I was looking around for what the two members of Banderas (Caroline Buckley and Sally Herbert) have been up to since. Not sure what Caroline has been doing, but Sally has been involved with some of the most important and influential artists of the last few years, including Radiohead, Florence & The Machines, Robbie Williams, Travis, Kylie Minogue, and many more.
She co-wrote this track with Claire Tchaikowski, and I love both the track and the video:
Sally has a MySpace page here.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Since last fall we've had a lot of fun putting together my daughter's new jazz dance routine. I'm not a massive Madonna fan by any means but "Material Girl" has always been my favorite song of hers, at least in my head. I'd remember the video and the bits I thought were cool. Then I'd play it and remember that the beginning was too slow, there was entirely too many "dilly-o's" and her girlish squealing got really irritating. That and then the song just seemed to go on forever.
Fortunately, in my role as creative music editor, I had the opportunity and the tools to turn all this around for my daughter's dance routine. After being veiled in secrecy for a while, I'm now pleased to introduce you to my own remix. After initially going bonkers and throwing in beeping price scanners, ringing cash registers, and popping camera lightbulbs, I scaled it back a tad and produced what I call the "Megabucks" edit. For a start, it's under three minutes long, as required for competition entries. Then, I took my favorite bit and put it at the beginning, mixed in just enough effects to complement the music and gave it a proper ending. Oh, and that is my voice over an imaginary store intercom.
You can probably tell we invested quite a bit in the costume design and in putting the props together. It all came together very nicely.
Madonna - Material Girl (Megabucks Edit)
I now have a website I created to advertise my custom music projects. It's at www.customdancemusic.com