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Creek Life-Songs Inspired by Sup The Creek (the mixtape)

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Created by MangoDingo 1 month ago, 26 Jun 2021
MangoDingo
NT, 616 posts
26 Jun 2021 10:12PM
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I was watching the latest clip from the Creek today and it got me thinking about how he has pretty much nailed the surf/sup lifestyle. I know when I get to his age, it's what I'm gonna be doing. No matter which way you look at it, the Creek's a total legend. And he shreds.
His clips are classic and like all good surf vids the music is critical for setting the vibe and gettin' the feel of the vision right. The music in the Creek's vids is cool. I dig the laid-back cruisy country/bluesy surf vibes that he draws on for his clips. So, I thought I'm gonna pull some of these together and make a mixtape compilation of tunes inspired by the Creek.
Which I did, on Spotify.
Now, if you know what's good for you, go and get on to Spotify and search up Creek Life-Songs Inspired by SupTheCreek.
It won't make you surf as good as him, but turn 'em up loud and at least you'll impress the ladies in the car park at your local.
Track list below for those who aren't on Spotify.

Ramblin' Man - Lucky Oceans
Running On Fuel - Ben Bostick
Mountains to Move - Buddwa Mambos
Let Yourself Go - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Over the Hill - John Hiatt
Green River - Eilen Jewell
Soul in my Hands - Hanjo Gabler
It Ain't Cheap Being Poor - Ben Bostick
King Of California - Dave Alvin
Searchin' for Da Cat - The Blue Hawaiians
Between the Waves - Chris Shards
Theme from 'The Endless Summer' - The Sandals
Mother Earth - Dave Alvin
She Left Me for Jesus - Hayes Carll
12 Bar Blues - Aaron Lee Tasjan
Man Smart, Woman Smarter - Grateful Shred
Lafayette - Anders Osborne
Rebel Rouser - Bill Frisell
Do You Want My Job - Little Village
Sure to Fall - Valerie June
Just Like That - Kieren Kane
One's Too Many (And a Hundred's Not Enough) - Nick Lowe
Link of Chain - Chris Smither
Summertime Thing - Chuck Prophet
Secret Steel - Lucky Oceans
Beyond the Reef - Marty Robbins

supthecreek
2230 posts
26 Jun 2021 10:54PM
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Wow!
MangoDingo, you are too kind my friend... I greatly appreciate that you noticed the soundtracks and took the time to comment on it!
Thank You!!!!

By the way... you are an animal! How long did it take you to research all those track names??

The music research for every video, is much more time consuming than the video editing.
Especially when not using songs that I already know, because they are all copyright protected.

A word about copyright music in videos:
You are absolutely right... a good soundtrack is crucial to a watchable video.
Problem is copyright infringement.

I made a 14 minute video of my month in Thailand, at the Sunova Factory..... it was so long it absolutely needed the right soundtrack.
I mastered my best ever video, with the perfect songs, hitting all the right "posts" ... so stoked!!!
The project took forever, but I wanted the video to reflect how very special that trip was to me.
I used everything including a Germany Symphony Orchestra rendition of "The Good, Bad and the Ugly"
It was my masterpiece!

Youtube busted me for copyright infringement!
Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" that was the perfect fit, of melody and lyrics, for the best Thai surf clip.
I usually tried to use lesser known artists and songs to get the job done without being busted... but that video needed a special song, so I used it... and got nailed.

If I got busted again, my entire YouTube channel and ALL video content would vanish forever... so, no music in my vids for a long time.

Sad to say that I never even published the "My Thai" video because I simply couldn't replace the soundtrack...
It was too important to me, for all that the Thailand trip meant to my life... I just couldn't put out a weak video.
I was devastated and it sits unfinished in my editing room.

After the reality of being busted for music content, I researched all the "copyright free music" sites but it was trash or elevator music.

Finally I found "ARTLIST" ... which provides Royalty free music and SFX for video to members.
It costs about $200 USD a year, but I needed decent music that wasn't going to get me banned for life.
ARTLIST has original content that is pretty darn good.
All my latest videos have used this music... instant classics like "Mountains to Move", "It Ain't Cheap Being Poor" and "Running on Fuel"

I only hope ARTLIST continues to sign good, unknown artists with plenty of usable songs.
It takes hours on end, reviewing all their music, to find an appropriate match for a clip.... but a great tune can make a video come to life!

We are blessed to have this kind of passion in our lives.... friends, SUP surfing and music, yewwwwwwwww!
Stoke is stoke!!!

And MangoDingo is the Stoke Master!! Thank you again DingoMan!!!





Tardy
QLD, 4033 posts
27 Jun 2021 6:16AM
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HEY forgot one ..I like the Hawaiian music too ...the one on you 14 search was epic .

colas
4267 posts
27 Jun 2021 1:04PM
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supthecreek said..
After the reality of being busted for music content, I researched all the "copyright free music" sites but it was trash or elevator music.


