essentially that people won’t like the things you make and by extension not like you. Ever feel like that? This video has gone viral over this month and tons of people have responded. What do you think? Do you often have a hard time making or doing the things you love because you’re concerned that other people won’t like or understand it and that because of that they might no longer like or understand you? What keeps you from just doing the things you like to do without worry or fear?
Someone put a LOT of effort into piecing this video together, and I enjoyed it.
Ok so i’ve been watching the news lately…wait, let me stop fibbing- i’ve been watching the Philip Defranco Show
Phil is pretty much how I get all my news because it’s the only form that doesn’t fully depress me.. anywhoo
I’m interested in what you all think about this “Occupy Wallstreet” thing. It’s spreading all over the world now and yet it still feels kind of like a haphazard blockparty. I agree with the idea of protest. When things are not fair you should fight, not just for your rights but for the rights of everyone. But what is it exactly that this movement hopes to accomplish? What are the demands?
In all other protests and strikes ( at least the few I can think of off the top of my head) there was some clear bad guy–some unfair government or terrible dictator or unjust law; I think Newsies when I think of strikes and protests; God do I love that movie, Christian Bale in that movie absolutely rocks, but I digress. Unfortunately, in this case what seems to be the ‘bad guy’ is the world that we have created for ourselves. No one and everyone is at fault yet almost everyone suffers. Plus, in the those cases there was a clear desired action that could solve the problem, Change the law, overturn the dictator, make the big boss stop over charging the little guy; here the answer, the necessary action, the solution, is more complex than that.
I do like to see some of the images coming out of this event– like this one.
It’s nice to see something besides people being beaten and such by the police.
So, yeah, the world kinda sucks right now and maybe this occupy movement is just peoples way of letting the big wigs know that things need to change even if no one is sure about how exactly to do that. Maybe coming together and talking about what is wrong makes us feel better even if nothing substantial comes from it. What do you think? Is there a point to the occupy movement? Are you one of the 99%?
Oh yep you guessed it–it’s time for another roaring edition of the Daily Blowhole’s Youtube Spotlight. This time we feature renown Youtube musician Meghan Tonjes.
Meghan Tonjes, youtube channel name Tonjesml, is a talented 25 year old American Singer Songwriter from Michigan. She created her Youtube account in February 2006 and she currently has over 150,000 subscribers. She has uploaded over 370 videos to date and is known in the Youtube universe for her hauntingly beautiful original songs and (better than the original) covers. She posts a segment call Request Tuesday, where she takes suggestions from her audience for which covers she will perform next.
Her mashups or medleys are also pretty great.
Along with being pretty wicked on the acoustic guitar, she uses unconventional instruments to accent her songs and videos, things like a comb, a bottle of water, silverware, and a container of cookies. Meghan’s talent hasn’t gone unnoticed in the non internet world either. She was featured on the Ellen Degeneres Show a little more than 7 months ago. She deserves the recognition because she is a person with pure talent and the voice of an angel.
She was signed to DFTBA Records, the record label co-owned by Alan Lastufka and vlog brother Hank Green. Thanks to DFTBA Records many talented Youtbe Musicians, like Meghan Tonjes, now have the opportunity to produce and share their music on a much larger scale than they could have on their own.
Megan is just recently coming off of her fall tour but you can get her Debut Album “Be in Want” now on ITUNES.
In addition to her music, Meghan is the Monday member of Project Life Size, a Youtube collaboration channel for the celebration of full figured women and really just self acceptance and love. A place to be told that you are beautiful and to find other girls and women who have similar interests and become friends–aww ain’t that great! You should definitely check it out.
So you’ve just got your crash course in all things (or most things at least) Meghan Tonjes so go comment, like, subscribe, and share.
Or follow her:
Project Lifesize- http://www.youtube.com/projectlifesize