Friday, April 5, 2024

Modern Progressive Art Rock SLIDE SHOWS update...

Instead of trying to make a super long involved and edited documentary series of videos about the history of 

Modern Progressive Art Rock 


which I intend to try to do


I may be able to sooner, make some slide shows which will hopefully take a fraction of the time.

I love and feel it's worth the time/effort, I could be making the slide shows 1st and then do the longer narrative with more images later.

and here's a bone I suppose


Slide Shows showing Chronologically with Release Dates:

-Chapter 1: Pre-2000 which is ballooning to be dozens of albums somehow, lol. But the amount of work doing slide shows seems to be quite less

-Chapter 2: 2000-2004

-Chapter 3: 2005-2009

-Chapter 4: 2010-2014

-Chapter 5: 2015-2019

-Chapter 6: 2020-2024


The biggest thing right now beyond the labor of creating the slide shows with the images including the dates is trying to include some kind of MUSIC.

I want and intend to do narrating over them, but that more likely will be done for the longer story of these.

These are just like a short form doc, and the biggies will be later.

Unsure, it may be based on how much time I have to put into it and how impatient I get. But testing some of the slide shows last night definitely has boosted my motivation even more for this project.

And who knows, if these go well, I could start making these in more regularity about any number of music or entertainment topics.

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Rebranding or New Branding on YouTube?

 This idea has crossed my mind several times recently, and even come to think about it, going back many years.

And it was suggested to me by someone on reddit.

Creating a new channel with a new name, or maybe multiple new channels with new names.

I mean it would mean having to notify all the stuff on Social Media about the changes/new channels, etc, but at this point, what am I really losing? 

I probably would keep all the Social Media accounts, but change the names. 

If I do this, when? I could do it soon, or I could at least wait until a few things happen

a) Finish the THUD tracks videos, which is almost done

b) Finish the AOTY Series of Videos, which unfortunately could be many months. However I suppose I could either 
1) resume those on the new channel

2) kind of skip doing videos for each year, and just publish the lists in here and maybe link or even make 1 video showing the link.


Launch the new channel and my hope would be to put something up about the MPAR slide show thing I've been working on

Launch another channel with the Movies of the Year stuff and my Favorite Movies List

NAMES?..unsure, but I'm brainstorming

more to add later..

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Bullshit YouTube View Count

 






1 View? Really????..sorry, but it showed 20 Views when I got up this morning.

Fuck You YouTube.

edit: now it shows 19 Views.

Someone at YouTube screws around with this, or they update the algorithm to subtract/deduct/reduce Views that are done by Bots or something. Lovely.

edit 2:
now it say 3 Views again. Again, WHAT. THE. FUCK. YOUTUBE?

edit 3:
it happened again






3 Thumbs Up, yet only 2 Views? How is that even possible? Fuck YouTube, but its become assumed.

Part of me at this point hopes nobody ever watches these videos per than I would have 0 expectation.



edit 4: it happened again. Just this morning my new 1985 AOTY said 14 Views, now it says 8 Views.
BOT Views?..fuck



edit 5: the same 1985 AOTY Video shows 2 Views Now, almost 3 days later.

2 FUCKING VIEWS!!!! REALLY YOUTUBE??? You and your highly flawed Algorithm that falsely removes View numbers go can go fuck yourself!



or in the YouTube Studio it shows 3 Views..but 4 LIKES..unreal.



edit 6:
"No Views" 20 hours later. Yeah..I myself viewed it 3 times on 3 different browsers and YouTube accounts.

BROKEN RECORD....








Monday, March 25, 2024

How Great was 1985 for Movies?

 


it may not be the greatest year, or even best in the 80's necessarily. But damn, for me, it waa verry TOP HEAVY especially.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

YouTube Channel Plans as of 3/20/24

 -Finish Kevin Gilbert THUD Tracks Videos;

-All Fall Down

-Song for a Dead Friend

-Kashmir

-Waking the Sun

-Until I Get Her Back

-Extras; Big Heart + Miss Broadway


-Finish Albums of the Year Series
1985-2022 or 2023?

-Minnesota Prog/Art Rock List Video

-Bands/Artists I don't like video(s)

-Continue doing Album Milestone Anniversary Videos (April-December, 9 videos)

-Continue doing 2024 Album Release Calendar Update videos. How many? 5-30?

