Looking For Old Videos

Does anybody know of any shows that come on now, that will have old videos on them? I know VH1 does that little 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s thing, where they will show small clips of some older videos. I would like to see the whole video and not just clips. Does MTV or VH1 or maybe some other music channel have shows that come on, and just show the old videos.

I would really like to see some of the early 80’s videos. The one about “I always feel like, somebody’s watching me.” I think it’s by Stonewall or something like that. One Night in Bangkok is another video I would like to see again. Remember the guy from General Hospital, that sang Jesse’s Girl? I like that song and so many more from the 80’s.  Please be sure to let me know of any shows that come on weekly, that might show some of the older videos. Please give me a time and day, and I am East Coast Time, in the USA.

3rd Best Video Ever

Only 3 more videos remain in the top 10 video countdown. I have been releasing the top 10 music videos ever and now we come to the 3rd spot in the countdown. This video really rocks and is one of the best videos I have ever seen. This is my 2nd favorite group with only the guys from Guns N’ Roses getting a slight nod over these guys.

Now imagine this, what if you were blind, deaf, had no arms and legs and you couldn’t even speak? You could just imagine how that might feel and just how lost you would be to the rest of the world. This video shows you how that person might feel.

3rd Best Video Ever

Great video!

This is the song One by Metallica. Metallica’s One is one of the most popular songs they play when the band is on tour. It was the 4th track on the album And Justice For All. The song was written by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich in November of 1987. The song made it’s way on their 1989 album and has been a big hit every since.

All the fans of Metallica and the music world got to see the debut of this video on MTV. It was shown on January 20, 1989 and the video had raving reviews right from the start. There is parts of a book and movie that you see in the video and the name of that movie is Johnny Got His Gun, which was also the name of the book too. Metallica bought the rights of the movie, so they could use it in their video for the song One. 3 videos were made for One and the one above is the best version. The other versions were shorter and one of them didn’t even have any scenes of the movie in it.

The band didn’t have any of the bright colors and flash like a lot of the heavy metal bands did in the late 80’s. They chose to do this video mainly in black and white and the band was just at a warehouse performing. You can see two of the band members playing ESP Guitars. The bass player is seen early in the video plucking the strings with his fingers and near the end of the video the bass player has a pick. Not sure if that was an error in the video or just the way Metallica wanted to shoot the bass scenes. This was a typical Metallica video in the way it was shot and had that “Metallica feel” to it.

The video was ranked 38th on MTV’s Greatest Videos Ever and finished number 7 on the greatest guitar solos in a song by Guitar World’s Greatest Guitar Songs. I have to give this video much more respect than just a 38th spot and this is definitely one of the top 3 videos of all time!

Congratulations to James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Jason Newsted, and the drummer Lars Ulrich for making it to the 3rd spot in this video countdown! A song that was written 20 years ago is still going strong.

Vick Gets More Negative Press

Michael Vick continues to get negative press. The talented quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons has been a magnet lately for bad press. Now it appears that a home that Michael Vick owns was raided on suspicions of drugs in the house. They found dogs that were being mistreated. The dogs looked like they had been used for fighting purposes. Which is illegal in all 50 states, and is a felony in 48 of them.

Michael Vick was suspected in the pass for fighting dogs. It’s not sure what evidence or information was ever collected on them suspicions. Now with a house that he owns is housing such dogs. Makes the suspicions a bit more stronger. This attention hasn’t escaped the animal rights activists either. They have sent Falcon’s Owner Arthur Blank a letter asking for them to suspend Vick for this latest episode.

Now Vick is scheduled to take part in the 2007 NFL Draft this weekend with a tribute to the tragedy at Virginia Tech. Him and former HoKie and current teammate D’Angelo Hall was expected to take part in this. It’s not sure if Vick will now participate in this. It probably wouldn’t be good for the families of Virginia Tech who might be tunning in. To have a guy that is alleged to be fighting dogs, to pay tribute to such a tragedy. This would be in bad taste, and I could see Hall and former NFL star Bruce Smith doing this by theirself now. It’s not like Michael’s younger brother would be a better choice either. Even though Marcus Vick was a star at Virginia Tech too, he has gun charges on his record. So it appears the Vick Family are not angels when it comes to off the field duties. Even though both brothers are very talented on the football field.

 

Digital Frames

Since we have the technology today to take pictures with our digital cameras or even our cell phones. There really isn’t a need to process films like we use to do. We can now take them digital images, and put them on a frame! We can display our digital pictures througout our house, or even put one on the office desk.

