September 27th, 2007
Perhaps you remember this now semi-famous video for Code Monkey from JoCo fan Emily – I say semi-famous because it’s quite true. I personally have seen people doing this dance in the audience at shows. There is also this homage performed by a toddler, and this other one performed by a toddler, and you know it’s just a crazy thing. I do this thing and then Emily does a thing based on it, and then THAT becomes a thing, and other people do more things (OK, other toddlers do, but you see my point).
Anyway I mention all this because the video recently passed the 200,000 views mark, and Emily posted this video thanking the internet. She also sent me a new video she made for The Big Boom, which I’m sure I will see people doing at shows if I ever learn how to play it on the guitar. And it would be a crime not to mention here that Spiff’s Code Monkey video has recently passed the one million mark on YouTube. And now of course I need to mention all the video makers by name which I cannot possibly do because there are too many of them, and Len with the VTAW pictures, and Kristen with the uke remix, and everybody else – thank you so much, all of you.
Anybody who thinks amateur content is damaging our culture needs to keep thinking for a little while. I for one welcome our new amateur overlords…