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Sunday, January 31, 2010

YouTube Treasure Hunt #4

If you don't know the rules to these 'Treasure Hunts', they are as follows:
1. Set YouTube search options to "Music", "Relavence" & "Today".
2. Type in "Original Song" & hit the search button.
3. Look through the first 7 pages of results...only the first 7.
4. Anyone who sits down in front of a camera & sings an original song could be featured in the "YouTube Treasure Hunt". I do try to find lesser known YouTubers with around 100 subscribers or less, but that part is flexible.

I've tried doing my searches at different times throughout the week, since some people only upload on certain days. This time I did my search late Saturday, and I was extremely disappointed with the findings. I would normally try to feature 7 videos, but I couldn't find 7 worth sharing. I'll try to remember that Saturday night is a bad time to do my search in the future. Even though I didn't find much, I'll share the best of what I found.

If Ugly People Die (543 subs)
David Leggett has more subs then the average person I feature in these treasure hunts, but he's more talented then the average YouTuber as well. This song made me laugh, and it got me to check out the rest of his channel. I ended up subscribing for the time being, and hope to see more gems like this.

The Hybrid Song (1 sub)
This song uses a technique called "hybrid picking", and I found it interesting. Apparently that's "where you finger pick with a flat pick". I know nothing about it really, and it's the first video from YouTuber 'calebsj'.

Dad Got A Job In The City (2 subs)
Kate Pendragon is the last person I'm including in the blog. The rest of the stuff I saw was just awful. Maybe next week will be better.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Wouldn't It Be Good

A few YouTubers teamed up to make a pretty cool VideoSong for this Nick Kershaw tune.


Better You
A David Choi original usually brings a smile to my face.

High School Superstar
Here's the latest Taylor Wagner original.

God In My Bed
Kina Grannis decided to sing this K's Choice cover with her sisters.

Timeless
Here's the latest original from Megan & Liz.

I Will Not Bow
Tommy Knox singing a Breaking Benjamin song.

The Girl from Ipanema
I love is song, and I'm glad Zack Kim decided to cover it.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Klimbim

I know I'm not always fond of instrumentals, but this Don Ross original is awesome.


Daylight
Denise Hudson (TMA member) uploaded another cool song recently.


Anything Else
Todd Kuffner must have a huge back load of unused originals, because it seems like he comes out with 1 or 2 each week.


Let's Stay Together
When you look at Emily Elbert you probably don't think, "I bet this chick could do a slick Al Green cover". Well looks can be deceiving...

Slide
I love this Goo Goo Dolls song, and Tommy Knox does a pretty good job with it.

Chasing Cars
With a little help from friends, Jess Delgado & AJ Rafael cover a Snow Patrol song.


You Give Me Something
Matt Hutchison covering James Morrison.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Weapon In My Pants

Glen Raphael (TMA member) sings a song that John Green would probably get a kick out of.

Wordsmithery
I featured Brian Hardman in my "YouTube Treasure Hunt #3", and this is another original song that I enjoyed from his channel.


Sucker
Dylan Galvin (TMA member) decided to perform a lesser known John Mayer cover.

Anymore
Here's an original song from Kata Hay.


What I Mean
Here's an original song from Todd Kuffner.


Do You Remember
Jasmine Rafael, Jenny Suk & Cathy Nguyen cover this Jay Sean song.


I'll Stand By You
Here's the latest cover from JR Aquino.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Use Somebody

I don't know what took DeStorm so long to cover this Kings Of Leon song, but I'm glad he finally got around to it.


Libertas Imperio!
Jayson Wilson likes to sing duets, but he doesn't like to share the stage...

I Will Not Bow
James Jones (TMA member) has an amazing voice. Combine that with a good original tune & you get this video.

No Cheat Codes
Glen Raphael (TMA member) knows how to write a song that nerds can relate to.

Here You Are
Here's the latest original song from Alyssa Bernal.


The Time Is Now
Here's the latest original song from ScribbleTunes.

2 x 2 Cover
1. Taylor Wagner - Need You Now (Lady Antebellum cover)
2. Tommy Knox - Cry Cry Cry (Johnny Cash cover)
3. Allison Williams - Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen cover)
4. Meghan Tonjes - Until We Bleed (Lykke Li cover)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Future Soon

Besides being one of the nicest people on YouTube, Sara Parsons (TMA member) does a mean Jonathan Coulton cover.


