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Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby BigJon » Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:21 pm

Here are some videos I've discovered recently that I've been playing over and over again. First is a cool visual representation of some famous classical works. I'll let them speak for themselves. Bach's Little Fugue, Toccata and Fugue and Organ Trio Sonata. My kids and I love watching the Toccata and Fugue over and over again. It's not Animusic, but it it is fascinating. Here is the guy's website. Check out the Tapper.

Next is a neoclassical cello piece. I love the first part, the second part is just OK, but it is the video editing that sets these apart. The piece is supposed to be a daydream, and the editing helps set the mood. The editing is done by a young video composing genius from Norway named Lasse Gjertsen. If you've ever seen his videos called Hyperactive or Amateur where he filmed himself making individual notes of a musical piece then edited them together to make everything happen in time, you know he has a great sense of humor and timing.

The last is just an interesting take on Mozart on the electric bass. The kid is no virtuoso yet, but he shows potential and has a lot of fun with it.
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby dai bread » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:58 pm

They are indeed neat videos. As for the Tapper program, I would need to be snowed in in Northern Canada for 6 months to get to grips with it.
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Haggis@wk » Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:59 am

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida by the Iron Butterfly. I was 20 when this came out and I was so blown away by it that I must have worn the grooves off my record playing it. Me and my roommate, Ridgely Rabold played this for hours one night and we were sober!! I think the drum solo is one of the best ever.

Sadly, it doesn’t get much air time these days due to its length, over 17 minutes. I found this copy in two parts on Youtube. If you’re over 50 and want a 17+ minute ramble in the past, go for it.

If you are younger or never heard the long version, give it a try, you might discover something from 1968 you like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUlIFpUuQY8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS_JvIel ... h_response
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby barfle » Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:49 pm

One of the few good drum solos on record. :mrgreen:
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby jamiebk » Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:24 am

barfle wrote:One of the few good drum solos on record. :mrgreen:


Saw them live in concert when I was in High School! Totally trippin' experience. Brought the house down with Inna Gadda....It's a miracle I can remember the evening.
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Haggis@wk » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:05 pm

Heard it through the grapevine by CCR, the long version. IMHO this is simply the best version of this song. The long version has some great riffs and the music is compelling and raw.

Damn, those good 'ol boys were good!!!
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby barfle » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:23 pm

Haggis@wk wrote:Heard it through the grapevine by CCR, the long version. IMHO this is simply the best version of this song. The long version has some great riffs and the music is compelling and raw.

Damn, those good 'ol boys were good!!!

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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:36 pm

barfle wrote:
Haggis@wk wrote:Heard it through the grapevine by CCR, the long version. IMHO this is simply the best version of this song. The long version has some great riffs and the music is compelling and raw.

Damn, those good 'ol boys were good!!!

We agree on every point, except your link is busted.

Link works for me now.
I really enjoyed that.
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Serenity » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:03 pm

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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Serenity » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:23 pm

:oops: (lyrics censored)
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Haggis@wk » Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:25 pm

Dallas Fraizer Big Mabel Murphy

For some reason I think Selma will love this. The MRHYN and I got this on a 45 RPM when we were dating. I can't remember any knuckle bumps but I can recall some black eyes..... :rofl:

"Early the next morning down by the river Scarface Muzziola was found real short of breath...."
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Haggis@wk » Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:59 pm

Most of you probably know that high school football is a very very big deal in Texas.

One of the best teams comes from Euless, the Trinty Trojans. many of their players are Tongans.Euless has one of the largest Tongan communities in the nation; there are an estimated 4,000 Tongans living in the city at present, representing approximately 7.5 percent of the city's population. Likewise, Trinity High School is unique because of its large percentage of Tongan students.

The Trinity team has adopted the Tonga "HAKA" before every game and yes he IS a high school student
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Postby jamiebk » Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:19 pm

I thought that the Incredible Hulk was green?
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby dai bread » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:55 pm

Interesting.

"Ka mate ka mate ka ora ka ora" is straight out of Te Raupraha's haka that has become the NZ sports teams standard. Mind you, all Polynesian languages are closely related, so it's not surprising they use the same words in the same circumstances.

I'm told the haka can be quite intimidating if you're not used to it. How does it go down in Texas, Haggis?
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Haggis@wk » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:40 am

dai bread wrote:Interesting.

"Ka mate ka mate ka ora ka ora" is straight out of Te Raupraha's haka that has become the NZ sports teams standard. Mind you, all Polynesian languages are closely related, so it's not surprising they use the same words in the same circumstances.

I'm told the haka can be quite intimidating if you're not used to it. How does it go down in Texas, Haggis?


Haka, hell, did you see the size of that kid? I can't imagine what it's like for a 16 year old average high school football player to see that wall of beef coming at him. High school football players in Texas seem to come in the plus sizes. Big farm boys. 200-300 lbs. 15 and 16 year olds are not unusual. Plus most of the schools "recruit" from across the state and, although they won't admit it, from Oklahoma

speaking of big Pacificans, For some reason the USAF has a lot of Samoans. They were always highly sought after for maintenance career fields. Those tool boxes were heavy and hard to move around the flightline. With the Samoans that wasn't the problem.

After all, it's not often that a maintainer could carry the plane to the tool box!

Genetically, many Samoan males were (are?) color blind
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Shapley » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:45 am

Haggis@wk wrote:Genetically, many Samoan males were (are?) color blind


That's interesting. In World War II and Korea, the Army used to seek colour blind recruits. It seems they can spot camouflage better than normal-sighted persons (understandable, since most camouflage used colour to blend the items with their surroundings).
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Schmeelkie » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:53 am

dai bread wrote:Interesting.

"Ka mate ka mate ka ora ka ora" is straight out of Te Raupraha's haka that has become the NZ sports teams standard. Mind you, all Polynesian languages are closely related, so it's not surprising they use the same words in the same circumstances.

I'm told the haka can be quite intimidating if you're not used to it. How does it go down in Texas, Haggis?


If I wasn't prepared for it - that would scare the heck out of me! I'm sure all the opposing teams know about this now... Interesting how what could be considered 'macho posturing' seems cooler if it's from another culture.

Still like the line Keanu Reeves does in The Replacements, "Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever" - great pep talk!
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Serenity » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:05 pm

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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Serenity » Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:14 pm

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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

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