The world is a little dimmer today. The bright soul that was Zach Sobiech passed away yesterday, May 20th. He turned 18 on May 3rd. Zach, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma when he was in 8th grade, is 2 days older than my oldest son.
Posts tagged Music videos
My kids told me about this video when I asked what they would like for their morning wake-up song. I said, “But, it only has 2 million views!”. They said, “Yeah, Mom, it’s new – like, it’s been up for like, 2 days.”
Oooooohhhh, sexy piggies…
What’s Hot: Revenge – Creepers Tryin’ to Steal All Our Stuff (Minecraft parody of DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love)
P.S. I use all the Minecraft parodies and songs to wake up my kids in the morning. They make a great get-up-and-go alarm clock! I play them on my Droid, and just leave the phone in their room until they all get out of bed. #evilmom #mwahaha
One of the great things about Minecraft is the way it spawns creativity, mashups and parodies. We all have that creative streak inside of us, and Minecraft encourages us to imagine, create, build, program, play, draw, write, and in some cases, sing.
Form This Way is an amazing parody of Lady Gaga’s hit Born This Way. The YouTube video above was created by fans of Minecraft: “the Yogscast organised and paid for a remixed version of Martyn’s original song to be made without copyrighted karaoke background music”.
Be sure to check out the comments on YouTube – they’re hilarious:
God: I created the earth.
Notch:I created minecraft.
God: So what?
Notch: Mine’s bigger.
P.S. This is a great song to wake up to in the morning. Gets the kids out of bed and moooving.
My daughter’s latest favorite diva is Hatsune Miku. Miku is 16 years old, 5’2” with cyan blue ponytails that fall almost to her ankles. She has a vocal range like no other – human, that is. She is a Vocaloid – the child of technology, music, and anime.
Hatsune Miku performs on stage as a projection, on a massive mostly-transparent screen surrounded by towers, under a rock star light rack. Rimmed by her band of live musicians, The 39s, she sings in the midst of a sea of glow sticks moving in rhythm. With expressive dance moves and fun, catchy tunes, her name reads “first sound from the future”.
She is a musician. She is entertainment. She is a confluence. She is illustrated by KEI, animated by SEGA, created by Crypton Future Media, and powered by Yamaha’s technology, with a voice sampled from Japanese voice actress Saki Fujita, singing a song written by Ryo Supercell), that is published by Sony Entertainment.
My kids are listening to this right now. Techno kid dance party. Feeling the need to run to the store and buy some gummy bears for snacking. Want more? Check out the official gummy bear website and Youtube channel.
My daughter, Katy, had her first sleepover party recently. She’s 9 now, and I promised when she was done with third grade she could have one. I was a little nervous. Although we’ve had countless boy sleepovers, this was our first GIRL sleepover.
Boy sleepovers are rowdy, wild, and full of videogames. What would girls want to do?