By Jim Fusco:
Welcome, welcome to yet another edition of Jim Fusco Tuesdays here on the best music video blog ever created.
Now, I’m sure you’ve been wondering why week after week I write, “Welcome, welcome” to begin my posts here on the music blog. Well, it’s the famous opening to Groucho Marx’s show, “You Bet Your Life.” “Welcome, welcome to You Bet Your Life. Say the secret word and the bird will come down and give you a hundred dollars.” So, that’s the story!
Tonight, I bring to you another one-hit-wonder group with a Number One single on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in 1987. “(I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight” was a Number 1 for two weeks and it’s a really “eighties” sounding song. So, what was my response? To make an acoustic cover version of the song. These videos tend to be my most popular. I’ll keep you posted on the progress.
I’ll admit that before tonight, I only really knew the chorus to this song. I then got the song and listened to it about 15 times (the people next door must’ve thought I was in some sort of a mood tonight. But, then again, I do live with 24-hours-a-day-music-Moore…). It really is a great song, after all. I’m always a sucker for over the top eighties production, and this song has a great guitar solo both in the middle and especially at the end.
My version has a bit of a uniqueness to it, as I made my own version of the opening synth part on acoustic guitar. It’s nothing special, but I really like the sound. It definitely beats just strumming it and letting your imagination fill in the gaps.
It’s late now and Dana is really keeping me awake over here with stories, etc. I’m not complaining- we always have a good time down in the new computer room. It’s funny- I never spent much time down here until I got the new computer.
My trip this weekend was a lot of fun. We went up to Lake Champlain and stayed at the Hilton in Burlington, VT. We wen to Ben & Jerry’s factory, sampled Cabot cheese, and got candy and fudge from the Lake Champlain chocolate factory. We also got to walk around the wonderful Church Street market, where we had a ton of great food and went to some pretty cool shops. I’d love to live near a place like that. Our hotel had an indoor pool, which was nice, especially during the winter in Vermont.
Plus, on Friday, right before I left, I was greeted at home with the painting of the album cover to “Halfway There”, my new album! It’s officially nearing completion now and the cover went a long way. I’ll be revealing it online soon! The painting is amazing. It was done by a great young artist named Ben Quesnel. In exchange, I’m making him a website, and after the job he did, I’m really gonna make a great site for him. This album cover really takes my production to a new level!
Okay, off to bed- a very busy week this week. Everyone has the week off from school (I’m constantly surrounded by teachers), so everyone thinks that they can just start hanging out and taking more of my time than usual. I usually don’t mind, but honestly, there’s just too much to do to fit everything in. Until next Tuesday, have a great week and enjoy tonight’s Laptop Session!