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Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Music Festivals! 2014 Edition: Death Or Glory, Audiofeed, & Ultrasound

This year I was able to make it down to San Antonio, Texas with Elphie for the first Death Or Glory Fest put on by Rise Above Ministries in their church & a section of the parking lot in the strip mall where the church is located. Highlighted by Our Corpse Destroyed, it was an enjoyable day of punk, hardcore, metal, goth, & other styles. Here's the playlist from the festival.



I made a choice to drive to Cincinnati for the farewell of The Rose Hill despite the probability of an early work schedule the next day…IT WAS WORTH IT! The band went out as any band could hope to…always getting better.


It was the second year to go to Audiofeed. It was another amazing week:


In September in Fort Wayne, IN the second Ultrasound Fest occurred at The Gathering:


All footage filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My' Burgh Life, Trip To Chicago, Elphie's Birthday, & Shows - May 2014


Footage includes games 1 & 2 of the Penguins 2nd Round playoff games Vs The Rangers, the Pirates 8-6 victory over the Blue Jays, the Pittsburgh Marathon, leaving by Amtrak for Chicago, watching hockey @ Dark Horse Tap & Grille, Millennium Park, The Chicago Renegade Carnival @ Lincoln Tap Room, JPUSA church, Gary, IN (including Michael Jackson's house), the Indiana dunes, NEO, Voltaire serenading Elphie @ The Burlington, & the Surgical Science Museum.

Soundtrack includes "Last Train Coming" by Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster, "Cities" by All the Day Holiday, "Those Windows" by Leper, LIVE performance of "Happy Birthday (My Olde Friend)" by Aurelio Voltaire, & "Operation" by Travelogue.


Rachael's Surrender


Ego Likeness


Happy Birthday (My Olde Friend) by Aurelio Voltaire

Filmed LIVE at The Burlington in Chicago on Monday, May 12th, 2014 using an iPhone 4. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini.

Filmed using an iPhone 4 by Joel A. Swanson. Filmed using a Canon Power Shot SD 780 IS by Elphie. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini by Joel A. Swanson.

Friday, June 13, 2014

My 'Burgh Life & Shows - April 2014


Footage includes the longest game in Pirates history ending around 2am with a victory over the Cubs in 16 Innings 4-3, also included was a streaker during the Pierogie race, my cousin, Justin Sorensen's art show, "In Which I Clear My Throat' in Warren @ The Crary Art Gallery, Penguin hockey games - 4-3 SO victory over the Red Wings, 4-3 OT loss to the Flyers, & a 3-2 SO loss to the Senators, Elphie arriving in Pittsburgh, visiting Jon Sonnenberg in Akron, a Bohemian Rhapsody sing-a-long after the Five Iron Frenzy show @ Altar Bar, eating @ IHOP, visiting the Living Dead Museum & Evans City Cemetery birthday dinner w/ Elphie & The Rooke's, birthday fun at the Carnegie Science Center & Sports Works, & Monster Mini Golf in Monroeville.

Soundtrack includes Opening by Leper, My Bike by Ghoti Hook, & Like The 309 by Johnny Cash

Someone Else's Problem by Five Iron Frenzy LIVE @ Altar Bar (04.25.14)


Filmed LIVE at Altar Bar in Pittsburgh, PA on Friday, April 25th, 2014 using an iPhone 4. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini.

Filmed using an iPhone 4 & Sony HD Bloggie by Joel A. Swanson. Filmed using a Canon Power Shot SD 780 IS by Elphie. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini by Joel A. Swanson.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My 'Burgh Life - March 2014 & Shows

My 'Burgh Life - March 2014


Footage includes Elphie returning to Pittsburgh, visiting the remains of Century III Mall in West Mifflin, watching hockey @ Roland's, taking Elphie to a Penguins game vs Capitals (Penguins win!), Monster Mini Golf, Elphie leaves, more Penguins hockey games (vs Stars, Lightning, Kings, & Blackhawks), late season snowboarding @ Seven Springs, & The Pirates Home Opener VICTORY vs Cubs (1-0).

Soundtrack includes Whirl-Y-Reel #2 by Afro Celt Sound System & the Benny Hill Theme.

Filmed using an iPhone 4 & Sony HD Bloggie by Joel A. Swanson. Filmed using a Canon Power Shot SD 780 IS by Elphie. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini by Joel A. Swanson.

