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You've probably been living under a rock if you haven't heard of Merton, the funny piano improv guy on Chatroulette. I wanted to put his first video up as Video of the Week the minute I saw it because : one, it's hilarious and two, it's music, and funny music to boot. But then I figured, since everybody's probably seen it, it would be a better idea if I had something else with it...like maybe a Q and A. So in the off chance that I could get some information about the mysterious piano improv guy, I send him a message on YouTube :
Love your video. Can I feature it on our site with a Q & A? P.S. How many pervs did you encounter? I admit, I'm kind of scared to try it since I tried a similiar video chat eons ago and the first stranger I got pointed the camera straight at their balls. Got me scarred for life xoxo Cristina.
Elated, I receive a message back from Merton the same day :
Honestly, if you go on ChatRoulette, you are very likely to see some balls. On behalf of the male half of the species, I would like to apologize.Yes, that would be great to have a featured video on your site. I am also happy to answer some questions or provide some (true) background info.But I want to protect my anonymity for now, so I don't want to give my name or very specific details about my life, etc. - Merton
I happily send my questions in. I waited. The video went on to get 4 million hits. A few weeks later, just when I thought I wouldn't get a response, I got this in my inbox. Here now, is my Q and A with Merton, the ChatRoulette Piano Improv Guy -
In honor of the release of the new Scott Pilgrim movie trailer, our video of the week is of the song that started it all. It's 1997 all over again with Halifax all-girl band Plumtree and their single Scott Pilgrim. To those who don't know it yet, the popular graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O'Malley was inspired by this little old Plumtree song.
Of course this post wouldn't be complete without the trailer for the upcoming movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World that you can check out after the jump -
I've always loved La Blogotheque's Take-Away shows. There's always something grand about impromptu live music in places where you don't usually expect to have live music. Of course, when I heard that they got The Rest performing one of my favorite songs, I just had to post this up as video of the week. The video above is The Rest at Coney Island, performing Modern Time Travel.
If you like what you hear, you can also check out their Book/EP called The Cried Wolf, which is available here :)
If there's one thing that I like about covers is that when it totally reinvents the original. Like when Steven Tyler reinvented himself to become Janice Dickinson...oh, wait, they're not the same person?
Nevertheless, if you loved Pomplamoose's cover of I Don't Want to Miss A Thing, you can head on over to their YouTube channel because they've got tons more of those nifty covers as well as great originals for your listening pleasure :)