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by hop_goblin » May 27th 08 5:41 am

What a cool idea!

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by Salsero » May 27th 08 5:44 am

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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by PolyhymnianMuse » May 27th 08 5:51 am

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

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by ThinkingOutLoud » May 27th 08 10:48 am

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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by Victoria » May 27th 08 1:24 pm

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

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by forkyfork » May 27th 08 1:57 pm

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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by jazz88 » May 27th 08 2:17 pm

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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by ThinkingOutLoud » May 27th 08 2:46 pm

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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by themadhatter444 » Jun 14th 08 4:10 pm

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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by Victoria » Jun 14th 08 4:54 pm

Well done, good job!

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by Wesli » Jun 14th 08 10:14 pm

Nice job Trevor!

Yoga pants: win!

Girlfriend: win!

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by themadhatter444 » Jun 16th 08 6:40 pm

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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by Wesli » Jun 16th 08 7:27 pm

woot trevor

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by ThinkingOutLoud » Jun 17th 08 12:41 pm

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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by Victoria » Jun 17th 08 1:11 pm

Go Trevor!