SimpleVision

A few years ago I started writing and recording music for my son Jude when he was 4 months old. I decided to start making videos for those songs. Here is the first one called “J is for Jude (The Alphabet Song)”. It features my friend Sean’s illustrations which he calls “Simplevision”. Enjoy!

ThatSongSoundsLike on YouTube

Last year I decided it would make sense to get some YouTube traffic for ThatSongSoundsLike.com.  Using Adobe After Effects I set up a fairly simple template that allows me to import new album art and audio and automatically render the waveforms.  Here is the video version of Britney Spears vs. Jermaine Jackson.

ThatSongSoundsLike on YouTube

ThatSongSoundsLike on twitter @songsoundslike

SndChck

A few weeks ago my co-workers and I took part in Music Hack Day in NY. We created a simple to use service that allows anyone to tweet music. You send us the name of the artist and we build a playlist for you or your friend. Check out this great Mashable article for more info and then start rocking! Try it out right now by tweeting in one of the following formats:

arcade fire @sndchck

or make a suggestion to a friend:

@KeithHopkin arcade fire @sndchck

Now just come to SndChck.com, sign in with your twitter account and we’ll do the rest.

SndChck - tweet music

I wanted Ricky to here some Mogwai so I tweeted

@rickyrobinett mogwai @sndchck

Here’s what his page looks like:

RickyRobinett on SndChck

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Gross Relations – “Fuzzy Timelines”

New video I directed for Gross Relations. This is what happens when you feed a band a bottle and a half of whiskey.

Director: Keith Hopkin
DP: Russ Heller

Shot on Canon 7D, 60fps.

7″ and Free Download:
www.insound.com/Fuzzy-Timelines-Vinyl-7inch-Gross-Relations/P/INS81722/

www.grossrelations.com
www.myspace.com/grossrelations

“Gross Relations is a new band from Brooklyn that is, indeed, pretty sick. These four dudes rock the lo-fi guitar/bass/distorted vocals thing. But Gross Relations also rock some surprisingly happy sounding keys over all the controlled melodic clutter. And those keys are key indeed. Those keys bring the POP out and make things sound more interesting. Gosh, pop rules, doesn’t it?” – Oh My Rocknes