If you know me in real life and you play an instrument/sing/are in a band, I’ve probably bugged you about making a Couch by Couchwest (aka CXCW) video. Why do I think CXCW is so awesome? Is it my love of music? My love for music videos, but my even bigger love for the “behind the scenes” music videos? Maybe because I have a kiddo and going to SXSW isn’t plausible due to funds/babysitting/travel/ect? Or is it so awesome because I can join in without ever having to leave the comfort of my house? (dude, I’m wearing pajama pants right now and it’s not even 6pm)
MAYBE IT’S ALL OF THE ABOVE!
After all, the motto of CXCW is “Where the beer is cheaper and the only hipster is you.”
Joking aside, CXCW is awesome.
Part of the point of CXCW is lo-fi, (although creativity is encouraged and awesome), you don’t even need to be on a couch…just not on a stage. Video for the pure sake of sharing the essence of the music. You don’t have to make some slick super pro video that took 3 months to finish. 1 take is all you need.
I filmed Mic Harrison and The High Score’s CXCW video in the dirtiest…nastiest…most disgusting motel room ever last year (really, so dirty that I set my beer can down in between taking a pic and when I went to pick it back up and cockroach was on the can…ugh)
Anyway, here it is.
Here’s another great example by The Famous, because who doesn’t love a Misfits cover???
How about one from Micah Schnabe
I had to include this song from Truersound, because who can forget the “Myrtle Beach Maracasin”?
This doesn’t even come close to a complete list of favorites from CXCW 2012… because there were TONS of amazing videos (hey look, check them out here), but I just wanted to show a little variety of videos, to encourage YOU to make one for CXCW 2013!
So0000…just film something on your ding dang smart phone, upload to youtube…and BOOM, you’re ready to submit it (more info on how to submit videos here)
Really, do it.
(p.s I’ve noticed there’s been a random ad of youtube music videos on the bottom of this post…so if there’s a music video past this text…it’s not one that I’ve chosen. It’s just wordpress making their $)