Thursday, August 6, 2009

My YouTube Favourites: Part 2

YouTube is kind of like a thrift store. You go back every week, scouring rack after rack of shoddy old videos...and every once in a while you find something incredible.

1. Leonard Nimoy's 'Ballad of Bilbo Baggins'
I've become a bit of Trekkie since the new movie came out. I've watched all the films, the entire original series and countless 'Voyager' clips on YouTube.

This is Leonard Nimoy, circa 1967, singing his heart out on television about his man-crush on Bilbo Baggins.

Yes, that Bilbo Baggins. From 'The Hobbit'.

RetroBites: Keanu Reeves
Once upon a time Keanu Reeves was a struggling young actor trying to make a name for himself in Toronto.

Here he is in 1984, covering a Teddy Bear convention for CBC. I've got to "go down to the bears-only cafe and talk bearsness" with him in Los Angeles sometime.

3. Patsy Cline - Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray
The song is amazing. The singer is amazing. The tacky cafe set and titular burning cigarettes? They push the whole thing into sublime.

Check out Part 1 of my YouTube Favourites here.

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