Friday, April 19, 2013

One Wood Uke: The Boxer [Video + Free Dowload]

CoverArt2_webtitle  Let's get right to the good stuff shall we? For a free download of my cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "The Boxer" click here. Once there, click on the big blue letters that say "Buy Now" and then enter a big fat zero when asked how much you want to pay -- or some other number, followed by your credit card information :)

As an aside, we put this track together in the basement of my aunt's house. My cousin-in-law Chris is a bit of a local music phenom who also dabbles with at-home DIY recording. He's the one in the video rocking the shaker/tamborine combo and I handled the Uke, vocals and piano.

So, since I know you've all been thinking "Man, I wish I could have Ben Wood playing Ukulele in my ear when I go for my morning jog/drive through my morning commute/gaze longingly out of rain-swept windows" you are in luck.

But wait, that's not all.

As you may or may not know, my sister and I are film enthusiasts and have some lofty goals of world domination. But every journey has a first step so we decided that putting together a quick music video would be good practice for future projects.

In hindsight music videos are a difficult first step, as the need to synch your video to an audio track is exaggerated, making it hard to convincingly mimic that you're singing live when you're actually not. But all in all I think it came together pretty well for a couple of kids who didn't really know what they were doing.


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