In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video

Posted by: gibson

In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/01/15 06:06 AM

My mate Rolf drew this cartoon and lost it on the internet many years ago and this song is based on that cartoon. blush
It is also my first attempt at a video using Crazy Talk Animator 2 and during the long frustrating process I gained an amazing amount of respect for Pat (Marr) and his cartoon for Eddie.

In Peace

Well I've been sitting here dreaming about Christmas
and wondering if it's too late to be good
'cos no matter how hard I try
I just can't seem to comply
with all that's written in all those good books

'cos I like to drink I like to smoke and I definitely like to drive fast
I like to burn the candle at both ends, and the middle
seems Santa on his sleigh always gets lost around my way
'cos I ever never see my fat friend

he sits upon my chimney pot, newspaper in his hand
a cup of coffee resting by his feet
humming to himself Merry Christmas everyone
and saying for heaven's sake can't you leave a man in peace.

the girl next door man she is a cutie,
well she was about forty years ago
she says she still looks after her appearance,
but I say oh no no no no no no
I still have my 6 pack, protected by a thick layer of fat
the only exercise is running the bath
I try to jog my memory about how to be good
but Santa never comes in my house

instead he's sitting upon my chimney pot, newspaper in his hand
a cup of coffee resting by his feet
he's humming to himself Merry Christmas everyone
and saying for heaven's sake can't you leave a man in peace.

he sits upon my chimney pot, newspaper in his hand
a cup of coffee resting by his feet
he's humming to himself Merry Christmas everyone
and saying for heaven's sake can't you leave a man in peace.
Ho, Ho, Ho Merry Christmas.

RealTracks in song: 1682:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 165
RealTracks in song: ~374:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Hank Sw 190
RealTracks in style: ~~525:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 190
RealTracks in song: ~1098:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm JazzSwingFreddie Sw 190

Vocals via Rode NT2 and Line 6 UX2
backing vocals by The Flab Four
Sleigh bell sample in Fl Studio

Enjoy

Alyn

Happy Christmas to all
Posted by: Scott C

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/01/15 11:28 AM

Hey Alyn

Another awesome song. Loved the lyrics. Well done. Loved the video too. do I hear a little skiffle in there.
Posted by: Muzic Trax

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/01/15 11:33 AM

Very nicely done Sir. I also liked the video and cartoon.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Trax
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/01/15 12:50 PM

the girl next door man she is a cutie,
well she was about forty years ago
she says she still looks after her appearance,
but I say oh no no no no no no

Now, that's vintage Gibson!!

This is hilarious! Love the cartoon, the animation, and the song. Gave me a very good (and very needed) laugh!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: VideoTrack

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/01/15 08:53 PM

Alyn
Great song, great animations, lots of laughs.
Enjoyed it all the way, especially the girl next door bit
Posted by: PeterF

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/01/15 11:25 PM

Alyn
That was fun! - liked the video accompaniment and general feel.
Another unique song.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/02/15 05:39 AM

HA!

One of your best writes, Alyn (among so many interesting ones...).

I was chuckling through the whole thing!

"'cos no matter how hard I try
I just can't seem to comply"

"...and the middle"

"...for heaven's sake can't you leave a man in peace."

"...but I say oh no no no no no no" HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

"I still have my 6 pack, protected by a thick layer of fat"

Nuggets.

The "group sing" on the last chorus was really nice!

Nice to have an original Christmas song posted... even if it is anti-Santa... smile

Merry Christmas, to you, sir!

floyd
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/02/15 07:31 AM

The lyric is wry, clever and laugh out loud funny.
That's a combo one doesn't run across every day!

Somebody mentioned skiffle, a genre I learned a
little about because of my love of the Beatles, and
yep I also think it's there.

Folks have already singled out many great lines so
I won't attempt to compete. Just a "we both like it!"

J&B
Posted by: boehm

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/02/15 08:31 AM

Hi Alyn,

thanks a lot for this Christmas song
of another kind. The lyrics kept me
laughing all the time. And you
added a great video.
Enjoyed, enjoyed, enjoyed!

Guenter
Posted by: SRP

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/02/15 10:09 AM

Merry Christmas Alyn! A very fun song that I really enjoyed (especially the cute video). I'm glad that Christmas songs are starting to come out and you started us off with a lot of humor...thanks for getting us in the mood. Good write, production and I would say that we all have our own definition of "Peace"...thanks for sharing yours.
Sonny
Posted by: RnAM

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/02/15 11:39 AM

Hahahaha..... laugh laugh
this is a great song accompanied by a great video!
Funny lyrics, enjoyed everything from the beginning till the end!
Posted by: Rob4580

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/02/15 12:44 PM

Mate your the best. smile
Rob
Posted by: gibson

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/02/15 08:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Hey Alyn

Another awesome song. Loved the lyrics. Well done. Loved the video too. do I hear a little skiffle in there.


