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Medieval Madness

Mo Chedda Da Don

I prefer to remain anonymous, but the feeling of this song is a good synopsis of my overall feelings of sadness, hopefulness, and eagerness in life.

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The Creation of a Snap

Jackson Rosenfeld discusses the production process behind his upcoming film, Snaps: The Musical.

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The idea for Snaps: The Musical started as a very simple idea a year ago, while driving to the 48 hour film festival in San Francisco. I was contemplating what it would be like if the action of snapping hadn’t been invented until modern times. Although the concept was very simple, it didn’t seem like the right time or place to make the movie. However, when my first quarter at Evergreen came along last Fall, I was overcome by a vast and expansive artist community that inspired me to elaborate on the idea and develop it to its fullest potential.

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Chatting with Swoon

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In the midst of recording their first extended play, local Oly band Swoon agreed to sit down with us Vanishing Point folks for a good half hour to discuss their artistic process.

Swoon was created “for the sole purpose of creating rad melodious music to enrapture the heart and soul of folks like you” (according to their Bandcamp page). The band consists of Joe Dye, Chris Glattard, Coby Werlin, Yasi Lowy, and Mirrah Stoller.

1. Alright, hello! Can you guys introduce yourselves, and tell us what instrument you play?

J: I’m Joe, I play bass guitar.

CG: I’m Chris, I play guitar. And I sing.

CW: I’m Coby, and I play keys.

Y: I’m Yasi, and I play banjo and I sing.

M: And I’m Mirrah, and I play drums and trumpet and I sing.

2. How long have each of you been playing music, and what inspired you to start?

J: I’ve been playing bass for about ten years… I do it to play with friends, and it kinda grew from there. Too many guitar players out there.

CG: I’ve been making music since I was a wee little child of eight grade. I was kinda forced into it at a young age, but then I started loving it when I started playing guitar.

CW: I was kinda forced into it too, like, my folks had me take piano lessons and I hated it, but then I came back to it and I loved it. I think the fact that I did it on my own is what made me wanna keep playing music, not that I was being told I had to practice this, you know. I’ve been playing since I was eight. How many years is that? 12?

Y: I’ve been playing music for like three years, I’m the baby of the band. I had this ukelele as a little kid, and I never played it, and it was just always there, like…

M: Staring at you?

Y: Staring at me, building dust, and then one time, I guess it was the middle of junior year of high school, I was just like, you know what, I need to learn how to play an instrument. So I did. And then I got a banjo a year later. So guilt, I guess.

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M: There’s a picture of me, my dad played trumpet when I was little, and there’s a picture of us and I’m playing his trumpet, and I’m about one year old, and the trumpet is twice as large as me. So that’s when I started playing music. And I always used to sing opera around our house, and dance a lot to Beatles and Beethoven, bla bla bla, and I ended up playing trumpet form fourth grade to tenth grade, and a bunch of other things… So it’s kinda always been a thing, also my mom had me do piano lessons when I was in third grade for a little bit, then I got really bored of them.

CW: Yeah, they’re boring!

M: Lessons are boring. Playing songs that you want to play is very fun.

CW: Yeah, that’s what inspired me.

M: Yeah, when you can actually sing along to things on the radio, or play along, that’s when you think, “Oh, this is relevant to my culture and time!”

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Cardinal Sin

Jared Estes

Jared Estes’ independent label can be found here: tonguegrooverecordswa.blogspot.com. He plays all of the instruments on all of the songs. A direct link to his music can be found here insomniacafe.bandcamp.com and jareddocestes.bandcamp.com

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Elephant

Jared Estes

Jared Estes’ independent label can be found here: tonguegrooverecordswa.blogspot.com. He plays all of the instruments on all of the songs. A direct link to his music can be found here insomniacafe.bandcamp.com and jareddocestes.bandcamp.com

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Purple (An Interlude)

Jared Estes

Jared Estes’ independent label can be found here: tonguegrooverecordswa.blogspot.com. He plays all of the instruments on all of the songs. A direct link to his music can be found here insomniacafe.bandcamp.com and jareddocestes.bandcamp.com

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Addict in the Alley

Jared Estes

Jared Estes’ independent label can be found here: tonguegrooverecordswa.blogspot.com. He plays all of the instruments on all of the songs. A direct link to his music can be found here insomniacafe.bandcamp.com and jareddocestes.bandcamp.com 

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