YouTube and Twitch

NatesYouTubeI've always tried to share out the music I've recorded at least with the folks who helped create it, but also with our small audience as they have been interested in having a copy. First this was on cassette tape with elaborate covers, then CDs with lightscribe etched art, then iTunes in the form of a podcast, and then MP3 downloads posted on my website. Streaming live on Twitch and posting finished videos on YouTube are just the most recent form of sharing this stuff.

I actually started posting videos back in 2006 but not with any regularity and most of it was just old stuff I had on VHS tapes from the 90s which I had moved to digital formats. Back then I was using iMovie on my PowerBook (remember those?). The process of making videos was a fun creative pursuit all on its own - nothing like writing a song or playing it - but it took me MORE time to complete a video for a song than recording the song itself. I eventually stopped using OSX and went back to Linux and creating videos without iMovie was more pain than it was worth to me.

Over the past couple years the software for video production on Linux has gotten considerably better and I find it now takes me only slightly more time to create a video than to record a tune, and if I stream on Twitch in real time I can cut that time down considerably. I recently wrote about the process I'm using to create videos in a blog post. See How I record and make videos from Aug 29, 2018. As a result I've been making more videos of late and hope to continue.

I have three basic types of videos I plan to keep making and will archive in separate playlists:

  • YouTube and Twitch

    Music videos I've posted on social media

  • Thus Sang the Bard at Beltaine

    tunes I wanted to bring to Bardic Circle but never got good recordings for with the group

  • Bardic Circle - Samhain, MMXI

    Sport and Cate Moran help me carry on without Tim

  • TdB Bardic Circle Podcast

    All that is left of the podcast which I used to run in iTunes where I posted spippets of practice sessions or other funny stuff

  • Bardic Circle - Samhain, MMVIII

    more musicians and more merry music making in the medieval inspired genre

  • Momus and the Fomorians - Samhain MMVI

    More originals by Tim rounded out with lots more Irish and English folk

  • Comyn's Bardic Closet - Beltaine, MMVI

    Irish and medieval inspired folk tunes with several originals by Tim

  • NRN - Mostly Covers

    Mostly inspired by Rob, we worked up a lot of actual recognizable covers for a couple summers

  • Looking For Me

    I'm done screaming

  • Uruk Hai - Angel of Mercy

    An eclectic miscellany

  • LVC Sessions

    an EP of sorts produced by Todd of a few songs Ned and I had worked up

  • PREY

    an EP recorded by John in his basement

  • The Flying Mollusks

    some more original trip-metal meat puppets inspired material

  • In the daze of Ralph

    Ned, Todd, and I collaborate. Todd was a large influence here as he had been writing longer.

  • Identity Crisis

    more attempts at writing songs but perhaps a little angrier

  • Introspection

    My first attempts at writing songs

  • Chipmunks on Acid

    A very silly set of songs inspired mainly by my friend John

  • Me, Him, and the Other Ones

    Merry antics and deep lyrics by Morgan, great guitar work by Erik