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This is a question for the instrumentalists on this site.  How come most of you, when doing a video to post,  chop off your head and only show your hands and the dulcimer?  I would enjoy seeing your face when your perform, makes it more real and human and alive.

Cheers Ken   

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Comment by Geekling on April 16, 2014 at 7:32pm

Thanks, Mary! I missed your comment earlier because it was the day before my mother's birthday.

Comment by James Phillips on April 6, 2014 at 9:45am

I rarely show my face in a video, because of the expressions on my face while playing.  At one point in time I had done an autoharp video playing the Battle Hymn, and if looks were worth money, I'd a been a millionaire.  So that is why you rarely see my face in a video save at the end when I am hitting the mouse to stop recording

Comment by Ken Backer on April 6, 2014 at 9:36am

Good Grief!  I fear my blog has released a monster from the past!

Those are absolutely unabashed halarrrriousss!! 

Comment by marymacgowan on April 5, 2014 at 9:30pm

RollaJ, Oh my gosh these are so funny!  So apparently  headless videos are not a new occurence!

Comment by RollaJ on April 5, 2014 at 2:16pm

Mary, one of the first “bag videos” I remember was posted by Macy Jayne back in January 2012.

http://mountaindulcimer.ning.com/video/headless-vid

This was followed by several other videos by various performers. Among them Rob N Lackey with

http://mountaindulcimer.ning.com/video/green-grow-the-laurel

The last I remember was Jim Fawcett in October 2012.

http://mountaindulcimer.ning.com/video/the-bag-returns-in-lonesome-...

 

RollaJ

Comment by marymacgowan on April 5, 2014 at 11:18am

Geekling's response is my favorite so far!

Comment by John Henry on April 5, 2014 at 11:08am

Ahhhhhhhh!   The Bag !

Comment by marymacgowan on April 5, 2014 at 11:04am

Ha! An interesting question! And just after I posted my first headless video!!!  I was relieved to not be singing so that I could finally do a headless one. I just thought it was a thing around here, to show how we play the MD.  

Anyway, my biggest reason is that last night I was in sloppy clothes and my hair was askew!

And my slideshow videos are done because that way I can share the many different tracks I recorded rather than play/sing live. 

Dan Goad: "Bag videos????"

Comment by Geekling on March 31, 2014 at 8:19pm

I don't appear at all in my videos because I'm neither real, human, or alive.

Comment by Dan Goad on March 31, 2014 at 5:03pm

Be careful what you ask for folks.  Remember the dreaded "bag videos" of a couple of years ago.  Beware!

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