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doing another NBC Special -baseball theme

PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 1:52 am
by watertore
Hi All: I was contacted today to do another soundtrack for an upcoming NBC special focusing around baseball. This is my third time at this. The first one was for the christmas holidays and second was about valentines day. I love doing these. I just send them what I come up with and they use it. I have said this before, but I am really proud that the recording quality of my songs are good enough to be used on network tv. Also that Spontobeat is on network tv is pretty exciting. I bet my stuff is the only totally spontaneous music on network tv. Most people say network tv is all lightweight commercial jive. Well I must be knee deep in it because I can't get a gig on a bluesfestival/club lately. Have I sold out to POP MUSIC????? Walter
here are a couple I recorded tonight

he got a wicked fastball- for nbc baseball special
home run ball-for nbc baseball special
never satified woman - not baseball related

Re: doing another NBC Special -baseball theme

PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 2:12 am
by blueswrench
Cool stuff Walter!! I'll be listening for ya when I watch the Indians. Are they gonna use 'em the whole season??

Gary

Re: doing another NBC Special -baseball theme

PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 2:35 am
by ricochet
Way to go, Walter!

Re: doing another NBC Special -baseball theme

PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 5:43 pm
by watertore
thanks guys! Walter

Re: doing another NBC Special -baseball theme

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:15 pm
by watertore
My music will be used on an nbc special with a baseball theme Wed. night at 7pm. This is the 3rd soundtrack I have done for this series. It is called "Stories" and airs on the columbus ohio nbc affiliate. I am really moved that spontobeat is on network tv. They call me and give me the theme of the show. I record songs and send them what I want. It is probably the only spontaneously created soundtrack done on network tv. Also that my recording skills are good enough to make it on this level is very exciting. I am now totally self contained - 1 man band, control my own recordings and can do them whenever the mood hits, produce my own cds to sell of the stage.

As I am typing this note, I flashed on when Robbie Robertson wanted me to record the soundtrack for the movie " the color of money" Clapton, me, and Robbie. What a dream right? Wrong. I said no because they said I would have to rehearse the songs and there would be arrangements for my harp playing. I felt good saying no to that and this thing I got going with NBC (20 odd years later) is a cool payoff for that move.

Life is good! I will post a link to watch it on their website when it goes on there. Walter

here is how it all started. They did a segment on me and then the station manager asked if I would be the house musician for some upcoming specials.


http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2009/oct/22/ ... 3-vi-4421/

Re: doing another NBC Special -baseball theme

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:50 pm
by ricochet
Aw man, I'd watch the show just to hear the soundtrack. But I'll be teaching a class on the 12th chapter of Revelation at the church. Congratulations on the gig, Walter, that's awesome!

Re: doing another NBC Special -baseball theme

PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:53 pm
by watertore

Re: doing another NBC Special -baseball theme

PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:50 am
by Buffalo_Bill
Walter, have you ever looked for a gig at a stadium? I know they have bands in the hallways and lobby at the United Center in Chicago during games (basketball and Hockey).
Bill

Re: doing another NBC Special -baseball theme

PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:50 am
by watertore
Buffalo_Bill wrote:Walter, have you ever looked for a gig at a stadium? I know they have bands in the hallways and lobby at the United Center in Chicago during games (basketball and Hockey).
Bill



Buffalo Bill: I just saw your post. Cool idea. Thanks! Walter