Glad you enjoyed my foray into video.
Yes I now hear skiffle also, I loved that genre and grew up a-strumming to Lonnie Donegan
thanks for listening

Alyn
Posted by: gibson

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/02/15 08:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Muzic Trax
Very nicely done Sir. I also liked the video and cartoon.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Trax


Thank you Sir, blush Glad you enjoyed

Alyn
Posted by: gibson

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/02/15 08:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
the girl next door man she is a cutie,
well she was about forty years ago
she says she still looks after her appearance,
but I say oh no no no no no no

Now, that's vintage Gibson!!

This is hilarious! Love the cartoon, the animation, and the song. Gave me a very good (and very needed) laugh!! Take care. Greg


I played the song to the lady in question and she didn't notice the reference, phew *wipes brow* grin

Glad you had a good laugh, always needed these days

Alyn
Posted by: gibson

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/02/15 08:31 PM

Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Alyn
Great song, great animations, lots of laughs.
Enjoyed it all the way, especially the girl next door bit


I still laugh at that verse myself especially, as I said in my reply to Greg, she didn't notice the reference laugh

Gotta have a laugh!!

Alyn
Posted by: gibson

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/02/15 08:35 PM

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Alyn
That was fun! - liked the video accompaniment and general feel.
Another unique song.


Cheers mate, so glad you had fun and a laugh

I hope Santa calls round your way, bearing musical gifts!

Alyn
Posted by: gibson

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/02/15 08:37 PM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
HA!

One of your best writes, Alyn (among so many interesting ones...).

I was chuckling through the whole thing!

"'cos no matter how hard I try
I just can't seem to comply"

"...and the middle"

"...for heaven's sake can't you leave a man in peace."

"...but I say oh no no no no no no" HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

"I still have my 6 pack, protected by a thick layer of fat"

Nuggets.

The "group sing" on the last chorus was really nice!

Nice to have an original Christmas song posted... even if it is anti-Santa... smile

Merry Christmas, to you, sir!

floyd

It wasn't so much anti-Santa more Santa being anti me mad grin

glad you had a laugh!! and a Merry Christmas to you also!!

Alyn
Posted by: dcuny

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/02/15 09:28 PM

+1 on all the above.

Usually I skip videos (so I can focus on the music), but I'm glad I didn't on this. laugh
Posted by: gibson

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/03/15 01:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
The lyric is wry, clever and laugh out loud funny.
That's a combo one doesn't run across every day!

Somebody mentioned skiffle, a genre I learned a
little about because of my love of the Beatles, and
yep I also think it's there.

Folks have already singled out many great lines so
I won't attempt to compete. Just a "we both like it!"

J&B


Thanks for the "laugh aloud funny" I really appreciate that.
So glad you both liked it

Alyn
Posted by: gibson

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/03/15 01:35 PM

Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Alyn,

thanks a lot for this Christmas song
of another kind. The lyrics kept me
laughing all the time. And you
added a great video.
Enjoyed, enjoyed, enjoyed!

Guenter


If you can't laugh then what a sad life!!!!
Hope I've shamed my fat friend into turning up this year grin

Alyn
Posted by: tommyad

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/03/15 08:07 PM

Alan, I absolutely laughed my way through the whole song. Your sense of humor is only surpassed by your enormous imagination. Another stylistic gem. Merry Christmas friend, Tom
Posted by: RichMac

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/03/15 09:59 PM

Good one Alyn!
Liked running the bath and jogging the memory and the flab 4.
Best wishes for Christmas. Cheers.
Posted by: gibson

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/04/15 07:28 PM

Originally Posted By: SRP
Merry Christmas Alyn! A very fun song that I really enjoyed (especially the cute video). I'm glad that Christmas songs are starting to come out and you started us off with a lot of humor...thanks for getting us in the mood. Good write, production and I would say that we all have our own definition of "Peace"...thanks for sharing yours.
Sonny


Thanks Sonny, glad you had a laugh.
I cannot compete with the more conventional Xmas songs, like yours, so I take on the role of Scrooge grin
I hope you and your family have a good Christmas

All the best

Ayn
Posted by: gibson

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/04/15 07:32 PM

Originally Posted By: RnAM
Hahahaha..... laugh laugh
this is a great song accompanied by a great video!
Funny lyrics, enjoyed everything from the beginning till the end!