A Song About Love
Charlie McDonnell was challenged on Twitter, to write & perform an entire song using only voice & everyday items.


Another Shoe
Denise Hudson (TMA member) had a bad day the other day. So watch her video, then go tell her how great she is.


Army of Robots
Glen Raphael (NEW TMA member) is a Jonathan Coulton fan. This song actually has a JoCo feel to it.

Someone Like You
It's always a good thing to see a new original song from Frank Bell in your inbox. If you missed my interview with Frank just click HERE.


Somewhere In Between
Spenser Bahr is one of the people I discovered in the "YouTube Treasure Hunt" yesterday. I thought you might enjoy another one of his original songs.


Are You Jimmy Ray?
Scott & Ben MacKay have a great YouTube channel. This isn't an original, but it's a great Jimmy Ray cover with their friend Ryan Merry.

Monday, January 25, 2010

YouTube Treasure Hunt #3

This is my 3rd treasure hunt looking for talented unknowns on YouTube. I think I found a few diamonds in the rough, and even subscribed to a couple of them. However I had trouble finding a 7th original song worth posting. So when I noticed somebody covered Sam Hart's "Mario Kart Love Song"...I decided to post it since I have a small Mario Kart DS addiction.

Glen Raphael (30 subs)
"Liberty's Freedom And The Pursuit Of Happiness" is a long name for a song, but I thought Glen's channel was great. I subbed, and look forward to seeing what he comes out with in the future.

Judy & Leo (3rd party channel)
"What For" is a good song, but I don't even know if Judy & Leo is on YouTube. This video is hosted by a third party as far as I can tell.

Spenser Bahr (34 subs)
I'm not a huge country fan, but I did like Spenser's song "For Your Girlfriend". I considered subscribing to his channel, but I'll wait to see if he continues to make videos on a regular basis.

Brian Hardman (126 subs)
What do you know, another old guy on YouTube. I thought it was appropriate that "Rattling Bones" was the song I saw of Brian's. There's some talent in those old bones.

Kelly Wood (3rd party channel)
...with her original song "Not Turning Back".

Black Irish Band (61 subs)
...with their original song "In The High Sierra".

Mario Kart Love Song (21 subs)
I don't know Jeremy's last name, but I like anyone who covers this Sam Hart song. I'm going to officially throw down the gauntlet. Jeremy, if you're a Mario Kart DS fan...BRING IT ON...post your "friend code" in the comments section & your gamer tag. (Mine is 489718 247823 & of course I go by "Spintown")

Hope you enjoyed the talent I found today, and if you did please support Spintown by subscribing to the blog, YouTube channel & following me on Twitter. (Links in the sidebar)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Just In Time

He's no Dean Martin, but Dave Leigh (TMA member) has a great song. Lyrics by William Hoover.

Lyin' Around
Edric Haleen (TMA member) wrote a song for a children's musical. Everyone go tell him to create a YouTube account.

Party In The U.S.A
Danielle Ate The Sandwich & the Boulder Acoustic Society cover a Miley Cyrus song.

I Just Wanna
This is Huu's first original song. I don't really get why he has so many subscribers if he sings all his songs in English, because his needs work. I'm too lazy to actually look, so I'll assume he doesn't.

Young MC Wannabe
This is stupid, but I'm a Young MC fan, and this made me laugh.

Covers 2 x 2
1. Chris Cendana - Nothing Fancy (Dave Barnes cover)
2. Kata Hay - Desperado (The Eagles cover)
3. Laura Broad - I See You (Leona Lewis cover)
4. Kris Mark featuring Alan Kwan & Michael Cupino - Guardian Angel (Ryan Leslie cover)
(You can watch my interview with Kris Mark HERE.)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Amazing Horse

This is Cira Las Vegas perfoming a funny & disgusting Weebl cover.

Hey Soul Sister
David Choi did a cool VideoSong for his Train cover.


TFK (Truth, Fiction, Karma)
I watched a live show Tommy Knox put on over in U-Stream tonight. You should really check out his YouTube channel the guy is awesome. This is an original song.

