Thursday, October 11, 2012

Metal Dave

Last night Josh and I were working on my Star Wars Uncut animation and I was listening to the latest Converge album. I was getting all into it and Air Guitaring, getting synched about little things and in general being really really happy. Josh starting laughing and I believe his exact words were "Metal Dave cracks me up!". It struck me because I really never stopped to think about how there was a separate part of me that is "Metal Dave". I started as reluctant front man for a rock band, and grew confidence through that experience for 7 wonderful years. It remains my single biggest and most consistent influence.

I have always edited video in the same manor that I approach music, my biggest early influences are music videos and live performances that helped me realize the power of music, the sense of community it brings (particularly metal and hardcore), and the endless quest to create and own that perfect moment of pure live energy.

If you care to listen to me scream my head off my old stuff is on Spotify and iTunes.

Without further ado, the last song I sung with OnceOver in 2006. I did not know this video even existed until last night!
OnceOver - Love of Your Lie (Daves Last Song)

Moshing World Order | Myspace Music Videos


  1. I'd like to think that there's a little "metal-me" in all of us :)

  2. I feel like I've heard you say many times at Root, "Please, please, this is going to be fucking incredible, let's make it happen."

  3. That was awesome. On a side note, I still listen to onceOver about once a week. You make awesome stuff.