Bill Withers – Lovely Day

Water lily flower and Bill Withers. Good match ?

I think this version of the song is remixed or remastered.

Enjoy !

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Martin Solveig And Dragonette ft. Idoling – Big In Japan (Single Version)

Something a bit more upbeat for … because … I like it, dunno why, but I do …

The dog seemed to want to get photographed, even smiled for me 🙂 Could be a juxtapose or could be exactly the right photo, dunno. Suppose it’s subjective, beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Posting Copyright Music On Your Blog Via YouTube

Recently I moved my old videos from WordPress to YouTube to free up storage space on my blog, for posting photography later.

I wasn’t quite sure how YouTube would deal with the fact that the music included in some of my videos is mainstream and copyright. I thought this was a big no no on YouTube.

As it turns out, I was wrong – it’s OK, you can post copyright music without getting banned etc from YouTube. Only thing that will happen is that the video will get marked as containing copyright music. The rub is that you won’t receive any monetization. *Nothing bad will happen.*

I thought about it for a while, and actually I don’t care, my videos would probably only clock up a few views anyway – so monetization isn’t something of any importance to me.

The other thing is videos can be set to unlisted, so they don’t appear in search. What that means is it’s just your blog viewers who can access them via the special link provided by YouTube (not shown in any search).

So copyright owner isn’t actually going to make any money from you posting the video, which is fine for me (of course if you actually wanted to give the money to the copyright owner, you can set the video as listed for search in YouTube)

So, could be a good way to share music you like with your followers – just a suggestion/tip. Might be helpful to someone. I will likely use the facility again later, as sometimes I can only find poor quality versions of pieces of music (on YouTube) I’d like to share, or I can’t find the particular mix/version that I have in my own music collection.

It’s simple to merge a single still photo with music (easiest way to do it). Or if you have video you can merge the video with music.

I think I used Photoshop to do mine. Also Avidemux I’ve used in the past – it’s free, and pretty easy to use. Plus plenty of others out there.

Feel free to leave a comment – what’s your favourite video editing software (preferably free and easy to use.) ?Especially like to hear what Linux users use for video editing, as I’m using Linux more and more these days.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Guest Bloggers WANTED – “Team Charisma World People” – FINAL ROUND

I’ve been on a bit of break, other commitments and “things”, so about time for the final round of Team Charisma World People.

There was a period I wasn’t able to answer comments, so apologies to anyone who commented during that time 🙂 … do my best, it’s all I can do … omnipotent I am not …

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New Guest Bloggers

The final invitees (and re-invitees) for TCWP are :

Matt Hankey

Janice Wald

Irene

The Gospel of Barney

Noelle aka “NAG”

Leslie swo8

Yoshiko

Guys and gals – please see my original post for the rules, and let me know you agree on that post … that’s your first intelligence test … hint – use the search box on my sidebar or the link under my TCWP graphic 😀

It gives great me pleasure to welcome you on board Team Charisma World People – totally looking forward to seeing what you’ll put together 😀

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OMG – Madonna falls off stage at Brit awards LIVE

While we all love Madonna and what she has done over the years, it does show we can all have a bad day at the office. She certainly knows how to upstage everyone. To be fair, she did carry on and finish her song, even smiling at the end! I wouldn’t want to be the guys who pulled her off the stage though. Absolutely live, two minutes after co-presenter Laura Whitmore said ‘Who knows what will happen…It’s Live!!’ Continue reading OMG – Madonna falls off stage at Brit awards LIVE

Guest Bloggers WANTED – “Team Charisma World People”

‘Bout time I gave some others a shot. So I’m inviting select guest bloggers to write something for me.

Well I say write, I’m actually more interested in encouraging the minorities – artists, photographers, musicians and designers (et al) … as I consider myself more an all rounder than a writer, per se. So then, Introducing ….
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Thai Music I Like, Balad – Gluay R-Siam – “You Can Hold Back Someone Who Doesn’t Have Feelings For You Until You Die, But They’ll Leave Anyway”

Ok, so this is the second song by Gluay R-Siam, it’s a balad this time. Her name is “Gluay” which means Banana. I’m told also that’s she lesbian, which I probably should have figured out, but then I’m not that observant. … Continue reading Thai Music I Like, Balad – Gluay R-Siam – “You Can Hold Back Someone Who Doesn’t Have Feelings For You Until You Die, But They’ll Leave Anyway”