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Apropos of nothing but still really cool

~This is the twentieth post in a series running through the month of June 2009 in which I attempt to post once a day for the month.~*

I am a fairly recent fan of youtube. For quite a while, I didn’t much see the point of wading through other peoples random video postings. Lately, though, I’ve begun to appreciate it more and more for the amazing resource it is.

This

I saw first on Dan Pink’s blog about being a cool guy like Dan Pink. Youtube did a call out for video auditions, looking for musicians to perform a new piece of music at Carnege Hall. The submissions came in from all over the world. The video is a mashup of all the auditions. Some of the graphics are on the cheesy side, but the piece rocks, in a classical way.

The thing that struck me the most in watching it (aside from the overwhelming number of talented people in the world) is how many people are willing, when an opportunity comes up, to just psych themselves up, get out there and go for it. None of these people knew this opportunity was coming, and I’m sure many of them could have told themselves that they weren’t ready to put themselves out there for something like this.** But they did put themselves out there. That’s cool.

Cheers.

*I’m a little behind…
**There’s one person featured in this video who’s playing the trumpet with her other arm in a sling. I plan to remember her the next time I think I’m not ready to do something.

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