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Merry Christmas From Old Port Jingles

Merry Christmas from Old Port JinglesWishing everyone a safe and happy holiday. Lily says thanks for anything that comes in a box. She loves it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rangeley Lake Video Update

Rangeley Lake Ducks Maine We’re really excited to be working on some more vacation property videos for Rangeley Lake Houses! In fact, we can’t wait to finish them. It’s been so much fun putting them together that I want to take a second vacation this year, but alas, it’s not in the cards. When you vacation in Rangeley, can make it as fun as you want. For me the vacation was about shooting some beautiful photos and video, spending time in my inflatable raft, enjoying cold beverages on the lake in the hot sun, and of course enjoying the scenic views that you have pretty much everywhere. It’s hard to convey just how relaxing it was, but after taking a week to do as little as possible, I feel refreshed, and ready to rock out some fancy new Jingles.

Speaking of which, I recently submitted a song for fancy contest from New England Subaru. The rules were vague, so I basically took their old jingle, and put the words in there, because I think it had to be. Then I took some creative liberties and ended up with something that I’m not really sure what it is. You can listen to it below if you feel like it, but know that it isn’t what I would normally produce for a business. Who knows, maybe you will like it and want one just like it, or maybe I will win the contest!

Subaru Jingle

I also have been working on a new jingle for my favorite restaurant in North Conway, Delaney’s. This one has a very old rock and roll, almost rockabilly feel to it. Have a listen to it and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Delaney's Groove

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Introducing Geron Hoy

On April 26th 2011, prepare to meet Geron Hoy. On that day the album “Soldier” will drop from Jamity Records. I haven’t heard it all, but it would seem that whatever Jamity Records is doing, they are doing it right. Somehow they managed to capture the essence of what Geron has been trying to do for over 10 years, and it’s worth a listen or 12. I can easily see the track “Lady Crow” used in an episode of Sons of Anarchy, and you can get a copy of right now on iTunes.

I first met Geron Hoy in Mary Lyon Hall at Plymouth State College. It was 1999, grunge rock was long dead, and terrible dance music was heard all over campus. I would often play my electric guitar in my room, hoping to meet like minded heads. Geron showed up within a couple of hours. He had his guitar and it was about 2 minutes before we started playing.

He started playing “Wild Horses.” I hung a few notes over what he was doing and I don’t know if we sang it or not, but we had clicked. Imagine my surprise when he told me he had only been playing for 6 weeks. I was shocked. His timing and rhythm was spot on. He didn’t play too loud or too quiet. He just had “it”, and meeting someone who had “it” was refreshing.

Geron HoyWe soon started playing around campus and the music was surprisingly well received. He did most of the singing, but had no problem if I wanted to sing a song here and there. He was quickly growing as a musician and I was able to watch the transformation as he shaped his natural ability into a musical personality that was creative force to be reckoned with.

It was much to my chagrin when Geron left Plymouth to study graphics at the Central Connecticut.  We still would visit each other and jam whenever we could, and it was always fun, but soon school was over. Geron moved to New York City to pursue music and I moved to Portland, Maine. I visited him a total of three times in New York – July and September of 2005, and once again in October of 2006. The first two trips we were able to jam and record some on a computer, which blew my mind at the time. I was even able to sit in with him at one of his gigs. Somewhere there’s a DVD of that kicking around. It wasn’t long after that Geron moved to Austin, where he was able to meet up with some more musicians who also realized that Geron had a charisma on and off stage that makes him something of an enigma.

What sets Geron apart from other musicians that I’ve played with, is that he does not do it for money, fame or fortune. He does it because he has to. That’s all there is too it. He doesn’t have an ego about it, there’s no pretentiousness. He just knows that playing his songs is something he has to do. His passion for music bleeds through his guitar and you hear it in his voice.

I’m glad I met Geron when I did. Watching him grow has a truly prolific life experience, like watching a glacier move. You may not see the changes daily, but one morning you look up and it’s moved on to devour another mountain. I am honored and truly fortunate to call him my friend. Nice job, Geron. You’ve made something amazing and I could not be more proud of you man. Put that in your book.
-Erich

Check out his Facebook page or Geron Hoy dot com

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Hubspot Rocks

I just upgraded one of our mics and our DAW interface and needed to test both of these out. I was in need of something to write about I remembered I had seen an article on how to find writing inspiration on the HubSpot marketing blog, when it hit me. Why not write a song about HubSpot?

If you own a business and you’re not familiar with HubSpot, you’re doing yourself a disservice. I use many of there free tools, and frequently read their blog. It’s filled with all kinds of useful information that can help you with elements of lead generation, social media, blogging and more. Anyway, I figured I would honor them with a tune, since they are such a creative bunch. HubSpot if you hear it, hope you like it, and I just might be able to be coerced into making a video for this…

.....................HubSpot Rocks......................

New Interface Hubspot JamThis song was really an experiment in testing out the Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP firewire interface. Some of the these levels may be off because of that. No musicians were brought in, most of this was done in one or two takes. I’m going to post a full review of it later this week, once I’ve had a chance to put it through some more tests and familiarize with the software it came with. Hopefully I’ll get a chance soon to come back to this piece and do it some justice.
Erich

edit:Wow! I never thought I’d be getting this kind of feedback! I’m really glad that people at HubSpot found it interesting! Lots of interest in the video, I’m not quite sure when I will get around to this but my initial idea on a video for this was puppets. I have no Idea why, but I just thought it would be the easiest coolest thing to do for a song like this. Green screens, socks, yarn etc.

Anyway, I’ve also re-mixed with this tune with a little more bass as was needed. (Thanks Dan!)

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Event DJ’s & Viral Marketing

What an exciting week here at Old Port Jingles. We are in the process of upgrading our equipment, and it’s always so much fun to have new toys to play with. Our biggest upgrades will come in the form of our live DJ equipment. We’re going to order brand new powered speakers with some nice stands, as well as a new mixer that is capable of all sorts of fun things. Vocal effects, song mixing, and much much more are coming in the near future. We’re also upgrading our wireless mic system, and even going to purchase a tent to keep us cool in the heat, and dry just in case it rains. Are you looking for an event DJ in Maine this year? Let us know, our rates are extremely affordable, and you don’t have to sacrifice quality or professionalism. We will do events, parties, business functions, or any other kind of function you could imagine. Keep us in mind next time you need some live music.

Need a Viral Video?

With the Super Bowl coming up, viral marketing again takes a center stage, as advertisers pay over 2.5 million dollars for a 30 second spot. We love viral marketing, and we can get it to you for far less than that. Let Old Port Jingles write and produce your awesome viral marketing song for under $1500. Why not grab the attention of radio listeners everywhere with a funny song that shows your sense of humor, and also gets people in the door? You won’t be disappointed. Take a look at what a viral song can do for your business today.

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Loop a Day #5

Day 5 by OldPortJingles

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Loop a Day #4

“Not Penny’s Boat”
This is why you practice. So you don’t rip off themes from your favorite shows!
Day4 by OldPortJingles
not pennys boat

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Loop a Day #3

Day3 by OldPortJingles

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A Loop a Day #2

Day # 2 of the loop a day challenge!
not a jingle by OldPortJingles

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A Loop a Day…

It’s winter, and we’re all bored, so we are going to try to make a Loop a day for the next week. Here’s the first one:
Day1 by OldPortJingles

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