Internet Broadcasting

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Cop Watchers Have to be Cooler than the Cops, or Cop Watching Will Never Be Cool

    I really want to be on the side of the cop watchers. I do. Ferguson makes me think the more eyeballs we can put on police incidents the better. But I watched the YouTube video on the people arrested in Arlington over the weekend, and there's no way they were in the right. What I saw on the video wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Is Garth Brooks' GhostTunes Genius or Chris Gaines Part Two?

    After at least six years of radio silence, Garth Brooks brashly stormed back onto the country music scene with with last week's announcement that he would be going on a world tour before releasing a new album in 2015. On the heels of that announcement, Brooks also released his first new music since ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Here's a Bunch of People Brawling at a Kid's Birthday Party in Burleson

    According to YouTube, where the video was posted on Saturday, it happened at Peter Piper Pizza in Burleson. During a kid's birthday party. We don't know the exact circumstances surrounding the brawl but, in this case, how much context do you need.

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    November 27, 2013

    Macklemore Reflects on the Biggest Year of His Life

    Just last year, you may not have even known who he was. But in October 2012, the release and subsequent success of The Heist (his album with producer Ryan Lewis) turned Macklemore into a household name. What's even more astonishing is that he did it all as an independent artist. Macklemore, whose fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Ghost of Blind Lemon's Chris Mueller Talks DFW Music And Internet Radio

    For nearly three years now, Chris Mueller has hosted a local music show on called The Ghost of Blind Lemon. His show nabbed a DOMA nomination this year, and we wish him all the luck. "Ghost" doesn't seem to draw any boundary lines in the sand: it's a little bit of every genre. Mue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Josh Weathers' Two-Year-Old Whitney Houston Cover Just Got Thousands of YouTube Views, and Now National Talk Shows are Calling

    In July 2011, Fort Worth musician Josh Weathers dedicated a cover of Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You" to his mother. It is world-class diva quality. Kessler Artistic Director Jeff Liles recorded it, and posted it on YouTube. This Tuesday, more than two years later, reddit user s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Online Radio Station Deep Ellum On Air is Trying to Expand

    Independent internet radio station Deep Ellum On-Air prides itself on contributing positively to the entertainment scene now in the music-rich neighborhood, and finds its purpose in supporting local musicians, comedians, and the businesses. This independent internet radio station isn't without its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    This Dallas Zoo Lion is Clearly Trying to Devour a Small Child

    The Dallas Zoo posted this clip to YouTube with the title "Lion Really Likes This Little Girl at Dallas Zoo." But that's pretty clearly not what's happening here. The animal is also not trying "to play with a little girl getting her picture taken." That lioness is starving, and she's just stumbled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Clayton Earthman, Admitted Meth-head and Doomsday Prepper, Also Had an Illegal Alligator

    Seven months ago, Clayton Eathman decided he wanted an alligator. Or a crocodile. It didn't really matter so long as it had a green, scaly hide, razor-sharp teeth and looked badass on a leash. So, he did what any backwoods herpetologist would do: He turned to YouTube's comment section. i luv the vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Cleburne Man Decries Police Brutality After Probably Justified Traffic-Stop Tasing (Video)

    A number of facts surrounding Donny Hinshaw's May 23 arrest by Cleburne police are firmly established. Minutes before the YouTube clip above, the 30-year-old had gotten in a wreck and driven away. When he's pulled over, he steps out of his truck and ignores the officer's command to put his hands on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Billboard Now Counts YouTube Plays, so "Harlem Shake" is Number One

    "Harlem Shake" is the No. 1 song in the United States of America this week, which means that now is your chance to listen to more than fifteen seconds of it. Baauer's meme soundtrack is the beneficiary of a Billboard rule change--YouTube views have been added to the Hot 100 calculations, joining phy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    My Bloody Valentine's Website Crash Shows What it Means to Be Indie in 2013

    My Bloody Valentine released a new album over the weekend, and by all accounts it's very good. There are a lot of thick, quavering guitars on it, you can't really hear the vocals, and nothing goes much like you expect it to, which is to say that if you enjoy My Bloody Valentine, you'll enjoy m b v. ... More >>

  • News

    January 10, 2013

    Rage Against the Machinima

    As YouTube becomes increasingly wealthy, its stars and the networks that contract with them battle for money and creative control.

  • Music

    December 6, 2012
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    November 30, 2012

    "Gangnam Style" Bests Justin Bieber for Most-Watched YouTube Video Ever. What's the Formula?

