Water lily flower and Bill Withers. Good match ?
I think this version of the song is remixed or remastered.
Water lily flower and Bill Withers. Good match ?
I think this version of the song is remixed or remastered.
Fatboy slim at his finest … props to Christopher Walken for his “dancing” … love the analogue synths
The boy eating his lunch reminded me of the front cover of – “You’ve come a long way baby”, and this is probably the best track off that album.
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.
I really like this photo, even though it has some technical imperfections. I was totally unprepared for this shot to enter my viewfinder. Any photographer knows this – but it was one of those moments, no time for focusing or … Continue reading Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down
This is a cover version, I like this one too. I made the video with ffmpeg, m4a music file and photo I took of a Thai doll that a friend gave me at Songkran a few years ago. I blogged … Continue reading The Commitments – Try A Little Tenderness
In case you didn’t catch it the first time – here’s Spider John Koerner, one man and a guitar playing “Rent Party Rag” Genre is kinda folk/blues, and it’s a long one 10 minutes Cheers Don Charisma Continue reading Repost – Spider John Koerner – Rent Party Rag
This one’s for Leslie. She knows who she is, she’s been a good friend to me. I hope she likes the song, it’s one of my favourite ballads, which has been covered by other artists. RIP Otis Redding, we miss … Continue reading Otis Redding – Try A Little Tenderness
Another Random oldschool dance track for Saturday night … An all time classics, Jan Driver Mix is probably the best mix … It’s a 12″ DJ/Club version, so it’s longer than radio edit, with longer intro and outro for the … Continue reading Laurent Garnier – The Man With The Red Face (Jan Driver Remix)
Random oldschool dance music for Saturday night … Couldn’t decide which version I preferred, so I posted both (probably the first one). No idea where I first heard it. Maybe Camden Palace (now Koko) or The Electric Ballroom, or maybe … Continue reading SF Express – My Love Is Stronger (Beats and Gooves For a Pornstar)
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.
I made this track a while back on Ableton. It was my one of my first attempts at making music, since the 90s. Probably not most people’s cup of tea, but my Canadian friend kinda inspired me to share it. … Continue reading Music – “Heart Nose Best” – Don Charisma
(Reuploading my old videos to YouTube) Not going to say any more than that about the video … Taken on my iPhone 4S today. Music added and video flipped horizontally with Avidemux … Music fits nicely with the video, it … Continue reading Repost – Diving Faces Hopscotch
One of the best performances of Gary Moore & Albert Collins’ – “Too Tired”, live at the Montreux Music Festival 1990 Maybe you’re too tired of paperwork (Tax returns are due on Friday in UK) so time for a bit … Continue reading “Too Tired” – Gary Moore & Albert Collins
I bought this double CD a long time ago it’s called “The Best And Friends Album In The World Ever”. It’s one of my favourite CDs, it is really easy to listen, I love the era of music. Trini Lopez … Continue reading Repost – Trini Lopez VS Water Feature
It’s Kite Surfing at sunset this time, with Bill Withers 🙂 Certainly a lot of fun playing with video editing in Photoshop. Slowly getting my head around all of the possibilities, which are endless … (Re-Uploading my old videos on … Continue reading Kite Surfing VS Bill Withers
I’ve been meaning to finish this off for a while. It’s the longest video I’ve done, shot in multiple pieces. Finding a piece of music that I wanted was challenging. So it’s quite a lot more up tempo than my … Continue reading Jetski Sunset VS Heartbeat
I was aiming to take a short video, showing just how quickly the sun moves at sunset. Within a couple of minutes the sun has gone from being fully circular to completely gone behind the clouds. (Re-uploading my old videos … Continue reading Beach Sunset Video With Random Family
I shot this kite video a couple of weeks ago, only just got around to making it into a video … It’s the full club version of Cafe Del Mar / Energy 52 … 7min 30sec … The graphic special … Continue reading The Kite VS Cafe Del Mar
And oldie but goodie inspired today by black feminists … a long story, for another day ! Continue reading What Have You Done For Me Lately
What I most love about this is the hairdos ! … and it’s hopelessly catchy … Continue reading ABC
Why ? … Because … why spoil a perfectly good song by letting Pitbulll loose on it ! Continue reading 75 Brazil Street
One of my all time favourites … a soulful classic by the Kind of Soul …
Ok so I grabbed some photos of a couple of cocks at the Thai temple grounds, a bit of a sideshow really. The main event is … Continue reading Thai Temple Panorama
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 …
The final invitees (and re-invitees) for TCWP are :
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 😀
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
For a couple of weeks I’ve had a new camera, partially funded kindly by a donation to the blog from a benefactor – Thank you ! I chose the Sony Alpha A5000 due to being light weight, inexpensive, highly specified … Continue reading Sony Alpha A5000 – Compact DSLR Camera – Don Charisma’s New Toy
Team Charisma World People has surpassed my wildest expectations, having received many thousands of likes, page views and comments. WELL DONE to my team – it’s been an honour to have collaborated with you all ! We’ve published now five submissions … Continue reading Guest Bloggers WANTED – “Team Charisma World People” – UPDATE
We’ve published submission now from three of the five of our winners. ALL were a great success in my eyes, and by the looks in readers eyes with hundreds of hits. Thank you my friends for taking part, you all … Continue reading Guest Bloggers WANTED – “Team Charisma World People” – UPDATE
Leslie and I differ musically a little. But what I love about creative people like Leslie, is their ability to change and adapt fast, I mean it’s something awesome to behold. It’s using creativity in a very charismatic way. I’ve … Continue reading Christmas Present: “Don’t Diss Your Moma” – Christmas Party Rag
All is progressing perfectly with the event. I’m happy I kept it cozy, there’s always a lot of work that goes in behind the scenes, a select number of participants means it’s a joy for me 😀 I’ve been in … Continue reading Guest Bloggers WANTED – “Team Charisma World People” – UPDATE
‘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 ….
In the build up to my sunset photo challenge, I thought I would share one of my favourite tracks at the moment. I just love the lyrics, especially when he gets to the bridge – When the sun will set … Continue reading Music To Listen To As The Sun Sets
San Isidro is the patron saint of Madrid. They hold a festival every year in May to honour him. This was actually two photos, which have … Continue reading Street Band, Madrid, San Isidro Festival
Quite a few moons ago I used to be a DJ. It’s not on my about page, because I wanted to keep it concise. Who knows maybe one day I’ll be a good enough writer to write a book … … Continue reading Why Blog ? DJ Don Charisma – The Powerblogger Analogy
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”
Something different for my Saturday … Well different for you, I’ve heard it before, it’s awesome. If I’m honest I don’t really like a lot of the Thai music, but this girl caught my eye, or ear whichever way you … Continue reading Thai Music I Like – Gluay R-Siam – “I’m A Flirt”
Everyone likes free stuff, right? Perhaps I was the last to know but Amazon are doing free MP3 albums … superb ! Just go –> MP3 Downloads › Music By Price › Free › MP3 Albums Here – http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A318774011%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A625150011 Continue reading Free music on Amazon