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Friday, December 31, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #24

With this being the last day of December, Christmas at Spintown is officially over after this blog post. No more Christmas videos until December 1st, 2011....have a happy New Years!

Super Ugly
Why isn't Leslie Hall the mascot of the Ugly Sweater Store?

Snow Path Prank
This is the only non-music related video I featured in this years Christmas blogs. I laughed so hard I couldn't help but feature it.

The Christmas Song by Dan Wright (Mel Torme cover)

Wonderful Christmas Time by Dante Cimadamore (Paul McCartney cover)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lyrical Venus & Duality

Awhile back 2 SpinTuners (Joe "Covenant" Lamb & Denise Hudson) guest hosted the Lyrical Venus Radio Hour. Heather Miller (another SpinTuner) is the normal host, and does a good job of promoting new female singer/songwriters. This show features other SpinTuners such as Zarni Dewit, Rebecca Brickley & Sara Parsons. You can listen to the show below, and here's a link to the PLAYLIST.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #23

Happy Christmas (War Is Over) by AJ Rafael & Jenny Suk (John Lennon cover)

The Christmas Song by Scott Bradlee (Nat King Cole cover)

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Danielle Ate The Sandwich (Judy Garland cover)

O Holy Night by Taylor Wagner

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #22

Eminem Gift Rapper Song!
Only a few more days of December left, are you guys sick of Christmas videos yet?

O Holy Night by AJ Rafael & Cathy Nguyen

Silent Night by Anhayla Stanley & Daneyelle Boynes

Jingle Bells by Matt Hutchison

Monday, December 27, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #21

A Christmas Song For My Girlfriend
Freedom is the perfect gift to give yourself.

All I Want For Christmas by MattyB, Julia Sheer & Tyler Ward (Mariah Carey cover)

Bed Intruder Christmas Carol
Meme's are invading Christmas...

A Baby Changes Everything by Sabrina Carpenter (Faith Hill cover)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #20

Remember, Christmas at Spintown doesn't end until Jan. 1st.

Merry Christmas Everyone by Matt Hutchison, Kate McGill, Rick C, Ana Free, Craig Bevan, nicolascage09, CheekTV & Hannah Trigwell

Made Of Snow by Chris Commisso

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear by JB Craipeau & Danny Fong

All I Want For Christmas Is You (Christmas Lights)
One of Nick Pitera's friends programmed one of his songs to a Christmas light show.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #19

I Believe by Kermit The Frog & Tiffany Thornton

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by AJ Rafael, Cathy Nguyen, Wesley Magpantay, Roland Garcia & Rolando A. Garcia Jr.

Jingle My BaIIs
Peter Chao has his own version of "Jingle Bells".

Christmas Kitty Song
Steve Cash knows what Christmas on the internet is really about...cats of course. Want more cats? --> "Kittens In My Christmas Tree"

Friday, December 24, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #18

All I Got: A Picture Song
Nice Peter gives you a brand new Picture Song for Christmas.

All I Want For Christmas Is You by Kevin Lien (Mariah Carey cover)

Kickity Christmas Time
Ryan & Evan Kasprzak were 2 of my favorite dancers on "So You Think You Can Dance", and they've teamed up with others for a Christmas rap.

Star Wars Christmas
I'm not a huge Star Wars geek, but I thought this was pretty well done.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #17

Rudolph (You Don't Have To Put On The Red Light)
I rather enjoyed this mashup.

North Point's iBand
"Christmas music using borrowed iPhones and iPads at North Point Community Church." - YouTube video description

What's This by Julia Nunes & Ian Axel (from "The Nightmare Before Christmas")

Drunk On Christmas
Jimmy Fallon sings one of his Christmas songs with John Rich.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #16

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
I decided to make an E-Card including some of my favorite YouTubers. You can head over to Jib Jab to CREATE YOUR OWN VIDEO with your friends & family.

Happy Christmas by Lisa Lavie featuring Lyne Sullivan, Stacy Dudero, Misha Moore, Heidi Jutras, Blair Perkins, Orlando Dixon, Airto Edmundo, Emmanuelle Auger, Laura Broad, Anhayla Stanley, David Choi, Lois Mahalia, J Rice, Maria Zouroudis, Bruce & Daniel (John Lennon cover)

A Very Ke$ha Christmas
Kesha is a stupid name to begin with, it's even worse when spelled with an "$".

