We’ve been working on these for about a month between recording, mixing, and mastering, but I’m finally satisfied with the results — and I hope you are as well! All instruments were recorded/engineered by my, except for the lead vocals which were done by Paul Cantillon (aka “Cody Grey“). We’ll be sending these out to some clubs as we try to book some more shows, so keep an eye out for our updated events list. In the meantime, enjoy, and tell your friends to do the same.
For those who missed (or those who simply want to relive it), here’s the complete (minus the talky parts) Alejandro & the Fame performance from last Friday, May 20, at the Boston University Theatre for the Huntington Theatre Company’s 35 Below party. It was pretty epic.
(and yes, some of the video is blocked by people, but you were more interested in listening than seeing anyway, weren’t you? Thought so)
Born This Way
Boys Boys Boys
We also did an encore of a Foo Fighters song that we never actually rehearsed. The songs we played were all the songs we knew, but the crowd really wanted an encore, and most of us knew the song, so we tried went with it. One girl even grabbed our lead singer from the crowd and said “I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU PLAY JUST PLAY ANYTHING.” So we did.
My Hero (Foo Fighters)
Friday night was the first performance of my all-male Lady Gaga cover band, Alejandro & the Fame. In light of the then-impending rapture, we changed our name to Alejandro & the Harbingers of the Apocalypse. We have since returned to the Fame.
Audio/video to come, but for now, here’s some pictures to tide you over:
Yes, I’m wearing leopard print leggings and jean shorts. No, I do not own the leopard print leggings. Yes, I did make my own jean shorts.
Photos by Justin Seward
Thanks to everyone who came out to see The Backyard Committee at Cafe Nine in New Haven last night (especially my Dad, even though he fell asleep before we went on). I felt a lot more comfortable with the songs this time around, so I think it went pretty well (and if the Canadian guy who was dancing is any reliable indication, I’m right). The Fatal Flaw from Boston (literally, around the corner from me) also played, so thanks to them for coming down. Joel Reader is a great guy, and if you asked 16-year-old-Thom if he’d be headlining a show over Joel from the Mr. T Experience, he would totally freak (25-year-old-Thom, meanwhile, has a much more well-adjusted worldview, at least comparatively)
I’ve recently decided to record a cover song every 2 weeks in 2011 and post them here on my website for free as a way to keep me constantly making new music. These won’t just be me with an acoustic guitar; they’ll be fully interpreted and arranged songs (albeit recorded on my laptop, so not always the best quality).
This week, for the first entry in 2011, I recorded “After the Gold Rush,” from Neil Young’s 1970 album After the Gold Rush. Enjoy!
Suggestions/requests for future Songs of the (Bi-)Week are always welcome.