May 11th, 2018

So it's time for cover number two, and what I chose is the theme from “The Goonies” by Cyndi Lauper.

Why this one?

Goonies is one of my big childhood movies. I remember renting the VHS multiple times in elementary school, alongside Don Bluth animations (Secret of Nimh and Land Before Time especially), Chipmunk Adventure, Transformers and Return To Oz. I still love all of these. But one thing that really stood out to me from Goonies was the music, and especially the theme song. That track eventually led me to “She's So Unusual” and everything beyond, but it's where I started with Cyndi. Sometimes it's nice to go back to the beginning. I also liked that I was genuinely stumped about how to cover this one at first. I enjoyed the challenge.

Here's the link to the track:  http://smarturl.it/64q92x

We had a lot of fun doing this photo shoot, too. The make-up, wig, clothing, accessories and styling were all done by Glen Alen. Glen runs Drag Academy, works like a madman, and is a total pro. He had me all put together within an hour, and I couldn't stop laughing about the result (see below). It was a ton of fun. I tend to be such a bummer when I sit down to write music, so doing something light-hearted like this was a good change of pace. But never fear. I'll be back to my old, sad-bastard self soon enough. Ha. 

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And I've been throwing together videos out of public domain footage for a lot of these tracks, but did some bonus overlays for this one. Here's a link to that:

That's all for now. I hope everyone is well.