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October 01, 2006

More YouTube

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Thanks to Dave Lull, who passed along this excellent Terry Teachout piece for the Wall Street Journal. In it, Terry rhapsodizes about what a gold mine YouTube is for music lovers.

2Blowhards has, of course, been posting links to terrific music clips for a while now. (Here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here.) At his own blog, Terry has created what's unquestionably the ultimate music-lover's guide to YouTube -- in the right-hand column, about halfway down, you'll find a very lengthy list of links to music clips. I've watched and listened to mucho great stuff, and I've only just begun to make a dent in it.

A sample quote from Terry's piece:

By posting this list of links, I have, in effect, created a Web-based fine-arts video-on-demand site. The irony is that I did so just as network TV was getting out of the culture business.

And isn't there a lot of valuable culture-watching behind those two sentences?

In celebration of YouTube, of music-on-video, of Terry in the WSJ, and of a real nice autumn day, here's a YouTube discovery of my own: that hard-swinging, sweetly-eccentric keyboard gent Erroll Garner, performing "All the Things You Are" in 1972.



posted by Michael at October 1, 2006


Fats is there, and Louis, and Red Allen, and Pee Wee and Bud, BG with Peggy Lee, and,and,and. And Eddie Elgar conducting Land of Hope and Glory. Goodness me.

Posted by: dearieme on October 2, 2006 7:53 PM

Good stuff blowhard! Read the article online today, too. Wow!


Posted by: Joe Moran on October 3, 2006 12:57 AM

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