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I haven't been here since I signed up, but I like this one, really well performed. They also do a Queen/Star Wars thing, but I kinda like this one better:

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A fabulous rendition of the Depeche Mode classic...'Everything Counts'!

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Rather amusing....

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Not exactly related to songwriting - but rather storytelling. Still think it is absolutely pertinent, so I thought I'd share! :wub:

Andrew Stanton: The Clues to a Great Story

~Bubbles

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I really want to make a video parody of this youtube video.

My brother in law(show off that he is) would be perfect for it.

I think stage performance and dance moves have come a long way since this was done? lol!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5gNYVia2rg

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Guest Gravity Jim

Tracy, that is some kind of awesome. Daddy Cool, indeed!

I am huge fan of the San Francisco duo Pomplamoose. These kids have made a lucrative career without touring (although they've put together a band and starting gigging by popular demand), but what they do best is this form they call a "video song:" you actually see them create the record, and their guarantee that you are always seeing video taken during the same take you're listening to.

They're joyous, adventurous, musically intelligent and have a great sense of humor about themselves. Here are the two most recent originals.

They've also done a lot of cool covers (which brought them the viral fame). Their version of "Single Ladies" is the biggie, but I love this:

I hope you find them as inspirational as I do... they remind me to have fun when I make music, and let others hear that fun. Cool hipster detachment is for the birds!

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Mister Sandman just had me smiling the whole way through :)

I will definitely take a look at some of their other work. Thanks for that!

Yeah! "Fun" that's what it's all about!

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I am huge fan of the San Francisco duo Pomplamoose. These kids have made a lucrative career without touring (although they've put together a band and starting gigging by popular demand), but what they do best is this form they call a "video song:" you actually see them create the record, and their guarantee that you are always seeing video taken during the same take you're listening to.

They're joyous, adventurous, musically intelligent and have a great sense of humor about themselves.

.............

I hope you find them as inspirational as I do... they remind me to have fun when I make music, and let others hear that fun. Cool hipster detachment is for the birds!

Hi Jim,

Thanks for posting this. :)

I loved Bust Your Kneecaps.

It reminds me of my times back in New Joysey, knowhatimean? B)

Mister Sandman was also a riot. :lol:

Honestly, who the frig needs TV for entertainment when this kind of stuff is available for everyone to see?

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Mister Sandman just had me smiling the whole way through :)

................

Yeah! "Fun" that's what it's all about!

Amen!!! Tracy. :)

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I recently found

of a tribute song called "Forgotten Hero" by Andy Irvine and Patrick Street Band. The song is about Michael Davitt (1846-1906), a man from Ireland. He is a man well worth knowing – a great soul. The song, although sad in its way, also made me smile! All of the verses are fine, but these are particularly stirring for me:

The Landlord's agents standing with their crowbars in their hands

Four little children watch the fire and do not understand

Just another family evicted from their home

And the memory never faded for one brave man from Mayo.

And he grew up in an English town and ideas filled his head

He read about John Mitchel and what Fintan Lalor said

How the landed gentry with their property unearned

Took the food from millions gave them famine in return.

And Michael Davitt was nineteen when he joined the IRB

But the police they arrested him in 1870

And the lies of the informer sent Michael Davitt down

For fifteen years in Dartmoor as a traitor to the crown.

"The Landlord and his agent," wrote Davitt from his cell,

"For cruelty and selfishness they have no parallel.

And the one thing they're entitled to these idle thoroughbreds

Is a one way ticket out of here third class to Holyhead."

...

Well the rain lashed down all summer and filled the people's hearts with fear

And the harvest was the worst since the dreadful Famine years

But the Land League's Monster Meeting showed the farmers they were strong

And if we all stick together, boys, it won't take very long.

On the ruins of the cottage where he first he drew his breath

Davitt said, "I hope that I may have the pleasure yet

Of trampling on the ruins of this greedy useless band

And driving landlordism from the shores of Ireland."

...

Davitt saw the Land War as the first step down the track

And he hoped to see the end of the Queen and the end of Union Jack

And I hope some tremor reached him where he lies in bleak Mayo

When they raised the Harp without the Crown above the GPO.

O Forgotten Hero in peace may you rest

Your heart was always with the poor and the oppressed

A prison cell could never quell the courage you possessed

Forgotten Hero never vanquished in the struggle.

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Just finished watching another run of Tony Bennett Duets II on PBS.

I'm going out tomorrow to buy the DVD/CD.

The man is 85 frigin' years old :o and he sounds just as good now as when I heard him the first time

at my high school graduation night on the town somewheres in Brooklyn.

