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WOTE: A Fairytale of New York and YouTube
IT’S fantastic how more and more people are using the Internet to start and build their careers. It gives a strong indication of what the online public wants, it creates entrepreneurs and employment and it gives us more variety and choice when spending time on the Internet.
YouTube specifically is becoming the most impressive stage for career launching. Look at someone like Ray William Johnson who basically creates YouTube videos about YouTube videos and gets millions of views within days. He has a full production crew, merchandise, a charity and cool hair.
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Tagged Ellen DeGeneres Show, Entertainment, Fairytale of New York, Gianni Luminati, Gotye, Gotye parody, internet, Ray William Johnson, Sarah Blackwood, Somebody That I Used to Know, The Key of Awesome, Walk Off The Earth, web 2.0, WOTE, youtube
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SINCE writing an article on music therapy and discovering all the wonderful benefits that music can have on the brain, I have begun listening to all sorts of lyrical delights. I am also making an effort to see more live music as this can have the best effect on our brains and psyche. One of my current and favourite musical styles, however, is acapella. To put it crudely, acapella is a musical style performed without instruments – usually by a choir group. To put it more academically, here’s a description from Wikipedia:
Acapella music is solo or group vocal singing without instrumental sound, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. In modern usage, acapella often refers to an all-vocal group performance of any style, including modern pop/rock.
This particular acapella group hails from Slovenia. They’re quite a talented bunch of vocalists that, in my opinion, do a sterling job of Toto‘s great hit Africa. The talent of their beat-boxer is also something to behold. The Perpetuum Jazzile video now has over ten million views. I’m responsible for just over half of that. It’s a great listen that may even put a tear in your eye. Enjoy!
Perpetuum Jazzile singing ‘Africa’ by Toto
If you enjoyed that acapella music group singing Africa you may find the following article interesting: Music Therapy: Tune in and chill out
Here’s a little extract:
MUSIC has the power to play on our moods, fine tune our brainwaves, pluck at our heartstrings, and unite entire nations under song. It has even proven to have a positive effect on livestock. We all know the effects that music can have on reducing stress and promoting relaxation, but music itself is becoming increasingly popular in the modern medical industry — a concept being dubbed as “music therapy”.
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Tagged A cappella, Acapella, Africa, Africa by Toto, happy Friday, Happy Friday Videos, music, Music Therapy, Musical ensemble, Perpetuum Jazzile, Slovenia, Toto, Toto Africa, Toto Africa video, video
VIDEO: Human silhouettes take shape behind the silver screen
I’M so inflexible that I can’t even touch my toes without experiencing pain and agony. Others are double-jointed and can make shapes by wrapping their legs around their shoulders. These super humans below are something else, and can make the most incredible shapes using just their bodies. Below is a one minute video clip of what the human body can do in unison with others. Prepare to be wowed.
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Tagged body art, happy Friday, Happy Friday Videos, human body, human movement, Human shapes, Human shapes video, human silhouettes, Hypermobility, silhouette art, silhouettes, video
FANTASY FILM: Doraleous & Associates
Doraleous & Associates is a fantastically humorous video series started by The Escapist at the beginning of 2010. Its first season recently concluded with the 24th episode. If you are not yet familiar with the show, below is the first episode of season one. I personally find it to be a great little video break during the working week (usually Friday afternoons), but you should appreciate it if you are a fan of fantasy, digital animation, Doraleous and great wit-filled humour. Enjoy!
Doraleous and Associates is written and voiced by the very talented crew of Nate Panning, Brent Triplett, Bryan Mahoney, Jon Etheridge and Tony Schnur. Drawn and Animated by Brent Triplett and Jon Etheridge. See a new episode every Thursday at Noon (Friday mornings for South Africans) only on The Escapist.
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STAND AS ONE: The unofficial Fifa 2010 World Cup song
THIS is the South African 2010 World Cup song everybody is talking about. FIFA and SAFA have not yet backed this track, so it’s creators have decided to take the melody to the people. The foot-tapping beat is called “Stand As One” and after I listened to it it gave me tingles down my spine. Any feedback and comments will be passed onto the creators. Otherwise just enjoy it!
Come on Dance! As we blow our Vuvuzela!!
“Stand as one” 2010 Fifa World Cup Song
Title: Stand as One
Artist: Martin PK
Producer: David Campos
PR/Marketing: JP van der Spuy
Related video: Proudly South African
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Tagged Bafana Bafana, Cape Town, Durban, Fifa 2010, Fifa song, Fifa World Cup Song, football, Gauteng, johannesburg, Martin PK, proudly South African, soccer, South African, Stand as One, Stand as one lyrics, Vuvuzela, World Cup, World Cup Song