Walk this way

At last count, I had produced nearly 400 videos that appear on Vimeo, a service that deals with more serious videographers than YouTube.

Not to undercut YouTube.  It started online availability of videos, many of them shot by those with Smartphones and seldom edited.  I used YouTube for some of my video projects, but Vimeo is my preferred home for showcase my work.

My videos include many music productions centered around The Friday Night Jamboree and the music heritage of Floyd County and Southwestern Virginia.

Yet three short features shot back in 2012 at two shows featuring shapely young women in bikinis and/or Daily Duke’s attire of tight shorts and revealing blouses draw more views than all the other videos collectively viewable on Vimeo.

Walk This Way, about the Daisy Duke contest, features the music of Hayseed Dixie, a lighthearted group that takes rock and other popular songs and play them Bluegrass style.

Walk This Way, of course, is Steven Tyler’s Aerosmith number that is, to say the least, is an ode to a young man’s lust for the opposite sex.

For example:

School girl sweetie
With the classy kinda sassy
Little skirt’s climbing way up her knee
There was three young ladies
In the school gym locker
When I noticed they was looking at me
I was a high school loser
Never made it with a lady
Till the boys told me something I missed
Then my next door neighbor
With a daughter had a favor
So I gave her a little kiss
Like this

Aerosmith’s version of the song was not easy to understand, giving the hard rock music and Tyler’s shouting but some radio stations refused to play the song because of the words.

Hayseed Dixie, on the other hand, sang the lyrics slower and clearer, which made it sound even dirtier than it was, and may explain why the video Walk This Way is so popular.  Of course, the revealing clothing the bikini models wear probably helps.

Am I going to apologize for this?  Nope.

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