“The Warmth of the Sun” (Beach Boys Cover)

Originally posted 2007-11-17 14:07:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jim Fusco:

Here’s one plenty of people should know: the classic and beautiful “Warmth of the Sun” by the Beach Boys, written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love.  The story goes that both Brian and Mike were together the night that President John F. Kennedy passed away.  It must’ve been quite a night in America- I can only imagine it.  But, in songwriters’ darkest hours come some great material.  Most of the great songs you hear are a result of heartache- it’s usually due to losing a loved one.  But, Brian Wilson and Mike Love of the Beach Boys were creative in their songwriting and made their feellings for the passing of their President known in song.  Sure, they tailored it into a love-lost song (“The love of my life, she left me one day…”), but you can tell the sentiment in the song, especially considering the night they wrote it.

“The Warmth of the Sun” is a beautiful song in all ways- the chord changes are just great.  Brian Wilson always had a knack at creating chord progressions that were familiar, but had a great twist.  The bass line always moves in the opposite direction of where you expect it to go.  In addition to great music (and the instrumental track, which I’m pretty sure was played by the Beach Boys band members themselves), this song has AMAZING harmonies.  Brian Wilson’s voice simply soars in this song.  With the addition of the dead-on background vocals, you’ve got a pretty perfect song.  I’m just glad I found a way to put a solo acoustic performance together and record it with just an acoustic guitar for a cover song music video.

This video is fulfilling a request I received in my first week of doing the Laptop Sessions. I waited until now because I knew I had to get this one right. I had to practice the chords (not too easy, and this is my own interpretation- I didn’t even use a book), plus get the intricate tune correct. There’s so many subtleties to this tune and NO ONE was writing pop music like this in 1963. Talk about ahead of their time.

Please visit my website at http://jimfusco.com for more great music–original songs! One of the main ideas behind doing all of these cover songs for the Laptop Sessions is that if you like the style of music that I do live performances of, you’ll also love my original music, too!  I really think that’s true- my original songs aren’t just throwbacks or anything like that.  They’re unique songs that put a modern twist on my favorite influences, including The Beach Boys, the Byrds, the Beatles, and the Moody Blues.  I hope you enjoy tonight’s Beach Boys cover song and I hope you’ll stay tuned for more.  Make sure to follow me on Twitter @jimfuscomusic so you always know the latest on my songwriting endeavors, too!


“The Other Side of Life” (Moody Blues Cover)

Originally posted 2011-07-16 04:31:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jim Fusco:

Back again with another edition of the Laptop Sessions!

This time I finally get to do a Moody Blues song. I just got the urge to do this one yesterday, so it gets first billing. It’s not my favorite of theirs, but it does remind me of listening to it while riding in the car when I was little.

I think it’s got a great beat and a cool chorus (especially how they do the drums in concert), but my father thinks it sounds a bit too much like “Dragging the Line” by Tommy James. I have to agree.




Anyway, this is the first of MANY Moodies songs to come, so stay tuned!

Audio Production Services from FMP Studios

Originally posted 2008-04-30 19:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Audio Production

Jim’s Audio Production Services are only $30 an hour-
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Jim Fusco has been producing audio for years. His work with surround sound has even been Certified by Dolby Laboratories!

We offer the following audio services:

  • Music recording and mixing
  • Audio for video or DVD
  • Surround-sound Dolby 5.1 mixing and mastering
  • Time compression (Fit audio longer than 80 minutes on a standard CD WITHOUT changing the pitch!)
  • Radio show production
  • Professional 24-bit audio recording for any event
  • Voice-overs
  • Original, royalty-free background music custom-suited to your project

The Audio Production quality on Jim’s music matches that of a high-priced New York studio. Get your project done with the same results at a fraction of the cost! For examples, visit Jim’s original music website at www.jimfusco.com.

Get YOUR audio project done at only $30 an hour! Jim works faster and more efficiently while still maintaining the highest levels of quality. Click HERE to contact us and get started!

Brochure Design: Graphic Design Services from FMP Studios

Originally posted 2008-04-30 19:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Brochures

Have a message you’d like to get out to the public? There’s no better way to connect to first-time clients than with a brochure. They’re economical and can give your potential clients a great first impression of you as a professional.

Jim is also a professional copy writer for ads and marketing materials (see his Copy Writing service here), and unlike ALL the other companies out there, Jim will write all the text for your brochure- included in the cost!

 

Brochure Design Package: $350
We will contact you within 24 hours to get all the information for your brochure!

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Includes:

  • Custom 3-panel front and back brochure design- NO TEMPLATES!
  • Finding and recommendation of great printing deals
  • ALL copy writing for the brochure to best market yourself or your product
  • We think of everything! We put maps to your office, your logo, your photo, and all of your contact information.
  • Satisfaction guaranteed- we’ll work on it ’till it’s right!