Category:Songs written by Tim Nordwind
Pages in category "Songs written by Tim Nordwind"
The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. End Love – End Love is an alternative rock song by OK Go from the album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky. The songs lyrics deal with the period of time after the end of a relationship. The video for End Love was directed by Jeff Lieberman and Eric Gunther, the video shows the four members of OK Go, each dressed in solid neon-tracksuit of different colors, performing moves to the song. In addition, some parts of the video have been slowed down as the members of the band perform a move in unison. Near the end of the video, the band interacting with other people in the same manner. The video concludes with time-lapse photography of the fountain at Echo Park, according to Lieberman, the video—including both the bands main performance and the skyline shots—was filmed in a continuous shot consisting of over one million frames of film. The average time compression on the video for most of OK Gos parts is about 270x from real-time, the skyline footage was compressed by 172,800 times, condensing each 24 hours into a 0.5 second shot. During the video, a goose is frequently seen wandering near the band. The goose is known to park regulars as Maria, though the band, the video premiered at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 12,2010, and was then released on YouTube on June 15,2010. End Love official music video on YouTube
2. OK Go – OK Go is an American rock band originally from Chicago, Illinois, now based in Los Angeles, California. The band is composed of Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwind, Dan Konopka and Andy Ross, the band is known for its often quirky and elaborate one-take music videos. The original members formed as OK Go in 1998 and released two albums before Duncans departure. The bands video for Here It Goes Again won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video in 2007, the bands lead singer, Damian Kulash, met bassist Tim Nordwind at Interlochen Arts Camp when they were 11. Kulash was in for graphic design, Nordwind for music, the band name comes from an art teacher of the band members saying, OK. They kept in touch after camp, often exchanging mixtapes which influenced each others musical taste and they met the bands future guitarist and keyboardist Andy Duncan in high school. Nordwind and Duncan moved to Chicago for college, where they formed the band Stanleys Joyful Noise with drummer Dan Konopka, the name OK Go was adopted in 1998, when Kulash moved to Chicago to join the band. At the end of 2000, the band was invited by radio host Ira Glass to serve as the band for live performances of This American Life in Boston, New York. The band self-released two EPs, titled Brown EP and Pink EP, which were culled from an albums worth of songs recorded in February 2000 with producer Dave Trumfio, to serve as demos. Though the members of OK Go eventually left for Los Angeles and New York, in a 2011 interview, Kulash described the bands formative years, “As far as the band is concerned, we only have one home town. We all live in L. A. Chicago had such a close-knit, the Empty Bottle was where it all started for us. We played at the Metro and the Double Door as well, the band released its debut album, OK Go, on September 17,2002, after it was pushed back by the label from its original June release date. To promote the release, the label sent out miniature ping pong tables to press outlets, in the United States, the album reached #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and #107 on the Billboard 200 Chart. In the United Kingdom, the first single Get Over It debuted at no,27, in the UK singles chart on March 16,2003, and the band performed it on that weeks edition of Top of the Pops. Also that week, the video was named video of the week by Q magazine. The bands second album, Oh No, was recorded in Malmö, Sweden in the fall of 2004 and was produced by Tore Johansson and mixed by Dave Sardy. After recording, in February 2005, Andy Duncan left the band citing creative differences, major label pressures, and the bands rigorous touring schedule. Ross introduced himself to the fans by writing a blog entitled The Will To Rock
3. This Too Shall Pass (OK Go song) – This Too Shall Pass is a song by American rock band OK Go. It was released as the single from their third studio album, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky. The band took the route of creating two official music videos for the song, both of which premiered on YouTube. The first features a performance of the song in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame Marching Band. The second features a giant Rube Goldberg machine, constructed to operate in time with the song, difficulties in marketing and distribution of the videos with their corporate label, EMI, led the band to form their own independent label shortly after the videos releases. The first video for the song was released on YouTube on January 12,2010, to coincide with the release of the album, directed by Brian L. Perkins, it was filmed in October,2009, in South Bend, Indiana. The video is unusual in that it does not feature the album version of