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    Here is our first shot at recording a live video in my little studio space. I ran everything live and multi tracked it all. I had never done a live multitrack, I had never done video at all before. Any of out "music videos" were done by my brother.
    Here are some samples of us playing live and recording on the fly. I am the bearded guy playing lead guitar:

    "Walkin' the Dog" - cover



    "Fortunate Son" - CCR cover


    "Who Needs a Man" - Original


    Here are a couple of our "music videos" I guess you would call this a Mtv style music video. They are not live.

    "Election Day (Makin' Moonshine with Uncle Grandpa)" -original song. And yes we really made moonshine during the filming of us. This video was nominated for a State music award.


    "Can't See the Smoke" - a crunchy rock song, little heavier than our usual stuff. But it also has a chorus that makes the girls shake their booty. We wrote this song to get girls to shake tha booty. We succeeded. Most of the girls get out on the dance floor and get down with it. Sometimes they jump on stage. I am lucky I have a understanding wife.
    Oh, this song was nominated for "Rock Song of the Year" in the "New Mexico Music Awards". We lost to the guitar player from the famous band "Tesla". Didnt seem fair to me that we were competing with a guy who had been on Mtv. But I guess thats the way it goes. Here is the video:


    "Backslider" we shot this video in the studio that we tracked the drums in. Its a cozy little studio.



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    Really good... however your video was freaking me out changing from lead guitar to bass guitar.

    Edit: So your leader singer has this real vibe between Jim "Dandy" Mangrum and David Lee Roth. Keep at it, you've got some real talent.
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    Very good!

    Now the production manager in me says to fix that cable on the lead singer's microphone in those practice studio videos! It's stretched out like a clothesline!
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    Very good!

    Now the production manager in me says to fix that cable on the lead singer's microphone in those practice studio videos! It's stretched out like a clothesline!
    LOL yea it is tight. He forgot a mic cable and I had to improv. This was a beta test for the live stuff for us. I had done some guitar lesson videos. That gave me the idea to try this. I was not sure how it would go. Well on facebook we got over 2,000 total views in the first week with all the videos.
    This told me "This works!". So the next session will have better lighting, longer cables, and more cameras. I had never live tracked a entire band before, and I had never done any video stuff before. So "live video beta v2" will be bigge, better, faster, than this first version.
    Just like recording albums, each time has to be better than the last. I will do the same with this video. Every time we do it, it has to look and sound better than the last time. Eventually it will all lead up to a music show where we have special guest musicians. A poor mans "Live at Daryl's House" for those who have seen.
    I will move my computer and audio interface out to the living room and dining room. The special guest will do one of our songs. We will do one of their songs, and 2 cover songs. I will video some small interviews to drop between songs. My goal is to make a 20 minute program without commercials. All featuring my band and local musicians.
    For the very first time trying this (having not done it before) we all were very pleased with the results. The next session will have some professional lights and a extra camera. I will add another camera each session building my self up leading to the start of our music show.
    The music show will be called "In the Den with Double Plow". We will have a guest singer from another band in town, and sometimes a guest musician (pedal steel, mando, violin, etc). It will showcase my own band and promote the guest band as well. It will be a win, win for all people involved.
    I discovered that Facebook is the way to go to get views for videos. Folks dont like to leave FB to watch a video, but they will watch it in FB and share it on their own page as well.

    A booker watched "Walkin the Dog" and said he just had to have our band play the "Sammy Hagar" show at the casino!


    We are going to get to play a show with Sammy Hagar! He said that video is what sold him on us. Sammy Hagat also has Jason Bonham and Michael Anthony in his band! I should not have to tell you guys who those cats are. I just hope i get to hang out with them for 10 minutes. Thats all I want.


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    Oh and thank you guys for taking the time to check out some of the videos. In this day and age peoples time is valuable to them when they are on the internet. So I appreciate you taking time to check some of it out.


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    Very good!

    Now the production manager in me says to fix that cable on the lead singer's microphone in those practice studio videos! It's stretched out like a clothesline!
    So there ya go. When you're touring stadiums look up Bball to stage your shows. And hey, you're going to be so famous you're going to need protection/security. I might know someone who's done that a time or two. Actually I did have the opportunity to setup security for a couple of concerts. This was like 4 to 5 years ago. Eve6 and the other was The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.
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    I liked all the original stuff. I love the rock-a-billy/southern rock sound. I also liked the Fortunate Son cover, huge CCR Fan.

