A couple weeks ago Jared and I made a dance video for ZANZIBAR! And there it is. And somehow, magically, a bunch of lovely people are giving us a total of almost $160 per music video we make on our Patreon page. This is just huge. I mean, this is a significant amount of money for us and… Continue reading New video for “ZANZIBAR!” plus exciting Patreon news!
We’re entering a contest! It’s this contest. It’s a contest where you make a video (hey, we do that) of you playing music (hey, we do that, too) with a desk nearby (hey, we have a desk), and maybe you get to play at the NPR Music offices in Washington sometime. So we did the things… Continue reading The Clever Wife—New Video
We just launched our Patreon page! What’s that, you say? Patronage died out nearly hundreds of years ago? Yes, well we thought so too. Turns out there’s a website out there trying to bring the patron/artist relationship back. If you’d like to help us in our wacky quest to make fun music and silly videos,… Continue reading Become a Patron of Sage and Jared’s Happy Gland Band!
Last Friday Jared and I emerged shivering from the Happy Gland Band dirigible, cursing the fact that we had once again forgotten that the fabric covering of our airship provides poor insulation against the chilliness of Hallow’s Eve eve night. We shook it off, though—we’re not ones to whine and complain that a cruel draft had… Continue reading Behind-The-Scenes Costuming Adventures of DEAD SLOTH: A photo essay
The Happy Gland dirigible is looking quite festive draped in all its poly-cobwebbed, orange belighted glory. Let’s just hope the fire marshal doesn’t find out and shut us down. After we decorated the dirigible with gourd after gourd after bat-shaped piece of confetti, Jared and I decided to record one of our deeper, more emotional waltes,… Continue reading Dead Sloth – A new video from the Happy Gland Band
Originally published at Pyragraph. I’m not sure if the internet needs my American Idol audition story. (This American Idol audition story already lives online, after all.) I don’t know if you need me to recount a day I spent mostly standing in a line that was not as long as it would have been in, say,… Continue reading You Don’t Know Jack Shit About Auditioning: What I Learned When I Auditioned for ‘American Idol’
You can buy this song here. Columbus wasn’t just a brave and smart navigator, he was also a raping, murdering, genocide-committing piece of shit who deserves a Happy Gland Band song to be written about him. With much vulgarity. I quoted from Inga Muscio’s Autobiography of A Blue-Eyed Devil: My Life and Times in a Racist,… Continue reading A Happy Gland Band Ode to Columbus Day
Jared and I made this song—in a minor key, how unusual for the Happy Gland Band!—about what happens when the souls of the undead, irreconcilable songs haunt you. You can buy this song here, if that’s what you’re into. The Souls of Unfinished Songs A plague of red-eyed gnats Comes down upon me Drinks the tears from… Continue reading The Souls of Unfinished Songs
I met with my good friend Meredith Wilder, who brought along my other good friend (and her very own twin) Melinda Wilder, for show-and-tell time. Then came fun park music plus chatting about various things, including what it’s like when your twin is the other member of your very own brand new duo, called Plain Jane Glory.
I wanted to collect some of our latest videos together in case you’d missed ’em. Walking: a new video from the Happy Gland Band Buy this song on iTunes! We at the Happy Gland Band are proud to announce the release of our latest blockbuster video hit, Walking. Starring my glue-stick-encrusted hands, construction paper, and the… Continue reading News Roundup: the latest from Sage and Jared’s Happy Gland Band