Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Saga of "Looney The Way It Is"

Anyone who knows me is aware of my love of the classic Warner Bros. cartoons. I have an ebarrassingly large collection of random crap related to Looney Tunes, and I have contributed to websites devoted to keeping their legacy alive since I was in high school. I am also a huge fan of music. Throw in my love of fooling around with video editing, and you've got my series of music videos using footage from these old classics set to popular music.

The Dave Matthews Band previewed the release of their currently # 1-ranked album, "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King", by releasing a single for free. The lyrics of the song, "Funny the Way It Is", lent themselves to the cartoon video treatment, and I made a video called "Looney The Way It Is." I put it up on Youtube, and it caught the attention of the band, and they have since endorsed it via their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Dave Matthews himself called me a "clever bastard" for making it...and I have been offered tickets to see their show here in Austin in October.

DMB fansite Weekly Dave Speak contacted me for an interview about the video, which you can read HERE.

The video, below, has since gained over 35,000 views, and I've been told that most of the band's fans liked it better than the official video they created for it. Neither Warner Bros. nor Dave Matthews have sued me. WIN!

1 comment:

  1. You "clever bastard" indeed. Great job Matt, you deserved it! :)