Posts tagged video
Posts tagged video
Wow! What an incredibly inspiring video! Of course I have to admit one of my first thoughts was, “Boy I sure do hope that is non-toxic paint.” Regardless, this goes to show what can happen when you treat a child with respect and allow and support uninterrupted play time, instead of electronics!
Just sharing some positivity on this Black Friday… Brought a smile to my face so please enjoy!
This is the last “Lennon and Maisy” post, I promise. I lied. I can’t promise that. I got caught up watching every video the two sisters ever posted and came across this one. Maisy is singing and playing an original song that she wrote and composed all on her own when she was just 5 years old. Incredible.
The Story of Bottled Water. Yes kids, there was a time when all water came from a tap, and we were just fine.
So of course, I saw Ingrid just posted the video on her YouTube channel literally rigth after I sent the post, but you can watch it right here, right now. Enjoy!
Here’s an exclusive link to one of my favorite indie singer-songwriters latest video, ‘Blood Brothers’ by Ingrid Michaelson. Dope video. Kinda jealous. But I couldn’t help but think about her poor skin after all that make-up (which I’m SURE is not eco-friendly)!
I know I’m way late on sharing the “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye craze. I first heard the song when Ingrid Michaelson posted her cover video a few months ago. Then a few weeks ago I heard another cover on the local college radio station saying the band, Walk Off The Earth, used only one guitar to record the whole cover song. I forgot to look it up, and then this weekend a friend shared the video on Facebook, and since it’s pretty amazing, I’ll share it with you too in case you’ve been living under the same rock I have been. After my guitarist Aaron and I watched it, we both felt equally inadequate of our abilities to make good music ever again. But, no worries, we’ll humbly continue to try…
Here’s a little inspiration, and laughs, for your day!
Wow. 4 year old making SICK beats! I can’t believe how good he is…
‘Kony 2012’ Prompts Outrage In Uganda, Future Screenings Canceled - Huffington Post
I watched the viral campaign video last week, and yes, it was rather moving. I was hesitant to share it though, because I didn’t quite agree with parts of it. Since I do believe knowledge is power, I do now encourage you to watch the Kony 2012 video, if you haven’t already, and to do your own research to form your own opinions.
While I believe spreading awareness of an issue is the first step in the right direction, the other “ways to help” that the filmmaker suggested didn’t quite sit right with me. Buying merchandise isn’t going to save anyone’s life, and sending our troops to another foreign war isn’t on the top of anyone’s priority list, especially after finding out that Kony fled Uganda years ago and the people are currently trying to rebuild their lives. Are we really going to start another war in a country we don’t belong in again? I also didn’t love the opening of the video when a child is shown being born through cesarean-section and the filmmaker says something along the lines of “This is how all humans are brought into the world.” Now, I knew what he really meant, but I felt he could have chosen better words for the video he was showing since C-sections have only been around since the late 1800s, and humans have clearly been around longer than modern medicine. But, I digress. There is also a lot of controversy over the non-profit organization, “Invisible Children”, who created the video and their administrative costs being 2-3x more than other organizations.
I can empathize with the people of Uganda who responded negatively to the video, especially if they were not prepared for the “purpose” of the video. I can also empathize with the filmmakers whose marketing strategy, to bring awareness to the issue, is clearly working. I guess I’m still unsure of what is the best stance to take on all of this. On one hand, the issue is being talked about and progress might be made to capturing Kony and stopping any future massacres. On the other hand, when you get the government and money involved, power often precedes peace. As the old-saying goes, “There are always at least two sides to every story, and the truth lies somewhere in between”. For now, I’ll just stick to the power of prayer.
A music video shot by a dog. WHYYY didn’t I think of this?! Kona is jealous and so am I. Hmm… on a mission to think of a super creative idea for my next video. Any suggestions? I would totally give you credit too!