Still yet, the North Korean internment camps get no press. A MASSIVE number of North Korean citizens and their families are imprisoned in work camps - arrested for dissent and other egregious reasons. We think the US has a prison culture? Please. The liberation of North Korea means the release of hundreds of thousands of political prisoners.
I would love to see a playlist of videos that start with, "Good morning, Hank. As you can tell from the gray speckled walls behind me..."
Travel safely, John! Wash your hands and stuff.
The haiku shirt! I've been re-watching the first year of Brotherhood 2.0, and now I really want that shirt.
I would pay for curated or featured content by YouTube staffers, YouTubers, and maybe artistic type people. One or two dollars a month. I really miss the time when going to the homepage meant discovering something that OTHER people like, not just the site's algorithmic suggestions for me.
Broke out that shirt again for Christmas, huh? Fantastic song - I wish I could have made it to any of your Christmas tour dates this year. You'll have to hit Connecticut next year! Anyway, I found this old clip of you and some Northampton sacred harp singers doing two songs at last years CD release show. Do you mind if I post it?
To my mind, Ray burned out content-wise a looong time ago. Beyond the fact that Ray based =3 on a repeatable formula in which he comments on an already viral video - the content of another creator - Ray had complained on his vlog channel years ago about how he was getting bored with the show. That is not my idea of spending five minutes of my viewing time... Is a sentence that only gets understood on YouTube.
John, you must read "How To Keep Your Volkswagen Alive" by Christopher Boucher. It is a book about a man and his son, how the past lives here with us, and how one tune can change the world. It's a story about place, time, happiness and sorrow. An absolute must read. I'd love to have a Nerdfighter book club about it. Thanks!
Years ago, I was a big Dropkick Murphys fan. Listening to them felt different and cool, bagpipes and electric guitars and all that. I remember being excited for State of Massachusetts to come out, but I was kind of let down, because by then, I had discovered The Pogues and other groups that made Dropkick obsolete for me.
Virgil has been an honest dredger for a long time, and Santonio is just getting his hopes up for a little flash. Shame on him! Let's hope Kim gets better soon.
Great stuff Mike, but I wonder if you considered wether the ends justifies the means? In case, I am referring to television being the main mode of transmission for the show. We've a
Great stuff! Glad that the Voice didn't make you take your account down like Idol did to Andrew Garcia...
Hank, I do vote whenever possible, but this will be the first time I ever have the chance to vote in a national election. So one, yay. Two, you've completely ignored the fact that the electoral college system in the U.S. essentially removes the power to vote from individual voters. Not saying I'm not going to vote, but you must acknowledge the fact that none of us vote directly to the presidency.
I'm not sure we should be entirely comfortable with a corporation making profit off of someone else's design off the internet. Like the different nyan cat models as toys? Don't those artists need to be compensated? Well, I suppose that if the internet can freely use copyrighted material, then so
Positive news on TYT? That's actually kinda refreshing. Hope to see that kept up in the future.
Ah yes, just in time to go back to school. Late night Assassin's Creed uploads, snacks, Hankfail. Life is good. I'm excited to see hank play the new Assassin's Creed when it comes out.
Excellent philosophy. It's like the value of slow-made, homemade food versus fast food. A musical experience created through thought, time and experimentation is far more effective and influential than a simple pop tune. Reminds me of Greg Brown's song, "Slow Food." Check that one out... Thanks for another great post!
Pulled my trigger - now he's dead...
(This video and comment section is magical. Pun intended.)
Good stuff Lee. Food for thought and all that. The most important question that surfaces out of massacres and violent crime is simply: Why does violent crime happen, and how can we stop it as a society? I wonder if you'd be willing to do a video about that? I know you think Sociology is a crock, but it is certainly worth talking about. Thanks.
It is a compelling debate. Did this Petra person experience a miracle because she was somehow special? What did she do to "earn" such a gift where the other victims did not? Perhaps more interesting is the question; where does free will play a role in all of this? Didn't God give Holmes the free will to shoot Petra in the head? Does God interrupt the free will of people in special cases? It is, ultimately, a question of: is there a Plan?
Wow. Love this experimental neo-classical stuff. I'm gonna keep an eye out for an album of hers!