Can you handle this much Gus?! You save $25 with this bundle. For the complete Yellowgold experience, here is the ultimate collection of all eight award-winning Gustafer Yellowgold sets, Gustafer Yellowgold's Wide Wild World, Gustafer Yellowgold's 'Have You Never Been Yellow?', Gustafer Yellowgold's Mellow Fever, Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Sock, Gustafer Yellowgold's Year In The Day Gustafer Yellowgold's Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom, Gustafer Yellowgold's Dark Pie Concerns, and Brighter Side.
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“The best music is happy and sad at the same time.” - My 8 year old son.
Light and dark. Opposite but together. That’s life, right?
Brighter Side, Gustafer’s first music-only release, thematically expands on the two stories of the series’ protagonist, friendly alien Gustafer Yellowgold, from his current life in Minnesota back to his years spent growing up on the Sun.
In the Sun songs, Gustafer reveals his youth struggling as a Sun-dweller. Detailing his experiences with ‘heat based insomnia’, familial work expectations, and shunning popular Solarian life-aspirations. Sun life wasn’t all bad though, Ellen Lemon is a tuneful ode to Gustafer’s best girl-friend and confidante.
Most of the Earth songs illustrate Gustafer’s current charmed life in the woods of Minnesota. Tracks like “Baconstein," however, show that Earth can have its own hazards, personalities and egos to navigate. It’s a reminder that there is good and bad and tension and ease in everything.
The album concludes with a lush and even mellower anniversary re-record of 2005’s popular “I Jump On Cake”.
- Brighter Side
- Ride A Line O’ Stars
- Lucky Day
- Meet Me By The Fun
- Hot Nights (w/ Wilco’s Pat Sansone)
- Ellen Lemon
- The Carvery (w/ Wilco’s Pat Sansone)
- King of the Sun
- I Love The Night
- (Bonus Track) I Jump On Cake '17
GRAMMY® NOMINATED PROJECT CONTAINING TEN HAND-DRAWN, ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEOS INCLUDING THE HIT SINGLES: "CAKENSTEIN", "ROCK MELON" AND "GRAVY INSANE"!
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Dark Pie Concerns, the seventh and final installment in the award-winning series of Gustafer Yellowgold “Musical Moving Book” DVD/CD sets by illustrator/songwriter/performer Morgan Taylor.
Featuring a musical format Taylor calls “All-Ages Alternative,” the Gustafer Yellowgold experience is equal parts acoustic rock concert and minimally animated movie. The songs, by themselves, are loved by people of all ages whose taste runs to alternative music, while the video elements unfold in graphic novel fashion, providing an enhancement that’s particularly appealing to kids.
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Dark Pie Concerns continues the earthly adventures of Gustafer Yellowgold, a friendly fellow who came from the Sun and landed in the Minnesota woods. This DVD/CD set presents the question, “what is our relationship to food beyond eating it?” Each animated video navigates a different culinary related scenario. A fat steak on a black eye, onion voodoo dolls, and a love poem to a perfect piece of fruit are each represented in this ten-song collection, where the track list reads more like a café menu than alt-pop record jacket.
The DVD/CD begins with the metaphorically bright, acoustic guitar & talking drum groove of “Sunny Side” that recalls a summery, Todd Rundgren-era XTC. Gustafer’s best pal Forrest Applecrumbie the Pterodactyl is trapped in a baking nightmare to the Bee Gees/Daft Punk inspired grooves of “Dark Pie”. “Cinnamon Tap” sees Gustafer enjoying his Seuss-ian, garden syrup-dispenser over a moody, euphoric Harry Nilsson-type lilt.
Recorded in upstate NY, Dark Pie Concerns is the first collaborative production effort between Morgan Taylor and GRAMMY winning producer, Dean Jones. (Okee Dokee Brothers’ 2012, Can You Canoe)
1. Sunny Side
2. Dark Pie
3. Rock Melon
4. Cinnamon Tap
5. Strawberry Love
6. The Brightest Beef
7. One’s Onions
8. Gravy Insane
9. I Sandwich
Morgan Taylor developed the “musical moving storybook” Gustafer Yellowgold experience as equal parts pop rock concert and hand-drawn cartoon movie.
In Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom, the sixth offering in the Gustafer Yellowgold series, former Sun-resident Gustafer Yellowgold traverses the woodlands of Minnesota to find the owner of the world's largest and most mysterious molar.
Ten humorous and hand-drawn music videos follow Gustafer through a mind-bending adventure that unfolds in graphic novel fashion with an hilarious but poignant narrative about ownership, humility and the mind's capacity for knowledge.
The story kicks off with a joyous, acoustic jangle about imagination on “Telephone Called” and then travels to a front-row seat at a pterodactyl fashion show in the XTC-meets-Beck style of “It Suits You.” “Smilefield” sees Gustafer trying to resist the magnetic pull of distraction from a soundscape of melodic-pop moodiness that rivals the best of “Bends”-era Radiohead.
Gustafer goes with the flow during an impromptu visit to a grizzly bear dentist’s treetop office in the up-tempo rocker, "I Can't Feel My Face.” The story comes to a zenith in "Wisdom Tooth," which shares the grandest moment of groovy philosophizing in a tune so visual it would make Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber proud. Every video in Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom receives the one-of-a-kind Gustafer blend of blissful pop-music, lyrical poignancy and gorgeously drawn cartoon absurdity.
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom is the first Gustafer Yellowgold release to be recorded ‘live in the studio’ with an all-new Minneapolis band with John Munson (Semisonic and late ‘80s cult favorite Trip Shakespeare), Ken Chastain (Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus) and Tom Scott. Also featured is the horn section of Robert Jost (Bjork, SNL, Sesame Street), Steve Tyska (The Autumn Defense) and Dean Jones (Dog on Fleas).
Bonus features include an in-depth episode of My Yellowgold Life with two segments: “The Tooth Will Set You Free,” presenting an up-close and behind-the-scenes visit with Gustafer’s creator, Morgan Taylor, and “Gustafer Guitar Lessons,” in which Morgan demonstrates his technique and shares tons of fun facts!
- Telephone Called
- It Suits You
- Secret Fox
- I Can't Feel My Face
- Thought Balloon
- The Wisdom Tooth 10.We Got The Bite
Morgan Taylor developed the “musical moving storybook” Gustafer Yellowgold experience as equal parts pop rock concert and hand-drawn cartoon movie. In Gustafer Yellowgold’s Year In The Day, we find former Sun-resident Gustafer Yellowgold enjoying his Minnesota woodland home and experiencing his own unique take on a year’s worth of Earth holidays, both classic and unusual.
Featuring top-tier guest musicians such as John Munson (Semisonic and late ‘80s cult favorite Trip Shakespeare,) Robert DiPietro (Norah Jones) and Robert Jost (Bjork, SNL, Sesame Street), Gustafer Yellowgold’s Year In The Day is the first Gustafer Yellowgold DVD/CD package to feature a focused theme throughout, unfolding in graphic novel fashion and sequentially connecting eleven thought provoking, melodic soft-rock music videos in the inimitable Gustafer Yellowgold style, ranging from sublime alt-pop to gentle acoustic.
These humorous and hand-drawn music videos follow Gustafer through eleven different days of the calendar year. The season kicks off with the crackling, minty optimism of “New Is The New Old,” then moves to some worm’s-eye-view philosophizing with a groundhog in the McCartney-esque “A Shadow.” “Pancake Smackdown” gets a Freddy Mercury-type royal treatment by intertwining a rocking medieval choir with a flurry of frisbeed flapjacks to celebrate Fat Tuesday/Pancake Day. Gustafer spooks himself with an awesome Halloween costume in the howling 1970s guitar-driven exhilaration of “Werewolves Rock,” then settles head first into comfort food heaven in the Tin Pan Alley swing of “Pumpkin Pied.” Many more celebrations receive the one-of-a-kind Gustafer blend of blissful pop-music, lyrical poignancy and gorgeously drawn cartoon absurdity.
