Here are many videos of songs from the Rise Up Singing songbook
, a song reference book described as a large collection of chords and lyrics to folk songs, topical songs, children's songs and rounds as well as some showtunes and country, rock and blues songs all meant to be sung aloud in groups. It's a pretty invaluable resource to songleaders, and useful for anyone who likes to sing with friends or strangers.
Rise Up Singing is most useful when you already know the tune, which is where ALL THESE VIDEOS come in:
posted by aniola
on Sep 12, 2014 -
Started years ago
as a joke puppetry project (previously
), Fish in a Sweater
has developed into a quality series of comedy shorts
featuring roommates Chestnut, Tumble, and Fish as they navigate their mostly ordinary lives. The first episode is "Joyride"
(YT link), in which Chestnut deals with a police encounter.
posted by Pwoink
on Sep 8, 2014 -
The Fast Show
summary from Wikipedia:
The Fast Show, known as Brilliant in the US, was a BBC comedy sketch show programme that ran from 1994 to 1997, with a special in 2000 and 2014. It was one of the most popular sketch shows of the 1990s in the UK. The show's central performers were Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Simon Day, Mark Williams, John Thomson, Arabella Weir and Caroline Aherne. Other significant cast members included Paul Shearer, Rhys Thomas, Jeff Harding, Maria McErlane, Eryl Maynard, Colin McFarlane and Donna Ewin. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome
on Aug 30, 2014 -
It was loosely structured and relied on character sketches, recurring running gags, and many catchphrases. Its fast-paced "blackout" style set it apart from traditional sketch series because of the number and relative brevity of its sketches; a typical half-hour TV sketch comedy of the period might have consisted of nine or ten major items, with contrived situations and extended setups, whereas the premiere episode of The Fast Show featured twenty-seven sketches in thirty minutes, with some items lasting less than ten seconds and none running longer than three minutes. Its innovative style and presentation influenced many later series such as Little Britain and The Catherine Tate Show.
In this video edition of Chad Smith's interview series, the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer sits down with his old friend, Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard, to talk about their early days on tour together, their attempts to form a "jazz odyssey" band, producers Rick Rubin and Brendan O'Brien, and a whole lot more. A jam-packed, laugh-filled hour-long chat.
posted by hippybear
on Aug 29, 2014 -
have come a long way since Kandy Fong's
first proto-vids/slideshows in the 1970s-1980s. Vidder lim
provides a great example of how far the form has come. Her recent Marvel Cinematic Universe vids Expo
(Iron Man), Marvel
(MCU), and Time
(Captain America 2) are gorgeous examples of vids at their best. [more inside]
posted by yasaman
on Aug 26, 2014 -
Janet looks at 89 dicks. (SLYT)
Janet, who has never seen a dick pic, is presented with a slideshow of 89 such pictures. This video is of Janet's reactions. (SFW visuals-wise, but contains close to four minutes of Janet saying "dick" and describing "dicks" over and over.
posted by DirtyOldTown
on Jul 30, 2014 -
It’s a standardized room.
"Like Diet Coke or iPhones, American rooms are a kind of product, built as quickly and cheaply as possible to a standardized specification. " Article describing the standard American room as viewed through youtube videos.
posted by amitai
on Jul 30, 2014 -