The Ataris LIVE @ Altar Bar during their So Long, Astoria Reunion Tour (03.25.14)


Authority Zero LIVE @ Altar Bar (03.25.14)


Can't Keep A Good Kid Down by Gasoline Heart LIVE @ Altar Bar (03.25.14)


Filmed LIVE at Altar Bar in Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 using a Sony HD Bloggie. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini.

Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson

Thursday, May 15, 2014

My 'Burgh Life - February 2014, A Trip To Chicago, & Shows

Watch What You Say (Ai Grija Ce Spui) by Leper LIVE @ Area 51 (01.31.14)

Filmed LIVE at Area 51 in Eastpointe, MI on Friday, January 31st, 2014 using a Sony HD Bloggie. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini.

Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson


The Sad, Sad, Rain (La Pioggia Triste, Triste) by Leper LIVE @ The Maidstone Theatre (02.01.14)

Filmed LIVE at The Maidstone Theatre in Ypsilanti, MI on Saturday, February 1st, 2014 using a Sony HD Bloggie. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini.

Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson


West Down Right Up Left East by The Soil & The Sun LIVE @ The Beat Kitchen (02.21.14)

Filmed LIVE at The Beat Kitchen in Chicago, IL on Friday, February 21st, 2014 using an iPhone 4. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini.

Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson


Aubergine by mewithoutYou LIVE @ The Bottom Lounge (02.22.14)

Filmed LIVE at The Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 using an iPhone 4. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini.

Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson


Far Away Coast by Dropkick Murphys LIVE @ The Riviera (02.23.14)

Filmed LIVE at The Riviera in Chicago, IL on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 using an iPhone 4. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini.

Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson


A Birthday Tribute To Johnny Cash by Adam Lee w/ Iron Horse LIVE @ Untitled  (02.26.14)

Filmed LIVE at The Untitled Supper Club in Chicago, IL on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 using an iPhone 4. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini.

Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson


My 'Burgh Life - February 2014 & A Chicago trip (February 20th - March 3rd)

Footage includes Resurrection's Anti Valentine's Day @ Altar Bar, Rocky Horror Picture show @ Hollywood Theater in Dormont, Elphie's new Macbook & camera, hunting & snowboarding on Valentine's in Warren, traveling to Chicago, getting Elphie's new mattress, JPUSA church, the everybody bathroom, dinner with Jill & Brent @ Frontier, Everybody's Coffee, Siam Noodle & Rice, a Johnny Cash birthday Tribute with Adam Lee & Iron Horse, NEO, Durkin's for the Penguins Stadium Series game vs the Blackhawks, & returning to Pittsburgh.

Soundtrack includes "Winter In Chicago" by Flatfoot 56 & "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey.

Filmed using an iPhone 4 by Joel A. Swanson & Canon Power Shot SD 780 IS by Elphie. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini by Joel A. Swanson


My 'Burgh Life - January 2014

My 'Burgh Life - January 2014

Footage includes Winter Lights @ Phipp's Conservatory, FROZEN Pittsburgh with water experimentation at one of the coldest points, hanging in Cincinnati for Lisa's birthday then with her, the Sheehy's, and Barb, Elphie leaves, several Pittsburgh Penguins hockey games, and a FROZEN road trip to Michigan to hang with Leper, Elphie, & friends.

Soundtrack includes "Above The Northern Lights" by Mannheim Steamroller & "The Heritage Bough" by Joy Electric.

Filmed using an iPhone 4, Sony HD Bloggie, & JVC HDD Everio. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini. Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson


Saturday, May 3, 2014

My 'Burgh Life December 2013, Christmas, & New Year's Eve


Footage includes deer hunting, Pittsburgh Penguins games (5-1 win vs Sharks, 2-1 win vs Blue Jackets, 5-2 win vs Wild), Christmas lights in Pittsburgh & Titusville, Christmas in Warren including Christmas lights, visiting the Jo Anne Papalia Smith & Stephen Smith, the Warren mall, time with family, church @ Pinegrove Fellowship, the cats, & opening gifts, traveling to North Carolina, Christmas Eve & Day opening gifts, visiting friends, Walmart, CiCi's pizza, Southern Food taste testing, returning to Pittsburgh, & New Year's Eve with Nate & Tessa Allen hanging out & trying to watch fireworks from Mount Washington.

