Fear of the things you make

November 30, 2012

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?

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Bad Lip Reading is Good

September 29, 2012

Have you watched it yet or emailed it to all of your friends? I’m talking about Bad Lip Reading videos of course.  For those who haven’t heard of this viral-vid sensation, Bad Lip Reading is a series of videos on YouTube where the audio from a music video or various movie clips is dubbed with humorous voice overs.  Nothing new you would think, but the best part is, not only do the new words fit the character’s mouth movements, but most of the voices actually sound similar.

Personally I like the movie ones and political ones the best.


The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

September 18, 2012

We at the blowhole all majored in English and writing so we know a thing or two about adaptations..I love what  the wonderful writers of this series have done in this totally technological and modern version of Pride and Prejudice. Mike, they took that idea i had and did it way bigger and better using facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube (of course) and tumblr to tell a completely updated version of the iconic Victorian novel. The video are entertaining by themselves but add in all the extra that social media can offer and you get a fully immersing experience of a beloved book. AWESOME! Check it out- you won’t regret it.

Thomasa


A Singing Obama- Call Me Maybe

June 22, 2012

Someone put a LOT of effort into piecing this video together, and I enjoyed it.

 


A Nerdy Proposal

December 23, 2011

The Occupy Movement

October 19, 2011

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%?

Thomasa


Youtube Spotlight Meghan Tonjes

October 14, 2011

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.

Thomasa

PS.

You can get her original albums here!
http://www.dftba.com
http://www.meghantonjes.com
http://www.meghantonjes.bandcamp.com

Or follow her:
Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/meghantonjes
Myspace- http://www.myspace.com/meghantonjes
Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/meghantonjesmusic
Project Lifesize- http://www.youtube.com/projectlifesize
Second Channel-http://www.youtube.com/meghantonjes
Dailybooth-http://www.dailybooth.com/tonjesml
Tumblr- http://www.meghantonjes.tumblr.com


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