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Steam Locomotive Musical

tcr! · Jan 11, 2021 at 8:30 am

Audio (MP3): 20210111 - Steam Locomotive Musical

Video (MP4): 20210111 - Steam Locomotive Musical

Here we have a 1930s steam locomotive with drums, an upright bass, a couple of pianos, and a string section. The original video was over 18 minutes long so I chopped and rearranged to fit the music I put together. I guess this is the kinda thing I do in a pandemic.

I had originally planned for the music to go with some winter driving footage but that didn’t pan out. When I came across New York Central Railroad clip I knew that was it. I’ve always had a love for trains, might have something to do with my dad being an engineer when I was growing up.

The original black and white train footage came from The Mighty Hudson Steam Locomotive.

πŸš‚ 🎹 🎻

#HeavyMachina #diariespodcast #diariesvideo

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threecrates threecrates · Jan 12, 2021 at 9:44 pm

Hot damn! I really like when this one gets going! πŸ”₯❀️

tcr! tcr! · Jan 12, 2021 at 10:19 pm

Thanks man! I think this was the first time I’ve tried to make an actual song 😊

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tism tism · Jan 13, 2021 at 10:37 am

Very nice indeed. 😎🎢

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jan 13, 2021 at 10:52 am

I watched it last night. Nice.

tcr! tcr! · Jan 13, 2021 at 9:25 pm

Thanks guys!

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crosbie · Jan 13, 2021 at 5:32 pm

Im not a train enthusiast. But I’ll take it, who knew a train can jam out

tcr! tcr! · Jan 13, 2021 at 10:05 pm

Thanks! I’ve been wanting to do a train set to a piano hurricane for I don’t know how long.

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James G · Jan 15, 2021 at 12:57 am

Cool video, not a big fan of the music though. It sounds kind of.. droning

tcr! tcr! · Jan 15, 2021 at 8:45 am

For sure, purposely repetitive!

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the cat boy · Jan 15, 2021 at 5:22 am

This was an old movie everyone

tcr! tcr! · Jan 15, 2021 at 8:43 am

Yep, I called that out in the description πŸ‘

the cat boy · Jan 15, 2021 at 9:18 am

Thx

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House Burning in Black and White

tcr! · Dec 30, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Audio (MP3): 20201229 - House Burning in Black and White

Video (MP4): 20201229 - House Burning in Black and White

A few piano melodies while a house burns in black and white 🎹πŸ”₯🏠

Reminds me of the lower end of the Peanuts theme in certain parts.

#diariespodcast #diariesvideo

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JFK Clone High · Dec 30, 2020 at 4:44 pm

Hey is it okay if I use this video on my channel? It’s gonna be the same thing but a different shade

tcr! tcr! · Dec 30, 2020 at 5:28 pm

Sure!

JFK Clone High · Dec 30, 2020 at 5:38 pm

thanks

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tcr! tcr! · Jan 1, 2021 at 11:03 am

A little symbolic now that we’ve said goodbye to 2020.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jan 1, 2021 at 6:43 pm

Are you playing the keys?

tcr! tcr! · Jan 1, 2021 at 6:50 pm

Yep 🎹

tcr! tcr! · Jan 1, 2021 at 7:10 pm

If you watch in the middle section the house will dance a little bit to the piano, too πŸ˜‰

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jan 1, 2021 at 7:40 pm

I noticed! Nice πŸ‘

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jan 1, 2021 at 7:45 pm

Ain’t nothing but a house party

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Pandemic Violins

tcr! · Dec 26, 2020 at 8:45 pm

Audio (MP3): 20201226 - Pandemic Violins

Video (MP4): 20201226 - Pandemic Violins

It’s winter in a pandemic. It’s Christmas time. I’m on vacation. I sit and write and record music. After listening to The Beatles sing about Eleanor Rigby on a two hour loop, I got hooked on violins stabbing and stomping about. The music sounds best with headphones.

Nothing happens in the video. I needed something visual because most of the social medias don’t do just audio. The footage is public domain and fairly boring.

🎢🎻 #diariespodcast #diariesvideo

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threecrates threecrates · Dec 26, 2020 at 10:39 am

Oh yeaah… this is good stuff. Definitely digging it alongside the visuals. πŸ€˜πŸ»πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸ€˜πŸ»

tcr! tcr! · Dec 28, 2020 at 9:21 am

Thanks man! I like rocking out the strings more than the guitars these days 😎

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Momma J Momma J · Dec 26, 2020 at 9:19 pm

Very dramatic - very Game of Thrones”esque”

tcr! tcr! · Dec 26, 2020 at 9:30 pm

I should listen to the GoT theme back to back with the above, to be sure I didn’t accidentally reproduce the tv show theme.

