“This Is Love” (George Harrison Cover)

Originally posted 2008-02-12 19:37:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jim Fusco:

Hello all, and welcome to another edition of the Laptop Sessions acoustic cover songs music video blog! It’s me, Jim Fusco, back here again with another cover song video.

This one is from one of my favorite albums ever- “Cloud 9” by George Harrison. I think I’ve mentioned it before, but something about the albums from this late-80s period is just so great to me. It’s probably because I grew up listening to them and it’s nice to think of a time I was alive AND people like George Harrison were still really popular. Plus, I think listening to rock music at such an early age (I was three years old when “Cloud Nine” came out) like this really sticks with you. There have been some songs that I heard back in the late 80s and I haven’t really listened to since. When I finally hear them again, somehow I know all the words! It’s really incredible to think that those lyrics stuck with me over all those years and that I learned them when I was so young. I guess that’s why they try to teach a second language to kids that are under ten years old- it really does stay with you! Of course, instead of a foreign language, I learned a ton of rock music lyrics. 🙂

For my iTunes, I have a song rating system I devised. Basically, it’s a way of sorting through all of my music and categorizing the ones I truly love. It also helps me weed-out all the songs I don’t like but have in my music library just to complete an album. Anyway, my 5-star songs are my favorite songs of all time- these are the classics like “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys and “You Just May Be the One” by the Monkees that I just can’t live without. The next category down, 4-stars, is for songs that, when they come on, I say to myself, “Oh man, I love this song.” This category is reserved for songs that make my eyes widen and my ears perk up as soon as the first chords kick in. “This Is Love” by George Harrison is one of those songs. As soon as the song starts, you’re hooked in- the great chord progression and the wonderful late-80s guitar sound get me every time. I can only hope that my acoustic cover song version I’ve done here for the music video blog does the song justice.

This song, “This Is Love”, is a classic. It’s got that unmistakable George Harrison sound. If you don’t know it, get ready to have a new favorite song, because this song has a great melody and, of course, great chords and style- George all the way! Of course, there will be many more George Harrison songs done here for the music blog in the future. I recently got into listening to all of his solo albums and was blown-away…no pun to another George Harrison song… In the meantime, I hope you enjoy today’s video and will come back for more great cover songs from The Laptop Sessions music blog!

Video Production, Editing, and Taping Services from FMP Studios

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

Video Production, Editing, and Taping Services from FMP Studios

Jim Fusco has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communication with a specialization in Video Production from Southern CT State University. He’s also been professionally videotaping and editing wedding videos for Audio Video Concepts, the pioneers of event video, for over three years.

Jim is called-upon to work on complex projects and is always up-to-date on the latest video technology and equipment. Click on any of the buttons above to view Jim’s video production, editing, and taping services and prices.

“Love Sick” (“Time Out of Mind” Cover)

Originally posted 2008-02-01 21:21:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Chris Moore:

Hello again, and thanks for tuning in for another all-new Laptop Session! I have the honor of presenting the first video of February, on the first day of our exciting, newly-designed LaptopSessions.com website design theme. Thanks to Jim for really bringing the site to the next level!

I’ve been pretty sick the past couple days, and I’ve barely been making it back and forth between work and sleep. So, when it came time to record today, I couldn’t think of any better song to do than “Love Sick,” the first track off of Bob Dylan’s 1997 album Time Out of Mind. Not only does it have “sick” in the title, but Dylan’s voice is particularly gruff on the album, so my voice is in prime condition. 🙂

I’ll definitely be doing more from this album in the future. For now, you can look forward to another great song by Jeff tomorrow!


Photo Restoration & Touchup Services from FMP Studios

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

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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:

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Jim Fusco before touchupJim Fusco after touchup
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