Soundtrack includes "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" by Leper, White Christmas by Nathan Ford, & "Holiday" by Destroy Nate Allen.

Filmed using an iPhone, Sony HD Bloggie, JVC HDD Everio, & Kodak Z1275 by Elphie & Joel A. Swanson. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini by Joel A. Swanson

Saturday, April 19, 2014

My 'Burgh Life & Shows - November 2013

Footage includes Elphie & I taking a trip to Detroit, MI, a dinner date of spaghetti w/ venison, Lisa visiting Pittsburgh & going to Oakland, The Strip District, Wholey's Fish Market, Kuhn's, the Toonseum, Schmidt's Olde World Deli, & The Beehive, a massage, Elphie leaving me in Cleveland, squirrel hunting, The Penguins beating the Maple Leafs 6-5 in a shootout, & Thanksgiving.

Soundtrack includes "We Gotta Make It" by The Trigger Code & "Melted Vinyl" by Furthermore...


November started out for Elphie & I in Michigan with a couple Leper shows. It was good to hang with them for a few days. Desiring Dead Flesh was on one of the shows as well so I captured some footage of that:




The 90s came back for a night in Pittsburgh with Five Iron Frenzy touring with Reel Big Fish:



I survived quite the early winter storm to catch The Rose Hill on my way back from hunting in Warren. I was able to capture their new song, Offender. It turns out that it happens to be the last time I saw The Rose Hill as this lineup as member changes have occurred in the months since then.


Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson

Thursday, April 10, 2014

My 'Burgh Life & Shows - October 2013

My 'Burgh Life

Footage includes the Pirates first playoff game since 1992 in Pittsburgh where they eliminate the Reds from the playoffs in a 5-2 Wild Card victory, The Rook wedding (Amber & Dylan), the Pirates WIN over the Cardinals in the NLDS, two Penguins games, Elphie returns, visiting with Gregor in Cleveland, The Frankenstein Wedding (and cake), & a rally for Adjunct Professors with surprise guest Bill Peduto.

Soundtrack includes "Beat 'Em Bucs" by the Benny Benack Band & "Brand New Life" by The Prometheus Project.

Filmed using an iPhone 4, Sony HD Bloggie, & Kodak Z1275 by Elphie & Joel A. Swanson. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini by Joel A. Swanson


Revolution Radio @ The Rooke Wedding (10.05.13)

This was the first set by Revolution Radio in quite a while. It was good to see the guys playing again at this wedding of two RAD folks!


Unified Underground 2013

Unified Underground is always a great time. This year was extra special with Elphie being there. It's always good to hang with this community & see some cool shows too!


October 17th, 2013

I planned to go to see Mike Mains & The Branches…thankfully I still did get to see them and The Orphan, The Poet but ran very late due to an unreasonable work schedule…an unfortunate trend in my current employment.

The Orphan, The Poet


Mike Mains & The Branches


October 19th, 2013

I haven't had the chance to see He Is Legend in several years. This day was the first day of small game hunting in Pennsylvania. After having dinner with my parents I headed back home to Pittsburgh and on to see this show. I arrived very late & just as He Is Legend was taking the stage.

He Is Legend


October 20th, 2013

The Chariot farewell tour came through the Pittsburgh area so naturally I went. I arrived to this one in time to see the touring bands. I didn't get off work in time to get there for the beginning of the show (again) so I missed out on Pittsburgh area metal core stuff (i believe).

The Chariot


October 29th, 2013

There was a rally for Adjunct Professors. My friend, Derek, played a The Homeless Gospel Choir set with a new tune.

The Homeless Gospel Choir


A Step Toward Building Something Beautiful:  10.31.13

Elphie & I met during GothiCon 2011 in Cincinnati and developed a friendship mostly online due to the distance between us. I moved to Pittsburgh in November 2012 & the day that I moved, Elphie contacted me about meeting up while she travelled during the Christmas holiday. At first it didn't look like that would happen but later plans were made though in the end it still did not happen. We continued our online talking. I felt an interest in her but did not speak of it clearly due to circumstances that caused her to believe it best to not get involved in a relationship. She eventually stated her interest in me and I then responded with confirmation of interest. Elphie visited in Pittsburgh around my birthday then we went to some music festivals and she spent a while in Pittsburgh through the summer. Though I thought it may be changing at times, our status remained friends who really liked each other. This became somewhat frustrating over time but I continued to hold onto the hope that we could be something really good. On Halloween, Elphie told me there was surprise waiting when I got home from work. It was her willingness to commit to a relationship. i was very happy at this moment. She captured a lot of the footage in this one. I added a clip with background information

