Eleven year-old Jadyn, like many kids of her age, wants to make it as a singer when she grows up. The only difference with Jadyn is that she has had over 22 million views of her videos on YouTube for her original vocal covers of popular songs. She began singing when she was only 6 years-old so might be called an old-timer these days. Some of her most popular vocal covers posted to YouTube are songs such as “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica and “The Sound Of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel. She was originally born and raised in Canada. Her cover of James Hetfield’s single “Nothing Else Matters” has been posted across the internet, including on MetallicaOnline. Needless to say, she’s a big Jammy Toast fan…
As you all know, Razzi is scared of his own shadow and is often found hiding behind the couch when something scary comes on the telly. So you can imagine how he is feeling at the moment with the latest craze of dressing up like killer clowns. Imagine it. You’re on your way home. It’s dark. Out of the corner of your eye you see a figure lurking menacingly. As your eyes adjust to the gloom, the figure eases into focus – it’s a clown. At this point Razzi would be trying to find his nearest hiding spot but is it as funny…
YouTube has launched a pilot scheme for paid channels on its website. Under the scheme, content providers will offer channels for subscription starting at 64p a month. Each new channel will offer a fortnight free trial and many will have heavily discounted annual rates. One such channel will be the Children’s Television Workshop who plan to offer full episodes of Sesame Street on its own pay channel when it launches.
As we get to the end of 2012 we thought it was worth taking a look back at some of the highlights and lowlights of the year. We will keep some great memories of the past year not least being the London hosting of the Olympic Games which were such a huge success. Like every year there will be some sad memories we will also have to keep. 2012 will be the year we remember the deaths of people like Neil Armstrong and Eric Sykes.
As many of our long term readers will know, we have been having a battle with YouTube for some time. We joined the video sharing site before it was purchased by Google and all was honky dory. Then Google purchased the site and every copyright holder on the planet threatened legal action if they didn’t remove any music containing a copyright claim. All the videos we made and posted to YouTube were our own but with commercial music used as overlays. Copyright holders didn’t like that.
If you check back to yesterday’s post you will see a comment from “Teena” in Canada wishing us a Happy Blogoversary. At first we were a little confused because we still have 150 days left until our Blogoversary. For those who are a little unsure, a Blogoversary is simply the Anniversary of the starting of your Blog. However, it turns out that today is the Second Anniversary of us starting the original Bear Blog over on Blogger.
As regular readers of our blog will know, we have had problems with YouTube in the past when it kept deleting our videos. They also deleted music videos we posted as part of our Musical Sundays; so I think it is fair to say we are not Google’s number one fan. Well it appears it has been annoying other users of the Video sharing site and they have been fighting back.
Back in January 2008, Evad Bear posted a Video he had made on YouTube. The video featured a Leonard Cohen song and was edited using clips from Natural Born Killers. We all really liked his video and it went on to be the most popular video we ever posted on YouTube; receiving over 100,000 viewings.