Happy Birthday Baby officially crossed the 17,000 view mark on YouTube today. Here is a señora celebrating.
Thanks to everyone who celebrates birthdays and enjoyed the video!
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.
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 https://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/09/01/joe-biden-campaign-song-by-carol-dunitz/5683017002/ 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: https://douglas27laverne.wordpress.com/2020/12/13/tune-writing-refine-how-to-create-songs/
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.
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: https://youtu.be/7EcPLhryiV8.
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. :)
I was interviewed by Chanel Stitt, a business reporter for the Detroit Free Press, late this morning. The article she wrote as a result of the half hour interview was posted at 5:37 PM. When the interview was completed she asked if I could send her a photo of myself as well as a high quality photo of everyone in their spots on the grid. I went into Final Cut Pro X to do this, blew up the grid to fit in the whole screen and took a screen shot. This is what she used to accompany her story.
You can read her story, 'Countin' on Joe,' Metro Detroiter created virtual campaign song for Joe Biden, at: https://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/09/01/joe-biden-campaign-song-by-carol-dunitz/5683017002/ (Sept. 1, 2020)
She told me how much all her colleagues liked the music/video while we were talking which I really appreciated. The most important thing is to know within yourself that you have done a good job. That withstanding, it is always nice to get an 'ataboy' or pat on the back.
* A number of additional articles and posts appeared as a result of the Freep article. They are listed under the pages section, Press Coverage.