By Jim Fusco:
Hey hey- it’s another Jim Fusco Tuesday here on the music video blog. Hopefully over the next few weeks, we’ll be putting some more time into the site and getting our views back and rockin’ once more. Tonight, I’m a little depressed because I have this great new HD video camera and can’t even use it for the Laptop Sessions yet. Why? Because I can’t get my microphone to work with it and it doesn’t work as a webcam. So, I’m really stuck. Turns out that the unit has a stereo microphone built-in, but the microphone input is only in mono. What’s the deal with that?
The video quality is very nice, however. It’s such a shame- I thought I had it all figured out. So, it’s back to the drawing board for me.
Moving on to tonight’s video:
Chris and I performed “Bye Bye Love”, the classic song sung by the Everly Brothers- yet ANOTHER band we haven’t done yet here on the best music video blog ever! Man, this is a good tune. We kind of look the Everly’s, too, don’t we? I’ve wanted to do this one for a LONG time now, but Chris and I operate on two different schedules and I never got the chance to grab him for the session. Things have calmed down a bit on his end, so we’ve gotten to do a couple of duets. This was a fun one, but I wasn’t in the greatest of moods after the whole camera thing.
It was going to be very poetic, as well, as this is one of the older songs I’ve done and we would’ve been in crystal-clear, state of the art, 1080p digital video. So much for that!
This song has an interesting structure. It’s not unlike other songs of the time- a very familiar tune to the chorus. But, the verses have this very interesting twist. They go to an E chord towards the end of each verse and it makes the song sound very unique when you compare it to other songs of the period. What a cool twist!
Make sure to check out the video I did with Chris, as well, (see below) as for the first time, I’m playing my brand-new lap steel guitar! The video came out great and I actually sound like I know what I’m doing on that thing! What a great sound- I’ve been looking for that sound for a long time and can’t wait to incorporate both that and my new 12-string electric into some original tunes.
Finally, to echo Chris’ sentiment, a friend and fellow musician, Tony Persia, died yesterday. He was one of the original members of Danny and the Juniors and played that great piano on ‘At the Hop”- one of rock music’s all-time classic songs. He was a good guy and always enjoyed talking to us. We even got to sing with him! I loved hearing his stories and he will be missed by many of us that loved to see him and hear him play year after year. I know he’s rockin’ somewhere with Elvis and John Lennon.
Have a great night, everyone, and I’ll catch you very soon for another Laptop Session. Will it be a duet? Will it finally be in HD? You’ll just have to wait and see- talk to you then!!