Here's A Little Song I Wrote...

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Many years ago when I was feeling down and out, I wrote the lyrics and melody to this little tune in order to cheer myself up. (Talk about self help right?)

The song sat in a shoe box until years later when I heard my nephew sing something in a Reggae style.
His voice and personality suited this tune, so I invited him into my studio and we recorded his vocals.
I then added my backup vocals, did the production in a positive Reggae vibe, and the rest is history.

This week I sat down and fired up my video software and made a basic song lyric video and uploaded it.

I hope it cheers up at least one person who needs it today!

Enjoy: "Rise Up - Wake Up Call!"

Arnold.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Very cool. Loved the tune, the energy. The production was great too. Made me feel good. Nice job.
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    • Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      Very cool. Loved the tune, the energy. The production was great too. Made me feel good. Nice job.
      Thanks so much! Always appreciate your support! Glad you liked it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Hey Arnold...What a great song! I think it's my favorite of any Warrior's song I've heard.

    And a fun video too. Out of curiosity, what program did you us for the kinetic text? I'm guessing AE or Proshow?
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    • Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      Hey Arnold...What a great song! I think it's my favorite of any Warrior's song I've heard. And a fun video too. Out of curiosity, what program did you us for the kinetic text? I'm guessing AE or Proshow?
      Hey Kurt, I challenged myself to see if I could make a reasonably looking song lyric video using cyberlink powerdirector, some basic text fonts, and the standard effects included in the program.

      Powerdirector is not made to create this type of video right out of the box, but with a little patience and some familiarity with the software, I managed to get the desired result having spent enough time just messing around.

      Thanks for the compliment on the song too!
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      "I LOVE The Song! The Vibe Is Positive And Firm!" - Kymani Marley. (Son of Bob Marley)
      "Keep Up The Good Work!" Tony Lindsay - Lead Vocalist, Carlos Santana.

      "Very High Quality!" Jeremy Harding - Manager / Producer. Sean Paul.
      "They Are FANTASTIC!" - Willie Crawford.

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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    How fun! Great tune for the morning stretches. The reggae just makes it. I can see why you waited for it. Not sure anything else would have worked for it like that did.
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Good job, Arnold, on the song and the vid.

      You've probably never heard it, but it reminded me of this UK reggae hit from the '70s by Typically Tropical:

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      • Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

        Good job, Arnold, on the song and the vid.
        You've probably never heard it, but it reminded me of this UK reggae hit from the '70s by Typically Tropical:
        Thank you Frank. I actually do remember that tune. I grew up in the Netherlands and it was popular there amongst the Reggae fans. Now that you mention it, the "fly away on coconut airways" lyric in that song, has a similar chord progression to my "and you can go anywhere your heart desires" lyric. I think that's what jogged your memory.
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        Arnold Stolting - Stolting Media Group
        "I LOVE The Song! The Vibe Is Positive And Firm!" - Kymani Marley. (Son of Bob Marley)
        "Keep Up The Good Work!" Tony Lindsay - Lead Vocalist, Carlos Santana.

        "Very High Quality!" Jeremy Harding - Manager / Producer. Sean Paul.
        "They Are FANTASTIC!" - Willie Crawford.

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    • Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      How fun! Great tune for the morning stretches. The reggae just makes it. I can see why you waited for it. Not sure anything else would have worked for it like that did.
      Thank you Sal for listening. Yes you are right, I think everything came together the way it was supposed to with the Reggae feel etc. We also had allot of fun that day recording the vocals and had a few good laughs as my nephew tends to go off into is own world of ad-libs, and it shows in the track.
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      Arnold Stolting - Stolting Media Group
      "I LOVE The Song! The Vibe Is Positive And Firm!" - Kymani Marley. (Son of Bob Marley)
      "Keep Up The Good Work!" Tony Lindsay - Lead Vocalist, Carlos Santana.

      "Very High Quality!" Jeremy Harding - Manager / Producer. Sean Paul.
      "They Are FANTASTIC!" - Willie Crawford.

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  • Profile picture of the author KateHunter
    Oh thanks, this song is super! Now how do I set this as my iphone youtube alarm? Where the video plays as well as the song. I want to wake up to the happy bouncing yellow smiley face.
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    • Originally Posted by KateHunter View Post

      Oh thanks, this song is super! Now how do I set this as my iphone youtube alarm? Where the video plays as well as the song. I want to wake up to the happy bouncing yellow smiley face.
      Ironically, there actually are some YouTube / iPhone alarms on the market that allow you to wake up to a YouTube video. I trust there's an app for everything.
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      "I LOVE The Song! The Vibe Is Positive And Firm!" - Kymani Marley. (Son of Bob Marley)
      "Keep Up The Good Work!" Tony Lindsay - Lead Vocalist, Carlos Santana.

      "Very High Quality!" Jeremy Harding - Manager / Producer. Sean Paul.
      "They Are FANTASTIC!" - Willie Crawford.

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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    This would be a great theme song for a movie, TV talk show, Internet channel. I wouldn't be surprised to see it go on to become a big hit someday.
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  • Profile picture of the author dailycoinsnet
    Thanks for sharing! Nice song and very well made. I hope it gets more audience.
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