I am a huge fan of programmer-turned-troubadour Jonathan Coulton’s folk/pop/geek song writing skills, and I’m not the only one. Graphic artist Jarrett Heather created a jaw-dropping-ly brilliant animation video for one of my favorite JoCo tunes, “Shop-Vac”:
While dropping the kiddos off at school this morning, a particularly awesome Irish tune came on to 107.1 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I had never heard it before so I fired up Shazam on my iPhone and it identified it as “From The Back Of A Broken Dream” by the band Flogging Molly. Not only that, it found a video on youtube so I could share it with you. A nice way to start the day.
Here’s my first upload to [http://youtube.com|youtube]. Yeah, I know, welcome to 2005.
Happy New Year to everyone.
As my first post of 2007, I thought I would share a favorite video from youtube. This embodies everything that is good about web 2.0. It’s made by a guy in Norway that has either way too much time on his hands or he’s a prodigy. Either way, it’s an incredible demonstration of this new wave of communication, allowing worldwide connections. It’s great fun to watch.
The only problem is that for every gem like this on YouTube, there are 99999 lumps of coal. That’s why the rating systems and popularity tracking are so important.