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Awesome! I can't imagine all the work you had to reconfigure everything after moving. Basically like starting over completely isn't it?

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That's awesome! Programming looks very good, I am planning to do that song also but I cut the song down to 2 mins. How many channels?

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Amazing work, you always do well with sequencing! And to top it all off, you moved and had to do a new set-up... lots of work. I too would be interested since some of the local kids asked for this song this year.

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Awesome! I can't imagine all the work you had to reconfigure everything after moving. Basically like starting over completely isn't it?

Absolutely stressful moving over to a new house. Was busy doing house stuff all the way up to the point when I would start normally hanging lights.

When I do my sequences I have a few dummy channels that aren't mapped to anything. I use these to hold the beat wizard, vocals, foreground, background, etc. So with some intelligent mapping, the proper use of a master track, and these copy/pasting from these dummy channels it wasn't too bad.

Next year though.... we are plan to blow the roof off!

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John: I have always enjoyed your displays. I have always thought that you do a great job. As someone else mentioned, I saw this video featured on a St. Louis news station's website. I watched the video and read the article and knew who you were (because of this site). I have to say, even with your move and all the additional work and stress, I think you really stepped it up a notch (or maybe a couple notches!) this year compared to previous years. You did a phenomenal job, keep it up! And after your last comment, I can't wait to see next year's display!

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And here is my version, thanks to John for whom I give great credit to. It is pretty cool watching his video and mine side by side haha. There is honestly no way for me to have done this, Thanks Again John! He's an LOR HERO!!!

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I have been told to sequence this song and not only do I think my display doesn't fit this style of song, but i refuse to support a rapper who did raps on killing the US military and their families and was involved in many anti-us concerts singing anti-us rap songs.

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I have been told to sequence this song and not only do I think my display doesn't fit this style of song, but i refuse to support a rapper who did raps on killing the US military and their families and was involved in many anti-us concerts singing anti-us rap songs.

But President Oboma went to Psy to learn how to Dance Gangnum Style, to me the song is now on my Annoyed List but I did do it to my Halloween Display

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I have been told to sequence this song and not only do I think my display doesn't fit this style of song, but i refuse to support a rapper who did raps on killing the US military and their families and was involved in many anti-us concerts singing anti-us rap songs.

I listen to musicians for music.

I watch movie stars in movies.

When the music stops and the movie ends I stop listening to both.

I put no value no the politics or opinions of celebrities, and find my heroes in real life.

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I was unaware of the political implications that were created by this artist. No clue of what he said 8 years ago, and how it all went down. Since I'm currently in the PA National Guard, I am considering the deletion of this from my videos. I just received one negative comment from a soldier at my unit... I agree with you both... I don't support Obama or the persecution of military families, but I can't ignore it. Going to see how this pans out for a bit before making a final decision.

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I listen to musicians for music.

I watch movie stars in movies.

When the music stops and the movie ends I stop listening to both.

I put no value no the politics or opinions of celebrities, and find my heroes in real life.

doenst he rap about killing our soldiers in his music? least thats how i hear it when i pull the song up on youtube....

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I listen to musicians for music.

I watch movie stars in movies.

When the music stops and the movie ends I stop listening to both.

I put no value no the politics or opinions of celebrities, and find my heroes in real life.

Yeah but by listening to them thats supporting it and making it widely spread and anyone who has such harsh feelings towards our country and our military does not deserve it, I think most would agree the guy just needs to go away, the song isnt even good or creative, its just a remix, its not like anyone went sequencing pants on the ground, its like people can't tell bad from good anymore.

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This is a tough decision for so many that put work into sequencing this song.

The truth has emerged and the artist is sorry for putting the $$$ he makes now at risk.

His music does not deserve support from people that support our troops.

I am not a fan.

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Yeah but by listening to them thats supporting it and making it widely spread and anyone who has such harsh feelings towards our country and our military does not deserve it, I think most would agree the guy just needs to go away, the song isnt even good or creative, its just a remix, its not like anyone went sequencing pants on the ground, its like people can't tell bad from good anymore.

agree they just take the songs, sequence and use them for 15 seconds of fame.

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The guy only apologized and said he was sorry because he doesn't wanna lose the money and fame he has now, he isnt sorry at all and needs to just be forgotten.

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doenst he rap about killing our soldiers in his music? least thats how i hear it when i pull the song up on youtube....

Have you done any research?

This is a tough decision for so many that put work into sequencing this song.

