Monday, September 20, 2021

Happy Birthday Baby Cruises Past 18K

It appears that twenty thousand views is within reach as Happy Birthday Baby is now north of eighteen thousand hits on YouTube. The advance appears to have happened over night.

The video for Happy Birthday Baby has an international twist. Carol Dunitz wears sixteen different costumes during the presentation from all over the world. "I have collected them during my travels over the years," she explains. "The only one I had to borrow was the Dutch girl costume. The Holland MI CVB was kind enough to let me wear one of theirs for the shoot."

Cheers to Happy Birthday Baby. May many others continue to enjoy it! Happy Birthday Baby

Friday, July 2, 2021

17,000 Views Plus

Happy Birthday Baby officially crossed the 17,000 view mark on YouTube today.  Here is a seƱora celebrating. 

Thanks to everyone who celebrates birthdays and enjoyed the video!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

10,000 Views for Countin' on Joe

I was disappointed to learn after I posted Countin' on Joe on YouTube that the video was not searchable. Not being able to search for a video has dramatic impact on the number of viewers. The song still has meaning -- not as a campaign song -- but for support for the current administration. That's why I am happy to report it has now received 10,000 views. 

Moving forward I am committed to another venture and will not be actively posting the video on Facebook. It's been a good run and I appreciate all the volunteers who helped make Countin' on Joe possible.

Monday, December 14, 2020

"Countin' on Joe" - An Example of Narrative Arc

Blogger Puggaard Drachmann's recent post, Tune Writing Refine – How to Create Songs, references Countin' on Joe as an example of narrative arc. The author of that article writes,    "Narrative Arc – The keynote of a lot of tunes is a tale. Most tunes begin as a simple story,           however with time, the tale of the tune changes               in songwriting describes the modification from point A to factor B through the growth of the song’s personalities and also story.

The full article can be found at:

Monday, September 21, 2020

The Last Day of Summer 2020 and 10,000 Views

The last day of summer, September 21, 2020, was a beautiful day here in Michigan. The sun shone brightly. I was out in the sun over the lunch hour with one of my daughters and one of her friends. We talked about the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, what the current political scene foreshadowed, how the vegan challah bread I had made (no eggs) and brought over almost tasted like the real thing and numerous other subjects. We had a lovely visit. 

And then I returned home to discover the one novelty song in 2020 The Musical was about to hit the 10,000 view mark on YouTube. Would it happen today or tomorrow? Would it feel really exciting or just like hitting any other mark? 

Yes. Happy Birthday Baby crossed the 10,000 view level today. It did not feel like a fireworks display. But it has been very satisfying over time to receive many positive comments from those who have seen it. It feels like I have made a small difference in the lives of those who have been touched by it.

And now? Now I look forward to the next 10,000 views.

Happy Birthday Baby

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Countin' on Joe Appears on Cable TV


Countin' on Joe, The Joe Biden Campaign Song, is scheduled to premiere on Ann Arbor COMMUNITY TELEVISION NETWORK, CABLE CHANNEL 17 - Sunday, 9/13/20 at 7:00pm.


Additional replay times include: 

Monday, 9/14 at 1:30pm & 10:41pm; 

Tuesday, 9/15 at 3:55pm; 

Wednesday, 9/16 at 5:55pm; 

Thursday, 9/17 at 9:50pm; 

Friday, 9/18 at 1:30pm; 

Saturday, 9/19 at 12:55pm & 7:00pm; 

Sunday, 9/20 at 2:55pm; 

Tuesday, 9/22 at 4:25pm; and 

Wednesday, 9/23 at 8:00pm

To date, Countin' on Joe has received 5046 views on YouTube. Unfortunately, YouTube has not made it searchable, which has stunted viewership.

Check it out on Channel 17 Ann Arbor on the dates listed above. To see it on YouTube, visit this video link:


Friday, September 11, 2020

When YouTube Makes It Impossible...

Countin on Joe has received over 5,000 views. That number would be a lot higher if it appeared in YouTube searches. It does not. For whatever their reason, YouTube has made it almost impossible to find. 

Initial interest was due to extensive emailing and sending out press releases. Now that the surge of response is over, the daily visit count has dwindled dramatically. So short of a miracle, Countin' on Joe appears to be dead in the water. 

I had many wonderful responses from people who have enjoyed the song. As usual, there were a few stray Republicans and Berniecrats who also shared their message. LOL

This was a fun project to work on. And I greatly appreciate everyone who participated from around the country. Thank you. :)