At long last I’ve been able to link Erik Werner’s brilliant video for “Washington Dreams of the Hippopotamus.” Enjoy. More on Erik and the process of making this film can be found at www.dreamofthehippo.com.
In case you’ve not seen it, here’s the cover art for Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs for 43 U.S. Presidencies. Art is by scratchboard maniac Kurt Lightner. Amazing!
Due to a distribution gaffe, it’s listed under the band name (what?) “Of Great and Mortal Men” most places so you might have to do some digging to find it. That’ll be changed to artist “J. Matthew Gerken, Christian Kiefer, and Jefferson Pitcher” as soon as these things happen. Which means in 87 years.
Meanwhile, your best bet is ordering directly through the label as they are still the only folks who seem to actually have the thing in stock. At least I think they have it in stock. Hell, we songwriters don’t even have copies of it yet…and the release show only days away. Yeow! Hopefully that’s because there have been so many preorders that they’re sold out everywhere already. I say it again: Yeow!
You might already know that the release of this massive Presidents project includes 43 artist renditions of our 43 presidencies (43 presidents as we have 2 Clevelands). And so, a quick link to Bart Bridger Woodstrup’s website, which features the images he cooked up for Hoover. Check it out right here. I think the one we’re using is the one where the big spoon is crushing all the little people. Yum.
Incidentally, the Word Press headline when I was logging in was “Man Rapes Woman Over the Phone.” How’s that for news?
Presidents project in the final stages of physical design at this point. Audio is all done (apart from paying a few people). We feel good. Strong. Presidential. More soon. Hopefully you’ll hear from the following fine folks here: Jeff Pitcher, Matthew Gerken, Mark Latta, and Kevin Phillips. All good fellows and all deeply embedded in this here project.