Rainbows
This is an original song performed by Dave Leigh (TMA member), and the lyrics are by William Hoover.

Forget The Memories
Here's the latest original song from Emily Harder.

The Breakup Song
This is an original song from TMA members Ian Johnson & Carter Lewis.


2 x 2 Covers
1. Sarah LaMantia - Fall For Anything (The Script cover)
2. Melissa Polinar - Overjoyed (Stevie Wonder cover)
3. Erika David - Down (Jay Sean cover)
4. Allison Williams - Tik Tok (Ke$ha cover)

Friday, January 22, 2010

October's Storm

This is a live performance from Reign Of Kindo.


Breaking The Rules
An original song from Hannah Rockcliffe.

I Tried
An original song from Danielle Todd.

2 x 2 Originals
1. Klassic Master - Electro Techno Dance Beat
2. Tiffany Alvord - Perfect Chemistry
3. Derek Cate - It'll Be Ok
4. Brett Randell with Chris Rains - Heaven

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Conan O'Brien Is My Jam

This is "The Hair Kid"...he apparently supports Conan. :p


When You Say (Nine)
It feels like it's been forever since Gabe Bondoc posted a video.


Ke$ha vs Lady Gaga?
DeStorm is more entertaining then both of those ladies...and I use the term ladies loosely.


Beat Box Show
beardyman uploaded a 50 minute live performance.


Ezekiel Saw De Wheel
Jayson Wilson may spell his name wrong, but he makes a decent YouTube video.

She Was Mine
Amarith & Huu team up to cover an AJ Rafael & Jesse Barrera song.

I Crush Everything
Paul Potts (TMA member) did a great cover of this Jonathan Coulton song.

Equal Rights
Afro Fiesta sings one of their songs for "Playing For Change".

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

If You Think You Need Some Lovin

After watching this video I had a new favorite Pomplamoose song.


The Mission
Dave Leigh (TMA member) will be competing in the next Song Fu. Until the Fu begins, you can enjoy this original song.

Loved You Tonight
Kris Mark decided to cover a John West song for his latest video. If you missed my recent interview with Kris, you can watch it HERE.


Pants On The Ground
Gereral Larry Platt singing his viral hit in it's entirety.

Pants On The Ground
I featured Creigh Riepe in my "You Tube Treasure Hunt #2". I happened to notice he put up a studio version of this song.

2 x 2 Covers
1. Tommy Knox - Juicy (Notorious BIG cover)
2. Sam Hart - Sweet And Low (Augustana cover)
3. Derek Cate - Come Home (One Republic cover)
4. Rochelle - Tic Toc (Ke$ha cover)



2 x 2 More Covers
1. Zack Kim - Air on G (J.S. Bach)
2. Taylor Wagner - White Horse (Taylor Swift cover)
3. CP & Duke - Baby (Justin Bieber cover)
4. Michael Schulte - I Don't Believe (Pink cover)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

YouTube Treasure Hunt #2

Today I set YouTubes search options to 'Relevance' & 'Today', then searched for the words "Original Song". Next I sifted through the first 7 pages of videos, attempted to find the best of the bunch, and now I'm sharing these unknowns with you. Unknown meaning they probably don't even have 100 subscribers. I can't promise I'll find talent every time I do this, but I'll post the best of whatever I do find. I'll leave a link to the YouTube channel of the artists I feature today.

Creigh Riepe (37 subscribers)
Creigh seems to be a very talented guy. I was a little stunned at how few subs he had. This song is titled "Until The Day I Die".

creighsinger04

Jim Pryor (1 subscriber)
Listen to "You Dont Need Me", and if you like it go subscribe to Jim. Heck you could double his subscriber total with "the touch of a button".

classad98

Will Boswell & James Thompson (5 subscribers)
"Caught Up With You" is a good song, but these guys need to put more info on their YouTube page.

wkboswell

nolono (115 subscribers)
Vincent had more subscribers then anyone else I featured today. "The Reversed Clock" is an instrumental, but that's OK because this isn't Song Fu or Song Fight.

nolono

Selina Lau (30 subscribers)
She's still really young, but "Don't You Cry" isn't a bad song.

mindlesslyplaying

roarmann (0 subscribers)
"My Home Town" is a good song. If you hurry, you could be this guys very first subscriber.

