BS Auditives is a newest project! Are you a musician with a voice and a guitar/ guitarist? Or are you a designer you're looking to push your designs through product placement? Look no further! I'll bring the camera! You can bring the talent!
Check out our first acoustic music video, with musician, Anna Zoe, performing "Someday," written by Dave Aaron (lead singer for SHINOBI NINJA).
BS AUDITIVE: EMILY YOU WERE RIGHT - BY TYLER VERHAGEN
CLARENCE DE VIL (NYC)
I met Tyler Verhagen, lead singer of Emily & The Complexes, in the heart of Times Square a few weeks ago. He was strumming the guitar and getting lots of stares. He had BLIND SPECS written all over him!
I paired Tyler up with designer, Brian Wood, of NYC.
Tyler performed an original song called, "Emily You Were Right." The graphic tee was chosen to represent what the song is about. The song is about a man that had just been dumped by his girlfriend. The heart being weighed down with the heavy chain was a simple representation of the message in the lyrics of the song.
BS AUDITIVES: STAY OR LEAVE & SPARROWS BY GRACE WEBER
CLARENCE DE VIL (NYC)
Here's a funny story, Good Cop PR, NYC based music PR firm, reached out to BLIND SPECS to create some extra buzz for a REAL American Idol, Grace Weber. So, where's the funny, Clarence? Grace literally grew up down the street from me in Wisconsin! Grace nor I had no idea that we were neighbors until the day of the video shoot.
Look at the cheese kids from suburbia making a name for themselves in the city! I love it!
I paired Grace up with womenswear designer,Susan Hengst. The dress, designed by Susan, fit Grace's personality. These videos are inspirational!! See for yourself!
BS AUDITIVES: SOMEWHERE ELSE & SO LONG BY NICK MILLER
CLARENCE DE VIL (CHI)
I had to make a stop in Chicago to get a slice of that deep dish pizza. Mmmm, it feels so good to be back in the Midwest for a while. The man that is singing below is Nick Miller, lead singer of "Nick Miller and The Neighbors." He attends Columbia College, his hair is boyishly orange, and we both went to high school together in Wisconsin.
He and his band have been all over Chicago. This time around he choose to bring the music to the Navy Pier. I paired him up with clothing brand, the Culture of Freedom. All of the graphic designs made by C.O.F. were inspired by the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. They are supporters of futurists, especially, those located in Chicago.
Put two and two together. This project was a match made in heaven. Enjoy!
Richard Kennedy, a true creative, turned to his experiences with love to create his latest single, "Hurt So Bad." He has a true passion for giving respect and expressing his feelings with a creatively direct manner.
During the Spring of 2011, a friend invited me to attend a musical performance in Harlem. This is where I met Richard's mind. He was in his element. The way that he performed almost made you think, "Are we in the same room as him?" Clearly, Richard was performing for himself. That is not a bad thing! THis was one of those times when you appreciated the fact that the musician let his entire guard down to welcome his audience into his world. At the end of the performance, Richard reeked of love. He was content with everyone's thoughts toward his talent because, he was already comfortable with himself and what he choose to share with the universe.
The purpose of "Hurt So Bad" is to console those with a broken heart. The experience of losing a love connection with someone cannot add to the vision of who think you are. After love, you should feel stronger. You will soon come to realize that you have taken one giant step towards seeing who you have always been. That is beautiful.
The young performer was paired with emerging menswear designer, Auston Björkman. Auston, an FIT graduate, created and established the menswear brand, SIR NEW YORK.
As I entered Chicago I felt like the energy of New York City couldn't leave my universe. There were more taxis, j walkers, fur wearers, and lines filed outside of Chipotle at 2 pm! It was joy before the new year. At least it was to me. A friend and I walked into a place in Boystown called Roscoe's to have a drink. Little did I know the man at the coat check was worth billions in the talent department. "What do you do?," he blurted out! "I do this and that. I'm also doing a small on going acoustic project with musicians and designers around the states," I exclaimed. Without question the coat check man said, "Take my card. I'm a singer!"
Did I know what the odds in meeting a real upcoming musician with real talent at a coat check in Boystown these days were? No. I couldn't help but wonder if the chances were any higher than stepping into a taxi with a driver that actually appreciates your tip and smiles.
1 train ride, 3 mimosas, a walk with my dog, and 24 unbelievable hours later I looked up the upcoming musician on YouTube, Reverbnation, and Facebook. He - was - amazing!