Lightning strikes three of the tallest buildings in Chicago at the same time!

1 07 2010

“For the third time in the last 6 days, another line of nasty storms rolled through Chicago on Wednesday evening. In this clip you will see three of the tallest buildings in Chicago get struck by lightning at the same time. Willis Tower (Tallest), Trump International Hotel and Tower (2nd Tallest) and the John Hancock Building(4th tallest).

HD Video was shot on a Canon EOS 7D. Video was edited with Sony Vegas Movie Studio.

“Wed’s storms towered up to 63,000 ft, unleashed 80 mph gusts, local 3″+ rains and 15,000 cloud to ground lightning strikes in a single hour.””


– Video by Craig Shimala
– Music: Sufjan Stevens – To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament

Bonus video from Craig Shimala! A sequel to the nasty storms that he captured on camera:


– Music by The xx


Aldebaran Robotics Nao Robot Show

1 07 2010

“Aldebaran Robotics Nao Robot Show in France Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010”.

– Made by Aldebaran Robotics

Super Mario Beatbox

24 06 2010


The Nextmen Ft. Dynamite MC – Round Of Applause

7 06 2010

The Nextmen
Dynamite MC

Peter Bull (Norwegian Recycling) Musical Mashups

20 05 2010

To some, these mashups may be just a clamoring cacophony to your ears, but to others they are pure imaginative and magnificent musical masterpieces! Take a listen and let me know which side of the sound spectrum you rest on…


Recycled Romance:

Soul of Fireflies:

Viva La Viral:


Acoustic Alchemy:

Wait for the World’s Greatest:


9 Songs to Save the World:


How 6 Songs Collide:


Sorry for I Mashed You:


No Taylor, No Scar:

Ben is Chasing Some Beautiful Girls:

For more about Peter Bull and his mashups, check out these followings links:………

Paul Dateh: Spectacular Stringing on the Violin Videos

17 05 2010

Want to download this sweet sounding song? Then click here!

Want to download this sweet sounding song? Then click here!

– By Paul Dateh

Andy McKee

6 05 2010

Andy McKee is considered one of the world’s finest acoustic guitar soloists. His dedicated online community has raised his YouTube video views in excess of 78 million plays and at one point he held the #1, #2 and #3 positions for Top-Rated Videos of All Time on YouTube. McKee’s online media success has impacted both album and ticket sales allowing him to tour internationally with over 200 live shows a year.

Hailing from Topeka Kansas, the self-taught McKee, first garnered international attention as one of the top finalists at the prestigious National Finger Style Guitar Championships in Windfield, Kansas. Since 2001, McKee has released five albums independently selling upwards of 50,000. Andy also had the honor of playing guitar on Josh Groban’s Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum Christmas album, NOEL.

McKee’s live shows are a true testament to his art of stringsmanship and engaging repartee. He manages to capture both the every day music fan and guitar aficionados with his expertise and down to earth wit and humor. Whether it be explaining how his harp guitar tunes or why his frets are backward, Andy maintains his love for both fan and guitar player.

McKee’s unique skill allows him to transform the guitar from a simple stringed instrument to a dynamic calliope of sound. Andy’s deft talents give his music life through altered tunings, syncopated rhythm guitar taps, and his textural use of polyphonic tones and drones. All of these are played on both standard sized acoustic guitars and a hand-built 12 string harp-guitar. His highly-developed two handed technique is reminiscent of some of Andy’s cherished guitar mentors and heroes: Preston Reed, Don Ross, Billy McLaughlin, and Michael Hedges. He honors the path blazed by these pioneers with his unique multi-layering approach as he alone plucks, strums, taps the strings and body to provide the illusion of a full band accompaniment.

Andy was awarded the Acoustic Guitar Magazine worldwide silver medal award for fingerstyle in December 2008.