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The Gospel of YouTube according to y2karl
December 4, 2006 12:19 AM   Subscribe


 












Holy fucking shit.
posted by joshuaconner at 12:22 AM on December 4, 2006






Well, at least this means I don't have to think about what post I'm gonna write for the contest.

Good work, y2karl.
posted by armoured-ant at 12:23 AM on December 4, 2006


Hallelujah, y2karl is in the house!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:25 AM on December 4, 2006




This is just great! Many thanks once again, y2karl!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:39 AM on December 4, 2006


See Matt, this is what happens when you offer prizes. People make insanely useful posts. I miss pissing elephants.
posted by allen.spaulding at 12:44 AM on December 4, 2006


y2karl, thank you. You are going to heaven.
posted by MinPin at 12:49 AM on December 4, 2006 [1 favorite]


well done.
posted by casconed at 12:53 AM on December 4, 2006


Best Metafilter post ever!
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:11 AM on December 4, 2006


Oh my god, there go my evenings this week. Fantastic stuff, y2karl, thank you!
posted by ZaphodB at 1:18 AM on December 4, 2006


I want to see your links to vintage porn, Karl.
posted by pracowity at 1:19 AM on December 4, 2006


Once again, Karl is blatantly vote whoring!

and once again his superb post makes it all worth it!
posted by Pollomacho at 1:28 AM on December 4, 2006


*gob smacked*. best. music. post. EVAR. will be stuck here all week A1111++++++ Thank You - my day job is not important enough to ignore this.
posted by adamvasco at 1:29 AM on December 4, 2006


Absolutely brilliant post. Should be required linking every time AtheistFilter rears its head.

I hope you don't get so caught up in playing with your Wii that you stop digging up stuff like this.
posted by felix betachat at 2:01 AM on December 4, 2006


what joshuaconner said!
posted by anonaccount at 2:09 AM on December 4, 2006


I might as well bring out the Johnny Cash videos floating around the tube, which I was saving up:

Redemption (with speech)
Redemption
Sunday Morning Coming Down
These Hands
No Need to Worry, with June
Johnny Depp, Iggy Pop, Bono, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Keith Richards, and the Dixie Chicks in God's Gonna Cut You Down
Drive On
Hurt, of course

from the movie
Johnny Cash: American V trailer/documentary thing
Johnny and June on the Tonight Show
Thousand Miles Behind Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, with commentary
The TNT Special

Not exactly religious, but why not...?
Might as well get the embarrassing rendition of Oklahoma Hills out of the way.
Bonanza, Fife Feet High
Big River
Home of the blues
Me and Bobby Mcgee -- "freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Doing my time
Walk the Line
Walk the Line
Get Rhythm 1982
Ring of Fire
Tennessee Stud
Jackson with June
Darlin Companion, with June
Folsom Prison
Long Legged Guitar Picking Man, with June
It Ain't Me, Babe
If I were a Carpenter
A Little Harmonica Fun
Where Did We Go Right?
Cause I Love You
Tall Lover Man
Girl of the North Country with Bob Dylan
Ghost Riders in the Sky
I walk the Line
Ghost Riders in the Sky
(more on youtube via rennert70)

And to end,
Delia's Gone
and....
Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog, with the muppets :-)
posted by honest knave at 2:47 AM on December 4, 2006 [1 favorite]


Awesome post, Y2karl. Btw, for more on the Dionysian, read Nietzsche.
posted by honest knave at 3:13 AM on December 4, 2006


Btw, for more on the Dionysian, read Nietzsche.

This post is a birth of tragedy?
posted by Colloquial Collision at 3:19 AM on December 4, 2006


Excellent post. Thanks, y2karl!
posted by Colloquial Collision at 3:25 AM on December 4, 2006


This post doesn't get a thumbs-up until we bring on the Umm Kulthum links. No siree.
posted by mykescipark at 4:11 AM on December 4, 2006


Man, and December is only just underway; how much better than this can it get? Thanks too much, y2karl.
posted by FelliniBlank at 4:55 AM on December 4, 2006


Colloquial Collision: Possession, Suffering, the Blues, "it all coheres!"
posted by honest knave at 5:31 AM on December 4, 2006


Oooooh, I want Umm Kulthum links too! Gimme!

See, we're all spoiled now.
posted by intermod at 6:12 AM on December 4, 2006


Colloquial Collision: Possession, Suffering, the Blues, "it all coheres!"