    By Dan Moore Psy's "Gangnam Style" is now the most-viewed YouTube video ever, which means it's been watched more than 830 million times. That means that the single biggest pop culture event of 2012--the video you're most likely to talk about with your grandma at Christmas--was, as I predicted back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Get To Know Your DOMA 2012 Nominees: Snow Tha Product

    Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here. This piece originally appeared in our June People ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Watch Cowboys Fan's Epic, Profanity-Filled Tirade Over Loss to Seahawks

    Yesterday, still irrationally giddy from the beatdown their Seahawks delivered on Sunday ( I for one blame the replacement refs for Felix Jones' fumble on the opening kickoff. And the subsequent blocked punt. And the Romo interception right after. And -- oh screw it, the Cowboys blew.) , our colleag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Snow Tha Product: The Human Alarm Clock

    In this week's Dallas Observer, we profile 30 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Mark Graham. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. Claudia Feliciano has lived in Fort Worth for the past three years, but she's flown under ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    All of the Arguments About Digital Music, Summarized

    Piracy is theft. Piracy isn't theft because nothing physical is being stolen. You are taking money out of the hands of artists. Artists were already being ripped off by labels. Artists can make the money back by touring. Kickstarter. Here is a bulleted list of numbers showing how much it costs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    The Viral Video Conundrum: Riff Raff, Kitty Pryde and Krispy Kreme Walk Into a Bar

    When Sean Parker was asked by David Kirkpatrick at a roundtable web summit how and why videos go viral, the Silicon Valley visionary shifted in his seat, nervously adjusting his tortoise shell-framed glasses and skinny tie. The Napster co-founder posited, "Videos go viral because people share them. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Texas Guitarist David DiDonato Breaks The Guinness Record For Longest Guitar Solo

    Austin guitarist David DiDonato started playing at 7pm on Sunday night, at Red 7, and beat the Guinness record for longest guitar solo last night. The record previously stood at 24 hours and 18 minutes, but even after he broke it, DiDonato, formerly of punk band J Church, kept playing, clocking in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    YouTube Sensation Keith Reber Is Your Favorite DJ's Favorite Drummer

    Reality shows and social media over the last 20 years have obviously altered the landscape of pop culture and entertainment. Those two mediums have also had an enormous effect on the musical evolution of drummer Keith Reber. Back in 2004, he had his first taste of fame as a bassist in the metal band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    John Iskander's Got Big Ideas For Parade of Flesh

    Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. John Iskander was "at dinner with a priest" when he came up with the name Parade of Flesh, his one-man live music "boutique." But it would be rather antiseptic to label what he does as si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Rick Perry Thinks He's Just Like Rocky Balboa, and Not Because They're Both Brain Injured

    If you gave me 100 tries to guess how Rick Perry is similar to Rocky and Babe Ruth, I don't think I'd come up with "Champion." But there it is, in all its strings-and-keys glory. Soak up the magic while the YouTube channel still exists.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Guilty Pleasures of 2011: Rihanna's "We Found Love"

    Often, usually after a long night out, in the wee hours of the morning, I find myself fixated on my computer, repeatedly blaring whatever music video strikes my fancy at the time. While there are certain videos I frequently resort to -- I'm a sucker for anything by Thieves Like Us, just about everyt ... More >>

  • Music

    February 24, 2011
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    April 22, 2010
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    April 9, 2010

    The Statler Hilton Gets an Extreme Makeover. For Now, 'Tis But a Dream.

    Much obliged to Rudy and DowntownDallas for directing our attention to this what-if video made by Merriman Associates, which imagines what the Statler Hilton might look like if it wasn't, well, a shadow of a shell of its former self. I too asked Ashley Claborn, director of marketing at Merriman, ... More >>

  • Music

    January 28, 2010
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    December 10, 2009

    Why, Oh, Why Does WFAA-Channel 8 Hate A Charlie Brown Christmas So Much?

    Much obliged to Tim Rogers and Uncle Barky for the reminder: Earlier this week WFAA-Channel 8 yanked A Charlie Brown Christmas to run Good Morning Texas After Dark, which, as Ed describes it, is "basically is a collection of mini-infomercials sharing space with actual non-paid program content." Whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    DC9 in SPACE, Ep. 15: Robert Gomez

    ...and if it's the YouTube you want, then, by god, it's YouTube you get.Good luck picking out each of the instruments at work in this week's video.Along with the pair of guitars he'd play that night, Robert Gomez rolled into SPACE for last Wednesday night's taping followed by Heather Test, Jesse Ch ... More >>

  • Music

    January 15, 2009

    Could Cell Phones Topple iPods?

