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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby BigJon » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:55 pm

Hah! Love the Techno Jeep

Would you participate in a virtual choir? Composer Eric Whitacre thinks it's a pretty cool idea. This is a beautiful song and an amazing achievement, but I hear a lot of digital artifacts that detract from the listening experience. He's done it twice and he's doing it again.
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby BigJon » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:57 pm

Does your heavy metal have far too much guitar and bass? How about a heavy metal band that does away with them and replaces them with . . . . . . . . . . human voices! They are called Van Canto, a German band singing in English. They work with a drummer, so they are not a true a Capella group, but they do have this interesting song they did without the drummer that sounds kinda Celtic. The female lead singer (darn cute) even drops an operatic bit in the middle. They need to learn a little stagecraft if they want to do opera though. Rakkatakka indeed, and there will always be a Germany.
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Haggis@wk » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:24 am

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Story here
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby jamiebk » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:52 am

Well...I like octopus and squid for that matter (usually sauted), but this looks sickening. What an artery clogger. Ugh
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Haggis@wk » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:16 am

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” Alexis De Tocqueville 1835
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Shapley » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:34 am

Pretty cool! Intereting how America empties out mid-day. Also interesting to see the steady stream through Dubai.
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby dai bread » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:53 pm

Nifty. America empties out and Europe fills up amazingly.
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby jamiebk » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:15 pm

You're gonna love this one....hang in there to the end; it's only 2 minutes: http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=48625
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Haggis@wk » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:58 am

What would You Tube be without [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GhT4xMG-dM]bored insane Icelandic snowmobilers?[/url] If you tell me your heart wasn't in your mouth on the second one......
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby jamiebk » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:24 am

Haggis@wk wrote:What would You Tube be without [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GhT4xMG-dM]bored insane Icelandic snowmobilers?[/url] If you tell me your heart wasn't in your mouth on the second one......

I surely thought that the guy was going to back-slide. sheesh :shock:
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby Haggis@wk » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:43 pm

jamiebk wrote: I surely thought that the guy was going to back-slide. sheesh :shock:


I had to watch it a coupla times because I thought it might have been doctored, you know fall back the first time, make it the second time splice, etc. But I'm certain that was all in one go. Besides had he fallen I don't think he would have been healthy enough for another run!! fantastic.
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby jamiebk » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:53 pm

Well, speaking of Bach's toccata and fugue, here is a clever little video that uses a bar graph as a visualization of what is going on on the various organ registers. 8-1/2 minutes. Not the best rendering of the piece, but for all of us "visual" people out there (Selma...this is you.) here is something to tease a couple spots in your brain simultaneously: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipzR9bhei_o&feature=fvw
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby BigJon » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:10 pm

psssst Jamie, check out he first post in this thread, second link:
BigJon wrote: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 jamiebk » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:39 pm

Ha! I guess you beat me to it by a couple of year! :rofl: Who knew? (guess you did!)
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby BigJon » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:37 pm

Those videos really were the genesis of this thread, that's why I remember them so well.
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby analog » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:18 am

Interesting. And very enjoyable.

in the spirit of things done exceedingly well,
I've searched Youtube for years now for Nana Mouskouri's "High Noon".
it finally showed up as background for a video (with some exotic aircraft ???)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSe9DdmZb-I
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby dai bread » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:03 pm

Unusual that the video stopped well before the song. I presume the idea was to give people something to look at while listening, but you'd think the compiler would have put another clip in to match the length of the music.

Oddly enough, Nana Mouskouri, a Greek, sings the best versions of British folk songs I've ever heard. I have an old vinyl of them. She doesn't drown them in operatic vocalising and orchestras the way some people do. She just sings the songs, in the most expressive way, with little accompaniment.
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby analog » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:02 pm

Unusual that the video stopped well before the song.


I wondered about that too.

Then i happened to think - i remember the day AirForce announced they were retiring the SR71.
We fellows at work, all old enough to remember the day Frances Powers was shot down in his U2 which event spawned the SR71, unanimously speculated "Gee i wonder what they have to replace it?"
.... A Google revealed this thing is higher and faster....Could be stranger than fiction.

As to Nana Mouskouri -

I stumbled into a concert once in Montreal. She sang for two hours, only breaks were the few seconds between songs. Seemed to make no difference whether she sang in English, Greek, Italian or French the audience was hypnotized. I walked out a changed man.
A perfect voice perfectly administered... takes a good recording engineer to capture her ability. That particular Youtube piece does not sound good over my computer speakers. If you find her CD of Hits from the Movies, that's last cut on it,,, it'll show off your main system's ability to reproduce voice. (well you'll need some Anonymous 4 too..)

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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby dai bread » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:03 pm

I wasn't all that impressed with the singing, but then it was an internet download, and I don't expect quality from them. A lot is lost in compression, transmission over several thousand kilometres of wire, (I'm reasonably sure it's not optical cable) and then decompression. That's why I don't buy from iTunes. If I want a piece of music, I buy the CD from Amazon. And if you want to know why I don't buy locally, it's because Amazon give good service and THEY HAVE AUDITION TRACKS on their website.

I might add that on the vinyl I have of the British folk songs, Nana Mouskouri sounds excellent.
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Re: Just For Fun - Neat Videos

Postby analog » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:35 pm

I wasn't all that impressed with the singing, but then it was an internet download, and I don't expect quality from them.


agreed. That clip wasn't good quality i could tell even on my computer speakers.

I have several of her CD's and the quality of recording varies. The one i mentioned has quite good sound .


I may try Amazon again. My one transaction there was awful. It took them months to deliver what they said was in stock, Fiedler's "Pops Roundup " CD, and i've not been back...

I might add that on the vinyl I have of the British folk songs, Nana Mouskouri sounds excellent.


At that concert i was astonished - she's like a machine, pronouncing every syllable of the lyrics with perfect clarity and timing.
I felt as if i'd witnessed something supernatural.
Time flies, that was about 1985.

sigh.

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