hehehe---Thanks much, Mike---See, goes to show you what a little self promotion can do--since you clicked on my video after I said you had to visit You tube when I answered your tech question. 31 hits on this post with people doing whatEVer it is they do (or don't do), but you respond--You're Ok in my book! Thanks.
Clever arrangement. I particularly like the drums playing the guitar riff. And the tongued flute. I guess playing with one of those sounds spawned the idea. Your video skillz are not bad, but a bit lolcat, if u g3t wh eye m43n. The whole thing is nice 3 minute entertainment. If you're lucky, some anniversary is coming up (Chuck Berry gone missing for 100.000 days, or Beethoven changed the title of the 3rd symphony 200 years ago, something like that) and you can jump on the bandwagon, on your way to deserved glory and fame.
OK, I guess that vaguely relates to my singing Eastern Island heads -.---? I was thinking of those bits in the vid as Monty Pythonish.
This idea of doing a rock tune with the African percussion I used in my last piece, "Da Ma Me Nau" just popped in my head and I decided to go with the flow of the idea, seeing where it'd lead me. I had a great time working on both the audio and then the video - I went ahead and put it on You Tube thinking perhaps it coud be good quirky entertainment.
By the way, I used two Marimbas for that guitar line, and their timbre is so woody and percussive that it makes their pitch a bit obscure. I did use an electric bass, but otherwise it was just percussion, JABB flutes, GPO strings with The Strad and Gofriller, me singing, and a synth choir technique I first used in "Da."
Jeepers Creepers Randy!!!!!!
What an amazing piece of work from what an amazing guy!!! How the heck did you do that?!?!?
Anyway, world-class all the way and a great way to end my day!
For now, sd cisco
Thanks, Alan! - When I decided to put together a light-hearted You Tube-style vid to go with my off-beat Berry-Beatles-World Music project, it was my clever lady Kate who came up with the idea of having the Easter Island heads singing. Loved the concept, so went about doing it!
Glad my silly little entertainment provided a fun end to your day, Sd--thanks for letting me know.
How'd I do it? Most of it is in the You Tube tradition of using found vid from other You Tubers, edited together in Premiere. But when Kate's idea presented me with the challenge of animating the Easter Island "moai," I searched around for the program a technician used for my production of "Metropolis" here in town a few years back. I found it - "Crazy Talk 6"--fun program designed to animate still pictures.
Hello again, FLWrd, I was just trying to understand what "lolcat" means since that's the first time I've seen the word. From Wikipedia's explanation that it usually refers to pictures of cats with funny captions which parody internet lingo--I still wasn't sure what you meant, but that's OK.
The choir - no that's not Garritan. On this project and my last one, I've been using a morph program (unfortunately no longer available for PCs) to shape the output of a choir Sound Font.
And Gunther, yeah that's me doing the lead vocal on this--AND I have started my contribution to your Garritan choir project - The way I'm doing it is turning out to be Very time consuming. I only have the set of vowels on my lowest note done. To make what I send usable, I need to do at least 6 or more set of notes.