Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wheezy Takes Driftless Pony Club On A Magical Mystery Tour

Okay, to catch up with what has been happening in the world of Wheezy Waiter, Craig has decided to quit Youtube and strike out for fame and fortune with the other guys in his band Driftless Pony Club and tour the nation before playing the big gig at Playlist-Live in Orlando Florida March 26-27. Here's the first video:

The tour kicks off with Wheezy leaving Chicago with the other members of Driftless Pony Club for parts unknown. Well, I guess if they are on tour with a set touring schedule it is not really parts unknown.

So the band is Wheezy (alias Craig)
Matt (alias Matt the guitar guy)
Jeff (slighty ADD drummer guy)
Sam (the running man and part-time bass guiarist)
Bum from the gas station (the band's new driver and bum)

On to Springfield! (Disclaimer: Not the home of television's favorite yellow cartoon family, but the real Springfield.)

Kudos to the good folks in Springfield who got a replacement keyboard for Wheezy. He gave his old one away awhile back as a prize and now likely a prized family heirloom being happily munched on by a teething toddler.

And because you are probably wondering when or if DPC (see what I did there? Used the initials for the band Wheezy's cleverly because that's how I roll. And initialize) is coming to a town near you (so you can pack up the family and vacate the city) here's the tour dates from the 16th of March until it's final, thankful end in April:

Mar 16, New York City, Local 269 on Houston East side
Mar 17, Philadelphia, MilkBoy Coffee - Ardmore
Mar 18, Hamden, The Space
Mar 19, Cleveland, WILBERT'S FOOD & MUSIC
Mar 26 or 27th, Orlando,
Apr 9, Chicago, Schubas

So, now it is off to Jerry's Bait Shop and the "worst bass guitar store ever."

And then they do a little bit of acting in a touching tribute to the end of the movie "Thelma & Louise". And an old friend puts in an appearance. Not gonna tell you who, but you will laugh at the appropriate time. Or not.

"Bang, bang, bang on the bling..."

So Wheezy and the boys are going to be on the road a little while longer. Will Sam run all the way to Orlando for Playlist-Live? Will Matt's hand actually grow back? How are the bum's pork bellies doing? What is that red mark on my back? All these questions and many more will not likely be asked or answered in another edition of The Driftless Pony Club winding around and getting prepared for Play-List Live Tour thing. Poor Craig with a wig looked munched in the back of the van.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tobuscus Birthday Video And Go-Kart Wars

Here is the compilation video that a bunch of Youtubers made for Toby Turner (aka Tobuscus!). As always I like to see who I recognize in these. Needless to say, just about all of them if you are like me.

Loved the Wheezy Waiter and Shay Carl parts. The part by Matty was surprisingly creative - hats off to your Matt. What I found interesting was the next couple of videos by Tobuscus and iJustine. It seems that Toby, iJustine, PhillyD, Matty and Tony went to the local go-kart track to celebrate Toby's birthday (poor IJ ended up with a nasty bruise on her knee) and this first video shows them at the go-karts. It's the second one that I found really interesting when they discuss what happened...

After the go-karts they went to a restaurant and IJ filmed it, they discussed what happened:

Phil DeFranco And LinzLoves And Their Trip Through Italy

If you are subscribed to Philip DeFranco on one of his channels on Youtube you may have noticed that he was taking a couple of weeks off to travel over to Europe with his lovely girlfriend LinzLoves. They spent some time in Itlay, specifically Rome and then in Venice and Florence before heading over to Amsterdam.

Most of the videos of what they saw and did were posted on Linz' Youtube channel (link given above) and you might want to subscribe to her's for more of her videos of her trips to Rome and London prior to this one she made with Phil.

This first video is of them in Venice. I have not had the chance to see Europe, so if you have not been there yet yourself, here's a good chance to see some of the sights.

After Venice they went over to Florence which is one of the old cities of Italy (I know they are all old cities, but I mean compared to the US and Canada).

A little bit more of the sightseeing in Florence, some museums etc.

This was towards the end of the Italy leg of their trip. Nice mask Phil lol. It does look like that wine festival would be an interesting stop.

Finally, they are about to leave Italy and head over to Amsterdam. It seems like they are having a great time all through this trip. In case you are wondering, they spent most of their evenings at hostels rather than expensive hotels. It looks like the sort of trip most of us would love to take. A beautiful girl, good food and terrific scenery. I'm envious as hell Phil lol.

And after they had returned to the United States, Phil posted this video of their trip, teasingly entitled "Secret Venice Proposal". If you read many of the comments on these videos, a lot of viewers were yelling and proding Phil to "Marry that girl Phil!" and comments like that. Many did seem to think that they thought that Phil might propose to Linz or something, but that of course is their own business. Who knows, maybe he proposed before they went, or maybe he did over there. Or not. Not really any of my business or your's. It seems like what they were doing was taking some time off and getting some time away together which is always important. Anyway, here's some more of their time in Venice.

There is more of their trip being posted all the time and if you enjoyed this clips, sub to LinzLoves for more. If you are following them on Twitter (@PhillyD and @LinzLuvs) they posted a bunch of pictures of their trip.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Michael Buckley On CNN Discussing Youtube Success

Youtube is taking over mainstream TV now as Michael Buckley (aka WHATTHEBUCKSHOW) shows up to do an interview with Ali Velshi on CNN and Buck of course stole the show:

The only thing I didn't like was that Velshi's premise for the show was just "Youtube success" and "how much money you can make" etc. Everyone has heard about Buck's success as far as Youtube is concerned although mom & pop watching in the midwest probably didn't know what to make of Buck lol. He is certainly one of the big success stories on Youtube and now has 1,021,051 subscribers and he is making some decent coin from his various shows.

And, just in case you haven't seen Buck's style, here he is doing his recap of the 2011 Oscars:

He also has a personal vlogging channel that is pretty good too. It is at
Peron75 where you see Buck behind the scenes. One of the things he really does well on this channel is provide advice to younger viewers. Honestly, better advice than that given by so-called self-help gurus.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Jimmy Kimmel Gets Jessica Alba, Scarlet Johansson and Lindsay Lohan Into Shape

Just in case you haven't seen this one yet, here's Jimmy Kimmel showing some Hollywood hotties how to feel the burn. Kimmel is also a workout guru to the stars with his new video "Hottie Body Hump Club":

Yes, that's Scarlet Johansson, Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba and a slew of other scrumptious actresses. Almost makes you want to don a leotard and help them get into shape. Gotta admit Biel was killin' it.
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