Soundtrack includes "Reflections - music video version" by Travelouge & "Beat Your Heart Out" by The Distillers

Filmed using an iPhone 4 & Sony HD Bloggie by Joel A. Swanson & a Kodak Z1275 by Elphie. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini by Joel A. Swanson


After this wonderful moment, Elphie & I went to a show at a place run by a friend called The Den Season. We listened to Derek tell some stories at this event.

Derek Zanetti tell stories


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Unified Underground 2013

Unified Underground changed location to Louisville, KY for 2013. It was a good change. There was an affordable hotel available to us and the facilities seemed more suited for this kind of gathering. The theme was "The Heart." As always, it was good to spend time with friends I don't see as often as I would like and hear some great music. This year had the added bonus of Elphie coming out with Leper to Unified Underground. Linked below is the playlist of video clips from the conference:


Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson

Revolution Radio Plays The Rooke Wedding (10.05.13)

My housemate & friend, Dylan, asked if he could borrow the sound equipment I brought with me in my move to Pittsburgh. He was getting married and a band he was once in would be playing the reception. I offered to also help run the sound for this event & set up the system.

The band was Revolution Radio. I met Dylan through booking this band and his other band, The Last Hope, as they toured to Cornerstone while I worked at Covenant in Cincinnati.

Revolution Radio played a fun set for the reception. It was good to see the guys playing again:


Filmed & edited (& sound engineered) by Joel A. Swanson

Saturday, March 22, 2014

A 'Burgh LIfe - September 2013

As the summer came to a close (for my video documenting purposes) that first week of September & Elphie returned to Chicago, I spent a lot of time following the first winning season in 21 years by the Pirates! They clinched the winning season with a victory over Texas on September . I went to see them the first game back in Pittsburgh as a "winning" team. They went on to clinch a spot in the playoffs a week later playing in Chicago. The last home games of the season were 3 against the Reds over the third weekend in September which included a fireworks night & I worked it out to be able to attend all 3 games somehow (my work schedule has me working on Sundays so that was a pleasant surprise). A friend came to visit from Cincinnati. Jeremy Taylor was traveling through and I was able to offer hospitality at our house. We hiked the Greenway then ventured downtown where we saw "The Duck."


The night after I went to the Pirates game against Chicago at home as a winning team, at a point when my bank account was pretty much empty, I found out about a Rancid show in Pittsburgh…I checked my account and had thankfully been paid so I bought a ticket to see the sold out show.




At the end of the month, as Pittsburgh prepared for its first playoff game in 21 years, I was able to see Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. My cousin, Taylor, turned me on to this band and I have loved their sound ever since. This was my second chance to see them.



All footage filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson

Monday, March 17, 2014

Summer Music Festival Footage Part 9: A TigerRAWk N Roll Summer Playlist

This playlist includes the footage the comprises a project titled A TigerRAWk N Roll Summer. Starting in late June through the first week in September 2013, Elphie & I attended five music festivals (as well as a couple of other concerts) & traveled to 10 states doing other random things enjoying life together. The footage shows a lot of that as well as clips from most of the bands we saw during the adventure. Each clip in the playlist has explanations of what is shown so I won't bother with that here as I often do.  That would be redundant and I will assume you can handle reading it on your own if you care enough about what's going on in the clips.

You may notice abrupt audio cuts and the "TigerRAWk" tag isn't shown until the last piece. The clips are cut up for youtube into what I decided to be the "chapters" for the DVD version of this project. There are points where the music overlaps chapters so at some points there will be no fade ins/outs.