This Christmas by DeStorm & Kina Grannis (Donny Hathaway cover)
They were nice enough to offer their cover as a FREE DOWNLOAD.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

YouTube Treasure Hunt #19

Sometimes finding 7 new people to feature each month can be difficult. This month every time I sat down to search YouTube for new talent 99% of the stuff was crap. But I dug & dug...then dug some more, and I found a some individuals I think have some promise. The first person on the list is exactly the type of person I tend to look for. Someone who shows potential in multiple areas, and still doesn't have much of a following. I hope I can get her at least 1 new subscriber (well 2, because I'm subbing her now), and I hope she continues sharing her talents via YouTube.

I normally focus on finding lesser known YouTubers each month, but this month I did so more than usual even. Nobody has more than 500 subs in today's blog.

Unsaid by Jen O'Sullivan (70 subs)

lionwell9 & @lionwell

Zombie Penguin Tango by Lost Alamos: Brian Daniell, Vicki Bynum & Scott Bennett (6 subs)


You by Ricardo Roth (426 subs)


It's Not Me by Natalie Edward (10 subs)

NatalieEdwardMusic & @natalieedward

Far Away by Alexi (103 subs)


Anne by Jennifer Berning (388 subs)
This channel is actually for 2 girls. I suggest you watch Jennifer cover "Fuck You" by Garfunkel & Oates, with her YouTube partner Maria Knoll.

MaryJen93 & @MaryJen93

Piccolini by Rebecca Jane Woodul (6 subs)
It's funny, but I almost featured Rebecca's song "Bloom" last month. And this month, I randomly stumble onto this song.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #15

Dick The Balls
Stephanie Holmes will be getting some coal in her stocking if Santa hears all these dirty words, but I love a dirty girl.

I Saw Three Rogues
"Three smelly Night Elf rogues attempt to kill the Orgrimmar auctioneers, but Ox & gang see them coming. What will they do about it?" - YouTube video description

Jingle Bell Rock by Craig Bevan (Bobby Helms cover)

The Little Drum And Bass Boy by Andrew Huang

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #14

I have some good news to report before I get to today's Christmas videos. I started a new Twitter account (which makes 3 total). For those that follow the songwriting contest, you know I have a @SpinTunes account to give people updates about that. My main account was @Spintown and I was using it for personal tweets & for posting blog updates. Well I just started a @SpinBlogs account, which will only be used to post blog updates. So now if you want to follow my personal account without getting blog spam, you can. Or if you just want blog updates, and don't give a shit about my personal tweets...you can have that as well. Either way, you now have a few options in terms of following me & the blog on Twitter. I'll be changing the links in the sidebar later tonight. Now on to the Christmas videos...

Epic Santa Battle
Santa has some bells...

Silent Night by Venetian Princess

Christmas In Jail by Ernie Halter

Christmas Eve by Danna Richards

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #13

Reindeer by Ein Astronaut, Again Polliwog, Andrew Huang, Arno Ceres, Bailey Sutton, c-van, Carlo Castellano, Chad Dowdell, Christian Farmer, David LeDuc, Dave Rollans, Eric Hullquist, Faireset, Igor Bianconi, Jackie Lopez, Joe Silke, John Gray, Julien Neel, Lauramarie Marek, Levi Warnos, Marty Scanlon, Matt Hutchison, Peru T. Gnar, Natalie St. Clair, Matthew Cody, Nabeel, Tim Harnaschmacher, Thom, Raven Zoe, Rob Michael, Seph Bentos & Twintapes

The First Noel by David Ramos

Joy To The World by Brent Morgan

Christmas Pussy Song
This is a total WTF video...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #12

Christmas With Gwar
Christmas caroling would actually be FUN with these guys.

Deck The Halls by Julien Neel, Julien Neel & Julien Neel

Dancing Santa
This obviously isn't the real Santa, the real Santa doesn't visit Michigan.

A Christmas Trololo
It's a bit strange to see internet memes taking over Christmas...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #11

Christmas, Christmas by Gerald Ko, Jackie Kim & Dennis Christians

Home Alone Remix

Angels We Have Heard On High by David Ramos

Rudolph The Regular Reindeer
The song just isn't the same without the red nose.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #10

Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy
Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly pretend to be David Bowie & Bing Crosby.