Okay, well I guess that makes sense. Considering ancient Greek choruses were part of the plays, which were part of a religious festival honoring Dionysus.

mykescipark did you mean this Umm Kulthum?
posted by Colloquial Collision at 6:30 AM on December 4, 2006


Great great post y2karl. Nice timing too, I just read a Sam Cooke bio and have been listening to the Soul Stirrers for the last coupla weeks.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 6:36 AM on December 4, 2006


Jesus Christ on a cross.
posted by Kwine at 6:52 AM on December 4, 2006


Oh, I finally got to y2karl's last post in this thread, which ties into The Birth of Tragedy reference from honest knave's comment. So now everything makes sense.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 6:53 AM on December 4, 2006


Amazing. Thank you so much.
posted by sklero at 6:55 AM on December 4, 2006


I might as well bring out the Johnny Cash videos floating around the tube, which I was saving up:

Although I love it, I've never really been able to explore gospel as much as I'd like to. So my first thought on seeing this encyclopediac collection of links was 'I wish that there was somebody like realcountrymusic who could post a similar collection of classic white country gospel stuff'.

I did try to search for a clip of the Louvin Brothers to illustrate this, but no such look. The best I could do was The Carter Family.

Alternatively, you could have the Dresden Dolls butchering Satan is Real -- which I suspect might be preferable to Metafilter's atheist hipsters. ;)

I do miss the posts of realcountrymusic.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:55 AM on December 4, 2006


Sister Rosetta makes me believe in God.
posted by booth at 6:56 AM on December 4, 2006


felix betachat: "Absolutely brilliant post. Should be required linking every time AtheistFilter rears its head."

Agreed. I'm an atheist myself, and sometimes my rationalism blinds me, leading me to ignore the enormous amount of absolutely phenomenal art that people make as a consequence of their religious impulses.

Any phenomena that can produce the kind of music that these clips link to has got to have something good going for it -- even if that fact eludes me a lot of the time.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 7:02 AM on December 4, 2006


Awesome!
posted by caddis at 7:24 AM on December 4, 2006


You know, Y2karl, a Wii only costs $250 dollars.
posted by Bookhouse at 7:24 AM on December 4, 2006


I really enjoyed this, as I did y2karl's last post on cult music. Y2karl is obviously extremely knowledgeable about music (gospel or otherwise), has very expansive tastes and clearly put a lot of thought and effort into structuring this post. But, I hope this doesn't start a new meme on MeFi, where less talented people than y2k will start grouping some youtube videos together and submit them as a valid FPP.

Might make sense to think up some new jargon to try to circumvent this sort of thing? Like, don't try to do a YTubeKarl, you're just not good at it. Just a thought.
posted by psmealey at 7:26 AM on December 4, 2006 [1 favorite]


This is delicious, y2karl! One year at a music festival, my husband and I poked our head into the "Gospel Tent" and didn't leave until the last choir was done. This music, when performed live, is a physical force. It's astonishingly powerful. I almost became a believer.
posted by jrossi4r at 7:40 AM on December 4, 2006 [1 favorite]


See also:

Black Gospel Quartets

PopMatters - Sunday Singing: The Black Gospel Quartet

And DoveSong has a substantial mp3 library, divided into Traditional Black, Traditional Southern and Traditional Mountian and Bluegrass .
posted by y2karl at 8:20 AM on December 4, 2006


Omigod, you have *got* to get to 2:25 in the Dixie Hummingbirds "Our Prayer for Peace." They start singing about Kennedy's assassination at 1:35, but it kicks into the stratosphere at 2:25. Wow.

Anyone else want to help sort through y2karl's beautiful mess? And am I the only one who regularly wishes YouTubers would include even minimal info about the clips they post/pirate? The gospel would be spread even more if folks would mention where the clips come from.
posted by mediareport at 9:13 AM on December 4, 2006


keeerist! are you suddenly unemployed, y2karl?
posted by five fresh fish at 9:41 AM on December 4, 2006


You are on a roll my friend. Keep it up.
posted by mike_bling at 9:46 AM on December 4, 2006


Most of the clips come from various episodes of a syndicated 50s and 60s television show called TV Gospel Time, which was distributed via 16mm film prints, from which film prints, VHS and DVD copies have been made as the various technologies appeared. From the prices asked and examples posted to YouTube, these are very popular and are evidently considered extremely collectable. TV Gospel Time was hosted at one time by Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Upon review: Hardly suddenly, fff--and, actually, consider this is part of my MefiJob search. I'm in UR internets, researching yer Topix!!!111 and hoping the Lord will provide.
posted by y2karl at 9:49 AM on December 4, 2006 [1 favorite]


PS. And don't forget to Get On Down With The Stepfather of Soul!
posted by y2karl at 9:55 AM on December 4, 2006


If you find a way to make web search mastery pay, please email me details...
posted by five fresh fish at 11:01 AM on December 4, 2006


This is just...perfect.
posted by LeeJay at 11:26 AM on December 4, 2006


oh god (pun, intended)
That will kill the rest of my working day.
posted by carmina at 11:36 AM on December 4, 2006


What a blessed motherlode - thank you thank you!
posted by vers at 2:09 PM on December 4, 2006


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