I just posted the video for Rainbird. Watch below or go to my music video page at http://CantaireDe.com/videos.htm. You’ll see in the video I ended up using a “real” bird instead of the 3d models I was trying to make. The 3d software was still useful, though. It let me add other effects, like the… Continue reading How does a bird sing in freezing rain?
I used to do 3D modeling and art way back when the technology first came out in the late 80’s. The state of the art has improved a lot since then, so I thought I’d try making a hummingbird for the Rainbird music video. Even free 3d software is a lot more powerful than the… Continue reading Hummingbird Scrubbie
We’re starting to thaw out after days around -30F. Just in time for my new song released today, which coincidentally is about a bird caught in a freezing rain storm. I didn’t plan the timing of the release with the weather by the way. The song was submitted for distribution at the beginning of January… Continue reading Rainbird
I’ve been having a hard time with asthma and lung infections for months, so I’ve worked on more instrumentals. Today I’m glad to release a new song called Amazing Grace Requiem (Rest). It’s a trumpet and violin tribute of the classic that follows the original lyrics by John Newton more closely. In creating it I… Continue reading Amazing Grace Requiem (Rest)
Just released a peppy new mandolin song. It’s the first one recorded on my new Celtic-style Kentucky mandolin. Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/52qQSfCvFVcqXoZ4xamuTw?si=pENEfSu9TGO3LFpVpHC4IA or at CantaireDe.com Get it on iTunes or AppleMusic: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dance-in-the-field-single/1391966867 Enjoy!
It’s over 80F and sunny today, but summer is over and so is the fair season. I got all the fair footage I needed for the music video to the Irish song, Beidh Aonach Amáireach I gContae An Chláir (There’s A Fair Tomorrow In County Claire). Maybe you’ll recognize some of the fairs in the… Continue reading Beidh Aonach Amáireach… (There’s A Fair Tomorrow)
I got a few variety packs of Dunlop guitar picks and thought I should review what I found about their characteristics. I also include some Clayton wood and horn picks and other picks I’ve been using for comparison. Medium Thickness Picks First, the medium picks. So far my favorite general use pick for the acoustic… Continue reading Guitar & Mandolin Pick Review