I've been fairly singularly unable to remix Lisa, because my piano and arranging skills are the most meager of my many meager lacks, musically. Fortunately, I believe in the concept of the work-around--doing what little my skills permit, rather than wallowing in my lack. This weekend, I created a different kind of remix. I went through the search engine at creativecommons.org, found photographs from artists on Flickr dot com who post creative commons photos for others to use, and assembed
a music video for Lisa's gorgeous song "Tigers" off her second Magnatune.com album, conveniently enough also named "Tigers". It's a song about what it's like to realize that a relationship you once loved very much is over. Lisa weaves a skillful story, using the disappearance of tigers, of all things, as her central metaphor.
I am very pleased with the resulting music video, a story in stills. Please come join me in experiencing:
the Lisa DeBenedictis--"Tigers" music video
I am grateful that great photographers put such wonderful images into the Creative Commons, making this type of adventure possible and satisfying. Needless to say, I'm grateful to Lisa for such a cool song, off a very cool album.