18th May, 2018
Here is the DVD I made as promised along with two audio CD’s called Mainly Instrumental 1 and 2, for ease of reference. With the track lists of same, some dated wrongly as to year of item, but no one’s perfect.
I write this on the 17th but will post to you tomorrow, Friday. George has gone to Dublin today to meet Peter Somers at the Duke Pub in Duke street, where he is to give him a copy of the same DVD, Tich Ennis DVD sample, for his comments. He will probably say I should have brushed my hair. Peter being a visual artist.
The DVD does play on my system, does it play on yours? Mine is attached to a computer, not a TV. I intend giving it or something like it to Tim McDonnell but want to be sure it plays on common or garden DVD players before doing so.
Helena said about the first track, DVD, ‘I hate it’. Probably because I smoke on it, and why not? I do smoke, its part of what I am. Also, on that track I look down at the text on my desk, now I read it off screen or hold the text up next to the screen while reading, as on the other tracks. Cecil B. de Mille was not born in a day, or was he?
The track called Idealism 2 has that name because it had earlier incarnations, slightly differently worded and less well filmed. I now film with the computer against a window so I am bathed (!) in natural light. That hall, our hall, where I film has a large glass window. Its not advisable to record in a glass house. I put a soft cushion in the room and may add another one later, to absorb echo.
Of another track, Envelope, Helena said ‘Beautiful’. You can’t please all the people all the time. On TV producers reject what they call ‘Talking Heads’ programs. Tough luck. Some are very good. My DVD could be played with the vision off.
I used the free program Burn to make the DVD and iTunes to make the audio CD’s, iTunes is hopeless at making DVD’s. But good at audio. Horses for courses.
The Sun shines in through our front hall window in the morning and our front room window, which is actually at the back of the house, in the afternoon, so we couldn’t be better situated. These films (movies, videos) I give you here are all on my blog and Facebook and YouTube so if you had a computer you could see them for nothing.
A tenner would come in handy for the audio discs, the DVD is free. There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Have you been invited to the wedding? Best wishes, David (Tich) Ennis
17th May, 2018