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On 20/05/2021 at 08:47, ezbass said:

What’s going on? Some folk have no rhythm. Watching people on things like Jools’ Later clapping out of time is good sport, they know that they’re wrong because of the occasional hesitance, like the person in that video. When I worked in a primary school, listening to the children clap along to tunes was like listening to a bucket of fish being tipped down a flight of stairs.

I have a knee jerk hatred of people "clapping along". Comes specifically from musical theatre. At some point back when some genius thought it was a good idea to have the band play loudly over curtain call - so nowadays at most shows instead of applause, the performers get only the sound of a few hundred idiots clapping along mindlessly rather than applauding to acknowledge the performance. Grates on me every damn time I go to the theatre. 

As to youtube.... I did watch quite a few of the Chappers /Captain vids, went off them a bit after that silly kid got under his skin and he posted that video response that made him look, frankly, a bit sad. (Ignoring it would have been far more sensible.) TRogly's vids are interesting to see what's out there. Interestingly as I get older I have less and less interest in actually owning the vast majority of the high end stuff on there, but still fun to see it. 

Mostly these days youtube is my go to for diy tips, reviews of all kinds of consumer products, and so on. Been nice to keep up with my Sunday services via youtube during lockdown as well, as I'm still not going out much til I have my second jab. Look up the occasional music video,  can be interesting for finding new European rockabilly acts. Watched a few good bits and pieces of content on there that I couldn't find elsewhere, including They Live, Psychomania, and the first two series of Auf Widersehen Pet just recently (the BBC were streaming the last two and the concluding specials, but the first two series went out on ITV - couldn't find 'em on the ITV player and damned if I'm going to subscribe to Britbox for anything....). 

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Rhett Shull recently broke his collarbone and to keep his channel putting out videos, he’s been having guests join him. This week was Tomo Fujita helping give a beginners’ guide to funk guitar. Previous collaborators have been Chris Buck and Tim Pierce.

 

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Robert Rodriguez' 1994 made for tv flick Roadrunners is on Youtube at present - well worth a look if you like some old-school, hardcore rockabilly (and a bunch of Link Wray on the soundtrack too). 

I've also recently discovered vids from an English guy who lives in Austria - under 'The Guitar Geek'. Seems pretty decent reviews. 

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Rather than start a second youtube thread I decided to put this here. @Dad3353, if you feel it's appropriate you might consider setting up a new thread anyway (which would be fine by me).

 

It's a ground-up Les Paul rebuild, so not exactly a 'who do you watch..', but I hope you'll like it anyway.

Caution: most of the video has an awful muzak backing so you might want to mute the audio apart from the start and end sections.

 

Enjoy:

 

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7 hours ago, leftybassman392 said:

Rather than start a second youtube thread I decided to put this here. @Dad3353, if you feel it's appropriate you might consider setting up a new thread anyway (which would be fine by me).

 

It's a ground-up Les Paul rebuild, so not exactly a 'who do you watch..', but I hope you'll like it anyway.

Caution: most of the video has an awful muzak backing so you might want to mute the audio apart from the start and end sections.

 

Enjoy:

 

“Popping off the neck the neck was a little bit terrifying,” It was horrible watch that bit, it didn’t look like it would end well. It goes to show how solid that method of fixing necks is.

 

I was not liking the restain at all until it was buffed up and then it looked amazing.

 

The guy has some serious woodworking chops (pun unintended) and a seemingly endless supply of tools and workshop space.

 

I liked that but, as warned, the backing track was awful.

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On 04/05/2020 at 15:55, ezbass said:

Rick Beato’s channel is quite good, although he often gets on my nerves.
https://www.youtube.com/user/pegzch

 

Rick has a lot of interesting stuff to say, but he insists on shouting it instead!

 

There's a newsreader on Wales Today who could be his brother...

 

Rick Beato                                   Random Newsreader                   

 

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10 hours ago, leftybassman392 said:

Rather than start a second youtube thread I decided to put this here. @Dad3353, if you feel it's appropriate you might consider setting up a new thread anyway (which would be fine by me).

 

It's a ground-up Les Paul rebuild, so not exactly a 'who do you watch..', but I hope you'll like it anyway.

Caution: most of the video has an awful muzak backing so you might want to mute the audio apart from the start and end sections.

 

Enjoy:

 

Thanks, I learnt a lot from that.

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1 hour ago, Stub Mandrel said:

 

Rick has a lot of interesting stuff to say, but he insists on shouting it instead!

 

There's a newsreader on Wales Today who could be his brother...

 

Rick Beato                                   Random Newsreader                   

 

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I found some of Beato’s stuff interesting but then he started getting all self-referential and the videos were more about his experiences as a YouTuber, copyright strikes and his dealings with other Tubers and less about the music.

 

I’ve recently noticed a trend for “reactions” videos where someone is filmed reacting to their (supposed) first hearing of a classic track such as “Close To The Edge” or similar. I’m sure these have been going for ages but they’ve just started appearing in my suggestions.

 

My initial reaction is “why?”. Why would I want to watch a person I don’t know listen to a piece of music that I do know and why would I care about their reaction?

 

I’m sure these things bring joy and happiness to many so good luck to them.

 

 

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45 minutes ago, Skinnyman said:

I found some of Beato’s stuff interesting but then he started getting all self-referential and the videos were more about his experiences as a YouTuber, copyright strikes and his dealings with other Tubers and less about the music.

 

I’ve recently noticed a trend for “reactions” videos where someone is filmed reacting to their (supposed) first hearing of a classic track such as “Close To The Edge” or similar. I’m sure these have been going for ages but they’ve just started appearing in my suggestions.

