Sunday, September 19, 2010

Miss America

Howdy Pinto and the Bean friends!    

So, in the past few weeks, there have been a few updates in our Pinto and the Bean world.  First of all, Paul has learned how to do a headstand in his Yoga classes, and he is proud of that, while Ivan has mastered the art of preparing excellent mole in his kitchen!  We've also been heading out to some really great open mic's in the city and meeting new people.

We're excited to play our first show, but we don't know where that will be yet.  We've gotten some good suggestions from people, and if you have any places you think would be a good fit for us, please let us know!

Aside from these happenings, we recently wrote this song, which we've titled Miss America.  Below is a video of us rehearsing the song in our practice space (which is at Paul's house).  If you like the music, please let us know!  It's new and we haven't recorded it yet but we plan to soon.


Monday, September 6, 2010

Where We've Been

Hey there Pinto and the Bean friends!  So, we recently discovered the ease of using Blogger and we'll be posting our future blogs right from here.  So, summer is almost over and we haven't said too much since the band name contest.  We don't mean to be distant, cold, and emotionally detached by not keeping in touch with you and we apologize in case you were wondering where we were.  So below we'll sum it up for you.  

Things we've been up to this summer:

-improving our practice space (which is at Paul's house) so that it's not so cluttered and impossible to move through.  It also used to be insanely difficult to clearly hear each other sing & play our instruments, so we fixed that problem by getting rid of all our amps and purchasing just two speakers (which you can see on the floor in the picture).  It really helped clear the room of clutter and noise!

- working on a music video for our song Robot Wars.  Our good friend Nick Palazzo had an idea for the video and another friend Tim Jacobs had the camera talent for the video, and it all came together from there.  The whole video was somewhat accidental and we aren't even sure it's finished yet.  But the first day we spent on it, we dressed up as robots with aluminum pans, car sun blockers, and silver make up in  95 degree weather in Michigan on the fourth of July.  Innocent passersby simply cheered in confusion as they witnessed us flying by in a black jeep singing to them.  The best part was being able to rip all the robot gear off and dive into the lake.  We'll get some pics up of this soon.

- building a house out of dry wall for part 2 of the same video just a week ago. 

We performed the song inside this house while flashing lights shined in through the windows.  If you don't like flashing lights, you may not enjoy the video.  


Also, if you don't like the color red, you may not like the video. The video seems like it may turn out to be VERY RED!  
 What we think is cool though is that this section of the video was shot with the same camera they used to shoot the movie Cloverfield.               

Aside from this, we've been working on new songs, and we hope to play our first show very soon!  Thanks for reading and we'll be in touch!