Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"Name Our Song" contest

Hey there Pinto and the Bean friends!

Thanks again to all of you who helped our 
Midnight Monsters video reach an unbelievable amount of YouTube plays in just a few weeks (the mp3 for the song is now available on the secret page of our website)!  We never expected our little iPhone creation to cause so many people to smile (or be creeped out), but we are glad it did.

So, as we finish up recording our final songs, we realized that we still don't have a title for one of them.  Then we thought it would be fun to have a contest (sort of like our band name contest back in June).  This song is a 2 minute ditty, there's a trumpet in it, and we yell a bunch of our friends' names out, so go ahead and download it from our
facebook event page and post ANY song ideas that you have on the page.
  Are you simply too lazy to take a listen to our new tune?  Well, you could accuse us for being lazy ourselves since we haven't come up with a name for it yet.  But hey, that's okay!  Just send us ANY ideas you have even if you absolutely refuse to listen to the song!  Maybe you need lyrics to inspire you.  You can find those at the bottom of this blog entry.

Lastly, we would actually greatly appreciate it if you follow us on 
facebook (if you aren't already).  We just figure so many of you are already professional facebookers that it would be a much easier platform to communicate on.  We'll also be posting the song name ideas you come up with on the same event page.

That's about it for now!  We've got new live footage we'll be uploading to the
secret page of our website soon, and we'll keep you posted on that.  Thanks for reading everyone!

Pinto and the Bean
The Secret Page


lyrics to our title-less song

You've got some kind of disorder.
The doctor said that to me.
My mom said I'm a loser
But I think she's a freak.
I've got a hole in my pocket.
I've got nothing to give
And my heart is so broken.
Can somebody fix it?

Joe!  Amy!  Jim!  Jose!

I was never too popular
And I don't really care.
All the prom kings and prom queens
Never went anywhere.
And now that I'm older
It's all in my head
That we can't move the mountains
That we blew up as kids.

Mike!  Ashley!  Nick!  Jose!
Matt! Sara! Beth! Jose!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Making the Midnight Monsters music video

Howdy Pinto and the Bean friends!  Since so many of you have enjoyed and shared our Midnight Monsters video with each other, we decided to post pictures with captions behind the making of the video.  

As you already know, the video was shot on Paul's iPhone; the concept for the video only came to us the night before we shot it.  We were really just thinking about Halloween and what would be something we could give away to our fans before that ghoulish day arrived.  So, Paul and Ivan went out to the dollar store and searched for some props for the video.  That was pretty much it!  Below are pics and their explanations for the Midnight Monsters video...and if you still haven't seen it, click here or just watch it below! For those of you who have already seen it, scroll down to the pictures!

Some of you thought these outfits in the video
were quite creepy.

Ever break open glow sticks and spray a room
with their liquids?  Well, that's what you're seeing
in the second verse with all the glowing liquid dots
Some of you mentioned this part of the video was
your favorite.

Backdrop for the video.  We needed as much
of a black background as possible

Okay, this was from Walgreens because the
Dollar Store was out of this stuff.  
As you can probably tell, this was 
our makeup for the video.

We actually had to use the fingers of the gloves in order to
make the arms for those dolls.  We never ended up using
that pink guitar and microphone, but maybe one day when
we're feeling pretty, we will.

Do you remember this guy from the video?

This is Paul's kitchen where the video was shot.  Those plastic
back drops are actually Halloween table covers, but they worked
great to provide a black background

We had to eat!!!  This sammich was split up amongst the three
of us (Paul, Ivan, and Nick).  If you ever want one of these,
head over to Dominick's!  They're really cheap and good!

Paul trying to act serious (not really hard to do)
in front of the backdrop, prior to putting on makeup. 

Ivan, thinking to himself, 'Paul's pose is cool
and I want to do the same thing', so he took a
similar picture prior to putting on makeup.

Paul and Ivan all ready to make the video as the white faced
raccoon eyed duo.

We thought this idea was actually really cool and it never made
its way into the video because it was a failed experiment.
Pretty much, the liquid from the glow sticks was supposed
to be sprayed at us by Nick while we  had these eyes on our hands, but
unfortunately, the glow stick liquid didn't show up well on camera,
so this part was replaced with the scene of Paul surrounded by those
 glow dots singing the second verse.

Glow stick juice on Paul's kitchen floor!

More glow stick juice!

Another shot of the dang glow stick juice

Yet another glow stick juice pic

You can still see that glow stick juice with the lights on.  Neato!

Thanks for reading and checking out the pics!  Talk to you soon.

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