JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD. Say peace to Kyler!

AND the Boy’s Club EP will be out soon on RORSCHACH RECORDS! Many thanks to Talia and Curtis for putting this out for us! More announcements on this in the near future!


Dom & Shan

anonymous asked:

What ever happened to that I made this mistake band you used to do videos for? It was great

They thought all of my veryveryveryawesome music videos were too good. Those were their words, “too good”. And they got stalled with severe writer’s block knowing their new material wouldn’t live up to the visual presentation. Especially after the videos I made were viewed by almost a million new fans…

Hah… No, the band was basically one member (like NIИ, one dude writing and performing, hired rhythm section for the tour), his name is Kylewilliam and he started his own DIY artist management company. So after many satisfying albums and split EPs and tours he is now busy helping other musicians realize their dreams.