Monday, May 17, 2010

The shape of things to come...

Today I made a big mistake. I created a video in just a few minutes and uploaded it. I followed all the moves I'd never thought I'd make, yet had done so many times recently. I lost sight of the reason I started on youtube. I joined youtube for the fun and thrill of uploading a video, the anticipation of comments, the unpredictability of a video being big or just getting a few views.

Somewhere along the line I failed to keep youtube fun. I started to grasp for money, I've done too many videos with highly deceptive thumbnails, I'm not going to cover it up. I started to grasp for fame, even if I didn't like someone's content, I pretended I did just to not burn bridges and hope they'd promote me along the way. I loved the numbers, LOOK I GAINED X SUBSCRIBERS TODAY! Or YES I HIT 30,000 even tho my videos average 5,000 views recently. This is sad.

So with this comes the end of alwaystextback, but I'm not leaving, or like sxephil - saying I'm leaving. I'm simply starting over. Losing all the numbers I thought I needed. This has been an interesting decision, and the search for a new username will be interesting, but I'm up for the challenge all this holds. It's hard to build your brand for 2 years and then change it completely. I'm sure some people will follow me to the new channel, while most will drop off, but I'm game.

Note, series I love and videos I love will be reuploaded and continue on (Woke Up in A Car, Swingers Confessional), but I also will no longer be holding myself to a upload schedule. One big mistake I have made was expecting myself to release two videos a week no matter what. This resulted in poor quality, stupid, and just pathetic videos when I was unable to produce a better content set.

Good things are coming. Thank you for sticking around.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

365 Playlist Catch Up

Updated: 5/15

Jack's Mannequin "The Mixed Tape"
The Rocket Summer "Cross My Heart"
Cash Cash "Party in Your Bedroom"
Kris Allen "Live Like We're Dying"
Rob Thomas "Give Me The Meltdown"
Something Corporate "I Woke Up In A Car"
Cartel "Honestly"
Parachute "Under Control"
Relient-K "Must Have Done Something Right"
The Oceanic Six "Henry Gale"
The Secret Handshake "TGIF"
Steve Means "X-Ray Eyes"
The Cab "I'll Run"
Flight of The Conchords "Sugalumps"
MGMT "Kids"
B.O.B. "Nothin' on You"
Capital Lights "Mile Away"
A Rocket To The Moon "If You Only Knew"
Nathan Angelo "Brighter Days"
Jack's Mannequin "I'm Ready"
Kris Allen "Alright With Me"
Quietdrive "The Seasons"
Flight of The Conchords "Business Time"
The Oceanic Six "Mr. Eko"
Something Corporate "If You C Jordan"
Modest Mouse "Float On"
Jason Mraz "The Remedy"
Jonathan Clay "Around and Round"
David Archuleta "Touch My Hand"
Michael Johns "Heart on My Sleeve"
Cartel "Let's Go"
Jack's Mannequin "Sleezy Wednesday"
A Rocket To The Moon "Life of The Party"
Jason Reeves "You in A Song"
O.A.R. "Hey Girl"

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I solved LOST

The title of this epic theory is:

Dillards broken down into D I L L A R D S with it's corresponding numbers in alphabetical order is 4 9 12 12 1 18 4 19

So remove the Dill and you have ARDS or 1 18 4 19.

1 + 18 + 4 + 19 = 42! AKA candidate KWON *unknown*

Out of Sun Kwon and Jin Kwon, Sun is the only of the two who matches any letters in the original ARDS (1,18.4,19).

I L in Dillards is also 9 and 12. 9x12 = 108! 108 x 3 = the current number of Dillards stores (324)!

In the original D I L L A R D S equation, the number 4 appears twice. 4 originates from 4,8,15,16,23,42. Like I said 4 appears twice, 4x2 = 8. Another of the numbers!

Dillards alphabetized is A D D I L L R S we see the word ADD ILLRS. ILLRS = 9 12 12 18 19. Those added together = 70. 70 - A D D (1, 4, 4) = 61. No significance.

Dillards number of letters divided in half is 4 = one of the numbers. 4,8,15,16,23,42.

Dillards has 8 letters. 8 = one of the numbers. 4,8,15,16,23,42.

Going back to the original formula where D I L L A R D S = 4 9 12 12 1 18 4 19: S - I + D + A = 19 - 9 + 4 + 1 = 15 = one of the numbers! 4,8,15,16,23,42.

Dillards did not sponsor a show called SWEET 16 on MTV. 16 = one of the numbers! 4,8,15,16,23,42.

Dillards operated 2 stores in 1938. 1+9+3+8+2 = 23 = one of the numbers! 4,8,15,16,23,42.

Most of Dillards employees have or will reach the age of 42. 42 = one of the numbers! 4,8,15,16,23,42.

108 minutes it the average time a customer spends in Dillards per month. 108 = the combination of the numbers!

So as you can see I've clearly solved the entire series of Lost. I know I should have tagged this post spoilers, however I wanted you to see that I solved it before the finale and now you when you watch the finale you can just enjoy images of Sawyer taking his shirt off and Kate and Jungle Claire sunbathing all while Jack and Man in Black discuss the actual connection to Dillards.

You're welcome.