- 8:04 AM, Friday,
July 21st, 2023:
- So the next 3
VRlogs are ones that could really, REALLY, make some
noise. The first one is of the band Metric that I'm
not ashamed to say, I was unaware of. I'm old.
I worked in radio in the 1990s and haven't kept
up much since. I suck, because now that I have
researched this group? Holy shit wow. 20 years of
awesomeness and I cannot begin to understand how
their song in Scott Pilgrim didn't catapult them into
- ...oh wait, it's
because Scott Pilgrim vs. The World somehow did poorly
in theaters. I adore that movie. My whole family adoes
that movie and I had no idea Metric wrote that song
because Brie Larson sang it in the movie (and did
rather spectacular to boot). Either way, the band is
by no means unknown, their fanbase is quite strong and
they've been going for decades now. I say all
that to say this:
- If you are a fan,
of this band... oh, my freaking, GOD does this feel so
insanely intimate... I can't even express. Like,
I've seen music videos with not only this format: but
this camera... but they're not live. They're a staged
multi-angle production and while amazing? You don't
necessarily feel like you're live with them. Does that
make sense? Even the video I did where I set up the
camera to shoot me singing last year... there's
presence, but something's missing. Well, I found
it. When you are at a live event? And you're simply
capturing THAT? Oh goodness something flips in your
head. And now you have a true "fly on the
wall" feeling. Now ideally, I'd have several
cameras static and only one moving so I could've
gotten the entire performance. I mean, techincally I
did... but I had to edit some parts of songs out
because my transition from floor to standing (or
vice-versa) was just poor. You can't have poor in this
format, people get motion sick and you lose 'em. But
considering all of that? This turned out amazing.
I mean, amazing. And if you are actually reading
this on your phone or computer and click this link?
You're 1,000% missing the point of everything I just
wrote... but you'll enjoy the music.
- I stopped
everything I'm doing and just watched it all the way
through again. It almost brings me to tears.
I have no idea why this hits me so hard. First,
her voice and melodies are wondrous... that helps...
but much like the last entry with Randy? I feel like
I've spent actual, real, time with these people.
Watching that is what it feels like to be at the big
room with them... actually, because I was able to grab
the radio feed - it's better. You're actually closer
and it sounds awesome... the possibilities of
capturing live moments now? My GOD. I want to grab
every old famous person before the die, throw 'em in a
room and shoot them in some capacity ASAP. If I'm a
record label? I'm LOVING this video for my band.
The connection with their fans? It's priceless. Well,
actually to a record company it isn't. And sure, it
absolutely has monetary value. Like, I watch this
video in my headset? And I feel like I'm stealing.
Like I shouldn't be allowed to keep watching
this. Like I want the band to be able to just go
back to their hotel already, I've had them perform
each song 5 times. THAT is how real this
- And when you see
the next one (actually a 2-parter), you're really
gonna understand. The ability to be in a dugout in a
major league game (well AAA) and watch the story
unfold? It's immeasurably valuable. Sure, there will
be streaming cameras like this in the dugouts at some
point... but the ability to tell the story? Oh my GOD.
I feel like there isn't a major league club on
the planet that wouldn't want a story like this told
about their ball club cemented in time. I feel
like I should be VERY, VERY busy in the next
several years doing this. I've happened upon a seminal
moment in storytelling. Now getting everyone to see it
becomes the biggest roadblock.
- Well for Metric
I've hit up a Facebook fanpage. That's a