If there’s one thing I love, it’s making awesome behind-the-scenes videos of all the fun stuff we do in XELLE to let everyone know what a crazy time we have doing what we do. I put this behind the scenes video together after the Queen video came out, and it’s got some awesome funny moments. Check it out!
Oh. My. God. It. Has. Been. For. Ever.
Where to begin? I guess I’ll start at DECEMBER 2011, where I last left off!
So, in the last post, I talked about what a huge project the Hologram video was going to be. Well, big doesn’t even begin to describe it. This project began in October of 2011 and will have taken more than a year to complete by the time it’s done. “More than a year to make one music video? That sounds a little crazy!” Well, that’s because it IS a LOT crazy. But that’s what happens when you make one video that has 25 shoot days, 7 celebrity cameos, countless cast and crew members, endless amounts of props and locations, and on and on. Each shoot day took about 2 weeks to prepare for, so add that up and you’ve got a year of production. Now we’re in the editing phase, and it seems we’ll be there until the end of our days, even though that’s not true.
With a project like this on our plates, it’s a miracle we got anything else done this year, and yet somehow, we did! We had awesome New York shows, headlined Kentucky Pride (where I crowdsurfed for the first time–awesome!!), appeared on Oxygen’s Jersey Couture and VH1’s Big Ang, released our music video for “Invincible,” organized the release (FINALLY) of our debut EP, Queens, which drops on October 23, and now we’re planning all the rest of the EP’s music videos, to be released throughout the first half of 2013. It just never ends.
Some of the highlights of this year include:
-having Kevin Allison of MTV’s The State and the RISK! podcast in our video
-Janeane Garofalo coming over to my house to film her part of the video and then staying a half hour after filming was done to watch our other videos at my desk and talk to me about comedy and politics at length
-getting an email from Kerri Kenney with the part of the Hologram video she contributed
-the fans in Kentucky erupting after every little thing we did in our show there
-having our fans around the world tell us how much they loved the “Invincible” video
…and on and on. It’s been a great year. I just can’t wait for 2013, when we’ll finally be able to get back on the road in earnest after all this crazy work!
And to update you all more regularly!
Wow, I can’t believe it, but time passes so fast and I’ve been so busy with XELLE stuff that I haven’t been able to stop and tell you about everything that’s been going on for two and a half weeks! Here are some awesome videos that will get you up to speed on what’s been going on with us:
Our song, Party Girl, played on MTV!
When we went on our club tour of Therapy, Barracuda, Club 57, Rush and The Cock last Saturday, the fabulous Santiago Felipe was right by our side to take our picture! Thanks Santi!
Our first interview took place this past Saturday with the lovely Keith Edwards of Fab.com. It was a ton of fun to do, and even better, now it’s spreading all over the web and getting us more fans and interview requests! Love it!