I mentioned on Twitter a few days ago that I’m planning on doing a vlog from the road on Carnivores tour; I’ll post a new video once a week. Shoot me ideas and suggestions by following me on Twitter (HERE), and I’ll try to incorporate them as I go. Not sure what’s going to happen or how it might evolve.
The episodes will end up on our LP Youtube channel (subscribe now!), and unlike the normal LPTV episodes, my vlog videos will be short, no-budget, firsthand accounts, probably shot on my phone.
The tour starts this week. Until then, here’s the latest LPTV episode, following the band through the end of the tour in Europe:
This episode of LPTV takes place as we leave the studio, heading into album launch and the beginning of our tour…but after only few shows, Brad got an injury that threatened show cancellations. This episode takes you through the efforts of the band to create a “contingency plan” and to keep things focused during an uncertain time:
For a long time, I have been wanting to score a film. In order for it to work, it would have to have a great story, stunning visuals, and the timing would have to work out in a way that didn’t distract from all the things I want to do with Linkin Park.
I’m really excited to have finally found the right project. The movie is called The Raid. Its intense martial arts choreography, amazing cinematography, and great story have been inspiring all kinds of new music. I’m excited for all of you to see—and hear—this film.
Below is the trailer (via MTV). It is age restricted due to violent content. I’ve attached some photos beneath that for those who can’t view the video.
I just got off the phone with our LPU team this morning. We talk regularly, starting to prepare for the next year of LP Underground, and looking for ways to make stuff awesome for the members. Nothing specific to report yet, but it just got me thinking…one of my favorite features of LPU is the ability to download any episode of LPTV–members can download any of our episodes, in a variety of resolutions. Here are two of our most recent LPTV episodes
Go HERE to check out the videos you can download.
Busy busy. Other than my occasional post from Instagram, things have been pretty busy and pretty random over here.
I recently did a podcast with my friend Jensen, who has a show on Kevin Smith’s “Smodcast” network. It’s here. If you want to know what’s up with Spotify, America, Kreayshawn, humble brags, and sax solos, then you have to check it out.
In other news, we’re challenging everyone to go to secretshowforjapan.com and donate to MFR / Save The Children to help kids affected by the situation in Japan. The contest isn’t secret, but the location of the show is–and I think it’s the smallest venue we’ve played in half a decade, maybe more. Anyone able to raise $500 will receive 2 tickets to the show. There are special prizes for the top fundraisers, as well. Just go to the website and start a fundraising page.
Other than that, I’m still writing. I got a new keyboard, the OP-1 by Teenage Engineering. Check it out:
This was shot almost entirely by YOU guys. Thanks for submitting your videos!
(Shot Jan. 26, 2011 at the United Center in Chicago, and Jan. 28 at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul.)
For those who can’t view the video in your country:
A big shout out to Avid for the new ProTools 9 software. This is the first time ProTools has ever been this portable, and we love it. Phoenix and I made a demo on the 10 minute drive to the venue tonight using my laptop, PT9, an AKAI MPK Mini, and Kontakt (by Native Instruments).
EDIT: Sorry if some of you had problems watching it–the video took some time to upload. Side note: how awesome is it that I worked a song in the car, then posted the video from my phone as we walked into the venue? I love technology.