Christmas With You by Nice Peter & Dante Cimadamore

Last Christmas by AJ Rafael & Tori Kelly (Wham! cover)

Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer by Matt Hutchison

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pain For Laughs #24

Yeah, it's been awhile, but I finally made a new one. I've actually got another one done, but I'm still not sure if I want to upload it. I got a message on Twitter the other day from a PFL fan. He was wanting me to sell him a signed DVD of the complete collection. Apparently it was to be a Christmas gift for his brother who is also a big PFL fan. I wouldn't feel right profiting from these videos, but I did promise to give the guy a shout out in the video. So merry Christmas PFL fans, and especially to @costlow.

I would really appreciate people spreading the word about the YouTube copy of this video. Especially to sites like GorillaMask & Phun.

These videos generally do pretty well in terms of views over time. I have 3 others on YouTube at the moment, and one of them has well over 300,000 views. The other 2 are around 70,000 views. I also have some on Metacafe, and 2 of them on that site have well over 100,000 views, with 6 others in the 10,000-70,000 range. If you are interested in covering my theme song, or writting a featured track for a video, it will probably be heard by a large number of people. So contact me if you're interested.

You can also find this video on: Metacafe, Daily Motion, Viddler, Veoh, Seven Load, MySpace, LiveVideo, College Humor & Break.

(Update: This video was featured on Phun, With Leather & made it to #62 on YouTube's weekly music chart. The YouTube version was viewed over 102,000 times within it's firt week of being posted.)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #9

Wrapped Up In You
Never heard of this girl until the other day on Twitter. She's a talented young lady.

Christmas Carols You Only Sort Of Know
Nobody knows them cause nobody likes them.

Fairytale Of New York by Matt Hutchison & Kate McGill (The Pogues cover)

Silent Night by Esmee Denters

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #8

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Jason Chen, Gerald Ko, Arden Cho & Ken Salomon (Judy Garland cover)

Fairytale Of New York by Alexa Goddard & Brett Domino (The Pogues cover)

All I Want For Christmas Is You by Nick Pitera (Mariah Carey cover)

Last Christmas by Drew Taborr (Wham! cover)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #7

Santa Is A Gangsta
Nice Peter revisited one of his old holiday songs.

Christmas Food Court Flash Mob
At the 1:06 mark...doesn't that guy look like Ethan from "Lost"?

This Christmas You'll Always Be My Baby by AJ Rafael, Renee Thomas, Jessica Sanchez, Nick Pitera, Jumoke, Chris Cendana, Meghan Tonjes, Laura Song, Jon McSingee & SamDaSinga (Donny Hathaway & Mariah Carey covers)

Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy
Jack Black & Jason Segel...animated...and rockin' Christmas.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Yo Mama

Today's blog doesn't really have anything to do with music, but it's my blog & I typically do as I please here. :p I've long been a fan of the "Ask A Ninja" videos, and I often bait the ninja in the comments section. Well he finally decided to lay the smack down, but at least he hasn't killed me...yet.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

3 Years Of Monsters, Aliens & Geeks

Len Peralta put together a montage of his work & life online from the past 3 years. Some of you may know I've hired Len to make various Flip Faces & 1 Monster By Mail. In total I think I've hired him over 20 times, and I've never had reason to complain about his work. If you're looking for a Christmas gift for someone, a personalized avatar or video would probably surprise them.

You can see my Flip Face around the 3:38 mark in the video, and my Monster By Mail around the 4:19 mark. My dad, mom, sister, brother in-law, niece & nephew are all in the video (I got Flip Faces for my family last year). And you can also see others I purchased Flips for:

"Buckethat" Bobby Matheson
Sammy Kablam
Dustin McLean
Mike "Spiff" Booth
Frank Bell
Kris Mark
Joe "Covenant" Lamb
Sarah LaMantia
Jeff MacDougall
Nathan Wills
Mike Lombardo
Meghan Tonjes
Andy Rehfeldt
Kata Hay
Sasha Young
Sophie Merry

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Guy Who Paints The Lines On The Road

