It’s funny how you bounce around The Youtube, going from stand-up comedy to dark taboo facts to perhaps watching girls getting slingshot smacked by watermelons. Being interested in the infinite mysteries of the human mind I find this phenomena pretty amusing- do I do this because my hunger for new experiences is insatiable? Do I have ADHD? Is this behaviour the cause of history channel aliens? Who knows… Anyways, a thought just occurred to me, that it might be some fun to share a part of my Youtube browsing history with you once and awhile and narrate why I chose the video’s that I watched. You can follow my train of thought as I rocket my way down the rabbit hole into the madness of The Youtubes. Here’s tonights dosage of video randomness:
I started with this amazing spectacle of ritualistic song & dance because I recently went to Bali and just started typing up a post about the Kecak dance’s history (you’ll find out more about it sometime soon!) The song they sing is very haunting and has a cool animalistic tempo, to which I thought, “wouldn’t it be wonderful if someone made a trance/electro remix of this?” But before I could write ‘Electro Kecak Dance’ (It’s never been done, I checked later on) I saw this title: The Life Of The Buddha [Full BBC Documentary- HQ] and so I clicked it (who can turn down a full BBC doc.)
This was a documentary that i’ve seen before, but the lapse in time between then and now had been long enough to make it feel fresh; besides relearning is one of the best ways to keep knowledge chained to the brain. After the 50 minute special was over, i thought about mysticism for a brief moment before I realised the deep thinking road was a bad one to go down before bed. For some odd reason, a video recommendation from a friend popped into my head- I couldn’t quite recall the full name so I typed “New Bibi Yodelling” I knew it was meant to be childishly funny so I didn’t have to worry about sacrificing my sleep for ceaseless thoughts on the mysteries of life and death.
I’ve got to say, ‘what the fuck’ was the first thing that entered my mind, which was immediately followed by heavy laughter. I guess the strange ethnic mess that was dancing and presumably yodelling about chickens tickled the living shit out of me- he’s a Japanese white man singing a German (correct me if i’m wrong) yodelling song with english speaking pump-up sections wearing a traditional Swiss yodelling outfit. Hahaha, people are silly. So wanting to roll with the endorphin rush I kept up with the friend recommendations.
Now here we see a man who is probably a champion at charades and to top it off is bloody amusing to watch. His little show did stir some thoughts such as, “Humour is so weird, what is it about this that makes me laugh? I would have never been able to guess that song. Why is it different for other…” at this point I decided to tap another video because the title had at what I first saw to be an oxymoron “Liquid Fire.” Either way, it was enough to snag me in.
I was immediately captivated by the hosts black hair, wafting in the wind, all the while he and the others talked over soothing nordic music whilst pouring melting hot iron magma into a cast mould of a sword- this was the moment that broke the horses back, something cracked and I started laughing while thinking about how spastically random all my Youtube video selections have been ever since I started using the site (whenever that was.) Thats when I decide that i’d write one of these whenever I get on a good YouTube buzz, god granted my schizoid brain can keep up the dice roll video choices-i’m confident it can. Anyway, the sun is starting to rise, I guess that means I should go to bed for a bit. Till tomorrow! Good night!