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On the Road……Video descent: Sabino Canyon pathway

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I recently came across this little movie (made in 2011-12 when I was living and bicycling in Tucson, AZ).  This was my second crude attempt at shooting video from a moving bicycle. My first attempt can be seen here.

The music is from the eclectic French musician Manu Chao. Here’s his official website.

The setting is Sabino Canyon — an incredible little jewel in NW Tucson replete with waterfalls and riparian ecosystems.  The paved walking and biking pathway ends 4-5 miles up the canyon at which point there are only unpaved, steep switchback trails leading into the wild Santa Catalina mountains.

Here’s a link to all my Sabino Canyon posts.

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November 18th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

On the Road……Video test ride (music by Soloman Burke)

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I attached my camera (and a big fisheye lens) to my new handlebar mount and made a short trip down the block to test the system.

Below is the video, with a Soloman Burke music bed added in Apple’s iMovie to make it a little more interesting!


From the wikipedia article on Soloman Burke:

Solomon Burke (March 21, 1940 – October 10, 2010) was an American singer-songwriter, entrepreneur, mortician, and an archbishop of the United House of Prayer For All People. Burke was known as “King Solomon”, the “King of Rock ‘n’ Soul”, and as the “Bishop of Soul”, and described as “the Muhammad Ali of soul”, and as “the most unfairly overlooked singer of soul’s golden age”…

Burke was “a singer whose smooth, powerful articulation and mingling of sacred and profane themes helped define soul music in the early 1960s”…Described as both “Rabelaisian” and also as a “spiritual enigma”, “Perhaps more than any other artist, the ample figure of Solomon Burke symbolized the ways that spirituality and commerce, ecstasy and entertainment, sex and salvation, individualism and brotherhood, could blend in the world of 1960s soul music.”

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September 1st, 2011 at 6:10 pm