Week of Firsts wraps up with some constructive criticism

Achievement Unlocked: First negative comment on one of the YouTube videos!


It may not seem like it on the surface, but this is a very good thing — it means we’re actually reaching people who don’t already know us, and getting (so far) constructive feedback.

I imagine we’ll be pretty jaded about that soon enough, but let’s celebrate while we can still see the silver lining!

Week of Firsts – We’re on the radio!


The Velveteen will be telling some stories and debuting some recordings live on the air, in about nine hours from the time that I posted this. Sorry for the late notice, folks. This is why you should follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: because Webmaster Aaron is a flake.

We’ll be on Live 805, hosted by Tom and Sandy Saturday morning at 9am PST.

If you can’t receive KVTA’s signal over the airwaves, you can listen online here!

Week of firsts – the VC Reporter Interview

First off, our very first interview got printed in the Ventura County Reporter this week! I can’t tell you how excited we were to see that beautiful layout and read all the kind words.

VC Reporter

You can read the article on their website.

There are a few clarifications we’d like to make, though. And let’s be clear, these misunderstandings are entirely our fault. We spoke at breakneck speed, jumping wildly from subject to subject, and the author did an admirable job of keeping things as straight as he did. But for the sake of our future wikipedia article (one of you get on that!), let’s just re-tell a few stories.

(Not all of ’em, though. You want to hear all of our stories, you should listen to the radio tomorrow!)

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Cirque Noir: “Big Top” Music Video

As many of you know, Cirque Noir and the Velveteen are closely related, with two key musicians inhabiting both of our respective universes.

Delegates Christopher Coyle and the Baron Von Velveteen serve as a sort of ambassador between the whimsically dark world of Cirque Noir and the less-likely-to-eat-your-face world of the Velveteen.

(We were actually voted “least likely to eat your face” in our high school yearbook, but Cirque’s corrupting influence has created a bit of moral grey area)

Before you, we present Cirque Noir’s long-awaited first music video. Enjoy!

The Velveteen at SDCC 2014

The Velveteen met some new friends with familiar faces at San Diego Comic-Con International, 2014. Thanks to everyone — we love you all!

If you see yourself or your friends onscreen, please share this video!

If you find more footage of us posted by others, please share it in the comments here!

Photo Post #1 (and it’s a big one)

Aaron here.  I guess we’ve fallen a bit behind on the posting of images.  Let’s rectify that forthwith!