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Current YouTube Fixations
September 12, 2006 12:03PM
Seriously, how awesome is YouTube to relieve boredom?

Just this past week I found a tremendous performance of Peter Perrett doing "Woke Up Sticky" from 1996. I consider myself a fairly insane Only Ones/Perrett fan and I'd never seen this. It's maddening to me that a guy could disappear for 15 years - reappear and make such a strong record, and then...........disappear again.

Also, digging lots of Joy Division who must be one of the most fascinating bands to watch play I can think of. Everyone is so focused on their role - riveting stuff.

If that's not enough someone posted the entire 20 minute film "Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe" , which indeed is Werner Herzog fulfilling his promise to eat his shoe if Errol Morris completes the film "Gates of Heaven". It's really something to see.

Re: Current YouTube Fixations
September 12, 2006 08:11PM
I second the YouTube endorsement. I have to stay away from it at work or I'll never get anything done.

A buddy of mine sent me links to the performances by the Monks from German TV. Pretty amazing:

[www.youtube.com]


I'll have to look for the Perrett clip - I'd love to see him in action.

Re: Current YouTube Fixations
September 12, 2006 10:05PM
Here's the Perret clip from '96 - sorry should have included it with my original post.

Enjoy.


[www.youtube.com]



Post Edited (09-12-06 19:10)
Re: Current YouTube Fixations
September 14, 2006 06:22AM
Focus-Hocus Pocus
Osmonds- Crazy Horses
Devo-Are You Experienced?
Zappa in Helsinki
off the top of my head
Re: Current YouTube Fixations
September 14, 2006 12:16PM
I've seen some pretty amazing stuff on YouTube, like the Rolling Stones Rice Krispies commercial, the Monks on Beat Club, Patto, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and a short on how 78s were recorded & made using a Duke Ellington recording session. It kinda reminds me of the early days of MTV, but better in that instead of wading through a bunch of crappy videos, you can choose what cool stuff you want to see & if you can find something there by an obscure band.

However, one thing that's in the back of my mind is how long will this last, especially hearing how various media corportaions are using or have plans to use YouTube to promote their products.

Re: Current YouTube Fixations
September 18, 2006 11:23PM
I sure wish someone would put up the Tom Verlaine video from the album Flashlight. I can't remember if it was Bomb or Cry Mercy Judge. Saw it one time on MTV so it's gotta be out there somewhere.
Re: Current YouTube Fixations
September 14, 2006 06:27PM
There's so much copyrighted stuff there; it's only a matter of time before it gets some heat.

The Online Guitar Archive survived for years until just recently.

Re: Current YouTube Fixations
September 18, 2006 12:47AM
last night we saw eddie grant's electric avenue and love tractor's swing your partner.
i missed out on most videos except if they came on on late night t.v. i am still curious about funny ones that people who had cableitold me about, like silicon teens, blotto, joe king carrasco, and the slickee boys who got all their friends who owed them money to make 'when i go to the beach' into a video.
Re: Current YouTube Fixations
September 18, 2006 01:46PM
slickees - [youtube.com]

blotto - [youtube.com]
[youtube.com]

Also - Either R. Stevie Moore or someone else posted a whole bunch his video experiments and live show appearances recently - [youtube.com]

Good stuff

Re: Current YouTube Fixations
September 19, 2006 02:32AM
thanks for the youtube footwork. it felt good to see the slickees.
Re: Current YouTube Fixations
September 19, 2006 03:14PM
Re: Current YouTube Fixations
September 20, 2006 01:52PM
That was from a SNL Halloween show duing their bleak (unfunny) period in the mid-80's. I remember seeing it and thinking how silly it was to see the slam dancers. It seemed so staged. Even the abrupt ending seemed planned. Many years later, I saw Fear and Lee Ving still seemed proud about that appearance. During the encore, he yelled how they were the only band to "shut Saturday Night Live down!"

Re: Current YouTube Fixations
September 20, 2006 04:28PM
That SNL Halloween shop w/Fear was actually broadcast in 1980 or '81, just after the original cast left and before they relaized Eddie Murphy had talent (Charles Rocket was a member of that particular cast). Heff was right, it was unfunny & NBC was about to cancel it before turning to Eddie Murphy. Also, the guest host for the Fear Halloween show was John Belushi.



Post Edited (09-20-06 13:28)
Re: Current YouTube Fixations
September 20, 2006 07:45PM
One of my favorite guilty pleasure power pop favorites from early MTV:

The Hilly Michaels video for Calling All Girls.

Talk about the ash heap of history, never thought I'd see that again.
Re: Current YouTube Fixations
September 20, 2006 08:37PM
Hilly Michaels! Now there was a guy with a disappointing second album!
Re: Current YouTube Fixations
September 21, 2006 04:10PM
Pretty cool that he merited a TP entry. Gone but not (completely) forgotten.
Re: Current YouTube Fixations
September 23, 2006 02:26AM
The Fools-Psycho Chicken
Re: Current YouTube Fixations
September 23, 2006 03:14AM
Organisation Ruckzuck
Re: Current YouTube Fixations
September 24, 2006 02:45AM
The great Beijing punk band Hang On The Box:

[www.youtube.com]

[www.youtube.com]

[www.youtube.com]



Post Edited (09-23-06 23:46)
Re: Current YouTube Fixations
September 24, 2006 12:32PM
There's a great XTC promo for Oranges and Lemons that features a history of the band done with sock puppets, and Andy and Colin's voices. You can also find the gig where Andy started the show, but staggered off because of stage fright. Watching old Sparks appeareances on Beat Club and Top of the Pops is fun, as well.
Re: Current YouTube Fixations
October 02, 2006 06:52AM
Outline - Cicada That Ate Five Dock (1980)
Re: Current YouTube Fixations
October 03, 2006 05:30PM
Today, Snakefinger:

[www.youtube.com]

Re: Current YouTube Fixations
October 04, 2006 10:13AM
I'm very angry with You Tube for being so fantastic. Today I wasted two whole hours watching Borat and Ali G when I should have been doing something else, seeing as I'd just gotten home from spending 10 days in jail. I mean, take a bath or something. Eat. Drink. But NO. I sat on my ass in front of the computer and watched You Tube. Started out with Mystery Science Theater's shorts, then gravitated to Borat. Then somehow, 'in his prime' Marc Bolan /T Rex footage.

Crackwhore only for music on You Tube,
Patrish
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