🎵 “Get In The Boat” (Original) - Live Music for Hive Open Mic 61

in Hive Open Mic5 months ago

Hive Open Mic ( #openmic ) is a global community celebrating live music on Hive. Each week is a new event, encouraging musicians to share songs with an international audience.


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This week's Hive Open Mic theme is "Retry," and so I'm offering a song that speaks to this subject. This song is called, "Get In The Boat" which recalls the story of Noah's Ark. To me, this epic tale talks about the end of the world, and the beginning of a new one. It's all an invitation to reassess, realign, and rejuvenate.

For this occasion, I experimented further in live music looping, along with a visual effect that attempts to show what is happening sonically. Like any good self-exploration, this is a mix of successes and failures—more failures, in this case. I came up short vocally. I found an interesting way of displaying multiple layers at once.

I wish I would've documented the elaborate setup for this project, because it was a total overwhelm of equipment. I had to use six different tripods, and maybe eight cables, for two microphones two guitars, two different looping stations... too much!

All is well. I learned some valuable lessons: (1) simplify the setup; (2) lift the voice above all else; (3) practice. So glad I get to come back next week and try a new song, in a new way. There are infinite possibilities in this musical arena, and infinite joys in the adventure.


Get In The Boat

A song about new beginnings

Noah receives the revelation of a boat
His work begins with a simple message
Get in the boat do your part to row
Or else be left on your own course

Waves upon waves

Animals arrive in all forms
Climbing aboard in the brink of a storm
Thunderbolts hush all aboard
Rushing waves silence all voices

Waves upon waves

Float to God in heart in thought
Giving thanks for the shelter of an ark
Look to dawn the clouds move on
Here a rainbow shines with the sun

Waves upon waves

With the flood washing away
Waves upon waves revealing the landscape
With the dove beholding the day
Beginning again this time in a new way

Waves upon waves

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That is an excellent comparison, Noah's Ark as a beginning of a new world.

About the effects in the song, I liked the loop and music, the multilayer image effects too, but maybe you can try in a plain background, ei the picture on the wall maybe take off, just an idea...

Oh, the preparation, yeah, sometimes we complicate too much, but it because we want to improve and try out new things and it is good. However, if it is leading to stress situation, then it is better not to complicate. Yes, perfectly matches the weeks topic, try and retry, so next week you will retry :)

Yeah, that painting definitely doesn't work with the effect I'm trying to achieve. Thanks for pointing that out. I had a lot of fun playing with all of the equipment, setting myself up to play in a new way, with a slightly more sophisticated setup. Great learning experience.

Que hermosa esta musica. Y saber que es tu propia composición me enorgullece. Hay fe en el futuro musical y aqui se demuestra.

Your comment means so much to me. Thank you. I am so grateful for these songs, and they way they seem to guide my heart and mind.

Tu comentario significa mucho para mí. Gracias. Estoy muy agradecido por estas canciones, y la forma en que parecen guiar mi corazón y mi mente.

Querido amigo definitivamente tus interpretaciones y ediciones de video son de otro nivel 💚 Siento que logran transportar a una dimensión llena de buena energía, gracias por transmitirnos tanta buena vibra!! ✨✨

Dear friend, definitely your interpretations and video editions are of another level 💚 I feel that they manage to transport to a dimension full of good energy, thank you for transmitting such good vibes !! ✨✨

Really nice of you to see these qualities in this song. Thank you for sensing the good vibes. It's a joy to play, and share, and get to know each other through songs that build connections.

Muy amable de tu parte al ver estas cualidades en esta canción. Gracias por sentir el buen rollo. Es un placer jugar, compartir y conocerse a través de canciones que crean conexiones.

Your music is medicine! I felt relax and so quiet and beautiful vibe. Thank u brother 💓

I sure appreciate your encouraging words, sister. So happy to hear your feelings and observations of this song. Thank you. I am delighted to share my heart through this art.

Grandiosa canción de este pasaje bíblico que desde este punto de vista, Es el reintentar de Dios. ¡Me encanto @cabelindsay! ¡Saludos! :)

Great song of this biblical passage that from this point of view, It is the retry of God. ¡I love @cabelindsay! ¡Greetings! :)

Thank you, sister. Yes, it's a terrific story that I've known and loved all my life. Feels good to sing it, and remember the message, and be blessed by the love and lightness I feel in it.

Gracias hermana. Sí, es una historia maravillosa que he conocido y amado toda mi vida. Se siente bien cantarlo, recordar el mensaje y ser bendecido por el amor y la ligereza que siento en él.

Your instruments are always amazing, it's like all in one ^_^ keep it up brother...

Thank you, I'm feeling so fortunate to have these amazing instruments in my life, and I'm working to cultivate and appreciate the gifts I am given. Lots of room for improvement, and it's always a pleasure to play, explore, and open doors.

You're welcome my friend... ^_^ that's great

Me gusta el efecto que logras con las voces, además del acompañamiento. Siempre sorprendiendo con tu gran talento.

Esa es una melodía refrescante, ligera, agradable, con una buena letra que hace sentir el movimiento del Arca sobre las olas.
Felicitaciones!