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Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: Grace62
Date: January 01, 2011 10:20AM
For my almost 18 year old.
Event happening in 3 weeks. I'm doing a 5 minute slide show of his Boy Scout adventures interspersed with a few other "growing up" shots. We have some great shots, but I need a good song or two to go with...Should be peppy, upbeat, a crowd-pleaser, rated G (for little kids and Grandmas will be there,) not too sappy for a teen boy audience but not too "rocked out," not a love song unless message is more general, not country...
I could use one longer song or two in shorter segments.

Here's my idea list so far..

Fly like an Eagle, Steve Miller Band
Kind and Generous, Natalie Merchant
Unwritten, Natasha Bedingfield
Good Riddance (Time of your Life) Green Day
Top Gun theme (guitar solo - not the Eddie VH version, kids would likely not recognize it but it's a good tune..)
Let's Work Together - Canned Heat
True Colors - Phil Collins or In My Life, Beatles (probably too sappy but I love them!)


Any ideas out there?
Thanks!
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: BernDog
Date: January 01, 2011 10:35AM
Looks like a pretty good list already, but I think I'd drop the Green Day. Way overused and cliche.
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: miK.
Date: January 01, 2011 10:44AM
My favorite 'slide show' backing music from last year, although a little overused.
Not very upbeat, though.

XX - Intro
[www.youtube.com]



Sometimes I wonder, "What would Hodor say in this situation?" - Jim Gaffigan

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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: Ted King
Date: January 01, 2011 10:58AM
"Ojo" by Leo Kottke (it's shorter than 5 min. so you'd have to loop it or something)

You can here a sampling of it here:

[www.amazon.com]

And a video (that is really just the song playing):

[www.youtube.com]


Congratulations on your son becoming an Eagle Scout. That is quite an accomplishment.



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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: haikuman
Date: January 01, 2011 11:04AM
Your list is thoughtful and I like Steve Miller.
That said I also like Jimmy Cliff.

"You can get anything you want"

KEALI'I REICHEL

[www.youtube.com]

[www.youtube.com]

ARS= Atlanta Rhythm Section
I am not gonna let it bother me tonight ~!~

[www.youtube.com]

Jimmy Cliff Soar Like An Eagle

[www.kazaa.com]

I'm So glad

[www.youtube.com]

Your Son is a Satellite launched by you

[www.youtube.com]

My last suggestion

Dr My Eyes *(:>*

[www.youtube.com]



“Stay Hungry Stay Foolish"
Steve Jobs

"There are only two mantras yum and yuk mine is yum "
Bernard Mickey Wrangle<>Tom Robbins<> "Still Life With Woodpecker"

"There is a fine line between a rut and a groove"
G.D. Kittredge III

"






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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: January 01, 2011 11:14AM
John Dever's The Eagle & The Hawk would make a very nice opener and would be easy to transition out of.



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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: January 01, 2011 11:19AM
For that dramatic touch, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana...
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: haikuman
Date: January 01, 2011 11:59AM
Jimmy suggested this song tongue sticking out smileygrinning smiley jest smileydevil smiley

[www.youtube.com]



“Stay Hungry Stay Foolish"
Steve Jobs

"There are only two mantras yum and yuk mine is yum "
Bernard Mickey Wrangle<>Tom Robbins<> "Still Life With Woodpecker"

"There is a fine line between a rut and a groove"
G.D. Kittredge III

"






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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: MikeF
Date: January 01, 2011 12:05PM
Run for the Roses -- Dan Fogelberg (mainly for the chorus)...
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: decay
Date: January 01, 2011 12:25PM
DADT in Scouts...

[www.youtube.com]
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: January 01, 2011 12:51PM
Something by the Eagles? smiling bouncing smiley

Heh, but seriously, I always thought Journey's Don't Stop Believin' (instrumental version) would be cool for something like that. I say instrumental because lyrics probably wouldn't work here.

[www.youtube.com]





“There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.”

- Walter Reuther
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: Grace62
Date: January 01, 2011 12:52PM
Thanks Ted! We're really proud of him. He did his service project last winter for an emergency cold weather shelter that our church runs. He has continued to serve as a volunteer this winter even though his project is long finished, and he got some other teens involved too...good stuff.

Love that Leo Kottke, I might use that with the John Denver "Eagle and Hawk" song. Too many good choices!!
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: Grace62
Date: January 01, 2011 12:54PM
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SDGuy
For that dramatic touch, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana...

I'll be playing that tomorrow night at high volume if he doesn't get those college apps finished, they are mostly due in two weeks! old fogey smiley
He stayed out very late for NE Year, probably won't see him until this afternoon.
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: Grace62
Date: January 01, 2011 12:56PM
Haikuman,
Thanks for all those great suggestions - I love Jimmy Cliff!! Hadn't heard that Eagle song before. Are the lyrics on line somewhere? Can't find.
My Dad would stand up and cheer for the Go Jimmy Go song but my Mom probably wouldn't speak to me for a while...;)



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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: Grace62
Date: January 01, 2011 12:58PM
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BernDog
Looks like a pretty good list already, but I think I'd drop the Green Day. Way overused and cliche.