Hehe :D,
I am glad my somewhat cynical version of Christmas made you laugh!
My Christmas wish is to produce a video like Anne Marie's cool

I hope you both enjoy he festive period
best wishes

Alyn
Posted by: gibson

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/04/15 07:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Mate your the best. smile
Rob


Cheers Rob grin
Hope you and your family have a good Christmas down under

Alyn
Posted by: ROG

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/05/15 10:50 AM

Hi Alyn.

A Christmas Classic!

If it goes viral it could be your pension for life.

Great video, too. Looking forward to more of those as you find your way around the program.

ROG.
Posted by: gibson

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/05/15 05:51 PM

Originally Posted By: dcuny
+1 on all the above.

Usually I skip videos (so I can focus on the music), but I'm glad I didn't on this. laugh


I am glad I drew you in grin to my cynical/ funny version of Christmas laugh
Have a good one yourself and I hope Santa drops in LOL

Alyn
Posted by: gibson

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/05/15 06:01 PM

Originally Posted By: tommyad
Alan, I absolutely laughed my way through the whole song. Your sense of humor is only surpassed by your enormous imagination. Another stylistic gem. Merry Christmas friend, Tom


I always try to look on the bright side of life, now there's a title for a song smile grin
Laughter gets me through the day and I'm so glad it filtered through with this ditty!

Have a good Christmas with your dear wife and new Telecaster. Cuddle them both on Christmas day blush laugh .

best wishes
Alyn
Posted by: gibson

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/05/15 06:04 PM

Originally Posted By: RichMac
Good one Alyn!
Liked running the bath and jogging the memory and the flab 4.
Best wishes for Christmas. Cheers.


Cheers Rich

That's the only exercise I get these days blush so that verse was accurate grin hence the Flab Four

All the best

Alyn
Posted by: gibson

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/06/15 01:14 AM

Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Alyn.

A Christmas Classic!

If it goes viral it could be your pension for life.

Great video, too. Looking forward to more of those as you find your way around the program.

ROG.


Thanks ROG
Quote:
If it goes viral it could be your pension for life.
HA wish but with 72 plays so far I have a long way to go. grin

All the best

Alyn
Posted by: Sundance

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/06/15 09:36 AM

This is great Alyn! So creative and funny.
Wonderful job in every way.
Well done.
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/06/15 09:58 AM

I enjoyed every minute of this. Didn't read any comments, lyrics or such so that when I hit Play, everything would be fresh and I'd get the complete Gibsonization experience.

I don't always get everything from my own knowledge base or on the first listen. That's when reading the lyrics and comments put me onto the deeper or hidden innuendo that scooted by to fast for someone like me that still lives in a rural, wooded area.

But, when I get it, I'm all in....

Your stuff is great. ...and refreshing.
Posted by: dani48

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/06/15 03:15 PM

Marry Christmas to you too Alyn olĀ“friend !

Your tune suited the cartoon
perfectly ! I really admire all
people that can do such video work !


Cheers
Dani
Posted by: gibson

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/07/15 10:09 AM

Originally Posted By: Sundance
This is great Alyn! So creative and funny.
Wonderful job in every way.
Well done.


Cheers Josie, so glad you enjoyed it!

Hope you and the family have a great Christmas

Alyn
Posted by: gibson

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/07/15 10:14 AM

Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
I enjoyed every minute of this. Didn't read any comments, lyrics or such so that when I hit Play, everything would be fresh and I'd get the complete Gibsonization experience.

I don't always get everything from my own knowledge base or on the first listen. That's when reading the lyrics and comments put me onto the deeper or hidden innuendo that scooted by to fast for someone like me that still lives in a rural, wooded area.

But, when I get it, I'm all in....

Your stuff is great. ...and refreshing.


What a great post! Thanks a lot!!! I lived on the edge of a 400square mile forest for nearly 10 years. I miss the silence!

Glad you enjoyed the Gibson Christmas

Alyn
Posted by: gibson

Re: In Peace, my new Christmas song plus video - 12/07/15 10:16 AM

Originally Posted By: dani48
Marry Christmas to you too Alyn olĀ“friend !

Your tune suited the cartoon
perfectly ! I really admire all
people that can do such video work !


Cheers
Dani


It was very frustrating doing the video so I also admire and have immense respect for them also.

Glad you enjoyed and I hope Santa stops by grin

Alyn