Friday, December 05, 2008
Time to Shop - 2008
I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Now it's time to Shop! The 2008 Holiday Season has begun. Don't get trampled by the crowds, shop online! Watch these four music videos from four excellent singers, then click on this ad for Amazon.com and do your Holiday Shopping from the comfort of your own home. You'll save money too; Amazon has excellent deals. Happy Holidays!
First, the News! Things are changing at YouTube. I'm sure you've noticed the new wider video box. Some YouTube videos are now being shown in HD, producing a much clearer picture. There are also more ads than ever on YouTube, but that's understandable - they have to find a way to pay the huge bills for storage and bandwidth.
There's also a shift in what content is allowed and what content is promoted. YouTube is in the process of an image makeover by promoting their new YouTube Symphony and by making it harder to find sexually oriented material. At YouTube's Symphony Orchestra page, we read, "We invite musicians from around the world to audition for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. Your video entries will be combined into the first ever collaborative virtual performance, and the world will select the best of you to perform at New York City's Carnegie Hall in April 2009." Get out your Cellos and Violins and make your entry video!
In a follow-up to my very popular article, "Sex on YouTube," I would like to report that YouTube is changing its policy on sexually suggestive content, effective immediately. Content flagged by viewers and reviewed by staff deemed to have sexually explicit content are age restricted and will no longer be promoted on Most Viewed lists and Honor pages. No one who has given a date of birth when they made their account which would indicate that they are under 18 will be able to watch these videos, and they should now be harder to find for everyone.
What is considered sexually suggestive? Here's part of the answer, from YouTube's Help page on Age-Restricted videos:
"Videos featuring sexually explicit content like real sex acts are not allowed. Other content like nudity and dramatized or implied sexual conduct may be considered sexually suggestive depending on whether or not it is intended or designed to arouse viewers.
Nudity includes exposed or partially covered genitalia, buttocks, or breasts, as well as sheer clothing. Videos featuring individuals in minimal or revealing clothing may also be age-restricted if they're intended to elicit a sexual response."
Please read YouTube's Help page for more on this.
And Now, On With The Show!!!
Here's a young and talented singer named Rachel Farley, singing her excellent cover version of Taylor Swift's hit, "Love Story." I'm not even going to tell you how old this young lady is, you wouldn't believe it anyway! Rachel sounds like she's been singing for a very long time. She has a great voice and is also quite a good guitar player. Rachel has many live shows coming up in both Tennessee and Georgia. Visit her MySpace page to hear 6 great country songs and to see a list of her Upcoming Shows. I predict that we'll all be hearing a lot more from Rachel in the coming years!
Made by: rachelfarleymusic
Rachel performing Love Story by Taylor Swift
Here's Celeste with a fun cover of Shania Twain's song, "That Don't Impress Me Much." Celeste substitutes Jonas Brothers for Shania's references to Elvis and Rocket Scientists in this music video guaranteed to make you smile. Celeste is quite a good singer and has already had success with Radio Disney. Her MySpace page says, "Throughout 2006-2007 Celeste opened for Raven in Concert, The Jonas Brothers and performed at The Kelly Clarkson -Addicted to Love Tour- and the Cheetah Girls/Hannah Montana Concerts." Very impressive!
Made by: Celestemusic5
My off the wall tribute to The Jonas Brothers. I hope you enjoy it and get a laugh. I am performing backup and lead vocals. Don't get me wrong I really like the Jonas Brothers. I even had the honor of opening for them in 2007.
Honors for this video -
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The fun continues with this lipsynch from one of my favorite YouTubers, the lovely and talented CelestialSam. Wikipedia says, "'Anything You Can Do' is a song composed by Irving Berlin for the 1946 Broadway musical, Annie Get Your Gun. The song is a spirited duet, with one male singer and one female singer attempting to out-do each other in increasingly complex tasks." Sam collabs with Aaron of APriceProduction in this charming vid. Watch; it's great!
Made by: celestialsam
Category: Howto & Style
A fun collaboration with Aaron:
Watch my sad collaboration with myself on my VixenVivacity channel here:
Yes, it is officially the Holiday Season. Let me be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas! If you don't celebrate Christmas, have a happy holiday or a wonderful winter solstice! Regardless of which way you lean in holiday preferences, I'm sure you'll enjoy this beautiful performance of a holiday classic by MeRubyCollins. Ruby has 75 videos up on YouTube for your listening pleasure, go check them out! You can also buy her three CDs at CDBaby.
Made by: merubycollins
Oh holy night (Christmas song #2)
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