The sixth video in the series of Factory Sessions we’ve been doing for CHIRP Radio debuted live on the radio today. This one features Chicago’s She Speaks in Tongues. The band features Daniel Majid on Bass, Eric Schmidt on Guitar, Adrian Vigliano on Drums, and Kate McCandless on Vocals.
We reached out to the crew at CHIRP Radio a long time ago in hopes of collaborating on possible music projects together. The opportunity finally came about with their new “Factory Sessions,” a series of live recording sessions at the station’s beautiful north side factory home. We loved the idea of shooting in this unique urban setting draped in artwork from several Windy City artists, including Baker Prints.
We were super pumped to get the chance to work with Detroit-based folk artist, Zander Michigan, or as we affectionately like to call him, Zander Michigander. Zander heard about us through a friend and wanted to see if we could help do something for a big celebration he was having for the release of his second CD, Zander the Great.
I never realized just how fitting Jason Whalen’s nickname was until I sat down to write this post.
OF COURSE the man who covers all things nature has a nature-themed nickname. Of course the guy who knows the land like the back of his hand and travels all over to get the right view, would be called J-bird.
We are lucky to have J-bird, er Jason, as the newest addition to the Big Foot Media family. Sure, he’s Tim’s brother and has worked with us for years now, but now it’s officially official. Like, leave your independent contractor status and move to Chicago official. And with Jason’s help, we’re hoping to make Big Foot Media an even greener place.
Over 1,500 people watching every twist, twirl, and tutu. Together. Some of them oceans apart. Most of them in different homes and offices around the world. But, they were all watching…together.
The Most Epic Group Project Ever
Often times we don’t give kids enough credit. We think they’re too young or too squirrely. Luckily, at Lyon Elementary School in Glenview, Illinois, they know better.
They decided to bring the entire 2nd grade class (we’re talking 160-some kids!) to create one of the most epic group projects ever: this video.
If you’ve read anything we’ve posted before, you know there are several things near and dear to our heart here at
In no particular order, some of those include:
- beautiful, heartwarming video
- delicious, carefully-crafted beer
- Michigan-grown success stories
This particular post brings together all 3. And, the fact that all 3 come together so beautifully in this video, gives us chills every time.