Friday, March 4, 2011

Aaron Robinson Gets More Porn Action, Brandon Jazz Blogs, Caitlin Rose's 5-Year-Old Fangirl Goes Viral, Protomen Kick-Start a Documentary [Stats-y Bits]

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Numbers.

This might surprise you, but there actually is something that confuses and confounds me more than words and the process of stringing them together to construct succinct, cogent, grammatically correct sentences: numbers. I don't get them, can't figure out why they exist, and wish they didn't just bounce right off my head like flakes of dandruff. That said, let's talk about statistics. I'm told they're number-based.

* Our local rock scene's national profile is gaining more and more traction by the day, the proof is in the pudding ... and on YouTube (and its, uh, offshoots). As if you could ever forget, last week I posted about local singer-songwriter and rocker Aaron Robinson's rising popularity among film buffs — porn buffs, to be specific — resulting from him haphazardly landing a song placement in a porno flick, which then went viral on ... wait for it ... YouJizz (link redacted). Well, that saga continues, as following last week's post, the video containing the song ended up on another stag-vid site called ... wait for it ... YouPorn (link redacted). Naturally, the "clean" version of Robinson's video for "The Elephant" once again skyrocketed in views. At press time, its play count is nearing the 6,500 mark. Check out a nifty graph Robinson sent the Scene charting said counts — along with some other bits — after the jump. The letter A denotes the date the video was posted on Cream ... and YouPorn.

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* If you remember that post about Aaron Robinson's YouJizz-ery, then it's fair to assume you also remember this post from last week, featuring the uber-adorbable Rowan, age 5, adapting Caitlin Rose's "Own Side Now." Well, Buzzfeed, PhillyD.tv and The Daily What (in their "OMG! Adorbz of the Day" category) followed our lead, posting the three-minute clip of magical preciousness, which, at press time, has racked up a whopping 45,560 hits. Wow. Because it's worth its salt in adorable praises, I'm gonna give it an encore embedding below.

* Also racking up the viral video views is local attention-whore-par-excellence Brandon Jazz. He's got his own blog now. So if you can't get enough of his antics on Cream, check him out here. According to one of his posts, in addition to an email received by the Scene, his music video for "Vultures" — documenting his friendly confrontation with Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Freak Show — has started catching on, netting around a thousand plays a day. At press time the big number is 19,505. Now, if you feel so inclined, check out this video of Jazz and His Armed Forces' "bizarro" performance of "X-Ray Eyes," captured last week at the debut edition of Musician’s Underground: A Night of Writers in the Round — a new, offbeat (?), recurring writers' night The Basement. It involves some singing, a hint of songwriting, and a whole lot of smoke and lights — it's kinda like a low-budge Cure video. Enjoy!

* And lastly, Nashville's favorite (and only) Mega Man-tastic, conceptual, prog-rockin' geek-squad, The Protomen, are making a documentary and they need your help to finish it. So they've embraced the times and kick-started a Kick Starter campaign to raise the Benjamins needed to fund the film's completion. At press-time, with 29 days to go, they've raised $2,911 of the $8,000 they're gunnin' for. Click here to make a pledge, or just check out their contributory incentives — which include hand-crafted custom leather belts, autographed custom battle helmets, executive producer credits and even owner ship of the band's break-less tour bus. Check out the rock doc's trailer below. It looks like it's got some Trekkies-meets-Bat-out-of-Hell-IV potential.

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