NEW MUSIC VIDEO The Oakland A's are my favorite baseball team, and I put this video together for the song "Champions" that I wrote and recorded about the team. Enjoy!
You can play "Champions" as an audio track below (you may need to upgrade your Windows Media Player to play it).
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Lyrics to "Champions"
C. 2007 Ethan Elkind
From the time we were young
We have come to watch a champion
Hands held high, never cold
Welcome to the world of the green and gold
You have all come to the right place
To watch your champion Oakland A's
Perfect pitch, timely swing
It's a melody we all can sing
Walk-off run at home plate
And the East Bay starts to celebrate
We know where to spend our summer days
Watching the champion Oakland A's
Each generation knows where it's at
Taking the train to the game for the crack of the bat
A celebration on the mound
From Diablo to the Bay the only game in town
We all hear Bill King's play-by-plays
While we're watching our champion Oakland A's
Yeah we're watching our champion Oakland A's
MESSAGE AND THE BOTTLE VIDEO CLIP: My song "Message And The Bottle" from my newest CD Tales From California is featured in a new video clip from the "Escape Adulthood" couple from Wisconsin. Kim and Jason have been using my song "Coyote Sleeps" as the theme to their monthly podcast and have recently been branching out to produce video clips from their trips around the country. It's nice to see "Message" featured against the beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge from my home region.
I'M ON TV, Y'ALL: After months of hoping it would come true, I've finally made my television debut on the local Japanese television station. As some of you may recall, I wrote the theme song to my friend Kenji Nimura's "Poquito Spanish" show. The show is a two minute weekly segment on the Los Angeles Japanese station that teaches Spanish to Japanese speakers. It has become wildly popular in the Japanese American community around here, with people recognizing Kenji in the street, writing tons of fan mail and clicking away at the link on the station website. Kenji asked me to participate in the next six episodes, after which they'll give away some of my autographed CDs. It was a lot of fun filming the episodes, and I look forward to filming future ones, perhaps at Dodger Stadium.
TALES FROM CALIFORNIA CD RELEASED:
My second CD, "Tales From California," was released this past October and is now available for purchase here. You can also download songs individually on iTunes. The album has been four years in the making and features 14
original songs performed by yours truly. The acoustic guitar-based songs are inspired by
California's native and European history, as well as by the hot springs, beaches and mountains of the west coast. I also throw in some personal stories and make use of varied musical styles, from a bit of Argentine Tango to Spanish flamenco and some Hawaiian Reggae style.
DEBUT CD AVAILABLE:
Not to be overlooked, my debut album, "A Locked Box of Treasure",
is also available for purchase here.
If you already have a copy, keep in mind all the friends and family you have who would love this
CD as a gift, particularly with the holidays approaching.
"COYOTE SLEEPS" DEBUTS AS A PODCAST THEME SONG: Last year, while ego-surfing (i.e., searching my own name on google), I came across a podcast that was playing my song "Children" from my last CD A Locked Box of Treasure. The podcasters had found the song on garageband.com, where I had posted it back in 1999 (literally, a millenium ago). I emailed them, and they turned out to be a really nice couple from Madison, Wisconsin, named Kim and Jason. They are bent on not becoming boring adults. Along these lines, their podcast is meant to help others "escape adulthood" -- and that's what they call their regular show. They recently asked to use "Coyote Sleeps" from my new CD Tales From California as the theme song for their show. Since Coyote Sleeps is all about childhood, I of course agreed and was very honored that they wanted to use it. So I now encourage all of you to listen to Kim and Jason's show, which can be found by clicking here, and hearing Coyote Sleeps start it off. It's a lot of fun and a great listen. Thanks Kim and Jason and keep up the good work!