I was watching one of Jonathan Mann's videos the other day (as I often do), and he has been doing fan requests while on a trip. So I made a silly request, just the first thing that randomly popped into my head. I didn't expect Jonathan to use my stupid idea, but he did, and he turned the stupid idea into a good song. Jonathan writes a Song A Day on YouTube, go subscribe to his channel.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #6

O Holy Night by Matt Mulholland

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Joseph Vincent

Silent Night by The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets

Unforgotten by Dr. Lindyke

Monday, December 6, 2010

Song Fight Review: Look At The Sky

The last challenge over at Song Fight was titled "Future On The Road", and I predicted that Todd McHatton would win. As usual I was right (just kidding), and he did pull off the victory. There's a whole new batch of songs over at Song Fight, so I suggest you go pick your favorite songs for the current round. My picks are listed below:

Voted For:
(Right Click "Save As" on the artist's name for a MP3 of their entry.)

Something Happy - I liked it. I expected to smile when listening to this (based on your name), and I did. So I'm not going to say anything bad about it, just well done.

Ajl Anderson - I really dug the music. I didn't care for the lyrics or story telling. I just got bored, and since it's almost 6 minutes long, I suggest cutting it down a bit. The vocal performance was my favorite of this round. You've got a lot of tools in your bag, but I just didn't dig the story...the looooong story.

Scott Gesser - I think this has promise...despite me not being into the story. The hook is catchy, but the recording just sucks. I don't really know what you're capable of, but I look at this being a solid very rough demo.

(Head over to Song Fight to listen to these songs.)

backward binoculars - Very simple music, and you have a soothing voice. WTF moment just after the 2 minute mark? Some of those sound effects just aren't pleasant to listen to. At one point I was reminded of what it was like having a dial up internet connection. I didn't really get the story being told, but as most people find out, I'm the type of person who likes the story to be crystal clear.

Fritzl Family Staycation - Next...

The Dinnertime Boys - Honestly that was very purty. The first 20 seconds I just sat back with my eyes closed relaxing. Then I opened them & saw my player said the song was about 1/3 of the way finished...just when I was expecting...well...lyrics? I know instrumentals are allowed here at Song Fight, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. At least make it longer (TWSS) you tease.

Baker - What the heck is going on in the beginning & from 2:18-2:41? Whatever it is, stop it. The second time it stops very abruptly, which just makes it seem even more weird & out of place. The vocals weren't great, but good enough. My big problem is that there seems to be a lot going on in this song, yet none of them seem to go together.

shamanizer - Why?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #5

30 Christmas Songs In 60 Seconds

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Julia Sheer & Tyler Ward

Three Pairs Of Long Johns On by Bryant Oden

All I Want For Christmas Is To Spend All Of My Christmases With You by Bryant Oden

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #4

I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas by Matt Hutchinson

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by AJ Rafael & Andrew Garcia

The Christmas Song by Kris Mark

Blue Christmas by Rhema Marvanne

Friday, December 3, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #3

Have you ever heard of the Cup Size Choir?

Do They Know It's Christmas Time?
There's a lot of YouTubers involved in this collab.

Christmas Manatee
Maybe I'd like Christmas more, if the Christmas Manatee would skip my house once in awhile.

Baby It's Cold Outside
Katrina Marie & Chris Commisso team up to sing a holiday favorite of mine.

Hello Mistletoe (Goodbye Cold Snow)
Brett Domino made a Christmas music video.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #2

In Bed With Santa by Growing Robots

Breaking Up For The Holidays
Seems like a good idea to me.

Sled Intruder Song by Brent Morgan featuring Justin Pearson

All I Want For Christmas Is You by Rhema Marvanne (Mariah Carey cover)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Spintown's Christmas 2010 #1

It's now December, and Christmas time has officially started here at Spintown. Expect a new post pretty much every day of this month. If I don't have a review or something else to post, I'll be posting Christmas related videos.

Christmas Tonight
I've never heard of Dave Barnes before, but this is a nice little Christmas song. Honestly the only reason I found it is because Jennifer Love Hewitt is in the video. Gotta love Love.

Deck The Halls
Nothing says Christmas is near like a new Pomplamoose VideoSong.

Slayer Christmas Lights Spectacular
I love these videos...as long as they don't give MY neighbors any ideas...

Jingle Bell Boobs
This doesn't really need any farther explaining...