Amazing, as are the performances by all of his duetees. :rolleyes:

And an added treat for me, the song was written my one of my favorite composers, Richard Rodgers along with his lyrical collaborator at the time, Lorenz Hart.

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Man, that poor kid!

If you don't know Jonathan Coulton, you're missing out big time. Here's one of his amazing songs with an animated fan video:

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When I grow up, I want to be a guitar player....Now..now Mike, you can't do both. laugh.giflaugh.giflaugh.gif

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I first saw this a few years ago. It's a must-see cover of "Stand By Me" set up by a guy who recorded people on the streets - you should really watch while listening, to see where each of these performers are:

I heard an interview with the guy who set it up on "Bob Edwards Weekend" recently (that show used to have online podcasts, but regrettably not anymore), and it brought this back. Since this was made he brought many of these musicians together to perform live. There are many similar videos on Youtube under "playing for change."

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I first saw this a few years ago. It's a must-see cover of "Stand By Me" set up by a guy who recorded people on the streets - you should really watch while listening, to see where each of these performers are:

I heard an interview with the guy who set it up on "Bob Edwards Weekend" recently (that show used to have online podcasts, but regrettably not anymore), and it brought this back. Since this was made he brought many of these musicians together to perform live. There are many similar videos on Youtube under "playing for change."

Nice, one of my favorite songs. Didn't want it to end.

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Caine's Arcade

Yhis one made me smile - a LOT

(and provoked a tear or two)

Check it!!

Most excellent. Using the calculators to verify the number on the fun pass, brilliant !

How old did they say Caine was. smile.gif

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Hope people enjoy this one.

Only reason it makes me smile is because it's so phenomenally good in conception and performance.

Very classy.

(Well - to me it is, anyway.)

My favourite singer: Kurt Elling

My favourite orchestra: The Metropole Orkest

My favourite arranger: Vince Mendoza

And a Beatles song....

Upsets me unrealistically that we don't seem to get music TV content of this quality in north America.

I wonder why that is?

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I enjoyed it, though I thought the arrangement was a bit disjointed and struggled to establish it's self, of course with a melody like Norwegian Wood, you could move that melody in a hundred different ways.

Upsets me unrealistically that we don't seem to get music TV content of this quality in north America.

I wonder why that is?

Probably because they're greatly underestimating the intelligence of the North American public. wink.gif

Personally I think they should allow the smoke back into those smokey little jazz clubs, and to hell with those Karaoke TV wannabes.

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In my clip, at least, everyone is still living.

Disappointed that I never got to meet O.P., even though his drummer, Martin Drew, was an old friend of mine.

Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen, the great Dane on bass, seemed so much younger, and yet they each popped-off within a few years of each other.

Thanks for posting.

(I forgot how old they said Caine was - I think maybe 8)

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I thought the arrangement was a bit disjointed and struggled to establish it's self

Forgot to mention my agreement.

Haven't finished counting it out properly and making sense of it yet - but I am intrigued by the way the opening both confirms and denies our expectations (for unambiguous 3/4) at the same time. I think that is what creates the undeniable sense of disjointedness. Clever - because they are aiming for innovation in interpretation - but, yes, I have trouble with the opening - though it doesn't take a minute for the pulse to take-over and own itself.

The Metropole are magnificent, though, aren't they?

I mean, so many players coming together as a unit in a 'live' situation with absolutely minimal rehearsal.

And those orchestrations - wow - I would probably marry Vince Mendoza.

Apart from the hope that others might unexpectedly dig it too, I'm also happy to hope that others may recognise the high-level of musicianship in operation and that there is a real professional world beyond common rock and pop aspirations.

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Have listened to this REMIX/MASHUP several times this morning ... and it just makes me smile. Thought I'd share. I miss that man.

~Denise

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Just finished watching a PBS special about the history of New Orleans music and these guys were playing.

Unfortunately, there was no video on youtube of their performance. :(

Feet don't fail me now. B)

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Funny... i never noticed this thread before... it's going to take me a long time to catch up...

... in the meantime...

My Water's on Fire Tonight:

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Have listened to this REMIX/MASHUP several times this morning ... and it just makes me smile. Thought I'd share. I miss that man.

~Denise

LOL! I just saw this for the first time last week... it's awesome...! :lol:

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Oh... just found this today... has anyone else seen this yet?

i found it amazing...

it made me smile... and it choked me up...

didn't know where else to post this..

