I’ve interviewed Jonathan Fowler a few times. Norman Music Festival. Wimgo videos. BlockParty OKC.
Great guy. Talented guy. Here are a few more excerpts from the interview at this past weekend’s fashion show event on Film Row in downtown OKC.
Here’s some cool stuff. Check out the Buzz blog on the Fowler VW site and on Facebook. Fowler has been involved in the production of 10 holiday songs from local bands called “Nice People Holiday Compilation 2010″. And, Merry Christmas, you have an opportunity at the free download. Plus, there are versions on vinyl.
Be sure to click on the cool concept VDub sessions too.
It’s about that time again. Downtown Norman will host the third annual Norman Music Festival in about a month, April 24-25.
Jonathan Fowler and Quentin Bomgardner stopped by the OPUBCO Studios earlier this week to preview the event. Big thanks to them for their time and having fun with the interview. Last year we taped some commercials with them, including a skit where they imitated Penn and Teller.
I thought it was funny anyway…
By the way, the guys mention local rapper Jabee will appear at NMF3. He was in the studio today for an upcoming webisode of Static with George Lang and Tanner Herriott.
After a studio tour from our friends at a local Chevy dealership, we taped this weekend’s NewsOK TV segment and then another Skype interview with Rick Smith.
Smith is with the National Weather Service, in the Norman Forecast office. David Jones set up our video gear in Norman. I interviewed Smith from our OPUBCO Studios in north Oklahoma City. We’ve been testing various methods of Internet video streaming for months. Yesterday we taped our first talkback with the NWS and followed up today with an update on the colder air that will invade the state.
I hate winter. Just wanted that on the record.
Smith does a great job, very knowledgeable (of course) about his job and Oklahoma’s weather. I’m looking forward to the relationship between OPUBCO and the National Weather Service. Great to go straight to the source and have them tell us what’s going on and what they expect.
And Skype makes it easy. I think once we upgrade our streaming machine in the studio, we’ll have a better signal. And we’re already looking at the 720p stream.
I was in Moore tonight going over some music with the guys in the band, decided to drive by Hastings in Norman. Were people camped out just for Sarah Palin’s book signing Thursday night?
Yes they were.
Yes it was cold.
No, I didn’t really get out of the car.
Yes it was cold.
Above is a quick recap of the show. Read more from George Lang here.
10/18/2009 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
Get On Your Boots
Beautiful Day / God Only Knows (snippet)
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For / Stand By Me (snippet)
Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
No Line On The Horizon
In A Little While
Until The End Of The World
The Unforgettable Fire
City Of Blinding Lights
I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight / Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)(snippet)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Walk On / You’ll Never Walk Alone (snippet)
One / Amazing Grace (snippet)
Where The Streets Have No Name / All You Need Is Love (snippet)
Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
With Or Without You
Moment of Surrender
In September, U2′s tour management sent out a highly polished EPK (electronic press kit) promoting the US leg of the tour. The above clip uses b-roll and sound from the EPK.
U2 plays in Norman on Sunday. I’ve seen U2 countless times, starting with the PopMart tour at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
On Saturday, we are taking part in the media tour of the stage. So we’ll get an up close look at the monster construction and talk with the people who make it happen.