Digital Framez is a company that can assist you in that area. They can help you get them digital pictures you have, and display them on frames. This is a great service they offer. It is going to be so popular to the family members that like to show off their kids or grandkids. Or perhaps just showing everybody thier pet on a digital frame. We no longer have to put our pictures in albums, and let them set around collecting dust. Taking our digital pictures and displaying them on frames is going be the new way of storing our pictures.

A digital photo frame has endless possibilities of what you can do with it. You will find so many new ways to show off the grandkids, kids, family, your house, cars, pets, and even those vacation pictures that you take every year. So if have a digital camera or cell phone that you have been taking pictures with. Look at digital frames as a great new way to show them pictures off to everybody.

Spyware On the Computer

It seems everyday I run my different spyware programs, and everyday they find something. I’m no computer expert, and don’t know how to keep these little boogers out. I just know they keep showing up on my computer.

It is important that all computers have a spyware remover on them these days. You can find a few pretty good ones on the internet. These are free to download too. You can look at avg, spyware doctor, adaware, and search and destroy. Even after running one of these, you can go back with another one, and it will find something too. So having more than 1 spyware remover is a good suggestion.

Now anti-virus programs. Again, it’s good to have this on your computer too. Just don’t have more than 1 though. 2 of these type of programs will be battling each other. So only get 1 anti-virus program, and feel free to have more than 1 spyware remover. They say you get what you pay for, and in the case of spyware removers, it might be true too. I notice the ones I pay for (in some cases) will find more stuff on the computer. Look into finding a good spyware remover, if you don’t have one already.

NHL Playoffs In Hotlanta

Well there hasn’t been hockey playoffs in the city of Atlanta since the Flames left town in the 70’s. At least I think there was playoff hockey in Atlanta then. I wasn’t old enough to remember it. I did hear the Flames were good in Atlanta. So I assume they were in the playoffs.

Now comes a new dawn. The Atlanta Thrashers will host the New York Rangers tonight in the first playoffs ever, for the Atlanta Thrashers. This will be a seven game series, and who will win it, is anybody’s guess. Both teams look solid, and something will have to give. The New York Mets were just in town against the Braves, as the Braves took that series 2 games to 1. So once again, the big apple and the peach state will square off in a sporting event in less than a 1 week period.

There is certainly a buzz in the Atlanta Area, with the Thrashers getting ready to lace it up for the first time in post season play. There’s no telling what type of pregame ceremonies they might have in store for the fans. When you get a bunch of rednecks from the South togehter to host a Northern Event, anything can happen!

I am going to go out on a limb and say the Thrashers will take this first game against the Rangers. I will pick Eric Belanger to be the game MVP for the Thrashers. I think it will be key for Belanger, Jim Slater, and Pascual Dupuis to step up and contribute to the stars like Kovaluchuk and Hossa. So let’s drop the puck here in Hotlanta and see what the boys from the South have in store for us!

Someone Sing Jingle Bells with Me!

Will someone please sing Jingle Bells with Alisa Apps? That is what she tries to do in this video she has at You Tube. Alisa Apps is a uniquely talented singer and song writer and she tries to spread the Christmas spirit at one of the busiest shopping districts there is. Her good gestures take place at the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade and you won’t believe the people she runs into. She had a hard time at first, but soon people warmed up to her charm and she was able to get a few notes of Jingle Bells on camera.

Will Someone Please Sing Jingle Bells With Me?

A few people seem to be in the Christmas Spirit?

