Bunky singer/guitarist Rafter Roberts releases his solo album Music for Total Chickens next month, and he'd like you to make a video for it.
"There are mp3 links to four songs on YouTube, and pretty much anything goes as far as visual content," says Roberts. Video entries are uploaded to YouTube, where one of two $500 prizewinners will be chosen by site users during the last week of January.
"Clips are being added as they're uploaded," says Roberts, "and every submission is valid, I think. A few of the videos have completely missed the points of the songs, but that's to be expected." He declines to elaborate for this column.
"I know I'm not alone amongst local musicians and readers that aren't really into the 'Blurt' formula of 'bad, trouble, disagreement,' etc.... Did you know I'm in a band that has a song called 'Ride of the Ink-Stained Weasel' about ["Blurt" contributor] Ken Leighton?"