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July 23, 2013 12:24 PM   Subscribe

Sad YouTube finds poignant moments in the youtube comments section.
posted by cmyr (17 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

 
I went from an ambulance ride to a hospital to being the most positive ive ever been and im happy. Want to know how? I got a golden retriever puppy and i smoke plenty of herb."

fuck yeah Ellis D.
posted by mannequito at 12:35 PM on July 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


“Memories just pouring in. This was out in ‘76. I was about 7 and I remember, my pops had brain cancer. He would sit in the livingroom with the lights out because the light bothered him. He would sit and listen to this with his eyes closed and I just stared at him, knowing he was going. My mother and brothers were too scared to be in there but I knew I had to take in what I could of him, because he passed a year later. Aah. My pops. Chillin on the sofa in the livingroom in the projects."

- DJ TallChief, "The Manhattan-Lets just kiss and say goodbye.”


AUGH CRYING
posted by showbiz_liz at 12:42 PM on July 23, 2013 [6 favorites]


Wow, from the About:
I almost feel like you could write a Studs Terkel oral history of America culled entirely from YouTube comments on pop songs.

I didn't think I would like this but it's not at all the /b/ point-and-laugh highlighting I expected.
posted by dhartung at 12:56 PM on July 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


Well there went my Tuesday.
posted by stormpooper at 12:58 PM on July 23, 2013


Damn, there's people in them thar tubes.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 1:21 PM on July 23, 2013 [4 favorites]


Interesting how these are all associated with music. Thoreau said: "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them." But with the web I wonder if that might quietly change. Good post, cheers.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:27 PM on July 23, 2013 [4 favorites]


OK I give up, Internet. I'm just going to go listen to Sandy Denny and lay facedown on the couch and cry and cry.

But when I come back you better make with the funny stuff, like uproarious, because I have to function at some point today.
posted by louche mustachio at 1:42 PM on July 23, 2013


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posted by randomkeystrike at 1:49 PM on July 23, 2013


Christ on a cracker, camflex66, could you learn something from Ellis D. and get a puppy named Herb!
posted by wcfields at 2:18 PM on July 23, 2013


Thoreau said: "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them."

Actually, H.D. Thoreau said, "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation," and Oliver Wendell Holmes said, "Alas for those that never sing, / But die with all their music in them."
posted by FelliniBlank at 2:43 PM on July 23, 2013 [4 favorites]


But with the web I wonder if that might quietly change. Good post, cheers.

With enough outpouring of songs and such, most people's music gets lost in the overwhelming din, until sites like this and the reminiscing of raves long past pop up.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:46 PM on July 23, 2013


So great seeing so many of these in one place, I love wwhen one of my humble music uploads gets a comment along these lines. "Hey I remember coming home from school in 1968 and my dad had just bought this 45!"

I was doing alright until Walk Away Renee popped up. After my dad passed, going through his computer we found a bizarre number of versions of that song, and yet not one of us could remember him playing or expressing fondness for it. Could the solution to this mystery be out there waiting in some YouTube comment? The empty sidewalks on my block will never be the same ...
posted by Lorin at 4:27 PM on July 23, 2013 [3 favorites]


Oh wow, what perfect nuggets of sentiment!
posted by Kattullus at 6:22 PM on July 23, 2013


The time is gone, the song is over, Thought I'd something more to say
posted by yoHighness at 7:27 PM on July 24, 2013


“i’m from Sudan, we’re uprising against the fascist government of NCP, i’ve always sided with the peaceful uprising, been arrested and tortured many times, everytime I play this song I think about picking up a gun to join the armed revolution side"
- Zoul4Revolution, "The Clash - Guns of Brixton”


Just...wow.
posted by medusa at 9:11 PM on July 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


filthy light thief: "With enough outpouring of songs and such, most people's music gets lost in the overwhelming din, until sites like this and the reminiscing of raves long past pop up."

hey filthy, what was that raves reminiscing site you were linking to? that link just loops back to this thread for me but I'm interested to check it out.
posted by mannequito at 12:19 AM on July 25, 2013


"I first heard this on the way back from a combat assult into a forgotten landing zone. We didn’t have enough fuel to deviate to anywhere but home, so the cockpit switched to armed forces radio, and this was playing. No matter where I am now, when I hear this song, I’m sitting against the bulkhead in the center of a UH-1D, listening to the whine of the transmission and the whap, whap of the rotor blades as they carry us away from a place where a very dedicated group of young men tried to kill us."

- 09beegee, "Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale - 1967 (Tom Moulton’s Sync Stereo Mix)”

Speechless.
posted by raider at 5:36 PM on July 25, 2013


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