You're the First, the Last, My Everything - Ed Privat (Cover)

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This is Studio Friday!! Woop woop!

A week ago, I started something, every monday I play a song live, nothing fancy, just me and the guitar, sometimes a chicken as guest.

Now every Friday, I am releasing a cover or original song that I produce for a few days, and record a music video on Friday.

It is of course not time consuming at all haha...Borderline insane. I am on week 2 and maybe I'll shift the format a little in the future, give myself a week of rest in between. It's still fun to do.

In case if you are interested in the inspiration, and how I changed the song, at the beginning of the week, I was sick and thought that it would be interesting to choose a song that uses my basses, and the coarseness of a sick voice.

At first, I wanted to do a bossa nova, slow down the tempo. But after doing some tryouts on Monday, the results weren't great and decided to shift the song to something more interesting rhythmically.
For the initiated, it's a 3/4 inside a 4/4 bar, which gives this weird pattern. A song that uses that shuffle rhythm is "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder.

It's 1 lead guitar, one solo guitar, 1 vocal lead, and 3 backing vocals.

I took the opportunity to learn a bit more about Barry White, his life and legacy. It's fascinating to learn that he wasn't respected by his peers while at the peak of his career, as some considered his craft too "commercial", too easy.
I think he was a incredible songwriter, I also learn that Gene Page his arranger, was doing all the strings and horns for his album, and died like him at 58 years old.

Such a young age, Barry White was smoking approximately 150 cigarettes a day, 8 packs, and living an hedonic life. He had some times of hardship, was a part of a gang, did some time in prison, but had more than 9 children, with different wives, more than 13 albums recorded, Barry was a busy bee!
The video was supposed to be in 4k, but it's only low HD instead, because of some kerfuffle (that's a real word).

Am I still happy with the result? Yes, that's cool I guess, the feedback I'll get will help me decide if I upload it then on other social medias.

You're the First, the Last, My Everything

Ahh, the first, my last, my everything
And the answer to all my dreams
You're my sun, my moon, my guiding star
My kind of wonderful, that's what you are
I know there's only, only one like you
There's no way, they could have made two
You're all I'm living for
Your love I'll keep for evermore
You're the first, you're the last, my everything
In you, I've found so many things
A love so new only you could bring
Can't you see if you
You make me feel this way
You're like a first morning dew
On a brand new day
I see so many ways that I
Can love you, 'til the day I die
You're my reality, yet I'm lost in a dream
You're the first, the last, my everything
I know there's only, only one like you
There's no way they could have made two
Girl you're my reality
But I'm lost in a dream
You're the first, you're the last, my everything
You and me baby
Just you and me
Ya you are the first, the last
My everything

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At the same time, it's still HD, not 4K, but no harm done.

Dont you even think to criticize the camerawoman!! It is perfect just the way it is :)
Both MUSIC and VIDEO!!!

btw, I tried the 4K mode, as we said, and it eats up so much space... But look at your video, it is super this way.

I edited it out, I sounded like an a**hole, and I don't think she has read the post yet hahah. 😁

4k is the future my friend, and if we want to encourage more people to come on the blockchain, we have to show them that it can handle the heavy stuffs.

But look at your video, it is super this way.

Thanks so much, you're so kind, it was all fun to do, some all-nighters but now it's the weekend! Woop woop!

Nice one! I'm liking the music videos. They're very well done.

That pretty interesting that Barry White wasn't respected by his peers. I wouldn't have thought that.

150 Cigarettes a day!?! Jesus. That's too much.

Nice work, keep it up!

Yeah man can you believe it? I guess the cigarettes were helping keeping the voice "in shape" 😙

Thanks for the feedback, I will then now proceed with keeping it up.

The feels <33
And yes!! The video with B-roll and all - very cool

150 cigarettes? That must have added to that amazing base voice of his - not recommended of course ;p

Apparently around 14 years old, his voice went from a young boy to a deep deep black man voice. Man he got laid so much just with his voice, I am sure he happy smoked those cigarettes (minus the dying part, less enjoyable).

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Oh that's dope my brother, I hope that you enjoyed it :)

Another level, brother ...! It has been all great, music and video. You put a lot of effort and heart into it, it is evident.

Thanks brother. I just went from your performance also, very good! I hope everything is going well on your side.

That's so many camera angles. How many hours filming you think? What's so special about 4k, editing features?

The GoPro does 4k and I can't tell the difference.

Nope it's just about clarity of the image and pixelization. It's also on the flip side harder to edit, because it's choppy if you don't have the right hardware.

Thanks for passing by dude, I appreciate!

Of course, my pleasure.

I used to be able to count the pixels in HD but ever since they went 4k I lose count around a million.

The fact that you don't compliment the music, the way it looks, 😄 coming from you I take it as a compliment.

If it makes sense, your lack of compliment, is the real compliment here.

c o m p l i m e n t

Loud n clear. Like when nobody tells me about a typo. 👊🏼

you mean the fancy type you used?

If you call leaving out an "a" fancy then yes.

Hey awesome tune there mon ami. South Africa is waiting for you, where life is free, so much space, no worries. Best wishes from the Cape south coast Garden Route.