1-man band is back! Steemit Open Mic Week 87 - Burning the Candle (Original) - naTHAN Kaye

in openmic •  6 months ago

The one-man smart-arse festival is back after a long hiatus!


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6 Weeks! Gosh! I have to confess that it felt so nice to shoot an Open Mic entry again after so long...
I hope I didn't leave it so long that the momentum completely died for you lovelies..!
Well, even if it did I hope to win your love and respect back again here.

So why the big long gap?


There were so many obstacles that kept occurring whenever I went to shoot an open mic, that initially, I thought, "well, that's ok, a bit of space is fine," but then different issues (When I say issues, I mean, SD cards went missing mysteriously, got sick with a flu, got a back injury, just not having enough time with kids and other obligations, etc) would arise each time and I started to think, maybe I'm being blocked for a reason.
You know, maybe I've had my turn, so to speak, and I should step aside, like the universe was saying, "dude, just stop (at least for a while)."
But no way! I love this community too much and I love sharing music far far too much!
So you're just gonna have to deal with me and my energy and my mission here on this Earth.
(You're cool with that though, right?)

Shut up Nathan and just get on with it already!
So hear it is!!!!

Burning The Candle

As with all my one-man band performances, all the instruments you hear are being played live simultaneously!


There are no loops.

(Not that I've got anything against looping)

There are no pre-recorded backing tracks.

(No comments... Nor judgement)

Just me playing:

  1. Acoustic & Electric Lapsteel Slide guitar,
  2. Slide-Didge (modern trombone-like didgeridoo),
  3. Self-made Electronic Foot drums,
  4. Beatbox,
  5. Ball-tearing Diaphragmic Vocal Power (just look how far the vocal mic is FFS!!)

AT THE SAME TIME!

(Audio in the last 40 seconds or so is straight off the camera as memory ran out)

All of the instruments in this performance are tuned into A 432Hz.
This is something that @globocop is passionately promulgating through his awesome radio show on MSP Waves, called Frequency Waves 432Hz.

LYRICS

I believe in Love,
I believe in change,
I believe that God above is within,
And I believe nothing stays the same.

We're in the same boat,
We've gotta keep this thing afloat,
We've been burning the candle at both ends,
You know that one and one is two,
There's really something we can do,
We don't have to be going down in the end.

I have been down and out,
I have been the king,
I have been full of doubt,
And I have been sure of everything.

We're in the same boat,
We've gotta keep this thing afloat,
We've been burning the candle at both ends,
You know that one and one is two,
There's really something we can do,
We don't have to be going down in the end.

I abide in silence....
But never in apathy,
I don't believe in violence,
But I will fight, I will fight to be free.

We're in the same boat,
We've gotta keep this thing afloat,
We've been burning the candle at both ends,
You know that one and one is two,
There's really something we can do,
We don't have to be going down in the end.

© Nathan Kaye 2004
Recorded and released on the Burning the Candle EP in 2006


The following is not some sort of sycophantic hyperbole, because it comes directly from the heart:

I must give deep thanks to @luzcypher for creating and maintaining this awesome Open Mic Community.


Deep gratitude to @pfunk for being the patron that has generously and consistently donated Steem to keep Open Mic going.


Deep thankfulness to the judges @meno, @verbal-d @krystle, @passion-ground, @soundlegion that dedicate so much time to sift through hours of videos to help adjudicate this contest.


Here are my previous Open Mic entries:

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With an Aboriginal step-father, Nathan grew up listening to traditional indigenous music and Nathan is renowned for being the world’s first didgeridoo beatboxer. Since innovating the style in the 90’s, didge players around the world are slowly taking on the modern fusion he established.
He tours the world playing at festivals and venues around the globe with his energetic, unique one-man band extravaganza!


Please make sure you vote for @pfunk, @ausbitbank, @followbtcnews, @aggroed as witnesses here: https://steemit.com/~witnesses. These beautiful beings do lotsa good.


Thanks so much for commenting below
(because I'm hoping you're about to ).
If you felt the vibe of this article, or it's helped you shift perspective,
please do click upvote, click resteem, click follow and comment.
Let's connect, be friends!
I'd really love to hear from you.

I try my best to check out the blogs of my genuine upvoters as well as those of you who do genuine comments and especially those who follow me…

Also, I'm a proud helpinaut!
Join the PALnet Discord group and be active there. Our scouts are in there all the time seeking new Helpienauts for our discord group!.
You could be one of them! https://discord.gg/fzxbrpD
Helping is the #1 goal!



