Once we were young….

Posted: 18/10/2012 in Uncategorized
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This is a story of a Friend, I’m gonna call MIKE now. And how suppose copyright rules literally bit him in the ass!

In any case we all know copyright rules from back to front etc so this part I do not need to Explain!

So Mike, as a teenager, with a crappy pc, and a lot of time on his hands, was listening and watching a lot of cool Music, such as metal! The time was around 2006 Youtube was not and didn’t need Gmail accounts to use! Or to Log into!


So and my friend Mike, using all legal programs he could get his hands on from  a slow internet connection based on his dial-up modem! Was trying out some movie making programs, like Windows Movie maker or Inter video WINDVD Creator!

He took his favorite song, mi it with some clips from commercials, other videos, movies etc. Like people do normally in their spare time and all social media is full of it! Especially Youtube!

In any case he got kind of good at it, made some stupid videos, which he later erased, and then made some Tribute videos, you know Mix of Anime with cool music or just video mix of cool music. Again as everywhere!

So he did a lot of videos, but only 4 were well very cool. And he thought he will upload them on Youtube! Not asking for money or anything, just for the fun, maybe some of the bands will like his work!

And even if not at least some people will watch and say whatever they think!

The four videos published were

Slipknot – Left behind (fan based, mix Compilation of live and actual Slipknot videos)

Slipknot – My Plague (fan based, mix Compilation of live and actual Slipknot videos)

Chimaira – Nothing Remains (fan based video this time mixed with the Manga YU-GI-OH)

Mushroomhead – Solitaire Unraveling (mixed that song which he recorded from a tape player with some computer game videos he played or wanted to play)

He uploaded them, people watched and reacted! The slipknot videos were loved, they got something like 6000 Views in a month or 2 (metal based videos tribute, maybe does not seem like much, but it was much)

Chimaira video was loved to, got many views; even people that were fans of the band and not to big fans of Yu-Gi-Oh gave respect and liked it!

Mushroomhead video also got liked, people respecting the maker. All was basically great, he made some more which never got to be uploaded

Now these videos I even have on my Hard Drive, a Hard Drive now frozen since its slowly dying, so to preserve it its totally unused and preserved!

Back to the topic, he never uploaded more videos, he kind of lost track with a lot of moving, and a lot of changes that happened in his life!

Few years later, he checks back, and most of his Videos are gone! Youtube was doing some weird changes!

And his videos were banned for supposedly Copyright shit and bla bla bla! Now only the Mushroomhead Video has survived this, and is still there, even thou the account cannot be accessed in any way!

And once I get my hands on the files from hard drive I will upload them on our pages of FB etc!

But the funny thing about the copyright, supposedly the bands themselves removed it or something.

That is how much I remember when he showed it to me. I do not believe Slipknot and Chimaira would remove a fan based video which only promotes their coolness and asks for nothing in return!

He may have still a weird nickname stuck on that profile from his old WOW days, which btw he did manage to stop playing! He turned his back and said NO!

Here is the link to the last video surviving on Youtube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh6Eq0dWJE8&feature=plcp

6 Years and 2000 views? I think we can do better than that!

In any case keep checking our Facebook page, for uploads of this video and the remaining 3 and hopefully a bonus video never published before J


Thank you & Enjoy

Robert C.Friedrich

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