The truth has emerged and the artist is sorry for putting the $$$ he makes now at risk.

His music does not deserve support from people that support our troops.

I am not a fan.

Roughly 8 years ago, this Artist (PSY) wrote a song stating that American Military wives, kids, and in-laws should be killed... We all said/did stupid things when we were in our early 20's... This is one thing this artist is not likely to get over anytime soon. In the moment he recorded that song, he was angry. I'm most positive his short sightedness of the situation in his home country (at that age) escaped his understanding... I also believe that he should be given the chance to redeem himself, to make amends on his past decision... as WE ALL DO HERE IN THE US and across the globe. If you hold me accountable for every word that ever came out of my mouth from the day I turned 18 until now, I'd probably be in jail. Lets not mention the things that each one of us think about other people, and how we would never want them to know our true thoughts!

Yeah but by listening to them thats supporting it and making it widely spread and anyone who has such harsh feelings towards our country and our military does not deserve it, I think most would agree the guy just needs to go away, the song isnt even good or creative, its just a remix, its not like anyone went sequencing pants on the ground, its like people can't tell bad from good anymore.

I am currently serving in the PA National Guard. So what you guys are saying is that a man who had an opinion 8 years ago in the height of an emotional moment in his YOUNG history (and tell me you have NOT had this happen to you) made a very controversial comment. He is condemned for the rest of his life by a specific group of people?

I'm pretty sure you are all aware of the child molestation charges brought on to Michael Jackson and the controversy it created. But yet how many PC'ers listen-to or play Thriller in you Halloween Show? If MJ was found guilty, then every person on the globe who has children should have (at that moment) stopped supporting his music totally? Did that happen?

agree they just take the songs, sequence and use them for 15 seconds of fame.

15 seconds of fame... that is just sad, because some people really like this song. I had 10 different people request it. So I did it for 15 seconds of fame? I did it because (1) John shared it with me, and (2) people want to see it.

If going back to College at the age of 38 has taught me something... it was that YOU need to do YOUR OWN research. Form your own opinion. But most people will remain ignorant and listen to the social media "message of the day"

...end commentary

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I was unaware of the political implications that were created by this artist. No clue of what he said 8 years ago, and how it all went down. Since I'm currently in the PA National Guard, I am considering the deletion of this from my videos. I just received one negative comment from a soldier at my unit... I agree with you both... I don't support Obama or the persecution of military families, but I can't ignore it. Going to see how this pans out for a bit before making a final decision.

Hi Clyde,

From an Air Force veteran, I support you 100% in deleting this. This site is also to be family friendly, and there is nothing family friendly to give any glory or recognition to a person that raps using the words he did.

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Have you done any research?

Roughly 8 years ago, this Artist (PSY) wrote a song stating that American Military wives, kids, and in-laws should be killed... We all said/did stupid things when we were in our early 20's... This is one thing this artist is not likely to get over anytime soon. In the moment he recorded that song, he was angry. I'm most positive his short sightedness of the situation in his home country (at that age) escaped his understanding... I also believe that he should be given the chance to redeem himself, to make amends on his past decision... as WE ALL DO HERE IN THE US and across the globe. If you hold me accountable for every word that ever came out of my mouth from the day I turned 18 until now, I'd probably be in jail. Lets not mention the things that each one of us think about other people, and how we would never want them to know our true thoughts!

I am currently serving in the PA National Guard. So what you guys are saying is that a man who had an opinion 8 years ago in the height of an emotional moment in his YOUNG history (and tell me you have NOT had this happen to you) made a very controversial comment. He is condemned for the rest of his life by a specific group of people?

I'm pretty sure you are all aware of the child molestation charges brought on to Michael Jackson and the controversy it created. But yet how many PC'ers listen-to or play Thriller in you Halloween Show? If MJ was found guilty, then every person on the globe who has children should have (at that moment) stopped supporting his music totally? Did that happen?

15 seconds of fame... that is just sad, because some people really like this song. I had 10 different people request it. So I did it for 15 seconds of fame? I did it because (1) John shared it with me, and (2) people want to see it.

If going back to College at the age of 38 has taught me something... it was that YOU need to do YOUR OWN research. Form your own opinion. But most people will remain ignorant and listen to the social media "message of the day"

...end commentary

my own opinion doesnt have to be formed, it was formed in the form of the singer/song writer himself singing like that about our troops..

clearly you support him in his decision to disrespect those who serve and die for our country and our freedom so you can claim your 15 seconds of fame on the internet by defending him......good work chief

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