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Youtube videos (music related) that make you smile Post them all here for mutual inspiration!

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:02 PM

View PostAMereHobbyist, on 15 January 2012 - 08:00 AM, said:

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What a marvellous way to introduce people to the combined complexity and simplicity of "serious" music. :)
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enjoy
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I'll give you that one Frank. As long as they're "listening". :)


View PostSimple Simon, on 16 January 2012 - 02:18 AM, said:

Animated MIDI. I've long thought that MIDI is a far better visual representation of music than standard notation.
I like to create my own visualizations by closing my eyes, if you're referring to non rock music.
I often wonder how folks like Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Art Tatum or even Andrea Bocelli visualize the music they create. :rolleyes:
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:12 PM

I haven't been here since I signed up, but I like this one, really well performed. They also do a Queen/Star Wars thing, but I kinda like this one better:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=TTamaxBjgvU

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:39 PM

A fabulous rendition of the Depeche Mode classic...'Everything Counts'!

http://youtu.be/BxQSEvHdyjQ

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:31 AM

http://youtu.be/KBluUZ4NnZg
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:06 AM

Rather amusing....

http://youtu.be/ZCFCeJTEzNU

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:12 PM

trance music on an acoustic guitar

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:40 AM

Not exactly related to songwriting - but rather storytelling. Still think it is absolutely pertinent, so I thought I'd share! :wub:

Andrew Stanton: The Clues to a Great Story

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:55 PM

I really want to make a video parody of this youtube video.
My brother in law(show off that he is) would be perfect for it.
I think stage performance and dance moves have come a long way since this was done? lol!

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=E5gNYVia2rg

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:05 PM

Tracy, that is some kind of awesome. Daddy Cool, indeed!

I am huge fan of the San Francisco duo Pomplamoose. These kids have made a lucrative career without touring (although they've put together a band and starting gigging by popular demand), but what they do best is this form they call a "video song:" you actually see them create the record, and their guarantee that you are always seeing video taken during the same take you're listening to.

They're joyous, adventurous, musically intelligent and have a great sense of humor about themselves. Here are the two most recent originals.

Bust Your Kneecaps

River Shiver

They've also done a lot of cool covers (which brought them the viral fame). Their version of "Single Ladies" is the biggie, but I love this:

Mister Sandman

I hope you find them as inspirational as I do... they remind me to have fun when I make music, and let others hear that fun. Cool hipster detachment is for the birds!

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:57 PM

Mister Sandman just had me smiling the whole way through :)
I will definitely take a look at some of their other work. Thanks for that!
Yeah! "Fun" that's what it's all about!

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:48 PM

View PostGravity Jim, on 08 March 2012 - 12:05 PM, said:

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I am huge fan of the San Francisco duo Pomplamoose. These kids have made a lucrative career without touring (although they've put together a band and starting gigging by popular demand), but what they do best is this form they call a "video song:" you actually see them create the record, and their guarantee that you are always seeing video taken during the same take you're listening to.

They're joyous, adventurous, musically intelligent and have a great sense of humor about themselves.
.............
I hope you find them as inspirational as I do... they remind me to have fun when I make music, and let others hear that fun. Cool hipster detachment is for the birds!
Hi Jim,
Thanks for posting this. :)
I loved Bust Your Kneecaps.
It reminds me of my times back in New Joysey, knowhatimean? B)

Mister Sandman was also a riot. :lol:
Honestly, who the frig needs TV for entertainment when this kind of stuff is available for everyone to see?
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:49 PM

View PostDesertrose, on 08 March 2012 - 12:57 PM, said:

Mister Sandman just had me smiling the whole way through :)
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Yeah! "Fun" that's what it's all about!

Amen!!! Tracy. :)
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:42 PM

I recently found this video of a tribute song called "Forgotten Hero" by Andy Irvine and Patrick Street Band. The song is about Michael Davitt (1846-1906), a man from Ireland. He is a man well worth knowing – a great soul. The song, although sad in its way, also made me smile! All of the verses are fine, but these are particularly stirring for me:

The Landlord's agents standing with their crowbars in their hands
Four little children watch the fire and do not understand
Just another family evicted from their home
And the memory never faded for one brave man from Mayo.

And he grew up in an English town and ideas filled his head
He read about John Mitchel and what Fintan Lalor said
How the landed gentry with their property unearned
Took the food from millions gave them famine in return.

And Michael Davitt was nineteen when he joined the IRB
But the police they arrested him in 1870
And the lies of the informer sent Michael Davitt down
For fifteen years in Dartmoor as a traitor to the crown.

"The Landlord and his agent," wrote Davitt from his cell,
"For cruelty and selfishness they have no parallel.
And the one thing they're entitled to these idle thoroughbreds
Is a one way ticket out of here third class to Holyhead."

...

Well the rain lashed down all summer and filled the people's hearts with fear
And the harvest was the worst since the dreadful Famine years
But the Land League's Monster Meeting showed the farmers they were strong
And if we all stick together, boys, it won't take very long.

