As you probably know if you’ve been following my blog, I’m somewhat of a YouTube addict. Nix the “somewhat” – I obviously am addicted since I watch stuff, mainly music videos and music-related clips, on YouTube almost every day of my life.
One of the things I love about WordPress is that I often come across great videos that I might have never found just searching on YouTube by myself. Occasionally, I come across a true gem of a video in WordPress, and that’s what happened when I found MetalGuruMessiah’s blog.
Back in mid-July, I was cruising around in my Reader, when I came across a post titled “There’s a Time…There’s a Word” with a video attached. Well, as you may know, I’m a staunch Yes fan, so I opened the video, prepared to hear one of my favorite Yes songs, “Time and A Word”. What I wasn’t prepared for, however, was the absolutely stunning images and colors in this artistic creation. “Video” is really too bland and utilitarian of a word to use for MetalGuruMessiah’s work. It is art – beautiful, moving, complex, rich, colorful, art.
In addition to being a gifted video-artist, he’s a fellow blogger and classic rock fan, so let’s support his efforts, rock brethren! He has now completed 200 of these amazing videos – that’s quite an accomplishment! His videos are helping to keep the music alive and introducing it to new listeners, and I want to support that. If you have a YouTube account, please consider subscribing to his channel and liking his videos. I am going to be doing a series of posts over the next few days, each highlighting a different song and video from MetalGuruMessiah. Y’all get ready – it’s going to be great!
I want to start with the first MetalGuruMessiah video I watched, the beautiful “Time and a Word”, by Yes. I’ve watched it many, many times – really an embarrassingly large number of times. I showed it to the guitar man and he said, “Well, Marie, darlin’, this video looks like it could have been made just for you’”. And he’s right. Because I’m all about the love, y’all. There’s a word, and the word is Love, and it’s right for me…
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