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Making Music - James and Donald Reid (The Feelers) Short Film (Full Length) – 2005 Music Arts/Culture

Making Music - James and Donald Reid (The Feelers)

Short Film (Full Length) – 2005 Music Arts/Culture

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In this episode from a series for secondary school music students, James Reid (from The Feelers) and his brother Donald (a singer-songwriter who has co-written several Feelers songs) recall their school days when music making was frowned on by guidance counsellors rather than encouraged by projects like this one. Armed with acoustic guitars and a piano, they play excerpts from four songs (‘Communicate’, ‘We Raised Hell’, ‘Fishing For Lisa’ and ‘Unleash the Fury’) and discuss their philosophy of songwriting which is “all about being in the moment”.

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Arthur Baysting

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Jeff Fulton

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Stephen Jessup

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I suppose there’s songwriting theory. But is that right? Because then you’re writing someone else’s songs?
– Donald Reid

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Acknowledgements

Funding from NZ On Air