-Movie Review Videos

-Top 10-50+ Movies of all Time Video(s)

-Movies of the Year Videos once Albums of the Year videos are done

1970? - through 2023? maybe more, depends.

epic list. Unsure how far I will go back, but I would anticipate it being similar to the AOTY videos.


-Random catalog Release Videos..maybe SHORTS for TIKTOK and/or YouTube?

once AOTY Videos are done...2000+ per unlimited really


-React to Top 10 Spotify videos?

-React to ProgArchives names included or missing videos?

-MPAR Slide Show w Voice documentary

..once the AOTY videos are done, this could be a focus. It also will likely be a long, epic amount of work. However, some testing, early examples may be worth sharing aka A Rough Draft sample, etc. More/new equipment? also just using software more extensively

-Psych movies Podcasts on PsychicCrapfest with John

Videos instead of Audio Podcasts, time permitting of course on the Psych Podcast YouTube Channel

-Concert and Event reviews Videos

-Record Store Day Video

-Vinyl/Music Collection Update Videos

Monday, March 11, 2024

10 Years on YouTube Stream Today NOON (Central)

 


Today is the day. Noon Central (hopefully).

I likely will not go over all of the lists in the Stream per time, which suggests I'll make at least 1 separate video with some of the stuff I don't get to.

Oh, and I lost another Subscriber last night, lol. I tell ya..I wish I could get rid of the Subscriber numbers altogether.




Friday, March 8, 2024

The Monkees ROCK HALL SNUB and REDDIT

Reddit Reddit Reddit....

Biggest Rock & Roll Hall of Fame snubs

it seemed to be a pretty good twitter alternative the last few months especially, and I joined the Rock Hall subreddit around the time of the nominations were announced.

But, I make 1 comment about how The Monkees are more FAMOUS than every name included there, and 3 or 4 replied to me proved to be a fine waste of time.

The people who replied clearly are not well informed on The Monkees history and importance. I would guess they are younger and less versed in just pop music that is from The Monkees era or even just pre-90's. Or maybe more so, just not well versed how far reaching and KNOWN The Monkees are among musicians and pop-culture.

But we've seen this how many times?.."they were just a TV Show..fake band..they didn't write their own songs or play on their albums" 

ignorantly uninformed bullshit from countless people.

odd how the 1 reply stated The White Stripes and Outkast, the Nomination Committee member Alan Light, who was just on that podcast Who Cares About the Rock Hall? stated those were the 2 names he brings to the committee every year. 

Is the user on Reddit, Alan Light?..doubt it, but that's odd. as a side note, given how long he's been on the NomCom and what I got from listening to about 1/2 of that podcast, he needs to be removed per Term Limits.


but this video on YouTube discusses this very point about The Monkees influence, which objectively cannot be argued. Those people on Reddit are plain and simply ignorant and uninformed. And while I don't know if there's value in trying to argue with them any more at this point, it does reiterate a larger issue, even beyond just their egregious lack of recognition in the Rock Hall. It illustrates a huge problem with the culture and their ignorance of The Monkees in the history of music and pop culture, the fact they are not even known beyond the show and not thought of to be considered for the Rock Hall.

They don't deserve to be Leif Erickson..but the way history has gone, in 10 or 50+ years, they sadly could be undeservedly. The Rock Hall might not fully change that, but it could help to some degree.

And it would be funny, if they were put in even for Musical Excellence..some crow might be consumed by those uninformed redditors.

Rules

3. Please be civil if discussing who ought to be inducted as to who is already.


Coming from a lunatic who says "THE MONKEES ARE MORE FAMOUS THAN THE LISTED ARTISTS". Gosh no wonder why your fandom is so insanely stupid.


the rules seem to be followed well here, lol (regardless of the fact it's coming from the Creator of the topic).

I decided to instead of replying, to report that. I would question whether much happens given 2 of the other replies were from the Moderators. But this person clearly resorted to name calling and personally attacking me.

But if I had to guess, 1 of 3 things will occur.
-it'll get ignored
-1 of the moderators will contact me about it, unsure how supportive they'll be
-they will remove me from the subreddit, which will speak to how poorly run it is, but at the same time, it would probably be best to avoid anyway.

edit: it looks like the comment was removed. Which is nice, however, the damage is kind of done, so I don't fathom chiming in anytime soon beyond someone bringing up Marillion or Dream Theater, lol.

