Monday, September 5, 2011

DSLR Video unintentionally enables annoying "Folk Band in Subway" Youtube genre

September 17, 2008: the day the world changed.

That day the $2,499 Canon 5D Mark II was released to the public, for the first time enabling cinema-quality video at extremely high ISO's. Suddenly high-quality hand-held video was possible on the New York City subway system (good grief, who remembers Pi?), and young folk bands far and wide descended its staircases to create Youtube promo videos. There is quite literally a Youtube channel dedicated entirely to these faux-impromptu videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/subwaysessionsdotcom.

They all look and sound the same:

They all look and sound the same:

They all look and sound the same:


What's particularly aggravating is that none of these folk hipsters in any way pay homage to the great innovator of subway station music videos:


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