Wassup Wiggies? Welcome to the tenth dimension of HACK.
If you’ve made it this far, don’t worry about the time, just get lost in the space.
Here are some of my uploaded videos that have the most views.
What better way to waste away a Wednesday?
“But Electric Towel Boy,” you say, “It took so long for the page to load, now I don’t have time to watch any of your stupid videos.” In that case, if you just need something to make you smile in the next five minutes, scroll on down to #10.
#1 – BOB DYLAN, ‘IT’S ALRIGHT MA (I’M ONLY BLEEDING) – 1,791 hits
I was surprised to find my favorite Dylan song nowhere on YouTube. There were a few live versions but none of them compares to this original studio recording. So I felt it was my mission to upload it. At first I think it was banned for copyright violation, but then suddenly there it was with all these views. I picture Bob Dylan himself giving the OK to keep it up.
These are probably the best lyrics ever written — jeebles1
Thank you for this! –MOONSIP2
This is BY FAR my all time favorite song, every little aspect of it is absolutely amazing, the lyrics, his voice and the guitar playing. –MortonMovieMusic
#2 – BAT vs. CAT – 1,344 hits
This incident occurred back in 2006 at my old apartment. It’s a shame I curse so much, otherwise this video would be perfect. No creatures of the night were harmed during the making of this film.
Crazy ass cat ! Lmfao –rossibandrocks
#3 – THE LAMB LIES DOWN IN WONDERLAND (Part 1) – 1,242 hits
This video was made back in 1998 on an old VHS analog editing system, which means that instead of getting laid I was making this masterpiece. The idea for the sync was not mine. Someone on the Genesis BBs back in the Prodigy days had said that he thought it would be a good match-up. So, thank you to that guy and to all the Genesis fans who gave this a view. Part 2 has 238 hits. Those are trueer fans.
#4 – ‘SECRET WORLD’ – PETER GABRIEL, NEW BLOOD TOUR, CAMDEN NJ, 6/25/11 – 698 hits
“This is a song that we’ve never actually performed with orchestra before in front of an audience.” –Peter Gabriel
Anyone who knows me knows that I love the music of Peter Gabriel. I recently got to see him perform with a full orchestra, a project he’s been working on since his last album, 100 years ago. I have not since seen this song on any other set list for the tour, nor it is on the track listing for his New Blood album or DVD. Strange, because in my opinion this is by far the best song of the bunch. It’s such an amazing performance that I won’t actually post my crappy Palm Pre version here, even though it got a lot of hits. Here is an awesome DVD quality version.
#5 – U2, 360° TOUR, PHILADELPHIA, 6/14/11 – (max) 665 hits
The first two videos in this playlist have a lot of hits which is not surprising because they’re medleys that open and close the concert, plus each medley contains an awesome cover song.
dude I was at the show last night and dont remember the stage shaken all around like that enough already, leave the trips at the door next time u2 invented the natural trip next time just enjoy –gothicofairy1324
#6 – AYUB OGADA, ‘OBIERO’ – 539 hits
I discovered this song in the summer of 1995 on an album called Plus From Us. It contains tracks that inspired the music of Peter Gabriel’s album US, which is the first Peter Gabriel album I ever listened to. It’s probably more personal than Passion. I loved the soothing sounds so much that I played it before sleep every night that first week. At the end of that week my dad had two heart attacks in one morning and almost died. I don’t actually connect the song with that event though. See last paragraph.
A few years later I got to fly out to Seattle and attend a W.O.M.A.D. concert where Ayub Ogada himself would be performing. While my friends Aaron and Sarah went to watch Bela Fleck, I sat with a small group of Ayub Ogada fans and got to see him perform Obiero. This dude is from Kenya, and it’s not like he goes on world tours and shit. He only goes on Real World tours. So the guy from Kenya can show up in America at a festival that Peter Gabriel literally created, but Peter Gabriel himself was not there. I’m just sayin.’
A few years after that my car was broken into and among everything else the CD wallet containing the Plus From Us CD was stolen. A few years after that I was able to locate the song on a file share. Finally, last year I re-bought the CD. It all comes full circle.
Ayub Ogada plays a lyre-like stringed instrument called a nyatiti (That’s ‘nee-ah-tee-tee’ you perverts. Oh, just me?) and he keeps time by tapping ankle bells. The version on Plus From Us is different than the album version because it’s accompanied by tabla. And yet it’s the tabla that takes this song to the next level. I was certain this version would not be found on YouTube, so this past July I uploaded it and since then I’m happy to see it’s had so many hits.
The song is ‘Dedicated to my brother Eric, your spirit inspires me to dare.’ To this day I have no idea what the lyrics mean. I like it that way–just raw emotional content. Sometimes I imagine it’s me singing to my own brother…of forgiveness.
#7 – SHORTS
Was just playing around when I made this one. I’m sure the title and short length is what intrigued those 200 people to click the link. I think it’s interesting to note that Ray Stantz misquotes the actual chapter and verse from Revelation, hence the title. Here are the two in comparison:
And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
So basically Ray relates what is happening with Gozer to the apocalyptic events of the sixth seal, when actually the verse he meant to quote was the one where everybody is in Heaven and One with God. That’s some Serious Ghostbuster Knowledge right there, folks.
Parvin State Park is where I used to go for solace and solitude. This very short video captures a moment during my Behavioral Assistant days. The kid in the video is one of the people I helped for a while. He was one of the best kids I’ve ever worked with and I hope he’s as happy now as he was during that moment.
This is the view from my old 2nd floor apartment on Genoa Ave. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss living there.
#8 – ‘PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION’ – 87 hits
This may be the single greatest thing I’ve produced on this Earth, except maybe the talent show video below or the millions of possible progeny I pump out every night. Zing!
I had a class in senior year of college (1999) called Philosophy of Religion. The prof wanted us to do a final paper on our own philosophy of religion. I asked her if I could make a video instead. After five straight hours of editing, I BELIEVED…
#9 – ‘TEACHER’S WASTELAND’ – 86 hits
My performance of The Who’s ‘Baba O’Riley’ at a school talent show. Everyone always asks why there is practically no audience. This is because it was the end of the talent show, there was a bad snowstorm outside and I debated over doing it until almost everyone had left. The Crew sacrificed seeing the Wu-Tang Clan perform before ODB died so I could get a rose.
#10 – ‘I DON’T FEEL LIKE DANCIN’ – 77 hits
“As long as you have little kids, crazy bitches, and some guy dressed like a shark… then Towel Boy lives!” –Doug the Kidd
Let’s put it all in perspective…In eight years, the video below evolved into the video above.