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Hobbes
post Aug 2 2009, 11:52 PM
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Well...

I've made my first ever upload onto YouTube:

An explanation:

Most of the time that passes whilst I am in my car is spent driving (obviously) and listening to an ever-expanding collection of music on my iPod. Radio 1 plays away throughout most of my day at work. And, until a year or so ago, I lived in a house with my piano and a singing teacher smile.gif Essentially, I love my music.

I've spent several years plonking my fingers up and down the piano keys, and singing my head off, and trying my best to be creative. There's several "songs" I've partly written lying here and there, none of which I put any great accolades upon. But I enjoy the whole process.

I also keep listening to certain songs that currently float up and down the Top 40, and I think to myself, "I'd really like to do something to that song." In most cases, it's an upbeat, thumping, dance track that is heavy on the BPM, and I wanna' slow the whole thing down and turn it into a ballad smile.gif

ANYWAYS... the last couple of days I decided I might as well have a go at it, rather than think about it. So I grabbed 'Bonkers' by 'Dizzee Rascal', which was at Number 1 (I think!?) a month or two ago. I stole the first few notes from the synth riff at the beginning - turning them into a cello's first few notes - and I thieved the lyrics too, then just messed around with it for several hours.

A few minutes ago I finished it as best I could (I desperately need a pop-shield - although better mic technique would help - , a preamp, and a great deal more skill and talent), and quickly messed around with the original track's video so that there would be something to go with the song when I uploaded it...

...to YouTube!

I've gone public!

Well, hope someone out there enjoys listening to it as much as I enjoyed the whole process. I don't for one minute consider it original: it's typical amateurish progressive orchestration that probably ignores a million rules of music theory. But damn it, I tried.

If you aren't familiar with the original, it might be worth listening to that first.

Mine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwj-cdbRZtg

Original:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b94beDQQtWI

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P.S. The main lyric I left out in my 'new version' is the title itself, "Bonkers". It just didn't sound right to include it.
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post Aug 3 2009, 01:02 AM
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Hobbes!


This is awesome! I was't familiar with the original, but I love your re-make regardless.

And you've a very, very amazing voice. smile.gif


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post Aug 3 2009, 01:22 AM
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This is fantastic! You absolutely have to stop with the self-deprecating nonsense--if your goal is making this thing sound bad, then you have failed miserably. I love the piano riff and the restraint in your voice. It's not showboaty or silly or pretentious, it's just a really pretty little song. Well done, sir!


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post Aug 3 2009, 06:51 PM
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Aw shucks smile.gif

Thanks guys biggrin.gif
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post Aug 3 2009, 08:14 PM
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Wytukaze asks if he could have an MP3 pleeease? biggrin.gif


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post Aug 3 2009, 08:39 PM
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QUOTE (Daria @ Aug 3 2009, 09:14 PM) *
Wytukaze asks if he could have an MP3 pleeease? biggrin.gif


But of course! Until I sort out somewhere to upload it to, I'll happily forward it to email or somesuch, if you provide an address.

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post Aug 10 2009, 07:47 PM
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Okey dokey...

Well, I've uploaded another "alternative version" or "cover", or whatever.

This is an attempt upon the song 'Beat Again' by JLS, which is currently high up in the UK charts somewhere (maybe even #1).

My version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xm5GPvxV2M

The original:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJWBfmudEeY

Hope someone likes it, lol biggrin.gif
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post Aug 11 2009, 12:27 PM
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The title of this thread puts "Let's get physical, physical, let's get physical..." in my head.


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post Aug 12 2009, 01:38 AM
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As for the original video - I totally thought the syncronized dance thing was dead. Proved me wrong.

Once again, though, the cover is amazing. smile.gif Very jazzy.

Oh, and as a side note, every time I see this thread's title I get your first cover stuck in my head.


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post Aug 12 2009, 11:25 PM
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QUOTE (voices_in_my_head @ Aug 12 2009, 02:38 AM) *
I totally thought the syncronized dance thing was dead. Proved me wrong.


And makes me think perhaps it should be dead. smile.gif
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