My third vid for videoblogging week 2005. Tuesday night we went to see one of my favorite bands, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives. They rock. They played at a sucky-ass club. Actually the sound is pretty good, but the staff and other offerings are lame. Particularly the asshole manager who tried to take my camera and "detain" me for capturing some footage with my still camera - never mind that there were phone cameras as far as the eye could see doing the same thing. So this video addresses some of the issues and frustrations of idiotic copyright friction.


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This is fantastic, Chuck.
But, the sound nearly blew out my headphones... ouch.

Posted by: Josh at Mar 30, 2005 1:40:03 PM

Damn...amazingly done.
That's all I have to say.

Posted by: bottomunion at Mar 30, 2005 1:44:49 PM

nice one.

Posted by: renegade at Mar 30, 2005 1:56:45 PM

nice one. no going back.

Posted by: renegade at Mar 30, 2005 1:58:08 PM

sorry Josh! I'm making a new version, now with reduced ear bleeding.

Posted by: Chuck at Mar 30, 2005 7:26:08 PM

excellent stuff. I'm going to check them out. That guys has a powerful voice.

Posted by: adam at Mar 30, 2005 7:27:47 PM

That was cool. I want one of their CDs! Can you IM me the mp3s? (joke).

Posted by: Michael Verdi at Mar 31, 2005 10:41:23 AM

In the UK you go to a gig where camera's are banned,but you look around and everyone's using camera phone's.Hmmmmmmm.......

Posted by: alexander at Apr 1, 2005 8:51:52 AM

awesome!... is my favorite downloaded band!!!!.
y have almost 50 mp3's!!!...

(anyone feel bad about it?), sorry.

Posted by: Ramiro at Apr 3, 2005 8:00:45 PM

Chuck what do you think about Tom's Green videoblog???


Posted by: Ramiro at Apr 3, 2005 8:05:11 PM

right on!
i watched a few of Tom Green's vid awhile ago, it seems like the perfect outlet for his humor and wacky songs. plus it's cool getting backstage peeks at talk shows and stuff.

Posted by: Chuck at Apr 4, 2005 1:59:12 AM

btw, i lent my camera out and had a corporate gig come up, so i didn't get pass 3 vids for vidblogweek2005. but, i'm happy with them.

Posted by: Chuck at Apr 4, 2005 2:00:09 AM

welcome to the future
where you're not allowed to document
you fucking terrorist.

Posted by: ryanne at Apr 4, 2005 8:27:12 PM

Really like that one !
Should be available for free download on mobile phones !

Posted by: akman75 at Apr 7, 2005 2:32:10 AM

nice...i go to shows all the time, but can never get a decent image to post on my vlog.

Posted by: ivettza at Apr 7, 2005 8:54:02 PM

chuck...i saw this video late. so for me it was the first time just now.
this is a classic in my book.
the text story over the music are so subtle and powerful.
i flet like the band was on your side.
your argument is mad compelling.
its the commnese argument we can now all link to.

Posted by: jay dedman at Apr 11, 2005 8:26:15 PM

I share many of your frustrations.

Posted by: Dooser at Apr 12, 2005 9:03:40 PM

yeah good job. this topic is #1 in ad world. who controls the brand message? (the band message?) the argument for me (and all videobloggers) is THE FANS DO, or should. now if we can get paid for it (or at least some drink tickets for crissake) instead of cease & desist orders...

Posted by: owen at Apr 13, 2005 2:20:59 PM

really really f***in cool man, i really enjoyed that. it was a bit loud but no biggie. more please.

Posted by: c at Apr 29, 2005 8:46:59 PM

Brilliant !!!!!

Posted by: sol h at May 17, 2005 12:48:25 PM

This is a great great classic video! The message and the way you did it is great (note three greats - now 4).

For the record, as I'm sure you know, the idea of recording bands for free was a common cultural thing in the 60s and the Dead have always encouraged recording and even have special sections for recording at their shows - the non-recording is a more recent phenomenon ... great job (5)

Posted by: Richard at May 24, 2005 2:22:07 PM

Thanks for sharing your fleeting moment.
Welcome to the future indeed.

Posted by: Kent Bye at Jul 3, 2005 8:47:29 AM

I had not heard of The Soundtrack of Our Lives before watching your fine video. Afterwards, I went to iTunes, figured out what song they were playing ("Bigtime") and bought it for 99 cents. I may buy more of their music. You'd think a band would like that.

Posted by: deidel at Dec 13, 2005 5:27:23 PM

your making money for the band and record company. If I hadn't seen your vlog I wouldn't have heard of the band and I'm now going to look out for their album....

Posted by: T at Jan 6, 2006 3:14:35 PM