realNEO Ambient Music 1: 2010-01-01; 13:00: Wish You Were Here 1

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 01/01/2010 - 16:55.

Great Lakes freighter on Cuyahoga River in the Cleveland Flats industrial valley, accompanied by 1,000,000s of sea gulls. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd is in the background.

Title: realNEO Ambient Music 1: 2010-01-01; 13:00: Wish You Were Here 1
Producer: Norm Roulet
Location: Flats, Cleveland, Ohio
Date: 2010-01-01
Time: 13:00
Format: HD 1080p
Camera: Panasonic AG-HMC40p

Dedicated to Citizen Hauser


Happy New Year

real NEO

Disrupt IT

You made Chris cry...

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell,
Blue skys from pain.
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade
Your heros for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl,
Year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

Thank you Norm (and Pink Floyd)--My wish for 2010 would be that you are recognized by the MacArthur Foundation.

Thanks - I cry every time I hear that now

Definitely best viewed in HD full screen, which on Youtube is still way below the original image quality but not bad - I'll show you the original video some time..

I'm shooting these videos at HD 1080p, which is the highest standard right now, with a Panasonic AG-HMC40p handcam that has Leica optics and a very nice image quality - great file management.

I;ve made these video upgrades in dedication to Ed Hauser, who used video so effectively to manage stupidity, evil and corruption in this town.

I also upgraded our still camera to a Nikon D300, with some better optics, which makes a huge difference over the Nikon D70 I've been shooting since the beginning of REALNEO.

Expect a stunning REALNEO in 2010.

Disrupt IT

I Cried Too.

Of course, I am a crier.  What a beautiful tribute to such a fine man.  The seagulls calling in the background adds such a demension to the whole thing or should I say foreground. .  Great work, norm and Ed is proud of you.