Featuring new originals & covers everyday...well...most days.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Girl On TV

Derek Cate does a good job with this LFO song. The last time I posted something about LFO, they actually saw it & sent me a MySpace message in response.

Trampled Under Foot
YouTuber "jun626" uploaded a new Led Zeppelin multi-track cover.


Baby
I'm not really a fan of this song, but Tiffany Alvord does a pretty good cover of it.


Baby
Ivana and Jessica Nwokike covering the same Justin Bieber song.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

YouTube Treasure Hunt #8

This week I bent the rules of the treasure hunt just a little...twice. There weren't too many good videos on the day of the search, but I did post the best of the bunch. The rules which I loosely follow are below:

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 as you'll see.

Robert Chappers (10,299 subs)
This is The Monkey Lord's "Pizza Song". A very simple, but funny VideoSong. I know this guy doesn't qualify as an unknown, but hell I did mention there wasn't much to pick from. Besides...I also mentioned I would try to find all lesser known YouTubers...doesn't mean I can every time.

RobChappers

A To Z Band (2 subs)
I love Aerosmith & Aerosmith parodies about the internetz. Enjoy "The Facebook Song" which is a "Come Together" spoof.

scottpadair

podline66 (1,439 subs)
"I Dream Alone" is a song by...well...um...I don't know. I hate it when people don't have their names & Twitter account on their YouTube page.

podline66

Genesis Sol (1 sub)
"Onions" is an original song that will make you cry while chopping it up.

FakeGenesisSol

ZealousJack (3 subs)
Another one that didn't include his full name...but the song is called "Hey Brooke".

ZealousJack

lonelyangel830
Really people...INCLUDE YOUR NAMES & TWITTER ACOUNTS! :P It's so much easier to promote you that way. This song is called "Half-Painted Canvas", by Christine...something.

lonelyangel830

Megha Goel & Sargoon Singh
This video isn't included because the people have "talent"...but I still think it's a "Treasure" since it made me LOL a number of times. "Somehow Anyhow" is a self composed...rap.

AKSargoon

Friday, February 26, 2010

One Track Mind

I enjoyed this original song from Justin Taylor.


Hard
Kat Badar & Traphik covering a Rihanna song.


She Is Love
Kris Mark teams up with Joseph Vincent to cover this Parachute song. You can watch my interview with Kris HERE.


The State Of Me
Meghan Tonjes uploaded a new song to celebrate hitting 50,000 subscribers on YouTube. You'll be able to see my interview with her in about 4-5 weeks.

Brain Farts
Dave Leigh (TMA member) uploaded a draft of a new song.

Nothing Can Change This Love
I love Sam Cooke, and Jonathan Riddle does an alright job with this cover.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Days

AJ Rafael uploaded a new original song yesterday.


Sunday Morning
Alyssa Bernal covering one of my favorite Maroon 5 songs.


The Man Who Can't Be Moved
Sarah LaMantia covering The Script.

Radar
I'm not a Britney Spears fan, but I like Jejak Jemari.

Maybe
Emily Harder modifies Justin Bieber's song "Baby".

Chain Of Events
Brian Hardman posted a new original song I thought had promise.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing

Pomplamoose just uploaded a VideoSong cover of a classic Aerosmith song.


Dusting Off
Paul Dateh & Ken Belcher play one of their originals with Jennifer Chung.


Pants On The Ground
I know I've already posted dozens of covers of this song, but I still find them funny. This one by Brent Morgan might be the best one I've heard.


Death Of An Oldboy
Toyface singing an original song.


Blinding
Meghan Tonjes covering a Florence + The Machine song.

Professor Longhair
You're seeing a lot of The Boogie Woogie Kid on this page lately....I've got a boogie addiction with a woogie complex...

Pants On The Ground
Alex Wagner-Trugman has a couple breaks in the video, but not a bad cover of General Larry Platt's song.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Paparazzi

Scott Bradlee (keyboards) got his friends together to create the best version of this Lady Gaga song that I've heard. Mad props to Emma Walker (vocals), Brandee Younger (Harp), Chris Anderson (Bass) & Ben Golder-Novick (Sax).

