first_imgEarlier today, we ran an interview with moe. guitarist Al Schnier that touched on a number of topics, ranging from new music to the upcoming holiday shows at the Capitol Theatre (more info here) and more. With holidays and songwriting in mind, Schnier told us the amazing story of how he came to write music for the 2014 Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet.“Two or three years ago, I did a bunch of the music for Puppy Bowl. I had to make up a bunch of the fight songs for Puppy Bowl, and I did the music for the halftime show. Their halftime show “guest superstar” was YouTube sensation, Keyboard Cat. Keyboard Cat was gonna be out there, and I had to re-create a Bruno Mars song as if Keyboard Cat had created it. So basically the Keyboard Cat version of the Bruno Mars song, as if the Cat was being backed up by a ripping band of puppies. So I had to go and reproduce the Bruno Mars song as if Keyboard Cat was playing the melody. And they were like “So this is good, but can you make it sound…worse? somehow? Have you seen the Keyboard Cat before? Make it sound more like he’s just hitting the keyboard with his paws” and I was like “OK!”. So I had to go back and make it sound like the keyboard was being played with fake paws, and they ended up using it in the halftime show. It was one of the most surreal things.”Enjoy this surreal moment in Schnier’s life, below.You can check out the full interview here, and don’t miss moe. playing two shows at the Capitol Theatre this Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd and 4th. The band will hit the main Cap stage on the 3rd for a two set performance, and follow it up with an acoustic Sunday brunch show at the adjacent Garcia’s venue. Tickets for these shows are moving quickly, and can be found here for the Saturday show! The brunch is unfortunately sold out.last_img