Agree. I was just trying to find SOMETHING that is contemporary to my son. I've given up. Those kids today have no good music, poor things.tongue smiley
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: haikuman
Date: January 01, 2011 12:58PM
If you like instrumentals........then you are gonna love

Liliy Was Here ~!~

[www.youtube.com]

Un less you really like Eric Johnson and........
The Cliffs of Dover *(:>* It just Cooks ~!~

[www.youtube.com]



“Stay Hungry Stay Foolish"
Steve Jobs

"There are only two mantras yum and yuk mine is yum "
Bernard Mickey Wrangle<>Tom Robbins<> "Still Life With Woodpecker"

"There is a fine line between a rut and a groove"
G.D. Kittredge III

"


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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: Grace62
Date: January 01, 2011 01:00PM
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haikuman
If you like instrumentals........then you are gonna love

Liliy Was Here ~!~

[www.youtube.com]

Un less you really like Eric Johnson and........
The Cliffs of Dover *(:>* It just Cooks ~!~

[www.youtube.com]

So could you make me a tape sometime? Love your suggestions.
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: Grace62
Date: January 01, 2011 01:03PM
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miK.
My favorite 'slide show' backing music from last year, although a little overused.
Not very upbeat, though.

XX - Intro
[www.youtube.com]

I really like that! Thanks. Good listening during long walks too...
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: Grace62
Date: January 01, 2011 01:04PM
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lafinfil
John Dever's The Eagle & The Hawk would make a very nice opener and would be easy to transition out of.

Yeah that's the ticket! I love John Denver but I'd never heard that one before. Lyrics are perfect for this, good emotional build-up too, has me crying already...
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: haikuman
Date: January 01, 2011 01:05PM
I think our better schooled forum members can send you and MP'3 of anything you want.... Jimmy..Phil...?
Others ...? Which suggestion do you like the most...?



“Stay Hungry Stay Foolish"
Steve Jobs

"There are only two mantras yum and yuk mine is yum "
Bernard Mickey Wrangle<>Tom Robbins<> "Still Life With Woodpecker"

"There is a fine line between a rut and a groove"
G.D. Kittredge III

"


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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: Grace62
Date: January 01, 2011 01:19PM
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decay
DADT in Scouts...

[www.youtube.com]

I know, I know.
I will mention that most of the parents in our troop, including our family, oppose the scouts' discriminatory policies and would like to see them changed. Being in scouts was important to my husband, who has great childhood memories of scout trips with his Dad, who died when he was young. We are working to change things from within, but it's not easy. We are up against Mormons and Southern Baptists and other social conservatives who have a choke hold on scouts in certain regions. DADT repeal is encouraging though.
This discrimination is a relatively new thing in scouts. James West, one of the founders of BSA, was opposed to discrimination and insisted that boys of all races and religions be allowed to join (some wanted it to be a WASP'y thing back in the early 20th century.) I think he'd be disappointed in what is going on today.
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 01, 2011 01:20PM
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BernDog
Looks like a pretty good list already, but I think I'd drop the Green Day. Way overused and cliche.

Funny - that was the first song to pop into my head as I read the OP - which illustrates your point, perhaps, but also illustrates the effect that song has on people.

I included the Green Day song in a slide show I put together for my wife's grandmother's memorial service when she passed away a couple years ago; there wasn't a dry eye in the house when it was over. I say go with it if you'd like.



It is what it is.
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: Grace62
Date: January 01, 2011 01:21PM
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haikuman
I think our better schooled forum members can send you and MP'3 of anything you want.... Jimmy..Phil...?
Others ...? Which suggestion do you like the most...?

Thanks, I was just kidding, but...The Jimmy Cliff "Soar Like an Eagle" would be great!
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 01, 2011 01:22PM
P.S. Congratulations on your son's achievement! My stepson is on track to earn his Eagle by the end of this year. Your son should be proud of his accomplishment.



It is what it is.
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: volcs0
Date: January 01, 2011 01:45PM
I make a lot of these types of slide shows.

Keane is my favorite go-to bands

Try it... you'll see:

Bend and Break
[www.youtube.com]

Everybody's Changing
[www.youtube.com]

Can't Stop Now
[www.youtube.com]
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: slbett
Date: January 01, 2011 02:00PM
If you just want an instrumental, I have used the music from the movie Rudy. Starts slow and builds. Matching music to the theme of the slideshow can take time. I try to have the pictures relate to the lyrics, or I use instrumentals if it is a mixture of shots. Good luck and my congratulations to you and your son. Something to be remembered for the rest of your lives.
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: January 01, 2011 02:03PM
Depends on the sequence. Van Halen's "Jump" comes to mind for the teen energy level.

