The pros and cons of YouTube
December 5, 2017 5:28pm CST
Earlier I was replying to a post by @TheHorse and in the process I looked up some songs on YouTube. YouTube is a great tool for many things, from product reviews to guides to repair stuff, and one aspect is being able to look up old songs and show them to friends around the world even when they are from years ago. A long time ago I loved the Blue Oyster Cult, I listened to their album ‘Fire of Unknown Origin’ over and over and I still have it. I was just mentioning it so I thought I’d look it up – and the video made me laugh so much I had to post about it. The thing is that back then I listened to all sorts of music but I rarely actually saw the musicians in question, unless they appeared on ‘Top of the Pops’ or there was a poster in a magazine. I had never actually seen the Blue Oyster Cult – until now. Oh my goodness! I loved their music but I don’t know if I would have felt the same if I had known what they looked like! The hair – the moustaches – the shades - and that gold lamé top! The video starts with a pathetic introduction by the presenter, and at the end of the song he conducts the most cringe-worthy interview ever. And then if you let YouTube run on to the next automatically-selected video, it will probably show you what the same band look like 30 years later – they still sound good! All rights reserved. © Text copyright Fleur 2017.
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Really agreed to that. Like when the air supply as you hear it sounds really nice but when you saw their MTV's, it's like, uh-oh! Really awkward cause maybe it's too old to appreciate since we are in millenium now. Also, for pros and cons, personally the pros, is about my daughter. She is getting fluent watching peppa pig, sofia the first and many other good english cartoons. But the cons was, she is really sleeping late that she cant wake up early in that morning, expecting she was always being late for school. So I'd rather restrict the youtube domain on our router and allow it only every no-school-tomorrow days.
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Our youngest grandson (2yrs old) is learning the ABC's already through You tube. He likes to watch a variety of shows for children including peppa pig. But we also limit the time duration so as not to affect his eyesight and encourage other activities.
• El Paso, Texas
It was the 80s, that's what they thought viewers wanted to see. Hey, I still like the way the Beatles finally morphed from the business suits and clean cut not too long hair into the really long hair, beards and normal clothes ..... yeah yeah, I know, only a hippie would say that, right? Just sayin....
• Aurora, Missouri
Oh, that was funny! Especially after reading what you thought of their "look"! I don't normally watch YouTube for music or bands, although I do watch the ones starring @TheHorse. (grinning at you!) (Were you aware that @vandana7 claims pony said those of us on myLot who subscribe to his channel don't actually count? )
• Rochester, New York
I used to listen to them too. lol I can kind of understand the shades as those over head lights must be horrible on their eyes. It drives me crazy to see folks wear sunglasses inside. I figure they're probably dealing with a serious hangover. lol