Anyway, here is the playlist embedded below:


Filmed using an iPhone 4, Sony HD Bloggie &; JVC HDD Everio by Joel A. Swanson. Filmed using a Kodak Z1275 by Elphie. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini by Joel A. Swanson.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Summer Festival Footage Part 8 - UltraSound Fest 2013

UltraSound Fest occurred in Auburn, Indiana outside of Fort Wayne on Saturday August 31st, 2013. It was the last festival of the summer and the first trip I took after starting a new job. That happened with an unnecessary amount of hassle. I was working overnights doing in home care (which allowed for some of the late night posting in the previous months) but did not want to do that anymore so I took on work as a driver. I was told at hiring that I'd likely have to work a weekend day during the 5 day work week and agreed to that. I was trained during a weekday schedule and asked what my schedule would look like but never could get a clear answer. On Thursday before this festival, I asked the person responsible for scheduling and was told I'd have a Monday - Friday schedule so I made plans & arrangements to attend UltraSound. So I work on Friday with a certain sense of excitement to see friends and especially Elphie at UltraSound then around 1pm (give or take) I was called by my Supervisor or whatever her title is. She was rather cheerful in her desire to finally tell me what my schedule would be (though my efforts to find out over the previous week & a half went without response) and that schedule was Tuesday - Saturday and would begin immediately meaning I was expected to work that Saturday even though I had worked since Monday and would therefore have to work 6 straight days (the 6 days wasn't as big of a deal necessarily). I explained the person who makes the schedules had told me I was working Monday - Friday and had made weekend plans. Her demeanor changed 180 degrees to sounding as though the devil were inside of her as she told me I would have to take a call off which would go on my record and that isn't good for someone just starting out. I further tried to explain that I had tried to contact her to get information on my schedule. She claimed she was always available so I responded well I tried and no one would connect me with her and so i asked the scheduler to which she said he was not authorized to make those decisions. I gave up the argument at this point as it wasn't going anywhere and accepted that I would be taking a call off. I wasn't entirely sure I would have a job if I went to UltraSound but I decided to go anyway…

On with the less boring and annoying things. I packed up and left Pittsburgh around 8 or 9pm. I had been at work since like 5am and since my job is driving another several hours on the road wasn't exactly thrilling but nonetheless I left. I made a Sheetz stop as anyone ought to do then continued west until Lodi, Ohio. In the Akron area I became quite exhausted and decided that Lodi would be where I would sleep for the night. I made the backseat into a bed and slept for several hours before continuing on my way toward Auburn, Indiana. I arrived shortly before the festival was to begin after detouring through the little town which had some sort of celebrations and/or parades going on.

UltraSound was organized by the people of The Gathering, a community of Christ followers in Fort Wayne which includes Shawn Browning of Rottweiler Records, Grave Robber, All The Departed, etc. It was affordable and had bands I'd like to see so naturally going to the festival seemed like a good idea. I always enjoy supporting friends in whatever ways I can and this was another opportunity.

There were a few band cancellations for various reasons so UltraSound Fest had 10 bands - a good number for a single day festival.

Every Living Creature opened with a metal-ish worship set


Anchor To My Soul - screamo/metalcore - followed.


A hardcore punk band I enjoy, All The Departed came on next.


The by pop metal of Scarlet Raven followed.


Jerome Schooley did some reggae/hip hop joined by the beatboxing of Trevor Heyd.


Trevor would follow with his own beatboxing set.


Shawn invited folks to come to the Gathering to her Trevor Heyd speak the following day. The show went on with Goodnight Wednesday - a pop punk band.


Relesser followed them with their metal goth type music.


Then it was Blissed and their classic metal style.


Leper headlined the festival with an interesting set (which i filmed all of). There were some technical issues which affected the backing tracks, there wasn't enough time for a proper sound check, and some guest members. Overall I enjoyed the set. It was different than usual and unique to this event.


The night was over and we went to stay with Chuck Thomas for the night before attending church with The Gathering the next day…

The UltraSound playlist is available for viewing here:


Filmed using a JVC HDD Everio. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini. Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson

Monday, February 10, 2014

Summer Music Festival Footage Part 7 - Alliance Fest

Back in Pennsylvania, another festival happened that was primarily metal & hardcore. At the time I bought my ticket, Alliance Fest seemed promising then it got ridiculous! A one day festival with 3 stages and 60+ bands? I had to see how this would go off…

As the week of the festival came it was apparent there were some issues & things may not quite be what they appeared at first. Lots of bands dropped off with various explanations for why…for many it was an issue of financial compensation. Those final days leading up to the festival left the question would it even happen?

I don't know all the details of what went wrong at Alliance Fest. It's probably best to read the official statement from Alliance Fest itself than for me to try to rehash what I heard.

