YouTube is a wonderful tool for procrastination, but often aimless surfing can lead to unearthing new genres and artists you never knew even existed. In between these discoveries are lovably offbeat videos of amateur acoustic covers, or rants about pesky day jobs that make perusing the site feel lik ... More >>
St. Charles Community College wins the Internet. In the video "Five Things Every Cat Should Know About St. Louis," Gus the cat adorably explains five of the best things about the Lou. They hit all the St. Louis highlights: Ted Drewes frozen custard, Imo's Pizza, the Cardinals, the Magic House and ... More >>
St. Louis County Police arrested Kenny Suitter of St. Charles County for trespassing on Thursday, October 31, after security at the Hanley Road MetroLink station asked him repeatedly to stop filming. "Photography is not a crime," Suitter tells the three officers who escort him off a train and event ... More >>
The controversial red-light cameras in St. Louis catch a lot of cars running through intersections after the traffic light has already changed -- and sometimes, they capture the resulting collisions. Where are these crashes happening locally -- and how bad are they? American Traffic Solutions, t ... More >>
Is chivalry dead? It doesn't have to be! That is, according to an adorable ten-year-old boy who knows how to be a gentleman -- and is spreading his message of kindness at the University of Missouri. "I may be a kid, but I'm a gentleman in the making," says Cole, age ten, in a video titled "The Ext ... More >>
[UPDATE: The complete lineup is now on page two of this post.] Right now, even as I type this, Weird Al Yankovic is in the midst of a three-hour long live streaming video announcement for this year's Bonnaroo Festival, a four-day event that takes place every year in Manchester, Tennessee. As one wh ... More >>
Yesterday was an incredibly gorgeous day, weather-wise. A certain YouTube user named Ryan Williams captured it by taking a six-hour time-lapse video from his apartment, which appears to lie in the northern part of downtown. Enjoy.
Every sport has its fan-written songs, but in Major League Baseball today, it seems like no community seems to write as many as St. Louis Cardinals fans. And most of them are awful. See Also: - Cardinals World Series Fan Songs: A Remix, A Rally Squirrel And A Career High Point - A Whole New Ballga ... More >>
Black bears are making a big comeback in Missouri. Over the past seven years there have been dozens of sightings of the animals in the Show-Me State, including at least one report of a curious bear trying to join a hunter in his tree stand. In this month's Missouri Conservationist, hunter Daron Wi ... More >>
The 2012 VMA nominees are out, and while there are certainly plenty of big names and obvious choices, there are a few surprises buried in there. Frank Ocean gets a nod, as do A$AP Rocky, Jack White and Regina Spektor. But those are curiosities -- Rihanna, Drake, Katy Perry et. al. get the lion's sha ... More >>
Here's the great and terrible thing about YouTube: If you have an intensely specific desire to see something, like, say, animals riding very slow turtles with an overdubbed hip hop soundtrack, YouTube's seedy underbelly has probably already turned it into a genre of videos with its own playlist. H ... More >>
Yes, we had some of these in the 1990s. Some of them couldn't even hold a guitar.I am 24 years old. When I was twelve years old, and Napster was a real thing and not a horrifying tale RIAA parents told their RIAA children to get them to clean their plate, I was briefly under the delusion that ... More >>
Image via the video, which we will not link to for what should be obvious reasons.Rebecca Black (she of... you know) has debuted her second single, "My Moment." It's way better than "Friday," but still terrible: A totally anonymous Disney-pop confection with a flat hook and mind-numbingly (b ... More >>
These are the facts on the ground, as I see them: First, if a fourteen-year-old boy has ever loved a TV or movie franchise, there will be an AMV (from "Anime Music Video") about it. Second, if there's an AMV about something, half of the fourteen-year-old boys in the universe have synched the ... More >>
It's only been a few months since you got tired of Rebecca Black's "Friday" for the first time, but now the singer and her masterpiece of viral awkwardness are embroiled in what amounts to the first ever viral video label dispute. Following ARK Music Factory's botched attempt earlier this wee ... More >>
Bill S. 978 would make unauthorized streaming of copyrighted content a felony with a penalty of up to five years in prison. Specifically, it would incriminate those who disseminate ("publicly perform" in the language of the bill) copyrighted material ten or more times in a 180 day span. The ... More >>
Image viaLook at them now; look at them now; look at them now--they're subverting implicit stereotypes about race and gender! In the last month, Chris Brown's "Look At Me Now" has gone from a hilarious street single by a disgraced-and-then-undisgraced ex-teen-star to the progenitor of an unli ... More >>
Foodies is a new Web series that mocks...wait for it...foodies. The first episode just bowed, and while the acting is, frankly, terrible, some of the satire is spot-on. (h/t: Grub Street)
