Comedy, Video, YouTube

Double Rainbow Guy: Trippin’ Hippie’s Freak Out Goes Viral (VIDEOS)

Travis Walter Donovan :: Thursday, July 8th, 2010 7:15 pm

Double Rainbow Guy” is the latest offering from this age of contagious social media that we live in. The original video, posted by YouTube user “Hungrybear9562″, has lit up the internet like an electrical storm.

As testament to the speed at which our world now moves, an ancillary electrical storm of re-mixes and redactions on “Double Rainbow Guy” has now sprouted up in tandem.

Double Rainbow Guy has captured the hearts of young kids everywhere—until the next piano playing animal or dancing baby comes along, anyway. Check out the original video, and some hilarious tributes below. MORE »


Comedy, YouTube

Conan Celebrates YouTube’s 5th Birthday

Carmel Lobello :: Monday, May 17th, 2010 11:01 pm

YouTube, my 2nd most important procrastination-device (over-checking my email still has 1st place) is turning 5 this week, and in celebration they’ve asked Conan O’Brien to share with us his top 5 all-time favorite videos. At only 5-years-old, The Tube can claim 2 billion uniques per day, not to mention 24 hours of new video uploaded every minute. When I was five I was learning to tie my shoe in exchange for a banana. So, in humble appreciation, MORE »



Youtube Proves Its Worth

Nick Nicoludis :: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 4:30 pm

Someone out there in the Youtube-verse has uploaded a video that has the world talking. It is a video, but really just audio, of the earliest known Led Zeppelin recording to date; a bootleg of a 1968 show. I know what you might be thinking: Led Zeppelin, what do I look like a teenage stoner eating Cheez-Its in my mom’s basement? But, seriously its pretty cool that the release of the bootleg of “Dazed and Confused” recorded at a 1968  in Spokane WA. (just weeks before their debut, self-titled record came out) was released on Youtube. I think this is another piece of the growing trend of music being made public for free on websites. Take for example Holy Fuck releasing their album via the penis heavy website Chatroulette. Maybe in the future all music will be premiered secretly on free user websites, who knows but it’s still kind of cool. So peep the video après le jump. MORE »


Shit Going On In The World, Video, YouTube

Ruth Flowers: Dinosaur On The Wheel

Gray Hurlburt :: Friday, January 29th, 2010 4:45 pm

Her bulky solar shades, blue hair, and spangled bomber jacket identify Ruth Flowers, a 69-year-old grandmother from Bristol, England,  as “DJ Mamy Rock” when she spins in clubs popular to revelers around Europe. At her late age, the gumption of an old to evenhandedly master digital equipment and spin with a degree of talent should be admired. It’s a literal knobby fist in the  face of withering away.



Pint-Size Drumming Prodigy Jonah Rocks Tears Up YouTube

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Thursday, January 14th, 2010 4:55 pm

It’s hard not to be incredibly jealous of great musicians.  Given this, it’s especially hard when the musician is FIVE YEARS OLD.  Jonah Rocks is, according to his website, a complete autodidact who’s been obsessed with drums since the age of three.  I’m sorry, but I’ve been trying to learn a few different instruments, with and without lessons, for years, and this skill level is beyond me  Jonah Rocks makes me accept the fact that I will never be as musically gifted as this toddler.  Great.  But really, this is unbelievable talent for someone so young, and it’s a total pleasure to watch.



Bands, YouTube

Run Toto Run do Passion Pit

Amy Laviero :: Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 5:08 pm

While scouring the internet for new music, I came across this cover of Passion Pit’s “Sleepyhead,” by Run Toto Run and thought I would share because hey, who doesn’t love a good cover song?  Hailing from the UK, the band has only been around about a year, although their cover and single, “Catch My Breath,” have enjoyed some recent satellite radio air play and online buzz generated by the blogging community. MORE »