Category Archives: Video

The Old YouTube Disappearing Act

One of the things that I really love about YouTube is that you can find just about any and everything that you could image looking for. As much as I am not into Christmas music, considering I hear so much of it at the mall on the nights that I work at the kiosk during the holiday season for the past couple of years,

I did enjoy this version of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Jimmy Fallan, Mariah Carey and The Roots. It managed to find itself on to YouTube pretty darned quick, that is one of the reasons why I like YouTube.

As I’ve said before, one of the things that I don’t like about YouTube is that these wonderful videos can and do disappear, more often than not at some point. Some songs I have spent a good amount of time locating just the right version with the best audio possible and gone to listen to it and Badda Boom, Badda Bing it is forever gone! Man that just burns me up.

I’ve gone back to re read some of my previous post that had an YouTube video embedded in it and all there is now is an empty black box, which I’m sure Google doesn’t much care for and I’m probably being penalized for when they do their quarterly ranking sweeps. I’m guessing I should delete the whole post but I really hate doing that.

The Robots and Man

Robots seem to be in all the latest movies we see. Whether it is the Terminator, or transformers, these living machines dominate the box office. Although the movie versions of these machines have far greater capabilities than anything we have to date, it may not be long before they greatly increase their operational capability.

Many advances in the field of electronics are leading designers to believe that the age of robots is near. The Sci-fi fantasies may soon become true. I look forward to the day when a robot will be able to do my laundry and clean my house. Until then, I’ll have to do it myself!

Sci-fi robots

Robots In Today’s Anime World

Bottle or Tap

I came across an interesting article today that described some of the differences of bottled water versus tap water. I had always thought that bottled water would be cleaner and safer than tap. Little did I know that is not always the case? It turns out that tap water is regulated much more thoroughly than bottled.

The EPA has strict guidelines for tap water and almost no guidelines for bottled. I would hope that everyone would check out the safety of their water by contacting one of the many agencies that give information about your water. Safety should always be a first consideration.

John Cassese The Dance Doctor of Los Angeles

Most people around here are familiar with John Cassese who is known as the dance doctor of los angeles. It was a sad day for New York when John Cassese up and moved out to the west coast. And he has been kept busy ever since that day giving the good people in the L.A. area all types of dance lessons. He is now best known for training couples who are preparing for their wedding and has choreographed many a original dances for all types of occasions throughout his career.

He now has several DVDs available with a complete series of swing dance instructional videos, also wedding videos that feature the fox trot, the waltz as well as several salsa combinations. If and when I ever get married you can bet that I’ll be turning to this professional dance instructor for his help with several dance options.

fancy footwork going on here

The Doctor of Dance on the West Coast

Internet Radio

My daughter was playing the radio the other day. She likes to listen to music while she does her chores. I thought she had a mixed tape in, but it turns out she was on an internet radio site called Pandora. We took a break and she showed me how it works.

You can “create your own station” by typing in the name of a band you want to hear. They then play songs by similar artists that are in the same venue. I decided to try it and made my own station with a band I like. I was happy hear the results, and soon I was rocking down the house!!

Up until now I have been depending on YouTube, which has it’s good points, but has a few things that drive me totally nuts, so I’m pleased to hear and learn about Pandora. I have been adding songs/videos to my YouTube Playlist for several years now and it really irks me to find so many of them have been removed, with no warning, and not even a way to find out what song/video it was that needs to be found again or replaced. That just drives me up the wall. I hate being left in the dark about anything and YouTube is getting good at doing just that.