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Shy Guy Shawn's Youtube Video Of The Week

Im a Youtube junkie! I spend way too much time scouring the site for amazing videos. This is my outlet to share with you some of my discoveries. Enjoy!

ChatRoulette Piano Improv


Ahhh ChatRoulette...the newest site for creepers everywhere.

Chat Roulette is one of the latest trends on the internets. It’s an app that allows users to chat to random people by clicking and choosing. If you’re just trying to chat with some random folks, it’s a good time. It’s kind of like an updated version of the “party chat” that was popular in the 80’s.
There are some that think this site is the bees knees while others (like myself) think its just a little TOO creepy for me.
However i would be willing to give it a try if i knew i had a good chance of connecting with Merton!

So who exactly is Merton? He's a self-taught musician who decided to take the silliness of ChatRoulette and make into something much more entertaining by creating improvised songs for each new person he connects to via ChatRoulette. The result is not only clever but hilarious! See for yourself...


Since this video was uploaded 2 weeks ago some viewers speculated as to whether this was really a guy named 'Merton' or popular pianist & musician Ben Folds in disguise (who is known for his improvisational songs). Since then Merton has edited his profile to state the following "Not Ben Folds. Seriously. Ben is a much better pianist, and listen to the voice on the "Man in the Dark" part - totally not his voice at all. Besides, wouldn't Ben cover more of his face to disguise his identity?"
Funny part about all this is...this viral video (and Mertons similarities to Ben Folds) caught the attention of THE Ben Folds who, as a tribute to Mertons great idea, decided to do the same thing during a live show in Charlotte. Even with the hood over his head and glasses and all.


Goes to show you that sometimes a great idea can be embraced by so many.
As creepy as ChatRoulette is...maybe ill start testing the waters on it just for the slim slim chance that i someday get connected to Merton (or Ben Folds) and that way i can have a song written about me!

03/22/2010 7:36AM
ChatRoulette Piano Improv
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