Reason Some YouTube Players Stay on YouTube

MikeyTheCat

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Well, mate, so I was a pro at 17, my bandmates were all minimum 3 yrs my seniors and we gigged every weekend in pubs, occational weddings, NCO army clubs and made really good money ...back in 1967. I was the singer cum rhythm guitarist, fronting the stage, got the girls.
At the time that was what you consider Professional. High school was a mere side job, poor hobby. As a student at university my main income came from busking and helping out with any band or group that had a vacancy. Again, a Professional? There's more to that, I believe.
I myself saw me as a successful amateur.
That's if you think of what you're doing as a past time. Stevie, if he is making videos as more than a past time and earning money from it, is a pro.
Are music teachers who don't write, perform or record professional musicians?
 

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Stevie T, Jared Dines and Music Is Win, the way they carry on you would think they have invented a new chord or scale and even though they are good at playing guitar their original music is very generic and dull.

Frog Leap Studios is another one, he does play live but he turns everything into a parody rather than a cover. He has 4.19 millions subscribers so what do I know!

 

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Quite a bit of over thinking here.......

A professional makes a living from their craft.......
 
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Frog Leap Studios is another one, he does play live but he turns everything into a parody rather than a cover. He has 4.19 millions subscribers so what do I know!
I'm sure Weird Al is laughing all the way to the bank.

Parody is still creativity, and good parody is much harder than doing straight covers.
Leo does covers in his own style and it works. Sometimes the videos are parody-like, but if you just listen and ignore the video content, the songs generally work well.
 

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I'm sure Weird Al is laughing all the way to the bank.

Parody is still creativity, and good parody is much harder than doing straight covers.
Leo does covers in his own style and it works. Sometimes the videos are parody-like, but if you just listen and ignore the video content, the songs generally work well.
That's the problem I don't think his covers work that well, he can't seem to help himself with the grunting. Just my taste, I like light and shade, soft vocals heavy music for example. If he would just let some of the singers he works with sing the whole songs it would probably be better.

He also tends to lose the groove in some of the pop songs he covers. Again, my tastes but I like the variation whereas he just goes to an extreme and it sounds comical at times to me.
 

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Regarding beginning of threads anxiety chatter which I just read for the first time.

I suffer with Panic disorder, and housebound agoraphobia. It's no fun. Ironically when I was able to get out and play I LOVED performing in front of large crowds. Anxiety can be a very strange thing especially in the ways it manifests itself. Performing was as though a type of lesser excitement/anxiety displaced the terror of performing for me, I can't explain the "why's" about these anxiety related issues, I just know firsthand THEY SUCK. Yet it's part of who I currently am. I am and have been (most of my life) in therapy and on med's. Severe anxiety is no fun living with.
 
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Regarding beginning of threads anxiety chatter which I just read for the first time.

I suffer with Panic disorder, and housebound agoraphobia. It's no fun. Ironically when I was able to get out and play I LOVED performing in front of large crowds. Anxiety can be a very strange thing especially in the ways it manifests itself. Performing was as though a type of lesser excitement/anxiety displaced the terror of performing for me, I can't explain the "why's" about these anxiety related issues, I just know firsthand THEY SUCK. Yet it's part of who I currently am. I am and have been (most of my life) in therapy and on med's. Severe anxiety is no fun living with.
Definitely not and I have had bouts of depression and PTSD myself. I know it's no fun at all. What gets me with Stevie though is he makes himself a target and often makes fun of others just seems odd to me as he then cries victim when he cops abuse in the comments.
 


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