    Could your cellphone's ability to stream music render the iPod obsolete? Quite possibly.

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    D-Town Boogie: The Do It Ourself Video

    Here at DC9 this week, we took Pete's cover story to heart, especially this dig DJ Drop takes at folks in night clubs who try out the D-Town Boogie dances: "You can tell the people that are doing it right off YouTube. They're doing it right off the instructions."To those of us who'd never seen the R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    All the Ike Video You'll Need

    A Friend of Unfair Park shot us a link to an audio-video aggregator from the Texas coast, which, from the looks of it, compiles the raw, off-air video from pretty much anyone who's got a news camera down there in advance of Ike's landfall late tonight or early Saturday morning. At least, that's what ... More >>

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    August 22, 2008
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    August 21, 2008
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    July 2, 2008

    Is This Why Leppert Was in China?

    Right now, there are some dudes over at the Crescent going, "What the hell did we just invest in again?" Crescent Court-based Maverick Capital -- which, says here, is "a $10 billion hedge fund" -- has gotten into the online video business. It's done sunk some $30 million into Youku, China's version ... More >>

  • Music

    June 26, 2008

    Bringing Sachse Back

    21-year-old Dondria Nicole's on the verge of a major-label push as we prepare for the Observer's 20th Music Awards issue

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2008

    Video: Simple Plan at Palladium

    In my daily YouTube trolling I discovered a zillion (OK, it was more like 12) videos one person posted from the May 12 Simple Plan show at the Palladium. Who knew Simple Plan fans were so hardcore about their love? Well, get a taste of YouTube user CatyMc was all about with his or her video of Simpl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2008

    New PPT Video: "When We Was Kool"

    Pikahsso, Picnic and Tahiti of PPT just posted their latest music video onto YouTube, and the Hal Samples-shot video version of the track "When We Was Kool" is flat-out phenomenal. Check it out: (It helps that it's a killer song, too.) The timing of this video's release is a bit weird, consideri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2007

    God's Favorite Web Site

    Back in March, we brought word -- or should that be Word? -- of GodTube, which was Dallas Theological Seminary student Chris Wyatt's answer to, yup, YouTube. But only now, as the Dallas-based site -- its HQ is off Skillman Street and Lovers Lane -- becomes one of the hottest religious sites in the u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007

    Got Questions for Forever The Sickest Kids?

    Apparently, Forever The Sickest Kids don't need us. Us the media, not us DC-9. The band is letting its fans ask questions directly, thanks to a bit of help from YouTube. Those dying to know anything and everything about the Dallas group just need to submit questions and the best ones (as determined ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2007

    In Your Face, Facebook

    Southern Methodist University In coming days watch for this Trend Piece in Your Daily Newspaper: More people are using their Interwebs for online gaming than they are for eyeballing videos or social networking sites. That's according to Dallas-based new-media market research company Parks Associat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2007

    Deep Ellum's "Home Movie" Maker Revealed

    So, turns out it was Dave Walbert who posted to YouTube all those Deep cuts last week; so said Jeff Liles, and so confirmed Walbert when reached in Austin by Unfair Park. Turns out, yeah, he shot all those now-broken-up bands at all those now-shut-down clubs years back, just because he knew the band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2007
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    March 7, 2007

    Griffith and Wells: Eww, Tube.

    By now, you've no doubt seen Gary Griffith's anti-cheese ad; wow, really going out on a limb there, hunh, coming out against drugs. (Why "ironically called cheese," incidentally?) If you haven't seen the ad, which Griffith's peeps posted to YouTube this morning, here it is: Silly, innit? But we h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2006
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    October 6, 2006

    Cuban's "Moron" Surfaces...

    On September 28, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said "anyone who buys [YouTube] is a moron." Yo, Google and your $1.6 billion, looks like he was talking about you? Speaking of Cuban, he has some thoughts about The Dallas Morning News' recent buyouts and the state of local sports media. Hint: "Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2006

    Skating is For Wussies

    Kids these days are pretty lame, a fact made evident when you go to YouTube and type "Dallas" into the search engine. The results include a kid named Dallas twitching his head and some dumb girls descending into a local parking garage, among other brilliant pieces of cinema. A refreshing exception i ... More >>

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Radio Active

    With Napster six feet under, the RIAA now wants to hang the Internet DJ

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