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    New residential technology being used to reformat prior corporate technology

    Yeah! I think this thread title says it all.

    Here's a good example of a private citizen using technology now owned by residents,
    to reformat, or make a mashup, with a technological ability previously available only to corporations.
    You can say this is a digital remake of cinematic content previously shown in movie theatres,
    and then on television, and then online,
    before this visual and sound artist created a collage of old movie scenes with a new hit song.

    It's also very informative to see how a new funk rhythm not only works with orchestral timing,
    jazz to classical, but how it blends with the basics of dance and entertaining moves.
    It used to be, if it don't swing it don't mean a thing,
    but now you can say if you got funk it's a slam dunk.



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    This is a part two introduction to this thread, something I planned, also having a part three.
    The concept of a digital collage of pre-existing audio-videos combined with an existing soundtrack,
    has now been established. I'd call this collage, montage, mash-up or blend a new art form,
    using a new form of keyboard, as computer oriented as it is.

    This next example goes beyond American content to combine English punk-rock and Jamaican raggae.
    The total difference between rock star electric guitar driven sound and raggae "one-chop", traditional guitar work,
    again, combines to create not only music that melds beats with rhythm, but chords with vocal progressions.
    Towards the end of the American disco era, Billy Idol had a big hit with "Dancing By Yourself", about punk rock.
    He's still relevant. As you watch this collage on your computer screen, you are probably watching by yourself.

    And in this global world, this new art-form touches me, and us, where we live.
    Billy Idol performed in Hamilton, the second biggest market outside of Toronto, in Ontario.
    Bob Marley lived there for two years, where he worked in a steel factory,
    where he wrote some of his best missing you songs. I did some six-nighters in Hamilton.
    The first video takes me back to my youth, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Shirley Temple,
    as I'm sure it does for you. These are global creations, as online as our lives are hard-wired together.


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    Hmmmm! This is an unexpected intermission.
    I duplicated the previous posting and I've never been able to delete that.
    Maybe taking a break and giving your mind a chance to reboot,
    will help refresh you for the next video.

    Here's a meditative photo of a Lake Erie shoreline.
    Can you breath the fresh northern air?
    You'll be sniffing something totally different with the next video.
    Maybe a new English member will be holding up her nose and sniffing already,
    or maybe not. Baby it's cold outside. It's flew season, flying down south.


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    This video is intended to demonstrate the human differences between music and drugs.
    That's Eric Clapton, most famous as the anonymous "the fifth Beatle",
    and Michael Jackson, as famous for hiding behind plastic surgery.
    Eric Clapton was talking about heroin back then, as much a part of his promotion as saying '57 Les Pauls.
    When he was left behind in Ontario during a "Blind Faith" tour, Bonnie and Delaney, a local husband and wife rock band,
    took him in. After he became mobile and toured with them, he went south for his "Lay Down Sally" and "I Shot the Sheriff" era.
    That was using a Stratocaster with a very clean, thin sound, with a hired guitar player for the hot solos.
    When he got raunchy again he came out with "Cocaine", one of the biggest hit songs in North American history.
    Discos played it, rock bands played it, even country bands played it, and it was a very easy song to play and sing.

    You have to think of the Jackson Five and their hit albums, all that white powder falling and piled up in their album artwork.
    They sang about it, they danced about it, and after a while, as they aged, you could see the toll it was taking.
    As Michael Jackson descended into a private coke hell that only this kind of wealth and rock star seclusion could allow,
    yeah... you already know... his desire to never get old, sex with young boys, all the plastic surgery and eyeliner tattoos...
    Michael Jackson was found unconscious in a shack north of L.A. with the body of a dead white man beside him.
    He fled the United States the next day. His comeback tour was orchestrated in England, but he died before it happened.

    So there is a North American collapse and recovery for Eric Clapton, and an English recovery and collapse for Michael Jackson.
    Look how difficult it looks for Eric Clapton to be singing such a basic melody, if there really is one.
    This was a song that had dance floors and audiences shouting along with the lyrics.
    The bass player, playing a part that is five times more difficult than any other instrument in the song,
    is afro-american, helping to make Eric Claptons' act look hot, and he's moving more than anyone else onstage.
    See how the back-up singers are trying to look hot, being flashy rock, but they have one limited move and don't dance.
    Micheal Jackson is bringing the expensive Quincy Jones funk production,
    with one of the biggest bass lines from one of the biggest chart hits in North American music history.
    He's showing his drug fueled moves, looks and almost frenzied approach to acting for the camera.

