Post by mediterranea on Feb 27, 2021 19:03:42 GMT -5
I think the point is not that you are watching someone watching a video, but watching their reaction and getting their opinion on the music and video. Some reaction video folk on YouTube are quite good and offer interesting insight into what they are watching - as with everything there is a spectrum of quality in this field. I've seen this girl react to various DD videos and others and she's in the middle in terms of quality, but I'm glad that she genuinely seems to appreciate DD.
It's interesting to see how people who don't know DD react to their music.
I personally get satisfaction and a sense of pride from watching positive reactions from youngsters who watch (and listen) to music from a decade that I was privileged to witness. It’s not *just* about DD but about the legacy of the brilliant music that I took for granted. At the age of 16/17 it didn't even cross my mind what the future held in store as far as music was concerned.
Music video these days is just bland with no thought of direction, made easier with modern technology and clever computer enhanced imagery.
So to watch the expressions of today’s children joyously savouring vintage music is frankly heartening to me. It makes me proud, especially when my 19 year old daughter tells me I was very lucky to have grown up in the eighties and that she was very envious of me.
Post by ShutterMaze on Feb 28, 2021 14:46:56 GMT -5
I went down the wormhole of reaction videos of bands I like (always fun when it's The Smiths/moz). I think what's interesting about them, is it brings me back to my first listening experiences of those bands. In a way, I get to recapture those moments.