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Postby hop_goblin » May 27th, '08, 01:41

What a cool idea!

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Postby Salsero » May 27th, '08, 01:44

PolyhymnianMuse wrote:I would love to know the artist and song title of the music in that video as well
The melody, of course, is Maurice Ravel's unending theme from Bolero, but the singer seems to be Middle Eastern (?). It sure is cool. Maybe they are selling the song instead of the tea!

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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » May 27th, '08, 01:51

Haha Sal, or even perhaps it is the mind behind the tea themselves... :D

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Postby ThinkingOutLoud » May 27th, '08, 06:48

Salsero wrote:Wow, that's a pretty high standard to start things off!!


It was gorgeous and really well done, for sure, but was it a *review*? It didn't really tell me much about the tea beyond what I already assumed. It did come across more like an ad. No offense *at all* to the creator because it is fab.

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Postby Victoria » May 27th, '08, 09:24

You have a point ThinkingOutLoud, yet I agree it was really nice.

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Postby forkyfork » May 27th, '08, 09:57

ThinkingOutLoud wrote:It was gorgeous and really well done, for sure, but was it a *review*? It didn't really tell me much about the tea beyond what I already assumed. It did come across more like an ad. No offense *at all* to the creator because it is fab.


I agree. It did seem more like an ad. It was very well done, but if you take away the aesthetics of it, it isn't really much of a review. For instance, if I just typed a review of this tea that said "Smooth & Sweet. Tea & Passion. Bolero. Sweet & Passionate." ... people wouldn't think it was very helpful.

Or maybe I'm just missing the point of what "video reviews" are supposed to be.

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Postby jazz88 » May 27th, '08, 10:17

The music is by Angelique Kidjo. Here's the review:

Maurice Ravel's "Bolero" is one of the most infamously overplayed classical pieces ever. Just when one thinks,"OH NO! Not another cover version!" Angelique Kidjo works her Afropop magic. She turns the Bolero into a tribal rave-up. She makes a formerly boring,overplayed composition into something wonderful&enthralling. Instead of boring one to sleep,it's hypnotic. It's Afropop trip-hop. Kidjo breathes new life into an old piece!

Thanks for the attention. I tried .... I have never done anything like that before. @ThinkingOutLoud of course you have a point. But talking to a camera (scary!) in my yoga pants (very nice yoga pants mind you) is really not my forte :) Anyway I appreciate that you took the time to watch it.

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Postby ThinkingOutLoud » May 27th, '08, 10:46

jazz88 wrote:Thanks for the attention. I tried .... I have never done anything like that before. @ThinkingOutLoud of course you have a point. But talking to a camera (scary!) in my yoga pants (very nice yoga pants mind you) is really not my forte :) Anyway I appreciate that you took the time to watch it.


Oh Jazz! As I said, it was fab!!! Beautiful and very well done. I certainly don't have that kind of talent. Don't get down on yourself because of anything I said. Talking to the camera can certainly be intimidating, but I, for one, would love to hear your tasting notes on this tea. Thanks for putting yourself out there!

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Postby themadhatter444 » Jun 14th, '08, 12:10

Hi guys!

I did one of these for Gunpowder today and sent to Ilya. I think it's up on the main site, but here it is on YouTube:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=zlEyIo-eCRc

Looking forward to doing a few more with my girlfriend when time permits. Thoughts?

Thanks!

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Postby Victoria » Jun 14th, '08, 12:54

Well done, good job!

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Postby Wesli » Jun 14th, '08, 18:14

Nice job Trevor!

Yoga pants: win!

Girlfriend: win!

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Postby themadhatter444 » Jun 16th, '08, 14:40

You guys are too kind! Thanks!

Wesli - No Yoga pants for me. Just jeans. :D

Anyway, I just did another one for Rooibos. It's on the main site as well as YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTybTAZRk1o

Are these what people are looking for? Should I bother recording more next week? Thinking about trying Green Anji, Kukicha, and Snowbud.

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Postby Wesli » Jun 16th, '08, 15:27

woot trevor

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Postby ThinkingOutLoud » Jun 17th, '08, 08:41

Trevor: I love your reviews! I personally don't agree with the rooibos one (ugh .. yuck .. gross), but I think you're doing a great job. Def post more!!!!!

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Postby Victoria » Jun 17th, '08, 09:11

Go Trevor!

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