On top of all the other things Jim does, he’s a bargain shopper. That’s why he’s trying to make it easy for ANYONE to come to FMP Studios and leave with a great value.
Jim has scoured the internet and abroad to find the best deals with the best quality. Are you thinking of buying 500 postcards and sending them out to all the business owners in your town?
You’d probably design the postcard, take it to Staples for printing and waste an entire day, hand-address them, put stamps on one-by-one, pay for an expensive mailing list, and lug them all (sorted by zip code, of course) to the Post Office for mailing.
DON’T DO THAT!
Contact Jim for Business Consulting Services and he’ll show you how you can save ALL of your time and money! Again, he’s been doing these projects for years and has found streamlined ways of getting the job done without breaking the bank (or wasting his time).
And now, pinch-hitting for an under-the-weather Jeff, is Jim Fusco! I’m sitting in to bring you yet another great acoustic cover song music video here on the best music blog around: The Laptop Sessions! Tonight, I bring you one of my favorite songs from the Moody Blues, “The Voice”, from their #1 album, “Long Distance Voyager”.
Actually, this tune is climbing up my all-time favorites list as it has all the criteria for a song I would love: a catchy tune, faster paced, that glorious late 70’s, early 80s sound that’s not too overdone, and a great guitar solo. Of course, I’ve stripped all of that out in my version here, except for the tune and the tempo, but I think it gives a different take on the song as a whole. And that’s what you should expect from all of my cover songs- a different take on my favorite songs of all time. And, if you like the same songs I like, you’re sure to love my original music, as well! Visit my website at http://jimfusco.com and take a listen!
I actually recorded a full version of this song a few weeks ago, complete with synthesizers! I think it sounds just like the original and was a lot of fun to try recreating the sounds. There’s something about that synthesizer sound that the Moody Blues used. They hired Yes keyboardist Pat Moraz and updated their sound for the late 70s. Of course, they didn’t have Mike Pinder’s mellotron anymore, so they had to have something to replace it. I know the songs probably sound very “80s” to everyone now (“The Voice” is very heavily based on synthesizers), but to me, the music has worn pretty well. There are some 80s songs that I can’t even listen to. The synthesizers sound so fake and dated. But, the music of the Moody Blues during the Pat Moraz years doesn’t sound embarrassing like those other songs from the same time period (like the synths the Beach Boys used on “Love You”).
But, again, my acoustic cover song versions take away the synthesizers (and everything else, for that matter) and give you the song in its raw form. I want people to know what the song really sounds like. It’s interesting, though- you’ll actually hear all of the other parts in your head as you listen to my cover video.
By the way- if you haven’t heard “Long Distance Voyager” yet, please get a copy! It’s an amazing album and features some of my favorite songs of all time in “The Voice” and “Gemini Dream”. Plus, there are great contributions from drummer Graeme Edge (“22,000 Days”) and Ray Thomas (“Veteran Cosmic Rocker”).
Okay, look for a new cover song music video from Jeff tomorrow and again on “Original Wednesday”, as no matter the circumstance- you’re getting a Session a Day in ’08!
We at FMP Studios believe that a photo should show you at your BEST. And, you don’t need a professional camera to get a great looking photo, either!
Over the years, Jim Fusco has become a Photoshop MASTER! There’s no project he can’t handle. Just LOOK at everything he can do for your precious photos, both personal and professional:
Standard Photo Package (1 photo): $30 (We’ll contact you to get your photo within 12 hours!)
Moles and blemishes
Simple background objects
Dark under-eye circles
Color balance (and correction of unnatural lighting)
Add color to washed-out photo
Red-eye removal that looks natural!
Sharpen slightly blurry shots
Example:To the left is a photo of Jim Fusco taken from a cell phone. To the right, Jim edited the photo using the features of the Basic Package. Of course, there’s not TOO much work needed to be done on Jim’s face (yeah, right!), but look at all the differences:
The edited photo is brighter and the colors are more natural.
Notice the dark circles under the eyes are gone!
His hair isn’t frizzy anymore.
His eyes and teeth are brighter and whiter.
Moles and blemishes have been removed.
And, if you look closely, the towel and broom handle in the background have been completely removed!
Transform your photos from drab and tired to bright and presentable for only $30!
Advanced Photo Package (1 photo): Only $50! (We’ll contact you to get your photo within 12 hours!)
Includes ALL the features of the Basic Package, PLUS:
Fix “half-closed” eyes
Re-align someone’s gaze direction
Repair tears in photos
Restore torn-away areas of photos
Insert another person/object into a photo
Colorize black & white photo (complete or partial)
Lighten 5 o’clock shadow
Remove complicated background objects
Remove other people from photos!
Sharpen even EXTREMELY blurry photos!
Fix double-exposure, so common in digital camera photos
Forensic work: have a photo of a car in the background, but can’t see the license plate? We can make it visible- just like on C.S.I.!
All packages come with a 24-hour turnaround time and e-mailing of the digital photo back to you!
Print prices are as follows, INCLUDING SHIPPING!:
As Director of a Business and Real Estate Training School, Jim Fusco had to market his services to a wide audience- over 20,000 real estate agents in CT alone!
So, Jim honed his skills of writing ad copy and designing ads for newspapers and web work. Now, Jim’s using his knowledge of marketing to help other professionals reach their business goals by offering consulting services!
Jim has a saying he coined a couple years ago: “People won’t find out how great you are on their own- you have to SHOW them how great you are.” This cannot be more true than in business. People will always go with what they know. And if you’re entering the marketplace, you need to put yourself in front of their face with something that will grab their attention and engage them. Jim’s marketing services can help you accomplish that!