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Checksum 2016

Another 20ish anniversary remake/remodel of one of my old midi files, rescued from oblivion to live on in obscurity. This track was the opener on my CD, in its earlier incarnation. For the background, another slideshow: these are photos of birds taken around our house in 2015.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/p6t8ZeCIsmM

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Checksum 2016

Checksum 2016

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Drag & Drop 2016

Another 20ish anniversary redo. Original song from 1995 or 1996, and included on the album. This new version is not dramatically different, didn’t need to mess with it much. But it’s always worth the effort, these redos of old midi files, because in the end I have a viable project file to base any future editing on, or if I want to pirate certain bits for future songs, I can do that more easily now. For the background video, I decided to use a slideshow of pretty much every photo of our garden that I have ever taken (all the keepers at least).

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/p6t8ZeCIsmM

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Japanese Anemone

Japanese Anemone

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S.O.S. 2016

This is either an attempt to base a whole song on the recognizable rhythmic pattern of three short, three long, three short, or else a desperate cry for help on a personal level. Mostly that first thing. Another 20ish anniversary do-over of a song from the album.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/ln11Ttd8sYo

The background video is courtesy of zfootage.com

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SOS 2016

SOS 2016

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The Stuff of Legend 2016

Another 20-ish anniversary remake of the first proper track I ever created back in 1995, using my new PowerMac and Opcode Vision, both long since defunct. Still one of my faves. This version gets the complete 21st century reno, as I’ve been doing. The original version is the closing track on my CD Gravitas, available on iTunes and elsewhere. Makes a fun comparison between the original and this one.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/-JMcSQoaQvA

The background video is courtesy of zfootage.com

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The Stuff of Legend 2016

The Stuff of Legend 2016

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The Ross Delusion

Sometimes the fun is not looking for background video that is most appropriate for the song, sometimes the fun is looking for background video that is LEAST appropriate for the song. In other words, don’t overthink it.

In this case, while wandering through archive.org, a 1953 film called “A is for Atom” caught my eye. Nothing to do with Asian Fusion or whatever you’d call this song, but like I said, therein lies the fun.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/1iLNqbTF99M

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Cut & Paste 2016

Another from the vaults, here’s my new twentieth anniversary version of this song from 1996, “Cut & Paste”.

The video background is from a 1983 episode (#10) of a show called “Bits and Bytes” posted by TVOntario on Archive.org, and starring those well-known computer music pioneers Luba Goy and Billy Van (LOL). Okay, maybe not, but they were beloved-ish local TV celebrities, and I’m proud to have them in my little music video.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/gImNWT1LsgA

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Jazz From Heck

Here’s a new song called “Jazz From Heck”, a reference to Frank Zappa’s “Jazz From Hell” which it in no way compares to or resembles, except maybe suggesting a lightweight, jauntier version of “G-Spot Tornado”. The background video is from a 1940 cartoon called “The Snow Man”, found on archive.org.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/NnVGH1hm-gE

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So-So-Wa

This is a brand new song, although I did reuse some of the African chanting samples from Intruderbiko, posted earlier, because I like them that much. Don’t look for deep meaning in the title. It does have a meaning, but it’s very silly and not worth explaining, I promise you. The dancing is from a short film on archive.org called “Square Dancing” by Bob Osgood.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/PrM0rpn78vw

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Belly Dance

This may be the first and only belly dance music written in 13/8 time… (but don’t hold me to that)… A redo of a song originally done in 1995, and released in 2010 on my album “Gravitas”. This version uses mostly the original performance data, but gets a whole new sound to the instrumentation. The dance performance is a royalty-free clip from archive.org (Belly Dance 2 – AllaKushnir – EntalHob).

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/HrcZ-hEj4hA

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Is This Still Your Brain?

Here’s a song called Is This Your Brain? I just finished this 20th anniversary version. I don’t want to say it’s the definitive version, because that would mean committing. But I like it that much. For this version I went back to the original source TV show, because the soundbites I had originally used were a little bit Fawlty. (nyuk nyuk)

Scroll down further for the 2004 and the 1996 versions (audio only).

(YouTube link: https://youtu.be/vPUYyx89y84 )

The background video is from a film called “Frankenstein” produced by J Searle Dawley for the Edison Manufacturing Co. in 1910! The video cameras only had about twelve pixels in those days. Courtesy archive.org.

But wait, that’s not all! Next up is the 2004 version, which is utterly different. It uses those same English-accented soundbites, but is otherwise its own beast.

Finally, and originally, here’s the 1996 version, which provided most of the performance data for the current version, and still holds up well, I think.

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