Ants Marching
Nick Goldston (TMA member) & Jean Huang team up for a Dave Matthews cover.


Thousand Hours
Dr. Noise covering Alex Day.


Never Lover Boy
Here's an original song by Tiffany Alvord.


Tight Trite Night
Don Ross playing one of his original tunes.


2 x 2 Covers
1. Alexis Cunningham - The Only Exception (Paramore cover)
2. Chris Cendana - This I Promise You (NSync cover)
3. Kulpreet Virdi - Three Cheers For Five Years (MayDay Parade cover)
4. Paul Dateh, Ken Belcher & Jennifer Chung - Doesn't Mean A Thing (Alicia Keys cover)



2 x 2 More Covers
1. Matthew Ball - Boogie Woogie Man (Pete Johnson/Albert Ammons cover)
2. Will Ting - Happy Together (Turtles cover)
3. Melissa Polinar - Live Once (Ginny Owens cover)
4. Ally Heman - Sweet Pea (Amos Lee cover)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Crazy For You

Spintown News:
This isn't a "YouTube Treasure Hunt" post, but I'm pretty sure it's the first time I've ever featured the people in the first 5 videos. Anyways, enjoy the new talent.

Crazy For You
Here's an original song by Alexis Cunningham.


Fireflies
Sheena Melwani singing an Owl City cover.


Use Somebody
Shan Malaika singing a Kings Of Leon cover.


Doesn't Mean Anything
YouTuber "BeeKay86" (I don't know her name) singing an Alicia Keys cover.

Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
I actually did stumble onto Ana Carolina Nodari Giollo during one of my treasure hunts, but she deleted the video I was going to feature last time.

Little Miss Shy
Ana Free just uploaded a new original.


2 x 2 Covers
1. Matthew Jordan - New York State Of Mind (Billy Joel cover)
2. Matthew Ball - Death Ray (Pete Johnson cover)
3. Glenn Case & Rachael Layne - Nothing Is Good Enough (Aimee Mann cover)
4. Albert Posis - Unstoppable (Ryan Bandong cover)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

YouTube Treasure Hunt #7

I never know what I'm going to find on these treasure hunts. Last week I only found 2 videos good enough to be framed in the magnificent yellow of Spintown. This week I found a couple good original songs, and some others that showed promise. I did my search during the middle of the week this time, and as usual I'm sharing the best of what I found following the rules posted below.

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 as you'll see.

Dulci Girls (2,682 subs)
Emily Edwards, Gemma Rosevear & Dizzi Dulcimer Performing an original composition called "Family Song". I should mention the sub count next to each artist is the count at the time I first saw these videos.

dizzid11

Derek Filson (8 subs)
"Sleepwalking" is a cool instrumental by a fellow Ohioan.

derekf08

Amber Janssen (46 subs)
"Icy Embrace" isn't a bad song, but a better microphone would help.

biesekeamber

Jesse (6 subs)
I thought "Snow Cat" was a cute little song, but he needs to work on his performance a little. I'm sure he's reading the music, but it causes him to look like he's boring himself. Good little song though.

OutlawToys

Brittney Cash (11 subs)
Why does "Doesn't Matter" remind me of Jewel's "Who Will Save Your Soul"?

BuzzyBee1989

2 x 2 Originals
Anna Rayburn AKA wizrockitout - A Ukulele Lament (6 subs)
Amanda Shechtman AKA amandals68 - The Light (1 sub)
Emily Coates AKA iris557 - Joey (0 subs)
Ryan Magor AKA 2etribution - Broken Kiss (15 subs)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I Was Very Small In Her Stomach

Benjamin Jameson Morey sings one of his songs with Lauren O'Connell.


From The Land Of The Lost
Tommy Knox wrote a moving song about our men in the military.

Eye In The Sky
I enjoyed this Alan Parson cover by Elliott Kimmel. Elliott is one of the people I stumbled onto during a past "YouTube Treasure Hunt".

