Monday, July 31, 2006

Michael Stephens with a wee help from me:-)

The link for The American Dream on YouTubes is HERE

Michael gave me waaaay too much credit at the end. He located most of the photographs, himself, but I offered what I had and could think of from the net. This is his original composition and him singing. I think he did a spectacular job on the video. Well worth a look. (I just discovered in inserting the vid that if you go to the link, the video is much larger. I'd recommend that and am taking off the code for the vid here)

The video is both timely and timeless.

8 comments:

J.B. Rowell said...

Very moving Pris - love the song and photos!

Pris said...

Thanks, Julia..Michael's work is just so good!

Pat Paulk said...

I've watched this 3 times. Wow, do those photos bring back memories. "The best thing about being a middle aged folk singer is you get to hang out with celebrities" what a great line to start a song with!! Perfect as always!!

Mike Stephens said...

Thanks for the compliments, folks, but Pris was more helpful than she gives herself credit for. I needed a Butterfly lady - and there she was, getting wedding cake shoved at her. Also, her ideas brought the thing to life. (Why can't poets take compliments, I wonder?)

Pris said...

Okay....I'll be better at taking compliments:-). It's just that you're sooo good!

Mike Stephens said...

Aww, thank you. I've got another one done (and used 2 of the images you sent me, so thanks again). I'll be uploading it to youtube.com later tonight. But if anyone wants to see a high resolution version and doesn't mind downloading a large file, click on http://www.mmreadingroom.com/tara_sings.wmv The song was written for a friend of mine who now lives in Seattle. All feedback is appreciated.

Peace, Pris, and everyone else.

Mike

Ellen M Johns said...

Hi Pris...I watched this just yesterday at Berenice's house and was very impressed. The song is so professional and the lyrics varied and ear-catching. Doubled with the great selection of images, it makes for a great combination of creativity with a fitting and poignant close to the work.

I thoroughly enjoyed this.

Pris said...

Hi Ellen
I'll make sure Michael sees your comment. Thanks!