roarmann

Bobby Stewart (14 subscribers)
Who let grandpa on the computer? Oh well, "Part Of Me" actually likes this.

theneilguy

Best Of The Rest 2 x 2 (92 combined subscribers)
1. Tyler Buckwald - Take Me Back (halfbathjams)
2. Cali Rodi - I Love You More (CaliRodi)
3. Jane Lynn - 'Cause My Mama Says (JaneLynnMusic)
4. Juliette Goglia - Best Friend (juliettegogliamusic)



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Monday, January 18, 2010

Mike & Molly Show

Mike Lombardo & Molly Lewis were kind enough to upload their recent concert onto YouTube for those of us that live too far away to actually go. This is the 2nd of 8 videos, and it's a good concert so I suggest watching them all if you have time. In this video Mike plays "Piano Don't Get Chicks", then Molly plays "Our American Cousin". If you were wondering, Mike & Molly are both TMA members.


The Worst Part
Sara Parsons is another TMA member. This is her latest original song.


Pants On The Ground
Get used to it people, this is the song of 2010...sad I know. Enjoy this cover from Nick Pitera.


Fireflies
Gerald "singindork888" Ko & Clara Chung do a pretty Owl City duet.


To Make You Smile
Here's the latest original song from Todd Kuffner.


Love Is Easy
I don't like instrumentals in Song Fight or Song Fu, but on YouTube I'm cool with it. Enjoy this Zach Kim original.

2 x 2 Covers
1. Derek Cate - Difference (Matchbox 20 cover)
2. Blyss - Emotions (Destiny's Child cover)
(Kat Badar, Cathy Nguyen, Jenny Suk & Jasmine Rafael)
3. Tommy Knox - You Belong With Me (Taylor Swift cover)
4. Reina Del Cid - Lovesick (Never Shout Never cover)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Today's The Day

"Buckethat" Bobby Matheson covers an Inverse T. Clown song. Bobby & Inverse are both TMA members.


Pants On The Ground Improv
Mike Polyakov messes around with this Larry Platt song.

5 Year Old Drummer
This kid will have to work hard if he wants to stay on top...

2 Year Old Drummer
...because this kid wants to be the cutest drummer on the net.

Good Tidings
Todd Kuffner sings one of his original songs with his friend Tyler Slemp.

2 x 2 Originals
1. Sebastien Cloutier - RNB
2. Russy Isberto - I Like You
3. Emily Harder - Do You Believe
4. Lynzie Kent & Rafe - Broken I Guess



2 x 2 Covers
1. Sarah LaMantia - Whatcha Say (Jason Derulo & Imogen Heap cover)
2. Tiffany Jo Allen - The Man Who Can't Be Moved (The Script cover)
3. Baldy Holly - I Should Have Known Better (The Beatles cover)
4. elettrofisa - Magic Fingers (???????)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Small Town Love

I really liked this original song from Taylor Wagner.

Hey Soul Sister
Alyssa Bernal covering a Train song.


Mike Kalombo
Enjoy a little synth freestyle from the master.


Baby
Justin Bieber singing one of his new songs.


Down
Kulpreet Virdi covers Jay Sean & Lil Wayne.

Today
Derek Cate covers a Gary Allan song.


Half Of My Heart
Ben MacKay covers a John Mayer song.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Pants On The Ground

I really don't like "American Idol", but if you haven't seen the clip that inspired this cover from Lena Gabrielle you're really missing out. By the way, I posted the mentioned clip in the "Music Videos" section of the blog today.

Pants On The Ground Rant
I probably only agree with Bob about 75% of the time, but I really got a kick out of his latest rant.

Here
Where? There? No "Here" by Wade Johnston & Jack Conte.


2 x 2 Covers
1. Eli Lieb - Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon cover)
2. Matt Hutchison - Lucky Man (The Verve cover)
3. Legaci - Endlessly (B4-4 cover)
4. Scott MacKay - This Time (Jonathan Rhys Meyers cover)



2 x 2 More Covers
1. The Boogie Woogie Kid - The Sheik Of Araby (Harry B. Smith, Francis Wheeler & Ted Snyder cover)
2. Tommy Knox - Ain't No Reason (Brett Dennen cover)
3. Emily Harder - Fireflies (Owl City cover)
4. Franki Love - Tik Tok (Ke$ha cover)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Molly Song

Well Jeff MacDougall decided to cover a Mike Lombardo song about Molly Lewis....a lot of TMA is covered in this 1 video.


