A parody of How to Save a Life

This was the first time we decided to make our own funny music video to go along with the song.  An early effort, of course.  Please note the Guitar Hero guitars the band is playing, along with the rusty guitar set.  (It makes an appearance in another video.)

One of the things we learned over time was that the video ALSO needs to be funny. I think we accomplished that with this one.

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

Bad restore – A Music Video Parody

Fans of my books and websites may not be aware of my music parody hobby, partly because I never put them all in one place.  So I recently uploaded all of them to Youtube, and am going to post them here as separate articles.

This was the very first one we did, and we didn’t have the budget to do a full video production.  I wrote the lyrics, the very talented Lindsay Romney did the vocals, and her brother did the music and mixing. For the video, we used sections of Lady Gaga’s video and inter-spliced it with sections of other videos.

There is a French portion, since the original song had a French portion.  It simply says “I want my files or I’m going to get fired,” in French.  (Or something like that.)

I hope you enjoy this one.  There are more (and better) videos to come.

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.