still playing those bigfoot songs...
April came in like a lion and went out like a sasquatch... on a boat!
The producers of Bob Saget's Strange Days arranged for a weekend shoot in Northern California recently. We called on friends from Sacramento, CA and Los Angeles to join me for some bigfoot songs. Our good friend and future manager, Renee Tod, drove up and saw to all the arrangements.
We started at the Bigfoot Discovery Museum last Friday morning. They shot some b-roll footage of the museum and a short interview with me. The questions were basically about how I got interested in the subject and how did the songs come to be a part of my interest. Now, this might not be the most dynamic footage but it was nice to involve the bigfoot museum as the backdrop and draw some attention to our favorite roadside attraction.
That afternoon we drove to Oakland, California and met up with the rest of our friends. They are actually members of a Sacramento-based band called SexRat (check them out at LINK to Half of Nothing Records Website ) Dog Party, Del Mar and The Snobs are all label-mates there.
Zach "Zippy" Goodin arranged for us to take a bay cruise on a 46 foot yacht on Friday afternoon! His friend Jase hosted us on his beautifully restored yacht - thank you, Jase!! It was a blast as we cruised under the Bay Bridge and over to McCovey Cove near AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. We sat near the bow for a few acoustic renditions of the bigfoot songs. No one in the park could hear us - and probably had no idea what we were doing - but it was a thrill just to be there.
Later that night, Renee arranged for us to go to the Sublime with Rome concert in Oakland and Bobo & Zippy got us backstage to meet their friends in the band. It was quite a night!
Saturday had us at a club in Sacramento, CA to shoot some video of the whole band performing "Skookum Cast." Bobo was joined on-stage by Lucy Giles of Dog Party who has her own bigfoot costume.
The girls have a bigfoot song, too, called "EPA" - which stands for Extremely Private Animal. The guys from SexRat and the Snobs (Zippy on lead guitar, Dirty German on bass, and Mad Mike on drums) backed me for this rocking version.
Another good friend, Cecil B. Feeder, was hired as videographer for the whole weekend. I think we captured some magic that night at Old Ironsides bar and lounge. We'll wait and see what makes the cut when the episode airs on A&E network later this summer.