Tuesday, 23 May 2017

"What Food I Eat When I'm Broke" Released

Tonight on Jake's Showcase https://youtube.com/JakesShowcase I have just released "What Food I Eat When I'm Broke" https://youtu.be/P189T1EOWKA currently 46 views 8 likes 3 dislikes. It was 15 clips or actually 16 with a mixture of all natural, lamp and overhead lighting. I say 16 because one was taken out two alternative closing frames.
It was an interesting week. To say the least. And while I always claim to be one or two a head this video was taken very close to the present time and is my most current video.
Many people have said they like my food and cooking videos, but really, do you want to see? Ok I thought well lets just show everyone a typical day.
While on the one hand this video is easy because like a walk through or walk around your not really adding any sort of production value, on the other hand it's hard because the video has to be taken all day and you have to remember to document each time you eat or spend in that day.
So your like just about to eat and then you say "wait I forgot to vlog" ect.
The other part that is hard about this video is that it shows my raw reality. Very open and honest with people about what you do and how you live is hard, humbling, honest.
You know in the modern social media internet era you want to Instagram or vlog your best moments make yourself look good. There's nothing wrong with wanting to look good, I do think how people photo shop their pictures to basically draw themselves to be a bit much but trying to look good is a thing I believe in. However, in this type of video it doesn't make me look good. Hopefully people can see the beauty in the honesty.
Really even up until tonight I thought maybe this one is too much. Maybe I don't want to share this. Maybe just move on. But I had the video uploaded and ready and thought, you know what those who like me and support me will appreciate the real me.
You know too, if this whole thing ever does really turn around for me and I'm able to be successful there's a certain beauty to that comeback down and out kid making it. For the moment this is me.
Love is beyond the constraints of social structure. Love can win.
Love me,
Have a wonderful day or night fans, 
Jake Johnston jakesshowcase@gmail.com

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

"Singing In The Rain! Love Nature In All Its Forms!" Released

Tonight on Jake's Showcase https://youtube.com/JakesShowcase I have just released "Singing In The Rain! Love Nature In All Its Forms!" https://youtu.be/Pln9OwmIyaY currently at 103 Views 18 Likes 14 Dislikes. It was single shot single take with all natural lighting.
Well, back to the fresh raw stuff. On the heels of me confirming in my last blog that "here it's music" get over it phrasing. Of course I was referring to here as in that weeks video.
Jake's Showcase my channel is a plethora of odd ins and outs of never making much sense but all making so much sense where we mix it up and keeping them wanting more.
For the record I think last spring I had 5-6 songs in a row before breaking the pattern and this year it's only 3....for now. Truth is that I had played the music out of me...for now.
You see I truly go with inspiration. What moves me. Not what sells, not what people want, not what makes sense, not what is politically correct but what moves me.
And my spirit is moved many ways by many things. Here when I saw this river flow in the rain storm as I walked home I was really moved and said I've got to do that. I wasn't expecting the river to be so flooded and the viewer got my raw real reactions and I think that made it a sort of fun real life journey exploration with the fans and me together.
When I hear a song or jingle in my head and get the lyrics or the inspiration to write then before you know it a song comes out but I haven't had much coming to me that way lately.
The magic is in the instant and uncoordinated and unplanned inspiration. That's why I love the camera and as I've heard, the camera loves me too.
It was a real fun one here and I got nature, fresh exploration, sort of one of a kind footage and there was no one or only 2 people out so not to many takers on braving the elements on this day and that in itself made it special.
So what will it be on Jake's Showcase, we'll that's why you tune in because you're curious....and often....as the clock ticks down for me....I am too....about what the next video will be.
However a reminder I always work 1 week ahead....key for a perfectionist....at least 1 ahead.
Of note, I removed related channels on my channel on a whim just moments ago. While this precludes my channel from being recommended on others channel and counter to my copy the best mentality where they all have this feature enabled, the channels that were being recommended as related where not related at all in fact it was promoting material I do not concur with.
That's ok, we can be a cute little specialty niche here, by word of mouth only. I kinda like it that way. Did you know that Bob Dylan follows 0 people on Twitter? Everyone follows some one twitter but not Bob....he don't care...we'll take a page out of Bob's book and go with no related channels.
You know the specialist of times awaits the artist who yearns for the completion of their work. This is in art life and in love. We know that and this is why we dream.
Love me,
Have a Wonderful Day or Night Fans,
Jake Johnston jakesshowcase@gmail.com

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Jake Johnston - "All I Can Do is Love You" Released

Tonight on Jake's Showcase https://youtube.com/JakesShowcase I have just released "Jake Johnston - "All I Can Do is Love You" https://youtu.be/Ug2raMocdw8 currently at 31 Views 6 Likes 10 Dislikes. It was the 6th of 6 takes with lamp, spotlight and natural lighting.
You see at some point like it or not my music is going to get recognized. Do you know I don't even have a microphone....all musicians have microphones....but I do not. Do you know I don't have an electric guitar...or drummer, bassist, lead guitar, rhythm guitar and possibly one or two other accompanying instruments. But I will.
I know that on Jake's Showcase I've hung my hat on diversity, variety, spontaneity, as my different style and format to my channel as being the difference which sets me apart in a unique niche....and counter to that there's been a string of music. Get over it, there's tones of videos on my channel of diversity for people to watch. Just go back 2-3 years hundreds of videos, lots to dive into here its music.
I understand the challenge of the true artist very well now, particularly the musicians. You see unlike other art forms you combine poetry, with instrument playing skill or mixing skill and then singing. You have a very raw take on multiple elements that you put out that give points to critique.
With comedy you can say "that's not funny" with acting "bad acting" with visual art "I don't like the picture". But with music you have multiple aspects you put yourself out there with.
I would say in addition in these raw early stages of my music it is additionally hard because of the previously mentioned lack of equipment and choices on how to produce.
If you look at all my videos the on the couch playing is done because this is the best vantage point for me to hold the lyrics on the table (no music stand either) face the camera and play to get best possible sound and lighting given these constraints. 
But fear not, many many musicians can and do find ultimate success starting in basements, on couches with dim lighting and poor recording. Eventually when people study them they want to know how they started and they are taken aback and how they did it. Even you look at you reading with the obsessive eyes and yet I've done so little.
Yes my friends, this is an evolution in process.
Beauty darling, may your twinkle in your eyes be bright with your love for me tonight.
Love me,
Have a Wonderful Day or Night Fans, 
Jake Johnston jakesshowcase@gmail.com