Now Alisa Apps has recorded this over at YouTube and she would like to hear other YouTubers singing the Jingle Bell song. She is asking everyone that will, to upload a video of them singing Jingle Bells and leave it as a video response over at YouTube. Get in on the fun and get those videos up today! Start showing your Christmas Spirit and let’s hear that Jingle Bells tune you have up your sleeve!

~~~JINGLE BELLS; JINGLE BELLS; JINGLE ALL THE WAY…~~~

Top 10 Videos of All Time!

Yes, I am going to bring you the top 10 videos of all time over the next few weeks. I have a unique criteria for selecting my top 10 videos. The videos have to be good, unique, interesting, funny, or something that grabs your attention. So that is one thing I am looking for. I am also going to be showing two videos for 1 artist that might have had 2 solid videos, but none of them were a top 10 on their own. So an artist that put out two solid videos could earn a spot in my top 10 video countdown. My last way of determining which video makes the cut is just personal taste/popularity. I will take my own personal taste into account, but will take others if the video was really popular and maybe I didn’t think it was a top 10 video. So some of the videos might be of the majority ruling and not my own personal choice. I think all of these factors combined will result in the top video of all time.

Is Thriller by Michael Jackson going to be number 1? I realize that video usually always wins in these video contest, so I am going to elect to leave the Thriller video out. It would not win my top 10 video award, but I would probably fit that video in on my top 10. Don’t worry Michael, I think I still have room to slide ya in on the countdown, without your award-winning Thriller video in the running.

So let’s get to the 10th best video in the world. Right away I’m going to give a double video award to this artist for the 10th spot on the countdown. This artist doesn’t have a top 10 video, but does have two solid videos out. These videos are fun to watch and they have a good positive message with them. They are both similar to what that message is, but they are different in their approaches to that message. If that makes sense?

The message is love. We all find it sometime in our lifetime and the results happen many different ways. This artist captures a message in this first video that makes you want to clinch your fist together and root for the underdog, because that underdog in the future becomes successful.  It’s all about the attitude and the music is very catchy as well; is why I am ranking this video and 1 more by this artist as the 1oth best video of all time.

I don’t think either one of these videos are top 10 material by their self, but combining them both together gives this artist a firm position in my top 10 videos of all time! 

10th Best Video of All Time (1st Part)

Now this next one is another approach to love, but the attitude stays the same for this artist and it’s that positive attitude that makes these videos the 10th best video in the world!

10th Best Video of All Time (2nd Part)

Below is the song, the above link takes you to the actual video.

So now we have the first video of the countdown in place. What videos will make up the rest of the countdown? Stay tuned and see what video will be number 9 and what will be the very best video of all time; as we charge up the video charts!

Looking For Cables?

So many high tech gadgets these days that need their own cables. It can sometimes be hard to find the exact cable that you are needing. If you look into Cables 4 Sure, you will be able to match the right cable up with what you are looking for. A HDMI cable can be found easy at Cables 4 Sure. They also have the HDMI cable extender, that can give you an extra 100 foot of cable length. If your needing a high definition all digital cable, which will allow your video to look pristine clear. Then you will need an HDMI cable. If your not getting that picture as clear as you want it, it might be in the cable you are using. Be sure you have the proper cable for the best results.

There are other cables available too. Camera cables, projector cables, external and internal cables, network cables, bulk cables, cat5e cables, and cat6 cables are availble as well. There are other accessories that you might need, that can be found at Cables 4 Sure too. Power protection is always a good investment to make, to insure you keep your electronics safe. Adapters, switches, and converters can also be bought with any cable purchases you might need to make. You will get free shipping for any orders over $50!

George Tenet’s New Book

I seen George Tenet on Larry King Live last night. I see his new book is causing controversy. It appears that he didn’t help the intelliegence community on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. He claims he didn’t have any knowledge of those weapons existing there. He said there was some evidence that supported it, but not enough. So naturally he is against the war in Iraq.

Now many people have came out to bash his claims. They said he was the lead man. He was fixing policies, so that a war in Iraq would look convincing to the public and the rest of the world. I’m not sure who knew what, but I think after 9/11 we had to do something. Even if Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11, he was still a bad guy that was cruel to his people. The rules changed after 9/11, and from here all bets are off. Even if you have to torture a prisoner or two, that is nothing compared to the tragic events of 9/11.

Cozy by the Fireplace

Isn’t a fireplace something that you just want to get cozy by and have lots of pillows around you? That’s what I think of when I think about fireplaces. Toasting a few marshmallows isn’t bad either. Now do you have a fireplace in your home? If you don’t then I have a suggestion for the next best thing. You can get a video fireplace DVD for your television and turn on the fireplace anytime you want. Since it is summer right now, you don’t want the heat from one, so having it on your television could be a great way to enjoy a fireplace. If you have high definition on your television, then it makes it that much better since these videos do come in HD!

