Mohammed's Radio by thefilmchick


  • Polarbear posted on 26.03. at 22:46
    I laughed when you had Jack as the Sheriff and Hurley as the village idiot hehe I liked the sparkly bits to the beat probably could have done with a flash or a whiteface transition in there aswell. I also really liked when you had Shannon singing and the lyrics and all the Shayid scenes were really nicely used.

    Really liked the motif of the video aswell of people listening to the radio.
  • thefilmchick posted on 26.03. at 20:58
    Thanks, Julia! Glad you liked it. As I mentioned to my betas, Sayid aside, this is one of my favorite songs ever (yes), so it's good to know I didn't screw it up too badly.
  • eloramoon posted on 25.03. at 23:40
    That was a great Sayid video, Kate! I liked your lyric interpretation and you had some really cool effects work--the blur on the beats looked really cool. Well done!!!
  • thefilmchick posted on 14.03. at 21:05
    Hey, Kat! Thanks for reviewing. Still learning Vegas with regard to fades and beats; I made the decision, per above, to concentrate on the important ones in the chorus, so maybe that quibbled things a bit.

    My aim's to get people listening to the music I like, though, so good to know this one was a success! (And if you like this song, check out some of Zevon's other works. His self-titled debut ('Warren Zevon,' obviously) has this song on it; 'Excitable Boy' has the only song most people know from him, 'Werewolves of London.' You know, the one with the "AWOO!" in it.)
  • littleton_pace posted on 14.03. at 20:34
    I do love this song now Kate, its so addictive Great lyric interp, as has been said, you know you have a knack with lyrics Casting was great as was your scene choice. I agree with nikki about the beat use, I think you could have done soft fade ins/outs on the beat and it wouldn't have taken away from the theme of the song. There are definitely ways to do it without cutting every beat and making it a harsh flash Awesome to see you treading in the Vegas waters, it took me ages to make the change I was so freaked out well done!
  • thefilmchick posted on 12.03. at 12:12
    I will do so today. Stay tuned!
  • nikkimonique posted on 11.03. at 16:37
    Oh I see well it works that way too then. Yes start a thread!
  • thefilmchick posted on 11.03. at 16:34
    Hey Nikki! Glad you enjoyed it.

    nikkimonique wrote:
    I would have liked to see more scenes like that with the beat. B/c sometimes you used it and other times you didn't.

    I intentionally limited the beat use to the larger/more obvious beats in the chorus and the pingy cymbal crashes, since I was advised that strong beat use in it/clipping to every beat would kill the bittersweet mood of the song (something with which I agree, anyway.) So that was a deliberate choice, not neglect.

    Maybe I should start a thread: 'Kate interprets the lyrics of your songs.' Haha!
  • nikkimonique posted on 11.03. at 16:27
    Your vids always have great lyric interpretation. Especially liked the part with Sayid and Jack. Clever scene use there. You had some nice beat use in there too, like Hurley with the van. I would have liked to see more scenes like that with the beat. B/c sometimes you used it and other times you didn't.

    I agree with black wolf the glarey effect was awesome! I think this was a great vid for being your first in Vegas.
  • thefilmchick posted on 11.03. at 00:05
    (Of course, my dialup went out right after this video was posted!)

    Thanks, guys, and thank you both for the betas--and for bearing with me redoing the whole thing in Vegas. Glad it was apparently worth it, and even more glad that my super-secret plan is working! Mwahaha. PS, Aislynn, can I get an apostrophe in the video title itself? (You'll remember my hangup with proper apostrophes. )

    ETA: Thanks for the apostrophe, whoever did it!


    Everybody's restless and they've got no place to go
    Someone's always trying to tell them something they already know
    So their anger and resentment flow

    But don't it make you want to rock and roll all night long?
    Mohammed's radio
    I heard somebody singing sweet and soulful on the radio
    Mohammed's radio

    You know, the sheriff's got his problems too
    He will surely take them out on you
    In walks the village idiot and his face is all aglow
    He's been up all night listening to Mohammed's radio


    Everybody's desperate trying to make ends meet
    Work all day, still can't pay the price of gasoline and meat
    Alas, their lives are incomplete


    You've been up all night listening for his drum
    Hoping that the righteous might just, might just, might just come
    I heard the general whispering to his aide-de-camp:
    "Be watchful for Mohammed's lamp"


    Mohammed's radio
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