    As I type this, condensing my thoughts, I can only say it proves how great this new art-form is.
    The videos and sound are captivating, and they have to be, using what were big hits already.
    But this blend goes beyond mere eye-candy and click-bait, to demonstrate our musical lives and online reality.

    Look at Eric Clapton "bopping away". That's what John, Paul and George did when they played live.
    Can you imagine what kind of band they would have been, if they had started dancing or got funky?
    Ebony and Ivory, side by side on the piano, Paul playing and singing with Michael singing for the video,
    even if the players were coming from two different sides of the ocean and two very different life-styles.
    This is like two parallel lines of coke that were snorted by two different people, from different sides,
    that didn't come together. I'm sure you know who ended up owning the Beatles' songbook royalties.


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    I almost feel like I'm back to the future here, when I was an usher at the Park Theater in high school.
    Our computer screens aren't even comparable in size compared to a movie house,
    but look how fast we can change any content we want to watch.
    If I was creating an upload as intermission here, it would be ancient stone temples from India.
    There might be "controversy" about the use of ancient lathes to shape the stone,
    but even if they're talking over 4,000 years ago they are now spinning in our brains.

    Has anyone musical here thought oh... Bob Marley is singing in a major key and Rebel Yell is in minor?
    Does this mean they are now related on both sheet music and onstage?
    "Cocaine" is also in a major key and "Billie Jean" is in minor.
    Is this new millennium proof that major and minor keys are redundant, just an intellectual concept?
    Are symphony composers so lost in their transpositions for different instrument registers,
    they are losing their tempered and are just getting covered in sheet?
    Are big band jazz bands that "only play in Bb" really doing that?

    Someone has to invent a new term for this new computer activity, not mash-ups.
    You're not mashing anything, as bad a term as calling a clicker a mouse.
    How about "vid-wit" and "vid-wits"? As a new art form you're getting vid with it, or wit'it to be funky.
    Using a video and your own wit can be said to be making your own vid-wit. I can get into that.
    Just for you, I deleted the hyphen a few times and looked at vidwit wit'out'it, and I like the hyphen.
    That might be because I lived in Niagara-on-the-Lake and got into typing that.

    Who knows? And that's not just an album title "The Who" never used.

    Oh! Just like the good old days, there is a news of the world clip in the intermission.
    Yes... I've been watching too many YouTube videos.

    Trumpty-Dumpty wanted to build a great wall, but Trumpty-Dumptys' presidency had a great fall.
    All the White House women, and all the White House men, couldn't put up with Trumpty-Dumpty again.

    Please, stay seated as all the ill-lumination from this screen continues to raid-diate your brains, if you don't mind.

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    I almost feel like I'm back to the future here, when I was an usher at the Park Theater in high school.
    Our computer screens aren't even comparable in size compared to a movie house,
    but look how fast we can change any content we want to watch.
    If I was creating an upload as intermission here, it would be ancient stone temples from India.
    There might be "controversy" about the use of ancient lathes to shape the stone,
    but even if they're talking over 4,000 years ago they are now spinning in our brains.

    Has anyone musical here thought oh... Bob Marley is singing in a major key and Rebel Yell is in minor?
    Does this mean they are now related on both sheet music and onstage?
    "Cocaine" is also in a major key and "Billie Jean" is in minor.
    Is this new millennium proof that major and minor keys are redundant, just an intellectual concept?
    Are symphony composers so lost in their transpositions for different instrument registers,
    they are losing their tempered and are just getting covered in sheet?
    Are big band jazz bands that "only play in Bb" really doing that?

    Someone has to invent a new term for this new computer activity, not mash-ups.
    You're not mashing anything, as bad a term as calling a clicker a mouse.
    How about "vid-wit" and "vid-wits"? As a new art form you're getting vid with it, or wit'it to be funky.
    Using a video and your own wit can be said to be making your own vid-wit. I can get into that.
    Just for you, I deleted the hyphen a few times and looked at vidwit wit'out'it, and I like the hyphen.
    That might be because I lived in Niagara-on-the-Lake and got into typing that.

