I’ve become obsessed with the song “Raisins” by the Barenaked Ladies. It’s from their kids’ CD, Snacktime, a CD that you will either find whimsical and charming, or else twee to high heaven. It’s a fine line.
“Raisins,” for example, contains such immortal lines as, “Raisins come from grapes, people come from apes, I come from Canada” and “When I make mistakes, I use a lot of salt, ’cause salt makes m’steaks taste great.” Fortunately I’m one of those who finds such sentiments to be precious, but not too precious.
Plus, Raisins has an awesome whistling chorus that I would totally get as my ringtone, if I had a cellular phone that had been made in this decade.
Anyway, this morning I felt like listening to it, but I didn’t feel like walking all the way over to the other side of the room to turn on the stereo, because walking is just so hard at 6:30 a.m. So instead, I looked for it on YouTube.
Do you think you can find an obscure non-single from a kids’ CD on YouTube?
YOU KNOW IT.
This is actually one of a series of videos from the Snacktime CD, in which Ed Robertson records himself, unplugged, performing in his bathroom. So charming!
So this is bascially proof that YouTube is taking over the entire world. Seriously, is there nothing you cannot find on YouTube? It’s becoming a digital library of the ENTIRE UNIVERSE.
Seriously, the number of people who have put cute videos of their kids up on YouTube for public consumption makes me wonder why the hell I bother to use aliases for the kids on this site. Stalkers have more than enough choice. I guess at the very least it will provide them with the ability to deny any and all relation to me in the future.
Is YouTube a profitable business? I cannot see how they make money from the site…but if they do, then someday, they’ll rule the world. And they’ll have everyone’s babies on film to help them enforce their power. BWA HA HA HA!