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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.

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.