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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Spandex, Singing Fruit, Loaded, Leather, Moonroof

I discovered (or remembered) some stuff on youtube that I wanted to share. It all started with my last post. The youtube video for that one was entitled Spandex Commuter VS Electric Bike. Well, you know how youtube links to "related" videos you can look at after the one you chose to see? Well thanks to "Spandex" being in my title, I looked at "Mr Scruff - Spandex Man" after playing my video:




OK, not a lot to that one, I know. But after playing it, there was a link to this other "Mr Scruff" related item that I liked very much:






There were tons of "Mr Scruff" videos, from all kinds of different "authors". Turns out Mr Scruff is a prolific British DJ and artist. The singing fruit Mr Scruff video made me think about youtube and how much I like music at the same time, which resulted in my looking for some video of Don Ross, a mind-blowing guitarist that I had the great pleasure of seeing live about 5 months ago. The following will hold almost no interest for some of my readers. For those who play the guitar, however, it has the same kind of effect on them as that Danny MacAskill video has on cyclists.





It is insane that the only guitar you are hearing in that piece is his. Just one. Gah. Don Ross doesn't look like that any more, by the way. Most of that hair is gone. On stage he said young youtube commenters were telling him he looked like Hagrid from Harry Potter, so he thought it was time for a new look.

Anyway, I thought I would share, because this blog is at least in part a method of sharing stuff that most of my everyday local friends may not find interesting. There's always a like-minded freak who'll agree with me on the good old Internet. Not that you are a freak. I mean all the other freaks that come here. Not that everybody who comes here is a freak... I love that people come here to read my stuff. Even those freaks, the ones that aren't you.



Keep it Freaky,

R A N T W I C K

PS - In the interest of full disclosure, yes, I did watch that other spandex video of the woman in the green jump suit, and the one with the bobsledder splitting her spandex pants. Sometimes youtube is like a car crash... I know I shouldn't look, but I cannot tear my eyes away. We shall not speak of these things again.

6 comments:

Kokorozashi said...

Right now I really wish I could see streaming media at work :D I'll have to remember to check these out when I get home.

Apertome said...

I had heard of Mr. Scruff before ... never been a big fan.

The Don Ross video is awesome, I will have to find some more of his stuff. It sort of reminds me of Andy McKee:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddn4MGaS3N4

Though Andy's a lot more laid back. There are plenty more videos of him on YouTube as well.

I'm not a guitarist, but I am a big fan of lots of different kinds of music, including a lot of guitar stuff.

Lizzylou said...

I remember the bobsled suit splitter... saw that one when I was looking for REALLY old bobsled footage during the olympics.

Rantwick said...

Apertome - Thanks for the link to Andy McKee! Looks like these guys have "candyrat records" in common... I really enojoyed the vid, and will be checjing out some more.

Lizzylou - Although that's not the vid I'm ashamed of watching, I thought I said we would never speak of these things again!

Ham said...

Thanks for Don Ross, in return I offer Martin Simpson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRH27vlxKvo

Rantwick said...

Ham - Thanks, that was really cool too. Ahhh, sweet music.

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