Sunday, April 26, 2009

My Favorite You Tube Videos

These are my three favorite you-tube videos right now. Maybe you've seen one or two. They take time to watch so don't feel obligated. But if you're up for wasting a bit of time on the computer these are fun.

The first one is of some monks who have taken a vow of silence but have read in the bible that they should "make a joyful noise". This is their version of the Hallelujah Chorus. I can't even imagine how long it must have taken them to get this exactly right.

The second one is a new Jon Schmidt arrangement called "Love Story meets Viva La Vida". "Love Story" being originally by Taylor Swift and "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay. It's a great song even if you don't know the original versions. But if you do, it's that much cooler.

And the third one is Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent. I loved it for a few reasons. One, she sings a great song marvellously. Two, it was great watching all these people who were mocking and laughing at this frumpy 47 year old have a jaw dropping "oooops" moment as they realized they had totally misjudged her. And three, because you just don't see Simon smile like that on American Idol.


Mindy said...

#2 is awesome.

Anonymous said...

#3 is amazing...when I first saw Susan for the time it made me cry cause everyone thought she was going to be bad and she showed them, and she was amazing.

Mary said...

I love the Jon Schmidt song. Incredible. So fun to listen to.