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YouTube Show and Tell

Aug 10, 12:13 PM · from the mouth of Tyler

I’ve got a fun idea. Find a YouTube video that you think it cool and post it here. To embed a movie, just copy the “embed” code on the YouTube page you’re on and paste it here. It’s that easy.

Here’s something I just found. It’ll knock your socks off. It’s an acoustic guitar rendition of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by this guy named Eric Roche. I’ve never heard of him before now, but apparently he was an Irish finger-style guitarist who died in 2005 of throat cancer. :( He also had a great rendition of Van Halen’s “Jump”. Click around and you’ll find it.

Okay, your turn! :)


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  1. Tyler responds with:

    Okay, I’ll go again!

    I think I posted about this last year, but now that we have the ability to embed videos, I’ll post it again. I’m really into this guy Andy McKee. I downloaded his album from eMusic and it’s beautiful. He’s got the most amazing style of guitar playing I’ve ever seen, with his string tapping and percussion and everything. And all self-taught too! As far as I can tell, he’s roughly our same age.

    By the way, it looks like it isn't QUITE as easy to embed as I thought. To embed in a comment, you need to write your comment, hit "submit", and then go into Textpattern and edit your comment, and THEN paste in the embedding code from YouTube. That's what I had to do to get this one up.

    · Aug 10, 02:16 PM
  2. Iak responds with:

    Sadly YouTube is blocked for me at work. :(

    · Aug 10, 03:21 PM
  3. Tyler responds with:

    Well between Jake not being able to get YouTube at work and the general craziness associated with the end of the summer that’s preventing anyone else from participating (especially with two school teachers among us), perhaps we’ll resume this game in a couple of weeks.

    For now though, I think I’ll mention my latest idea for a homebrew: Earl Grey Pale Ale. Sounds darn good, don’t it? I actually tried something similar a few years ago… I infused a few tea bags of green tea into a brew. It was really good, but quite subtle. This time, I think I’ll use a high-end loose leaf Earl Grey tea, in much greater quantity. I’ll probably steep the tea at the VERY end of the boil, to maintain its delightfully bright character.

    It makes perfect sense that this should work (although I’ve never heard of anyone putting tea into a brew before!). Earl Grey is flavored with oil of bergamot, a Mediterranean citrus fruit. There are beers on the market that are flavored with citrus like lemon and orange (Blue Moon, anyone?). And black tea is actually similar to wine in that it includes tannins and has a slightly bitter taste. Yup, I think it’ll work nicely.

    Maybe I’ll wait a couple weeks for when Andy comes to visit over Labor Day and brew it with him. That’ll be fun! :)

    . . .

    Okay it’s been about an hour since I wrote all that. I’m getting myself psyched up about this idea. I just designed the label for the bottle. First time I’ve created the label before the beer, but oh well. Here it is:

    Looking forward to getting started!

    · Aug 17, 01:21 PM
  4. Iak responds with:

    Niiiice… I can’t wait to try that one. :)

    · Aug 17, 05:33 PM
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