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Music Video in the works at Truman

Elementary students and members of the National Center for Fathering shoots a music video for the organization at Truman Elementary School Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

Music Video in the works at Truman

Chad Vice takes pictures as the National Center for Fathering shoots a music video for the organization at Truman Elementary School Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

Posted: Monday, September 1, 2014 12:00 am

Watch DOGS roll with music video, message

By Sarah Kirby
Transcript Staff Writer

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The dads of the Truman Elementary and Primary Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) shot a music video to show how they roll — improving the well-being of children by inspiring men to become more involved in the lives of their kids.

Clad in cowboy hats, baseball caps and occasionally a wig straight from a LMFAO concert, the dads of the of the Truman Primary Elementary Watch D.O.G.S. and students filmed scenes of high-fiving in the hallway and shooting hoops at the school’s basketball court.

BOLD Multimedia re-wrote the lyrics to “This is How We Roll” by Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan—and choreographed, directed and filmed the video but the voices in the clip belong to the D.O.G.S. Their message will be used to generate excitement during an informational meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Truman Elementary School, and according to Top Dog Chad Vice —who is also a member of the Norman Board of Education — the video they filmed last year had a wide reach.

Last year, our video went national,” Vice said. “and it was instrumental in recruiting dads in parts of the country we never even thought of. Our goal isn’t to be on camera; our goal is to send a message of urgency and say that this is a serious program that has serious consequences if it’s not in your school.”

The D.O.G.S. — nicknamed “Hallway Heroes” by the kids they mentor — spend their days volunteering at the schools and do everything from putting band-aides on skinned knees and reading to kids in the classroom to making sure each student is where he or she is supposed to be.

Vice has been a member of Watch D.O.G.S. since his youngest daughter started pre-K. The mission of the organization, Vice said, is to reinforce positive behavior and add an extra layer of safety and security at the schools. He said he was motivated to revitalize the program after the EF5 tornado struck Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, claiming the lives of seven children.

In a time of crisis, I thinks it makes a difference to have as much leadership in a school as you can,” Vice said.

State Representative Scott Martin (R), who got involved with the Watch D.O.G.S.S when his son started school three years ago, said the best part of his role is the positive interaction the students have with men. Rep. Martin joined his fellow dogs for his first-ever music video shoot with the D.O.G.S., and while he admitted acting in a music video was a departure from his normal gig in politics, he said he was having fun for a good cause.

The kids really embrace us being here,” Rep Martin said. “They treat us like we’re rock stars when we come in the school.”

It’s not just the students that are happy to see the D.O.G.S. in the schools, though. Truman Elementary Principal Robye Jackson said she, along with the teachers and administrators, is thankful to have the pack making a difference each day at the school.

It’s wonderful to have them here,” Jackson said. “It really helps foster a sense of safety. Their presence is very reassuring, and it benefits the schools and the dads in so many ways.”

Jackson is hopeful the music video — which shows the fun side of what the organization does — will prompt more dads, grandads and uncles to join the pack. She also said the music video will show how the schools roll.


Sharing this video will also help the community understand how safety is to the schools and how much effort we’re putting into getting additional eyes and ears in the schools,” Jackson said. “Having these gentlemen on campus is a huge help.”


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Posted on 2 September '14 by thedepre, under Music Video. No Comments.

‘Anthem’ Music Video Proves You Can’t Put Kawehi In A Box

If you don’t already know who Kawehi Wight is, let us tell you: She’s winning the DIY music game.

The prolific Kansas-based solo artist has been slowly taking over the Internet, ripping it on her loop station and playing unique covers of everything from the mainstream (Ellie Goulding, Gotye) to the alternative (Radiohead) to the classics (Michael Jackson). She even covers Hawaiian songs (Kawehi is part Hawaiian) and mixes in her original work from time to time.

Now, she comes at us with a CGI video for “Anthem,” a song from her new EP, “Robot Heart,” which was successfully funded on Kickstarter in March. Kawehi sticks to themes for each project and the music on “Robot Heart” is made completely using machines, written “from a robot’s perspective.”

Complete with dismembered Kawehi-cloned heads beatboxing in actual boxes, the video below is proof that great things happen when you think outside of the box by repeatedly putting your head(s) in one.

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Hilarious! Teachers cut loose and welcome back students with a music video

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Music Video: “Away”

They say that the grass is always greener outside of New York City, and my gosh are they correct. So sit back and experience the magic of nature, as well as its dangers, its mysteries, and its bounty. Join us as we leave the city and go…

Away—just for the weekend or a day.
Out of the office, I’m away.
Away, away.

Away—leaving the city for the sea.
So, contact anyone but me.
A rainbow smashing through the gray.
Away, away, away, away.
Away, away, away, away.


Away—systolic pressure’s going down.
Wish Dr. Bruno were around.
My mind is filled with lemonade / My mind is swimming through the bay.
My life is pointed like a sail,
And the wind be whisperin’
I’m meant to stay, I’m meant to stay

Away….back to the city, right away!
Until that wilderness gets tamed,
I can’t stay, I can’t stand it.

