Today is the long awaited release of the new CD by the MVP – the Mar Vista Philharmonic: NO FOREST FIRE (Zonic Entertainment ZEN 2005).
First I want to say today has been one hell of a Monday. I woke up, looked at my text messages and got one from DEZ the guitarist of the Misfits (former Black Flag) which said “Hi Dotty, how are you?” and there was a photo of him in his scary gear, you know, white make up and dark eyes, wearing a hood, I was like OMG! LOL! What a thing to wake up to. Then he called to chat, he was about to go sound check in North Carolina. He is getting married soon and wants me to meet his woman. I will go to their Halloween show at BB Kings in NYC and finally meet her. Dez is wicked cool, you should read the blog I wrote about the Misfits and Dez a few months ago, you may grow to love him too. Click HERE to see that hilarious blog.
Then I went to a recording studio owned by my pal Michelangelo and his band called SUPERHERO. They helped me lay 5 tracks down for a just for shits and grins demo cd. I did 'Dirty Deeds', 'Highway to Hell', 'Black Dog', 'Old time Rock and Roll'(don't think Tom gay fucking Cruise please, think Bob kick ass Seger!), 'I Feel Good' (James Brown), and 'Rock and Roll (Led Zep). Took ages but it's done and sounds great. If I can figure out how to get the bastard online, I will share it with you. I have no voice now lol!
It has taken two years, but finally the MTV headed music video I took part in is finally done. The director sent me the link today. The artist is called STAKKA (real name is Shaun Morris) and he is a Drum & Bass star in his native UK (he lives in Brooklyn but is from England). The song is called 'Mars Attacks' and it is pretty good even though I don't like that type of music, it sounds cool! Click HERE to read more about STAKKA.
I play his girlfriend and you will first see me in the middle of the video wearing a officers hat in the office and then talking to him on the phone then at the end I rub his chest and walk with STAKKA then kiss him. The concept is, aliens are taking over the USA and Stakka saves the day…
It should air soon on MTV internationally.