Madison Media Institute Instructors Honored at MAMA Awards

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Posted by on June 01, 2010 at 15:23:49:

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE Press Release)--Recording and Music Technology instructors, Biff Blumfumgagnge, Chris Godxilla Taylor and Hanah Jon Taylor were honored at this year’s Madison Area Music Association Awards. Mr. Biff was honored individually and as a member of The Gomers and The Zombeatles. The award ceremony took place on May 8th at the Overture Center’s Capital Theater.

“A Hard Day’s Night of the Living Dead”
.The Unique Song of the Year winner was “Alien vs. Predator” by The Gomers, co wrote by Mr. Biff and Dave Adler. Mr. Biff played every instrument and did lead vocals for this song which was recorded at Madison Media Institute and mixed by Godxilla. MMI’s Studio Recording class did the recording and background vocals. Not only is “Alien vs. Predator” a unique song in itself, but also in the way that it was created.

Unique Album of the Year went to “Meet the Zombeatles” by The Zombeatles, which was also recorded at MMI and mixed by Godxilla. The album features songs entitled, “Ate Brains a Week” and “I Wanna Eat Your Hand.” The Zombeatles originally came to be as a seasonal alter ego for The Gomers, and after their video, “A Hard Day’s Night of the Living Dead” was chosen by Rob Zombie as his favorite Halloween YouTube video, their popularity increased dramatically. The Zombeatles were featured in The Zombeatles: All You Need Is Brains, a short film written and directed by Doug Gordon, a Wisconsin Public Radio producer, and shot and edited by Madison filmmaker Ben Wydeven.

Biff Blumfumgagnge also won the title of String Player of the Year. “I am humbled and honored at these awards, and happy to shine some more positive light on Madison Media Institute,” said Mr. Biff. Find out more about Biff, The Gomers and The Zombeatles at Help celebrate The Gomers 25th Anniversary at the “Yacht Rock!” Party with special guest DJ Nick Nice, Friday, May 28th at the Majestic Theater.

Hanah Jon Taylor, jazz musician and MMI instructor, was nominated for Best Instrumentalist, Best Jazz Performer and Best Jazz Album (Hyrplasis). He performed at the MAMA awards with Mr. Biff in the “MAMA All-Star Fusion Band” and presented the award for World Music Album of the Year.

About Madison Media Institute: established in 1969, specializes in media career training through hands-on work with cutting-edge equipment. Specific areas of curriculum include Digital Media Design & Production, Recording & Music Technology, Video & Motion Graphics, Media Systems Technology, Game Art & Animation and Entertainment & Media Business. Programs and facilities are continually upgraded to coincide with developments made in technology and communications.

Madison Media Institute has been recognized as one of the best filmmaking schools in the USA by Screenwriting Basics and is accredited nationally by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. For more information please visit or call 1-800-236-4997.

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