My good friend Jaison Blackrose shot this video while we checked out the betsey Johnson 2012 fashion week event last month.
Archive for month: March, 2012
It’s all about the lighting when Res chooses outfits.
I never realized how important that was.
This was filmed last year while on tour with Idle Warship.
Great small clip of “laser beams” live in NYC last year. This was filmed months before their record “Habits of the Heart” was released.
This was the best seats at any concert I’ve ever been to.
I felt like if I didnt know the words to these songs Kanye and or jay z would give me nasty looks that’s how close I felt.
This was the opening to an Idle Warship show from south paw in Brooklyn. The crowd was great and it was packed. Brooklyn loves Talib Kweli so I expected this to be a great show and it was! PACKED!
This was from a rainy summer night at the Apple store on 14th street in the meatpacking district (NYC). Res performed a set of songs but this cover of the Fleetwood Mac classic “Dreams” really stood out.
Res is a wildly talented soul rock singer released her major label debut (“How I Do”) in 2001. The album’s single “They Say Vision” was a Top 40 hit and went number 1 on the dance charts. Other singles like “Golden Boys” and “Ice King” all received radio play.
Res completed work on her second album (“Black Girls Rock!”) planned for a 2004-2005 release and started playing those songs live. After some label shakeups the album would ultimately be shelved. Res broke away from her label and went independent working on new music with Talib Kweli that would later morph into their side project Idle Warship.
Res officially moved back to Philly and started creating new music around Philly and New York City. At times Res thought about giving up the dream and living a “normal life” but she stayed determined and has two new releases coming soon. An EP of Fleetwood Mac covers called “ReFried Mac” and her third solo CD.
I met Res in the fall of 2010 at a small Sunday night show in Philadelphia. Her live show was so impressive and entertaining I really couldn’t believe so few people knew of Res and this great music I was able to check out for $7. I asked her if she would let me follow her as she recorded new music, toured the country and hustled to get her music and name back out there. This film is an honest up close look at what being an independent artist feels like in one of the scariest time for the music business.
Check back as I will post clips of the film other special videos as we get it ready for release.
Make any comments or suggestions if there is anything you would like know, see or ask Res.