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First Music Video Made By Skype

15 May

If you know the name Sara Bareilles, it’s probably because of her two most famous songs— “Love Song” and “King of Anything.” Well, her latest is called “Uncharted” and it features an unusual cast of characters performing in it. Among the musicians who make appearances: Adam Levine and Jesse Carmichael of Maroon 5Josh Groban,Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D.Jennifer Nettles of SugarlandBen FoldsRyan Tedder of OneRepublicLaura JansenIngrid Michaelson,Vanessa CarltonTegan and SaraCary BrothersGreg LaswellAdam Gardner and Ryan Miller from Guster, and Keenan Cahill. They all mouth the words to her song and happily bop about. And they all seem to do it in front of their computers, without any sort of professional camera equipment.

Who knows how Bareilles met all of these cool and (extremely) diverse people? On her official site, she explains some of the thinking behind the song:

“This is about being a fan of people who take chances, who are fearless, who have integrity, and go off into the world saying yes to what’s around them. It’s filled with some of the people in my life who do that everyday. They have impacted my world and are not only incredible artists, but great friends as well. They all worked this giant favor into their very busy lives and helped me out more than I can say”

Basically, this is an amazing idea.

Do Not Steal Computers From Computer Nerds

23 Mar

Several months ago a guy spotted a computer and grabbed it. Maybe he knew who it belonged to, but he most likely did not. For the computer’s owner was Mark Bao, founder of threewords.me and several other young internet startups. Bad move. The young computer whiz was able to remotely access his browser’s history.

He found lots of interestng things. Among them: photos that the thief took of himself in Photo Booth (pretty easy to spot him) and the following video. It features the thief dancing to Tyga’s “Make It Rain.” Don’t think he’ll win any prizes for that dancing any time soon.

Eventually, the thief turned himself in and actually sent Bao an email, hoping he would take down the video. He said that he had two jobs and wanted to protect his reputation. Bao declined. Congrats thief, you’re all over YouTube.