My music video with Jennifer Hudson

  • grnranger99

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    Sep 01, 2014 3:00 AM GMT
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJpr7Ac63zc



    Jennifer Hudson and Tom Krick Cover "Something" by the Beatles
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    Sep 01, 2014 4:26 AM GMT
    I admire her strength...for enduring the personal tragedies she suffered...for losing so much weight...let's not even go into the ukelele playing...icon_eek.gif
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    Sep 01, 2014 7:43 AM GMT
    Wow, that was pretty cool icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 01, 2014 12:55 PM GMT
    Girlllllllllll, how did THAT happen? 'o.o

    Good for you, anyway! That was cool.
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    Sep 01, 2014 1:07 PM GMT
    bon_pan saidI admire her strength...for enduring the personal tragedies she suffered...for losing so much weight...let's not even go into the ukelele playing...icon_eek.gif



    I know right! She endured my ukulele skills (or lack of) AND MY SINGING!
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    Sep 01, 2014 9:10 PM GMT
    Wow, that's pretty rad man. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 01, 2014 10:08 PM GMT
    How cool. Will she be performing that somewhere soon?
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    Sep 01, 2014 10:17 PM GMT
    WOW! icon_eek.gif
    I loved this.

    Was there any reason why you guys were covering the Beatles in particular?
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    Sep 01, 2014 11:40 PM GMT
    You sing quite well mate !icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 02, 2014 3:40 AM GMT
    How can you post this without any back story?! I LOVE her voice! Great song too!
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    Sep 02, 2014 6:28 PM GMT
    About two years ago I was her home inspector, which is how I got to meet her. She was having trouble finding decent contractors to do jobs around her home. Every one was trying to grossly over charge her. Her manager had called me to ask me my opinion about a quote for some work that was way out of line, so I told him I'd come over and do it for her.
    Since then, I've done the odd job here and there. Petty stuff that all homes need done from time to time.
    I was over there last Monday because she was having problems with one of her garage doors and she asked me to take a look at it. After I was done we were just chatting about this and that.
    She asked me how my ukulele playing was going. (When I did the home inspection for her I was taking lessons for my up coming wedding. As a gift to my husband I wanted to play him the song "A Thousand Years" by Christine Perry and I was extremely nervous about it. I've never played a musical instrument or sang anything before in my life. So I knew that that would be something special and he would know how out of character that was for me and show the depths that I would go for him. So I asked her how she can go up and stage in front of millions of people and be so calm about it? She did offer me some advise which did help)
    I told her it was going pretty good, I knew a couple of songs and I asked her if she wanted to hear them. She said she would love to, so I warned her that I wasn't very good and my voice was a cross between a toad being run over by a tractor and finger nails on a chalk board but she was still excited about it. She is such a warm, caring and considerate person it just blows me away. I played her Rihannas song "Stay" which made her laugh, because that was the last song she would of thought would sound good on a ukulele.
    I then asked her if she would mind singing a song with me while I played. She said that would be great (WTF...right?) I asked her if she know the song "Something" by the Beatles, she said she did but not very well, but if I could give her a few days she would learn the lyrics. I couldn't believe it and didn't think anyone else would either so I asked if she would mind if I recorded it. Which she replied ''Not at all''.
    So, on Friday my husband and I went to her house and we rehearsed for roughly 20 mins. just so she can hear my version of the song and how played it. Originally she wanted me to sing it with her but there was no way I was gonna ruin this opportunity with my singing. So she suggested that I sing the bridge (Of coarse I had to ask her what that was...lol. I was pretty embarrassed about that) and she would sing the first two and the last verse.
    That is what you see. We only did the song all the way through twice. So it all took about a half hour to do. Let me tell you that not only is she beautiful and talented but brilliant as well. Her voice is amazing! It doesn't sound bad on the tape but in person it gave me goose bumps. At one point on the tape I started laughing while I was playing cuz I just couldn't believe what was happening.
    Truly a moment I will never forget!
    I am so extremely grateful to have had that experience and I could not have thanked Jennifer enough for being so gracious.

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    Sep 02, 2014 8:11 PM GMT
    Brilliant
    side of awsomesauce
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    Sep 02, 2014 11:38 PM GMT
    **well deserved bump** icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 03, 2014 12:24 AM GMT
    It's my DREAM to sing with someone like Jennifer. This is so cool!!
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    Sep 03, 2014 2:51 AM GMT
    Apex0111 saidHow can you post this without any back story?! I LOVE her voice! Great song too!

    LOL hey grnranger99 I thought the same thing when I saw you post the other day so thanks for coming back and filling us in with the nicely detailed account of the back story to your video. I have always admired her talent and enjoyed her performances, and from everything I have read about her and in any interview of her I have watched, she has always come across as someone who is all around awesome. Thanks for sharing your video recording of such a personal and very lovely moment you had with her and reaffirming to her fans how amazing and cool she is!
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    Sep 03, 2014 7:58 AM GMT
    Woah! Awesome! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 03, 2014 12:46 PM GMT
    don't know much about her, seems like a nice person
    but she's just a singer, right?

    try spending an afternoon with a wounded warrior
    that would really be a video worth watching! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 03, 2014 1:58 PM GMT
    That experience was nothing short of Wowsa!
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    Sep 03, 2014 2:11 PM GMT
    Cool
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    Sep 03, 2014 5:08 PM GMT
    pecmansd saiddon't know much about her, seems like a nice person
    but she's just a singer, right?

    try spending an afternoon with a wounded warrior
    that would really be a video worth watching! icon_biggrin.gif



    To be fair there was point in my life where I spent 4 1/2 yrs with vets.....USAF 1980-01985
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    Sep 04, 2014 1:54 AM GMT
    She's one of those people who still seem nice even after losing weight.

    Glad her name's not Jennifer Hodgson, then her moniker might be "JHo."
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    Sep 05, 2014 6:44 AM GMT
    Great story! Thank you for sharing!
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    Sep 05, 2014 7:13 AM GMT
    Wow,your awesome.