Yes! Magazine:

Ten-year-old Ta’Kaiya Blaney stood outside Enbridge Northern Gateway’s office on July 6, waiting for officials to grant her access to the building. She thought she could hand deliver an envelope containing an important message about the company’s pipeline construction. But the doors remained locked.

“I don’t know what they find so scary about me,” she said, as she was ushered off the property by security guards. “I just want them to hear what I have to say.”

The Sliammon First Nation youth put in a great effort learning about environmental issues and the pipeline in particular, and hoped to share her knowledge and carefully crafted words. Enbridge officials said they were unable to provide Ta’Kaiya space or time and failed to comment because the Vancouver office is staffed by a limited number of technical personnel. Their headquarters are located in Calgary.

So Ta’Kaiya stood outside, accompanied by three members of Greenpeace, her mother, and a number of reporters and sang her song “Shallow Waters.”

She co-wrote her song after learning of Enbridge’s bid to build twin 1,170 km pipelines to transport oil from the Alberta tar sands to British Columbia’s north coast. Like the proposedTransCanada Keystone XL pipeline that would connect the Canadian tar sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast, Enbridge’s Alberta-B.C. pipeline is widely opposed, largely because it would bring hundreds of oil supertankers a year to the Great Bear Rainforest – an ecologically significant region along a particularly dangerous route for tankers.

“Oil pipelines and tankers will give people jobs, but if there is an oil spill like the [bP spill] in the Gulf of Mexico, that will take other people’s jobs and the wildlife will die,” said Ta’Kaiya.

According to a Greenpeace website, “Twenty-two years after the Exxon Valdez tragedy, crude still coats Alaska’s shores. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council estimates that 21,000 gallons of the 11 million gallons of crude oil that bled from the stranded tanker Exxon Valdez on the night of March 23, 1989 remain in the subsurface.”

And Dustin Johnson, a Tsimshian youth who works at the Sierra Club in Edmonton, says that the tankers that are proposed to transport tar sands crude from northern Alberta to the B.C. north coast are much larger than the Exxon Valdez. “If the tar sands pipelines are successfully built on the coast,” he said, “this would lead to at least 250 tankers per year navigating the intricate B.C. coastline – a risk the salmon- and ocean-dependent Northwest coast communities and economies cannot afford to make.”

Video Description:

10 year old Ta’Kaiya Blaney is Sliammon First Nation from B.C., Canada. Along with singing, songwriting, and acting, she is concerned about the environment, especially the preservation of marine and coastal wildlife. Shallow Waters was a semi-finalist in the 2010 David Suzuki Songwriting Contest, Playlist for the Planet. The song was recorded in studio by Audio Producer Joe Cruz. Footage from Vancouver, BC was filmed by Colter Ripley. Footage of the traditional ocean-going canoe from the Squamish Nation (Burrard Inlet, North Vancouver, BC) ; Ta’Kaiya in traditional cedar bark regalia (Tofino, BC); the Oil Refinery in Burrard Inlet; and the Vancouver Aquarium was filmed by Tina House. Additional footage contributed from Canada Greenpeace and Living Oceans Society. Lyrics on Drychum channel

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If you need a chuckle, push play.

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"EVERYBODY NEEDS A HUG TODAY"

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Barry David Butler

Contact me at bdbutler@centurylink.net

Moderator's Note: Barry - if you want to share your videos please do so in Artist's Cafe - let's keep this thread for the purpose it was intended for. Thank you.

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Loved that Salley! Made me all twitchy.

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Flight of the Conchords guys collaborate with kids to write a fund-raising song.

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Flight of the Conchords guys collaborate with kids to write a fund-raising song.

I was going to put this one up the other day as well....that bit when they're talking about The Muppets Movie cracked me up. :P

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I found myself strangely a bit disappointed by the swearing - but this did make me smile!

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(And it reminded me of my concert band director from high school - his face was almost as expressive, and he conducted as much with his face as with his hands & arms.)

The mark of a true conductor! :)

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Loved the Landfill Harmonic, too!

Brings home the lie that it's all about gear!

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Insane by disturbingly brilliant and subversive:

"German Sparkle Party" by The Something Experience

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This one is for Ron (and anyone else looking for a peaceful world):

Jake is the Jedi Master of the Uke - he transcends styles and genres - very active in the Positive Music Association. This is on his most recent album "Love, Peace and Ukulele" - I think I've got all his albums, but alas have not seen him live yet. The consummate musician and a beautiful soul. His rocket launched internationally with the YouTube capture of his live performance of "Gently Weeps" in Central Park:

- definitely check this out if you haven't before - a watershed moment!!! Ron

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