I have to thank our local weekly paper’s music blog (The Portland Mercury’s End Hits) for reminding me of this gem from my childhood. I probably watched The Neverending Story about one zillion times when I was a kid. The adventures of Atreyu (not the lame band) and Artax (and later Falcor) really boostered my imagination as a kid. And, I think this video helped out. It’s the guy from Kajagoogoo. I always thought that big turtle guy looked like E.T.
Wow, recently I was turned on to a great music video by some guy I had never heard of named “Chris Dane Owens“. A friend of mine sent me this video as a joke and I have to say it is pretty funny. But then I took a closer look at it and all of a sudden I was really into it and borderline obsessing over it. I watched the video over and over. The catchy faux funk baseline over some epic, drawn out guitar lines and vocal melodies had me hooked. But what had me more hooked was the story-line, A FANTASY ADVENTURE starring himself, a lady, a Dr. Doom type villain, several groups of 3 hot ladies, his knife throwing buddy, another buddy, an older buddy, and a fleet of fire welding dragons. Take a look for yourself.
This video now gets me all stoked like watching Lord of the Rings. But what can I say, I’m a sucker for fantasy adventure stories, especially when they involve medieval funk grooves. Who is this “Chris Dane Owens”? I did a little research and this is what I found out. Continue reading