Dig Down - Steem Exclusive Music Video

in #threespeak11 months ago (edited)

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There is a sleeping nook with a mattress and curtain in the corner, which is being swallowed by the encroaching stuff

Mid-process in some kind of electronics repair

Collection of hand planers

Honest-to-goodness floppy disks. You know, for computers :) Modeled by @dillemma

Sewing machine graveyard / parts library

Although this is the second time I have posted this music video for my song "Dig Down" to the Steem blockchain, it might as well be the first... because I originally uploaded the video to DTube and of course it has long since been deleted from the DTube servers, leaving me with an empty shell of a post. So in the spirit of @nonameslefttouse's thingy, this is a Sunday showcase of probably my favorite Steem exclusive music video I have uploaded. This video is not published anywhere else online and the pictures I added have never been published previously. Lyrics at the bottom of the post.

I wrote and recorded this song in my parents' basement on the first night of my summer 2018 vacation back to my hometown of Haines, Alaska. Despite traveling literally all day to get there, and with two young children to boot, I was full of energy and wide awake the first night of our stay. After everyone else fell asleep I took a long walk in the late Alaskan twilight down on the beach that I used to play on as a child. When I got back to my parents' house I picked up my old guitar (my first guitar, which now lives in my parents' basement) and wrote this tune.

I helped dig that basement by hand, with pick and shovel, filling up 5 gallon buckets of dirt to send up a make-shift conveyor belt to my dad's old dump truck. Of course my parents finished the basement the year that I left for college, so I never really reaped the fruits of my labor.

Now, the basement is jam packed full of the collections of objects needed to be a fix-it guy who can fix anything. That is my dad. He can fix almost any kind of mechanical or electrical device you can think of, and he has probably saved all the parts needed and knows just where they are in the chaos. The basement is also where all of my old stuff and the accumulated stuff of my siblings ended up. Old school folders, coin and rock collections, toys, baseball cards... all crammed into shelves and stacked in alcoves and teetering in piles.

Dig Down - lyrics

I want to dig down, down to the bedrock
I want to dig down, down to the bottom
I want to take shovels and picks to the rocks and the dirt
I want to fill buckets and buckets and truckloads of earth

I want to go down, down to the basement
I want to go back, back where it started
I need to remind my brain - because these cells aren't the same
I want to drink straight from the tap of the unfiltered batch

I want to do gown, down to the water
I want to do down, down to the beach
Sometimes it's just out of reach
It's on the tip of the tongue
It's a sound in the dark
and the memories spark

I want to slow down, and savor this moment
I wand to slow down, pause and rewind it
But the hours must pass, neither slower nor fast
and regrets of the future must echo in the past
But the hours must pass, neither slower nor fast
and regrets of the future must echo in the past

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Great tune. My memory tells me this is the first time I've heard it but sometimes I... Uhm. Sometimes I forget what I'm talking about, so maybe I have heard it. But I haven't heard it today until now so that's cool.

I'm enjoying how so many folks taking part in this #showcase-sunday thingy are finding cool ways to bring back old work and breathe new life into it. Deleted content from Dtube, converted to threespeak though? That's a solid approach. Now I'm wondering how many more performances were lost. So much talent out there...

Thanks dude :) Yeah I am sure there are a lot of empty shells of posts from DTube uploads across the blockchain, I know I personally have quite a few and in my case I don't really post my content anywhere else except Steem so there is a lot of Steem exclusive content that evaporated away.

Wow sweet skills with the movement on the guitar Great joint by all means I was even thinking what a serene environment too, now while I can't place my finger on the genre I basically think the lyrics are mellow and appealing to the soul as well. Welldone. Amazing stuff here

now one of my favorite carl songs!! i dont recall hearing it before so i am so happy you reposted it!! what in tarnation is that rusted sieve thingie in the top photo??

That is a super old wind up / clockwork alarm clock that is rusted through to reveal the mechanism inside. My dad found it sticking out of the creek bed next to one of the oldest homestead sites in town, so probably circa 1880 or so although there is no legible make / model to verify

hecka cool!


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Here comes your 3rd 3speak subscriber...
Watching your 3 minutes 41 seconds music video all the way from Kenya 🇰🇪 with lots of love ❤️

I barely play guitar anymore, but I will still straight up play circles ‘round your favorite music bands while buildbetter with you on 3speak

the guitarist who had quick but really cool guitar solos, so me and my fellow steemers keep cheering on and you must be sure to keep smiling 😊 also we agree you're talented.
Keep up with the good work 💯

This is so pretty!

Did you just demonstrated the BEER making process in your music video. Nice music video, keep them coming more. Thanks

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