Steemit Open Mic Week 88 - Wicked Game/Woman in You (Cover mashup in 432Hz)

in #openmic5 years ago (edited)

So this one-man festival is back again after last week's surprising win with a request from the MSP Waves PALnet crew of song that has become an iconic esotericism over there called WICKED GAME by Chris Isaac, but with a twist because it's a
Wicked Game (Chris Isaac)/Woman in You (Ben Harper) Cover mashup for Steemit Open Mic Week 88.

I literally have hundreds of original songs I could perform and most of you know that I usually like to have a particular cause or issue to address, but I hope it's ok for me to do the odd cover here and there...

As with all my live one-man-band performances,

nothing is looped


nothing is prerecorded

  • My feet are playing home-made electronic foot drums (Kick, snare, open hi-hat, crash cymbal).
  • My hands are playing acoustic 6 string guitar with a second set of pickups for electric guitar pad fx.
  • My mouth is singing.

What's this One-man Voodoo?!

Now, I don't normally spend any time describing the complexities involved in doing all those things at once, but you see, you might just get carried away with the song, or some vocal line, or a guitar solo, or an unfamiliar chord and not realise that all the other instruments are still being played simultaneously.
In fact, that's what I'm hoping happens.
That you just drift along with the journey of the performance forgetting about the technicality involved.

But this time I want you to pay closer attention.

Breaking it down

Focus in, especially, with moments where there's singing falsetto with intense emotions, whilst guitar soloing in a different rhythm and melody, whilst playing syncopated drum beats.

Perhaps some jugemental musicians out there might think these things on their own, individually, might not be all that impressive (you know, "Oh I reckon such and such plays guitar better than him, or such and such is a better drummer, or his voice isn't as good as _ _ _" and they maybe be right about that independently), but together these elements are doing something quite important in the music itself.
The instruments are talking to each other and filling in completely different, yet complementary roles within the sonic and rhythmic structure of the piece.

I'm highlighting this not to impress you, but rather to impress upon you the importance of self-discipline when it comes to practicing your passion.

PASSION - Dreaming vs Being

It's one thing to figure out what your passion is or your soul-purpose on this planet is, but the difference between dreaming that dream and living that dream is as far apart as heaven and hell.

Consistent Focussed Practice.
Rinse and Repeat.

Always be on the path of mastery (as a student of life).
Always be improving millimeter by millimeter.

Anyway, I really hope you all enjoy this... AND WATCH OUT FOR THE ENDING!!!!

Blissful Blessings and smiles,
In Joy

Here are my previous Open Mic entries:

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Your a legend mate, an Earth warrior of the light, may you continue to shine for the whole world!

Wow! Those words went straight to my heart, @thesimpson! Thank you so much!
All I can say is that I try, but don't always succeed at being that Earth warrior of light...

Sounds SO good Nathan! Loving it man.

Woohoo! Thank you so much bruthaman!
Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy

I listened to it twice. Your voice from the start mmmm you feel it for sure. I just love that song and then how its mashed up. Beautiful. Ok, I'm going to listen to it again!

Wow! Thank you! I'm so stoked that you dig this vibe! Oh, you like the softer voice in the beginning?
That's secretly how I sing when I'm alone at home. It's my favourite. Whereas in public the wild, warrior lion is unleashed!

Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy

That was awesome dude, if this doesn't win this week I'm flagging @meno like a french girl. Excellent cover, I don't often resteem but this gets an exception.

That last line hahaha.

Glad you stuck around for that last line....
Also, I'm stoked you dug the cover and chuffed you resteemed it @soundwavesphoton!
I guess it's one to add to the MSP Waves backfill too... I mean...
PS. If you do flag Meno like a French girl, please video it! Haha!

Hey I'm that french girl you know. :p Just so you know, this french girl is powerful :D LOL

You are most definitely a warrior woman @foxyspirit... And French? Or French Canadian?

Une française Canadienne et en ce moment franco-Ontarienne :) A joyful french Canadian ^_^

Sweet! mon cheri... xox

You are awesome. Just followed you. You are a machine.

Thank you so much @papaudeme!
I've been following you for some time.
Thanks so much for resteeming!
Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy

That was some AWESOME SHIT!!!
And I have one request: NEVER-EVER stop playing! CHEERS!

Wooo! Thanks so much @svemirac!
Ok. I promise to never stop playing.

I don't think it would be possible for me to stop. The goddess of music possessed my body long ago. She's in control! I release to her divine power!

Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy

bruh! so epic!
That Chris Isaak song is one of my all-time favourites - but the way you served the Ben Harper style put 'the woman in you' over the top!! incredible. Great choice of songs to complement each other, and virtuoso playing. Super sick. Can't wait to come jam.

Woohoo! Thanks so much broski @hugothepoet!

Let's definitely get our jam happen pronto! Only in Melbourne until the 2nd of July before relocating to Byron!
Perhaps we write a tune together!
Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy

I'm giving you a standing ovation right now! ... No, really... Damn you're good bro! Well deserved curie :-) <3

Oh bro! I'm deeply honoured by that.
STanding ovation?
Does that mean I should take a bow?
Thanks so much, heartman!
Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy

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What a blessing! Thank you so much!
Smile just got brighter!

