A few weeks ago, I found out my grandma (Lorri's mother) was diagnosed with cancer. It's really bums me out to know that she's suffering and I really hate the fact that I can't do anything about it. I wanted to do something nice for her, so I gave it some thought and the lyrics from a classic country song, "Mamas don't let your babies (grow up to be cowboys)" by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson came to my mind. The lyrics say "Cowboys ain't easy to love and they're harder to hold. They'd rather give you a song than diamonds or gold." So I decided I'd sing her a song.
I told Matt I needed his help recording a video so I could send it to her. I figured we'd just film it n keep it real simple, but Matt had a different vision in mind. So we got the light set and the boom mic and the whole nine yards. The Phister's living room was suddenly transformed into a music video set last night. Me being the "talent", Matt being the director/cameraman, Annie and Kyle being the crew. It was quite the production. It took a while cause I kept messin up. I couldn't keep it together with the lights and cameras all up in my grill. But eventually we got through it.
Then we set to work on the editing. It's so cool to watch Matt work when he's editing stuff. I can tell he really enjoys it and he's got an amazing talent for it. The worst part of it was having to listen to me miss them notes over and over again as we were going through all the pieces of footage. I am definitely not a singer, peeps.
It turned out better than I could have ever imagined. I can't help but chuckle at the irony of how great the video is and how NOT great the song is. Oh well, I think it's still pretty cool.