But major congrats to your guy ! Most people aren't aware of the impressive benefits that come from being an Eagle Scout..the program itself is the big reward, but scholarships, automatic 'in for many first responder training programs, ROTC programs, college acceptance, and of course, the fact that EVERY Astronaut who landed on the moon was an Eagle Scout.

Well done ! (and to you too.. being the parent of a Scout ain't always easy.)
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: Grace62
Date: January 01, 2011 02:39PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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BernDog
Looks like a pretty good list already, but I think I'd drop the Green Day. Way overused and cliche.

Funny - that was the first song to pop into my head as I read the OP - which illustrates your point, perhaps, but also illustrates the effect that song has on people.

I included the Green Day song in a slide show I put together for my wife's grandmother's memorial service when she passed away a couple years ago; there wasn't a dry eye in the house when it was over. I say go with it if you'd like.

Yep Dad has just weighed in and says he prefers the Green Day song, so that's likely going in...we'll see what the kid says. At the last ceremony we attended that featured a slide show the mom had selected "Circle of Life," the movie soundtrack version, and it was just too...Disney.
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: haikuman
Date: January 01, 2011 02:43PM
I also want to amplify that your sons accomplishment is huge.
My uncle Rudy was also an Eagle Scout. I was in Scouting throughout
my childhood and teenage years. I reached life Scout, and then became
someone else *(:>*

You and your son both can be proud of your accomplishments ~!~
Rudie *(:>*



“Stay Hungry Stay Foolish"
Steve Jobs

"There are only two mantras yum and yuk mine is yum "
Bernard Mickey Wrangle<>Tom Robbins<> "Still Life With Woodpecker"

"There is a fine line between a rut and a groove"
G.D. Kittredge III

"


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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: Grace62
Date: January 01, 2011 02:54PM
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cbelt3
Depends on the sequence. Van Halen's "Jump" comes to mind for the teen energy level.

But major congrats to your guy ! Most people aren't aware of the impressive benefits that come from being an Eagle Scout..the program itself is the big reward, but scholarships, automatic 'in for many first responder training programs, ROTC programs, college acceptance, and of course, the fact that EVERY Astronaut who landed on the moon was an Eagle Scout.

Well done ! (and to you too.. being the parent of a Scout ain't always easy.)

Thanks cbelt! Kudos to you too for being a scout volunteer. My son has had such great opportunities in scouts, including getting trained by New Mexico rangers in search and rescue technique while he staffed a summer leadership program at Philmont. I credit scouts with helping him grow from a reserved but eager 6th grader to the confident and skilled young leader and outdoorsman that he is today; school simply does not offer the same opportunities. Another cool thing is the diversity...boys who are class president and boys who just got out of juvie work together toward common goals; they develop friendships and all are the better for it...
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: Grace62
Date: January 01, 2011 02:55PM
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volcs0
I make a lot of these types of slide shows.

Keane is my favorite go-to bands

Mine too! Like them a lot.
I am such an amateur at this whole slide show thing, any good tips?
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: decay
Date: January 01, 2011 07:57PM
i was a Star scout, and really enjoyed my time in Scouting, and also a Brotherhood member in the Order of the Arrow.

until BSA changes their policies, i can't in good conscience return to an adult role in the organization. to me, Morally Straight does not have anything to do with orientation, which also has no place in Scouting.

congratulations on anyone who has achieved the rank of Eagle - it's a lot of hard work.



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I buy records. Getting rid of some? Let me know.
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: volcs0
Date: January 02, 2011 12:47AM
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Grace62
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volcs0
I make a lot of these types of slide shows.

Keane is my favorite go-to bands

Mine too! Like them a lot.
I am such an amateur at this whole slide show thing, any good tips?

I used to use FotoMagico for the mac - but I had problems getting good HD output this year... so I switched to Proshow for the PC. If you want to see some of the shows I've done, PM me, and I will send you a link.
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 02, 2011 02:27AM
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haikuman
KEALI'I REICHEL

[www.youtube.com]

[www.youtube.com]

Saw him last year for the first time, Rudie - what a great show! He was a personal friend of my wife's grandmother. When she was alive and still living in Hawai'i, she attended all his concerts and he would always go to her in the crowd and sing her her favorite song of his.



It is what it is.
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Re: Need a good song for Eagle scout ceremony slide show
Posted by: Grace62
Date: January 02, 2011 01:23PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
P.S. Congratulations on your son's achievement! My stepson is on track to earn his Eagle by the end of this year. Your son should be proud of his accomplishment.

Thanks and best of luck to your stepson!
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