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    Music, Sports, & Christmas Lights synched to music
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    Watching youtube videos of Christmas lights synched to songs by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra
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  1. Today is Feb 12, and although they took down the inflatables & blow molds in mid-January, as of today they still have their icicle lights & window decor and still turn them on every evening!
  2. I wanted to upload my 95-minute video to Vimeo too after Youtube blocked it worldwide. But like you I have an upload limit that isn't high enough, and I didn't want to pay to upgrade. Since I'm already paying $1.99/month for 100 GB of storage on Google Drive and still had plenty of space available, that's where I uploaded it.
  3. We've got snow in the forecast tonight & tomorrow as well as strong winds. So after tearing down the majority of the lights, props, & LOR controllers on 1/4, I took down the mini-static display (Nativity scene & icicle lights) today. So we're officially dark on 1/10. Our house & yard look dull, lifeless, sad & boring now.
  4. OMG...today they added 2 big inflatables!!! 😄 If they keep this up I'm going to sneak into their yard at night with my LOR controllers, mini-Director, outdoor speaker, & SPT1 cords and rewire all their lights & props! And something tells me they might not even mind! 😄
  5. As of this evening, all the new window decorations & blow mold Santas that they recently added to their display are still lit. Whatever their reason is for adding more stuff to their display instead of tearing it down, I'm totally OK with it! It's always sad to see more and more houses going dark the further away we get from Christmas. So it was actually uplifting to see a display shining brighter while the rest of our houses & yards are getting darker.
  6. While many of us have already torn down (or are in the process of tearing down) our Christmas displays, yesterday I was shocked to see that someone in my town who has a static display actually ADDED more stuff to their display, possibly over the weekend! I see their house every day on the way home from work, and like many other houses, I've become very familiar with what they have in their display (I'm sure we lighters probably pay closer attention to other peoples' displays than non-lighters do). So at a time when we consider the Christmas lighting season to be over, I couldn't believe I saw more window decorations and 10 - 12 of the exact same blow mold Santas in their display yesterday! I'm thinking they got everything at great clearance prices and just couldn't wait until next year to put them in their display! Or maybe they decided to test them now to make sure they work so they can return them if they don't, since something probably wouldn't be returnable anymore if they discovered it was defective later this year. If that's the case, I would have tested them in the basement or garage, instead of adding them to a display that will be torn down soon.
  7. I can still see it. https://vimeo.com/382510454
  8. Spent 5 hrs tearing down & storing almost everything today. But I've decided to leave the Nativity scene and icicle lights up for one more week, which I haven't done before. Many around here leave their static displays up until about mid-January, so I decided to do a mini-static display for one week. I guess I wasn't ready to go totally dark yet because I feel sad every January after tear down. The forecast for the next week looks decent; no major snow accumulation, and temps will be warmer than usual for us in January. So I'll wait until next Sat to put away the Nativity scene & icicle lights, which should only take about 45 min.
  9. Tear-down for our display is usually the first weekend in January after New Year's Day. So I'm planning to tear down this coming Sat or Sun, making this Fri or Sat the last night of our light show. Most likely I'll tear down on Sat since it's supposed to be a bit warmer than Sun. I'm tempted to start tearing down on Wed (New Year's Day) though because we have a mix of rain and snow forecast for Fri. So light strings & props might be wet and/or snow-covered on Sat, which isn't good for storage.
  10. Youtube did the same thing to me...took down my video of the entire show with all the songs in 2017 and also this year, but allowed the individual songs to remain posted in 2018. It's a lot of work making individual videos for the 28 songs in my show, so I'd rather upload one long video versus 28 videos. But one or more songs is causing an issue, so obviously I can't do that. I ended up having to upload this year's long video to my Google Drive and shared it that way instead. Not sure if Vimeo is as strict as youtube, but after having my videos of our entire show blocked worldwide 2 out of the past 3 years, going forward I think I'll just continue using Google Drive.
  11. Merry Christmas everyone!
  12. There are some who have a lot more than 28! I ended up uploading my video to my Google Drive due to problems with youtube. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RpWmHQk0h00wr3dtTPssNjq8S78JBUZH Part 1 (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) 01) 00:00:05 - Wizards In Winter 02) 00:03:12 - Christmas Canon 03) 00:07:30 - Boughs Of Holly 04) 00:11:55 - A Mad Russian's Christmas 05) 00:16:36 - First Snow 06) 00:20:30 - O Come All Ye Faithful / O Holy Night 07) 00:24:50 - Queen Of The Winter Night 08) 00:28:02 - Christmas Eve / Sarajevo 12-24 09) 00:31:28 - March of the Three Kings / Hark the Herald Angel 10) 00:35:20 - Faith Noel 11) 00:39:52 - Christmas Canon Rock 12) 00:43:33 - Wish Liszt 13) 00:47:14 - Siberian Sleigh Ride 14) 00:50:23 - Nutrocker Part 2 (Various Artists) 15) 00:54:30 - Frosty The Snowman (Jimmy Durante) 16) 00:57:05 - The Chipmunk Song - Christmas Don't Be Late (David Seville) 17) 00:59:28 - Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (Burl Ives) 18) 01:01:37 - Let It Go (Idina Menzel - "Frozen" soundtrack) 19) 01:05:21 - Little Drummer Boy (The Harry Simeone Chorale) 20) 01:08:32 - A Holly Jolly Christmas (Burl Ives) 21) 01:10:48 - Jingle Bell Rock (Bobby Helms) 22) 01:12:58 - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree (Brenda Lee) 23) 01:15:04 - O Holy Night (Martina McBride)   24) 01:18:52 - Where Are You Christmas (Faith Hill - How The Grinch Stole Christmas soundtrack) 25) 01:23:00 - Run Run Rudolph (Luke Bryan) 26) 01:25:54 - All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey) 27) 01:29:56 - Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy (The London Symphony) 28) 01:32:12 - Deck The Halls (Mannheim Steamroller)
  13. I had a similar experience the first 2 yrs using a non-LOR lighting system with about a 50/50 mix of incandescent & LED lights. Every time the outdoor lights would shimmer rapidly, the kitchen lights would dim. So when I switched over to LOR 3 yrs ago, I decided to have a separate electrical circuit with 4 GFCI outlets installed specifically for our outdoor light display, plus I replaced most of the incandescent light strings with LEDs. Still have a fair amount of incandescent lights & props, but I don't worry about interior lights dimming anymore since the outdoor light display is on its own electrical circuit.
  14. I've had good success with LEDs purchased from Walmart, Home Depot, & Menards. No problems with them dimming. However stay away from the Martha Stewart brand lights because there have been reports of them catching fire when dimmed.
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