Kite hydrofoiling

After our visit to Hood River, I’ve spent a little time on Youtube “researching.” Here are a couple of my favorites videos. Love the vibe. :-)

Discovering Tingsek was just a bonus!

Don’t miss his more recent work. :-)

Easter Message: Highway to Hell?

This last Sunday, NewSpring Church started its Easter service with a cover of AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell.” After watching the video of the service, it didn’t feel right to me. Instead, it felt tacked on to the beginning of a more typical church service.

I’m sure I come to this issue with biases. I grew up in a conservative denomination that’s still debating “music style.” My congregation now debates drums and electric guitars; acoustic guitars, electric bass, and the occasional conga or djembe are now “blessed.” I also play electric guitar and I appreciate loud, raucous music.

Somehow, though, I don’t expect to see my church’s praise team covering “Highway to Hell” anytime soon. Not even (especially?) on Easter.

Was this just an attention-grabbing gimmick? Maybe. If so, it succeeded. After all, I am writing about it. But it still feels like a gimmick to me. Maybe if I read the lyrics one more time…

Update. Pastor Perry Noble says he wouldn’t do it again. ;-)

Hat tip: Tony Morgan.

Kutiman — The Mother of all Funk Chords

It’s Friday, time to remix. If anybody does it better than Kutiman’s dicing and slicing of YouTube videos, I don’t know who.

Kutiman has more remixes at http://thru-you.com/. Listen to them all, rinse, and repeat. Kutiman provides links to the originals so you can get an idea of Kutiman’s work and creativity.

Hat tip: Lessig 2.0, who discusses the legal implications of remixing. Just enjoy!