Tag Archives: Music Video

What I’m Listening to: Jill Sobule “California Years”

This is a new feature I’m adding to the blog because I think it’s important to listen to a lot of different music.  It’s my hope that I will help turn you on to an artist or recording you might not be familiar with.

First up is songwriter extraordinaire, Jill Sobule and her excellent recording, “California Years.” Songwriter’s take note and listen Jill’s songs. She is a master at her craft.

California Years

Here’s a video of Jill performing a song from the record, “Where is Bobbie Gentry.”


Breaking down David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”

Here’s a clip with Simon Wood going through the original tracks from David Bowie’s classic song, “Space Oddity.” I always find it useful to hear the individual elements of the mix in order to gain a better understanding of the song as a whole. I am especially fascinated the supporting musical elements that make the song, what it is. Note the really excellent bass and drum interplay near the end of the song. H/T Drew Dundon.

Musician DIY: How I Made A Music Video For Free

The Idea

I had an instrumental song, “Electric Guitar Interlude,” that I thought had the potential of being an interesting soundtrack for a video. After all, having a music video is an excellent way to promote your music. Creating such a video, however, can be a daunting challenge for the independent musician – especially for musicians with limited video production experience and cash flow.

In contemplating what to do, I weighed the options. On one hand, I didn’t want to invest in video cameras and equipment. Paying someone to shoot footage was also out of the question. If I wanted to have a video, I would have to do it myself.

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