On the ruins of the cottage where he first he drew his breath
Davitt said, "I hope that I may have the pleasure yet
Of trampling on the ruins of this greedy useless band
And driving landlordism from the shores of Ireland."

...

Davitt saw the Land War as the first step down the track
And he hoped to see the end of the Queen and the end of Union Jack
And I hope some tremor reached him where he lies in bleak Mayo
When they raised the Harp without the Crown above the GPO.

O Forgotten Hero in peace may you rest
Your heart was always with the poor and the oppressed
A prison cell could never quell the courage you possessed
Forgotten Hero never vanquished in the struggle.



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Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:39 PM

Just finished watching another run of Tony Bennett Duets II on PBS.
I'm going out tomorrow to buy the DVD/CD.

The man is 85 frigin' years old :o and he sounds just as good now as when I heard him the first time
at my high school graduation night on the town somewheres in Brooklyn.

Amazing, as are the performances by all of his duetees. :rolleyes:
And an added treat for me, the song was written my one of my favorite composers, Richard Rodgers along with his lyrical collaborator at the time, Lorenz Hart.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:08 PM


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:09 PM

Man, that poor kid!

If you don't know Jonathan Coulton, you're missing out big time. Here's one of his amazing songs with an animated fan video:

http://youtu.be/y4sOfO8Ei1g

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:14 PM

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:40 PM

'Bohemian Rhapsody' like you've never heard it before....

http://deadspin.com/...k-of-police-car

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:13 AM

I first saw this a few years ago. It's a must-see cover of "Stand By Me" set up by a guy who recorded people on the streets - you should really watch while listening, to see where each of these performers are:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Us-TVg40ExM
I heard an interview with the guy who set it up on "Bob Edwards Weekend" recently (that show used to have online podcasts, but regrettably not anymore), and it brought this back. Since this was made he brought many of these musicians together to perform live. There are many similar videos on Youtube under "playing for change."

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View PostBen Bradley, on 10 April 2012 - 10:13 PM, said:

I first saw this a few years ago. It's a must-see cover of "Stand By Me" set up by a guy who recorded people on the streets - you should really watch while listening, to see where each of these performers are:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Us-TVg40ExM
I heard an interview with the guy who set it up on "Bob Edwards Weekend" recently (that show used to have online podcasts, but regrettably not anymore), and it brought this back. Since this was made he brought many of these musicians together to perform live. There are many similar videos on Youtube under "playing for change."

Nice, one of my favorite songs. Didn't want it to end.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:16 PM

Caine's Arcade
Yhis one made me smile - a LOT
(and provoked a tear or two)
Check it!!
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:28 PM

View PostLazz, on 25 April 2012 - 01:16 PM, said:

Caine's Arcade
Yhis one made me smile - a LOT
(and provoked a tear or two)
Check it!!


Most excellent. Using the calculators to verify the number on the fun pass, brilliant !

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:59 PM

Hope people enjoy this one.
Only reason it makes me smile is because it's so phenomenally good in conception and performance.
Very classy.
(Well - to me it is, anyway.)

My favourite singer: Kurt Elling
My favourite orchestra: The Metropole Orkest
My favourite arranger: Vince Mendoza

And a Beatles song....


Upsets me unrealistically that we don't seem to get music TV content of this quality in north America.
I wonder why that is?
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:29 AM

I enjoyed it, though I thought the arrangement was a bit disjointed and struggled to establish it's self, of course with a melody like Norwegian Wood, you could move that melody in a hundred different ways.

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I wonder why that is?

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:50 AM

In my clip, at least, everyone is still living.

Disappointed that I never got to meet O.P., even though his drummer, Martin Drew, was an old friend of mine.
Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen, the great Dane on bass, seemed so much younger, and yet they each popped-off within a few years of each other.

Thanks for posting.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:41 PM

Bruce N said:

I thought the arrangement was a bit disjointed and struggled to establish it's self

Forgot to mention my agreement.
Haven't finished counting it out properly and making sense of it yet - but I am intrigued by the way the opening both confirms and denies our expectations (for unambiguous 3/4) at the same time. I think that is what creates the undeniable sense of disjointedness. Clever - because they are aiming for innovation in interpretation - but, yes, I have trouble with the opening - though it doesn't take a minute for the pulse to take-over and own itself.

The Metropole are magnificent, though, aren't they?
I mean, so many players coming together as a unit in a 'live' situation with absolutely minimal rehearsal.
And those orchestrations - wow - I would probably marry Vince Mendoza.

Apart from the hope that others might unexpectedly dig it too, I'm also happy to hope that others may recognise the high-level of musicianship in operation and that there is a real professional world beyond common rock and pop aspirations.
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:12 AM

Have listened to this REMIX/MASHUP several times this morning ... and it just makes me smile. Thought I'd share. I miss that man.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:13 PM

Just finished watching a PBS special about the history of New Orleans music and these guys were playing.
Unfortunately, there was no video on youtube of their performance. :(
Feet don't fail me now. B)


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Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:17 PM

Funny... i never noticed this thread before... it's going to take me a long time to catch up...

... in the meantime...

