Mojo Len's Interview with The DeVille

By now, every half-decent Pink Floyd fan knows about the uncanny synchronicities when their mega-hit album Dark Side Of The Moon is played alongside the classic MGM film The Wizard of Oz in place of its original audio track. The trouble has always been syncing the two great pieces of work precisely right--especially after a few hits on the bong. Now, thanks to the fine folks at SyncMovies.com, the process of enjoying the blended two, as one, is as simple as buttering hot toast.

The Visionary of SyncMovies, The DeVille, got both parties on the same page and slipped the album and film onto one simple DVD and viola... perfect harmony sync-film success. All you have to do now is slip the DVD into your player, press play, sit back and enjoy the ride. Oh yeah--and keep an eye out for the SyncMovie magic. The ooohs and ahhhs will spill out of your mouth like you're at a fireworks display

We hooked up with The DeVille to get to get the details on his reworked masterpieces that are just like Reece's Peanut Butter Cups; two perfect products blended together to make one delicious treat.

HI MAN. FIRST OFF WE LOVE YOUR WORK.

Well, thank you.

HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY POSITIVE FEEDBACK FROM THE ARTISTS AFTER YOU TRANSFORMED THEIR WORK, TO BE ENJOYED ON A WHOLE NEW LEVEL?

Well, I did personally speak to George Romero and he said, "Get these legaled up." That was his word for it.

I COULD SEE THE MOVIE STUDIOS AND THE RECORD COMPANIES PULLING THEIR HAIR OUT. HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT GETTING EVERYTHING ALL HOOKED UP?

Well, as my dad says, "It's easier to get forgiveness than it is permission." I tried to get permission up front back in 2001 to do the very first DVD The Dark Side Of Oz and they didn't even want to talk about it. 'Just plain cease to exist--period.' is all they have to say. Well I'm sorry, man, I got something I'm supposed to do and I'm doing it.

YOU SENT SKUNK 18 DIFFERENT SYNCMOVIES. I STARTED WATCHING THE FIRST ONE, THE DARK SIDE OF OZ. HOW LONG HAS THIS PHENOMENON BEEN AROUND?

The fisrt ripple happened in 1997, but I didn't hear about it. I had first heard about it in 1999, when my son came home and said he had seen something about it online. He had all the info written down about when to start playing it and what things you're suppose to see. We set it up and played it and it was like, WOW. It was like the first time you were riding the roller coaster when you were ten years old... holy cow.

YOU HAD THE BALLS TO SAY, 'YOU KNOW WHAT? IT DOESN'T STOP HERE.' WHAT'S YOUR PROCESS OF LINING UP THE FILMS WITH CDs? I HAVE ABOUT 1000 ALBUMS LAYING AROUND THE HOUSE--CAN YOU HONESTLY TELL ME EACH CD HAS THEIR OWN MOVIE SOMEWHERE OUT THERE?

Either does, or will. Like Led Zeppelin IV came out in 1978.

YOU LINED IT UP WITH LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING.

Yeah, this is fairly recent. You have to admit; it is the perfect movie and perfect CD to go together.

THE EXORCIST FREAKS ME OUT BY ITSELF, BUT HERE YOU PAIRED IT UP WITH BLACK SABBATH'S BLACK SABBATH TO CREATE THE OZZORCIST. IF THIS DOESN'T SCARE THE SHIT OUT OF YOU, NOTHING WILL.

Watch the movie by itself a few times to familiarize yourself with what's going on and listen to the CD to refresh your memory a little bit.

PAIRING UP BOWIE'S ZIGGY STARDUST WITH THE LAST STARFIGHTER. I REMEMBERED SEEING THE FILM WAY BACK WHEN. I WAS GOING TO WATCH IT AGAIN TO GET FAMILIAR WITH IT AND THEN THE SYNC, BUT I NOTICED THAT YOU DON'T HAVE THE OPTION TO JUST PLAY THE FILM, OR TO JUST LISTEN TO THE MUSIC.

