Music Videos

Music videos may be the perfect art form, bringing together songwriting, recording, screenwriting, producing, filmmaking, and other creative juice to fill the gaps. The posts below share our bloggers’ experiences with low-budget, no-budget, big-budget, high-concept, low-concept, and no-concept music videos.

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Five Fantastic Songs With No Lyrics

Billy McCall

Singing the words to our favorite song is a way to interact with the art we love, a way to feel like we are part of it… But some songs are so good that we love them even if they have no lyrics.  Some songs are able to communicate a full range of human emotion without a single word.  Here are five of those songs, and what makes them so iconic.

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Pyragraph LIVE: John Fugelsang

John Fugelsang is in Albuquerque to perform “Unpresidented: The true story of a comedian trying to raise a toddler while his country was electing one” and we were lucky enough to get him into the Pyragraph LIVE studio (a.k.a. my office) to talk about comedy, politics, religion, and how he’s pulled all those elements and more into his unique creative career. 

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Dear Rich: Using MIDI Music from a Video Game Cartridge

Rich Stim

Dear Rich: I want to know if it is considered sampling when you record sound coming from a synthesizer that is playing electronic note data stored on a memory chip. Technically when you play an NES game (’80s video game system), the music that is playing is not pre-recorded. It is actually played “live” from musical note data on the game cartridge (gameplay triggers a MIDI pattern) in the console into the internal synthesizer.

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Dear Rich: I Was In a Music Video But Never Paid

Rich Stim

Congratulations on being viewed by more people than the combined population of South Dakota, Delaware and Montana. Although your numbers pale when compared to Grumpy Cat or OMG Cat, you do have something in common with those feline YouTube stars: You’re not likely to see a paycheck. Here’s why.

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What’s Your Deal, TV Heads?

Pyragraph Staff

Sean: “I really love ambient and post-classical music, and I listen to a ton of A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Stars of the Lid and things like that. I was able to see synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani a few months ago and it was mindblowing.”

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