Momma J Momma J · Dec 26, 2020 at 10:40 pm

Good idea

tcr! tcr! · Dec 27, 2020 at 9:02 am

I listened to the show’s theme and I’m pleased that mine is a similar style but different melodies, etc. I got nervous for a minute.

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ILeftTheBeansOn · Dec 27, 2020 at 1:47 pm

Certainly fitting

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Team Leader A0x12w · Dec 27, 2020 at 3:12 pm

as you do

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Gotta Cache β€˜em All! · Dec 27, 2020 at 8:26 pm

I did not search this but I like it

tcr! tcr! · Dec 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

I’m glad that you do!

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Farfan · Dec 28, 2020 at 12:57 am

Wow

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Colin · Dec 28, 2020 at 4:02 am

music

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Hardee · Dec 28, 2020 at 4:39 am

This is damned impressive.

tcr! tcr! · Dec 28, 2020 at 10:01 am

Thank you so much!

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Done Donager · Dec 28, 2020 at 2:38 pm

It’s definitely a thing that exists,,.

tcr! tcr! · Dec 29, 2020 at 8:52 am

How do you mean?

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My Name Is Donk And I Love To Honk · Dec 29, 2020 at 12:38 pm

If this played in the background as I am dying, I wouldn’t mind.

tcr! tcr! · Dec 29, 2020 at 1:43 pm

That’s the best comment I’ve ever read ❀️

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Birds with piano

tcr! · Nov 27, 2020 at 8:22 pm

Audio (MP3): 20201127 - Birds with piano

Video (MP4): 20201127 - Birds with piano

If you need to relax after your Black Friday, please enjoy a little piano and birds in my bird bath. Being November in Illinois the birds won’t get to do this much longer.

#diariespodcast #diariesvideo #naturerocks 🎹 πŸ”Š

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alps · Nov 27, 2020 at 8:26 pm

I’ve been getting 3 kinds of woodpeckers going to my feeder then bluejays, and cards. I could watch all day. πŸ’―

tcr! tcr! · Nov 27, 2020 at 8:30 pm

Yep me, too. I love just standing at my kitchen window spying on them.

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Momma J Momma J · Nov 28, 2020 at 7:46 am

So enjoyable, so relaxing! I even had a Robin not long ago hanging around

Comic birds happy together

tcr! tcr! · Nov 28, 2020 at 11:02 am

I think the music I put together came out pretty well, and the video itself isn’t bad considering I shot it on my phone through the kitchen window while zooming in. 😊

And yay, your robin!

Momma J Momma J · Nov 28, 2020 at 2:36 pm

Great job!

tcr! tcr! · Nov 29, 2020 at 9:52 am

Thank you!!

Momma J Momma J · Nov 29, 2020 at 9:58 am

Very cool 😎

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Craig Brown · Dec 7, 2020 at 12:58 pm

I feel bad for you everybody subscribe to him if anyone hear this 😁

tcr! tcr! · Dec 7, 2020 at 6:31 pm

Why do you feel bad? πŸ€”

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stubborn elephantz.mp3

tcr! · Nov 24, 2020 at 10:00 am

Audio (MP3): 20201124 - stubborn elephantz mp3

Please enjoy another song I wrote/played/recorded sometime in the early 2000s. Except for the elephant samples. The elephants own their own copyrights.

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Slow Mo Milkweed

tcr! · Nov 9, 2020 at 12:02 pm

Audio (MP3): 20201108 - Slow Mo Milkweed

Video (MP4): 20201108 - Slow Mo Milkweed

On weekends when I don’t have Maggie I often pretend like I’m a cinematographer who knows how to play the piano.

I also had Milkweed seeds all over my face when I was done.

🎹 πŸŽ₯ #diariespodcast #diariesvideo

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gracey · Nov 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm

That was beautiful

tcr! tcr! · Nov 9, 2020 at 3:11 pm

thank you so much!

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Meicher · Nov 10, 2020 at 6:58 pm

That’s pretty funny 🀣

tcr! tcr! · Nov 10, 2020 at 7:11 pm

I don’t think milkweed ever goes where you want it to 😊

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Rainy day bug ride

tcr! · Oct 28, 2020 at 1:42 pm

Video (MP4): 20201018 - Rainy day bug ride

In their downtime some people like to watch sports. Some people like to sew. Some people like to forage for frogs while frolicking in the forest. I like to pretend I’m a medieval composer while Maggie puts on her cinematographer cap and we’re driving around town in the sprinkling rain.

