A Musical Debut


Rie Waits and Mike Slixster in “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers.”

As a quick update to a previous posting about a video made with my dear friend, Rie Waits, the clip debuted on Twitter and YouTube on May 11, my birthday, incidentally, much to rave reviews.

The formation of our masterpiece began with putting together the music track, which was created on both sides of the planet: Rie in Japan and yours truly in Andalusia, PA. Once that was done, mixing both her piano and singing with my vocals and bass playing, we made the visuals.

The video footage of my duet partner took place at her friend’s music studio, which, as you’ll see in the following clip, is a magnificent space filled with beautiful instruments. She also made a clip at her home across Tokyo Bay in the Chiba prefecture.

I absconded a photograph posted on her Twitter account, of the outstanding studio in which she recorded one of her parts for our project. The picture shows Rie while holding up a violone,  as seen below:


Rie in her friend’s studio.

I told her I would love to play that fiddle. She commented it is a “huge” fiddle, indeed. Rie has such a wonderful sense of humor.

My parts were recorded at my home studio in the suburbs of Philadelphia. It was a lot of fun mixing everything together to form our first video production. We’ve been collaborating with song recordings for well over a year now, and have grown considerably with our musical-cover tunes.

So, without further ado, allow me to present our first endeavor in the world of music videos. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

Any comments, observations or constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your continued support.



About Mike Slickster

As an early retiree with an honorary doctorate degree from the proverbial "School of Hard Knocks," this upcoming author with a lot of free time on his hands utilizes his expansive repertoire for humorous yet tragic, wildly creative writing that contains years of imaginative fantasy, pure nonsense, classic slapstick, extreme happiness and searing heartbreak; gathered by a wealth of personal experiences throughout his thrilling—sometimes mundane or unusually horrid—free-spirited, rock-'n'-roller-coaster ride around our beloved Planet Earth. Mike Slickster's illustrious quest continues, living now in Act Three of his present incarnation, quite a bit on the cutting edge of profundity and philosophical merriment as seen through his colorful characters, most notably evident in the amusing Thirty Days Across the Big Pond series, all of which can be found at Lulu.com.
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