I've opened this thread with the purpose of having a specific space where those forum members who like to write and record their own original songs can share them with the rest of the forum, not having to open a specific thread for every song we want to share.
With great humility, I present to you a new song by Unomusette, Helmut and BSJ,
“Summer Night Safari”
This song is another outstanding production by Mr Producer, our own, Helmut. The leading leader in the “original music” movement for Horace Wimps ELO Fan Forum. It’s a great musical culture he’s developing for us. His previous, well received, productions have included multi-talented forum members. Including animals from Horace’s farm!
And who was dragged into this movement with a lot of numbing arm twisting and ignored pleas for mercy? Me! BSJ, gifted chronicle writer about ninja groupies who protect a wearer of excessive eyeliner and mascara.
This is Unomusette at her best with her feisty wordplay. It’s a remarkably catchy tune with the genius of Helmut’s musicianship backing her. Unomusette challenged Mr Producer in a big way. But without a proper Diva to produce, how can Mr Producer improve himself?
We kicked around a few thoughts on what you might expect from this song. “When you’re next dropping off to sleep, you might bring this song to mind for a more electrifying dreamtime” Or “If this song sends you to sleep, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, we met our objective”.
And this song introduces Eduardo, Helmut’s one year old nephew, an up and coming rock star prodigy who hit his mark every time. Pretty cool.
I had enormous fun working on this with these two great friends. Who are, by the way, unbelievably talented.
So, heat up the old stereo tubes, find your theater glasses for watching the bonus video interpreting the song, and enjoy.
- unomusette : lyrics, lead vocals, backing vocals, arrangements, effects (goat) - "BSJ: lyrics, vocals (spoken part) - Helmut83 : musical composition, electric guitar, keyboards, synthesizers, harmonica, congas, bongos, jam blocks, vibraslap and tambourine - Eduardo Casey: effects (Martian)
Post by wolvesgirlgonewild on Sept 6, 2016 22:16:08 GMT
I will too will listen to this tomorrow but I look forward to hearing it, I'm sure it'll be fabulous It is a shame I don't possess the capability of writing songs, only writing stories but I am very fascinated by the song writing process hence why I love to interpret songs I love! I'm happy though to sing cover songs of ELO when no one is in the house or in the shower haha
Everyone trying to make a fast buck ‘round here. You’ll have to take it up with the goat Horacewimp . Dubious contract, but a contract. We hated taking advantage of the poor thing. He didn’t seem quite right.
Thank you for your kind words, H W. We, all, are very proud of it!
Did Helmut83 sneak in that jungle jingle? Well, played.
Timeblue: Love The Carpenters...
Apr 13, 2019 12:37:27 GMT
eloneen: I love The Carpenters, too, but their version of the song is too proper to capture its spirit. The original by Hank Williams is great, but this one by local musicians is fab. www.youtube.com/watch?v=dza8IIEq2Ek
Apr 13, 2019 15:56:42 GMT
vlogdance: Just wrote "midnight blue" in work. It's these little moments that make working on weekends worthwhile
Apr 13, 2019 16:24:57 GMT
Helmut83: Great version, eloneen. The fiddler totally killed it. The guy on the harmonica did a great job too.
Apr 14, 2019 20:04:16 GMT
eloneen: Helmut83 The fiddler is Michael Doucet, leader of the Cajun band Beausoleil. They've been around for about 30 years and they're a lot of fun. I'm not as familiar with Lazy Lester, but he's talented, too, from what we can see in the video.
Apr 14, 2019 21:41:42 GMT
eloneen: In the official lyrics to the song, it says fillet gumbo, but the reference is to filé gumbo ( filé = ground sassafras leaves, used to thicken and flavor the broth of that type of gumbo), which is delicious! I have some filé in my spice cabinet.
Apr 14, 2019 21:46:14 GMT
orioles70: you're making me hungry, eloneen - just finished filing my Mother's taxes (not a fun weekend activity), but on to better things
Apr 14, 2019 21:56:30 GMT
eloneen: orioles70 Hubby just finished our taxes, too. No money left now for gumbo, but I can offer you some leftover jambalaya! Kitchen's open! Pull up a chair and have some! ::t1103::
Apr 14, 2019 22:00:49 GMT
eloneen: I just did a quick check on Wikipedia. Beausoleil's been around since the mid 1970s, making great music from the bayous! ::smileys-thumbs-951446::
Apr 15, 2019 1:19:57 GMT
eloneen: Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire. It looks like it will be completely destroyed. Such a tragedy! ::m1506:: Such an amazing, iconic structure being lost!
Apr 15, 2019 18:44:26 GMT
Horacewimp: It’s heartbreaking seeing the pictures of it on fire
Apr 15, 2019 18:45:53 GMT
vlogdance: People crying in the streets, says an eyewitness speaking to the BBC. An awful, shocking sight.
Apr 15, 2019 19:34:39 GMT
vlogdance: (The fire, that is, not the Parisians - not surprised they're devastated.)
Apr 15, 2019 19:35:17 GMT
unomusette: I thought it was some kind of spoof when I first saw it on Twitter, what a terrible tragedy
Apr 15, 2019 20:16:56 GMT
Helmut83: What a pity. Those things are gone and gone forever. You can rebuild it all you want but the new parts won't have many centuries of history.
Apr 15, 2019 21:47:20 GMT
eloneen: I've been to Paris about a dozen times, and I plan to go back this summer. Each time, I've stopped at Notre Dame. I'm glad I was able to take my son and some of my students to see Notre Dame while it was still standing. The city will never be the same.
Apr 15, 2019 22:20:12 GMT
eloneen: Right now it looks like Notre Dame is only partially destroyed. It remains to be seen how much of it is still structurally sound in the aftermath of this tragedy. Fortunately, no loss of human life.
Apr 16, 2019 1:20:33 GMT
orioles70: it's going to take decades to rebuild and some of the craftsmanship will be impossible to duplicate, on the other hand they could make it stronger and more fire resistant if they use modern building methods. Do they aim for an exact restoration or not?
Apr 16, 2019 12:02:36 GMT
BIuebird: It's so devastatingly sad. I hope they will be able to restore it.
Apr 16, 2019 13:47:58 GMT