the song. Rather, it features a recording that was actually performed live during filming of the video. OK Gos Tim Nordwind noted that the song lent itself well to large orchestration, in the video, the members of OK Go are seen in a field wearing marching band garb. The uniforms were originally from Rochelle Township High School of Rochelle and they begin to march, and as the song progresses, the band is joined by members of the University of Notre Dames Marching Band many of whom rise up camouflaged in ghillie suits. They are also joined in the chorus by a childrens choir cobbled together from two local South Bend preschools. Like many of their videos, the marching band video was shot in one take. The marching band video was created to bridge the time between the release of the album and the completion of the Rube Goldberg video. The band had planned to release the marching band version after the debut of the Rube Goldberg video. The second music video for This Too Shall Pass was directed by James Frost, as the song and machine operate, the members of the band are seen singing alongside the machine, with the members being shot at by paint guns at the songs finale. Parts of the machine are synchronized in time with the music, in one instance, one part of the machine shows the Here It Goes Again video on a television before it is smashed by the machine. The MAKE magazine 1993 Ford Escort racecar, used for the 24 Hours of LeMons, alongside the LEGO car, several LEGO mini-figurines are displayed as a reference to the marching band video. They sought help through online science message boards, eventually coming in contact with Syyn Labs, Damian Kulashs father also participated in the machines construction
4. The Writing's on the Wall (OK Go song) – The Writings on the Wall is a song by American rock band OK Go. It was released on June 17,2014, as part of the bands EP Upside Out, like previous OK Go videos, it is structured as a one-shot music video. The many YouTube views of the video caused the song to debut in the top ten of the US Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, the Writings on the Wall is an alternative rock and pop rock song. He said the song is written to be melancholic and jubilant at the same time, the song lasts three minutes and thirty-five seconds. The arrangement of the mix consists of two heavily distorted guitars and drums, which Fridmann described as very standard. The band spent a lot of working on the bass parts sounding distorted. Friedman said it was fun to track a band because it was highly unusual for that session. We just knew that on this song, having them together was the best way to tell whether our ideas were working. All the illusions were created by the shots, without the use of any post-processing special effects. The video for The Writings on the Wall was co-directed by Kulash along with Aaron Duffy and Bob Partington, creative personnel from the Special Guest and 1st Ave Machine agencies, respectively. The illusions were tied to the theme of the song, as described by Rolling Stone, Kulash felt in planning the video that the use of illusions was a good representation of this concept. The video was planned about two months before the set was built using computer mock-ups to explore ideas, the warehouse set was located in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where the band lived during the setup and filming of the video. It took about three weeks to assemble the set with the help of about 50 other people, including Kulashs father, further, Nordwind had shaved off half his beard to achieve an effect involving a mirror worn on his face, allowing him to appear as two different people. The concept of the one-shot was considered critical to the video as it provided immersion for the viewer in the unfolding of the video, Nordwind considered this video to be the bands most difficult to film because of their involvement, including manning the camera and performing nine costume changes. The film was arranged to put most of these complicated shots where mistakes would be made at the front of the video to reduce the amount of time to reset the warehouse for subsequent takes. They made about 60 attempts at the take, working into the morning hours. The final video is a performed in the midpoint of the filming process. Within a week of its premiere, the video had received over 7 million views on YouTube, the video won the award for Best Visual Effects at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards
5. Needing/Getting – Needing/Getting is a song by American alternative rock band OK Go, from their 2010 album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky. Needing/Getting was written by band members Damian Kulash and Tim Nordwind, the lyrics reflect a person who wishes to be in a relationship with someone who is not interested and expresses the foolishness of waiting around for that person to like you back. Paste described the song musically as dirt-smudged with its odd street-noise sound effects, NME described the song as the splicing of pervy pop with punch-drunk sea-shanties, and considered it pleasing enough and a highlight of a relatively mediocre album. The Boston Globe believed the band was trying too hard to distance itself from its pop roots, the video is sponsored by Chevrolet, and features their Sonic. The video premiered on MTV on February 5, with a version shown during Super Bowl XLVI the same day. Kulash wanted to extend this idea, making the props in the video be the source of the music during the recording and it helps break down the idea that these are all distinct forms of art. Using a car to make the music had also been an idea toyed by the band, the concept of a rally car course bore out from this idea, using the various stages of the course to map to certain stanzas of the song. Kevin Mayer, Chevrolets director of advertising, felt OK Gos influence with young adults through their past music videos was a fit with the Sonic. However, remaining in control of the product was considered key to the sponsorship. He further praised Chevrolet for allowing the work to be produced without excessive marketing, noting that the band was surprised that Chevy had the balls to go for it. The video was filmed in a 2-mile long course on a ranch property between Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert over a four-day period. The course as constructed included more than 1,100 homemade instruments and this was aided with the use of a metronome within the car, and a series of marked beanbags that dropped as he drove through the course. Multiple takes were required to perfect the run, they would often have to replace the extender arms as they broke off from overuse. The video, uploaded to YouTube after airing during the Super Bowl, received 5 million views within the day, wired magazines Curtis Silver felt the video took the mediocre track from the album into an experience that enhances the song and provides more than just a listening experience. Needing/Getting music video on YouTube Behind the Scenes, Part 1 on YouTube
6. Do What You Want (OK Go song) – Do What You Want is a song by the Grammy Award-winning rock band OK Go from their second album, Oh No. It is the single off the album released in the UK. The b-sides include live versions of Get Over It and Invincible as well as a version of Oh Lately Its So Quiet. A first video was made in June 2005 in Los Angeles, a total of thirty-five DV cameras, set up by Gondry and his crew, were used to achieve the desired panning effects. Another video was released through the website only available to their Juggling Club members. This features live performances interspliced with the band lip-syncing the song in various parts and this was directed by Scott Keiner and was probably made in late 2005 or early 2006 during the bands tour. A third video was made to promote the single release and this version is known as the Wallpaper version, as it has the band and a large group of extras in zentai-styled bodysuits that match the wallpaper on the wall of the set in which the video is filmed. Directed by OK Go and Blip Boutique, it is perhaps the most well-known music video for the song, the video was premiered on MTVs Total Request Live on February 15,2007 with all day premieres on MTVu and MTV Hits. The song was played in a commercial for the Fox show Back to You, starring Kelsey Grammer, the song was featured in a JC Penney commercial. The song is on the soundtrack for the game NHL2006, the song is on the soundtrack for the game Thrillville, Off the Rails. The song has featured in several video games, including Burnout Revenge, Burnout Legends, Guitar Hero, On Tour. The song is featured as a feature on the DVD for the film Juno where the cast and crew dance. The song was featured in commercials for the movie Space Chimps, the song is played on the AT&T website on a display for quick messaging cell phones. The song was featured in a commercial for Comcast Xfinity, the song was covered by Nataly Dawn on her channel on YouTube
7. A Million Ways – A Million Ways is a song by rock band OK Go from their album Oh No. It was the first song from the album to be released as a single, the Lovecats, a cover of The Cures hit single, had been released on the bands previous EP and was released for a third time on the single for Here It Goes Again. Down for the Count had not been released, but was released as a single on iTunes in 2007. The song appeared as a track in the game Band Hero. The song also appeared in the 2007 film I Could Never Be Your Woman, the songs vocals are lip-synced in the video by bassist Tim Nordwind instead of Damian, following the format from the dance choreographed for the song C-C-C-Cinnamon Lips, which Tim sings. The footage was not intended to be released as the music video. It premiered on Fuse on August 18,2005, the band was inspired by music videos such as Janet Jacksons Rhythm Nation and film The Matrix for the videos choreography. On July 18,2006, OK Go unveiled The OK Go Dances With You Contest in which contestants submitted their pastiches of the video on YouTube, the winners would dance live with the band at one of their concerts. The contest ended on August 31,2006, a compilation of these submissions was added on the DVD for the Deluxe Edition of Oh No. The routine has been performed by the band on many occasions and they performed it on Mad TV and Soccer AM. They also performed the number in Paris, France to promote their French website, a Million Ways video on YouTube