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Interview with Jamie Coghill

June 27, 2014
image courtesy Beyond the Playlist.

image courtesy Beyond the Playlist.

Check out Australian musician Jamie Coghill (aka The Jimmy C‘s) interview with Hammond Chamberlin over at Beyond the Playlist. Pretty in-depth (and twice as long as my own) they cover how he got into music, his creativity and work for The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West. You’ll find it here.

While on the subject, Jamie recently signed with Foghorn Media, re-releasing his The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West Original Web Series Soundtrack album as a seven-track EP. Check it out on iTunes here.

image courtesy Foghorn Media

image courtesy Foghorn Media

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Post #650: Summing up 2013

December 31, 2013

Oh jeez, has it been a whole year already? Well, 2013 sure flew by fast I can tell you and I can’t say I remember that much on account of pretty much working my ass off for these past 52 weeks. In fact I once again had to go through the blog in order to check up on what happened and when because it’s all kind of a blur to me. So here we go:

copyright Sellergren Design 2011!January saw the release of Germany-based CRKO #3/4, which I made one of the covers for. Mid-through the month I finally got PropellerheadsReason 6.5 and music-wise things were never quite the same. The rough mix of In Space, originally slated for my first full length album, somehow turned into a 7-song EP released towards the end of the month. The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West was released in a mammoth 5 DVD box collecting their initial 28 episodes plus bonus goodies like The Norliss TapesGroovy video. My work for the series earned both me and The Norliss Tapes our own pages on IMDB.com.

February saw the release of Sal Canzonieri‘s book Electric Frankenstein, compiling posters and record sleeves made for them during the period of  June 2005 to December 2013, but I’ve still to receive any confirmation that my contributions are in it. Check out on Amazon.com.

March saw the initial demos for my faux-OST L’Isola die Morti Viventi being created, starting out with A Modest Tribute to Fabio Frizzi. Meanwhile I finished up most of the tracks for the Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West soundtrack album and released the doomsday-dub Armageddon Dub, with a b-side featuring some drumming courtesy The Jimmy C.

squawkyApril kicked off with the release of the super-silly EP Squawky – featuring one of my personal fave b-sides The Name is West. A teaser-taste freebie of the coming soundtrack album was released and the They Call Me Superseven OST was released mid-month. The web series ran a successful campaign on Kickstarter, generating funds for the third season. UK label Dead by Mono‘s third installment of No Way Out! saw the physical debut of The Norliss Tapes with the track A Trip to the Moon. Me and UK photographer Robert Boud crossed paths resulting in some pretty cool collaborations. The end of the month saw the release of Call Me Greenhorn’s new-wave-ish Chasing the Dawn EP, originally slated for inclusion in an Australia-produced feature, but somehow that fell through. The poster I created to commemorate the launch of The Bigfoot Diaries live radio show was released in a limited edition.

May saw the release of Robert Boud’s video for Armageddon Dub, more dub sounds as The Titan Was Deemed Unsinkable was posted on SoundCloud, more videos as Robert Griffith‘s Here Comes Gorbot was made official and The Harvester appeared on SoundCloud, slated for an EP that I totally forgot about. The Jimmy C released the eight-track EP The Man Who Never Dies featuring three mixes I did and the month ended with the release of the CMGH2 album, aka The Abandoned Project.

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June kicked off with a teaser taste from my stoner project Ursa Major, followed by The Hit ‘In Sounds’ of Today’s Outside Crowd album and I chipped in some $$$ on Kickstarter for James R. Petix and Sarah Babila‘s documentary It Came From Detroit.

July had me creating some merchandise designs for Belgium’s own Captain Catastrophy, I released the I’m Normal! cloudcast on MixCloud, released the “summer bonus” EP L’amour en Apesanteur and started my second side project Get Carpenter – I gotta admit I just love that name!

