Sunday, March 6, 2011

Youtube love.

OK. So, I've never really been a big Youtube-er. I have a channel, but I've never once posted a video. I'd of course seen the big ones- Potter Puppet Pals, Charlie the Unicorn, Muffins (still one of the most terrifying things I have seen in my entire life)... But it wasn't until a few months ago that I really started loving Youtube. Because, if you look around, there's some really good stuff on there. Really, really good.

I love funny videos. Two of my all-time favorites as far as funny goes are Niel Cicierega (although some of his stuff I would not recommend) and Julian Smith. Especially Julian Smith. I have seen literally every one of his videos. And I would recommend that you do the same.

So. Here are a couple of funnies.

1. Julian Smith - Hot Kool Aid

Oh yeah, real mature.

2. Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise

Because you haven't already seen this 200 times.

3. BBC's Walk on the Wild Side - Episode 3

This one is for my friend Anna, who finds this video much funnier than I do. :)

I like watching videos like this, but some of my favorite Youtube channels are musical. Two of my very favorites right now are Sam Tsui/ Kurt Schnieder, and Christina Grimmie. They are so talented. And they both seem to perform songs that I just happen to love, especially Sam and Kurt. Sam and Kurt are on iTunes, too. I just bought all of their songs last night. Unfortunately, Christina Grimmie hasn't made it there yet. She doesn't do as much real recording as they do. Oh, by the way, most of the stuff that they do (both channels) is covers of other songs (and they're often better than the originals, just sayin').
Here are a few of them:

1.Jar of Hearts by Christina Perry- Sam Tsui cover. 

They are so good.

2. Miley Cyrus Medley feat. Christina Grimmie.

This one is actually from Kurt's channel. He wrote the medley, did the instrumentals, and produced the video. Even though it's not actually from her channel, it's one of my favorites of her. The recording quality is better since they did it, and I also like it because... well, she makes these songs sound good. I actually like them. As opposed to when Miley Cyrus sings them...

3. Just a Dream by Nelly - Sam Tsui and Christina Grimmie

Okay. So I actually don't really like this song. But when I saw it- Sam Tsui and Christina Grimmie singing. TOGETHER. I almost died. And, again, the song actually sounds OK when they're singing it. They're so cool. And Kurt Schneider is an amazing pianist. He's also a really good singer, as you shall see below.

4. I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie - Kurt Schneider cover 

The intro is a little long... he probably says "like" almost as much as I do. He sounds a lot like Michael Card (except better. Sorry to any huge Michael Card fans out there.) 

Well. I hope you've enjoyed these as much as I do. You should go search "Sam Tsui" on iTunes right now and buy all of his stuff.

Do you have any favorite Youtube channels or videos? Please share!



Anna said...

I LOVE Sam Tsui/Kurt Hugo Schneider. They're awesome. Have you seen Kurt Schneider's music battle with Jason Bruene (I think that's his name), because it's really funny! You should check it out!

And the BBC Funny Talking Animals shout-out is much appreciated! :)

Emilyann Of Iowa said...

I seriously do NOT understand the Hot Kool Aid, haha. It's disturbing.

And I wonder how Christina Grimmie's hair sticks up like that? ;) haha, she's ok. You're better.

❉╬▓rooke said...

When it comes to funny videos... wow. You're so much like me! I love Charlie the Unicorn, Julian Smith, Neil whatawhata, etc. :D