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Music YouTube

“Stuck in the Suez” Sea Shanty-Inspired Song

At the time of writing this post, Evergreen’s Ever Given cargo ship is still stuck in the Suez Canal. I was inspired by this incident to write a song about it.

Sail my ship on the Seven Seas
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

Ship gets stuck. Trade falls to its knees.
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

Help me out now, won’t you please?
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

Things are always weird when you’re Taiwanese
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

Nothing in Life is Ever Given
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

Escape from Egypt without any Leaven
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

Get me out of Hell and into Heaven
Stuck in the Suez! Stuck in the Suez!

And here is the original acapella version that started it all:

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Audio Technology Video YouTube

Tula Microphone and USB Recorder

I recently made an unboxing video for my new Tula microphone and portable USB recorder. I had supported the Tula Indiegogo campaign last year, and was excited to try it out and compare it with my trusty Blue Yeti Pro microphone.

After seeing my original video, the manufacturers reached out and informed me that my lavalier mic and Tula unit might have been defective, which explains the high noise levels in the original video. I have since made a follow-up video using the replacement equipment that they sent me.

I have been really impressed by the proactiveness and responsiveness of their customer support team. The Tula itself has been a great complement to my existing gear, and has become one of my go-to mics to use for podcasting, streaming, and video production. And the built-in noise cancellation is simply amazing for my makeshift work from home studio setup.

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Music YouTube

Imagine

John Lennon was murdered forty years ago yesterday. This unplugged ukulele and vocal cover of “Imagine” is a tribute to his life, work, and legacy.

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Japanese Music YouTube

Happy Year of the Rat Attack

I recently got to play a capoeira fighting henchman in this new video from musical YouTubers The Gregory Brothers and Japanese yodeling sensation Takeo Ischi. Happy year of the Rat Attack, y’all! 🐀Hope you enjoy the music video.

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Audio Culture Music YouTube

Everybody Knows

“Everybody Knows” is the first Leonard Cohen song that I ever heard
I recorded this cover last night
a capella and raw
like how i am feeling now

* Actually my cover is a cover of Concrete Blonde’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s original

In dark times, don’t let the music die