VIDEO CREATED BY MILISA COLEMAN AND CHRISTA EBERT.
This summer, Maelstrom Collaborative Arts hosted an event called Bricolage, which paired up Cleveland creators who had never met to make an original, new fusion work. Christa Ebert and MiLisa Coleman crafted this video, “In The Dust Of Gale” reflecting on overconsumption.
“Washed Away” was recorded by Christa (Uno Lady) Ebert January 2017. Song written by Christa Ebert, Anna Jo, and Marcus Trana during Dark Songs at the Holiday Music Motel, Sturgeon Bay, WI, October 2016.
The Holiday Music Motel is a magical place that invites songwriters from around the world. Musicians travel to Sturgeon Bay to take part in the three songwriting festivals at the Holiday Music Motel (February’s ‘Love On Holiday,’ is happening this week! June’s ‘Steel Bridge Songfest’ and October’s ‘Dark Songs’). You can listen to the songs recorded at the Motel, year round at www.steelbridgeradio.com/listen
For the last three years I have participated in Dark Songs and a favorite from the last trip is “Washed Away.” It was co-written by myself, Anna Jonson who is a Wildland Firefighter and simultaneously the nicest and very badass, and Norway native Marcus Trana, recording engineer, entrepreneur and all around swell guy.
At last, I can share with you my creation! Lauren, Teresa and I have worked very hard on this video and I am proud to present “Bikini Weeding” for your viewing enjoyment. Special thanks to the Rodemann’s for their guest appearance in the video.
Nothing brings me more joy than digging in the dirt, connecting to nature, and watching tiny seeds transform into healthy food. Thanks for watching! Don’t forget to subscribe!
About the video
Filmed in Uno Lady’s backyard “Bikini Weeding” features time lapses of growing plants, villainous weeds, and the artist herself, hard at work growing her own food. “Bikini Weeding” was directed and co-produced by Uno Lady with Lauren Voss and Teresa Crockett of Sugarbowl Creative.
I was invited to collaborate with a stranger and we made a pretty sweet song for a compilation. The One and Only Matt Miller, from Pennsylvania, and I wrote “Hysterical Laughter” for Songs from the City Earth, Vol. I., released by Fringe Sound Records.
“Fringe Sound Records’ second release, while not strictly an experiment in cross-genre collaboration, is largely an album whose ten songs involve a number of artists who may never have come together to make music had they not been challenged to do so.”
You can Pre-order of Songs from the City Earth, Vol. I. You get 10 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC …), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
I want to sample your critters. Does your cat chirp, your dog howl, or your bunny growl? I’d like to use those sounds for a future recording.
Cool sounding pets will be featured on an upcoming Uno lady record. The record’s theme is Cleveland-centric, so I am looking for Northeast Ohio area animals only. If the animal noises are included, your pet will get credit for their artistic addition on the release and you will receive a free download of the song your pet is featured on.
I typically don’t suggest 10 minute youtube pedal demos, but this one is painfully hilarious…. like sketch comedy but not intentionally. If you listen closely, the lyrics are intense. I could do without the fake Avril Levin, but the other cast of characters has me cracking up.