Thursday, February 7, 2008

I Tube, YouTube

Anyone who knows me knows I'm not exactly a "techie" type. (See previous post.) The lack of high-speed processors and the like, however, have kept me from fully exploring a paradise that is now--thanks to the new computer--finally at my fingertips. And, for the record, let me just say, I'll put up with Windows Vista, Core 2 Mumbo-Jumbo and every needed and unneeded Driver Installation Download out there because of YouTube.

I love YouTube (www.youtube.com, for those few remaining individuals unacquainted with the phenomenon). LOVE it!

In the course of 24 hours, I've become an unapologetic music-video junkie. I stayed up until 2am last night watching old '80s videos. Huey Lewis and the News! The Cars! Michael Jackson before he got too creepy! And then I shifted into Live Performances I Never Saw But Always Wanted To. They actually had concert footage of The Alarm... Jackson Browne onstage in 1976... Scenes from my favorite Broadway musicals... And then there were videos of songs I love from today's Top 40, Country Radio, Alternative Rock that I'd missed on TV. I watched some Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, The Fray, just about everything by the Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox Twenty.

I was glued to my 19-inch, widescreen, high-def monitor for a full five hours. And I know I've only just scratched the surface of the musical treasures out there.

Which makes me glad today's a new day...

P.S. I'm totally open to YouTube recommendations. Got something I should watch (musically or otherwise)? Eliza??


L.A. Mitchell said...

Someone sent me this yesterday. I SO want a baby with an English accent!


Eliza said...

Oh, yay!

Okay, I wouldn't watch this with the kiddo around:


The Winston cat videos are pretty family friendly, I think, but maybe check first:


This baby makes me laugh:


Nadine said...

Try this... these guys just hilarious. If you're wondering about the accent, they're "kiwi" or New Zealanders. Got to meet quite a few kiwis in the Cayman Islands!


Marilyn Brant said...

Oh, ladies, thanks so much! I've been loving these :-). Tonight I stumbled across a Midwestern parody of the Saturday Night Live short "Lazy Sunday." If you're a fan of the original, you might like "Lazy Muncie" too.


And now I need to (finally) go to bed...