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weekends need to be longer

I am working on a website update, editing and deleting video and trying to catch up up on my own creative work. The weekends are just not long enough these days.

Here’s one of many:


tap a toe

Most mornings, I wake with a song in my head. Because I go to see live music on a regular basis it is often obvious why a particular song is stuck there. But on other occasions, I find myself wondering why ‘this song’? Especially when I sure I haven’t heard a song in awhile.

Usually, it’s just one line that repeats over and over. Stuck like a broken record. Sometimes it takes all morning to get it out of my head. So, most of the time I find myself also wondering if there is some significance in the line.

This morning, I was playing Sugarland’s version of a Matt Nathanson tune, Come on Get Higher.

“come on get higher, loosen my lips. faith and desire and the swing of your hips”

Over and over. I think I’ll just start writing them down and see if a pattern emerges.

Video Editing

I just have too many toys and not enough time to fully learn them. I finally edited additional video from right after I got the Sony HD Video camera in January.

I started shooting this song after the band had already started playing and missed the first few lines. To experiment, I played with the titles and adding the recorded track with the missing lines as a lead in to the actual footage. I a pretty pleased what I was able to accomplish just using the basic editing software that came with my fabulous iMac.

One of these days, I will take some time and learn how to do it right but for now, I am happy with the result.

This is the Charlie Shafter Band or Charlie Shafter and the Gnomes as I see it sometimes. If you haven’t had the chance to check them out, do it. Once I saw that they had a song called Jesus & James Dean, I was hooked. If you’ve visited my myspace you know what I mean.

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