“Marie” (An Independent Rock Music Video)

Originally posted 2007-11-21 02:14:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jim Fusco:

Here’s my second entry for “Original Wednesday” here on the Laptop Sessions. By the way, did you notice we now have www.laptopsessions.com? Give it a look!

“Marie” has always been one of my favorite Chris Moore songs.

Every time we play this in concert (which has been MANY times), I always look forward to it. Of course, this version is without the dueling harmonica and guitar solos, but I think the song stands up on its own (the mantra of the Laptop Sessions).

Chris always thought of this song as an experiment for him because he had never really written a love song before quite like this. Truly, when he wrote it, he didn’t even have any real inspiration. But, Chris is a professional writer and this song shows that he didn’t need a real “Marie” to show he could feel this way.

In concert I’ve previously done a very slow version of this song. But for the Laptop Sessions version, I wanted to keep it true to the original- the one I heard in the background on Chris’ car CD player that really started it all. Once I heard this song, we started to think that a band might be possible. See http://jimfusco.com/albums.html for the rest of the story…

I hope you enjoy part 1 of my Original Wednesday installment.

“A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You” (The Monkees Cover)

Originally posted 2008-03-28 15:45:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jim Fusco:

Welcome to your Friday edition of the Laptop Sessions with me, Jim Fusco!

Today, I’m doing a great tune written by Neil Diamond, but performed by the Monkees, “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You”. Not only does this song have a great message (like “it’s not all my fault, but SOME of it is”), but has a catchy tune and chord progression.

Actually, it’s that classic 3-chord Neil Diamond style, just shifted up a few frets on a capo.

I hope you like my whistling solo in the middle there! :-)

BIG things are happening at Fusco-Moore Productions and I hope you’ll visit the blog (and our newly completed other suite of websites) today!

“Do It Again” (Steely Dan Cover)

Originally posted 2008-09-30 00:51:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jim Fusco:

Yes, yes, it’s Jim Fusco bringing you yet another new band to the Laptop Sessions music video series!  Tonight, I bring you an acoustic cover song from Steely Dan.  This “band” is really more of a studio act, however, I heard that they’re touring again this year.  I’d LOVE to see if this song is still sung in the same key because it’s a stretch even for a 24-year old Jim Fusco.  I’ve been sick lately, so I couldn’t sing it until now.  I’ve had the lyrics on my kitchen table for about two months, it seems.

This song, which I know will be the case with Becky, is one of those ones you’ve heard a thousand times on the radio, but had no idea who did it.  That was the case with me, too, before I sat down and decided to do the Laptop Session of it.  Steely Dan is also famous for “Ricky Don’t Lose That Number”, another very recognizable one.

I love this song.  It’s got such a great tune, is sung in a high register, and has some cool chords on the chorus.  Don’t be fooled by those other “cover artists” out there that sing the song without a capo- this song is sung MUCH higher, as my version will attest to.  The lyrics are cool, too, as they tell of a real low-life guy that seems to have a combination of a bad attitude and bad luck.

Enjoy tonight’s Laptop Sessions music video and you know I’ll be bringing more and more new bands straight to your eyes and ears in the coming weeks as we look towards the end of the Session-A-Day project here on the Laptop Sessions acoustic cover (and original) songs music video blog!

“Christmas Morning” (Original Christmas Song by Jim Fusco)

Originally posted 2011-01-17 10:00:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jim Fusco:

The second half of my “Original Wednesday” kicks off the holiday season with an original Christmas song!

I wrote this song at least five or six years ago, probably more.

I could never play it right on the piano, so when I learned guitar, I switched the main instrument. I’ve always been proud of the repeating chorus at the end. You HAVE to hear the version I did with MoU bandmates Chris Moore, Mike Fusco, and Becky Daly on our album, “Our Christmas Gift To You”. You’ll love it- we all sing on the chorus at the end and it sounds great! Check it out at http://jimfusco.com

Anyway, I’ll be adding many more Christmas songs over the next few weeks, so if you have any holiday favorites, please drop me a line or leave a comment and I’ll be glad to fulfill the request!

Christmas time is my favorite part of the year. This week of Thanksgiving is so exciting, and it seems like every day there’s something to do. For instance, tomorrow, I’m having “the guys” over late at night. Then it’s Thanksgiving. Then I’m waking up incredibly early to go Black Friday shopping with friends. Then my cousin Sarah is sleeping over at my condo on Saturday, ready to watch multiple Christmas/Jim Carrey movies. Then after that, I’m finally free to listen to all my favorite Christmas radio shows I’ve done with my best friends of all time on WCJM.com Free Internet Radio.

Well, enough of my Christmas rant- I’m just looking forward to everything!