Posts Tagged ‘video’

Genius YouTube Idea

// July 13th, 2010 // 475 Comments » // Internets, Lesbian

I just uploaded my first ever cheesy fan music video to YouTube (embedded below, but I warn you, very cheesy and probably of interest to NO ONE I KNOW) and was struck by an idea as I carefully entered all my disclaimers about “I don’t own this content blah blah blah”.

Why doesn’t YouTube allow uploaders to enter in the video copyright holder and enter in the audio copyright holder? Then those copyright holders could be notified and approve or disapprove the use of their material. If they approve, they get a portion of the Google ads proceeds from the video or can place in their own ad eg “buy this video here” or “watch more of this here”.

YouTube sort of does this by automagically detecting songs and putting in the iTunes link (I was quite impressed that it correctly identified my soundtrack) but why not give the uploaders the opportunity to do the right thing and the copyright owners the chance to make some money and promote their products in new ways?

Just a thought… and now the cheesy video!

The Specials Are Pretty Special

// February 23rd, 2010 // 404 Comments » // Disability, Moviesandtv

If you haven’t seen the web series “The Specials” yet, you should check it out! It’s a reality show about five housemates with developmental disabilities living together in a share house in Brighton (four of the five have Down Syndrome).

It’s hilarious! I like Sam the best, he is really out there. Here’s one of my fave episodes where he falls for the Lady Boys of Bangkok:

The Specials – Episode 3 from KADA Films on Vimeo.

I think it’s great to have something like this that shows people with disabilities just going about their regular lives – socially, romantically but NOT medically. The creators are trying to get money together for Season 2, so support them any way you can!

My Viral Video

// February 3rd, 2010 // 142 Comments » // HomeMovies, Internets

Just discovered that this YouTube clip of mine has had 32,000 hits thanks to Jan commenting on the ram, “They’re very horny, aren’t they?”.


Harry: The Bathroom Sessions

// January 27th, 2010 // 394 Comments » // HomeMovies, Kids

Recorded these performances from Harry a few weeks ago while doing the morning bathroom routine. Watch and be amazed!

Chinese Song
In Australia, kids learn a second language from the first year of school. We got a choice of three and Harry picked Chinese (the other two choices were Vietnamese and Arabic, pretty cool huh?). Here’s Harry doing a Chinese song. I have no idea if a) this actually is Chinese and b) what on earth he is saying, but I like it!

Dinosaur Song (Crash, Boom, Thump)
After the success of the Chinese song, Harry followed up with another song that he learned at school. A very spirited rendition with scary actions!

Hoedown Throwdown
For his final number, Harry chose a cover of a popular track by Miley Cyrus. Archie has been obsessed with this song and for a couple of MONTHS we had to have it every morning in the car on the way to school. (We’ve moved on to “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift now – yes, Archie is a TWEEN!).

Traumatising Children With Sarah Haskins

// January 23rd, 2010 // 1,317 Comments » // Internets, Kids

Harry has been greatly affected by the accidental viewing (on his mother’s iPhone) of a Sarah Haskins podcast. For those not familiar with Sarah, she does a weekly biting satire of US commercials aimed at women on various topics, “Target: Women”.

Here’s the podcast in question:

Lessons Harry has learned from this video:

- “My boobs are jealous of my butt” is the most hilarious phrase ever uttered and should be repeated at 5 minute intervals throughout the day. Or “Stupid butt!” is an acceptable alternative.
- Calling someone a “super hot sex babe” is also very funny
- Husbands are idiots
- The “digestive system” is something to be feared, especially when lying in your bed late at night, as it may crawl in and attack you at any moment with lightning bolts

Yet another reason you shouldn’t let your 6 year old near your iPhone.

Goodbye Kate McG

// January 20th, 2010 // 1,217 Comments » // Music

Very sad today to hear of the death of Kate McGarrigle. I have been a fan of the McGarrigles since the late 80′s when I discovered them while working at Radio Active. Truly great musicians and of course Kate’s wonderful genes also gave us Rufus and Martha Wainwright.

Here’s a clip of Kate, Rufus & Martha all performing together 6 weeks ago in London. I cried most of the way through it for some reason!

RIP Kate.

Jack Of All Trades

// July 7th, 2009 // 461 Comments » // Moviesandtv


Great article about a very interesting documentary currently screening at Palace cinemas nationwide. Jack Charles is a critically acclaimed Aboriginal actor and also a junkie and burglar, and this young Melbourne chap spent seven years filming him.

Liking this Aussie online magazine, The Blackmail, too!

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Posterous Video Experiment

// July 6th, 2009 // 137 Comments » // HomeMovies

Download now or watch on posterous

20090101122204.mpg (31220 KB)

I am testing out my new Posterous account by sending it a video and seeing what happens! Theoretically it should post to my blog, Twitter and Facebook all at once.

This video is of our resident blue tongued lizard, Gerald.

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A Childish Response

// July 6th, 2009 // 206 Comments » // Gaysville

So great to see the fight for marriage equality get started in Australia in earnest. There is a march on Saturday August 1st in all Aus capital cities which I have written on the calendar. Everyone, come along!

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P.S. Here is another one:

Bare essentials of safety from Air New Zealand

// July 3rd, 2009 // 345 Comments » // Culture

Amusing new Air NZ video that will now be shown as their air safety presentation on all flights. I don’t know what’s funnier, the body paint or the full on NZ “eccents”!

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