reading through ben sommer’s bio and whatnot is like me attempting to understand swahili. actually, swahili is not an apt description maybe more like a medical textbook. sure the words are familiar but everything is just going straight over my head. now, i am not View all photos
BEN SOMMER – America’d (Review)
Ben Sommer is a composer and performer making edgy, political prog-rock. I must admit this discription, which is his own, is very apt as his View all photos
Party Rock Anthem was an obvious candidate for prog metal deconstruction – the chorus of the song had that classic metal harmonic progression of just about every Iron Maiden song (i-VII-VI), View all photos
My latest ode to celebrity – this one for the august and decorated Henry Kissinger. I’m trying a new technique in this video: imagine a parade of archival footage of Henry’s handiwork in Southeast Asia, juxtoposed with images of he in his old age, playing Lady MacBeth, View all photos
This track has grown to be my favorite off my first album america’d. It’s also the music video I’m proudest of. Did it all myself!
Besides featuring me playing guitar, cut-outs of cute women and a bobble-headed Saint Martha herself, the video also features my main man on drums – George Arsenault. The guy is a monster on the skins.
Let’s see if you can get the plot line and message of the song, just by watching. Leave a comment! Which band was I lamely trying to emulate here??
Talk to you later,