My Water's on Fire Tonight:

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Have listened to this REMIX/MASHUP several times this morning ... and it just makes me smile. Thought I'd share. I miss that man.

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LOL! I just saw this for the first time last week... it's awesome...! :lol:

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:45 PM

Oh... just found this today... has anyone else seen this yet?

i found it amazing...

it made me smile... and it choked me up...

didn't know where else to post this..

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Ten-year-old Ta’Kaiya Blaney stood outside Enbridge Northern Gateway’s office on July 6, waiting for officials to grant her access to the building. She thought she could hand deliver an envelope containing an important message about the company’s pipeline construction. But the doors remained locked.

“I don’t know what they find so scary about me,” she said, as she was ushered off the property by security guards. “I just want them to hear what I have to say.”

The Sliammon First Nation youth put in a great effort learning about environmental issues and the pipeline in particular, and hoped to share her knowledge and carefully crafted words. Enbridge officials said they were unable to provide Ta’Kaiya space or time and failed to comment because the Vancouver office is staffed by a limited number of technical personnel. Their headquarters are located in Calgary.

So Ta’Kaiya stood outside, accompanied by three members of Greenpeace, her mother, and a number of reporters and sang her song “Shallow Waters.”

She co-wrote her song after learning of Enbridge’s bid to build twin 1,170 km pipelines to transport oil from the Alberta tar sands to British Columbia’s north coast. Like the proposedTransCanada Keystone XL pipeline that would connect the Canadian tar sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast, Enbridge’s Alberta-B.C. pipeline is widely opposed, largely because it would bring hundreds of oil supertankers a year to the Great Bear Rainforest – an ecologically significant region along a particularly dangerous route for tankers.

“Oil pipelines and tankers will give people jobs, but if there is an oil spill like the [BP spill] in the Gulf of Mexico, that will take other people’s jobs and the wildlife will die,” said Ta’Kaiya.

According to a Greenpeace website, “Twenty-two years after the Exxon Valdez tragedy, crude still coats Alaska’s shores. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council estimates that 21,000 gallons of the 11 million gallons of crude oil that bled from the stranded tanker Exxon Valdez on the night of March 23, 1989 remain in the subsurface.”

And Dustin Johnson, a Tsimshian youth who works at the Sierra Club in Edmonton, says that the tankers that are proposed to transport tar sands crude from northern Alberta to the B.C. north coast are much larger than the Exxon Valdez. “If the tar sands pipelines are successfully built on the coast,” he said, “this would lead to at least 250 tankers per year navigating the intricate B.C. coastline – a risk the salmon- and ocean-dependent Northwest coast communities and economies cannot afford to make.”

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10 year old Ta’Kaiya Blaney is Sliammon First Nation from B.C., Canada. Along with singing, songwriting, and acting, she is concerned about the environment, especially the preservation of marine and coastal wildlife. Shallow Waters was a semi-finalist in the 2010 David Suzuki Songwriting Contest, Playlist for the Planet. The song was recorded in studio by Audio Producer Joe Cruz. Footage from Vancouver, BC was filmed by Colter Ripley. Footage of the traditional ocean-going canoe from the Squamish Nation (Burrard Inlet, North Vancouver, BC) ; Ta’Kaiya in traditional cedar bark regalia (Tofino, BC); the Oil Refinery in Burrard Inlet; and the Vancouver Aquarium was filmed by Tina House. Additional footage contributed from Canada Greenpeace and Living Oceans Society. Lyrics on Drychum channel

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:09 AM

This one's for Ron :) :
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:36 PM

Loved that Salley! Made me all twitchy.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:32 AM

Flight of the Conchords guys collaborate with kids to write a fund-raising song.





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Posted 15 September 2012 - 07:31 PM

View PostSimple Simon, on 15 September 2012 - 04:32 AM, said:

Flight of the Conchords guys collaborate with kids to write a fund-raising song.





I was going to put this one up the other day as well....that bit when they're talking about The Muppets Movie cracked me up. :P


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:16 AM

Paganini Violin Concerto Performed with Facial Expressions

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:44 PM

The Landfill Harmonic Trailer

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:D/> That was wonderful! (And it reminded me of my concert band director from high school - his face was almost as expressive, and he conducted as much with his face as with his hands & arms.)
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(And it reminded me of my concert band director from high school - his face was almost as expressive, and he conducted as much with his face as with his hands & arms.)

The mark of a true conductor! :)

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Loved the Landfill Harmonic, too!

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Intervals Roasting
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My favorite carol of this season!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:32 AM

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

This one is for Ron (and anyone else looking for a peaceful world):


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This one is for Ron (and anyone else looking for a peaceful world):


Jake is the Jedi Master of the Uke - he transcends styles and genres - very active in the Positive Music Association. This is on his most recent album "Love, Peace and Ukulele" - I think I've got all his albums, but alas have not seen him live yet. The consummate musician and a beautiful soul. His rocket launched internationally with the YouTube capture of his live performance of "Gently Weeps" in Central Park: Ukulele Weeps - definitely check this out if you haven't before - a watershed moment!!! Ron
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