Monday, April 19, 2010
No Music Videos
But first, The News!
I like many kinds of music, including Goth. Sadly, this week we lost the frontman singer for the legendary Goth band, Type O Negatvie, Peter Steele. Read an MTV news story here, and then watch Black Number 1 by clicking the pic at the left. RIP Peter!
In happier music news, YouTube featured 4 music videos last week as part of their "Musicians Wanted" program and one was an original song by acoustickatie24. Katie posted the song last summer and it did okay, getting several thousand views. Thanks to being featured, it now has 1.2 Million views! Congrats, Katie! Click the pic to see this nice guitar ballad.
Our Welsh friend Angharad John, known here as Darahgna, is back after a long absence to tell us about her participation in a great event, the Race for Life, which raises money for Cancer research. Donate if you can; I did! Click the pic for details and see this video for an update on Angharad's fundraising. Also watch this video by KelseyOfficial about another cause called "A Day Without Shoes" - check it out too!
Thanks to everyone who regularly visits our YouTube Top 100 Weekly Chart! Now we expanded it into a Top 200 Chart. You'll be able to see who fell off the bottom of the Top 100 and who is climbing their way up to soon debut on the Top 100. Check it out; click the pic. You'll see that ShaneDawsonTV moved up to #3 while Smosh slipped to #4. Realannoyingorange is up 2 to #34. Daneboe is up 5 to #53. Hotforwords dropped 3 spots to #58 but she did hit 300 Million Total Video Views this week, congrats Marina! New on the chart this week is TheFineBros at #97 - and that sexy Minxy punk rock woman who speaks Japanese and wears a cat ears headband, MissHannahMinx at #193. Click her pic to watch "How To Make Minxy Choices" - its cute and funny!
Okay, now let's watch some NON-Music Videos!
Hayley G Hoover has always been one of the best vloggers on YouTube. Lately, Hayley has morphed from a quicky teen to a young lady aglow with love for her boyfriend and fellow YouTuber, Mike Lombardo ("Your soon-to-be favorite geeky piano rocker"). The high quality vlogs continue to flow almost as impressively as the words appealingly appear on Hayley's blog. If you watch Hayley, you're only getting half the insight and entertainment. You simply must also read her blog! This creative young lady is wonderful in front of the camera but she really shines behind a quill; I will emplore you one more time, read her blog, now! Or at least after you watch this satirical guide to How To Be a Great YouTuber!
You enjoy paintings with your eyes, yes? Generally true, but watch artist Alice from AlicesPalette and experience her psychedelic art with all your senses! The colors are groovy and remind me of a 60s light show. The textures of her thick brush strokes invite you to reach out and feel the paint, as thick and thin layers lie one upon another, or flow together and apart. Rich shades of color evoke tastes and fragrances of fresh fruit, the kind of mouth watering images used by produce marketers in the Spring. The orchestrated soundtrack Alice chose is fanciful and fits the visuals, especially in the middle as the pace becomes frantic. But being a huge 60s music fan, if I was the sound engineer on this project, I may have been inclined to use something like "Journey to the Center of the Mind" as backing track. But that's just me. Watch this wash of chromaticity, then see the other 5 videos by talented artist AlicesPalette.
Goofy, uncomfortable and hilarious! Exactly what one would expect from a motion picture conceived of, produced, directed and starring YouTubeStar DaxFlame. DaxFlame heads out "Wheast" to capture an outlaw with a partner when tragedy strikes. "Oh my Gosh! Killed him. I was just beginning to like you, partner!" But Dax struggles on, revealing that "Some men are measured by the size of their heart, others by size of their fist. I am of the latter group!" You crack me up, Mister Patrello!
I happen to like cats; I think they're cool. They really don't need you, unless they're hungry. Then they'll annoy the heck out of you in the middle of the night until you get up and add kibbles to their bowl. If they could stand upright like us humans, they might be able to use their front legs and fore paws to open the bag and pour out their own food. Check out this feline, I bet HE could do that!
Highest Rated Comment: fatherprime - some cats seem to think they are human. i bet he plays GTA also. 22 Thumbs UP.
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