So seven days of sloth and music has wrapped up and it’s time to remove the couch crud from my body and vacuum the dust bunny’s I have grown attached to over the last week. From my rough count there were well over 200 videos posted by a wide variety of musicians and I strongly suggest you take the time and go over to Couch by Couchwest and spend some time viewing them all. There will be oodles of blog coverage of many of the highlights over the next week, as the Muso’s who were paying daily attention are done soaking their sore fingers in Epson salts. What I want to do here is thank the great bands/artists that answered my insistent nudging and submitted videos for the event. I would like to think it is my powers of persuasion but when one is presented with the great concept that the folks at Couch by Couchwest have unleashed, it was really just a matter of pointing them in the direction of the couch and giving an occasional ‘did you make a CXCW vid yet’ tweet or message. So without further rambling on my part here is some of the talent that graced the ethereal stages of couch by couchwest.
3/11/2012 First up The End Men started the festival off with this fantastic song;
3/11/2012 Here’s Jo Wymer of Freehold, New Jersey, I Can’t Live Without Your Kiss.
3/11/2012 The Danglers out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin – with this killer heavy wooden couch banger Aphrodite’s Thighs (John Sparrow the drummer found his fine skins on the curb and gave them new couch life)
3/11/2012 Cupla really went leisure and submitted this fantastic 20 minute acoustics set that got a primetime time slot.
3/12/2012 Skeletons In The Piano aroused out of slumber with this wicked good video and performance of Longpig.
3/12/202 Courtesy Tier submitted three songs this is the first one – Lovin It
3/12/2012 Here’s Adam and Tory of Those Mockingbirds in an undisclosed men’s room performing The Bloodiest Gums
3/12/2012 As always The Dead Exs kicked it up a notch, here’s All Over You-Nolita Stomp. (filmed and edited by Spencer Gordon) DP shared this with me before he made it public, I know it was extremely difficult to sit on it for as long as he did, but he is the man!
3/12/2012 I wasn’t sure if we were going to get a solo performance or a duet with Don Ryan but we got the full band! Here’s Nikki Sue and the Bad News doing Bridge by the River.
3/13/2012 Shayfer James- Villainous Thing Shayfer was on a mini tour down south but he got this done for us before he left
3/13/2102 Here’s Bernadette and Catherine of Bern and The Bright's inside with a tree? with their song Lost in the Sea
3/13/2012 Full disclosure I have a mad crush on Jillian. Here’s Ruby the Hatchet out in the woods or are they nowhere? This song will be on their new album coming out next month look for it!
3/13/2012 Sci-Fi Romance – Goodnight Irene this one shows the power of the concept all it took was one twitter nudge to Vance Kotrla and he was on board.
3/13/2011 Here’ Jay Thomas and Bluejay returning for the second year, All I can say is watch it
3/14/2012 I was very much a pain in the ass to these guys and really thank them for enduring it. Here’s The Bailey Hounds – Dead and Gone
The Bailey Hounds "Dead & Gone" (Live at 13th & Wolf) from The Bailey Hounds on Vimeo.
3/14/2012 Gerry had me nervously tapping my fingers with rumors of rumors of rumors of the video shoot Big thanks guys! Here’s Lost Romance – Straight Into The Future. Let Lloyd back in the house now.
3/15/2012 Here’s Courtesy Tier back with their second one This one is Rescue. Love you guys! Did you know you can get free music on their website?
3/15/2012 Here’s another example of the power of the concept, just a couple tweet exchanges and The Stumbellas were on board. Here’s a song off their just released album My Father and The Hunter
CXCW 2012 - The Strumbellas - "The Sheriff" from the unofficial on Vimeo.
3/15/2012 After The Dead Exs video was posted (and I do believe DP had his tablet every where he went watching the festivities) he sent me a message ‘Should I do another video?’ I was like DUH! Hell yeah! Here’s DP with a just completed song will be on their next album, I for one can not wait. Let The Natives Loose!
3/15/2012 The EASY-OFFS play a Robert Belfour cover
3/16/2012 The Peculiar Pretzelmen –The Grackle. I bugged these fellows via FB, and Twitter and they took sometime from their road travels and did three videos for us! watching them Imperial Rooster, and The End Men connect and make plans was simply amazing! Let’s see a show together!!!
3/17/2012 Here’s The Bailey Hounds back with on of my favorites of their Album Along The Gallows. Those Devils Don’t Scare Me
3/17/2012 Joe Cirotti of Only Living Boy – Fine For Now. on a mauve couch. I had trouble getting in contact with Only Living Boy, our correspondence ended up being via their ask the band a question page, it came down to the wire, looking back I should have just asked DP of The Dead Exs!
3/17/2012 Here’s Vance Kotrla of Sci-Fi Romance back with Tomorrow May Take You
3/17/2012 Here’s The Peculiar Pretzelmen back with Heart Attack and Gone to Jericho 2fer
3/19/2012 Here’s The Peeps – Odisea a couple last minute DM’s and these great guys found a couch and submitted this hoppin salsapunk number from their EP Our Crazy witch you can get for free on their bandpage. These guys are just plain fun.
3/18/2012 Zelazowa- Alexandria This one came down to the wire as Adam and Bryan were in Austin for that other festival, but the found a spot and got it submitted in time. Thanks Adam, sincerely, your (favorite) pain in the ass.
Unfortunately Don Ryan did not get his submitted in time but I will include it here. Syrup and Beer!
Don Ryan - The Viral Thought