#diariespodcast #diariesvideo #maggie

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Oct 28, 2020 at 2:06 pm

Liked it. Holy Guacamole that’s a sweet bug!

tcr! tcr! · Oct 28, 2020 at 7:27 pm

Sara’s bug is about as old school as they get

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tism tism · Oct 28, 2020 at 2:14 pm

The soundtrack and camera work makes me feel like I’m watching one of those old timey film reels. Well done you two. πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

tcr! tcr! · Oct 28, 2020 at 7:29 pm

Thanks! I tried to run a stabilizer on the video but it made little difference. So I just sped up the playback πŸ‡

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About as stupid as the law allows

tcr! · Sep 20, 2020 at 11:15 am

Audio (MP3): 20200920 - About as stupid as the law allows

Well, we got here is a phone call I had with my good friend Jimi, recorded earlier in the month. I mention or quote him from time to time on my blog and in my podcast. And he’s been a good friend for a close to three decades.

20200920 About as stupid as the law allows

I met Jimi in the early 90s in Iowa when I first got sober. Stayed friends with him in the 2000s while I relapsed in Oregon. And then of course he was there after I sobered up again in Illinois in the early 2010s.

Jimi’s a saint and a scholar. He’s the big brother I never had. He’s made me think and laugh and let me in on the life secret, “everything is going to be okay.” Because… “the best is yet to come.”

So my thought going into the phone call was that it would be a test run recording, check audio levels, and see how well we both did under the mic.

Topics include Maggie, COVID and quarantine, online video calls, and experiencing the moment.

#diariespodcast #advancedsoul

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Having a party of one

tcr! · Aug 18, 2020 at 12:20 pm

Audio (MP3): 20200818 - Having a party of one

Video (MP4): 20200818 - Having a party of one

20200818 Having a party of one

Not long ago I was in the 7-Eleven in Geneva. There was maybe three other people waiting to pay. One of the guys was five-ish years younger than me and barely-stand-up drunk. He was having a party of one, talking to himself, and talking to the other people even if they were doing their best to: not encourage him. To ignore him. And wait out his staggering around non-sense. Like when you tough out a deep cleaning at the dentist.

7-Eleven had their ambient classic rock playing over the ceiling speakers and the drunk dude turned around and asked the guy in front of me, “Who sings this song? Damn, this is good. I can’t remember what they’re called.” The second guy is like, “I don’t know who sings it” in all out pretty much disgust with drunk dude.

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Of course I can run an elevator

tcr! · May 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Audio (MP3): 20201305 - Of course I can run an elevator

Video (MP4): 20201305 - Of course I can run an elevator

I was softly clanging around on the MIDI keyboard the other night and came up with a couple of melodies. I couldn’t really find any words to go with them so I decided to look up what was in the public domain.

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Mitchell · May 13, 2020 at 8:47 pm

interesting and abstract I like it

tcr! tcr! · May 13, 2020 at 9:22 pm

Thanks man! I like musical abstraction 😊

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 14, 2020 at 12:16 am

When they say “you can’t get out here’…

tcr! tcr! · May 14, 2020 at 9:18 am

The guy that wrote/performed the show was Arch Oboler. Laying in bed, smoking cigs, and writing Lights Out radio in his head. I can relate 😊

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 14, 2020 at 12:16 am

What were you drinking?

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 14, 2020 at 12:16 am

Brown liguid in clear cup.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 14, 2020 at 4:25 pm

No, serious, it didn’t look like coffee and I wondered if you drank cherry cokes or something.

tcr! tcr! · May 14, 2020 at 4:37 pm

Oh… I thought you were talking about something in the audio. It’s just iced tea with sugar and spoon.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 14, 2020 at 4:38 pm

coolio

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threecrates threecrates · May 14, 2020 at 12:11 pm

Incredible! I love stuff like this. Perhaps we shall record something together someday.✌🏻❀️

tcr! tcr! · May 14, 2020 at 12:28 pm

Send me some audio files (mp3s, wavs) and I’ll mix something up. It’ll be a covid quarantine collaboration! 🎼

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Dusk Clan · May 14, 2020 at 4:13 pm

Nice!

tcr! tcr! · May 14, 2020 at 4:34 pm

Thanks!

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Kurtz · May 15, 2020 at 6:48 pm

What?
15 hours ago

tcr! tcr! · May 15, 2020 at 9:51 pm

Exactly

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Sophia · May 16, 2020 at 3:09 pm

What is this

tcr! tcr! · May 16, 2020 at 6:52 pm

I would say it’s solid gold but I don’t think that’d be fair 😊

Sophia · May 16, 2020 at 7:07 pm

I’m not hating I’m just confused good job tho

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