I searched for the music I liked a lot from the nice videos of "Dan's surfing videos" on youtube (alas, he seemed to have deleted a lot of the good ones recently), via soundhound www.soundhound.com/ and was surprised to find they were from totally unknown groups with no info. E.g:



But they had the same editor, "epidemic sound"
Turns out it is a royalty-free service www.epidemicsound.com/ that is quite interesting. if you do not monetize your videos, you can just pay $13 for a month, and use any number of their music royalty-free forever, even if you do not subscribe anymore!

They seem to have pioneered the business model in 2009, and they are Swedish, like spotify...

Some comparison with Artlist: legismusic.com/artlist-epidemic-sound-comparative-guide/

An interesting article in French (couldn't find an English equivalent) on how this model has disrupted the music royalty business, sepecially in France, which has an old, well established, but ossified and with lots of grift and nepotism music royalties organization, "SACEM" www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2019/02/15/les-fausses-notes-de-la-musique-libre-de-droits_5423764_3234.html .
Basically, some artists make a living crafting tracks specially for epidemic sound. They do not seem to pay much, but are able to compensate with high numbers, with the explosion of online videos.

MangoDingo
NT, 616 posts
27 Jun 2021 8:32PM
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supthecreek said..
Wow!
MangoDingo, you are too kind my friend... I greatly appreciate that you noticed the soundtracks and took the time to comment on it!
Thank You!!!!

By the way... you are an animal! How long did it take you to research all those track names??

The music research for every video, is much more time consuming than the video editing.
Especially when not using songs that I already know, because they are all copyright protected.

A word about copyright music in videos:
You are absolutely right... a good soundtrack is crucial to a watchable video.
Problem is copyright infringement.

I made a 14 minute video of my month in Thailand, at the Sunova Factory..... it was so long it absolutely needed the right soundtrack.
I mastered my best ever video, with the perfect songs, hitting all the right "posts" ... so stoked!!!
The project took forever, but I wanted the video to reflect how very special that trip was to me.
I used everything including a Germany Symphony Orchestra rendition of "The Good, Bad and the Ugly"
It was my masterpiece!

Youtube busted me for copyright infringement!
Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" that was the perfect fit, of melody and lyrics, for the best Thai surf clip.
I usually tried to use lesser known artists and songs to get the job done without being busted... but that video needed a special song, so I used it... and got nailed.

If I got busted again, my entire YouTube channel and ALL video content would vanish forever... so, no music in my vids for a long time.

Sad to say that I never even published the "My Thai" video because I simply couldn't replace the soundtrack...
It was too important to me, for all that the Thailand trip meant to my life... I just couldn't put out a weak video.
I was devastated and it sits unfinished in my editing room.

After the reality of being busted for music content, I researched all the "copyright free music" sites but it was trash or elevator music.

Finally I found "ARTLIST" ... which provides Royalty free music and SFX for video to members.
It costs about $200 USD a year, but I needed decent music that wasn't going to get me banned for life.
ARTLIST has original content that is pretty darn good.
All my latest videos have used this music... instant classics like "Mountains to Move", "It Ain't Cheap Being Poor" and "Running on Fuel"

I only hope ARTLIST continues to sign good, unknown artists with plenty of usable songs.
It takes hours on end, reviewing all their music, to find an appropriate match for a clip.... but a great tune can make a video come to life!

We are blessed to have this kind of passion in our lives.... friends, SUP surfing and music, yewwwwwwwww!
Stoke is stoke!!!

And MangoDingo is the Stoke Master!! Thank you again DingoMan!!!



Creeky - no problaymo muchacho!
I reckon SUP is a way of life. It's a way of looking at life, people and the world more broadly.
The people we meet through SUP, the friendships and connections. It teaches us about ourselves, how we treat others and our planet.
SUP is about respect.

We get to enjoy waves and the ocean in ways most people are unable to. There's no agro or BS - it's real. No matter who you are.

And music is a massive part of all our lives as well. Watching crew ride waves with great music is like the other side of the same coin. Always has been.

Ive been lucky to have been involved with community radio stations a fair bit over the years so getting tunes sorted out for playlists is pretty easy - and with new technologies it's even more so.

Absolutely agree - one hundred percent - artists need our (financial) support (keep it real) now more than ever. Especially with COVID making gigs and travel harder.

So, while Spotify does pay (incredibly small) royalties back to artists, it definitely doesn't pay a wage or put dinner on the table.

I always recommend buying a CD or vinyl rekid or paying to download an artist's song or album direct from their own website. Seeing gigs when you can is a must!

Who knows? If anything , maybe sharing these great artists will create more awareness and crew can go online and check 'em out! And something else positive will come out of this COVID time.

As I already mentioned, SUP is a way of life. We all have our unique journeys through life that have brought us here - so I'm eternally grateful for it and to be able to share the Stoke is absolutely the best we can do. Be it through music, waves, the ocean, women , whatever.
It's all good. RESPECT!!!
Especially when the world's gone whack.

Creeky - thanks heaps man. Keep bringing the soul and positive vibes man.

And keep shredding legend!!!

YEEEEEEWWWW!!!

MangoDingo
NT, 616 posts
27 Jun 2021 8:42PM
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Tardy said..
HEY forgot one ..I like the Hawaiian music too ...the one on you 14 search was epic .



Yep - I know the tune you're talking about Tardster - I'll cue it up on the playlist.
Love those Hawaiian tunes eh - especially after waves and a few cold bevwahs!!!!
Yow!!!


(There's already crew following the playlist - get on board brus!) let the good times roll!!!

MangoDingo
NT, 616 posts
27 Jun 2021 8:55PM
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colas said..

supthecreek said..
After the reality of being busted for music content, I researched all the "copyright free music" sites but it was trash or elevator music.



I searched for the music I liked a lot from the nice videos of "Dan's surfing videos" on youtube (alas, he seemed to have deleted a lot of the good ones recently), via soundhound www.soundhound.com/ and was surprised to find they were from totally unknown groups with no info. E.g:



But they had the same editor, "epidemic sound"
Turns out it is a royalty-free service www.epidemicsound.com/ that is quite interesting. if you do not monetize your videos, you can just pay $13 for a month, and use any number of their music royalty-free forever, even if you do not subscribe anymore!

They seem to have pioneered the business model in 2009, and they are Swedish, like spotify...

Some comparison with Artlist: legismusic.com/artlist-epidemic-sound-comparative-guide/

An interesting article in French (couldn't find an English equivalent) on how this model has disrupted the music royalty business, sepecially in France, which has an old, well established, but ossified and with lots of grift and nepotism music royalties organization, "SACEM" www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2019/02/15/les-fausses-notes-de-la-musique-libre-de-droits_5423764_3234.html .
Basically, some artists make a living crafting tracks specially for epidemic sound. They do not seem to pay much, but are able to compensate with high numbers, with the explosion of online videos.


Oui Colas!
Great link and also another great point - et merci!!!!
I have to say that your musical vibe is very similar to Creek's Colas, and I was actually thinking that we Breezoids really need to pay you much respect and gratitude also my friend.
The amount of your posts that I keep referring to over the years is priceless. I've got no doubt there would be thousands of people who are grateful for your insights and for you to happily share your knowledge- I know I'm definitely one.
I just don't know how one man can know so much stuff!

So in the absence of a Colas playlist (it's coming man!) , massive thanks to all your contributions too man.
Keep riding those beautiful Gong boards brother and keep shredding over in that beautiful country of yours!!!

Tres bien et merci Colas!!!! Total legend.

Gboots
NSW, 1178 posts
27 Jun 2021 11:18PM
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MangoDingo said..

Tardy said..
HEY forgot one ..I like the Hawaiian music too ...the one on you 14 search was epic .




Yep - I know the tune you're talking about Tardster - I'll cue it up on the playlist.
Love those Hawaiian tunes eh - especially after waves and a few cold bevwahs!!!!
Yow!!!


(There's already crew following the playlist - get on board brus!) let the good times roll!!!


This one

supthecreek
2230 posts
28 Jun 2021 6:35AM
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I have tried to get the name of that song... but I am building a deck for my daughter, by myself, so no time to hook up the 6TB external and search for the name of the song.
I found it on Hi*Sessions.... a youtube channel that has a recording studio way up in the Hawaiian mountains, where all sorts of locals come to preform. Some great musicians on that channel (but I couldn't find that song again in my limited time)
Hi*sessions channel link:

colas
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28 Jun 2021 2:18PM
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I just don't know how one man can know so much stuff!

So in the absence of a Colas playlist (it's coming man!) ,



Well, I guess it is the benefit of having a system-oriented mind instead of a people-oriented mind (aka introvert / extrovert, or nerd / fun :-) ). Each time I stumble on new information I have to dig deeper.

The trick is to have some additional memory to help remember things, and where you just dump all your findings. I use a personal wiki (I use Foswiki, but Google Sites is also nice) and a bookmark manager that allow to store web links with tags: pinboard pinboard.in but there are others, the pioneer was Delicious en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delicious_(website)

And... Spotify playlists for music I stumble on. When I want a music for my videos, I just sort the playlists by duration, and choose one among those matching roughly the duration

On my personal music tastes, my personal ultra favorites of all times are the "big four of Vienna", Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert www.nytimes.com/2011/01/11/arts/music/11vienna4.html
I ended up discovering that what I liked in them was the combination of european folk dancing roots (a solid rhythm) with an epic tension in the themes, prevalent in their epoch in revolutionary anthems and marchs, enhanced technically with a perfected motivic development.
This is why my musical obsession is Boogie Woogie, that combine a left hand rock-solid rhythm with a moving, impro style right hand.

Most of the bands I like have a boogie pianist in them. For instance, Henri Herbert was what gave the stunning "The Jim Jones Review" its appeal for me:





And now, after this into, my playlists I use to pump me up on the road before a session, and use when looking for a music for a video. There is boogie woogie roots in all of them...

open.spotify.com/playlist/33OXMhQM84p1MD6ooGpmY6?si=bdb0daaa6e004d05
open.spotify.com/playlist/2wYoSw47q5tp5PqIV6Qcze?si=7e484592e2dd45d9
open.spotify.com/playlist/1Ijb5ZNhqgGATWUVGyXPL4?si=1084a19f20ca430f



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