There are some advantages of having a fireplace video that you can watch anytime you want. As soon as you want to put on the fire, it just takes one click. Also there is no cutting the wood and toting it in to throw on the fire. That can be a pretty messy process for anyone that has had access to a fireplace before, knows what I’m talking about. Now the same people that bring this fireplace to your living room or den also has another video for your entertainment.

An Ambient Water video aquarium is another great product you can watch from your television sets. This will make you feel like you are underwater with all the marine life as they come swimming by. If the fireplace video doesn’t relax you any, then this one will! It can be a great way to sit back and relax and I have heard that people, who stare at fish aquariums, can lower their blood pressure and stress levels. So this video could actually be beneficial to your health. There are more videos if you are interested in movies like these to sit back and watch. Be sure to check out Vat19 for all their videos that they offer and these are very affordable. Most of these videos are under 15 bucks and you will get your money’s worth out of them as you watch them over and over again. It’s great to show company or your guests when they come over too!

4th Top Video

I continue the countdown of the top 10 best videos of all time. I have 6 videos down and 4 more to go. If you haven’t seen the videos already, you can go back on my blog and see which videos are on the list so far:

10. Avril Lavigne’s Two Videos

9. REM’s Everybody Hurts

8. Alanis Morisette’s Ironic

7. Aerosmith’s Two Videos

6. Duran Duran’s Hungry Like the Wolf

5. Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit

That is the way the countdown has gone to this point. We now get one step closer to the greatest video ever! The 4th video on the list is all about two music worlds colliding. Back in the day, you either liked heavy metal or rap. There was no line between the two and I didn’t know of anyone that liked both. These two groups came together and showed us just what would happen if rap ever got together with heavy metal. The video is great, because it shows both groups practicing on their own music and driving each other crazy, because they are neighbors at their respected music studios. This was a ground breaking video for rap music and heavy metal music and after the world got a load of this video, rap nor heavy metal would never be the same again.

4th Best Video Ever

Aerosmith and Run DMC both did a great job and pulling this video off. I think the heavy metal fans and the rap fans both liked this video and it brought respect to both musical talents. Today we see a lot of cross-breeding, but I always look back at this video as the pioneer to videos like Tim McGraw and Nelly performing Over and Over Again.

3 videos remain on my top 10 countdown. Be sure to chime in and let me know how I am doing. What videos would you have added by now? Which video do I have in my top 10 that just doesn’t belong? I will be back shortly with the top 3 videos of all time, so be sure you stick around and see just which video will get the top nod in this video countdown.

Mythbusters Get Phil Collins

How many of you are familar with the song In the Air Tonight, by Phil Collins? Did you know this song has a meaning to it? Well, the way the story goes is like this. It’s been said that during Phil’s younger days, he watched a man that wouldn’t help his friend who was drowning. So after some years had past, Phil wrote the song, and brung in the man to a front row seat to one of his concerts. While the man sat in the front row, a spotlight was shown on to him only, and Phil unleased his song In the Air Tonight. The words to the song start out like this:

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
I’ve been waiting for this moment, all my life, oh Lord
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord

Hey, this sounds like it fits. He’s been waiting to tell this man this message his whole life. The song then goes on to say:

Well, if you told me you were drowning, I would not lend a hand
I’ve seen your face before my friend, but I don’t know if you know who I am
Well, I was there and I saw what you did, I saw it with my own two eyes
So you can wipe off the grin
I know where you’ve been
It’s all been a pack of lies

Yep, that’s it alright. Phil is giving this man in the front row a big red face. He’s paying him back for watching his friend drown. Boy, this man should have helped out Phil’s Friend.

So that is how the story has been going on for some years. At least this is what most people will say, when they talk about this song and Phil Collins. However, it’s not exactly the way everything went down. To quote Mr. Collins on this “It’s all been a pack of lies”.

Now of coarse, this is just one variation of this legendary song. It has taken a lot of other suggestions on exactly what the song meant. It’s just the most common one is the drowning friend, man gets ticket to sit in front row, and Phil sings the song while looking at him the whole time.

It seems the one person that would know best, would be Phil Collins himself. Now according to him, this is the actual and true meaning of the song. In the Air Tonight and many other songs on the Face Value Album deals with bitterness and frustration over the end of his marriage, to his first wife. He goes on to say that the lyrics do not reference any real-life event.

 

Nascar Ban Tony Stewart!

Funny thing is that Fox Sports picked up on this. A female writer has a story on Fox Sports about this Tony Stewart incident. She is on his side all the way. Now I’m guessing she is a Tony Stewart Fan. No way does this make sense.

Now Tony or the author at Fox Sports don’t make mention, that Tony had the lead with just a few laps to go in the race. This debris thing came out about 100 laps before the race had even ended. It had no effect on the race. Tony had his chance to win, but he is a soar loser and is just looking for someone to hear his cries. Well he found them with a female writer at Fox Sports.

Sorry Tony the Tiger, you get no support for me. I have seen you friend, and I have known where you been. Your just a classic soar loser. Your the rich brat that expects everyone to bow down to. Your emotions you wear on your sleeve, and that is not good for someone driving around a 3200 pound vehicle. You have intentionally wrecked drivers, just because you didn’t get your way. I think unless NASCAR bans you immediately, this thing will only get uglier. You will probably end up hurting someone on the race track, because you are so spoiled, and expect everyone to hear your cries.