Brand new from the Socks - Don't Let's Be Beastly To The Leavers. A fun new song, recorded and shot today, I do hope everyone enjoys it.
The song itself, obviously, is based on the Noel Coward classic and channels the same satirical message. Having written the lyrics Wednesday evening, I then had to go to the storage unit to rescue my keyboard in order to record it. This is the first song where I've played all of the music for a while, having relied on karaoke tracks for a lot of recent tunes, especially ones that aren't part of the stage show. Possible the last song I played with no assistance was Avengers Reel from the Superheroes show. Anyway, any bum notes, they're all me, played in the key of C then transposed down to B flat so I could sing it.
The video was a tight thing too. My camera has a fault by which the power cable doesn't seem to be working. It's had this glitch on and off over recent years but usually, eg last week when I used it, it fritzed back onto working properly and it charged up. This video was shot in one take, with the camera showing 8 minutes of battery life remaining, and transferred to the laptop on the same bit of juice. I'm now looking at a DV camera that's dead to the world. A problem I'll remember about when it's time for the next video.
And I know there's an error in the subtitles (apart from the indecision about whether to write Lets or Let's, and doing both), which I didn't spot until it was too late. Live with it.
UPDATE: By Mon Feb 4 this has had 3200 views on Facebook, + 820 views of its square version. This compares to 2500 views of Fyre Festival. On Youtube it's only mustered 193 views.
Let's see how many Leavers this drags out of my Facebook woodwork. Chances are there aren't any left. But I did get one slightly hostile comment on last week's Fyre Festival video: