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A Christmas Teaser
  • tcruise3tcruise3 November 2018
    HI All. Just wanted to pass along a video I did as a 'teaser' for my Christmas display I'm working on.
    I decided this year to do a Christmas light display synced to music. I'm sure many of you have seen them on YouTube in the past.
    Of course, for me, a Christmas light display synced to music wouldn't be complete without jingles.
    So here is the video I did teasing what is coming later this month.

    As most of you will recognize, this jingle is from Bespoke. I ordered it as a one off to see what it would sound like.
    Where are the JAM jingles you ask? Well, I'm headed to the Jingle Palace tomorrow (Thursday) to watch the session for the rest of the cuts I ordered.
    As I think most collectors would be, I'm very excited.



    Soundcloud
    https://soundcloud.com/erryrause/short-version

    Terry
  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston November 2018
    Having seen the usual TooYube videos of even entire American streets synch'ed up to
    the (excellent) Trans Siberian Orchestra tracks such as The Wizards of Winter or
    A Mad Russian's Christmas, the mind boggles as to having jingles sequed into these
    utterly crazy sound-to-light extravaganzas!

    Nice to know that customers can still get to "attend" their JAM cut sessions - do any of the other
    producers still let the punters into the studios these days?
  • Davey_wDavey_w November 2018
    Wow that'll be something special! I'd love to see my JAM jingles sung at a session. Unfortunately the air fare from Liverpool to Dallas would be quite prohibitive! Looking forward to hearing all about it!
  • tcruise3tcruise3 November 2018
    Hi all. Just wanted to pass along a short video of my trip to JAM. I've packaged it as a promo for my Christmas light show. I'll post the full length videos for those who are interested as soon as I get them ready.
    Enjoy!
  • DuncanNewmarchDuncanNewmarch November 2018
    They're on form- you've got some lovely cuts there Terry
  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston November 2018
    Was that last cut JAM?

    "Drive" vocally sounded like the RW do-it-yourself online Christmas thingy from several years ago?

    Apart from that, looking forward to the videos
    :^)
  • jonnojonno November 2018

    Was that last cut JAM?



    It's Bespoke - see the first post Iain.


  • m_hodgeym_hodgey November 2018
    Very nice Terry!

    I can’t wait to hear the finished result on the re-sing of JAM Sky#167; my all-time favourite Christmas jingle, written by the late great Tom Merriman.
  • DevawebDevaweb November 2018
    More importantly, how often do you go to Chuy's down the road? And do they still do the 911-HotPlate if you ask them nicely?
  • tcruise3tcruise3 November 2018
    Devaweb said:

    More importantly, how often do you go to Chuy's down the road? And do they still do the 911-HotPlate if you ask them nicely?


    We've been going to Chuy's on Wednesday every week for more than 10 years. We know lots of the staff since we see them every week. I will admit, I've never heard of the 911-HotPlate. I'll have to ask about it. I'm curious. I assume that means you've been to Austin in the past. Actually, we did skip Chuy's twice this year. We were in Madrid and London back in September. I couldn't find a Chuy's in either one of those cities. ;)

  • dianablanton1984dianablanton1984 November 2018
    Nice Christmas cuts you got there Terry. The JAM singers still got it! :) (And the Bespoke jingle wasn't half bad either)

    Looking forward to the videos whenever you have time (no rush).
  • mjb1124mjb1124 November 2018
    Excellent jingles there!
  • iJinglesiJingles November 2018
    Great to see the JAM session. Sounding beautiful :)
  • DevawebDevaweb November 2018
    tcruise3 said:

    We've been going to Chuy's on Wednesday every week for more than 10 years. We know lots of the staff since we see them every week. I will admit, I've never heard of the 911-HotPlate. I'll have to ask about it. I'm curious. I assume that means you've been to Austin in the past. Actually, we did skip Chuy's twice this year. We were in Madrid and London back in September. I couldn't find a Chuy's in either one of those cities. ;)



    I spent 5 years living one block from Chuys in Dallas - I have many of their t-shirts in my collection! But yes, I've been to Austin many times (you can hear my jingles on Latino 102.7), and always enjoy the city, especially Taverna on 2nd Street!
  • m_hodgeym_hodgey November 2018
    When I first heard the jingles, I thought Joe and yourself did the Drivetime show in Cripple Creek! :D
  • tcruise3tcruise3 November 2018
    m_hodgey said:

    When I first heard the jingles, I thought Joe and yourself did the Drivetime show in Cripple Creek! :D


    I have a FM transmitter now. Just need to connect it to a 500 ft antenna and up the wattage to 10,000. Then I should be able to do a drive time show for Cripple Creek and the rest of Austin. I think I'll just focus on my light show for now though.

