Sunday, June 21, 2009
100th Post Spectacular!
Sorry, I didn't have time to make a nice graphic for my 100th post :)
On May 12, 2007, I made my first post on this blog. My goal for this blog was to post about things I enjoy, goofy things I owned or found, and throw some technical stuff into the mix. And now, here I am at post 100. I can't believe I made 100 posts about crap. I mean it's all crap if you think about it. Crap I found in the trash, crap I found in the thrift store, and crap that I recorded myself. The scary thing is I probably have enough crap to make a few hundred more posts!
Truth be known about this blog, there are actually three unposted entries which make up the 100 count. One was a notice about a glitch due to Putfile.com, one was taken down by me, and one is unfinished. I've made one of them public in celebration of this special occasion. You'll have to search through the blog to find it though :)
Anyway, I decided to make my 100th post about reflection, memories, unposted stuff, and I'll toss in a new Public Access video too.
Henrietta & Merna
If for some reason you haven't seen this video yet, click here to watch.
Here's some screenshots on the success of the video. Two are of the youtube honors this video recieved (for one week and one month), one is a viral video chart, and one is the massive amount of email notifications I recieved. I had between 25-40 emails per day regarding this video when it was at it's peak. It ALMOST made it onto MTV, and it has been requested for use in a film festival (which I turned down). I seriously didn't think this video was going to go viral, but strange things do happen! As far as I know, Henrietta & Merna still aren't aware that they've become stars of the internet! Maybe I should track them down and interview them. If you do a Google search for 'Henrietta Merna', you get pages of sites that have linked the video.
This video has caused me to reserve public access videos for the next two Christmasses. They're just as messed up, and they'll be a real treat come the holiday season!
A spin-off of Classical Gas Emissions was created, and it's also quite good. If you haven't checked it out yet, go read Bizarre Stuff from Germany. I love Dkostuj's subtle humour about his findings.
I've had a couple of things removed from Youtube. I knew it was inevitable since most of this crap is questionable content. The first item that was banned from Youtube was the video I made for the creepy hypnotist guy. I'm not sure if it was the audio or if it was the images of women looking at themselves in the mirror that caused it to be removed (and gave me my first account warning.) Nevertheless, it was re-posted on Houndbite without the video.
Speaking of Houndbite, the second item that got banned was my first attempt at playing with Microsoft's Songsmith. The Tom Jones song turned out better, but the first one I did was Sherry by The Four Seasons. It was banned due to the conflict between Warner Music Group and Youtube. If you'd like to hear Songsmith's rendition of Sherry, You can now listen to it here!
The first post I made included the video "Whacha Gonna Do When You Run Out Of Gancha" by Mental note. They played another song which I haven't posted until now. If you ask me, it was even more disasterous than the first one. The special effects aren't very special, the microphone was broken, and the singer... well, you'll see what's wrong even if you can't hear him.
So, in honour of my 100th post, here's Mental Note with some untitled instrumental thingy. WARNING: If you are epileptic or are prone to seizures, DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO!