Shh! I have to sneak up on them. Ha Ha! Rise and shine.
It's time to play! Ha ha ha ha! Okay. I'm nuts. Here goes. Here what goes? I don't know. Here I am in the middle of our TPG studios, which is Al's old house. Where he used to live and now it's a studio where we do all of our stuff. It's actually where we recorded originally. But, here we are, still in this house that holds so many memories for us.
One of the things that I really love to do as The Piano Guys is just to be so raw and real with you all. To be able to tell the stories behind all the experiences we've had. I hope that what we embark upon here is a supplement to our music videos.
One of the stories, I almost forgot about, when it comes to the Hello / Lacrimosa video shoot was I live four hours away from where Paul is. When we film videos often, it's like a destination video shoot. That provides quite a challenge, but it also provides absence from each other which grows fondness. Familiarity breeds contempt. This is the opposite of that.
Hi! There's a neighbor. Oh, I think I just broke into my own car. I did it again! I was just thinking, I'm driving down to St. George.
*cough, cough* I think I'm allergic to vlogging.
Now, in Hello / Lacrimosa... If you notice there are lots of cellos I'm using in that video. That's just kind of who I am. I'm a "cello-holic". So, I'm driving down to St. George, thinking through this video shoot. We're doing this spontaneously. What am I going to remember? I've got to play like eight different parts and then ...
Red and Blue lights. Yeah, I broke the law.
Plain and simple. You've never done that! Heavens, No! That's just me.
I get pulled over and in the back of my car, I've got eight cellos. Six cellos, back here. One in my passenger seat. One on the roof.
The office pulls me over, "Is there a problem officer?"
Officer: Do you know how fast you were going?
Steve: I was like, ugggh.
He asked, "Where are you going? What are you doing?"
Well, I just got out of, a music store and I'm heisting these and I'm going to try and hock them on ebay!, So, if you want in?... Uhhh, No!
Then I did something so, absolutely shameful. I never do this!... I'm going to go film a music video with The Piano Guys! Ha Ha! Is that horrible? I'm down towards Southern Utah, which of course is a mecca for The Piano Guys. Gratefully, he recognized something or someone, or maybe just took pity on a poor cellist. He said, "Well, next time, you and your cellos go a little slower!" That was the beginning of a very long video shoot. Me and my cellos avoiding imprisonment.
You'll see a lot of things in our Behind The Scenes of Hello / Lacrimosa like, in a micro-model, I was starring as a water bottle in fact. Which might be the most personality I've ever had. This was a video shoot that went through the night. It started at 5:00PM and ended at 7:00AM. Whew! That was a long night shoot. We started at 5:00 PM. What time is it? 7:00 AM. 7:00 AM.. Whew! We're just down to the last few shots, and what happens?
A fire alarm goes off and
I'm locked in triangle of mirrors.
I can't even get out.
It's super loud. I've got a headache, malnourished, sleep deprived. The only thing I could do at that point, was to play Amazing Grace, to the theme of the fire alarm bagpipe. (Fire Alarm, Amazing Grace) That's how I pushed through. That to me is the ultimate story of Hello / Lacrimosa and the story of music in general is the power of improvisation.
We've been taking a little break from music videos. We've missed it. We really, really have missed it! We're back in action now. How many music videos do we have cooking right now?. About five! Five music videos that are cooking. We've got a lot of really cool stuff coming down the pipe. In the mean time, we're wondering if you want us to do some non-music video contents and Behind The Scenes, and some story lines. Some vlogging like this. We just want you to know, that we've got you in mind.
We've got music, we've got videos coming down the pipe. We're very excited about it. That's right! That's how we roll.