LISTEN: “Waterfalls” / “She Keeps Me Warm” Mashup By The Autostraddle Family Band

Twice a year, our website puts on a long-weekend-long event called “A-Camp” in the wilds of the San Bernardino mountains and inevitably said event includes at least one triumphant concert headed up by the A-Camp Family Band. The A-Camp Family Band’s #1 mission is to encapsulate the energy and excitement embodied by the bands who inexplicably play all teenage television show proms even though in real life there’s never a real band, you just get a DJ or whatever.

The A-Camp Family Band is captained by our Music Editor Stef Schwartz with A-Camp Co-Director Marni Kellison and features singer Haviland Stillwell and drummer Alex Vega as well as a rotating roster of extraordinarily talented humans such as Lex KennedySomer Bingham, Donna Rizzo, Brittani Nichols and Cara Giaimo.

For our October camp, Marni (musician, bear, my boifriend) arranged a mashup of two songs you probably love: “Waterfalls” by TLC and “She Keeps Me Warm” by Mary Lambert AND NOW as per crowd request, Haviland, Stef and Marni have recorded this mash-up for you! They’ve put it on the Cloud of Sound! Furthermore, rapper Licki Ucroj (aka actress Lauren Neal) drops in for the rap.

If you have a case of the Mondays, this song is a guaranteed cure.

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Here’s a video of the original performance at A-Camp:

 

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Riese

Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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29 Comments

  1. you are all welcome for the video.

    no i will never stop seeking credit for filming such a life-changing performance.

    also how did you know i had a case of the mondays?

    ilu marni, stef, hav, and everyone else involved.

  2. This is amazing! I missed the performance in person, which is ok because I had a great time doing what I was doing, ydy, everyone has a different camp, etc BUT still why can’t I be everywhere at once?

    This was so lovely to watch and hear, though. I miss all of camp. Also the music, what, fantastic.

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