One song. Two versions. Two videos. BETTER – Part One Blerd Youth’s ‘Sucking of Your Soul’ Mix I was writing a song over the summer. A voice in my head kept taunting me, telling me that the song was stupid and irrelevant, that I was writing the way people wrote songs 30 years ago. Dinosaur. You [...]
Music videos from soul rock singer-songwriter Bryan Thomas.
“Digging don’t make you down.” Yes, they let me come above ground for this one. Ironically. And to paraphrase Haley Joel Osment: I SEE BAND MEMBERS. ALL THE TIME. THEY’RE EVERYWHERE.
“N-word is the punchline but this ain’t no joke.” I’m slumming on this one. Only four strings and one me.
“This is the last time I will do this for you.” I did this one first. Of course. In spite of the presence of one John Henry Bonham, this is the mellow one. Well, mellow until the guitar solo. Slow burn.
“No more chocolate Romeo. No more going gorillas.” Lyrically, this is Spike Lee meets John Hughes. A Jungle Fever/Pretty in Pink mashup, if you will. Note the dramatic tension between Tele Bryan and P-Bass Bryan.
“If you can’t move to the beat y’all/don’t blame your boots if it’s your feet’s fault.” This is the bonus video. The hidden track on the virtual EP. If you will. No performance footage in this one: it’s built entirely from found images. Waiting for Godot with a beat. Allons-y.
A few classics from the video vault. Reunion – Official Music Video – Bryan Thomas from Bryan Thomas on Vimeo. And more: Souls A Case of You (live with Rosanne Raneri) Revolution MotherJudge (Times Union/WMHT “Best of the Capital Region”)