    Who knows? And that's not just an album title "The Who" never used.

    Oh! Just like the good old days, there is a news of the world clip in the intermission.
    Yes... I've been watching too many YouTube videos.

    Trumpty-Dumpty wanted to build a great wall, but Trumpty-Dumptys' presidency had a great fall.
    All the White House women, and all the White House men, couldn't put up with Trumpty-Dumpty again.

    Please, stay seated as all the ill-lumination from this screen continues to raid-diate your brains, if you don't mind.

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    Oh! I know you're not going to like this as much, if you've been liking at all.
    Just like not wanting to watch black and white after you got colour,
    here's some music with a graphic, no video.

    This artwork is a combination of a photo of mosque-style tile work, which is always beautiful,
    and with the use of small square tiles it can be said to be pixellent.
    The Arabic woman is either a photo-shopped photo or an original creation,
    if using a computer to duplicate it in reverse can also be called original.

    The Arabic sounding instrument sounds Arabic because it's being played that way,
    and I really can't guess if it's a soprano sax or an ancestral wind instrument. Am I leaving something oud?
    The melody really zithers around.
    And that's with a raggae style production with a more jazzy raggae bass.
    There is electronica, some electric guitar, synthesizer use, and it all comes together.
    Can you listen to this captivating, if not enchanting, music all the way through, over six minutes,
    or is the lack of a video going to make you move on?
    Is your heart-rate connected to your click-bait, or are your ears going to keep you on your rears?





    If I made a video to go with this music,
    I can see a caravan of camels crossing the desert, their legs moving with the rhythm,
    and to accent the changes in the music, show characters acting as they ride,
    showing sand sliding down a dune, some heat waves,
    and when the synth has it's build-up, going higher and higher until it drifts off,
    you could show a small sandstorm being whipped up by a wandering wind.
    It could show sifting sand with ancient statues being revealed, and covered again.
    And at the end, an oasis, with everyone dipping into the life-giving waters.
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    Don't worry, I'm being gentle on your mind. This is a transmission transition.
    I'm not going to plunge it into a hyper-edited vid-wit or mash up your brain with an intense combination of videos.
    No, I'm going to provide some music as played by two musicians from opposite sides of our world,
    with opposing technology values, one being acoustic and the other electric.
    We have always lived on a bi-polar planet,
    and now you can buy polar opposites... if you want two.



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    Here we go, and that's getting gone. Trash, bash, gash and cash with no slash.
    If you are a loving and sane person, if you watch this, it can be seen as a statement about modern society.

    This vid-wit takes the instrumental track of an AC/DC song and superimposes a rockabilly style vocal over it.
    I was thinking of using another creation by this insta-gater, "Jump", using the Van Halen song with mostly women.
    The original Van Halen video, in fact most of their videos, used women in bikinis, so it looked very appropriate.
    But hearing the song without seeing the band made the song sound too repetitive right away,
    and I found this vid-wit to be more global with its content.
    Not just fast cars, it shows American military hardware and science fiction scenes.
    You also see a kangaroo, even if it doesn't show any men at work. And there are dinosaurs!

    I'd look at this content, within the context of this thread, as being like one of those movies at an all-nighter drive-in.
    You can get up to go to the canteen or washroom and not worry about missing anything important,
    and that could be as much as avoiding an argument with your girlfriend about who you think is more sexy,
    or your friends about what car is faster, or how many nuclear weapons the aircraft carrier can deliver.
    If there's one thing I missed it's a pizza delivery guy.
    When you start to wonder why you're watching this, or why anyone would take the time to make it,
    you should realize it's your tax dollars paying for the urban infrastructure and military hardware you see,
    and your online bill as an end user is subsidizing this "free" content.
    I thought I saw one of my old girlfriends in here, but she came and went so fast... yeah... just like my old girlfriend.
    AC/DC... if they make a new video they should visit Niagara Falls and hang a guitar around the neck of the Tesla statue.
    This really is a new millennium car-tune.


