New Video. Sorta. 3rd Time’s The Charm.

So. What’s this “3rd Time’s The Charm” thing all about?

Around ten years ago I wrote a song called Daisy Fraser. Shortly after that Snake Suspenderz was playing a gig at Egan’s Ballard Jam House and we put it on the playlist. Someone in the audience recorded a video of the song. I can’t for the life of me remember who right now (maybe my sweetie?), but the video turned out horribly. It was recorded on an extremely low end camera in a venue so dimly lit that out of the four of us, only Thaddeus and I can be seen. We look more orange than the Thing from the Fantastic Four but, worst of all, I completely vapor-locked on the lyrics. That’s right, the lyrics to my own song escaped me!

But, since I’d passed off several choruses to Thadd (on trombone) and Dean (who played bass with us then and also did a hella mouth trumpet), I decided to put it online anyway. Part as an homage to them taking up the slack and part for the same reason we get blooper reels. And there it languished for awhile.

Then about 3 years back I got to thinking about it again. I’m reasonably pleased with the tune, having after all both riffed on Shakespeare and channeled a little bit of the Dixie Chicks vibe ala Goodbye Earl.

By this time I had a bit better video editing capability, but the darn thing still turned out a wee darker looking than I liked. About the only thing to say for it was it’s (I think) the first time the humbone appeared in one of my vids. It’s pottered along and gathered about 200 views. *yawn* Which brings us to now.

With LumaFusion I’ve got the best video editing capability I’ve ever had, though I’m still learning the software. The video is still somewhat dusky. *sigh* Nevertheless, here’s Daisy again, this time done like I’ve been busking it recently, on my Ohana SK-21 Sopranino with a kazoo solo.

Daisy Fraser – Third Time’s The Charm edition

4 comments

  1. I think I saw somewhere that you used an android phone for camera. Man I cant even get a decent audio recording on my phone! Good job!
    Like your cool Hawaiian shirt too.

    1. I am using an LG Leon, approximately 2 – 3 years old. Lately I’ve been running Open Camera rather than the camera app that came with the phone. There are several different experiments in the queue, both video and audio related, so I’m not certain where my process is heading.

      I’m not worried about it. I still have things to learn about LumaFusion so the rest is relegated to the great further on at the moment.

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