I’m going through my musical archives and it occurred to me that I had two related songs, in both theme and style, about getting drunk. I mean really drunk, but in a good way. So I turned a photo I already had into a cover, called it an “album” and put it on Bandcamp.
The lyrics are in Danish, and the first song – “Midnatswaltz” [Midnight Waltz] – is about that feeling of letting the booze guide you – maybe to do a little dance, maybe something even more stupid. The second track – “Vodka” – is a celebration of one of my personal favorite drinks: vodka on the rocks. If the vodka is good, you don’t need anything else.
Music is something I’ve only ever made for fun. And because I believe dabbling in more fields than one increases overall inspiration. Though I used to be in bands, play the occasional gig and write a lot more than I do now, it was never with the ambition of turning it into a professional careeer. That’s not to say I don’t sometimes miss performing in front of a live audience. Maybe some day…
Last week, I challenged myself to post a video every day for one week. I did this for selfish reasons, mainly to learn and practice using some relatively new gear and software. I got a lot more out of it than that. I talk about it some in the 7th video. If you just want my conclusion, go ahead and watch the final clip first.
Below is the entire week combined into one playlist on YouTube. Combined, I talk for 12 minutes across the seven videos, or less than 2 minutes on average. I didn’t plan it that way, I just talked to the camera for about ten minutes, then edited out all the really lame bits. Not that what’s left is pure gold, mind you. After all, this was an experiment!
I did get a lot more feedback on the series than expected. On Twitter and Facebook especially, but also in e-mail and even a couple of comments on YouTube itself. It was encouraging, inspiring, and a lovely surprise. As a result of all this encouragement, I am thinking about putting together a weekly video with a little more meat on its bones, instead of these super short, largely improvised clips.
Thank you to everyone who watched the videos and sent me their feedback – even if I wasn’t expecting it, it is highly appreciated.