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Nathan! Would love to jam with you someday. Love your sound man. Love your lyrics. Good to see you back. Missed you.

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Fåaårq Yeah! We should totally have a jam @luzcypher! That'd be suuuuuuupa rad! I can totally see us ripping up some funky jam vibes!
In fact, I'd actually love to come to Cancún sometime! I was thinking of coming back to tour parts of the USA sometime next year (when my Steemit account is crankin'!) And finally meet my half-sister for the first time, who lives in Florida, then scoot on down to Mexico from there.

You know what? I'm going to put that in my vision board!

Anyway, friggin' great to be back in the Open Mic arena, mate, and happy to be a part of Open Mic in whatever capacity.
Thanks heaps for having me!

Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy
Nathan
NK

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That would be awesome if you swing by here. Give me lots of time for a heads up 'cause I travel a lot and wouldn't want to miss you. It's fun traveling. After all these years I still have a wanderlust that won't go away.

Wooohooo what a energy - I looove the end - had to laugh with you about your expression...felt it :) ...great as usual!

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Yeeeeeeeew!
So happy that you loved it and had a laugh too!
Blessings, good vibes and smiles!
Nathan
NK

"O I believe in changeeeeeeee."

O myyyyyyyy did you channel the Universe with this entry.

Such uplifting, conscious, and soul-resonating lyrics o myyyyyy. And the passion in which you deliver them is absolutely incredible and so inspirational.

And your one-band talents from the guitar to that didge beatbox o myyyyyyy you are one of the most talented souls I have come across on this planet. And with such a kind heart. It gives me great hope that we can change and by helping souls like you we can really raise these vibrations across the world.

"I believe in our humanity."

Amennnnnnnnn.

Appreciate you greatly for inspiring us with this video. It hit my soul and affected me greatly.

Much love and respect @nathankaye

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Man oh man! I'm super touched and honoured that you loved this vibe!
Thank you so so much for the SML Challenge win too!
I'm soothing in a metaphorical gratitude spa from that!
Let's keep raising the vibration!
Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy
Nathan
NK

This is the third version of burning the candle I have listened at first one it was on the nature and it was quite cool to listen to you before you rock on, I have a close friend who is seeking a peaceful life with enlightenment. He still doesn't know what to do about his future and I've sent him your video cause I knew what exactly he will say afterwards, he called me back after watching and both of us had a happy feeling about your reaction to sound that crickets made, he said to me that "This is life man, living it has to be like this" and I also agreed on that. Doing what you love and experiencing the most grateful feelings. This version has flied the roof off such energetic and meaningful! Congrats on 1st place you've deserved it mate! :)

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Teşekkürler erkek kardeş!
Ah yes! That was a very special place! I've lived in many beautiful places, but that cabin and that rainforest had my soul in it...
I will be returning there very soon... 3 & 1/2 years of city life is quite enough for this rainforest loving man...
Anyway, I am ecstatic that you shared it with your friend and you both felt the connection to Mother Earth through it. That makes me very happy indeed...
Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy
Nathan
NK

Whilst this has always always been one of my favourite songs of yours, this performance of it was out of this world!! Woot! Amazing. Xx ❤️

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Mwah mwah mwah!

nathan omg i just love you to death my friend! WOOOOOOOOOOOO damn thats fun... I gotta get a track from you for the STeemit artists Music compilation volume 5. we need nathankaye on there please please https://steemit.com/steemit/@soundlegion/steemit-artists-music-compilation-volume-5-submissions-and-cover-contest-win-25-sbd-now-officially-open

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Wooohoooooo! Thank you so much, radiant woman @soundlegion!
Yes! That sounds like a good plan!
I'll get something submitted to you soon. I'm guessing it's this kinda vibe you'd prefer or...?

Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy
Nathan
NK

Well, congratulations @nathankaye! Your song really connected this week. Not only is it awesome, and was the top trending entry in the openmic tag, it also won week 87! How awesome is that?

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Click here to see who won Open Mic this week:

Steemit Open Mic Week 86 Winners See Who Won Open Mic And Join Us This Week --- by @luzcypher

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That is such an incredible honour!
Thank you from the depths of my heart!
I'm so stoked mate!
See?
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I had to write a post to fit the gratitude in!