Creep
This is Molly...you know...the girl mentioned above. Well she has a show coming up with Mike Lombardo. If you want to get right to the music, go to 2:26 in the video for a Radiohead cover.


Stars Collide
I stumbled onto another Song Fight member on YouTube yesterday. I didn't know Josh Woodward is from my neck of the woods, that's kind of cool.


The Photosynthesis Song
Ross Durand is another Song Fight member. This isn't his channel, but I enjoyed the song. You can find lyrics, and a MP3 download HERE.

2 x 2 Originals
1. Nicolas Jon Curcio - Can't Hardly Wait
2. Hannah-Rei - Head Over Heels
3. Mr. Jones (from ahmir) & Chilla Jones featuring Mike Kalombo - Klassic Cypher 2
4. Danielle Todd - I Tried



2 x 2 Covers
1. Kina Grannis - Crawl (Chris Brown cover)
2. omgmhazzrocks - I Will Never Love You More (Soko cover)
3. Lisa Scinta - Speechless (Lady Gaga cover)
4. Ally Heman - Yellow (Coldplay cover)



Liar Liar
Leia Hornedo covers this Never Shout Never song. Liea is also a TMA member like Jeff, Mike & Molly...check the link in the sidebar.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Asleep Beneath The Snow

Daniel Adams & Sean Duncan wrote a cool original song.

Use Somebody
DeStorm makes a cool video for this Kings Of Leon song.


Covers 2 x 2
1. Dustin Abraham - Haven't Met You Yet (Michael Buble cover)
2. Scott & Ben MacKay - Breathe (Taylor Swift cover)
3. Jennifer Chung - Empire State Of Mind (Alicia Keys cover)
4. Kat Badar - Until The End Of Time (Justin Timberlake cover



Originals 2 x 2
1. Reina Del Cid - Mr. Pinata
2. Hannah Friedman - Party Like It's 1984
3. Cjaye Lerose - Cinderella Song
4. Jessica Sanchez - Hater Luv



More Covers 2 x 2
1. Moymoy Palaboy - In A Rush (Blackstreet cover)
2. Baldy Holly - Return To Sender (Elvis Presley cover)
3. Taylor Wagner - Crazier (Taylor Swift cover)
4. Huu - Fireflies (Owl City cover)

YouTube Treasure Hunt #1

Basically what I did for today's blog is set YouTubes search options to 'Relevance' & 'Today', then searched for the words "Original Song". Next I sifted through the first 7 pages of videos, attempted to find the best of the bunch, and now I'm sharing these unknowns with you. Unknown meaning they probably don't even have 100 subscribers. I can't promise I'll find talent every time I do this, but I'll post the best of whatever I do find. I did the search for this post the other night, and I actually ended up subscribing to one of the people I stumbled upon. I won't tell you which, I'll let you try to guess. I'll leave a link to the YouTube channels & Twitter accounts (if they have one) of the people I feature in case you decide to become a fan.

Eli Lieb
This is Eli's original song "Human". He clearly has talent, and currently has 101 subscribers on his channel.

elilieb & @elilieb

Kate McLennan
This is Kate's original song "Body". She currently only has 6 subscribers.

revdrkate

Gabby Banzon & Zach Karamallakis
"Ekphrastic Round Tree" was written by both parties, but this is from Gabby's YouTube channel. She currently has only 7 subscribers.

gabbybmusic

spockgiirl
I didn't see Haley's full name, so I used her YouTube handle for the title. This is her original song "A Kitten's Purr", and she currently has 67 subscribers.

spockgiirl

Michelle Hathaway
"Inside Of You" isn't one of my favorite songs on Michelle's channel, but I liked it. I just had to attempt to imagine it without the guitar. Oh, and she currently has 9 subscribers.

takemebaby4444

Chloe Marks
Chloe currently has 36 subscribers, and this is her original song "Broken Hearts".

TheYeahHouse

If any of you ever make it big on YouTube or otherwise...just remember the poor little blog that knew you before. :P