I started to realize that at the rate that I was able to produce each music video, it was going to take me about 60 months to produce all of the videos for the existing 32 songs that I have produced and released so far. 60 months is five years (in case you failed math) and that would preclude me from creating any new music for that entire time. Why? I have a real job that earns me a really good living. Because nobody wants to buy music anymore even if you give it away at half price, it’s a foolish endeavor to quit your day job to become a working musician. I know, if I was single I could live out of the back of an old car or van and on friends couches and eek out a below-the-poverty-line existence but I like my toys. Computers, instruments, software, video games… all of it. So I only give myself about 9 hours per week to work on music. The rest is making a living and, well, living.

So I decided that I would start creating lyrics only videos for each of my songs that would only take about 45 minutes or so to create.

Each lyrics only video would show the album cover as a background and display the lyrics on the screen in sync with the song. I  have already released three of these lyrics only videos on YouTube and I also released the Bass Guitar Performance video and the Electric/Acoustic Guitars Performance video for the song Wayward Child (Dark Waters track #3). So instead of creating two blog posts, or a single post for each of the videos (that would be 5 posts and a lot of annoyed email list recipients) I thought I’d just bring you up to date with this post and include all five of the videos as embedded YouTube objects. Of course, all of these videos and the rest are available on my Videos Page but since I haven’t posted anything about these new lyrics only videos or the two instrument performance videos I thought this post appropriate.

So here they are, in the order they were released. The first two are the performance videos from the song Wayward Child. The following three are the Lyrics Only Videos for the first three tracks of Dark Waters.

Instrument Performance Videos

Wayward Child (Dark Waters Track 3) – Bass Guitar Only

Wayward Child (Dark Waters Track 3) – Guitars Only

Lyrics Only Videos

High Wire Part 1 (Dark Waters Track 1) – Lyrics Only

It’s Alright (Dark Waters Track 2) – Lyrics Only

Wayward Child (Dark Waters Track 3) – Lyrics Only

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