It's the first day of Autumn and already Josephine and I are having disagreements. In this day and age, you're either team apple or team pumpkin? Please visit my facebook page and leave your reponse there!
Josephine and I decided to take on what a Google search described as "The world's hardest tongue twister." Granted, this was several years ago, but it still makes for a good ol' vent challenge. I'm not typically into the whole "vent challenge" type of video, but I can do them. I try to keep my online videos separate from what other young vents are doing. But without further adieu, here it is... Enjoy!
This is my first attempt at ventriloquial scat singing since I was employed full-time as a school assembly entertainer. At the time, I was using a cat puppet, named Al E. Cat. He had this "cool" look, so I decided to give him a jazzy persona. It was a ton of fun and the kids loved him, but he belonged with the company. Applying that to one of my own characters was a bit of a challenge. "Foster" the banana was built by my good friend and puppet maker, Smith Handerson. His eyes looked a little strung out to me, so I decided to play him off as a sad blues singer who might've had a little too much to drink the night before. He's not a fully developed character as of now. I am still working on a bit with him for my act. This is only one piece of the puzzle. Enjoy!
Here's another video featuring Ira The Heart and a rapping session. This is also an homage to one of my favorite bands of the early 2000's: Linkin Park. Now say what you want about LP but let's face it, they have what no other band will ever have: The highest selling debut album of the 21st century. If that's not impressive, I don't know what is. This song is not featured on their debut record (Hybrid Theory) but it featured on an early EP from before they were signed to a major label. Enjoy!