I meant to write this a while ago, but I didn’t. So here we go.
CXCW is definitely my favorite bit of internet crazy. We had fun making the videos, and I had a lot of fun watching other peoples vids. See here for my mid-festival update. The only big thing to add to that is that MY SISTER, Anne Stott, finally got in the game at the end of the festival. Here is her video. Great to see ya sis!
We (Brian, Pam and I) actually did four videos as we were prepping. When I played them back I chose two to send in. Now, for your viewing pleasure, are all four. Yes, it’s CXCW UNCUT! Which is sorta funny if you watched some of the videos. Most of them are pretty ‘uncut.’ Including ours. Which is, after all, pretty much the charm. I was impressed that even Roseanne Cash did a one taker in a venue basement this year.
I did use CXCW to make a little pitch for floor relief in our town of Lyons, Colorado. Two of the songs were written in the wake of the flooding here last fall, and if you feel inspired to donate to a great cause, Lyons Community Foundation is the best way to put some support directly in the hands of people who need it. There is more information and a video about the flooding here.
Of course, I also write songs about tragic lives gone horribly wrong. So there are two of those songs here as well.
Who doesn’t like a good old fashioned story about failure and hopelessness? No one, that’s who.