August saw me launching my page on Society 6, kicking off with the August 18, 1973 series honoring Tobe Hooper‘s horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. My stoner side project Ursa Major debuted with its 18-minute two-track Like Leaves and the end of the month saw the release of my faux-OST L’Isola die Morti Viventi.

September saw the launch of greenhorndub.bandcamp.com where I added the four-track The Titan Was Deemed Unsinkable EP after things turned out less-than-optimal over at dubmusic.com. The same month Pink Hulk EP followed. The John-Carpenter-meets-King-Tubby track Cutthroats at Midnight was finished and I began work on a S/T EP. The end of the month saw the release of the Halloween-themed The Ghost of Lee Van Cleef EP and Robert Boud’s video The Modern Day Holocaust.

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In October I chipped in more of my hard-earned cash to support Tal Zimerman‘s project Why Horror? on Kickstarter, a documentary on the whys behind this film genre, and I even had a chance to do an interview with the guy for Swedish Gore Film Society. Towards the end of the month my second Haunted House of Horrors cloudcast was released in time for Halloween.

November saw me creating some artwork for U.S.-based true crime magazine Serial Killer Magazine and the end of the month saw the release of the Cutthroats at Midnight EP.

Finally, December saw the launch of Jamie Vayda‘s Loud Comix #2 – featuring a sleeve by yours truly – the release of the It Came From Detroit documentary – check it out! – and some videos I edited with a new freebie video editing software: Battle è in Arrivo, In Orbit, Invasion of the Dead and Voodoo Rhythm/A Feast on Flesh.

Yikes! How’s that for a list? Gee, no wonder I’m tired. But then again, I am quite enjoying myself and hopefully people out there enjoy what I create as well. Got more cool things happening in 2014 and I’d appreciate you joining me to check ‘em out. ‘Til then, Happy New Year!

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Link Roundup

September 5, 2013
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Hey! New week and a new post! Well, just a quickie update going through some news in Camp Sellergren etc. ’cause I am keeping myself quite busy (gee whadda surprise!). Here we go:

UK-based Gorilla Film Magazine gave a super-nice plug for Call Me Greenhorn‘s L’Isola dei Morti Viventi OST album earlier this week – to which I am much, much obliged. Check it out here and get a taste of the “…sweet, sweet Zombie inspired tunes” here.

Music-wise I can proudly announce that I will shortly sign a third sync-license contract, this time with a German agency in order to cover Europe. That leaves Japan/Asia and Australia in my quest to have representation on all continents, but in the mean time I’ll spin this with my morning coffee. I jest, of course, but it is pretty damn thrilling.

While on the subject of music; I recently received two emails from DJ Supercrunk and Scary Monster - or shit, make that back in July! (Jeez am I running behind on stuff.) Anyway, both are creating sounds in the mash-up genre and you can check out the DJ’s project I Heart Bowie here and the Monster’s (feat. Rodney DangerfieldGet Laid here. Tell ‘em I sent ya!

Got some new stuff made available on my Society 6. There’s Xirdneth, another addition to my Cthulhu Rising series (yes, I fully intend to do every creature); the pop art-y All Hands; a tribute to the 1961 zombie cult classic The Dead One aka Blood of the Zombie called Voodoo Drums; a tribute to Franz Kafka‘s Metamorphosis entitled Gregor Samsa (check it out at the top); and finally Octaman!, that’s a tribute to the 1971 cult classic with the same name. Check ‘em out, but keep in mind that us Europeans have to add roughly $10 per order to cover shipping.

My page on Facebook is starting to take off so please join me at http://www.facebook.com/SellergrenDesign. The same goes for CMGH’s that you’ll find at http://www.facebook.com/CallMeGreenhorn. How ’bout joining them both? Cheers!

While on the subject; UK photographer Robert Boud recently joined the S6 family, so check out his works at http://society6.com/RobertBoud. I still wish you’d add that Walking Dead-esque bonus photo to the collection, Rob, he he he.