My friends in Corpus Christi were still planning to come out to Alliance Fest as the week came to a close and had some mercy sent to my house. The package arrived on the morning of the festival…it was a gloomy day but Elphie & I got ourselves up and going…semi awake.

We arrived at what should have been an hour or so after the festival was scheduled to start and nothing was happening. I delivered the package to Corpus Christi which was not quite the tshirt designed they had hoped for. After hanging around a bit we decided to go fetch some food and upon returning Corpus Christi was playing so we caught the end of their set. I filmed clips of 22 bands on this day. A few more than that played. Despite the issues, about half the bands still showed up including a few I really hoped to see such as Those Who Fear, Becoming The Archetype, Letters To The Exiles, Once Nothing, & Inhale Exhale.

Unfortunately not all those who were disgruntled with the festival issues stayed away and brought along a negative attitude. One (Hundredth) took it way too far and tried to destroy the sound production equipment in a classless & childish fit of anger I guess trying to get back at the promoter (though it was a bit misaimed since the production company had nothing to do with these issues). Most bands counteracted this negativity…2 in particular, Convictions & Ace Augustine, really made great statements of positive vibes.

For me, this festival did have its share of issues & lacked the organization necessary to be successful. People could wander into the grounds without paying & there was a lack of security & stage hands. There were way too many bands to fit the time allowed on two stages (one stage production pulled out last minute as well) without overlap. One band played one stage then the next band would play on the other stage…really it was probably the only way it could work due to the place where this festival took place. It happened in a park in a small town outside of Pittsburgh. The bigger named bands toward the end had their sets cut short. Despite all that & the negativity of some bands, it did go fairly well and was enjoyable overall.

Linked below is the playlist of the bands I filmed at this festival:  Corpus Christi, My Ransomed Soul, Phinehas, Blissed, Good Luck Varsity, Those Who Fear, Arcane Haven, Fit For A King, Blood Of The Martyrs, Ark Of The Covenant, Hundredth, Triple Stitch, Becoming The Archetype, Letter To The Exiles, The Protest, Ace Augustine, Convictions, Once Nothing, The Great Commission, Inhale Exhale, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, & Demon Hunter.


(there are technical issues with some of these clips - Demon Hunter & Red Jumpsuit Apparatus were the most affected. I'm not sure about a solution for this. Some clips would not properly upload from the camera to the Mac for editing and some parts were lost.)

Filmed using a JVC HDD Everio. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini.
Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Summer Music Festival Footage Part 6 - Stand Together Fest 2013

July 19th & 20th, Elphie & I went to Nashville for Stand Together Fest. We got to stay with Natalie and visit with her a bit the night before the fest. Truth be told, by Saturday evening I had grown tired of hardcore (haha). A reason that I loved Cornerstone was the diversity of music going on at any time whereas Stand Together was a primarily hardcore/metal fest. There was a few variances here & there to help ease the hardcore overload. With that said, it was a good festival overall. During Saturday evening, it seems the sound levels increase substantially. My camera seems to have issues with that. It seems to believe it's being dropped by what I can only assume is the vibrations in the music. For the last few sets we sat upstairs where my camera seemed to work better.

Below is a playlist of the clips of all the bands at Stand Together Fest 2013

Reveal Renew, From The Eyes Of Servants, Conveyer, Strengthen What Remains, Thin Ice, Better Off, No Longer Bound, Bad Advice, Good Luck Varsity, Comrades, the full Jawbone set, With Increase, Everything Went Black, ThirtySeven, & Mychildren Mybride.


Filmed using a JVC HDD Everio. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini. Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A New Year Brings FUN! (usually)

I hope to be able to do some major catching up on my videos I've filmed over the last year. At this point I'm about 6 months behind in editing then posting them up for whoever cares to see.

In the meantime I created a new playlist of footage from New Year's Celebrating over the years. There were 2 in particular that stand out. Ringing in 2008 with old friends in Apple Valley, Ohio while my friend Greg DJed was RAD. That would be the first set of videos in this playlist. The other year was a show at the Attic in Dayton, Ohio where For Today rang in the New Year for 2011. That is actually the last set of videos in this playlist. I guess ringing in 2012 and 2013 weren't too note worthy to get their own videos (haha). I know 2013 was spent at work…lame.

Anyway, enjoy these and watch for new stuff soon!