Recently I spent a lot of time on thatguywiththeglasses.com, watching their videos. It's a community of geeks just like me who love to spend their time on movies, tv shows, comics, anime and games. And if you're like me you won't regret checking them out at all, because many of them are actually really good in writing funny reviews of movies, comics etc. and even put them up in video form.
One of the page's best, if not THE best in this department is That Guy with the Glasses himself who amongst other series, does the "Nostalgia Critic" reviews.
His reviews are almost like watching a mst3k or rifftrax version of a movie, but boiled down into a much shorter form. Have a look for yourself as he takes on a cartoon that seems to be truly horrible - I can't say for sure, since I didn't even know it existed before now... oO
Wow... When I heard "Still alive" after playing through the fantastic game "Portal" for the first time it made me cry like a baby and laugh at the same time. Jonathan Coulton wrote a song to end one of the most original game experiences many players have had in ages and the combination of the literally crazy atmosphere in the game, the mixture of weird melancholy and evil jokes in the lyrics plus the high one sometimes gets from simply having made it through a good game completely overwhelmed me.
Since that day this is one of my absolute favourite tunes.
This version here, sung by a children's choir just blew me away like that first time...
The choir-teacher deserves a medal for this! :D
... just "wow!"
I came across these clips on youtube: They feature popular scientists like Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins, Richard Feynman, Stephen Hawking, and many more and then ... turn them into music, using Autotune.
Those tunes hit something deep inside me - they tell of the beauty and the wonder in the universe, and the fascination of trying to figure out how might work...
I'm a big "fan" of science - like music it's become an important part of who and what I am. And somehow "Symphony of Science" got together some of my absolute favourite quotes from popular scientists, exactly those who sum up what makes it so important for me that we try to find out all these things... :)
The cosmos is within us, we are made of star-stuff!
No, not Karl Bartos' old band I want to talk about, but making music not just with electronic or electric instruments but with the electricity itself.
Ladies and Gentlemen: I present to you: ArcAttack!
Those dudes built two Tesla Coils in their garage and use the distinct noise those make when unloading - which you can tune by adjusting the flux-phase-thingamajiggy - to play music at raves.
Now, it doesn't sound what you would call "nice". But it was never meant to be. Compare it to Scottish bagpipes, if you like. They weren't meant to sound nice either. They were meant to make you crap your pants in terror, because you were about to get you head cut off by some berserk Scottsmen!
ArcAttacks musical tesla coils work on a similar basis. They are meant to make you crap your pants in terror, because if you get too close to them they will fry you to a crisp. Literally.
If nothing else, then ArcAttack definitely can claim that they got the single most potentially deadly musical instrument in the world there.
AngryAussie is one of my favourite content providers on the youtube - as the name suggests he's from Australia and he's angry (duh). Well, to be more precise the AngryAussie is a character he came up with which he uses to talk about topics that he cares about.
Well, when I say "talk" I mean "rant". His clips for me are somewhere between a filmed editorial article and a standup comedy act (I hope I don't anger him more with that description). Not unlike George Carlin he uses explicit language to bring his point across and there's always something behind his rants that, to me, makes a lot of sense - no matter what his topic of the week turns out to be.
Recently he spent a vacation in Tasmania and now is sharing some of his not-so-angry holiday videos with the youtube community - quite the nice place, it seems! I noticed that he is using some electronic tunes in the background of those clips and contacted him, offering my music for this - and guess what, he likes it. So here's a short clip he did about Kangaroos with a fetish for motorcars and a museum for Robot Convicts with "The Final Strand" as background music. Cool. :)
Oh - and I also added two of his other videos so you can get an idea what he usually does. Check out his youtube channel, it's really worth to have a look! Aaand he's got a blog, so go and visit that as well! No worries, eh?
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Did a second version of the clip with some different effects for the Hubble remix.
I was toying around with video effects, trying to create a gritty, trippy feeling with some silly old cartoon. When I put "Hubble" under it, it kind of fitted. So there. :) Don't forget to rate the clip on youtube, thanks! ^^