Bonus features include an in-depth episode of My Yellowgold Life, “Making of Year In The Day,” where we go up-close and behind the scenes with Gustafer creator, Morgan Taylor, and “Gustafer Guitar Lessons,” in which Morgan demonstrates his technique and shares tons of fun facts!
- New Is The New Old
- A Shadow
- Keep It Simple Sweetheart
- Pancake Smackdown
- Four Leaved Clover
- Midsummer’s Son
- Werewolves Rock
- Pumpkin Pied
- Fa And A La
Groovy Gustafer Yellowgold is a little, yellow, cone-headed fellow, who came to Earth from the Sun and has a knack for finding himself neck-deep in absurd situations as he explores his new life. His best friend is Forrest Applecrumbie, the world's last surviving pterodactyl, who staved off extinction with a sharp sense of fashion. Gustafer has a pet eel named Slim (short for Slimothy) and a menagerie of woodland creatures who curiously gather to share Gustafer’s solar warmth and quixotic sense of adventure. For recreation, he enjoys punching cheese and jumping on cake.
In Gustafer Yellowgold’s Infinity Sock, we find former Sun-dweller Gustafer Yellowgold settling into his new Minnesota woodland home, finally beginning to understand what a strange and peculiar planet he landed upon! The story follows Gustafer, who begins an ordinary day by washing his pet eel's laundry but soon embarks upon an hilarious, mind-bending musical journey in search of the toe-end of the longest sock in the universe. Gustafer learns much along the way, as he encounters a Band of Bees performing at their late night hangout in the chime-and-timpani drama of ”Beehive,” joins in the Broadway romp "Wisconsin Poncho" (set in an all-cheese clothing store), and comes upon the pterodactyl's unusually calm cat in the Fleetwood Mac lushness of "Cheddar,” all the while discovering that everyone has a use for The Sock. In an artful balance of poignancy and the absurd, Gustafer ponders his own curiosity in "Question Marks" (a tune in the classic folk tradition) and enjoys a fun, one-of-a-kind look at the interconnectivity among all life on Earth in the uplifting, Bacharach-esque "Sock Of Ages."
Bonus features include "Proof Or Foof (Is Gustafer Yellowgold Real?),” a visit with Professor Orel Harkness from the Huchaku Verification Center in St. Paul, Minnesota as he examines physical evidence from Gustafer sightings and answers viewer mail; "Gustafer Guitar Lessons" and "Draw Gustafer,” in which Morgan Taylor demonstrates his technique and shares a few fun facts!
- A Sock Runs Through It
- Slim Gets In ‘Em
- Beehive - Featuring Pat Sansone and John Stirratt of Wilco
- Snake Proms
- Wisconsin Poncho
- Question Marks
- Sock of Ages
- The Sock Reprieve
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Mellow Fever is the third in the award-winning series of DVD/CD sets released by Apple-Eye Productions.
Groovy Gustafer Yellowgold has come to Ear th in his Sunpod and landed in Minnesota. He is living out his dream of a cooler existence while making new and interesting friends along the way. Along with a richer look into Gustafer’s former Sun-years, we learn of Slim the eel’s old watery neighborhood within the rolling and climbing acoustic guitars of “Underwater Stars” and lament the loss of some excellent bell-bottoms with Forrest Applecrumbie, the pterodactyl in the thump and jump of “Panther Stamps Pants.” The gang watches as Gustafer learns to put his warm mitts to good use in the acoustic Charleston of “Melter Swelter.” We meet his biggest fan Wincey the ferret between the fan faring french horns of “Sugar Boat,” and tour the world with Sisson the blue worm through the Harry Nilsson-esque romp of “Quite Easily Lost.”
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Mellow Fever has guest-star performances by WILCO’s John Stirratt and Pat Sansone, as well as Lisa Loeb. Each song is accompanied by a series of hand-drawn, minimally animated illustrations set to melodic and catchy tunes ranging from mellow acoustic to crackling-pop.
