|Posted on August 30, 2012 at 9:40 PM||comments (0)|
The other night I saw William Close play the Earth Harp on the Semifinals of America's Got Talent and I was blown away by his creativity and talent. Now, the show usually has some unique talent that is pretty good, but he was outstanding.
William makes his instruments and transforms auditoriums or outdoor spaces, into a giant 'Earth Harp" which can extend up to 1,000 feet in length. He proceeds to play modern and classical songs by stroking the strings with gloved hands coated in resin.
To Learn more visit: William and the Earth Harp
Having a creative mind is an otter trait. William Close embodies this trait to the fullest degree. He shares his love of making music with students in schools and others through his performances.
Keep up the Otterocity and continue making great music in the creative way you do!
|Posted on June 2, 2012 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
My favorite band of all times is U2. I have followed them since I was in elementary school, through junior high, into high school, through college, and to the present day. It is interesting how they re-invent themselves to set new trends of the times. When they hit the music scene, they took America by storm and their popularity rose – they never looked back!
U2 definitely has Otterocity. They show a unique individuality in their music. They have creativity in developing different styles through their latest albums. And most of all, they have fun doing their passion!
It is interesting to see them develop and change throughout the ages!
Boy - October 10, 1980
Their first music video: I WILL FOLLOW
October - October 10, 1981
War - February 2, 1983
NEW YEAR'S DAY
Under a Blood Red Sky – November 11, 1983
SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY
The Unforgettable Fire – October 10, 1984
PRIDE (IN THE NAME OF LOVE)
The Joshua Tree – March 3, 1987
WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME
Rattle and Hum – October 10, 1988
Achtung Baby – November 11, 1991
EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING
Zooropa – July 7 – 1993
Pop – March 3, 1997
All That You Can’t Leave Behind – October 10, 2001
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb – November 11, 2004
No Line On The Horizon – March 3, 2009
U2 brings a joyful spirit to their music, which is touching, electrified, and fun!
|Posted on November 18, 2011 at 9:55 PM||comments (0)|
When you think of modern day music played on classical instruments your mind goes right to elevator music. I think of a bad rendition of Bon Jovi on the violin, or Metallica on the flute. But then I heard of Sulic & Hauser and they totally changed my mind that modern day hits could be played really well on classical instruments.
You be the judge:
2 CELLOS (Luka Sulic & Stjepan Hauser) play their music with vibrancy, excitment, and creativity bringing you a mix of modern day pop and rock songs on two cellos. They bring a joyful spirit to their craft!
Croatia/Slovene cellist were discovered after uploading their cover of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" on YouTube.
2 CELLOS have Otterocity!
For tour dates visit: www.2cellos.com
|Posted on August 20, 2011 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
Coldplay's new music video for Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall shows their unique creativity as well as their joyful spirit. It looked like they had a lot of fun putting together this paint-infused, neon-glowing music video. This song has a good beat, excellent guitar riffs, and great lyrics.
Another great video I enjoy, and is a lot of fun, is Strawberry Swing It is absolutely brilliant how they made this video on a black background with chalk drawings.
Coldplay has Otterocity!
|Posted on June 11, 2011 at 7:50 PM||comments (1)|
Otterocity is all about bringing fun, joy and happiness to your life. There are many ways you can do this. You can even have fun with milk!
You are probably imagining maiking someone laugh as they drink milk and it spurts out their nose. That is definitely one way you can have fun with milk. That is not what I am talking about. Here is a cool craft that uses milk, food coloring and dish soap. It is simple, and fun to watch.
Go get some milk, food coloring, and dish soap . . .
have fun with milk . . .
and get your Otterocity on!
|Posted on June 9, 2011 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
You don't need much to add some fun to your life. You can have funs with paper and a little tape. This YouTube video shows how you can transform a sheet of paper into an amazing moving object.
So, grab a sheet of paper and some tape,
and get your Otterocity on!
|Posted on June 1, 2011 at 10:20 PM||comments (0)|
Check out our quick video book trailer we produced on Animoto. It is a short 30 second clip promoting the website.
|Posted on May 23, 2011 at 10:25 PM||comments (0)|
The American alternative rock band, Young the Giant plays their music with Otterocity! I first learned of this band while listening to 93.3 KTCL out of Denver. When I heard their unique sound and interesting style I looked them up on YouTube and found several music videos featuring songs from their eponymous debut album. Their melodic rock changes with each song, showing the diverse nature of their precision, guitars and vocals.
Learn more about Young the Giant at:
"My Body" is full of beat with thumping bass, Celtic sounding drums, and rip-roaring guitars.
"I Got" is a lively, toe tapping, melody with very natural sounds.
"Cough Syrup" mixes warmth and feeling with brilliant lyrics and passionate, precise guitars and drums.
You can tell by watching them perform, in these various open sessions, that they really enjoy what they are doing.
They know how to have fun!
Young the Giant definitely has Otterocity!