It’s been too long since my last video, so here are two new covers for you all. I waited to record these until my new camera arrived, and the difference is amazing. The sound and video quality blow the iPhone out of the water. These are in full HD with prime lighting and acoustics. Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe to my YouTube channel—I have a bunch of upcoming stuff I can’t wait to share with you! Feel free to download the songs from my SoundCloud page as well. It’s free!
Thanks for listening! Here, have a pretty butterfly. (Image courtesy of ppt-backgrounds.net)
Avicii – Fade Into Darkness (Full Song)
This is EDM superstar Avicii’s hit Fade Into Darkness. It is actually the first electronic/dance song I arranged for the piano, though not the first I’ve uploaded (that distinction goes to Last Chance by Kaskade & Project 46 from last time). Putting it together was a blast. I think this song is relatively easy to transcribe for the piano compared to more exotic electronic music—just wait until you hear the Deadmau5 songs I’m working on! Let me know what you think!
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The Internet is an incredible place. In it you can find all the news, games, and The Weekly Show blog posts to fill your wildest dreams. Scattered throughout the interwebs also live a collection of amazing photographs, ones that allow us to peer into hidden moments of history. Here is a collection of mind-blowing historical photos. As always, please share if you enjoy the post, and leave your thoughts in the comments section below. Let me know if you would like more content like this in the future! Click on a photo to expand it and view it in the gallery.
A film icon is born as a video crew films the MGM credit sequence (1928).
The Great Sphinx circa 1880. This is one of the earliest known photographs of the statue.
The Woodstock opening ceremony (1969).
German soldiers in gas masks and body armor man an anti-aircraft gun (circa 1918).
Mahatma Gandhi as a young attorney (1893).
A California factory worker who soon began a new life as Marilyn Monroe (1944).
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. removes a burned cross from his lawn as his son looks on (1960).
Japanese samurai (circa 1870).
Nagasaki, Japan, twenty minutes after the dropping of the atomic bomb.
A Native American surveys the newly completed transcontinental railroad, 1868.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in 1914, the day of their assassination.
The 1912 World Series (Boston Red Sox bested the New York Giants in seven games).
New York’s Times Square in 1911.
The Titanic sets sail on her maiden voyage in 1912.
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Fans of The Weekly Show often mention that videos are their favorite parts of posts, so I thought I’d give you guys a preview of what I’ve been working on for the past few months! The song on YouTube is finished and done, and the rest are still works in progress. Let me know what you think! I’ll be uploading these songs and more in the coming weeks. For more music and videos, click here or check out my channels on YouTube and SoundCloud! Enjoy!
Here’s to some more night music.
Kaskade & Project 46 – Last Chance
This song was lot of fun to put together. It is actually unreleased as of yet—I first heard it in Kaskade’s set at Ultra Music Festival and knew that I had to cover it. This is the first electronic/dance song I’ve done, and I really enjoyed taking on a new genre. I’m the first cover on YouTube!
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With one new console released and more on the horizon, it’s time to look back at the greatest video games of this generation. These games delivered experiences like no other, pushing the industry to new heights with fresh standards of excellence and innovation. This list is in two parts—be sure to check out Part I if you haven’t already! Have games that you think should be on here? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Let the flame wars begin!
If in 2012 anyone worried games would never be considered art, this downloadable masterpiece put those fears to rest. The first video game to be nominated for a Grammy, Journey whisks the player through glimmering deserts and mountains toward a mysterious light. Developer thatgamecompany breaks industry convention by basing the game on what the designers want the player to feel. Every element from the soundtrack to the gameplay structures an emotional experience, guiding the player through a hauntingly beautiful adventure. While many games stick to the tried-and-true mechanics of the day, Journey dares to push beyond traditional gaming, exploring new ways for the medium to evolve.
Few games can boast as emotive an experience or as widespread acclaim as Journey.
4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Losing oneself in a game can be easy, but few titles can keep players coming back after hundreds of hours. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim offers a massive world inspired by J.R.R Tolkien, brimming with magic, dragons, and dungeons. Players explore the map at their leisure, conquering whatever snowy peaks or ancient caverns cross their paths. Skyrim’s greatest strength lies in the freedom it offers. Unlike other RPGs, the game features no set trail—players are free to do or become whatever they like. Hearty warriors can rise through the ranks of the honorable Companions guild, while the more magically inclined can traverse the frozen sea in search of the infamous Mages College of Winterhold. Skyrim’s wealth of gameplay options and content stands unmatched. No work may ever match Middle Earth, but for anyone interested in one of the most epic fantasy worlds ever conceived, Skyrim may hold the key to bliss.
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Here is a gallery of photos from the last year! I took some of them, while others are courtesy of my brother. Click on any of them to see each photo in full size! Enjoy!
Edge of the Pacific
Next to Fenway Park
Fattest squirrel alive
For all the chefs out there
A sunny day in Portland, Oregon
Dusk over the water