Super rad Nathan, love the performance and also the line:

Always be improving millimeter by millimeter.

Don't know why but that stood out to me this morning. It's a great reminder to take it slow but to keep moving forward <3

Naaaaw! Thanks so much, lovely @amymya!
Yes, you got it!
The main message I was trying to convey is that becoming good at something is a slow, consistent, persistent, self-disciplined (almost imperceptible) practice of growth.
In fact, I'm going to actually write edit and that in there because I don't want others to miss it and you inadvertently helped me highlight it.
Hugs, kisses and many other blisses to you!

As usual you have produced great content here! I have listened to it twice so far lol. The comment about vegemite cracked me up. I was totally NOT expecting that but probably should have expected it from you, silly. I love your music and your passion and your desire to share your creativity with others. I'm so glad you won! You deserve it :)

Thank you so much, lovely @socent!
Listened twice? Wow!
I'm so glad you picked up my little Helpie joke!!! Yay! And yes, the larrikin in me likes to pull people into a serious world and sometimes push them into the other end of the spectrum of fun humour (and vice-versa).
Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy

You are a wonderful entertainer, my dear. With a very vibrant personality. It's easy to pick up on your positive energy and uplifting vibes in your music, I like it.

Mate, this is a freaking epic cover, dude! I felt this through every strand... "Wicked Good," bro!

Thanks bruthaman @passion-ground! I wasn't sure whether I should do it because I have so many originals and I almost always like to make sure there's a powerful message in my offerings, but I couldn't resist... It just felt right and I'd hoped others would feel that too...
Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy

Yes, mate... Sometimes we just gotta do what feels good and what is fun! These two simple elements often yield a powerful message of their very own. :-)

first chord, and I'm like "oh shit!", scrolling up to read the title to make sure I guessed it right... yep! lol

Awesome delivery Nate! Love how you make percussion sound with your guitar.

Scrolling to see if @soundwavesphoton is loosing his panties over this :))

Ha! Fuck yeah! You were switched on from the first chord!! Sababa!
And cool you noticed the percussive sound on the guitar too. Nothing gets passed you!
Thanks so much @ankapolo!
Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy

That song and your voice is absolutely amazing! Congratulations. Like any best band from years 60 and 70. Heard this lovely son was a really big pleasure... I gonna hear again!

Thanks so much @elvita!
I'm happy that you like this performance!

Nathan you mashing up two of my favorite songs is just heaven! What a powerful performance. You're amazing. Thank you for sharing your talent and your spirit with us!

Naaaaw! Thanks heaps @melavie! That means so much coming from such an incredibly talented being, like you are.
Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy

Hey Nathan,

This is an amazing performance of this (for many) beloved song!

I am thrilled to have discovered this, you and sending you my greetings from a very very distant place (Greece that is :))

All the best :)

Oh that's wonderful! Thank you so much @katerinaramm!
Blessings from Australia!
in joy

Love that Ben Harper song, and you just nailed it man!!

Isn't Ben's songwriting amazing! Love this song too!
Thanks so much, my friend @pedromrmourato!

I like the concept, good job.

Thank you so much! Glad you dig the concept. I hope you think I pulled it off?
Is that one-man band concept or the mashup of 2 covers concept?!

Blissful blessings and smiles
in joy

The more concepts the better @nathankaye

Nice guitar's sound, voice and cover !

good sounds have nice day

God dammit! What an awesome song... I totally loved it, like for real! I loved the whole groove of this thing.

You blew my mind, bro! You got yourself a new fan hahaha no homo tho xD

nice piano musical video

Too smooth, too good, I positive this song could be the perfect theme song for many new movies and series. I can picture it.
My respects to you, sir.

This is awesomeeee!!!! I really enjoy this and your crazy energy! amazing!!!

I loved your writing, you killed me with that, I support you and you have all the reason. Your work is excellent, a hug.

Thanks @dianakyv. Happy you like my writing. Hopefully you enjoyed the music performance too.

this was chill back tune of the night.... just put this entry on and vibed the hell out of it

I fucking love this—the song, the performance, the layers of complexity... but also the message in this post. I tend to neglect my practice. Sometimes I don't touch my guitars for months. The last few years, as a mother of young children, my instruments were left in the closet the majority of the time.

But now I've got them out. My kids are actually asking me to play them songs! And it is so good to let the music flow again.

I appreciate you writing about the differentiation between dreaming and being.

Consistent Focussed Practice.
Rinse and Repeat.

Sounds about right. Add a whole lot of heart, and at least some fun. ;) That's what it takes to keep going. You cracked me up at the end, btw. I'd say you're walking the path and groovin' along the way. Glad to find you here. 💖 Shine on!

Fuck yeah, man. I never imagined someone could do a cover of wicked game that was better than the original! And the mash-up worked out smashingly. Amazing work!!!

Classic cover with a nice fusion! But your last OpenMic Freestyle with the didgeridoo was on another planet , the one we try to create ;)
Rock on!
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