I know that I was born to live a life of ease.
I always thought I’d make my living on the breeze.
My ex-pat hat, and my old tropical chemise,
I shall return when I’m a rich man from Belize.

Directed by Matt Kliegman.

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Posted on 31 August '14 by thedepre, under Music Video. No Comments.

11 Music Videos Set In High School …

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Even though I don’t go to school anymore, part of me is still pretty depressed that back to school season is upon us. If you’re as bummed out as I am, here are some classic music videos set at high school to help you through this tough time.

1. Ramones — “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School” (1979)

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When you name your single “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School,” you really have no choice but to set the music video at a high school. This 1979 clip features the Ramones in detention, and ends with Dee Dee causing a nuclear explosion, naturally.

2. J. Geils Band — “Centerfold” (1981)

The video for the J. Geils Band seems to take place in a classroom at an all-girls school, which is where the band rehearses, for whatever reason.

3. Pink Floyd — “Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2″ (1982)

This one technically isn’t a music video, but rather a sequence from the film adaptation of Pink Floyd’s rock opera The Wall, but it’s still one of the most iconic school-themed rock clips of all time, not to mention one of the creepiest.

4. Van Halen — “Hot For Teacher” (1984)

I always felt bad for the all of the girl students in the “Hot For Teacher” video, because they probably don’t care that much about how hot this teacher is.

5. Twisted Sister — “I Wanna Rock” (1984)

Twisted Sister made not just one, but two music videos from their Stay Hungry album starring actor Mark Metcalfe from Animal House, the second of which, “I Wanna Rock,” casts him as the world’s angriest teacher.

6. Mötley Crüe — “Smokin’ in the Boys Room” (1985)

Mötley Crue’s video for their cover of “Smokin’ in the Boys Room” is like a cross between the hard rock campiness of the Twisted Sister videos and the nightmarish “Another Brick in the Wall” video, aided by the casting of The Hills Have Eyes star Michael Berryman as the principal.

7. Nirvana — “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (1991)

Unlike the previous videos mentioned here, Nirvana’s classic “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video doesn’t take place in a classroom, but rather in a gymnasium that looks like it was burning down during filming.

8. Britney Spears — “…Baby One More Time” (1998)

Remember back in the late ’90s, when it was considered acceptable to overly sexualize teenage girls? Man, how times have changed…

9. Missy Elliott — “Gossip Folks” (2003)

I don’t know what high school Missy Elliott went to that gave out Adidas tracksuits as uniforms, but it must have been a pretty hip place.

10. My Chemical Romance — “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)” (2004)

Like the members of My Chemical Romance, I went to high school in New Jersey, but I can’t say that I can relate to the video for “I’m Not Okay (I Promise).” I didn’t go to a private school, though, so that probably has something to do with it.

11. Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX — “Fancy” (2014)

Every time some Hollywood producer feels the urge to remake a classic movie, they should just turn it into a music video instead, like Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX did with Clueless in their “Fancy” video.

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Posted on 31 August '14 by thedepre, under Music Video. No Comments.

Music Video Of The Day: Snoop Dogg ‘Sensual Seduction’

We are excited (rain or shine) to spend the weekend in Union Park at North Coast Music Festival. We shared some of our thoughts about the fest yesterday, including the pondering of whether we’ll get a Lion or Dogg on Sunday night during Snoop Dogg’s set. We hope we get an evening of “best of” hits, because at the end of a long festival weekend, all anyone will really want to do is sway along while singing “Gin and Juice.” To prep for his set, we are enjoying one of our favorite music videos from Snoop, which you can watch in all its retro glory below.

Since you apparently can’t watch music videos on television anymore, we’ll showcase one here daily. There’s no rhyme or reason, time or season, to which video we’ll choose. Have a suggestion? Contact us at

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Chris Lane’s music video featuring hometown of Kernersville premieres on CMT

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Country music singer and Kernersville native Chris Lane’s music video premiered on CMT Wednesday, featuring shots from his hometown.

FOX8 took you behind the scenes in May of the music video shoot for the song “Broken Windshield View.”

The video, shot in and around Kernersville, features a lot of landmarks familiar to people who live in the Triad.

Folks will recognize prominent road signs, buildings and even the water tower at Glenn High School where Lane was a high school student.

The music video was directed by Robert Hales who has also directed videos for Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus. Hales won a 2008 MTV Music Video award for Gnarls Barkely’s “Crazy” video.

Lane, who grew up in Kernersville, is now living in Nashville pursuing his dream.

While he spent some time on season seven of American idol, he’s now signed with Big Loud Mountain Records, which also has the popular duo Florida Georgia Line on its label.

“Broken Windshield View” broke into the Top 10 on the iTunes Country Songs Chart and was the top-selling debut single the week of June 20 according to Soundscan.


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Posted on 29 August '14 by thedepre, under Music Video. No Comments.