Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Just for laughs!

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For the past month, I have been encountering vloggers that had me laughing for weeks. Yep! You got it right! "vloggers" not bloggers! To give you a little bit of introduction, there are a bunch of types of bloggers. I'm going to tackle one particular kind called, "vloggers". They are video bloggers, meaning, instead of written posts, they use video as medium for their queries to be posted up. Of course, they aim to be in the second search engine in the world, YouTube (next to Google). Now, mind you, so many people got so famous because of their videos being viewed more than a million times, so much so to be called, "viral". With a wide distribution of android phones and tablets and because of accessibility of internet almost anywhere and anytime (easier than accessibility to food nowadays), watching videos via YouTube seemed so easy. Hence, vlogging had become so rampant that even the silliest and most nonsense ones land a place in the pool. Surprisingly, these silliest and most nonsense ones become the most popular and most viewed. I have a theory that no matter what you'll be saying important in front of the camera or not, people would go for any form of entertainment. That being said, I do filter what I watch, though the following could be silly but I saw it from a stand point that the power of words are just but unbreakable and that a person's capacity to create is limitless.

Take this video for example.

How did they do that? AUTOTUNE. As experimented on by T-Pain, Autotune is an audio processor used to correct off-key vocals to becoming in the perfect tune despite being faulty originally. In short, this is used for those who "can't" really sustain a key. You'll be surprised that your idols, Snoop Dogg, Lil' Wayne, Kanye West, Madonna and Britney Spears, to name a few, have used Autotune to perfect their hits. Christina Aguilera, (for her single, "Bionic") who admittedly used Autotune, defended that, if Autotune will be used in creative ways, then there's no problem. She didn't like the dependency on it growing from a lot of music artists since Time journalist Josh Tyrangiel called Auto-Tune "Photoshop for the human voice". She was later on seen wearing a shirt that says, "Autotune is for pussies" back in 2009. So many people went against it together with Christina Augilera. But, this was shocking for me as I read further on about Autotune in WIKIPEDIA:

"In 2010, the British television reality TV show The X Factor admitted to using Auto-Tune to improve the voices of contestants. Simon Cowell, one of the show's bosses, ordered a ban on Auto-Tune for future episodes. Also in 2010, Time magazine included Auto-Tune in their list of "The 50 Worst Inventions".

Neko Case in a 2006 interview with Pitchfork Media gave an example of how prevalent pitch correction is in the industry:

"I'm not a perfect note hitter either but I'm not going to cover it up with Auto-Tune. Everybody uses it, too. I once asked a studio guy in Toronto, 'How many people don't use Auto-Tune?' and he said, 'You and Nelly Furtado are the only two people who've never used it in here.' Even though I'm not into Nelly Furtado, it kind of made me respect her. It's cool that she has some integrity."
The next vlogger that gave me hicks because of laughing so much is Krissyblu. I don't know if that's her real name though but if you'd type these key words, "hot as hell" on you tube, it will lead you right on to her video which is now at its 2,026,054 views (right at this moment). But this is my ultimate favorite of all because I said "Amen" right after.

Videos about Miley? It can be freely researched in every search engine for you to figure out why Krissy had to start it up with a legislation and a prayer circle for her.

Now, for Filipino followers, I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy this next video. Knowing that you'd be able to relate to him somehow, the things that he says are actual facts.

There you go folks!
Hope you enjoyed the videos for my
Laid Back Tuesday.
Thanks for dropping by!

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