File it under this just pisses me off
(my mother would hate that I used that word - but nothing else works better and as I continue - she would REALLY be upset at my forthcoming language)
I LOVE YouTube - love it, love it, love it!! Combine that with my love of all things SYTYCD and we DID have a match made in heaven. But as I was going through it looking for routines to post and as I needed a Nico fix again, I went back in the blog to watch them again. And just about every single one had been removed. And I've also noticed a lot that even if the video is still on YouTube for this series, chances are they've taken the music out so all you have left is the video. They did this with Nico's audition.
Why the F&$K have they done this!!! It makes no sense whatsoever to me. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know - Dick Clarks and/or the musician's and/or whoever's rights - have been (air quote) VI-O-LA-TED (air quote) but Come On you F&#*%#@'S, give me a F*%@#'n break!!!
But wait!!! - some may be thinking - aren't I the one who gets up in arms over pirated books???
Yes, yes I am. But this is not the same.
I first became "aware" of SYTYCD when I watched the YouTube video's posted at Carrie's blog. Until then I had seen it while channel surfing, but never left it on the channel long enough to get hooked. But I was awed while watching the links Carrie had and became addicted to love of all things SYTYCD. And then I heard Canada was doing it's own version.
Holy Dancing People, Batman did I get excited!! And when I started watching it, I was entranced by all dancers - but especially by Nico Archambault, the eventual winner.
And as some visitors of this blog may have noticed, when I become entranced with something, I can go a bit squirly. The people where I work didn't stand a chance. I 'encouraged', I 'urged', I 'harangued', I 'bullied' *unrepentant grin* my coworkers to watch - and many did! And then I told them they should start voting - and some of them did that! I had people I rarely spoke to ('cause it's a big office and I didn't run into them often) asking if I'd watched SYTYCD and then telling me what they thought of it.
And when the tour date was announced and our city was the schedule, I risked it all and spent two hours online - at work - trying to get advance tickets for a bunch of us.
And I've no idea - but how many have been curious after seeing some of the clips I posted here, tuned into it a time or two??
All this because I saw a YouTube clip on Carrie's blog.
So why the HELL have those a##h*%e idiot PTB had them all removed from YouTube?????
What better way to advertise their product?????
And the music!!! I love so much of the music they use and while I don't visit music stores as often as book stores, next time I do, I think I might pick up a few CD's. Jordon Sparks was never on my radar - now she is. Hedley is another group I want to try. I can EVEN say I don't hate rap music anymore after seeing many of the Hip Hop routines and I just might freak out my sons by buying a rap music video. I know who Katy Perry and Lady Gaga are because of SYTYCD!!
Anyway - those are my thoughts