We (Lan, Bonny, Paul Dateh and I) all flew to Oregon for Adam Wallenta's wedding, which I'll write about in a future blog... but here is a quick video of Bonny's first run after her surgery.
It was shot with a regular iPhone 3G (not 3GS) using the jailbroken iPhone app Cycorder. Cycorder allowed for ridiculously slow shutter speeds when it was dark... which made for some really cool effects with fast motion.
Also we learned that Paul Dateh doesn't run fast in a suit.
Paul Dateh, on the other hand, is blessed with ACTUAL musical talent. That's why one of his You Tube videos has had over a million and a half views. That's why he's being suddenly flown all over creation to play. He is recording a new album, which is coming out this year. And he's funny.
And you get to see him. Free. From the comfort of your own home. In your underwear or even naked, if you so choose.
Tonight, May 25th, 2008... at 5PM Pacific time, Paul and guitarist Ken Belcher will be playing an intimate set, in front of a small live audience, that will be broadcast live over the internets. Yes, you read correctly, the internets.
Go to live.pauldateh.com to check it out. You'll be able to chat live with other viewers and also ask questions or make comments that Paul will be addressing during breaks between some of the songs. Ask him some cool things... like "why is the sky?" or "where do babies go in the night?" Questions of meaning. Questions of substance. Questions whose answers will validate your very existence.
So set an alarm, invite some friends over, and when 5 o'clock shows up, bask in the glory that is music.
Here's an amazing animated promo that Paul made. Cutting edge graphics are the name of the game, folks.
Lan, Bonny, Paul Dateh and I went to see Battlestar Gallactica Razor last night... and while waiting Paul and I walked over to the New Zealand Naturals ice cream store, where they take regular ice cream and put it through a machine that sorta turns it into soft-serve.
Paul Dateh is an amazingly talented musician and vocalist. I had the pleasure of meeting him at Pixelodeon where he played a great set, similar to the main video on his site. Awesome stuff. I can honestly say I'd never heard hip-hop violin before... and if someone were to mention it to me I'd be confused... but after hearing him play... and live nonetheless... I can say it's awesome.
Paul contacted me not long ago to do some portraits of him for promotional materials... and here are a few of them: