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Behind the Video: “Day of Our Reunion” by All Around the Dinner Table

You never really lose the things you love.

Watch the Full Video on YouTube!

On Easter morning I finally bit my lip and uploaded my first music video. It was a challenge due to my negative self image, but it was time to let it be seen.

I am not a pop star. I am a regular guy. A dad, with a “dad bod” and limited formal acting experience. All that said, I am very proud of this video and thankful to have it. Day of Our Reunion is a very special song for me, and I was anxious about getting it right.

First let me say what a good job Ryan Staples did putting this video together. You have seen his work with videos for Why They Came like Up the Wrong Tree, Echo 3 to Echo 7, and Cowardly Lion as well as So Close by Sempervivi and For the Record by Re-Education Camp. He is great at making something from nothing. Just hang out and drink with your best friends and you’ll walk away with a really fun (and really well made) music video. But, like I said, this song means so much to me, and I have a specific story in mind that I wanted to tell with the video.  Continue reading Behind the Video: “Day of Our Reunion” by All Around the Dinner Table

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Solar Eclipse of the Heart

Today is a big day for many of us across the United States, as we’ll be witnessing the rare event of a total solar eclipse. Some of us will see totality for a matter of minutes, and others for mere seconds. It’s hard not think on the passage of time and look back on all the unique events of one’s life. We hope everyone is able to do so with fond memories and hopes for a bright future.

For some of us, it’s also a good day to jam to Stellar Kin’s 2004 cover of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler and appreciate our days in the thriving and caring music scene of the early 2000’s. If you missed out on that, pump up the volume on the video below and consider grabbing We Need to Know on iTunes for more. A lot has changed since then, but as music audiences have declined our family of artists continues to grow. Maybe hearing this will rekindle some old memories and encourage you to reconnect?

Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Provided to YouTube by CDBaby Total Eclipse Of The Heart · Stellar Kin We Need To Know ℗ 2004 Bad Apple Records Released on: 2004-01-01 Auto-generated by YouTube.

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Re-Education Camp’s “Challenge the League” Details

Challenge the League is the sophomore LP from Lexington’s true school hip hop duo, Re-Education Camp.

May 12th: Early Release for only $3 on Patreon (available now)
May 15th: Brandon visits the camp on our Podcast (available now)
May 19th: Official Release on Bad Apple Records (available now) with “For the Record” Music Video (watch after the jump)
May 26th: Available on iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, etc…
June 4th: Online Listening Party (RSVP on Facebook)

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Sempervivi “Always Alive” Details

Music Video Premiere and Album Release

Sempervivi “So Close” Official Music Video

Official music video for the song “So Close” from the “Always Alive” EP, released 4/4/2017! Like and Share! Filmed/directed/edited by Ryan Staples (ryanstaples.net) at Veterans Memorial Park and The Practice Lair in Lexington, KY.

Update: Always Alive is now available here! You can still get it on Patreon for only $3, along with our entire catalog hereWatch the music video for “So Close” now with the player above! Leave a comment below to let us know what you think. Be sure to give it a thumbs up on YouTube, and share it with your friends. Read more for details on getting the album now… Continue reading Sempervivi “Always Alive” Details