Steal This Song – The Video
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Steal This Song – The Video

Steal This Song

Steal This Song – The Video

This is the last post in my series about a songwriting challenge I gave myself back in the summer of 2013.  Check out the previous posts about the inspiration, the lyrics, and the music for the full story.

Now that I had music and lyrics for my new tune “Steal This Song”, I decided that I would try and make an amateur music video for it.  I was in Durango, CO for a couple of performances, so I took a pen, paper and my iPhone to dinner that evening.  I went to a nice Irish pub in downtown Durango, and took random video snippets of the bar.  I also took video of me writing out the lyrics at the bar.  I wasn’t sure how this would make a video, but it was the only idea I had a t the time.

When I went back to my motel, I decided not to take the free trolley and walk instead.  All along the route, I took more random video of Durango at night which was fairly deserted at that hour.  During the walk, the battery on my iPhone was threatening to run out, so I was frantically trying to get as much footage as I could.  There wasn’t much to see, just streetlights, signs and roads, but it was what I had to work with.  At the very end of my stroll, I decided to leave the lyrics on a bench in the spirit of the song.

When I got back home, I pieced the video clips together.  Here’s the final product…

So there it is.  My little songwriting journey from inspiration to completed tune and video.  I can now say that I have a “road song” even if it is a bit experimental.  But wait …there’s more!

In the spirit of “Steal This Song”, I’m offering it up to be stolen.

Wanna re-make it?  Go for it.

Wanna make a better video for it.  Awesome!  Here’s a link to the music…

Steal This Song

Think you can sing it better.  Well, I was never happy with my vocals anyway, so here’s a link to the music without words…

Steal This Song (no vocals)

Brave enough to try and work “Master Retarder” into the lyrics.  I’m cool with that.  This was a wonderful little project for me, and you’re welcome to join in the fun.  You can leave it on the bench or pick it up if you feel so inclined.  Enjoy!

Steve

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