05 Feb 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…
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…
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!