2 x 2 Covers
1. Alyssa Bernal - No Rain (Blind Melon cover)
2. Ahmir, AJ Rafael & Andrew Rhim - Down (Jay Sean cover)
3. Thia Megia - Halleluja (cover)
4. Tiffany Alvord - Hey, Soul Sister (Train cover)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Never Can Say Goodbye

Jean-Baptiste Craipeau uploaded a new multi-track Jackson 5 cover.


Lucky
Sarah LaMantia said she had a collaboration in the works in the interview I did with her HERE. This Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat cover with Jonathan Riddle must have been what she was talking about.


Simple Promise
Paul Dateh & Ken Belcher playing an original song.


Achilles Last Stand
YouTuber "jun626" doing a multi-track Led Zeppelin cover.


Edge Of Desire
Ryan Clouse covering John Mayer.

Never Trouble Trouble
Another original from one of the people I found on a "YouTube Treasure Hunt".


Kinda, Really
Taylor Wagner singing an original song.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kiss Me Through The Phone

I'm not a fan of Soulja Boy, but loved this video I saw thanks to a Raven Zoe tweet.


Let Me Kiss You
I stumbled onto Dini Kimmel during one of my "YouTube Treasure Hunts". In this video she's covering a Morrissey song.

Booze House Blues
Matthew Ball aka The Boogie Woogie Kid plays a song titled after his wife's book.

Round And Round
YouTuber 'Roarman' is another person I found on a treasure hunt. In the first verse he sings about a BLUE & YELLOW go-kart....that's one sure way to get this Mario Kart fan to post your video.


When Darkness Takes Flight
I've posted a lot of the Ray Montford Group lately...can you blame me?


In My Head
Jason Chen & CP cover a Jason Derulo song. This is the song I attempted to lip sync to earilier in the week.

2 x 2 Covers
1. Dustin Prinz & Anna Lisa Kinder - 9 Crimes (Damien Rice cover)
2. Monique Macasaet - Valentine (Kina Grannis cover)
3. Craig Bevan - Release Me (Agnes cover)
4. Brittany Nicole - Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen cover)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Simple Love

Spintown News:
If you haven't had enough of them yet, here's another Valentine's Day song: "If Our Love Was An Outhouse". This time it's from Bryant Oden.

Bram Tant (TMA member) would like a little feedback on a song he's working on: Electric or Acoustic. Leave him some comments on the videos, thanks.

Simple Love
I'm glad Abby Simons is making videos again, and I hope she keeps it up. Enjoy this original song.

Cherry
Josh Woodward not only gets special treatment at Spintown because he's a good singer/songwriter, but also because he's from Ohio. Enjoy his new original song.


I Need My Glasses
I'm guessing the sunglasses are because of screen glare...I mean Joe Penna must spend 80 hours a week staring at his screen editing.


Make Me Feel
I have a feeling you'll be seeing more of Rob Parks...

I'll Catch You
Dr. Noise covers a Get Up Kids song.


How To Save A Life
A piano cover of my favorite song from The Fray.

Forever Road
Tommy Knox channels some Darius Rucker...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

She's The One

Spintown News:
David Choi came out with a song for the holiday: Valentines.

She's The One
Joseph Diaz is one of the people I stumbled onto during a "YouTube Treasure Hunt". I thought I'd share another of his originals today.

All For You
Here's a Jennifer Chung original that's fitting for this time of the year.

Tell Me Now
Tommy Knox plays an original song.

Naturally
Christina Grimmie covers a Selena Gomez song.


Hallelujah
Nerina Pallot, Sandy Leah, Junior & Lucas Lima play a song that I never get tired of.


Fall For You
Brittany Lee-ann Guben covers this Second Hand Serenade song.


2 x 2 Covers
1. Sarah LaMantia - Hey, Soul Sister (Train cover)
2. Gerald Ko - Two Is Better Than One (Boys Like Girls cover)
3. Kate McGill - Crazy In Love (Beyonce)
4. Lisa Scinta - Breakeven (The Script cover)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Share The Love

Jon Cozart (TMA member) is deleting his old YouTube channel, and has created a new one. The good news is that he has a new video as well.


