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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Old-Fashioned? Me? Nope- I Drink Gin, And Love YouTube And MySpace

Time marches on. I've got no use for nostalgia. Check that. I've got the proper use for nostalgia, I hope. But I get tired of old thinkers. I like to acknowledge what was good in the framework of what was possible at the time. And when you look at what's going on, right now, it's much harder to determine what's Good and what's Bad and what just comes under the heading of What's Possible. That's why everybody's always Monday morning quarterbacking people like George Washington or Thomas Jefferson. It's easier when you're in the stands and not on the field. "That's not the way I would have founded the most successful political entity ever to exist on the face of the earth, by beating the then current greatest political entity on the face of the earth. You're doing it all wrong, George and Tommy. My mother's basement or my rent controlled apartment gives me the perspective you two so obviously sorely lacked."

I'm not buying.

These new technologies are a fact, and must be dealt with. If you haven't picked up on it by my endless fascination with YouTube here, I'll tell you straight out: I'm fascinated with YouTube. It's the most democratic of mediums. There's lots of chaff, but what the hell, the things it competes with, in my humble opinion, are getting to be all chaff. I've seen plenty of YouTube. I haven't seen television since the Superbowl.

Look what you can find on YouTube. You can find...jaysus! That's my nephew!:


And look what you can find on MySpace. You can find... jaysus! That's my friend Steve's son and his friends, who might as well be my nephew. And look, he's stolen my little story of his first paying gig and posted it on MySpace without asking. Why, I'd sue, if I wasn't dumb enough to be flattered by their interest in it. Make sure and click on D'yer Mak'er. It's better than the original. And yes, that's them playing the Fox Sports Theme when you open the page. They're really good

Our children. Better than the... ahem... Originals. Yeah baby! Yeah!

4 comments:

Ruth Anne Adams said...

D'oh!! I fell for it again. I get lulled into a false sense of security with your links. Then BAM! I get the big red "Access Denied" from the man keepin' me down.

Seriously...are those fellow related to you?

Pastor_Jeff said...

That's an awesome video!

I especially loved the part where the vest falls off and the barechested young man starts to grin self-consciously. He looks like he has to stop himself from laughing.

SippicanCottage said...

Seriously- The tall young fellow in the Bee Gees video is my nephew.

The second link is to my friend's son's band webpage, and the name of his band is "Scrambled Porn." I'm sure that put the kibosh on your browser. It's quite harmless.

Jeff- I noticed that as people drive by, he integrates them looking at him as part of the act. Priceless. He's a very inventive kid. His father is a superb musician, his mother is an author.

Patrick Martin said...

One can learn from history that the old have always complained about the young, assured that the world is going to perdition once they come of age.

It is refreshing that sometimes the old (by which I mean no disrespect to you, Sippican) are well aware of the glorious nature of youth and can see in advance the great things they will accomplish in their future.