(Well, I made it for class actually.)
Ben Folds, albeit rough around the edges, is such a awesome guy. I was reading a recent interview he had, and in response to a question inquiring about the fact that he has expressed he is okay with people burning cd's, he had this bit:
"...but all those artists who signed those petitions to stop people from stealing their music, well, maybe they should have checked to see how much they were making from royalties first. But it doesn’t bother me, I’d rather have the hundreds of thousands of people hear my music. [Laughs.] To me, having a record company is the way you look famous and important, to let people know that you’re sanctioned by “the man,” and when you go play gigs, it’s like “as seen on TV,” that kind of thing. But I know that stealing music has been bad for people, I’m not going to say I’m happy for it, but it’s not a bad thing for music. It’s a bad thing for the music industry. And those two things are different."
Those last three sentences are golden. The whole interview is here. He's makes music for all and only the right reasons. He's not afraid to take risks, and he's so innovative. On his tour right now he's having the audience of every stop he makes sing a different line of a song he's going to have on his next cd. So. Awesome.
Finding a job on campus here is near impossible if you don't qualify for work study. I finally captured one my forth semester of college. I guess there were 50 applications within 48 hours, and he had to cut it off early because he couldn't keep up with them. Basically, it's not exciting. I scan documents the whole time. But I love it. It's perfect. I'm in my own room, I can listen to my ipod, I can come in whenever I want, I can leave whenever I want, I can eat, drink coffee, and take a break whenever I need to. So, huzzah!
I already overheard a funny conversation between the other office ladies on the very first day. They were discussing materials they use when they run out of coffee filters. One woman said she used an old sheet once, which is, I guess... fine in desperate measures. But then, another lady admitted she used a scented kleenex once. A SCENTED KLEENEX. How can you even THINK for a SECOND that the end result of this will taste REMOTELY good?! First of all, it's a KLEENEX. Kleenexes deteriorate within seconds under water. Second of all, SCENTED?! The woman then declared that it tasted awful.
Oh my goodness. I like people.
Now, on to YouTube things.
(Sorry to everyone who doesn't pay attention to such things. I know a lot of you do, though. :] )
I recently discovered Josh Sundquist through that YouTube contest that Luke Conard and Michael Aranda were in. I now have a list.
Reasons I love Josh Sunquist:
1. He's hilarious.
2. He wrote a hilarious autobiography about being an amputee.
3. His eyes are mesmerizing.
4. He's not part of the money hungry community swarming YT.
5. He has one leg, but he's a freaking paralympic skier
6. He makes me laugh out loud.
I want to hang out with him sometime. Sigh.
Did you guys know about Josh?
(There are so so so many funny videos, but I particularly enjoy this one.)
Secondly, Charlie's video today was absolutely hilarious. My friend posted this on my wall today, "Charlie's new video makes me remember why I simultaneously love and hate the internet. Not to mention Tumblr."
Okay, happy weekend!