Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanks I (for YouTube)

I can complain with the best of them (and will refrain from dredging up all the past examples of doing so in this space, as not to bore you and/or implicate myself).

Been thinking, though, for this week leading up to the official "Thanks" holiday, I'll refrain from griping and make some "Thanks" lists.

Today, I'm thankful for the all the cool music on YouTube that I can play on repeat at work without bothering my neighbor, as well as crank up for post-midnight dancing in the kitchen.

Especially my most recent top-5ers:

5) Ben Folds covering "Such Great Heights"
Must refrain self from wiggling in chair at :21
when the octave-pounding bass line begins...

"Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"
When the soprano begins her volume swelll at 3:51,
make sure to have your volume cranked by 4:11 to the end
for the orchestral coda.

3) Original theme to the Mary Tyler Moore Show
Maybe it's just the hormones,
but I can't be the only person in the world who chokes up
when the groovy  brass fanfares kick in at :30.
("Love is all around, no need to waste it.
You can have a town, why don't you take it.
 You're gonna make it after all.")

"Hallelujah!" Random Act of Culture -
Macy's, Philadelphia
OK. I want to do this in Boston.
Who's with me?

1) Beyoncé' "Single Ladies" spoof,
featuring Barack Obama
Because politics is so damn serious these days. 
And I have no idea who this dude is.
And how about that butt-slapping at 2:36?
Pretty presidential.

1 comment:

Random Blog Reader said...

Ooh, I want to sing Handel flashmob-style! We'd need a lot of people to balance out my singing voice, though. And might I also suggest some goofy '60s French pop for your next visit to YouTube? Sacha Distel's "Allez Donc Vous Faire Bronzer" is guaranteed to add some sunshine to the day.