Since his creation in 2005, Gustafer Yellowgold has become an international phenomenon, acclaimed by the New York Times, which describes it as, “A cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.” Enter tainment Weekly praised “…The most infectious original songs. It’s like tapping into some pleasure center in the brain- both adult and kid…absurdly appealing. Grade: A.” New York Magazine named Morgan Taylor “Best Kids’ Performer” in its 2008 “Best of New York” issue. “Mint Green Bee” from Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wide Wild World is the Session I Grand Prize Winner in the Children’s Category of the 2008 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
- Getting In A Treetop
- Melter Swelter
- Butter Pond Lake
- Sugar Boat
- Panther Stamps Pants
- Underwater Stars
- Quite Easily Lost
- An Erring Ant
- Green Heart
- Constellation Pies
The nine-song sucessor to the critically acclaimed Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wide Wild World released in early 2007 and described by The New York Times as “Dr Seuss meets ‘Yellow Submarine’!”
Gustafer Yellowgold’s ‘Have You Never Been Yellow?’ continues in the tried and true fashion of the first release, as a series of colorful videos with minimally animated illustrations set to catchy pop tunes, from the singular imagination of illustrator/songwriter Morgan Taylor. This second release made Disney Family.com’s and NPR’s “Best of 2007” lists, and was voted Best Album of the Year in the 2007 Fids & Kamily Awards, modeled on the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop Poll.
Groovy Gustafer Yellowgold is fulfilling his lifelong dream of living on Ear th after leaving his home on the Sun. His adventures continue with his gang of pals, Forrest Applecrumbie the sharply-dressed Pterodactyl, Slim the Eel and Asparagus the Dragon. We get a more in-depth view of Gustafer’s environs as he explores his backyard woods, leaving no rock unturned! We bob along to the bouncy acrobatics of “The Mustard Slugs,” while away a mellow afternoon with Gus in the soft-rock haunt of “The Bluebird Tree” and crunch out loud with Gustafer and his new favorite food in the Queen-esque “Pinecone Lovely.” Even Asparagus the Dragon gets interrupted mid-meal in the french horn-laden ditty “Aye, Aphid.”
- Pinecone Lovely
- The Bluebird Tree
- The Mustard Slugs
- Aye, Aphid
- Beard For All Seasons
- Punching Cheese
- The Cactus Calls
- Dream In Green
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On the debut DVD Gustafer Yellowgold's Wide Wild World illustrator and singer/songwriter Morgan Taylor brings Gustafer Yellowgold to life.
Originally released in March 2007 as a DVD/CD set by Apple-Eye Productions, Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wide Wild World is a 2007 NAPPA Gold winner, a Parenting “Mom Tested! DVD of the Year,” and an official First Prize winner of the KIDS FIRST! Film and Video Awards. The colorful set with a music DVD and a 10-song CD also contains a fullcolor, double-sided wall poster.
Gustafer is a friendly creature who came to Ear th from the Sun and has an interesting magnetism for making friends with some of Ear th's odder creatures. His best friend is Forrest Applecrumbie, the flightless Pterodactyl. Gustafer and Forrest built a small cottage-style home on the edge of an uncharted wooded area in Minnesota. He has a pet Eel named Slim (short for Slimothy) and a pet Dragon named Asparagus who lives in his fireplace. Gustafer's older brother Ben, an inventor, lives back on the Sun, on Nugget Island, but often sends Gustafer his amazing inventions - such as The Rocket Shoes!
“...the most infectious original songs. It’s like tapping into some pleasure center in the brain- both adult and kid...absurdly appealing - Grade A.” - Enter tainment Weekly
“A completely unique DVD... the songs deliver subtle messages about love and loss, friendship and loneliness, and joy and grief. Some of the tunes are so beautifully heart tugging, it’s hard not to get a little misty.” - School Library Journal
- A Cooler World
- I'm From The Sun
- Tiny Purple Moon
- Your Eel
- My Dragon
- Pterodactyl Tuxedo
- Mint Green Bee
- I Jump On Cake
- New Blue Star
- Rocket Shoes