Here’s my latest video, where I talk about death. Weird, huh?
Here’s my latest video, where I talk about death. Weird, huh?
I clicked on this video because it was on my Facebook feed, and it had a scandalous thumbnail. In all honesty, I thought I would regret watching this video because it looked like one of those spammy links. But I am SOOOO glad I watched it and know about Lil Dicky, with the hot girlfriend, the hot ex-boyfriend, and EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS IS AMAZING SO WHY AREN’T YOU WATCHING YET?
Sidenote: Anytime you see a really good video uploaded straight to Facebook, try to find the original source on YouTube or other video services. Very rarely do creators upload straight to YouTube, so show them some love and support where they originally posted it! <3
To everyone who complains about MTV lacking actual music on the network: Get over it. Now, before you throw your vinyl records at me for saying such a thing, hear me out. I was born in the late 80s, so I myself enjoyed MTV when it was still more about music. I remember waking up in the morning and flipping on the channel, having various music videos play as I got dressed. I remember wondering if my votes actually counted whenever I wanted Britney Spears’ latest video to reach the #1 spot on TRL. I even remember when slightly off-topic shows like Fanatic tried to incorporate music by having crazed fans meet their favorite musical artists.
Those were some good times, I admit, but I think people wearing their tattered “I want my MTV” shirts are forgetting one thing: Times change. I may not have been alive to experience video killing the radio star, but the same principle applies. With the current state of the World Wide Web, I guess the motto for this generation could be “YouTube killed the TV star.” Founded in 2005, YouTube has grown to be so huge that the video-sharing site touts that they exceed 2 billion hits per day. With varying content including vloggers, tutorials, embarrassing moments, and animals doing obscenely cute things, lots of people turn to YouTube for the very thing people miss about MTV.
The truth is, there are people out there who upload tracks and music videos onto their YouTube accounts, knowing that tons of people will watch. Why will they watch? YouTube has the on-demand convenience that music networks like MTV and VH1 didn’t have. Nobody would argue that today’s digital generation has way more distractions than years past. With so many things one could put their attention to, on-demand music is essential and is the reason why music videos began appearing on YouTube in the first place.
Of course, with copyright laws being what they are, the record labels that produce this musical content saw an opportunity. Why let these amateurs post their content onto YouTube, when we can do it ourselves with much higher quality, and add exclusive content like interviews and live sessions? And so, the record labels began to create “official” channels for their artists, where high definition music videos and additional content could be found. With these official channels, the record labels effectively took video hits away from amateur uploaders and claimed them for their own, building revenue for themselves. With all of this happening, it was only a matter of time before people turned off MTV and turned on the Internet for music.
So, instead of getting mad at MTV for not showing music anymore, get mad at YouTube for making videos conveniently available at the click of a mouse. Or perhaps, people that want the old MTV back need to get mad at themselves, because chances are they visit YouTube to check back on their favorite music videos from the past. I guess the real solution is to stop getting music off of the Internet, so that it can get back on the television like the old days. But before planning that protest, think about who would skip an episode of Game of Thrones to watch a music video on TV. Yeah, that’s what I thought.
Ever since I went to VidCon and vlogged throughout the convention, my YouTube channel has been getting a good amount of attention. If you haven’t been watching my vlogs, then you probably don’t know that it’s now a dream of mine to go to next year’s VidCon and be approached by people who watch my videos. So, when I checked my channel a few minutes ago and saw the numbers below, I was quite pleased!
It’s mainly cool because of the video views, but I remember having less than 10 subscribers before VidCon, so to see it at 150 is awesome!
If you’d like to check out my channel (or even better, subscribe *wink*) check it out by heading to www.youtube.com/thealdywaldy.
And much thanks to those who have checked my channel already. You’re amazing!
Alright YouTube fans, you’re in for a special treat. I went to my first VidCon yesterday, and it was AMAZING. Basically, VidCon is like Comic Con, but for online videos! I got to meet and chat with a bunch of YouTube stars yesterday. The best thing is, yesterday was only Day 1! Going back for Day 2 in a couple of hours! In the meantime, watch Parts 1-3 below! Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe. It really does help (as I learned at Vidcon…haha)
Trypophobia is the fear of holes, especially in organic matter, such as skin. The phobia also includes bumps, pods, cracks, and other things, but holes is the main trigger object. I’ve known for a while that I’ve had this phobia, and I needed a new topic for a vlog, so here’s a challenge I created known as the Trypophobia Challenge!
If you want to see if you have trypophobia, feel free to look it up, but FAIR WARNING, if you do have it, it can be pretty intense. Good luck!
A lot of people complained that The Hunger Games didn’t have enough violence. While I disagree and think the movie had just the right amount to leave me unsettled, I do often wonder what it would be like had the movie been Rated R. Well, luckily we have YouTubers to do that for us! Watch the EXTREMELY violent “Hunting Games” video below, and try to catch any Hunger Games references along the way.
Do you think The Hunger Games would have been better with this amount of violence?
I don’t know…it just bothers me. Anyone else agree?