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    Here's a return to some serious content, as serious as music and art can be.
    I first started to watch these videos when "onacarom" started putting them up in these forums.
    After sharing some replies he called them "poetic videos" and I can only agree.

    This is original music, original artwork and original editing based on an original concept.
    It has far more complexity as a production than just taking existing videos and music as a vid-wit.
    If I had a song and wanted a video for it, onacarom, I'd want to get into a vid with you.



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    If you're the kind of person who looked at model planes other people built,
    when fairs were fairs and hobby shops were still around, selling models and electric trains,
    you might think this is a visually entertaining way to take a pre-recorded hit song and show an airplane,
    new millennium mash-up style, or vid-wit, a term I'm coming to terms with myself.
    "This Flight Tonight" was written and first recorded by Joni Mitchell, an acoustic guitarist.
    Nazareth, an Ottawa Canada based band with a lead singer from Scotland had a hard rock hit with it.
    This video artist uses the Nazareth version with a flight simulator graphic of a Constellation airliner.
    It would be better if it was actual photography but that would take it up into the corporate skies,
    not what a residential user can do using his computer technology.



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    Being in a band is about playing for the dance floor more than me dancing around onstage.
    Here's an Elvis song being used as a soundtrack for what the producer is calling "shuffle dancers".
    You'll have to excuse his sexist attitude, using only female dancers.
    When you access this video you can also find another one using Elvis and Ann Margaret clips,
    that makes them look pretty lame with their stage moves compared to these modern movers.

    As someone who played in bands with some of the most famous Elvis show-band entertainers,
    this is a song I've never played onstage. It's a strange combination of acoustic guitars and rock beats,
    feeling like a slow burn that keeps going, not having any big breaks or change-ups,
    like most of his movie soundtrack songs.
    Madonna started a disco fad doing her one-two-three step to a four-four beat,
    and I see these girls as taking that and mixing it with stand-up break-dance moves,
    turning it all into a fast feet shuffle.




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    It might be time for this new art-form concert to refresh itself and start anew with an opening act.
    For a concert rock band, that's a band that doesn't get to use all the volume, sounds and lights,
    and it's a band that's not supposed to be musical competition for them.
    For me, AC/DC is that and deserves it. They are brutally simple with what they do,
    and what makes me not like them even more is how insistent their music is everywhere I go.
    For me, the only reason they're still making it is because they started out a long time ago and kept going,
    a band that still gives their audience a connection to the classic rock era.

    As a non-smoker non-drinker playing in bands at night I was happy to get any paying day gig I could.
    I was hired to paint one wall on the outside of a two-story house by a music store owner.
    His daughter, a little too short, a little too off my vibe, liked me too much. She wanted to be home when I was there.
    When it became obvious that I wanted to paint and keep painting, and it was her house,
    she put "Hells Bells" by AC/DC on the turntable, left a window open, and then took off, locking the house.
    I could go down to the trees along the canal if I had to go to the washroom, drinking a Super Big Gulp,
    to take the taste of oil paint out of my oh so professional vocal chords. I hafta say that.
    All day, just when that album was over, the bells would start gonging away again... at least I got paid.

    These young men are perfect as an opening act, and it's even a short video, under three minutes.
    I'm saying they should slip their feet into the handles of some garbage can lids and take their act out onstage.
    That's a real Australian tradition.
    Okay! Let's give these boys a big hand and get ready for some wash'n'roll...


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    Now that we've got our first re-opening act out of the way, going by classic rock arena concerts,
    it's time for a mime or comedian and that could be a folk-singer protester who can start a sing-a-long.
    Now, are you thinking this is the new art-form thread, which isn't a retro topic at all?
    You're right. And what is responsible for this new art-form, more than anything else?
    Electricity. That's right!
    Let me introduce to you, the site of the first commercial hydro generation in the entire world,
    a geological feature that I bet you didn't know did LSD and did that face starting to sag and drip down thing.
    It took a lot of acid from those American chemical factories that line the other side of the river,
    but here we go, watch and hear the true thunder of the gods, and a precursor for the British Invasion.
    My font is brought to you by the pure power of Niagara Falls. and a one and a two...



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