Nathan you are a trip and a half. I love your message and echo the sentiment wholeheartedly, but your delivery of it is what sets the world on fire. Nevermind the fact that you made your own electronic foot drums. Why, of all things here, that part makes me most mesmerized is not to be understood, but anyway. So happy you are back in the open mic here again. Cookies for you. Also, I dont know if anyone has commented on how well your editing skills are.. camera changes, filters/effects, etc..but I just wanted to mention that it's all just so well done. I love everything about this. ♥

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DEAR Serena @paintingangels !
Thank you so much!
And thanks for such a well thought out comment. I appreciate it so much.
Blessings and smiles,
NK

Just as awesome this time as the first time I heard this NK classic. Nice, mate!

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Bruthaman @passion-ground! Again I am honoured by your compliments and faith in my music.

Wow! You totally rocked the Faarq out of this. ;-) I am like grinning from ear to ear over here. :-D And the beat boxin with the Slide-Didge is on time... you killed it on this one m8. Awesome performance and message. Have a great day.

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Thanks so much @inthenow!
Grinners are winners!
So stoked that you’re grinning from ear to ear!
Yeeeeehaaaaaaaa!
Blessings and smiles,
Nathan
NK

Happy to see you again! I just love your energy! I cannot see these lyrics being sung by anything more powerful than what you give. Love it!

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Thank you lovely lass!
Great that you dig the message.
I’m honoured.
Blessings and smiles,
NK

WOW!

HOLY FUCKING WOW NATHAN KAYE!!!

What a performance. You're a bonafide rockstar, Sir.

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Sweet @lillywilton Thank you so much! Yeeeeeeeew!
You're a star!
🌟🎭
Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy
Nathan
NK

Welcome back to openmic mate!

What a song and what a performance. powerful ball-tearing I meant vocals, powerful lyrics that is apt in this time.

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THANKS SO much, bro @maverickinvictus!
I’d hoped you’d resonate with the meaning of it.
Blessings and smiles,
NK

great performance ! 😊 ! i love this part (4:05 the beat box with didgeridoo => just amazing )

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Stoked that you dig the vibe, mate! @nice.steemit.you!

Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy
Nathan
NK

Loved it you rocked the house with that peice, just beautiful man, well done.

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Thanks heaps @sanddrift!
Yeeeeeeeeeoooooooooow!

Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy
Nathan
NK

yea Nathan, always digging deep! Enjoyed it! Thanks for bringing it to the table!

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Mate, thank you so so much, my friend! As an artist I always feel to dig really deep and it excites me and enlivens me and relieves me that awesome beings like you recognise that.

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Takes one to know one truly, I resemble that world as well, to a fault ;-)

Hey look who is back, one man band! :) what can I say. You're back with such an ENERGETIC performance.... I noticed the subtle video edits, and fx in synch the song. I like the voice delay and I love when it stops and resumes :) full force. All the best Nathan! Good luck!

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Back again, new and refreshed!
Thanks so much Yiddy! Yeah, I always have delay when I sing and play didge. Just love it!
And played around with video fx for this one too...
:)
Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy
Nathan
NK

Oh man that lap steel is just killer.

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Thanks so much my friend! The Lapsteel is definitely a very special instrument in my world.

This is hella sick Nathan. Rock it!
Damn, if you had one more arm who knows what you could do. haha. :)
Everything top notch! And the video editing, that must have taken a bit of time....
Thats why i say BRILLIANCE CANNOT BE SPAMMED 5 TIMES A DAY! :D

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Woooo!
Thanks so much, lovely!
One more arm! hahaha... I'd slap da bass!!

Massive congrats for your number 2 win today! It was such a fantastic original!

Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy
Nathan
NK

Is it ok if i will use youtube embed link for open mic?

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I think you need to clarify what you mean, mate..?
NOBODY is allowed to use my videos to enter open mic nor any other competition on any platform.
Besides, everyone in Open Mic knows who I am so if you were to try to pretend that it was your video they’d flag you severely.
If you can’t play music yourself then you can’t enter open mic at all.
Isn’t that right @luzcypher?

But are you wondering about the rules of open mic to enter your own self-made material? Then @luzcypher is the best person to ask.

this was simply incredible, believe me I admire people who have the ability to play several things and sing at the same time !!!! It was awesome to see your openmic and to enjoy what you do with the music, you are a monster ... congratulations a hug !! nice to meet you....

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what monster is so amazing you are

Congrats on your win bud