Back in November (yeah 2013, that seems so long ago doesn't it?) I wrote about Pomplamoose's latest music video so imagine my surprise when hi-tech guru site Mashable blogged about Pomplamoose's next video which I hadn't even seen yet!
The chaps over at Pomplamoose have made some great music videos in the past, and yet again they have bested themselves. Their latest offering isn't an action grabbing extravaganza like OkGo's ghillie suit clad trombonists, and yet it is memorable in it's own way.
I love all things Google, thats why this blog is written on Blogger and in Chrome. I won't say that everything they do is amazing, like any multinational organisation they have their good points, and their not so good points.
The latest thing to come out of YouTube is their Music Awards. Instead of pressing a button to vote, or submitting your email address, they have chosen a much better way. Tweets, likes and G+s.
Very simple. You like an artist? Tweet, FaceBook 'like' or Google+ the YouTube Music Video of them.
I voted for her majesty the Katy of Perry for she is funny, gorgeous, voluptuous and a real person.
So I was happy to see that a hospital had done a cover of her latest single 'Roar'. And it rocked:
I do like me some Game of Thrones, so much so that I'm tempted to start reading the books. But let's not go too crazy now.
So, recently Game of Thrones made TV history by being the most gosh-darned amazing TV show ever. Well, that's not a technical term, just a feeling. Quite simply they killed off some main characters in one amazing ambush.
The ambush was at a wedding.
We'd just learnt that one of those murdered was pregnant with a future king.
So that was rather.. interesting.
So here, to add to your delectation of all things Game of Thrones is an extremely amusing video made for a 10 year old's birthday party.
Swear words, violence and funky rap are all included.
My four year old son just adores Gangnam style. For a child who has had language difficulties, the phrase 'gangnam style' comes out of his mouth far too often!
I myself found the music and the video to be fun and interesting, but that's also true for me regarding a line of marching ants on the side-walk, documentaries by Louis Theroux , and of course, the internet.
So what does PSY (the creator and lead man of Gangnam Style) do that drew over 1,500,000,000 views on YouTube?
The video below shows PSY teaching a journalist from the serious UK newspaper The Guardian how to do the Gangnam Style dance. In the clip he explains why the video went viral so easily - it's fun and easy to do. If you can connect with the person on the screen in front of you and say 'I could do that' then you are more than likely to watch the video and pass it along to your friends.
So the tune is catchy and the dance is easy to copy and change to your own desires - is that enough? No, there has to be an element of luck.
This guy PSY seems to have it - and (more) good luck to him.
How deep has 'Gangnam Style' entered into society ? Well, a few people may have taken it too far:
A populare meme
A new fashion icon, undone bow-tie, dress shirt and cuff links t-shirt - very PSY!
Head of the UN and PSY
Automatic free entrance to the psych ward in many countries in the world
A flash in the pan? I think not. In fact the statistics show that it is as strong as ever, despite everyone and their dog making their own version.
After my post 'I'm British', a few weeks ago, I decided to find more music by Dr. Elemental. This led me down a path of knowledge and understanding that brought me, in a mess of smiles, to be listening to this catchy tune.
Do you recognise the underlying tune? - Yes, it made me grin as well!.