The Internet Is For Porn
Glenn Case & Rachael Layne cover an internet favorite from AvenueQ.

UNTITLED Valentine's Day Song
What should Esna Yoon call her new song?


Little Bird
Here's an original from Suzy Condrad.


Believe In Angels
The Ray Montford Group playing an original song. Even if Song Fu instrumentals were this good, I still wouldn't vote for them.


Throw Your Arms Around Me
Ruben Santos covers a song by Hunters & Collectors.

Covers 2 x 2
1. CP Phan & Dustin Domingo - Save Room (John Legend cover)
2. Ahmir - Today Was A Fairytale (Taylor Swift cover)
3. Kaz Mills - Wish I Stayed (Ellie Goulding cover)
4. Ally Heman - Valentine (Kina Grannis cover)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valenswine

Nikki Malvar wrote a nice little song for Valentines Day.


We Grew Up So Well
YouTuber 'faireset' covers Jack Conte with his latest video.


Wolf In The Manger
This is a great song from Suzy Condrad.


No Cutting Around
MysteryGuitarMan with another short, but heavily edited video.


Man On The Side
Frank Bell covering John Mayer in the snow. You can watch my interview with Frank HERE.


On Valentines Day
Jonathan Mann's "Song A Day #406". We should take a poll to guess how long he can keep this project going.


2 x 2 Covers
1. Lauren Fairweather - Goodbye Frankie (Danielle Ate The Sandwich cover)
2. Tiffany Alvord - Replay (Iyaz cover)
3. Dustin & Stephen - Someday (Rob Thomas cover)
4. Kat Badar - Flying Without Wings (Ruben Studdard cover)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

YouTube Treasure Hunt #6

I never know what I'm going to find on these treasure hunts. 1 week there's plenty of talent, then the next there's not much. Seems like every other week the pickin's get pretty slim. Unfortunately this is a slim week, but I did find 2 people good enough to welcome into Spintown.

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 as you'll see.

Novelty Song (117 subs)
This is an original song from Joseph Diaz. I haven't decided if I'm subbing this guy or not...what do you think?

By My Side (8 subs)
Here's an original song by Tyler Wells.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Dear____

Spintown News:
This is the only Spintown page to be updated today...I'm sick & very tired. So I'm sorry if it seems rushed.

Dear____
Sha Sha Jones & Mike Kalombo team up for a great original song.


Forget About The Rain
This is "Buckethat" Bobby Matheson playing his latest entry to Song Fu.


Every Day Of First Grade
Daniel Adams wrote a cute Valentines Day song.

Pixelated
Here's the latest original song from Jeremy Manongdo.

Wake
Just to prove I don't hate all instrumentals...enjoy this original guitar solo by Mike Polyakov.

Blind To Beauty
The Ray Montford Group perform one of their originals. Well look at that...2 instrumentals featured in 1 day.


2 x 2 Covers
1. Dini Kimmel - Heartbreaker (Dionne Warwick cover)
2. Tommy Knox - Give Me A Sign (Breaking Benjamin cover)
3. Hannah-Rei - Speechless (Lady Gaga cover)
4. Ryan Clouse & Shelby Boyce - Hey Soul Sister (Train cover)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine

Jennifer Chung, Alyssa Bernal & Melissa Polinar get together to cover this Kina Grannis song.

I Wish You Love
I listen to Dean Martin sing this song all the time. Esna Yoon, Paul Dateh & Ken Belcher together don't have Dean's skills, but this is still good.


Don't Trust Me
Twelve Inch Ninja covering a 3oh!3 song.


When You Come Back Down
I once said Sara Parsons (TMA member) is the nicest girl on YouTube...this Nickel Creek cover sort of backs up my previous statement.


There's No Place Like Home
Ahmir sings one of their songs acapella.

My Turn To Run
Glenn Case sings a song from a band he's in called Buffalo Jones.

Covers 2 x 2
1. Abby Simons & Harry Gold - Bury Me Beneath The Willow (standard bluegrass cover)
2. Matt Hutchison - Unintended (Muse cover)
3. Austin Criswell - Yesterday (Beatles cover)
4. Ally Heman - Everything's Right (Matt Wertz cover)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Brandy Bob

Here's an original song by Shagpile.

