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You’re still you


Playout date: 17 March 2007
Duration: 3:46
Views at the time added to HTV: 418
Likes at the time added to HTV: 9
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 3
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 75.0%
Comments at time added: 4
Total interactions at time added: 16
Total interactions to views 3.8%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: None
Location: Home
Other people featured: Sophie
Genre: Musical Muckaround
Music used: Josh Groban’s “You’re still you”
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

This has to be the worst ever rendition of this song, which is a hardwr one than it looks, in my defence. But best to treat this one as a comedy and Musical Muckaround with little Sophie.

Her little cute face is the only redeeming feature in this clip!

 

Bear necessities


Production date: 12 June 2006
Playout date: 16/6/2006
Camera: Logitech webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker
Location: Home, Ochota, Warszawa

How this got to over 1600 views is beyond me, it’s just a musical muckaround to calm down my daughter, who had woken in the night. One thing I can tell you from the stats is that almost all that was in the first two years – the second two years it has been up have had next to nothing. The line on the graph has gone flat.

It goes to show two things, I suppose. One is that YT is a bit of a lottery – a much better film which happens to be allocated less auspicious referral points will get fewer views than a purely incidental film which had no work in it. The second is that cute evidently counts for something, and using a Disney title can help. It would be interesting to see whether new life can be breathed into this film by using it a s a video response – the problem is that these days the vast majority of “heavy duty” content providers on YT are ignoring or rejecting video responses even for relevant videos, let alone speculative ones. Also it will be interesting to see if purely the act of placing this here on 3rd May 2010 has any impact on that flat line or not!

Sorry, purely nerdy spiel in this one, but it may interest you-tubers who also speculate on why some of their vids sink and others swim, or as in this case at first inexplicably swim, but then suddenly sink!

Serious Artistic Endeavour


Serious artistic endeavour

The second ever “musical muckaround”. Sophie attempts “Think of me” from Lord Scruffy’s Phantom.

Some people think it inappropriate of me to refer to the composer of this and other lovely music as “Lord Scruffy”, but I have to say I think it quite justified. His Lordliness was conferred upon him by Her Madge as a recognition of his musical and other gifts to humanity and to the Nation, and who am I, who are any of us, to detract from that?

First “Musical Muckaround”


Mucking around to Beauty and the Beast

This may appear pretty senseless, but it’s the first of the “musical muckaround” ones I’ve done with Sophie, which got a lot better with time. I think it’s obviously dire, but I’m including it as an example of the early stuff so that people can see how it started and how it developed.

You don’t get kids interested in music by being a perfectionist, you have to treat it as a game, and that’s always been my way with Sophie.

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