Showing posts with label Music video. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Music video. Show all posts

Monday, July 6, 2015

Newcomers in Music

Much has been made of the new music scene emerging in the USA today; there is too much pornography in the videos, too much swearing in the lyrics and,basically, 'kids today...'.

Personally I think it is awesome that no-one pays attention to what the old fuddy-duddys say! On the other hand, I like my swearing to be limited and based on thumbs and hammers meeting, not an every day occurrence!

Here is Kaya Stewart's single, Try It Out:

Greg Holden's Boys In The Street

Awesome, eh?



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Gangnam Style Breaks YouTube

You may have noticed that I have been a tad heavy on the posting of videos recently, and no, that is not going to change in the near future! In fact, as I was scrolling through my Google+ account today I stumbled across something that I found very interesting.

Gangnam Style by PSY has the highest number of views of any YouTube video. Ever.

So many views, in fact, that Google had to rewrite the code for the YouTube counter!

Whilst they rewrote the code they also put in a fun little 'doohickey' that spins the number like a one-armed bandit.

So Gangnam Style now has..... wait for it.... 2,151,949,101 views. 

Yes. 2 BILLION views and counting. 

That is literally phone number numbers where I come from.

Here is the video in case you want to go and check it out yourself;



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Go - OK Go - Go!

Technology and it's impact on us, as a human race, has been the basis for my last few posts, both in how it is improving our lives (below), and how it might be killing us off too, but here is technology used for no other purpose than make an epic (and I use that word advisedly) music video.

OK Go is a pop group that I have been following since their first video way back when. Now they have not only used cutting edge technology in their video, in this case with Honda branded self stabilising unicycles, but they have used a drone to do the filming!

The artistry and imagination needed by so many people to not only make it work, but work so well, shows us all that not only is OK Go a band to follow, but restores my faith in the music industry!

Go - OK Go - Go!

Oh, and after 1 day of going online, they have over 4,452,000 views. That is pretty amazing in anyone's books.



Monday, July 21, 2014

Rugby, NFL and GoT

In between the air raid sirens and news alerts on my facebook stream, there are a few posts that are little nuggets of goodness and fun. Just whats needed in Casa Jumblerant these days.

And for all of you NFL fans out there, here is a neat comparison of American Football vs. Rugby.

I'm not sure who wins there, but at least we get to see some impressive smashes!

Talking of some serious skills, here is the Queen's Guards playing GoT theme tune, and I believe it is outside Buckingham Palace (or Buck House as Aunty liz like to call it).

This game of Thrones remix is awesome. Just a genius at work. Enthralling to an extent that I kind of forgot what it was about and watched him at work.

More of his work can be found here and on SoundCloud here



Wednesday, February 19, 2014

More Pomplamoose Magic

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!

English: logo as of late 2008

Pomplamoose + Mashable = awesome

pomplamoose (Photo credit: reidspice)


Enhanced by Zemanta

Friday, November 8, 2013

More Pomplamoose Musical Magic

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.
pomplamoose (Photo credit: reidspice)

What impresses me most is not actually the music, which in itself is great, but it is the talent, artistry and forward thinking that goes into the video.


Enhanced by Zemanta

Monday, October 28, 2013

YouTube Music Awards - A Surprising Winner

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:

See if you can keep your eyes dry through that!



Enhanced by Zemanta

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


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.

Toodlepips and kthanxbai!


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Gangnam Style - Whats it all about?

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.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

You May Not Mean To Hurt Me (But You Do)

I'm not the most musically enabled person on the planet. In fact, in my family we joke that my aunt, who is an opera teacher, got all of the family's singing ability and left us with nothing.

My father and me singing together is so bad that when we do decide to do so, we need to stand in different corners of the room for fear of ear drums popping. At best!

This is some music I like, and I can get behind, without singing myself! Made by a friend of a friend I think that this song is going to go far. What do you think?


Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Music

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!.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Axis of Awesome

Have you ever heard of the band Axis Awesome? Neither had I.

Then a friend sent me this video that got me hooked on their comedy.

So i looked into them a tad more and found this;.

And this too;

Great stuff.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

The kids of today

Not like in my day when we had marching bands and ghillie suits. Oh wait, that can't be right....

But they did bring us the internet classic which has over 51,444,817 hits with them dancing all over treadmills.

As well as this great music video - beats the bollards out of Micheal Jackson multi-million dollar videos.

Enhanced by Zemanta