Sometimes ideas don’t work out as intended. Facebook live can be great fun. We could see messages from people listening and respond to them, so it felt like we were together even in the virtual space. But, unfortunately the plan didn’t work out well overall.
Joel went live on his own page instead of the band page so you all probably couldn’t find it. And, if you found it, you didn’t get to listen to a lot because the internet was very uncooperative. Neither the connection in the house nor the data on the phone worked out for more than a song or two.
So, we are trying plan B.
Today, we recorded the whole set again. Now you can listen to a decent version anytime it’s convenient, and you can still dance like nobody’s watching!
On Facebook, on The Couch Monkeys page – https://www.facebook.com/102198934851676/videos/3007396819297510/
On YouTube, on my channel – https://youtu.be/G4DymrVMNLY
Feedback is always welcome. Could you find us? Did the video look and sound OK? This process has been really good for us. We don’t usually record ourselves, and never video so it’s been very helpful to do practice recordings all week. We critiqued and improved our performances every day so by the end of the week we felt like we had our act much more together.
We’re pretty happy with this experience so we’re starting to work on our next video. Since this is a new thing for us, we chose older songs we know well, songs that have always been crowd favorites. Next time we’re going to bring out some newer songs along with some other old favorites. If we keep this up, by the time we get out of quarantine and away from the couch, we’re going to be so ready to play live.
Thank you all for your support, and for your patience and understanding. We’ll get er done one way or another!