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Photo by Jon Leidel

Really excited that The Bob Moog Foundation has officially released the Moog/ Toubab Krewe Documentary. It is an amazing film, and received the award for “Best Documentary” at Music Video Asheville last winter. My dearly departed friend Margaret Lauzon took a  lead role in making this film happen along with Flying Pig Studio’s David Bragg; it was the last film the she worked on before she passed; and it is fantastic. Here is what the Moog Foundation has to say about the film:

Toubab Krewe’s One-of-a-Kind Connection to Bob Moog through the Network of Creativity

They are such damn good musicians that I just wish I could dance with Ileana to their music” Bob Moog speaking about Toubab Krewe in the month before his passing

On August 21, 2005, Bob Moog succumbed to an aggressive brain tumor. His passing touched legions of people around the world. In the month prior to his passing, Bob discovered the music of Toubab Krewe, an new, local african/rock fusion band who was, at the time, managed by Bob’s longtime friend Steven Heller. One sleepless night Bob listened to the band’s new self-titled CD over and over again, and was deeply moved by the quality of the musicianship. This beautiful video, which features Drew Heller, guitarist for Toubab Krewe and Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation, explores Bob’s connection to the band and the reach of the Moog Legacy as it has touched Toubab Krewe and as it is manifested in the Bob Moog Foundation.

We owe a huge thanks to many people who helped make this video a reality. The video was shot in the studio of world-class Echo Mountain Recording in Asheville, North Carolina. The owner, Steve Wilmans and their manager, Jessica Tomasin, continue to be a wonderfully supportive to the Foundation’s mission. The exceptional filmmaking team that donated their services to make this video a possibility was a collaboration between David Bragg of Flying Pig Studio (located within Echo Mountain Recording) and the late Margaret Lauzon of Studio South, among other local talents.

Music photographer phenom Jon Leidel documented the making of the video. Visit the original post of this on the Moog Foundations website to see them: http://moogfoundation.org/2010/voices-toubab-krewes-connection-to-bob-the-moog-legacy/

The dedication at the end of the film has brought tears to me: “Dedicated to Margaret Lauzon (1975-2010). Whose passion & dedication to local music was the driving force for bringing this video and many others to life. Her legacy will continue to connect lives and inspire creativity” ♥ Love.

Bob Moog will live forever in the music that he has inspired across this world. Asheville just got a little taste of that in the hugely successful Moogfest this past Halloween weekend in Asheville.

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Music Video Asheville last night, Wednesday March 10th, was a great success! All of the FoAMcore want to thank each and every musician, filmmaker, costume designer, and everyone else that may have been involved in creating any of the videos that were submitted to MVA this year!

To check out videos from most participants, please visit Dreamspider’s YouTube Channel and see the MVA 2010 playlist. (*not all videos could be found on YouTube, therefore some that were played at MVA are not on the playlist. If you know of a video from MVA that is now on YouTube to add to the playlist, please add a comment below with the link to the video)

The official list of award recipients is posted below.

Audience Choice award


Best Music Video

Secret Agent 23 Skiddoo~ “Family Tree”

Director ~ Daniel Judson, Digital Media Foundry



Audience Choice Runner Up


Best Animated Video

Ice Horse ~ “Planet Icehorse ep. 1”

Director ~ Jamie Vitt

Ice Horse YouTube Channel



Best Live Performance Video:

stephanie’s id ~ “Drinking at a Party”

Director ~ Pat Haney, Caley Lyles


Best Experimental Video:

Pleasure Device ~ “Pleasure Device”

Director ~ GalaxC Girl, Wonderous Temple





Best Music Documentary:

Toubab Krewe, “Bob Moog Foundation”

Director ~ Villasonica, Studio South, Elijapa Media, Echo Mountain

Moog Foundation: moogfoundation.org

Toubab Krewe: toubabkrewe.com

Villasonica and Studio South: villasonica.com

Check out this other documentary by the same filmmakers for Pop Asheville:



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To check out who the award winners were and for a link to a YouTube playlist of avaiable interviews, click here.

Music Video Asheville is Wednesday March 10th at the Cinebarre! The show starts at 6pm. Plan to arrive early to get your seats and be there when the videos begins! There are  35 videos to check out with with a brief intermission to network. Cinebarre will also be selling food, sodas, beer and of course popcorn!  If you have not purchased a ticket yet, Cinebarre will be the only outlet that will have any the day of the event. Seating is limited.  Find out what musicians and filmmakers submitted here.

Here is a letter we just received from filmmaker Margaret Lauzon with Villasonica about Music Video Asheville and the Moog Documentary that they submitted…

Music Video Asheville, now in its third year, is a local music video screening held annually at Cinebarre behind the Biltmore Square Mall in Asheville, NC. The event showcases area musicians by screening a wide variety of music video submissions. MVA 2010 takes place at Cinebarre on Wednesday, March 10 at 6 PM.

Villasonica, along with other regional creative professionals including Jenny Greer (of Jen & the Juice and Sound Mind Media), Echo Mountain, The Asheville Area Arts Council, Cinebarre and POPA, among others, created this event several years ago in response to area artists’ interest in music as it relates to film. This collective operates under the name FoAM, Future of Asheville Music.

This FoAM event is special because it calls together many styles of music and many tiers of video experience all aimed at bringing the music and film community together for one night.

Villasonica and Studio South Co-produced a short movie with The Bob Moog Foundation and Flying Pig Studios. It features musicians, Toubab Krewe, and will be screened among the local music videos, as will pieces from POP Asheville 2009 Produced by Ellen Pfirrmann of Studio South and Eljapa Media with Stephanie Morgan, representing the Creative Commerce Commission.

We may also be seeing a submission from Hatch 2009 produced by Dave Bragg of Flying Pig Studios, The Daytrotter Blog and Villasonica featuring the Echo Mountain API Studio. HD camera work and production by Shane Peters, Jessica Tomasin and Ryan Grant.

Music Video Asheville is a great opportunity to network with other filmmakers and have fun, and there aren’t many grassroots opportunities to do that while people are traveling for festivals, tours and commercial work.

This is how we kick off Spring! If you are available this week, please come to Cinebarre and celebrate, that is if a damn blizzard doesn’t enter Stage Left 🙂

This event sells out so arrive early or purchase tickets in advance to reserve your spot.



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