Friday, July 13, 2007

CageMatch 7-13-07

Time passes, and we have another episode of CageMatch. This week, we didn't have a challenger signed up until late Sunday, when Kit allied himself with Marc Kennedy and somehow came up with the name "WhatCHU Got To Say About That?". Actually, their name was "WhatCHU Got To Say About It?" but I screwed up while making the logo, and it was too late to fix it.

Anyway, let's just say that the name didn't inspire any immediate themes in my mind as regards the promo video. I mean, what sort of dramatic situation can you build out of a generic question? So I mentioned this to Kit, and he came up with a number of possible suggestions. I didn't act on any individual one, but seeing them en masse did give me the idea for a video theme: that I couldn't make up my mind what the theme was.

So the first two things that popped into mind was the song "Fire" by Ohio Players, making Kit and Marc into firemen, and then "Cold As Ice" by Foreigner and making them into hockey players. But once I found the Foreigner cd, I cracked up at the idea of making it an all-Foreigner video.

The other songs are related to the team name: we start off with "Say, Say, Say" by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, and end with "Walk Idiot Walk" by The Hives, which starts off with a nice scream and the appropriate lyrics " Well, Is it true what they say about it/You wanna do what I do and I doubt it."

We only had like four people in the audience last night, so the video wasn't exactly received with a huge ovation, but that's life. Also, Tommy Dynamite was away in Chicago, and Kit was supposed to be doing tech but obviously couldn't, so I ended up teching the show. Remi did a great job hosting CageMatch all by his lonesome, starting off with a hilarious dance sequence to his own intro video. His "evil billionaire" thing came off really well this week, and I really liked the way he got over the gambling part of the character, betting on the teams and whatnot.

Ah, almost forgot the links. Here's the video, and here's the identity screen.

1 comment:

Scott said...

GREAT video. I totally lol'ed.