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Re: The "Let's Enjoy YouTube While We Can" Thread
« Reply #600 on: June 03, 2014, 01:46:28 PM »
It occurs to me that the title of this thread -- which was begun nearly 8 years ago -- is pretty hilarious now.  YouTube is in no danger of going away.

OTOH, I can't find the "Myspace Is Such A Great Idea It'll Never Be Supplanted" thread.

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Re: The "Let's Enjoy YouTube While We Can" Thread
« Reply #601 on: June 03, 2014, 05:26:31 PM »
It occurs to me that the title of this thread -- which was begun nearly 8 years ago -- is pretty hilarious now.  YouTube is in no danger of going away.

Great minds...I had the same thought when I saw this thread had been bumped up to the top of the Stream of Consciousness board. I think it must have been started around the time Google acquired YouTube and we all figured it would be controlled, censored, and generally watered down to a shadow of what it started out as. Shows what we know!
Let's get right to it.

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Re: The "Let's Enjoy YouTube While We Can" Thread
« Reply #602 on: June 03, 2014, 10:23:56 PM »
It occurs to me that the title of this thread -- which was begun nearly 8 years ago -- is pretty hilarious now.  YouTube is in no danger of going away.
Great minds...I had the same thought when I saw this thread had been bumped up to the top of the Stream of Consciousness board. I think it must have been started around the time Google acquired YouTube and we all figured it would be controlled, censored, and generally watered down to a shadow of what it started out as. Shows what we know!

Youtube doesn't necessarily have to go away to merit heeding the titular warning of this thread --
there are plenty of other fates that may befall it that would markedly lessen its enjoyment.  One
of those is already evident:  the rise of advertisements, both pre-roll and popping up on the videos
themselves.
"Your favorite songs, played beautifully"

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Re: The "Let's Enjoy YouTube While We Can" Thread
« Reply #603 on: January 22, 2016, 10:07:47 PM »

In case you haven't seen it, on the recent Kennedy Center Honors awards show
segment celebrating Carole King, Aretha Franklin tickles the ivories and then knocks
it out of the park on  (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.  A very moving
performance.
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Re: The "Let's Enjoy YouTube While We Can" Thread
« Reply #604 on: March 03, 2016, 03:25:49 PM »

Forget about OK Go.  Never mind Animusic -- check out The Wintergatan Marble Machine.

I'm not sure I want to find out if this is for real or not.  It's so amazing, I want it to be true.
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Re: The "Let's Enjoy YouTube While We Can" Thread
« Reply #605 on: March 17, 2018, 05:03:45 PM »

Just stumbled over Foxes and Fossils, a now-defunct Atlanta-area cover band.

Suite Judy Blue Eyes

Monday Monday

We Gotta Get You A Woman
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Re: The "Let's Enjoy YouTube While We Can" Thread
« Reply #606 on: March 17, 2018, 05:12:41 PM »

A forgotten gem that adds to my opinion that 1971 was the best year for music.  Back in the day,
the whole track would be played uninterrupted on FM radio.

John Sebastian - The Four Of Us (15:57)
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Re: The "Let's Enjoy YouTube While We Can" Thread
« Reply #607 on: March 17, 2018, 07:19:34 PM »

A forgotten gem that adds to my opinion that 1971 was the best year for music.  Back in the day,
the whole track would be played uninterrupted on FM radio.

John Sebastian - The Four Of Us (15:57)

TANC: today is Sebastian's 74th birthday.  And it's funny: his previous LP, John B Sebastian, is near the top of my list of great lost gems -- I adored it in 1970 and it got tons of NYC prog-FM play. And I saw him that August at the "Summer Festival for Peace" at Shea Stadium. But this album did not get anywhere near the same kind of exposure.  I do remember hearing this wonderful 16 min suite a few times, however. Thanks -- that was lovely to revisit.
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Re: The "Let's Enjoy YouTube While We Can" Thread
« Reply #608 on: March 30, 2018, 05:01:52 PM »

Another rare jewel... While Phil Ochs is best known for his protest songs, here he turns
his wit and lyricism to social commentary.  He keenly observes various attendees at a party,
and in the end, no one escapes his scrutiny.

Phil Ochs - The Party (8:00)
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Re: The "Let's Enjoy YouTube While We Can" Thread
« Reply #609 on: July 24, 2019, 05:15:02 PM »

In reference to the title of this thread, I've noticed that Youtube now occasionally plays
two pre-roll ads, and also sometimes runs an ad after a video finishes.
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