 

My initial reaction is “why?”. Why would I want to watch a person I don’t know listen to a piece of music that I do know and why would I care about their reaction?

 

I’m sure these things bring joy and happiness to many so good luck to them.

 

 

 

I've actually watched a few of those. They're not quite so bad (yes they are bad, but bear with me) when they're done by music professionals as at least you get something resembling an informed opinion, but I drew the line when I saw one in my recommendation list in which a beauty therapist or some such was supposed to be reacting to an acappella song (which, let's be fair, is a bit off the beaten track to start with)...

 

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I've got sucked into watching the Charismatic Voice. She doesn't do reaction videos as such, though there is a fair amount in there but she then dissects the technical aspects of singing which is interesting rather than just going OMG all the time. There's a composer I've found who does the same thing with the tune, dissects what's going on with the melody. I'm in awe of him. He was listening to the new Maiden single, second time of listening, and he's following along on his piano whilst talking about it. 

 

Presumably you can learn to name tones as you hear them? It's a skill worth learning if you can I suspect. 

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8 hours ago, Si600 said:

I've got sucked into watching the Charismatic Voice. She doesn't do reaction videos as such, though there is a fair amount in there but she then dissects the technical aspects of singing which is interesting rather than just going OMG all the time.

I've listened to a few of hers. They are good in the sense of being musically astute, but IMHO unless you're either a singer or wanting to learn, they're a bit limited in their appeal.

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In my case it was something to watch whilst waiting for my role-playing group to all get online and sort themselves out. It doesn't hurt that she's rather cute, but I  found it interesting for a while. I would imagine once you've learnt about singing, stance and how not to do vibrato they become quite samey after a while.

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On 30/07/2021 at 09:26, Si600 said:

I've got sucked into watching the Charismatic Voice. She doesn't do reaction videos as such, though there is a fair amount in there but she then dissects the technical aspects of singing which is interesting rather than just going OMG all the time.

 

I like her videos. The one on Unchained Melody is great. She did a good Dio one as well. There is a buzz in hearing a trained singer react to great rock/pop voices - but usually it's because the rock/pop singer got some decent voice training early on.

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I have absolutely NO favourites. What I like is to hit the Youtube logo and see what comes up. Once I watch something I go down wormholes and can get lost for ages. I have discovered tons of new music this way.

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I mentioned this in another thread, but it’s probably just as appropriate, if not more so, here. I stumbled across Mike Adam’s channel some time back and, despite his presentation style being somewhat ‘full on’, I’ve subscribed to his channel. He’s an offset guitar aficionado and tech, who is very much into his indie bands. If you’re interested in Jazzmasters and Jaguars and their, let’s call them, foibles, this is the place for you. https://youtube.com/c/Puisheen

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On 29/07/2021 at 22:03, Skinnyman said:

I found some of Beato’s stuff interesting but then he started getting all self-referential and the videos were more about his experiences as a YouTuber, copyright strikes and his dealings with other Tubers and less about the music.

 

I’ve recently noticed a trend for “reactions” videos where someone is filmed reacting to their (supposed) first hearing of a classic track such as “Close To The Edge” or similar. I’m sure these have been going for ages but they’ve just started appearing in my suggestions.

 

My initial reaction is “why?”. Why would I want to watch a person I don’t know listen to a piece of music that I do know and why would I care about their reaction?

 

I’m sure these things bring joy and happiness to many so good luck to them.

 

 


The reactions trend cuts across a lot of stuff. The earliest one I know of was the trend for reactions videos of people watching, er "Two girls, one cup": yet again, porny-nography driving the development of the internet.... Second I remember going viral was by a guy who'd thought to video his kids while he showed them the Star Wars films on home video. Kids were seven or eight I'm guessing, bout the same age as I was when I first saw it. Their little faces at "I am your father" were hilarious, the reaction of genuine surprise. 

Some of these things can be interesting where it's reactions to a comedy show and such (differing cultural ideas of what is appropriate and so on). I saw a vid recently of Americans who had no concept of NI's Troubles watching the depiction in the Cranberries' Zombie, which was also fascinating. Once you strip it of any sort of cultural commentary or social context, though, if you don't know the folks involved, I agree, it can be of limited entertainment value. 

Still... for us old farts who remember when Youtube was nothing but pirated music and clips of old TV shows, the platform has really come a long, long way with so much original content on it now. I was recently reminded that Youtube only started in 2005 (I turned 31 that year); I'm still struggling with that, it seems I just can't quite remember it ever not being there, yet it's only a year older than BBC iPlayer. 

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On 06/08/2021 at 09:32, ubit said:

I have absolutely NO favourites. What I like is to hit the Youtube logo and see what comes up. Once I watch something I go down wormholes and can get lost for ages. I have discovered tons of new music this way.


With lockdown being on, I've spent most of the last year and a half attending my Sunday morning service virtually, meaning I'd invariably have half an hour to kill on youtube before the livestream started, and then I was already on it afterwards.... very easy to spend an hour or two at a time. Similar to Wikipedia, where one article leads to another leads to another... Rabbit hole, as you say. 

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7 hours ago, ezbass said:

It’s the raison d’être of Gogglebox, a program I find somewhat pointless, but other folk seem to like it.


Good point! I wish I'd come up with the Gogglebox idea, whoever is behind it has made a fortune from it! I quite liked it early on, but as will all reality TV it inevitably overstayed its welcome. These things all only last for a series or two at most with people being genuine, then inevitably they devolve into attention seekers looking for fame, as selected by behind the scenes staff who are only too happy to sell another series of the format irrespective of whether they've abandoned 'real people' in favour of a freakshow. 

 

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