Thursday, June 14, 2007

Sibel Edmonds. Everybody Knows

I made this, it was my first try at video editing, and I was using stupid Microsoft Movie Maker, so be nice. (any suggestions for good video editing software would be greatly appreciated)

The song is perfect, no? Thank you Leonard Cohen.


Kathy said...

The song IS perfect, the deep rumble of Cohen's voice is a wonderful underscore of the message itself... the video is very good...

DCKLNG said...


Great Job!

lukery said...

Thanks kathy.

The visual script kinda wrote itself, thanks to Mr Cohen.

dcklng - glad you liked it too. i'll look around for another song that i can use to try to get the message out.

Anonymous said...

All the best free software is here. I recommend EditPad lite (souped up Notepad), FastStone's Screen Capture and Process Explorer (replaces Task Manager in Windows). Can't help you on the video stuff.

Chris said...

Good effort, Luke, but couldn't you have found a less flattering pic of the POD ;)

Am I right in assuming the old groaner doesn't know about this yet ?

A song that popped into my head as I was watching :

I wonder who they are
The men who really run this land
And I wonder why they run it
With such a thoughtless hand

What are their names
And on what streets do they live
I'd like to ride right over
This afternoon and give
Them a piece of my mind
About peace for mankind
Peace is not an awful lot to ask

(David Crosby)

Uncle $cam said...


Bandar / Edmonds???

oldschool said...

OK - I suggest some good video editing software. Not that I know of any, but you asked for the suggestion.

How have I missed Leonard Cohen all these years? Love the feel - off to find some more for downloading.

lukery said...

Sorry Chris - I'll see if i can find something REALLY ugly.

I assume that he knows all about it...

UncleScam - be patient my friend :-)
FTR - the two cases are similar, but not related, AFAIK.

oldschool - good to see you, and thanks for the tip. LC sure does rock.

calipendence said...

Awesome Luke! Music is really good with it! If you are looking for more material to cut into the video, perhaps we could put up a frame or two of Reggie Walton, Russell Tice, and the FISA court (where Walton is just now starting to serve) to show how the NSA Wiretaps are interwined with this too. Fits in with the "Everybody knows about Everybody!" mantra of the song too.

Still wondering if we could talk Gordon Lightfoot into new lyrics to his song "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" that would now say "Talk to Sibel Edmonds, Fitzgerald!", and intermix a line like "Waxman talking to her would do to!" or something like that. I mentioned that to Symbolman once on DU, who's done other parodies in this arena about a year ago or so and he was intrigued. Perhaps I should revisit that with him.

lukery said...

calipendence, great ideas. i'll try to work them in next time.

Kax said...

oooooh, videooooo. My computer is too slow or some such techi thing(I must need something) for me to really view it, but I like the approach, music/message.

Leonard Cohen is a flash from the past.

Happy Friend said...

You definitely picked the right song. I think I remember it from Natural Born Killers.

I love Sibel Edmonds.

Will there ever come a point at which she says "Fuck it!" and publishes everything she knows and dares the US Government to come after her?

Good luck with the new blog.

lukery said...

happy friend - ive been away for a few days - sorry about the delay.

re sibel - she's already told us much of what she knows, and nothing has happened. it's difficult to imagine why she might come out and tell 'everything' given that everything she says will probably come to naught.

she's said repeatedly that she'll happily do it under oath.