Tuesday, February 20, 2007

WHY GOD CREATED YOUTUBE AND OTHER EMBEDDED FLASH VIDEO SHARING WEBSITES™: Les Naturally 7 and Juice Newton


It's time to stray from the video sharing juggernaut that is YouTube momentarily and learn to appreciate a video that's available on one of YouTube's competitors, DailyMotion (courtesy of a tip from Anonymous A). What we have here is a video of an a cappella group, Naturally 7, singing what can only be described as a song inspired by the events of the Phil Collins Miami Vice and Michelob commercial classic In The Air Tonight. It's difficult to call this a cover since very few of the lyrics they sing are actually part of the original song, and it's not really sampling because Phil's not there with them singing his part. But this is an amazing piece of low-budget (albeit suspiciously multi-camera covered) video all the same, with the smooth tones of Naturally 7 at first irritating and then winning over a crowded Paris Metro train. This is essential embedded Flash video viewing if I ever saw it, folks.


But let's not entirely forget about YouTube today, shall we? Hot diggity damn, this video's got it all: a country/pop crossover ditty, obligatory low-budget video effects, and a star who fails miserably at both trying to look like a blond American Kate Bush and doing convincing physical comedy along with her J.C. Penny's catalog model costar! A honky tonk-lite classic.

Truly, this is why God created YouTube.

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