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Cool Geek

4080 gets humorous

It’s not often that we publish posts on humour-related topics (unless you count Twice’s recent musings on Vanilla Ice and Shaq), but this update from Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish reminded me of my favourite Youtube video of all time, “Gabe and Max’s Internet Thing.”  Check it out:

Fax us your email address now! Priceless. Anyways, turns out Gabe and Max are launching their own online talkshow. Check out episode 1, which features them in similar, but also slightly altered roles:

Music Politics

Bhutto’s daughter gives her a rap tribute

The daughter of slain former Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto decided the best way to honour her memory was by releasing a YouTube rap video.

It’s getting some airplay over in Pakistan, and is actually kind of touching.  The BBC has a pretty detailed report about the whole video.

“Shot in the back of your ear, so young in 54th year, murdered with three kids left behind, a hopeless nation without you, you are in all their hearts,”

Some pretty intense lyrics, but fully worth a listen and the production value isn’t that terrible (at least in terms of the beat), though someone seriously needs to remaster the whole thing.

Cool Geek

The rebirth of music videos

Everyone has been saying that the music video is dying.  MTV has, in the past decade, essentially given up on it.  Now we see MTV and Muchmusic and VH1 and all the others focusing way more on other programming.  We get awful ‘dramas’ like The Hills, or people hurting each other (Jackass).  Hell, even The Real World, or My Super Sweet 16 are enough to make you long for the days of cheesy midi keyboards and hilarious fades.

Either way, I think you’ll all appreciate the new MTV Music site:


There are more than enough videos on there to keep you busy.

Then again, you could probably find most of these on Youtube anyways.

Geek Music

Make your own music video channel

If you’re sick and  tired of not being able to watch all the music videos you can handle, Tim Bormans has the solution for you.  He’s scripted a little mashup between Last.fm and YouTube that will try to match music videos with your Last.fm listening tastes.

All you have to do is head over to the site (try clicking here) and enter a Last.fm username.  If you’re looking to try it out, feel free to enter ours (4080records).

It’s definitely not a perfect fit, for example, when you do enter our username, you get all kinds of dope hip hop, but somehow they slipped in a couple of Gwen Stefani videos that I don’t quite understand.  So unless my boy fu-quon has some explaining to do, I think the script isn’t quite perfect.

It’s also possible for you to just search for an artist and just get served up with a continuous playlist of their videos.  Not bad.

[Source: Lifehacker]


Free music via YouTube

Lifehacker has again pointed out a pretty awesome technique for getting music.  YouTube has long been a source of pretty solid music and often it can be from some pretty unknown artists.

You can also find some pretty mainstream tracks if you are interested.  Just head on over to YouTube, find the video of your choice, then copy and paste the link to that video.

Go on over to FlvTo, paste the link and voila.  Free mp3.

Not that we endorse any kind of piracy, but it’s definitely the only way to get your hands on some of the original tracks on YouTube, that haven’t been released in any form.  Still, we wholeheartedly believe you should support the artists you like, so just keep that in mind.


How To Making The Beats

Anyone who has ever done a Youtube search for anything remotely similar to the phrase ‘beat making,’ or even ‘mpc,’ or ‘producer’ knows that there are literally hundreds of videos of dudes (unfortunately, the world of beat making is dominated entirely by males) explaining how to make beats. The vast majority of them are terrible, but some of them are really, really good.

For a list of the better ones, check out Music Thing’s list of the ‘10 greatest beat-making videos ever (Or, you know, today)‘ and ‘10 MORE greatest beat making videos ever’.

Or, if you don’t have the patience to spend two minutes reading (basically, if you were born anytime after about 1978), watch this video featuring the amazing cardboard ’empeec’:

PS: I remember watching a hilarious spoof by some German dude several months ago, but I can’t seem to find it. If anyone knows what I’m talking about, please send me a link.