A 4WD related music video about The Cooper Creek Ferry

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Hello everyone,

I haven't been very active on this forum of late. And unfortunately will be even less active soon.
But that's not important right now,

Back in 2010, my family, along with some close friends, had a 7 week adventure through the outback. I'm still living on the fumes of that holiday. Part of the trip was to visit the Cooper Creek ferry, and I gained much information on this from fellow forum member Stephen L. I emailed him the link to the video below, and he suggested I give it an airing here.

Dabbling in music and video as a hobby, I wrote the first two verses sitting at a picnic table in the camp area of the Lyndhurst Hotel. The third verse came later, possibly when I returned home. The music was "in my head" for the rest of that trip, but due to other projects, it has had to wait till now to be finished. The video is our film, shot at the ferry and roads around it.

The quality isn't professional, I have a basic home studio that suits my needs, but isn't "Broadcast Standard" obviously.

Anyway.... hope you enjoy it.








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Brian



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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 08:43

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 08:43
Awesome stuff Brian, thanks for sharing.
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 21:27

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 21:27
Thanks Fred.


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Reply By: pepper2 - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 09:20

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 09:20
Thankyou for taking the trouble to make it and share ,really impressive.
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 21:28

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 21:28
Many thanks....



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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 09:49

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 09:49
Hi Brian

Great to see that you have shared with all on EO, very well done.

I hope it goes well for you.



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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 21:29

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Many thanks Stephen.




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Reply By: ExplorOz - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 16:14

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 16:14
Brian I'm rather impressed by your composition - it's very catchy. Is that a resonator guitar? Sounds awesome. Well done
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 21:44

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 21:44
Thanks Michelle,
Actually no.... it's a Chinese Gibson Les Paul knockoff. It's tuned to open C (C,G,C,G,C,C,low to high). There's two tracks of that guitar, one played "normal" and the second one I played slide. That's the dominant guitar, and is effected for the solo's with an auto-wah. Apart from the vocals, the rest of the tracks are all MIDI done on my pc.

Just between you and me, a resonator is on my shopping list..... I have a 3 string Cigar Box guitar, but I didn't own it when I recorded this piece of music.




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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 14:23

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 14:23
Either way, you seem to have mastered the slide technique to my unknowledgeable ear! Thanks for explaining how you laid down the track - I have played it back over a few times to try to work it out !


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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 14:39

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 14:39
Sorry Michelle, I mistook your question as being from a musicians point of view and got overly carried away with my reply.

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 15:18

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 15:18
musician yes, guitarist no! Although I did dabble with a 12string for a while, I learnt piano for 20 years, majored in music as part of my teaching diploma, sing, and can pick up most instuments, and understanding what I'm listening to (to a point) but have no real technical knowledge of guitars and recording techniques. So music appreciation is now my forte if you like :)
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 09:31

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Ahhh... so I was right in thinking you have a musicians mind! Piano is actually my favourite instrument of all. It's only drawback is the "not-very-portable" aspect of it... hard to take one camping. LOL.... But for sheer beauty in a musical sense.... it can't be beaten. Sadly I don't have the hands for it, but MIDI programming allows me to "write" piano notes into my music when it's needed, and it sounds like I'm playing it. So the piano in the Cooper Creek song is not played, but "typed" in.

Just between you and me, a 12 string is on the shopping list as well, LOL.....

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 11:48

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That's quite amazing - I hadn't picked it! Production sounds like such a time consuming task - so good for you! Happy slidin' n' strum'n! Michelle
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 18:27

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 18:27
Top stuff Brian,

Thanks for the Video and great music.
(I became a little excited about the estuarine crocodiles in the Cooper though)
Hahaha!

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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 21:47

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 21:47
Ha Ha!! When we were there our eldest, 20 at the time, was extremely concerned by that sign! Made me promise not to camp anywhere nearby!

Thanks for your comments Bill.


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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 10:39

Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 10:39
Hi Bill

It is very true indeed, yes there are Estuarine Crocodiles living in the Cooper Creek...........Well not the Cooper Creek that we are talking about...LOL, but in the Cooper Creek on the way to Cape Tribulation in Far North Queensland.

It now makes me wonder just how many Cooper Creeks we have here in Australia.


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Reply By: Off-track - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 22:42

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That's a great clip!
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 07:46

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Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.




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Reply By: Member - Allan F (Gold Coast) - Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 10:36

Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 10:36
That was awesome. Thanks for sharing.
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 07:37

Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 07:37
Thank you Allan, Glad you enjoyed it.


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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 17:34

Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 17:34
That Ferry left a mark didn't it.

My son and I went for a ride on the ferry in November 2010 - his schoolies week. Now every time I see something about the ferry I relive the experience.

Thanks for sharing your video. It took me for another ride. I actually caught myself scouring the edges of the frame looking for the young bloke or myself in the canoe.

Love the track, Birdsville and yours. Keep up the good work.

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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 07:45

Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 07:45
Thank you Duncs, yep... it sure did!

The trip we did was between 22 June - 7 August, so you won't find yourselves in this bit of film, but wouldn't that be funny if you saw yourself? LOL..

Apart from the mark that the ferry left, I found out so much about myself on that trip as well..... a remarkable time in my life. And qualities learned out there that have stood me well over the last 5 months since a very serious fall that almost killed me.

Again, thanks for your comments, glad you enjoyed it.

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Brian


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