By Jim Fusco:
Hello everyone- It’s been quite a while since I’ve gotten to sit down and record more Laptop Sessions cover song music videos for you. I have a bunch of great ideas saved-up, but my focus lately has been more on my original music. I have a newfound passion for guitar tone, so I’ve learned to rewire my collection of electric guitars and put new pickups in almost all of them. I want to get as many great sounds as possible for the recording of my next batch of songs.
I also realized that I have more than 250 videos on YouTube- mostly cover songs from bands like the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Moody Blues, the Monkees, and many, many more. Instead of increasing that number even more, I’ll be promoting all of my older videos to give them new life!
While I’m doing that, I’ll be driving around Connecticut playing at various Open Mic Nights. I have my great Seagull acoustic-electric Entourage Rustic guitar, and I’ll even bring my electric guitars (and future small tube-amps) around with me. My goal is to record videos of a different original song each time I go out. I’ve already done a few.
Sure, the quality is so-so (iPhone video), the crowds are small and/or non-existent, and some of the videos are only part of the song (for instance, when my phone ran out of storage space on “Halfway There” a couple weeks ago). But, I think these videos will be a valuable addition to the work I’ve done here for the Laptop Sessions music blog. After all, we recorded all of these cover song videos in an attempt to make people curious about our original music, too. So, now it’s finally time to implement phase two!
So, stay tuned in the coming weeks, as I’ll debut new videos as I record them. I’ll put them on the music blog on Wednesdays, like our old “Original Wednesday” posts from back in the cover-song-heyday. I hoe you enjoy the videos and will share them with your friends!