YouTube is an amazing thing

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by vamborules, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I'm reading the Jerry Nolan biography 'Stranded in the Jungle' and all through the book there are things mentioned...various gigs, TV appearances, short-lived bands , obscure singles etc...all sorts of stuff that in the past I could have only thought, 'hmm, wonder what that was like'. Now I just go to YouTube and it's all there.

    Not an earthshaking observation obviously. Just something I was thinking about because YouTube's been around long enough you can take it for granted...but it really is pretty incredible what you can find on there.
     
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  2. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

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    It is indeed

     
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  3. Derek Slazenger

    Derek Slazenger Specs, rugs & rock n roll

    It's going to be less amazing if/when Article 13 kicks in :cry:
     
  4. California Couple

    California Couple dislike us on facebook

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    I heard that Youtube is the #1 site on the internet. As in #1 in the whole entire world.
     
  5. GregM

    GregM Forum Resident

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    Google also stores your data that it keeps as its server property, and sends you ads based on what you watch.

    Orwellian.

    Woohoo!
     
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  6. MagicAlex

    MagicAlex Gort Emeritus

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    Not to be a spoilsport but it's also amazing what you can no longer find there.
     
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  7. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Forum Resident

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    Excellent for research, education and fun
     
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  8. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    it's a great free service that one can get lost in!
     
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  9. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    that's what happens when one takes a side...sad, but true.
     
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  10. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    what's that? educate me please...
     
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  11. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

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    Yes, it has been my favourite Internet site for over ten years now
     
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  12. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I've been there since the beginning and boy has it changed!
     
  13. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Only on YouTube!
     
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  14. townsend

    townsend Forum Resident

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    I can spend hours (and probably days) being entertained by youtube alone. One category of videos I enjoy watching is "people are awesome". Here is one example:

    Yes, I understand the some video may be doctored, but much of it isn't (IMO).
     
  15. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident


    ???
     
  16. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    It occurs to me that being able to find the gigs written about in the book is probably not coincidental. The ones the author writes about in detail are obviously ones he's seen, and chances are pretty good he saw them on YouTube. Still amazing though and I've seen some great stuff I'd never have though to look up.

    Also there's a single Nolan produced for a Swedish band in 1982.. A band called Pilsner that as far as I can tell never did anything else. It's on there. and really good.,
     
  17. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    That was (not so) stealth political commentary.
     
  18. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident


    ohhhhhh I don't watch political stuff if I can avoid it, I wouldn't know what they yanked
     
  19. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    10 seconds was fine :)
     
  20. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Opening cd boxes /reviews.
    Lot of Beatles fans on YouTube.
     
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  21. RockWizard

    RockWizard Forum Resident

    You Tube had some Elton John stuff up from the current tour. Glad I saw it. Made me decide NOT to go. Outside of having to pay a "legal" scalper", he watered down his set list! WTF - you pull Love Lies Bleeding to open and do Bennie And The Jets instead? Thanks, I'll chance going to see Kansas in Mobile for 2/12 hours for Point Of No Return.
     
  22. RockWizard

    RockWizard Forum Resident

    Sorry 2 1/2 hours! typo.....
     
  23. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    To think, for years I avoided capturing the audio, especially if I could find just about everything I want to purchase, because it felt like Napsterizing my collection. And now...I'm not even gonna finish my thought. :ignore:
     
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  24. Tim Lookingbill

    Tim Lookingbill Alfalfa Male

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    It's also one of the best places to find the latest advances in technology
    that are kind of disturbing...

     
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  25. ando here

    ando here Sitting Weed Floating Bull

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    It is a great site, mostly due to the creative, energetic, dedicated users who post material I would have never seen elsewhere.
     
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