Archive for the ‘Side Projects’ Category

Yes, you may be asking yourself “But isn’t that Tom Goss?” And yes, it is. Known more for his singer-songwriter and clothed performances, Goss has gone the actor route in Rob Williams’ new film Out To Kill slated for a summer release for film festivals and a holiday disc release.

The movie is described as

Perhaps not surprisingly, the abhorrent Jaymes is the victim in this intricate and witty “whodunit” murder mystery centered around a group of gay men living in a Florida loft complex. With its surprise ending and tropical location, the film offers a sexy, gay twist to the traditional murder mystery.

We can’t help but think there’s some inspiration for the Jaymes character by way of Cazwell. Well, that and the video. Watch and read more after the jump.

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OK, first of all, I have to admit we’re a little confused by this story as there seem to be many players and levels involved. Plus, it’s been a long day. But what I get out of this piece is this completely adorable video of folk icon Janis Ian playing the wine glasses and singing for the audiobook The Singer and the Song: An Autobiography of the Spirit by Miriam Therese. From SkyboatMedia.com:

Miriam Therese, or MT as she is known by her friends, is credited with introducing folk music to the Catholic tradition.  Her first record, Joy is like the Rain, went gold in the 60s, and since then she’s written and recorded hundreds of songs, sold out Carnegie Hall, and touched hearts all over the globe with her one-of-a-kind folksy yet angelic sound.  (Watch the video above to see the unofficial Skyboat chorus celebrating MT’s music.)  Her fans are too many to be counted, but one of her biggest, the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter—not to mention Audie Award winning narrator—Janis Ian, is to thank for making us aware of this amazing autobiography.  Per Janis and Skyboat’s proposal via Stefan’s agenting wizardry, Audible acquired the rights to this project, and we here at Skyboat were thrilled for the opportunity to produce and direct this wonderful story.

Hopefully the above helps, but OMG the video! I am just enchanted by it as I was with Ian when she spoke with me back in 2009. She’s a legend for sure but it’s her genuine down-to-earth approach to her work and the world that really remarkable – and of course, her music.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Not only does Stephin Merritt charm as the dry humored frontman of The Magnetic Fields, or impresses with his perpetual side project Future Bible Heroes (which dropped their newest album Partygoing this week), but he also takes time to go a little animated – for real.

Vulture pointed out this cartoon tidbit of Merritt as an elephant singing with Thomas Edison. The short is from the animated Fox comedy Bob’s Burgers.