Update 3:20 p.m. We've found another video (below) on YouTube that should still play.Update 2:44 p.m. YouTube has removed the video stating it violates the company's policy of showing "shocking and disgusting content." Never mind that if you search YouTube for terms such as "knock out, street fight, ... More >>
Two weeks ago, we told you about the local activists who busted out an anti-Motorola song-and-dance routine at the Best Buy and AT&T stores in suburban Brentwood -- and we posted a video of the performance. That video quickly drew more than 35,000 hits.Last week, however, YouTube unceremoniousl ... More >>
Bring on the St. Louis jokes!A video has surfaced on YouTube of David Letterman's monologue from a 1997 episode of the Late Show featuring an exclusively St. Louis audience. In the video, posted by St. Louis TV and radio personality JC Corcoran, Letterman sings praise for the city, even busting o ... More >>
A few weeks ago, grainy footage of full-band Prince rehearsals surfaced on YouTube. Backed by the Revolution, Prince performs songs such as "Erotic City," "When Doves Cry" and "Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden." The sound quality is pristine -- every fluid groove, guitar lick and falsetto note comes thr ... More >>
Okay, folks. One more time. When you're breaking the law, don't videotape yourself doing it and then upload the clips to YouTube. Why? 'Cause it always comes back to bite you in the ass. As a local auto dealer recently discovered, this rule applies even if -- like James Bond -- you have an exotic ... More >>
Boxee made an announcement this week that makes the idea of ditching cable service for Internet-distributed video a much more tempting proposition. The announcement was a twofer: a new version of their software that provides a cable-box-like interface for Internet video and new hardware that will ru ... More >>
I've blogged about these literal videos before, but YouTube user dascottjr has taken these to a new level with a bunch of really great ones. The Bonnie Tyler "Total Eclipse of the Heart" clip was deleted off YouTube (although you can see a snippet here) and this Crowded House one for "World Where Yo ... More >>
YouTube XL Hulu's launch of Hulu Desktop last week might have been the little extra kick in the pants for Google to announce the YouTube version of the ten foot interface (a ten foot interface is a screen menu system that can be viewed and manipulated from across the room like yo ... More >>
A few months back there was a little dust-up between Hulu and the makers of an Internet video desktop client called Boxee. Boxee is a great little application for navigating videos and other media on your computer or on the Internet onto an interface that's designed to be navigable from ac ... More >>
More YouTube fun: Left Arm at the Kemper Art Museum last Friday, playing "Rock N Roll Stereo" and "Black and Bluetooth." I love posting these local live videos I see on YouTube, so if you played a gig and filmed some -- or discovered a few random ones via searches -- send 'em my way!
I can't believe nobody sent this to me yet: A Spongebob Squarepants version of Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back," as a Burger King commercial. Fabulously twisted. Incidentally, the SpongeBob mash-ups on YouTube are all shades of hilarious. How about "The Final SpongeDown"?
I'm just full of concert announcements today! Robin Thicke and Jennifer Hudson are playing at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 23. Tickets range from $39.50 to $85, and go on sale Friday, March 6. Both artists' videos aren't embeddable via YouTube (ah well), but rest assured the talent gr ... More >>
So, the video isn't embeddable, but last week's indie-rock swap meet brought up so many memories, check out this Boorays video for "Band of Gold" on YouTube. What's the story with this band, scene vets?
Kill time outside of work
In the most recent edition of his made-to-waste-away-your-workday "Links of the Week" series, ESPN's Bill "The Sports Guy" Simmons featured a reader-submitted YouTube clip of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa circa 1998, with the following description: Here's an incredible YouTube find from Tim in Pitts ... More >>
Should there be rules about who gets credit for discovering popular online video clips?
When Randall Roberts profiled Internet radio pioneers Jim and Wanda Atkinson late last year, the proprietors of 3WK Underground Radio still held out hope that a three-judge panel appointed by the Library of Congress might set a new royalty rate that wouldn't put small stations like theirs out of bus ... More >>
In the days since the recovery of Shawn Hornbeck and William "Ben" Ownby, reporters, television personalities and law-enforcement experts have attempted to put into words exactly what they themselves felt upon hearing the boys were rescued. It's an awkward moment every time, as people struggle to di ... More >>
How much should it cost Internet radio operators like Jim and Wanda Atkinson to satisfy your cravings for streaming rock & roll?
Internet-only radio stations take a beating
Internet-only radio faces a shaky future thanks to the grasping hands of the Recording Industry Association of America