Author: Lake Toba

Midday Matinee – YouTube Treasures: Hang!

Today in Midday Matinee, we take a listen to some amazing music by several artists. They play an instrument called the Hang. Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. I found these videos when searching for street musicians. I was amazed at the sound, and the novelty of the instrument, which the video creators in the first video explain: HANG MASSIVE – ONCE AGAIN – 2011 Enjoy a short hang drum duo video filmed on an autumnal morning in the beautiful town of Bath Spa, UK. The instrument played is called a Hang. It is a new hand crafted instrument, made it Switzerland since the year 2000. The music is by the duo Hang Massive – Danny Cudd and Markus Offbeat. These artists are Daniel Waples and Danny Cudd and the duo are called the Hang Playing Hedge...

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Midday Matinee – YouTube Treasures: ‘Honest Trailers’ Spoofs The Lion King

YouTube Treasures continues with a visit to Screen Junkies, which does an excellent series of videos called “Honest Trailers”. Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. “Honest Trailers” is a fantastic movie criticism series that regularly blisters movies by creating funny spoof movie trailers that speak truth about the movie and its shortcomings. Jon Bailey is the voice of Honest Trailers. He is a voice actor and does actual movie trailers as a profession. His talent only lends power to the video....

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Midday Matinee – YouTube Treasures: Responsibility and Sports

YouTube Treasures continues with an uplifting video of accomplishment and life of a paraplegic athlete. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Anjali Forber-Pratt is a Paralympic gold medalist. In this video, she talks about her challenges, and how through time people have fought to improve access to facilities by the physically disabled. The takeaway from this video is an uplifting story of progress. There is hope as long as people fight to make things better....

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Midday Matinee – YouTube Treasures: Big Bang part 2

YouTube Treasures continues with a two part examination of the case for the Big Bang. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. PBS Space Time is one of my favorite YouTube channels. This week I present a two part video series on the case for the Big Bang, and outstanding challenges for the theory that cosmologists still wrestle to solve. Yesterday we began with the evidence for the Big Bang. Today, we’ll wrap with the problems with the theory. Lehman College astrophysics professor Matt O’Dowd is the host of PBS Space...

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Midday Matinee – YouTube Treasures: Big Bang part 1

YouTube Treasures continues with a two part examination of the case for the Big Bang. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. PBS Space Time is one of my favorite YouTube channels. This week I present a two part video series on the case for the Big Bang, and outstanding challenges for the theory that cosmologists still wrestle to solve. Today we’ll begin with the evidence for the Big Bang. Tomorrow, we’ll wrap with the problems with the theory. City University of New York’s Lehman College astrophysics professor Matt O’Dowd is the host of PBS Space...

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