  • ratnobratnob November 2018
    tcruise3 said:

    Hi all. Just wanted to pass along a short video of my trip to JAM.



    Lovely stuff. Bravo, Terry.
  • martinlestermartinlester November 2018
    Very Nice look forward to the Full Video

    Do you know the names of the singers that was used on your JAM jingles ?
  • tcruise3tcruise3 November 2018

    Do you know the names of the singers that was used on your JAM jingles ?


    Yes. A great group. I had Abby do a solo for me.
    They are...
    Rosana Eckert
    Abby Holmes
    Annagrey Wiechman
    Bruce Wermuth
    Johnny Hooper
    Gary Eckert
    Jeff Oxley
  • tcruise3tcruise3 November 2018
    Here is the first of three videos from the JAM session on November 8th. Holiday Pack is up first. Enjoy!
  • gameswizardgameswizard November 2018
    tcruise3 said:

    Here is the first of three videos from the JAM session on November 8th. Holiday Pack is up first. Enjoy!


    After watching this, would I be correct in saying that the entire vocal lyric of this (or any long-ish lyriced) jingle is "assembled together" from the best of multiple other takes of it?

    Looking forward to hearing the end result.
  • tcarmantcarman November 2018

    After watching this, would I be correct in saying that the entire vocal lyric of this (or any long-ish lyriced) jingle is "assembled together" from the best of multiple other takes of it?

    Looking forward to hearing the end result.


    When a session is done, the vocals are "stacked" --- typically 3-layers thick. That way you get a full sound from a handful of singers. In addition, they may "punch in" a word/lyric that didn't phrase correctly (as they redid "creek" on this one).

    You'll hear the group leader calling for the next layer by saying "2" or "3" to move on to the next one. Then, once done, it's all mixed down to the final version you ultimately hear.

    Did that answer your question...?! :)

    -TC

  • tcruise3tcruise3 November 2018
    I finally took some video of my Christmas lights set to...jingles? I'd like to think I'm the first person to synchronize custom jingles to a Christmas light display.
    As always the personal cuts from Jon are great!

    Video for the light display to two of the cuts.


    Soundcloud of all the cuts.
    https://soundcloud.com/erryrause/christmas-montage-jam-creative-productions
  • jonnojonno November 2018
    Jon needs to add Christmas lights displays to the list of acceptable uses on this page https://www.jingles.com/jam/fans/jampersonal.html#dowith


    :-D
  • dianablanton1984dianablanton1984 November 2018
    Nicely done! :D
  • mbmb November 2018
    Such fun :)
  • tonymullinstonymullins November 2018
    That's awesome! You've taken 'Christmas light displays' to the next level with JAM jingles! Can't stop watching!
  • scotronscotron November 2018
    Absolutely brilliant!!! What do
    your neighbours thinks though?
  • tcruise3tcruise3 November 2018
    Thank you all! I've been working on them since October but they are almost done.

    scotron said:

    Absolutely brilliant!!! What do
    your neighbours thinks though?



    I haven't been running them very long yet so I don't think the neighbors have really noticed yet. I have designed the layout to avoid blinding them but I wouldn't be surprised if I get a few comments.

    Hmm...I wonder what the JAM song would look like set to lights?
  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston November 2018
    "Hmm...I wonder what the JAM song would look like set to lights?"

    Well, this is not quite, but "bouncing" the call-letter sings from the left-channel-right-channel "verses"
    would be "interesting" :^)




    PS - any takers for doing the "New York 97 Song"?

    "your neighbours thinks though?"

    Ron - this lot INCLUDED their neighbours...

    Note what appears to be acop car cruising through it all further on

    {Ron - Can you imagine something like the above in Drummy, Govan, Pilton or Westerhailes??? %{;^0 )
  • tcruise3tcruise3 December 2018
    With such sad news from JAM on Saturday, I wanted to make sure I posted these in honor of Brian. These are the two videos from the session I attended in November where Brian was masterfully
    overseeing the session for our holiday jingles. Although you mostly get to see the back of his head, you do get a sense of how Brian and Jon sat next to each other for 38 years and their interesting interactions.
    I am thankful I was able to meet Brian, if only for a moment.




    Terry