Monthly Archives: March 2012
So a family member is going to have some pretty major surgery here pretty soon, and will be on his back for quite some time afterword. We’re looking at getting him either a tablet or a netbook, so he can have lightweight accessibility for quick web browsing and streaming of Netflix, Hulu, etc. I had […]
Lyrics are a difficult thing. It’s easy, in times of great inspiration, to let the words flow and put some pretty profound statements down on a piece of paper. Then you look at your catalogue of instrumentals and, you think, “Which of these matches the mood here?” THEN, the really hard work begins. Well, I’ve […]
No More Cold Ones (aka Here Comes Bobby V – Where’s Tito?) – the Tale of the Epic Red Sox Fall from Grace of 2011
In 2004, in the heyday of my detest for all thinks Yankee Pinstripes, I found myself actually cheering for the Boston Red Sox, as they were down 0 games to 3, in the best of 7 American League Championship Series. Afterall, they hadn’t won since they traded Babe Ruth, and there had never been a […]
Okay, so old R.G. is living a double life of sorts. I’m really known as a Civil Engineer, under my given name and not this pseudonym… Well, I received some mail the other day and it inspired me to tell you this story and share a bit. On Friday, February 24th, I made the first […]
Why We Need Bookstores / Quote of the Day From Scott Turow. I never thought of it this way. You know, bookstores used to be a lot of fun… until Amazon made us realize you didn’t have to get out of your PJ’s and you could get used books for a really nice price. Think […]
The Mayonnaise Jar When things in your life seem, almost too much to handle, When 24 Hours in a day is not enough, Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, He picked up […]
The Widget below has all of the current demo songs that I have posted on http://www.reverbnation.com/rgriles. Most are cover material right now, with a couple of originals. Only one has vocals at this point, but that will change soon. I’m actually seeking female singers that would like to join up with me and be the […]
Just want to start with a bang! Grandma turned, well, another year older just a couple of weeks ago. I originally decided to record a song for her. So, I plugged in my condenser mic, turned on Adobe Audition, sang the main melody, then sang a bass backup vocal track, then played a little opening blues riff, went into the chords, and outro with another blues riff and there ya go!
But then… well, I thought a video would be more special. Also, I remembered that Google has this “monetizing” thing, so they’ll put ads all over your video and it can possibly make money. Well, for Grandma’s present, I’m going to let her pick a charity and then donate the proceeds for the video in her name!
The video part was a bit tricky. I have a Samsung pocket HD cam that is fantastic, and I had a clip of a sunset in Oahu that I took this past January, a photo of Grandma and I from 15 years ago, and then had to sync my video of me playing with the music I had recorded… Well, shouldn’t have put the cart before the horse but I promise you this is not lip sync (lying). I was singing, it’s just muted and you hear the Adobe Audition version, lol. Through the process, I now have 3 videos on my “channel”, to which you might consider subscribing http://www.youtube.com/users/rgriles33 <—- thanks!.
Anyhow, please check it out for charity and leave some feedback! Great to meet you all! – RG Riles