Monday, January 30, 2012

A bit of Branden's musical past

Branden is quite the musician. I have mentioned in the past that he was in a band with his brother and friends called Zeo Doxa for 7 years. They wrote all their own music and lyrics and did a lot of travelling around playing concerts. Branden even proposed on stage at a music festival, which you can see the video here and read our entire 4 part love story here.

Dang I used to be skinnier! Rocking the band t-shirt and just proposed to!

When the band started, Branden was 14 and his brother was 11! They began writing music and recording things on their computer. It was such a huge part of Branden's life.

They started as this:


Branden's brother is the one on the left (the bass was just about bigger than him!) and Branden is the one in the black shirt. Over the years, they put out a couple of CD's and became this:


For a while they did have a 5th member as well.

Well, back in 2007, when Branden was just 19 years old, his band made a music video. Actually they made three in one day, but supposedly two of them had been "lost in a fire". They had been trying to get a hold of the one remaining video for years and finally, last year the video was released! I will say, I did completely crack up when I saw it. His brother (the bass player) looks so young and so does Josh (the drummer). Branden's best friend Josh (who is the lead singer) really cheesed it up and Branden got a bit into the hardcore head banging but it's so them, so I do love it. It's also amazing how different Branden looks! His hair is less poofy and he's lost a lot of weight.

I have to share so you can giggle at an epic teenage music video, but I also hope you are as impressed as I am over the fact that this group of 'kids' made this up on their own and actually made a bit of success out of it!



If rock you don't like your music "head-banging", then you will probably love their single Welcome Home. It's my favorite and I can listen to it over and over again.

Happy Music Monday! I hope you've enjoyed a bit of glimpse into Branden's musical history! And thank you to everyone who's been helping me brainstorm ideas for my new blog name! I'm still mulling it over but you've given me some different directions to think about for names.

12 comments:

  1. Cheese indeed. Where's the wine? Great song, though.

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    1. No wine considering they were just teens! ;) Apprently Branden wrote the lyrics to it but I didn't realize that (and he only JUST told me!)

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  2. Good voice on him, a lot of looking earnestly into the camera. Pretty good production values on the video as well. Branden can say that he has gone out there and done it when so many of us talk about it but never go for it. Good for him.

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    1. I wish my teenage years would have been half as productive as that! I'm glad he went for it...kept him out of a lot of trouble ;)

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  3. Wow that kid has an amazing voice! Does he still sing in a band?

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    1. Josh does have an incredible voice! He actually is a nurse now believe it or not! Branden's brother and the drummer are the only ones that still play with bands. It's amazing how things change.

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  4. LOVED their sound--thank you for the music!!

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  5. I am quite impressed. I actually really liked them. No wonder you wore their t-shirts! Not like you were dating one of the members or anything ;)

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  6. They're really good. What if he had proposed on stage and you really wanted to say no? Would you have said yes and then told him the truth later? This actually happened to the lead singer of the band Favorite Young Man was in.

    Love,
    Janie

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  7. 'You're so easy to love'.... that's a great line, really. Wish I were that romantic. I'm thinking about proposing myself, but I still don't know how. Does it have to be original, I wonder? I mean, it shouldn't be about trying to impress your lady, right?

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  8. Cool "before" picture. Will try the video tonight. Running out of time this morning. Gotta get to work.

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  9. So neat. I love the before and after pics!

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Does this straitjacket make my butt look big?