Also, the 3 links I replied with were hardly "old" from 2021, 2020 and 2018, lol. There are newer posts, discussions, and articles than those, I just was providing a few examples.




Here's just a preliminary list of artists that have cited, covered, or had songs very clearly influenced by The Monkees.

U2

REM

Squeeze

XTC

Smash Mouth

Death Cab For Cutie/Ben Gibbard

Fountains of Wayne

The Sex Pistols

Nirvana

Metallica

The Ramones

The Rembrandts

CCR

Elvis Costello

Rush

Toy Matinee

Bruce Springsteen

They Might Be Giants

Rogue Wave

Incubus

Green Day

Twisted Sister

The Bangles

Frank Zappa

Weezer

Run DMC

Linda Rondstadt

Neko Case

Nickel Creek

Lambchop

Shawn Colvin

Oasis

Ann Murray

Kevin Gilbert - Bio

I've shared this before, but I forget when. Regardless, there's some stuff I want to write or even film on YouTube about this soon. I will try to, but for now, here it is again,


 ”My name is Kevin Gilbert. My album is called Thud. I was born with a piece of J.C. Penny stainless steel flatware in my mouth, and I scratched and clawed my way out of the upper middle class ghetto of San Mateo, California to become the feared yet loved pariah that I am today. I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling buildings and crushing ice. I write award-winning operas and translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees. I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I can cook two-minute eggs in less than a minute. I have been known to remodel subway stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat dispersion. Occasionally, I trade ribald jests with heads of state.

I have written number-one singles for a friend. I am an expert in glass bricklaying, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Brazil. I breed prize-winning clams. I wrote, produced, and played most of Thud in an overgrown home recording facility which I hand-built with money I earned composing innocuous television scores under an assumed name. I pay my bills on time. I don’t perspire. I think reverb is dishonest but sometimes necessary. I, too, have written and produced material for Madonna, and refused to have sex with her. Using only a hoe and a glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from an attack of ferocious army ants. I read ancient Egyptian manuscripts in the original Sanskrit.

I am an abstract sculptor, a master archer, and a ruthless bookie. I once engineered sessions for Michael Jackson and unknowingly offered him a bite of my hot dog. I own many of Burt Bachrach’s instrumental recordings and periodically annoy the neighbors by playing them at a high volume. I sleep only fifteen minutes a night and do so standing up. It is not true that I performed covert operations for the CIA. I think Peter Gabriel was a brilliant artist until he underwent EST training. I am an unselfish lover, an investor in the Chinese stock market, a rabble-rousing herdboy, and an inspiration for freedom fighters everywhere. My dad was a respected physicist, and I changed my name from Kelvin. Children trust me.

After one listen, I can play any song on several instruments. I do not own a television or a blues record. I was the lead singer and chief songwriter of Toy Matinee. I can make extraordinary four course meals using only a spatula and a toaster oven. I believed in and voted for Clinton. I have performed open heart surgery, and I have spoken to Elvis.

But I have never released a solo record.”
–From a self-composed bio, for a PR packet previous to the release of Thud

1983 AOTY Video

 


gonna share this and as many as I can. These AOTY videos seem to be 1 of the only relatively consistent video series that gets (small numbers) of views. Likely per I add 76 tags each time in all Social Media places I can, lol.

Maybe I just make these and nothing else?..then Songs of the Year? Riffs of the Year? Lyrics of the Year?..lol Foods of the Year? Books of the Year? Pets of the Year? Clothes of the Year?

Thursday, March 7, 2024

YouTube Numbers - Murphy Level Bullshit

7:43PM

is my YouTube channel being monitored or audited?

New policy where YouTube removes INVALID Views?

that video has shown 14 Views for at least 2 days. WTF

I tell ya, it's shit like this that may drive me away from YouTube even sooner.




 




Live Stream the other Night


I know there were 5 thumbs up the other day, and just the 1st day/night/morning it at 1 point said 7 and 9 Views.

But why am I not surprised by this?




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You can go Fuck Yourself YouTube.