If you thought Rebecca Blacks' 'Friday' was the worst song you ever heard, well then make way for Lisa Gail!
A few days ago our Promotions Director Lindsay discovered this little gem of a video on Youtube (it had just been uploaded like a day before) and since then none of us here can stop watching it. I personally have seen it at least 20 times in the past couple days cause its that bad.
Lisa Gail, from North Texas, is a 57 year old whos "dream has always been to sing on stage or with a band."
Step one: Learn how to sing.
If she wasnt tone-deaf the song wouldnt actually be as bad, but instead a little bit cheesy and awkward (like your mom singing karaoke). But because she could pretty much give William Hung a run for his money on the worst singer alive, it makes the video/song so much worse.
Aside from the singing, the video is filled with so much weirdness (along with the premise of the title '3 Second Rule' which is apparantly the alotted amount of time (3 seconds) her 'man' is allowed to look at a girl before he must 'look away')
More on Lisa and the aftermath once this video went viral later...but until then...prepare yourself from something you will never be able to come back from once you see it. Theres no erasing this song from your memory. So brace yourself...
i know. your ears are bleeding. i am sorry for that.
Unfortunately for Lisa, it seems all the negativity and criticism that came with this video was too unbearable. Within a matter of days she has since deleted the original video (thank god other people re-uploaded it so we are still able to view this beauty) and she has also deleted her facebook fan page too. The video you just watched has already 300,000 views since it was re-uploaded on Friday. Huffington Post, AOL, MTV has all done stories on the song and you can even listen to more horror songs from Lisa Gail on her Reverbnation page here: http://www.reverbnation.com/lisagailallred. My other favorite is the song 'Blue' where she butchers the entire production especially that first note. Its worth a listen.
But in the end, i do kinda feel bad for her, im sure this wasnt the kind of attention she had hoped for. Then again, this is how it started for Rebecca Black and in the end she wins by starring in a video with Katy Perry. Maybe we can see Lisa pop up again in the future in a style similar to Rebeccas (country music video by Tim McGraw or something of the sort?). Then again maybe Lisa has already won...
As awful as the song is, there is a sort of 'catchiness' about it. Not gonna lie, this damn song was in my head all weekend. Same with a handful of others i know. So as much as we all love to hate the video/song, we still cant get it out of our heads. So maybe the advantage goes to Lisa after all.
Tupac - Dead? or Alive?
Weird as it sounds...thats been the debate since he passed 15 years ago. Mostly due to the unusual circumstances involved in his passing along with the vast majority of 'new material' that was released for years after he has been gone.
Well last night (Sunday) at Coachella, the 3-day music festival in Southern California, Tupac was indeed very well alive. Via Hologram.
Yes we are now officially living in the future. Holograms that were prominent in early Star Trek episodes, even the Jetsons, have now found their way into our present-day lives.
Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, the headliners of last nights portion of the music festival treated the audience to a wide array of special guests during their set. But Tupac was the one that people cant stop talking about.
Check out his eerily lifelike performance and then afterwards i'll explain how it was done...
According to online magazine 'The Verge', the way the hologram works is as follows:
The performance reportedly used the same technology that enabled Mariah Carey to perform a concert in five cities simultaneously. Executing the Carey illusion relied on both modern day techniques and an old magician's trick dating back to the 19th Century. First, a video was composed by New York SFX company MPC using a mixture of live footage, wire-framing, and CGI. This was then fed into Musions holographic technology which projects the image onto a special foil. The foil is based on principles set out in the old magician's illusion 'Peppers Ghost' which trick audiences into thinking they're viewing a person or object rather than a simple reflection. By using a lightweight foil which mimics the properties of semi-transparent glass, Musion is able to extend the concept's scale without limiting the efficacy of the illusion.
The result...was spectacular...and leaves us wondering if we will start to see more posthumous performances in the future. Grammys maybe? Now that the Tupac stunt went well time can only tell what the next big one will be.
Unfortunately this weeks video is not your typical one of a funny or lighthearted nature, but something alot more serious.
I saw this video shared on my cousins facebook today and it disturbed me so much that i not only watched it again a couple more times but felt obligated to share it with everybody i know.
Problem was i couldnt find it on Youtube. Only this guys facebook. So i did my computer magic and downloaded the video and then uploaded it to MY youtube page so it would be easier for me to share with everyone.
This footage was taken by a state trooper dash cam. It is believed the person operating the vehicle was texting while driving. If any of the other videos you may have seen in the past scared you about texting while driving, this one blows all of those out of the water...
The facebook video is titled 'Apr 6, 2012 1:01pm' which was the date/time the facebook user (who said the state trooper was a friend of his) uploaded this video. Not much else is known about the accident or where/when it happened. The facebook user is from NYC which makes me think (specially with the snow) that this happened maybe somehwere in Upstate NY maybe a month or so earlier. As the video gets more popular (on facebook it already is at 20K shares) the story and the condition of the persons involved in the accident will be known but watching it as many times as i did id be very very surprised if the driver of the vehicle is still alive after that.
Theres so many things that can distract us while driving. Not just texting, but talking on the phone, grabbing something in the middle compartment/backseat, changing a radio station, this shows the dangers of those and how in a few seconds your life can change. or end.
Once in awhile a YouTube video comes out that needs to introduction, because its all right there in the title of it. Kinda like this one...
But part of my creativity in sharing these YouTube videos every week is to provide you with additional information relating to the story for those who want more...which i will begin doing so...
Kent is a reporter for CTV (in Canada if you couldnt tell by the accents) with over 25 years experience. This was his attempt at an 'ambush interview' of a Lawyer leaving a courtroom that day. 'Ambush Interviews' are usually when a reporter will surprise the subject or continue to follow them in hopes of getting some kind of reaction or soundbyte out of them.
in this particular case for Kent...it backfires on him and soon HE becomes the story...
Word on the street is that this interview was on Live TV meaning it definately aired. The later part of the video (with the different camera angle was obviously added to the video later when whoever it was uploaded it to YouTube.
kent has kept a good sense of humour throughout it all.
I've looked at the video about 50 times, and I still laugh and I don't know why," he said. "Even though it's me, it's funny to look at. Why is it that when people hurt themselves it's funny? I bust a gut looking at it."
Even Tosh.0 shared the video on his show last week as well giving even more widespread attention. When all is said and done, maybe next time Kent will also pay more attention to his surroundings rather than JUST the person he's interviewing