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The band TagYerit reinterprets their songs on pumpkins

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This is our first carving in wood instead of pumpkin - used to illustrate a TagYerit song: Beyond da Feet about how dancers inspire musicians. The automaton couple are carved in walnut and oak. The stand and inner works are made from maple and catalpa woods.
Flo carved this pumpkin for a brand new member of the family born in October. As the line in TagYerit's song, "Ali's Song" says: 'You're the one I want on this joy ride!' - perfect line for a carousel merry-go-round.
Flo carved three views of the Pirate Bride - so she can proudly show off her tattoos. It was inspired by our nieces anchor tattoo. To recreate these pumpkins in their detail, Flo used jeweler's glasses. As you can see, the ship tattoo, the mermaid tattoo, the "Treasure Chest Key" tattoo and the "anchor & chain" tattoos came out really clear. The skull & crossed swords works really well too, though that was touch and go for a while. The corset lacing on the back of her dress has also been a big hit among the viewers. The song "Pirate Bride" is from TagYerit's 2009 CD "Shimmer".
Based on a short story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the original story Mother Rigby created a pumpkin headed scarecrow who came to life by smoking on a pipe with special tobacco. In this updated version, Feathertop drives into town on a motorcycle. We would love to see Tim Burton make a movie based on Feathertop. TagYerit carved the pumpkin and then put this together using their song "The Boys" (They Think They're So Heavy)

When Courtney asked us to carve her a pumpkin for her wedding, we found so many great images. Since Courtney and Ned met in Shenyang, we carved 4 landmarks, the Olympic Stadium, the Coin Building, The TV Radio Tower and the Imperial Palace. The Chinese characters are a Chinese saying, "100 years marriage forever" and the Phoenix and Dragon represent the Chinese ideal of ying/yang for a good healthy balanced marriage. The fireworks of course are a Chinese invention. All this, along with a globe pumpkin carved by JM Finholt are used for TagYerit's song "Adam & Eve" (from the CD " Heavy Construction"

Time: 2:26 (song has been edited down for the video)

The song "Deranged" is the story of a brokenhearted cowgirl who endlessly roams zombie-like across the plains. Watch as the pumpkin evolves to illustrate the story.

 


Time: 2 minutes (song has been edited down for the video)

"Buried Treasure" - The pumpkin headed man puts on his deep sea diving helmet in search of sunken (buried) treasure and what he discovers is beyond his wildest dreams. Set to the music of TagYerit

Time 1 minute 5 seconds (song clip from TagYerit's 1st CD "Heavy Construction")

*Full lyrics at Songwitch, or to buy the song - available at many digital stores including Apple iTunes   (you'll have to search for the song "Buried Treasure" there)

"Tubeman" is a fictional story inspired by a friend's painting. The setting is way off the coast of Cape Ann - The Gloucester and Rockport, Mass. area. The Coast Guard has spotted the lone Tubeman floating mid-ocean with no "visible means of support". The Coast Guard is puzzling out the reports the next day when even more "Tubed ones" have appeared. For more on this mystery, check out the whole song *...
While writing this song, we researched some actual Coast Guard daily reports and were amazed by the challenges that they are constantly dealing with. ...

Time: 1 minute 15 seconds (song has been edited down for the video)

*Full lyrics at Songwitch, or to buy the song - available at many digital stores including Apple iTunes   (you'll have to search for the song "Tubeman" there)

What you're gonna SEE here is a compilation of pumpkins that we've enjoyed carving in the past few years.
What you're gonna HEAR is "Aly's Song". It's about those friends in life who always seem to exude quiet calmness and seem more serious & reserved .... UNTIL ... you "get 'em" in that magic spot that unleashes waves of hilarity & downright craziness.
We LOVE those moments & we'll go to any lengths of self-embarassment to "get 'em" doubled over in gut-busting laughter.

Time: 1 minute 46 seconds (song has been edited down for the video)

*Full lyrics at Songwitch, or to buy the song - available at many digital stores including Apple iTunes   (you'll have to search for "Aly's Song" there)

Now meet the "Outlaw Radio Guy" himself as he appears here in his carved pumpkin form along with his ship constructed from old radio parts and musical instruments. He continues to fight the good fight for independent DJs who spin free from the restrictions of cmmercially imposed playlists.
This is another in a series of TagYerit's songs which they've translated into pumpkinese. ...

Time: 2 minute 15 seconds (song has been edited down for the video)

*Full lyrics at Songwitch, or to buy the song - available at many digital stores including Apple iTunes   (you'll have to search for the song "Outlaw Racio Guy" there)

Zorro's Dilemma Meets the Potter Puppet Pals.
The "Potter Puppet Pals" are one seriously funny project! So it seemed fitting to honor this series with  a pumpkin. This was carved on  the smallest pumpkin we've carved yet. We were shipping it and we didn't want the recipient to guess that it could be one of our crazy pumpkins.
This is an editted down version of our song, "Zorro's Dilemma" available on our second TagYerit CD "Tubeman"

Time: 1 min. 15 sec.

Full songs available at iTunes, CDBaby, & others

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