Sure, I thought. AFTER Christmas!
In case you didn't know this: Christmas is when most musicians make most of their money. Sometimes our extra earnings from the month of December are the only thing that keeps us fed in the lean summer months! And because there is so much work to be had then, it keeps us extremely busy.
Here's how busy I was:
Again, I was thinking this would go down AFTER Christmas.
But they needed it done the week before the holiday-- DURING THE BUSIEST WEEK OF THE YEAR!
What could I say? It's the Falcons!
So we made it work... Somehow.
First things first...
We had to go into the studio to record a track. The idea was to remake Jermaine Dupri's legendary "Welcome to Atlanta." Luckily, I had a 10-hour bus ride a few days before we were scheduled to go into the studio to record, so I could listen to the track and write out parts for us to play.
Then we spent a day at Silent Sound Studios having fun and recording the track.
Then we had to shoot the video...
The day before the shoot, we were told it was going to be too foggy to get any footage of the skyline behind us on the roof so they asked if we could reschedule. We couldn't make it work, so we would just have to shoot our part of the video indoors.
We were so disappointed!
The toilet situation...
This was very nice--much better than the press room! But there was one disgusting aspect...
I know. Weird, right? I definitely took a picture, but I won't post it here in case some of you have sensitive stomachs. Let's just say that I had never seen that many different colors of MOLD before.
Of course, the powers-that-be sent in someone to clean it ASAP.
It only occurred to me after the shoot that this was probably a good luck dirty toilet. You know how that sport-ball jinx stuff goes. Maybe this was a "don't-clean-until-after-the-playoffs-are-over" type of dirty toilet.
When we were finally finished, my faux leather jacket was soaking wet!
To the roof...
You can find the article they put out about the video HERE.
And the finished product itself:
I wonder what he would think about my rap video.