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    Is Justin Hawkins saving Youtube?

    The lead singer dude from The Darkness has emerged as the most insightful,entertaining dude on Youtube in regards to rock music. Self aware, does great impressions, speaks from experience, incredibly musical, a revelation.

    More cooler and regarded than Beato, sharper than Noel Gallagher, funnier than Russel Brand....expect channel 4 primetime chat show.

    Intelligent and witty. Could carry a chat show about music. Knowingly in on the joke about rock music. Great guitarist. Thanks to covid and these videos I predict a bright future for this cat.

    Here he critiques Liam Gallagher's new somg Everything's Electric....

    https://youtu.be/JRMnYJ5bXuk
    Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 02-17-2022, 09:08 PM.

    #2
    LOL, that is such a SHF-type clickbait title. 😜

    I mean...I've watched some of his videos and he's entertaining and interesting but...I don't regard him any higher than other commentators, necessarily. Probably just me. Then again I tend not to look at commentators/content as either/or. There's room for everybody, even if the Algorithm is attempting otherwise.
    Rabin-esque
    my labor of love (and obsessive research)
    rabinesque.blogspot.com

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      #3
      Now he does FOO FIGHTERS....

      some genuine insights about how Rock songs are arranged. He has a gift to explain the inner workings. But in a way that his mates (us) down the pub can follow.

      https://youtu.be/t-WcpbCHQN0



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        #4
        I do get that about him. I'm such a nerd I'd rather it be esoterically explained. 🤣
        Rabin-esque
        my labor of love (and obsessive research)
        rabinesque.blogspot.com

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          #5
          Love Justin, love The Darkness. I honestly believe they are one of the great Brit bands of the last 15 years. Not everyone's cuppa I understand, however where else can you find an incredibly catchy and infectious pop rock song about one's personal relationship with body lice? I rest my case.

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            #6
            Wow, I'd never seen these videos before, pretty entertaining!

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              #7
              Originally posted by Gilly Goodness View Post
              More cooler and regarded than Beato ...
              No. Have you watched Rick's channel? If not, you should. Solid analyses and dissection of songs, interviews (Sting, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Jon Anderson, etc.), deep dives into music theory and history ...

              Excellent channel.

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                #8
                Well I have. Beato is insightful. Has huge following on YT. But has no industry cred apart from some minor production work in the 90's. Can play well and explain musicology. Sure. But Justin has won Ivor Novello awards for songwriting, Brit awards, platinum albums, toured the world so comes from a richer (not only in monetary terms) and more successful background. And equally adept at guitar and sings, which el Beato can't.

                He has survived being produced by Roy Thomas Baker and the TV show The Masked Singer. He has entered onstage riding a stuffed white tiger...Beato comes across as a suburban guitar teacher who lucked out with youtube. Justin has ridden the white tiger metaphorically and literally.
                Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 02-23-2022, 11:39 PM.

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                  #9
                  I didn’t know Youtube needed saving. I’d think there’s room for every kind of bubble you would like to live in.

                  My world on the internet is simple. It’s basically Yesfans and Youtube.
                  One of the things I regularly do on Youtube is search for the term “original music”. Most of that is people playing
                  their own songs on acoustic guitar or keyboard. I get a kick out of being the almighty jury and zapping to another one if it’s not to my liking.
                  Now and again I stumble on something really good.

                  Seems I went off on a tangent here, sorry....

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Ceasar’s Palace View Post
                    I didn’t know Youtube needed saving. I’d think there’s room for every kind of bubble you would like to live in.
                    Exactly. I move between various bubbles and I enjoy the kind of multiverse feeling of it.

                    Originally posted by Gilly Goodness View Post
                    Well I have. Beato is insightful. Has huge following on YT. But has no industry cred apart from some minor production work in the 90's. Can play well and explain musicology. Sure. But Justin has won Ivor Novello awards for songwriting, Brit awards, platinum albums, toured the world so comes from a richer (not only in monetary terms) and more successful background. And equally adept at guitar and sings, which el Beato can't.

                    He has survived being produced by Roy Thomas Baker and the TV show The Masked Singer. He has entered onstage riding a stuffed white tiger...Beato comes across as a suburban guitar teacher who lucked out with youtube. Justin has ridden the white tiger metaphorically and literally.
                    I get that you enjoy the rock star glamour of Justin and you are a fan, apparently, but I don't think it's a criteria for taking someone seriously as a musician. Obviously people in the industry do think Rick has credibility otherwise he wouldn't have landed the interviews he has, just as an example. Or had dinner with Joni Mitchell, ffs.

                    But there are SO MANY musicians/songwriters/producers/vocal coaches et al with channels on YouTube it doesn't have to be a Battle Royale between two people. But if you don't like Rick's personality then don't watch him. I only watch the episodes when he's talking about a song I like, otherwise there's plenty of other commentary channels for me to enjoy.
                    Last edited by luna65; 02-24-2022, 08:50 AM.
                    Rabin-esque
                    my labor of love (and obsessive research)
                    rabinesque.blogspot.com

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                      #11
                      My first thought when I saw the thread-title was: the drummer with Foo Fighters?

                      I soon realised my error, and chastised myself roundly.
                      Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
                      Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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