Christmas music playlist – you won’t hear these at the mall

Christmas music playlistMy Christmas Music playlist for 2012 is up! Look for the snowman playing the guitar on the right side of the landing page of this blog. All the tunes are from the music-sharing site, ccmixter.org They’re downloadable and licensed for free use in non-commercial work. Just click the play arrow for each tune to listen. Or to download, click the arrow to the far right of the tune’s listing; it’ll take you to the download page at ccmixter.

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Pieces of Your Heart, backstory & soundtrack

My little machinima Pieces of Your Heart has only been out a couple days, and already people are beginning to ask about  the music: where does it come from, how can they download it, and especially, what do these songs mean? “I can hardly listen to them without choking up,” one person said, “but I’m not sure I understand them at all.” Stronger Angels in particular seems to have struck this mysterious chord.

In response, I have posted a media player on this blog that plays the five pieces of music from the video. You’ll find the media player to the right of this post in the sidebar, titled Pieces of Your Heart soundtrack.

All of these wonderful songs are from the music-sharing site ccmixter.org, and are available for free download and remix. They all have CC BY NC licenses, allowing reuse and remix, with attribution, in noncommercial works.

For downloads:  If you press the small arrow to the right of each tune, you will be taken to the page on the ccmixter site where you can download the tune. Or just use the clickable links at the bottom of this blog post.

For playing here on the site: The media player allows you either to click each song individually to listen, or click one of the tunes and let the player cycle through both songs in a continuous loop. You’ll find these instructions right below the player.

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Twinkle’s Journey soundtrack released

In the recent outpouring of interest in my Twinkle’s Journey machinima, I received many questions about where the music came and how people could download it for themselves. In response, I have posted a media player on this blog that plays the two main songs from Twinkle’s Journey:  Emelia Sleeps (Loveshadow) and Welcome Home (Anchor Mejans), with arrow buttons for download. Look to the right of this post in the sidebar, just below my CC Faves playlist.

Both of these wonderful tunes are from the music sharing site ccmixter.org, and are available for free download and remix. They both have CC BY NC Creative Commons licenses, allowing reuse and remix, with attribution, in noncommercial works.

If you press the small arrow to the right of each tune, you will be taken to the page on the ccmixter site where you can download the tune. Or just use the clickable links in the first paragraph of this blog post.

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Creative Commons Dance Video, Second Life machinima

Here’s my latest. Dancing shoes required!

An Easter lullaby from Gene Autry

It’s Easter night, and in a nostalgic mood, I put together this machinima from an old vinyl recording of Gene Autry singing “Bunny Roundup Time,” one of the sweetest lullabies there is. Enjoy it, chickadees. Wish I could tuck you in and sing it to every one of you. Guess Gene will have to stand in for me. lol.

Into the Garden, ccmixter stars sing like heaven

OMG. If there’s anything more beautiful than ccmixter stars Loveshadow and Songboy3 singing, it’s them singing together! [listen/download here] “Into the Garden.” Free download and cc commons license. Wow.


P.S. My gorgeous spring "Nymph" outfit by Inga Wind & lovely spring flower meadow by KIDD Creation