That's right and that was a concience choice. It's a real simple matter to create another soundtrack, but then that would be giving away the lifeblood of the studios. There would be no reason for people to buy the originals. I'm not trying to replace them; I love them to death.

HAVE YOU EVER LINED UP TWO DIFFERENT PROJECTS BELIEVING THE END RESULT WOUD BE THE CAT'S WHISKERS, BUT IT DIDN'T REALLY MESH OUT IN THE END?

Oh yeah, all the time. It either works or it doesn't work and it's quite obvious within the first couple of minutes. If something doesn't knock you down in a few minutes, you don't have a sync.

I'VE TRIED WATCHING THE FILMS STRAIGHT AND I'VE SAT THROUGH THEM HIGH. BOTH WAYS ARE VERY ENJOYABLE. JUST THE SAME, THE DOORS ARE ALWAYS OPEN A TOUCH MORE AFTER A HIT OR TWO. ARE YOU A SMOKER?

A smoker, a toker and a midnight joker. Toking kind of slows down time, showing you a lot of things you might not have seen otherwise.

OUR READERS WILL REALLY ENJOY YOUR WORK, IF THEY HAVEN'T DONE SO ALREADY. WHAT'S THE STORY WITH YOUR NAME: "THE DEVILLE"? WHO USES "THE" AS A FIRST NAME?

My grandmother had this saying, "Idle hands are the devil's workshop." I remembered it well as I was looking for a name for my company, Idol Hands Entertainment, only IDOL--as in rock stars. And "idol hands" are The DeVille's workshop. I'm not qite the Devil, but arguably, you could say they are divinely or otherwise inspired. It's not an accident.

SO WHO DO YOU THINK IS BEHIND IT?

Lucifer was the angel of music. What do you think?

MAN, I JUST TOLD YOU THE EXORCIST FREAKS ME OUT.

This is where I lose everybody. I did warn you.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME?

Abbott and Costello's Hold That Ghost.

WHAT ABOUT FAVORITE RECORD?

Code Atom, At The Edge Of Reason.

HEY NO FAIR--THAT'S YOUR SON'S BAND (myspace.com/codeatom)! SCREW THE NEPOTISM.

Okay, not in the family. It's a toss up between Led Zep's IV and Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd.


Blow your little puppy mind with The DeVille's entire fimography at www.SyncMovies.com


[Ed. Note: As we go to press with this article, founding member of Pink Floyd, keyboardist Richard Wright, passed away to the Great Gig in the Sky.]


MEGA-SYNC MATH

  • The Matrix + Metallica's Black = The Black Matrix

  • Dark City + Radiohead's Kid A = City Kid

  • Sleepy Hollow + Code Atom's Code Atom = Code Atom Hollow

  • Dracula's Daughter + Atreyu's The Curse = The Curse Of Dracula's Daughter

  • The Wizard Of Oz + Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon = The Dark Side Of Oz

  • Total Recall + White Zombie's Devil Music Vol. 1 = Devil Rekall

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas + Downcurv's dC = Tim Burton's Eternal Nightmare

  • The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring + Led Zeppelin's IV = The Fellowship Of The IV

  • Friday The 13th + A Perfect Circle's Thirteenth Step = Friday The 13th Step

  • The Matrix: Reloaded + Metallica's Load = Load The Matrix

  • Logan's Run + Powerman 5000's Tonight The Stars Revolt = Logan's Revolt

  • Memento + Nirvana's Nevermind = Nevermind The Memento

  • Night Of The Living Dead + Rob Zombie's Hellbilly Deluxe = Night Of The Living Zombie

  • Hackers + Radiohead's OK Computer = OK Hackers

  • The Exorcist (Director's Cut) + Black Sabbath's Black Sabbath = The Ozzorcist

  • Planes, Trains And Automobiles + The Cars' Candy-O = Planes, Trains And Candy-O

  • The Last Starfighter + David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust = Ziggy Starfighter

  • Toy Story + Aerosmith's Toys In The Attic = Toy Story In The Attic

  • Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines + Smashing Pumpkins' Machina + Terminator 3 - Rise Of The Machina

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