Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Little Yellowstone Video

I have a gift to share. While I was in school, I had to create a slide show, using the old fashioned projector, white screen, and music. We had a nifty device that could control the blend etc. I had this idea to use this song about buffalo, by Spanky and Our Gang. Do you remember them? They were kind of like the Mamas and Papas (harmonies and sound). They had a hit with Sunday will Never Be the Same? Well anyway, when I was a teenager, my dad had a greatest hist album, and I loved this one song a real lot. All I remembered was that the lyrics said "Where' My Buffalo?" The search was on to figure out the name of the song, and see if I could buy it on CD. I searched and searched, and finally I did a Google for Spanky. I actually found a website, and an email address. I wrote her, and asked the name of the song, and what CD I might find it on. She wrote back that the song was "National Stardom" and happened to be one of her very favorites. She has a deep love of the buffalo. She said it did not exist on any CD, but had her assistant convert it from an old album (VINAL, can you believe it?!) and they sent it to me... with permission to use in my slide show. In exchange, I sent a couple buffalo prints I had kicking around.
I had the music, now I had to get the images. I took a road trip through Yellowstone, to Cooke City and met several friends along the way. I stayed the night, and returned the next day. The only drawback of film is that you can't check the images right away... so a few were not usable, and a few are soft focused. I have been working to recreate the show, and so here you have it. Hope you enjoy.

I must go away now as the hour grows late, and I have to go make tacos for dinner. YUM! I do want to say thank you to those who stop by to read my rantings, and leave little messages of hello - it really means a great deal to me. I have to hop by your places... Promise I will catch up tomorrow - LOL - I hope!




nancy said...

Eila, those slides are great, I never heard of the song/music. I love the Buffaloes, they're great. Have a good night. Nancy

Crops said...

Holyyyy Crap that was utterly amazing ET! That must of taken awhile to do!!! Well worth the time, I I never heard the song either, but it is PERFECT for the photos! You outdid yourself on this one! THANKS alot for sharing that! I'm very impressed! Gonna have to try that some day, so I hope you took notes....hahaha

Have a good night gf... I'm gonna go watch that again! LOL

xashee's corner said...

those photos are WONDERFUL! :) Thank you so much for sharing! Buffaloes are AWESOME! :)
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Barbara said...

Wow! I loved your slide show. I especially loved the picture with the tree that had branches angled the same as the slope of the hill. Awesome photography! Like the others, I had never heard the song before now. I can see why you wanted to use it.

Melanie said...

Haha! The only Spanky and Our Gang I know had Spanky and Alfalfa and Darla. Alfalfa DID sing but not this good. LOL!

What a moving video. Loved the pics and the song went right along with them. You did a GREAT job! Thanks for sharing!

Back where I grew up, a family grew beefalo and they had both buffalo and cows in their fields. Guess I should have taken pics but I never did but we did have fun watching them.

Cicero Sings said...

Loved how your slide show and music all came together. Great pictures.

txbubbles said...

I've gotta' tell 'ya, I've never heard that song, but it is perfect! Your slide show is terrific! Wonderful pics, I love the BIG snowman and the cars waiting behind the herd. Thanks for sharing!
Big Texas hug,

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great pictures! Beautiful!

Thanks for sharing.



Barbara said...

Eila, my friend, I left you an award on my blog so come and visit!

xashee's corner said...

stopping in to say hi!
Thank you so much for visiting me and for your SWEET comments too! :)
Have an AWESOME day!

Anne of Alamo said...

I loved it, and that is probably my favorite genre(type) of to hear the words!
I am a big fan of 2nd Chapter of Acts? ever hear of them? Pioneer?
I really enjoyed the slideshow!