Dizz Knee Land – Drum Cover

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Just a fun song. Though this was more of a test to see if this would work. If you’re reading this, it did. Though mistakes were made and red is definitely not my color.

New camera, extra lighting. Though nothing can be done about that damned wall color without spending money.  *barf*

Dada – Dizz Knee Land
Released 1992 – Puzzle
I.R.S. Records – copyrighted property of its owner(s).

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Camera – EOS Rebel SL2
Edited with Sony Movie Studio 16 – 1080/60FPS
Filmed in my super dinky apartment.
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All in all this was just to see if I could get a setup working and then get it on YouTube without getting nuked. I didn’t even change anything about the song like my previous covers. Just locked and loaded.

Clearly I need to learn my SL2 camera. Had the focus point all wrong and a bit over exposed. Plus, it needs to get up over my head as it blocked much of the drums.

Perhaps the secret for me to get published without the nuke hammer, is to stick with lesser known record labels… 🤔

Let me know what you think below!

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Grab Thy Hand – Drum Cover

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It’s hard to call this a flashback when it was never publicly posted.  Allen was messing around with his new GoPro camera with the intention of doing his own drum covers.  This was the test he did.

Chevelle – Grab Thy Hand
Released 2002 on Wonder What’s Next
Epic Records – copyrighted property of its owner(s).

~ Allen – Apr 10, 2017

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Ten Years Smoke Free

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Seems like forever ago I quit smoking.  Yet it’s only been 10 years.  For the first 1-2 years I actually still craved a smoke now and again.  Something changed and I suddenly can’t stand the smell of it and if I do, my stomach turns and I feel ill.  So yeah, I don’t miss it at all.  Now if I could do something about the pot smokers next door.  I don’t like that much either 😕

No Smoking

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Well…

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Today I had hoped to release a new drum cover.  I even had two versions to upload after recording many takes.  The final cuts were both nuked by YouTube 😡

Sadly my work schedule (and other things), makes it so I have to wait a week or more before I can even sit down to try again.  I’m actually writing this from the hospital, waiting on an X-Ray 😕

So instead I’ll reveal my newest addition to my collection.

First, I must impress that my love will always be drums.  Shortly after I get a house, these will be in my studio.

Tama DrumsI’ve recently found this company, Orangewood.  Their products are getting put up against huge name brands and compared to the more expensive competition.  So people like me can get an affordable, quality instrument.

I was considering making an Un-boxing Video.  They are, for some odd-ball reason, incredibly popular on YouTube.  However, I couldn’t see myself spending hours on recording, editing and so on; to open a freaking box.  So this is as close as you’ll get from me.

It’s a Morgan Mahogany Live.  Sounds amazing!

I know as a child, I was highly encouraged to play guitar.  I just wasn’t into it then.  I can’t say this interest will last, but I’m having a good time learning it now.  Though finding the time can be difficult right now.

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Fire Escape – Drum Cover

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Here it is. A drum cover that has a better view and YouTube hasn’t given me flak for it yet.

It’s better than the first cover I ever did, but the recording equipment needs a serious upgrade. Not to mention, a better studio. In time, in time. Still learning the lighting and I’m sure that wall color isn’t helping anything.

Fastball – Fire Escape
Released 1998 on ALL THE PAIN MONEY CAN BUY
Hollywood Record – copyrighted property of its owner(s).

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Camera – Canon VIXIA HF R800 Camcorder
Edited with Sony Movie Studio 13 – 1080/30FPS
Filmed in my super dinky apartment.
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I had actually forgotten about this song completely until I heard it on Walmart Radio a couple of years back. Knew it had to be one of the songs I’d end up covering.

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All of Me – Adam’s Wedding Cover

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Nearly 5 years ago, Adam sang John Legend’s All of Me, to Laura on their wedding day. Wish I had caught all of the song on video, and on a decent video camera. Sadly I didn’t know it was going to happen and I’m not sure anyone else caught it, so thankful for what was caught on my Windows Phone 😀

The man has some beautiful pipes!

~ April 12, 2014

Don’t judge me about my Windows Phone. I still liked that phone better then than I do my Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (thankfully I bought it used) I have now. Hate the “Samsung Experience“. More like Samsung thinks they’re smarter than Android. All hail Android One! I Digress.

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Getting Ready

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I’m getting closer to doing some serious videos.  Added some parts to my tripod so I can get videos from overhead.

Tripod

Tripod

This will get videos of the drums and not me.

Overhead Shot

Simulated Overhead Shot

Plus, I got some studio lighting to help make the shots not suck… too much.

Lighting

Lighting

Now to learn how to put it all together 😜

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Love Song – Harvest Barn Church

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Eight years ago, the Harvest Barn Church produced a music video for a song they wrote and performed.

January 19, 2011

Alex Burns (Vocals) – Bryan Eggers (Guitar/Vocals) – Adam Fowler (Vocals) – Misti Fowler (Saxophone/Vocals) – Josh Mosley (Bass) – Allen Fowler (Drums)
* Other vocalists and keyboardist information was not available at the time of posting.  May be added later.

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Chrio – The Early Days

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Recorded June 14, 2007 on a really crappy camcorder. Developing my skills using an old drum kit. I got good enough to join a local band called Chrio. A cobbled together drum kit with a broken cymbal, and I managed to make it sound good!

A Second Version


Allen Fowler (Drums) – Josh Mosley (Bass) – Bryan Eggers (Guitar)

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