I Think You Know
Julia Nunes uploaded a new original song.

Billie Jean
Sungha Jung & Trace Bundy perform a great Michael Jackson cover.


2 x 2 Covers
1. Michael Schulte - Tears In Heaven (Eric Clapton cover)
2. Glenn Case & Rachael Layne - Love Is Strange (Mickey & Sylvia cover)
3. Sarah LaMantia - Fearless (Taylor Swift cover)
4. Ryan Clouse - Fireflies (Owl City cover)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

You're Out

The Hair Kid had a viral video hit with "Conan O'Brien Is My Jam" a few weeks ago. He was getting all kinds of plays on sites like College Humor, so I hunted down his YouTube channel. Shockingly not very many others did, because I've still got more subscribers then he does. Which just means I'm probably one of the first to share his latest Wonder Girls remix...give it time...it's good.


On My Way
Nick Goldston (TMA member) uploaded a new original song yesterday.


Angels And Demons
Dave Leigh (TMA member) has been preparing for his first Song Fu by attempting past challenges. In this video he writes a march as in Song Fu 4, round 2.

Nobody Knows You (When You're Down And Out)
jun626 does an awesome guitar solo from this Jimmy Cox song.


Pants On The Ground
Jerry Weil covers General Larry Platt. I'll be posting remixes & covers of this song all year...get used to it. :p

Smooth
I used to listen to this Santana & Rob Thomas song all the time. Matt Hutchison & Barrie Walker do a pretty good cover of it.


Russian Roulette
AJ Rafael, Cathy Nguyen, JR Aquino, Noah Bartfield & Andrew Rhim cover a Rihanna song.

Monday, February 8, 2010

I WIsh

This isn't a new video, but it doesn't have a lot of views yet. Kay K. BayZ is a 1 man band that Mike Lombardo showed to me the other day. He does a pretty good Stevie Wonder cover.


All the Girls
Todd Kuffner teams up with Huu in this collab.

Ah Ah OOO Ah OOO
Here's the latest original song from Jonathan Mann.


2 x 2 Covers
1. Matt Hutchison - Supermassive Black Hole (Muse cover)
2. Ana Free - In Your Atmosphere (John Mayer cover)
3. Sam Hart & Dustin Domingo - Hey, Soul Sister (Train cover)
4. Monique Macasaet, Lauren Dimapasoc & Dustin Domingo - Therapy (India Arie cover)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

YouTube Treasure Hunt #5

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 as you'll see.

Last week I didn't find much talent in my search. Matter a fact I only featured 3 videos, when I typically feature 7. Today I didn't have that problem, and I think you'll like my findings.

Sami Ylinen (? subs)
"It's All Gone" is a good song from Rainhat, but I'm not sure how many subs he has. It doesn't say on his channel.

Rainhathimself

Craig Bevan (518 subs)
This original song is called "Drifting Along".

MrCraigBevan & @MrCraigBevan

Jesse MacLeod (32 subs)
This original song is called "When The River Bends".

JMacLeod84

Elliott Kimmel (661 subs)
"Rideau Raiders" is a nice song, but all the talking is supposed to go after the song Elliott, not before. :p When I stumbled onto Elliott's channel I also found Dini Kimmel's channel. It's like finding multiple Doritos stuck together making a super Dorito. Dini is very talented as well, and I enjoyed her original song "Save The Night".

zerobio & jejakjemariMusic

Kari Fleskes (273 subs)
The original lyrics to "If I Have To" were written by Crystal Banks Sciarratta.

kfleskes

Jerry Weil (540 subs)
"Beyond The Love Song" was co-written by Suzanne Smith.

jwipe

Brad Cash (37 subs)
This original song is called "Put In My Place".

skepticalman

There were a few songs that I just didn't have room to feature. "Sound Like Aaliyah Today" is a cute song from Rob & Aaliyah Feaster (0 subs). Lindsay White (43 subs) also posted a decent song called "Now", but needs to find a better microphone.