Scott Bradlee is creating
Postmodern Jukebox Videos
Creating an alternate universe of pop songs
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I'm really excited about Patreon, because I know it has the potential to help A LOT of content creators like me. Jack Conte has created something really special, and I'm really happy to be a part of it.
So, here's a bit about me: When I was a kid, I was more interested in the music from my grandparents' generation than that of my own. I decided that I wanted to learn to play older genres of music, such as ragtime, jazz, and blues, and spent countless hours listening to old LPs and trying to mimic the sounds that I heard on the piano. Eventually, I became a professional pianist and moved to New York City.
I struggled for a few years to find work, and learned that (surprisingly!) ragtime piano wasn't as popular as it once was. I wasn't about to give up, though; instead, I decided to experiment with taking songs from a more current era- the pop hits of today- and putting them into a time machine to find out how they would sound if they were recorded in the 20's, 30's, 40's, and 50's. I posted these experiments to YouTube, and suddenly found that people really enjoyed my ideas. I decided that I wanted to use my channel to imagine an alternate universe where the songs of today were actually written half a century ago, during the early years of the record industry.
Postmodern Jukebox is the name of my alternate universe, and so far, my videos have re-imagined Lorde as sung by a 7 ft clown, Miley Cyrus as 50's doo wop hit, Macklemore as 30's swing, Swedish House Mafia as 1920's hot jazz, and Nickelback as Motown (really!). Making these videos is just a ton of fun for me- not only I get to collaborate with so many talented musicians, but I also get to meet really awesome fans that inspire me to create new things.
I'm hoping to make this project even bigger, and to release new pop song transformations more often. Right now, I typically release one Postmodern Jukebox video a month. If I can get enough of a production budget, though, I'll aim to release one every week. In addition, I'm planning to offer more educational material on my website ( www.postmodernjukebox.com ), so that others can learn music the way that I did. By becoming my patron, you can help with all that! I've created some rewards as a thank you, including invite-only private live stream concerts, where you can request songs in any genre and hear me play them for you, live.
Of course, becoming a patron is totally optional! If you don't have the money to do this, it's totally cool - I'll always continue making videos for you, and I'd love to hear from you no matter what! (my facebook is www.facebook.com/scottbradleemusic )
Thanks for watching, and best wishes,
-Scott (aka "scottbradleelovesya" on YouTube