Watercolor World

“Watercolor is like life. Better get it right the first time, you don’t get a second chance.” – Sergei Bongart

‘Watercolor World’ is an upbeat folk pop instrumental with rhythmic strumming piano/banjo (pianjo?) melodies backed by a resonant neo-classical violin.  This 80s inspired soundtrack conjures images of Dexy’s Midnight Runners meets When in Rome backed by an orchestra.

For the video, I thought I’d make use of this stack of timelapses that I had taken during my two years in New Zealand. Most of these were taken in either Wellington or Dunedin and a few were from Kohukohu. I gave them a watercolor effect and pumped up the color to create a somewhat Miyazaki-ish look. It is hard to overstate the beauty of New Zealand.

Image of Kohukohu
This concept record started out as a space story, but as time goes on, I am finding that it is as much about preserving Earth.
I thought the watercolor analogy was very apt.
We only have one planet. We should always err on the side of abundant caution.
We don’t get a reset button or an undo.


‘Watercolor World’ is from my 2018 CD ‘the Stars are Watching Me.’
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