    You guys are talented!

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    I liked all the original stuff. I love the rock-a-billy/southern rock sound. I also liked the Fortunate Son cover, huge CCR Fan.

    You guys are talented!

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    Thanks man. We are big CCR fans as well. It really suits my brothers voice. Thanks for taking the time.
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    So there ya go. When you're touring stadiums look up Bball to stage your shows. And hey, you're going to be so famous you're going to need protection/security. I might know someone who's done that a time or two. Actually I did have the opportunity to setup security for a couple of concerts. This was like 4 to 5 years ago. Eve6 and the other was The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.
    The Red Jumpsuit a band?


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    Very cool stuff. The two songs that have an official video are quite catchy. I could definitely see them being aired on TV at some point. Good luck
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    The Red Jumpsuit a band?
    It was these guys.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ux6SlOE9Qk

    And these guys the year before... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5DOGsoiW6c

    I didn't have too much contact with the bands as I just got the cops and security folks in place working with the booking agent. However I did meet the lead singer for Jumpsuit and hung around to watch over him as he signed autographs for the fans. Amazingly down to earth fellow and seemed genuinely appreciative for their fans support. Didn't get the same impression with the Eve6 folks. Concert over.... let's get the hell out of here attitude.

    Edit: I'm terrible at attaching/inserting pictures here for some reason (well the real reason is I'm clueless). Anyway I couldn't get the picture posted in this response thread but was able to get it in my Avatar on the left. A picture from the EVE6 concert I worked.
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    It was these guys.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ux6SlOE9Qk

    And these guys the year before... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5DOGsoiW6c

    I didn't have too much contact with the bands as I just got the cops and security folks in place working with the booking agent. However I did meet the lead singer for Jumpsuit and hung around to watch over him as he signed autographs for the fans. Amazingly down to earth fellow and seemed genuinely appreciative for their fans support. Didn't get the same impression with the Eve6 folks. Concert over.... let's get the hell out of here attitude.

    Edit: I'm terrible at attaching/inserting pictures here for some reason (well the real reason is I'm clueless). Anyway I couldn't get the picture posted in this response thread but was able to get it in my Avatar on the left. A picture from the EVE6 concert I worked.
    Nice man. We have got to play shows with famous bands before. You never know of what you are going to get with those guys. Some of them want you to hang out on the bus with them all night. Others don't want you to be any where near them.

    I like the guys who are down to earth. Those guys are thankful for the life they have. They enjoy hanging out and just being normal folks.

    When we played with "The Guess Who" they were butholes. I won't go into details, but they got upset a woman asked for a autograph while they were watching us play. They sat right in front of the stage while we played. You would guess if you did that someone might ask you for a autograph.
    They should be thankful folks still want a autograph from a band like them. There was other things. But that one bothered me.
    We have played shows with a handful of old acts. The down to earth guys are thankful for what they have.


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    Nice man. We have got to play shows with famous bands before. You never know of what you are going to get with those guys. Some of them want you to hang out on the bus with them all night. Others don't want you to be any where near them.

    I like the guys who are down to earth. Those guys are thankful for the life they have. They enjoy hanging out and just being normal folks.

    When we played with "The Guess Who" they were butholes. I won't go into details, but they got upset a woman asked for a autograph while they were watching us play. They sat right in front of the stage while we played. You would guess if you did that someone might ask you for a autograph.
    They should be thankful folks still want a autograph from a band like them. There was other things. But that one bothered me.
    We have played shows with a handful of old acts. The down to earth guys are thankful for what they have.
    It's a tough line these bands have to walk. If they are sitting there enjoying the show and sign one autograph, there will inevitably be another request, and then another, and another... pretty soon they are no longer sitting there enjoying the show.
    Plus they have VIP sessions and the like where they've already cut out a section of time for autographs.

    Until you walk in their shoes, or a few steps behind them, you don't necessarily get that. It's not about the one autograph they didn't sign, it's about what could happen if they suddenly started signing autographs and taking photos. Especially, on 'their' time.

    Of course some talent are glory hounds and will practically beg fans to take photos or look for something to sign. ...And then they might create a distraction while you're trying to play.

    Always 2 sides to these things... Sometimes 3 and 4 sides!
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    Of course some talent are glory hounds
    You mean like roadies yelling at the ladies to "show us your Ts"? Kills me... Yeah bud, hard work moving and tearing down but I don't think women are buying we're part of the band.
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