Like I already stated I love browsing Society 6 ’cause there are tons and tons of just brilliant works waiting to be perused. My recent finds (that I will get my hands on one day, dammit) are Billy Ludwig‘s Impale Design (WWII meets Star Wars), Ong Ngoc Phuong (great surreal stuff with a tad Rauschenberg feel), Ron E. Ott (his Gthulu Washingfthtagn is a must for Lovecraft fans!), John Branham‘s Zombietron that has this insanely good Leatherface art print available, and lastly (but sure not least!) Eli Wolff that has a unique style of his own that kinda reminds me of Joe Coleman. His Kali art print will grace my living room wall shortly. Check ‘em all out!

And finally, my colleague Jamie Coghill, the co-provider of sounds for The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West under The Jimmy C moniker, is currently looking for some supplemental income. I quote from his Facebook:

I’m looking for some freelance graphic design work to do from home. I’m cheap and I’ve been designing since 2000 working in the CD/DVD industry. I’ve done heaps of CD covers, logos and posters so if anyone needs something done or knows someone who does let me know!

If you’ve got an upcoming project hit him up by writing him a message here.

And to finish this off like I started: Check out Aidan Quinn‘s brilliant reading of the genius opening of Kafka’s novel below. ‘Til next time. Cheers!

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Operation: One Shot…One Kill!

July 28, 2013

Check out the latest episode from The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West, entitled Operation: One Shot…One Kill! Featuring a brilliant performance from actor Glenn Takakjian - did you know he worked on Douglas McKeown‘s 1983 sci-fi cult classic The Deadly Spawn?!!* - this was pretty darn funny and offered a killer spaghetti western track from The Jimmy C to boot. I was totally blown away how good he emulated Ennio Morricone‘s Ecstasy of Gold from The Good The Bad The Ugly that I instantly rewound the scene just to hear it again. Amazing!

The episode also marks the debut of Call Me Greenhorn‘s upcoming Halloween/spaghetti western track The Ghost of Lee Van Cleef (and the return of Squawky!) to be released in October, so make sure to listen closely as the end credits roll. Director Scott Rhodes informed me that this is a two-parter and the second installment Operation: Doom Service will have even more spaghetti western sounds and will be online towards the end of next week, so make sure to check that one out as well!

yay!

yay!

In other news, things are moving quite nicely for the show as they just shared the news the web series has been made an official selection at the 2013 Action on Film International Film Festival (yay!). Check it out here and get more Superseven news and updates via their official Facebook here.

* = IMO working on The Deadly Spawn is not only cool, but super-cool, bordering on sheer awesome. I checked Glenn’s page on IMDB.com and swear I went full-nerd “OMG! OMG! That is awesome!!!” reading it.

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Operation: Next Episode

June 27, 2013

Check out the latest episode from The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West, this time brilliantly titled Operation: Next Episode. Starting off with a hilarious opening sequence – if you know German that is – it’s nicely paced with some tight editing and great usage of the musical cues.

The episode’s got a great flow and I’m noticing that the whole concept of the show is gelling. Director Robert Griffith (and Co.!) are onto something and if nothing else it’s getting noticeable in the increasing amount of guest stars they’re getting – this time including Doug Drexler that you might recognize from the Star Trek Continues and Battlestar Galactica TV series. Musically it features Call Me Greenhorn‘s Squawky! and the brand new Superseven Fight Theme 2 and also debuts The Jimmy C‘s cover (!!!) of my Superseven Chase Theme (off the They Call Me Superseven OST).

That last one was a pleasant surprise that Jamie sent to me via email and it was pretty damn cool hearing someone else’s version of the song. In fact, I liked it so much I popped it in and added some ‘Ghoul Moog’ noodlings to it – something he in turned liked enough to keep in the final version. Awesome, Jamie!

Anyway; check it out, give the tracks a spin on my Bandcamp here and here, visit the S7 crew on their official page on Facebook and check out Jamie’s solo efforts here. And spread the word!

