Ways to Wake Someone Up
June 21st, 2010

Posted by Matt

Wake up, Sleepyhead! The new LRR video is online!

We filmed this video a few weeks back as the third and final chapter in the “Sleepytime Trilogy” consisting of this video, Ways to Stay Awake, and Ways to Fall Asleep. We had a lot of fun coming up with the various ways that we would try to wake Paul up.

In the shot of us with instruments (this one):

We are all collectively playing instruments that we used to play (or still do currently). It should be noted, though, that my saxophone didn’t have a reed in it, Paul played the flute in high school, and that was Jer’s clarinet (I think).

In other fun trivia, the can of pepper spray was actually a can of AXE deodorant spray, so for the rest of the shoot the room reeked of AXE, and I think we all ended up with nasty headaches by the end of the night (but none as nasty as Paul’s, for reasons you’ll discover upon watching).


  1. I was really hoping for “conditioning”, but I guess it wasn’t Morgan who was asleep.

    Comment by fazzitron — June 21, 2010 @ 7:03 pm

  2. in a choice between a face full of AXE and a face full of Mace the AXE wins by a very narrow margin.

    Comment by pigmy wurm — June 21, 2010 @ 9:05 pm

  3. i had my thought about the axe i mean pepper spray
    also you use to play sax?!?!?!?! would not have thought that Matt!

    Comment by dex-dex — June 21, 2010 @ 9:11 pm

  4. Tim’s face just looks golden in the first pic. All I could think was like “Mad Panda D:<"

    Comment by ZehGeek — June 21, 2010 @ 9:27 pm

  5. Slight discrepancy: Clarinets, basses, and Saxes have been used in Free Jazz. Although I’ve never heard of a flute. But if you did it to send Free Jazz in a new direction, I salute you.

    Comment by Randthor — June 21, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

  6. Another piece of trivia: I’m playing “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath in the clip, and everyone else is basically humming it as they pretend to play (because their instruments were missing reeds, etc.).

    Wiki fodder!

    Comment by Tim — June 22, 2010 @ 12:50 am

  7. Tim, fellow bassist here, what gear you has?

    Comment by koizom — June 22, 2010 @ 1:01 am

  8. When I saw you guys were doing the free jazz I had hoped for a trombone!!! Oh wells, I didn’t really imagine any of y’alls playing instruments…. and Paul played the Flute? was he the only guy flute in the band? cause that is what it’s like at our school.

    Also, do you guys like Jazz? I know that Free Form Jazz is usually bad, but I love Bebop and Smooth Jazz.

    Comment by Trombone_Hero — June 22, 2010 @ 11:54 am

  9. Is Paul alright? I’d imagine after what happen, he’d probably have one heck of a headache ;-;

    Comment by ZehGeek — June 22, 2010 @ 3:15 pm

  10. great video yet again loved it, go graham! no one can do an annoying DJ like graham LOL!

    Comment by OZITOMAI — June 22, 2010 @ 6:38 pm

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