In the Mood

Hopefully YouTube will NOT bust me for this clip of what I think may be a public domain song and a CLASSIC – In the Mood. This was a surprise number at the “Dance Fever” concert at Frank Gehrey’s amazing Walt Disney Concert Hall in July, 2013. We had marvelous seats and it was a truly magical evening.

YouTube Rant about Bugs Bunny, Looney Tunes, at The Hollywood Bowl

I went to the LIVE Bugs Bunny – Looney Tunes – show at The Hollywood Bowl a couple of weeks ago, It was absolutely FANTASTIC. I made an initial video that had short clips of the event – hardly visible images of the cartoons, along with the LIVE classical (public domain) music played by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. I also included fun stories that the conductor told. Within minutes of posting that video, I got that ubiquitous YouTube “warning” (threat) about using third party music without permission. I’ve been “warned” before and certain so-called “privileges” have been taken away – no trial, no appeal – just a fiat from the Gods of YouTube.

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Barenaked Ladies Comedy Concert Clip

The Barenaked Ladies are celebrating 25 years of making music. We saw them at The Santa Barbara Bowl on June 22, 2013. It was a GREAT concert. NOTE TO YOUTUBE: This is just talk and NO copyrighted music, so please don’t hassle me! That “note” eludes to the reality that YT cracks down hard on any of us who post any unlicensed music. Personally, I don’t get it when it’s recording a “live” event, but I can’t risk having them shut me down. So, this clip is in the middle of the Barenaked Ladies performing “If I Had a Million Dollars” and is simply a comedy bit – a very funny one. I hope you enjoy it!

Rock N Roll Summer Songs at #DadChat

 Album cover for The Best of The Beach BoysEvery time #DadChat does music, we have a blast. Don’t we ALL love summer ROCK songs? What are your favorites? Bring your favorite rock ‘n’ roll summer songs and your classic pop ones as well. Back again to co-host is School-of-Rock maven Jason Ramsey! Heck, if you have a fav hip-hop or rap, share ’em! That means, have the YouTube link handy and ready. We’ll have a transcript – as always – so don’t worry about seeing them all during our chat this Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET.

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