Dan Wholey And Every Body

July 20, 2010

today i saw this and was humbled.

dan wholey is an amazing songwriter and we run into each other from time to time.

it’s pretty awesome to see this video, a product of a collaboration of about a dozen people; the songwriter, the players, the recording engineers, the videographers, the editors, the guys that made their sandwiches (or whatever they ate), etc.

more than becoming an artist with a name people recognize, i want to be part of a collaboration.  i want to be in a community of folks who work together to get things done.  i don’t want to work hard and step over people to stay alive.  i think that kind of living is shameful.

seeing dan here, together with a team of people to play and record and document is really inspiring.  the look on the faces of everyone as they’re hearing different cuts of the material and seeing satisfaction ooze from behind their eyeballs fills me with envy.  get me some of that ooze.

then i got off my ass and worked on some painting.

more to follow.

(sean donnelly is the credited videographer and the other players are jen dowty, dan shekhtman and mike tucker.  the recording was made in may of 2010 at msr studios in nyc.)

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