Love Yourself (Sheeran) – Mark Urso

So, I saw a great band, and they did this song, so I went home and figured it out. The only problem is, I’m not as great as they are!

Love Yourself

But I’m trying! Playing with a Boss VE-8 Acoustic Singer pedal, with no amp. The electric guitar is plugged into the pedal, which goes into my recording DAW. The pedal arrangement on the VE-8 is quite excellent. In all my time playing with audio equipment, I’ve never Continue reading “Love Yourself (Sheeran) – Mark Urso”

Three Little Birds – Sugar Featuring Izzy Malek On The Beach (Music Video)

Beach Party!

It was a great show once again by Sugar, this time for a beach concert in Groton, Connecticut. This is a very popular annual event that draws barefoot dancers, lots of little kids … and beach balls are everywhere!

I’ve got a few more from this show, which I’ll post soon. The audio suffered from my getting too close to the fire, so to speak, as I was only outfitted with a camera that fits in my pocket! Continue reading “Three Little Birds – Sugar Featuring Izzy Malek On The Beach (Music Video)”

KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See (Live Music Video and E-Z Chords)

She’s Scottish … vicious, vivacious, sexy, cute and sublime, all at the same time. The music is nothing short of breathtaking.

She uses loopers, bangs on her guitar for percussion and performs before enormous crowds, often with an acoustic guitar, keeping the composition very clean. She’s an outstanding entertainer!

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Anymore – Mark Urso (Music Video)

A beautiful song by Travis Tritt covered by yours truly! Country music fans take notice! That means you, dad!

Anymore was released in September 1991 as the second single from Tritt’s album It’s All About to Change. It peaked at number 1 in both the United States and Canada, becoming his second number-one hit in the United States, and his fourth number-one in Canada. Continue reading “Anymore – Mark Urso (Music Video)”

Sugar Band Dance Party (Music Video)

Today’s entertainment comes with no doctor’s warning, though your consumption of Sugar is guaranteed to increase dramatically. Thanks for joining me for a very sweet article. It’s all about two videos of the band Sugar, performing in North Stonington and Mystic, Ct.!

The first video is from the archives, from 2019’s North Stonington Agricultural Fair, where Sugar took us on a ride that pleasantly lasted until the sun went down. Marcy Kelly is joined by Natalia Rosso.

The second video is also Sugar, with Marcy and Rickie Louise Miller doing lead vocals, from this year, June 5, 2021 at the Mystic Seaport Museum grounds, where I was able to fly all the way across an enormous field using my handheld gimbal video camera. I walked at least a couple hundred feet; it’s a great flyover! And the crowd was friendly and fun; Continue reading “Sugar Band Dance Party (Music Video)”

Lump – 20th Century Kids (Music Video)

The Story

Before we dive in to this quick lesson in how to properly attack your audience (to create excitement and obtain the coveted big applause at the end), a two-minute excursion into the best part of the 1990’s, I have two observations I’d like to share. Then the video … (maybe a couple …)

Two Observations

1. This is just like Boston punk rock from when I was in college in the 1980’s, and I hope it’s as much fun for you to discover today as it was for me back then! This is the industrial evolution of the bands I was recently enjoying on my original vinyl record “Beserkley Chartbusters, Volume 1,” which I remember like yesterday buying in Chestnut Hill, MA, a record that would become a collectible masterpiece, a basket of some of the most offbeat oddballs who somehow graced the radio waves but you’ve still never heard of.

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There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back, Sugar, Mystic, June 2021 (Music Video)

An outstanding rendition of Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” performed by some of the region’s most talented musicians, featuring Rickie Louise Miller on vocal, with Marcy Kelly and Sugar, the band that fills the dance floor, every time, on the first note.

This footage is essentially unedited. The camera guy did good, and didn’t need to splice his way to a smooth and enjoyable experience. All I did was some color correction; shot with a single camera, no splices. There was a great turnout for the outdoor show at the Mystic Seaport, and as happens sometimes, Marcy let Rickie take the wheel for much of the show; Marcy manages the band but it’s a two-girl show with three girls sharing the duties, which, in my opinion, has led to some endlessly fascinating combinations of style and personality, and a hugely wide basket of tunes. And when Marcy lets go of the reins, she has lots of time to dance! Just watch! 🙂

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