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“Hey Hey I’m Greenhorn…”

May 23, 2013

Hey peeps, make sure to check out the 31st episode of The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West available now! Entitled Operazione: Video Musicale it’s a silly and fun romp that is very Monkees-esque and featuring music videos for Call Me Greenhorn and Jerry Kokich‘s I Am Superseven as well as The Jimmy C‘s Sandra West Theme and Clear Today.

Taken from the recently-released They Call Me Superseven OST that is still available on my Bandcamp. Nineteen tracks in total that were written for or inspired by the series. Tons of goodies. Check it out below and tell your friends!

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Here Comes Gorbot!

May 15, 2013

Well, after that less-than-optimistic previous post it’s time for some kick-ass news that’s actually been months in the making. Time to premiere the video for Call Me Greenhorn‘s Here Comes Gorbot – off the coming CMGH2 aka The Abandoned Project album! Directed by Robert Griffith it stars Jerry Kokich and Olivia Dunkley from The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West web series – Olivia at her best Fay Wray and Jerry doing some great work as the King Kong-esque Gorbot, one of my fave criminal characters from the series.

The album itself will feature eleven tracks that actually were abandoned once I started creating music using Reason 6.5 in early 2013 – which if nothing else should tell you how much of a difference said DAW is to work with compared to other software available today. There’s nothing wrong with the tracks per se, it’s just that once I got into Reason I felt it was a second phase and that initial work just didn’t cut it. If memory serves me correct the video was shot in November 2012 and the songs were created some time during fall of said year.

Anyway, the album is due to be released later on this month complete with bonus tracks and the video. In the meantime check it out and share away! Cheers!

UPDATE: I’m stoked to announce that the video has been selected top pick at Frequency.com! Check it out here and if you install their application you can even watch it on your iPhone!

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Rescue Sandra West…

May 13, 2013

Hey kids, new week and time for another episode of The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West! This, their 30th, is entitled A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Rescue Sandra West and features a pretty damn epic fight scene – over four minutes long!

There’s some nice, tight editing in this one and I think Robert Griffith did a great job with it. Got some nice tracks from Call Me Greenhorn as well with Ooky Pt.2 and the all-new Superseven Fight Theme Vers. 2 making its debut, plus some cool tracks by Aussie musician The Jimmy C – including his brand new Sandra West Theme.

Speaking of the series I was glad to see them announcing that their campaign on Kickstarter was successful with an extra $1,000 raised for the project. So congrats to them and congrats to the funders as they’ve got a free download of the They Call Me Superseven OST coming their way. If you haven’t, make sure to check it out on Bandcamp and share, share, share away!

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Write Up!

April 22, 2013
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I’ve been busying myself sending out tons of promos lately – man, am I thankful for the digital age as postage and packages would’ve cost me a small fortune! – and was informed by director/producer Robert Griffith of The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West that Spy Bop Royale wrote a nice lil’ blurb about Call Me Greenhorn‘s They Call Me Superseven OST album calling it “wild, way-out” and “nutball”. Check it out here and – again! – here’s the link to the Bandcamp page:

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More Superseven!

April 16, 2013

Check it out: I was recently hepped to the new The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West campaign on Kickstarter, raising money to get the latest batch of coming episodes ready for production as either (or both!) TV-series and feature film.

Pledges range from $1 up to $500 with various goodies as rewards, including screen credit – something that is very handy if you’re planning to pursue a career in movie making. I speak from fact that getting your name on IMDB.com really opens doors and gets your resume read. With 26 days to go they’re already halfway to reaching their goal of $1,500, so check it out here and do pitch in some $$$ to support the show.

While on the subject, Call Me Greenhorn‘s They Call Me Superseven OST album is really getting some good stats on Bandcamp.com, so make sure to check that one out as well and share away! I appreciate the support! Give it a spin below:

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