Amateur Awesomeness

[YouTubeUlar] <— 14,087,805 As I told Jason McWilliams...

“That’s some good shit… I love seeing videos that have been on the interManets for over 6 years a finally come across my attention span!”

I can’t really put it any better than that. This kid, Kolon Parentes, has been making random music videos and compilations for quite some time. I would have to say I like his humor, and timing… and especially the fact he’s pulling 14 million hits without ad revenue :)


[Hyperactive] <— 7,762,722 [Kolon Parentes – YouTube] <— 67,896

Snubby J’s – Original PVC Instrument

[YouTubeUlar] <— 5,407,693 Soon to be future Blue Man Group extraordinaire Snubby J‘s video is touring the interManets yet again. I’m actually surprised it took over 2 years to reach me, but that’s how the webs works sometimes. Not every viral campaign moves as fast as The Harlem Shake.

This feed came through TJ Fry and has a surprisingly good list of songs.

Songs are…
-Office Theme Song (0:18)
-Linus and Lucy (0:38)
-Turkish March (1:13)
-Mario Brothers Theme (1:27)
-In the Hall of the Mountain King (1:54)
-Bad Romance (2:07)
-Viva La Vida (2:50)
-Like a Virgin (3:03)
-Crazy Train (3:23)
-Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (4:01)
-James Bond Theme (4:15)
-Pirates of the Caribbean Theme (4:35)
-The Final Countdown (featuring my friend, Quin) (4:56)

This kid is making moves now showing up in Pringles ads and with his music now available on iTunes.

[Snubby J – Facebook] <— 29,376 likes [Snubby J – YouTube] <— 55,059 subscribers [Contributing Article]

Meg Myers – Meg in the Dark

Meg Myers - Simplicity Owns This Site - Hydle Rating = Genius

Meg in the Dark

I’m not going to tell you there is free music behind this link. I’m not even going to explain why this site is so ingeniously simple. If you don’t get it – we are on different paths and I can’t help you.

Meg Myers and team… I haven’t even listened to a complete song by you and I love your music already.


Notes + Numbers to Myself

Genius – Direct link to download – No requirements – No confusion – No ads – No Vevo
Monster [57,852]Subscribers [484]Tweeter-ers [1,234 | 471 | 1,779 followers]Facebooks [2,399]

Robby Wicks — Creative Projects

[YouTubeUlar] <— 0 I love creative projects... and at this exact moment Taylor Biskup and Robby Wicks are rolling through the creative process right now. I can not wait to hear the final of Robby Wicks Project 365 — Song #52.

Amanda Capper – Goodnight Movie


Tonight’s movie is from Utah…

There is a BMX rider named Stephen Murray who had a traumatic injury in a Baltimore 2007 BMX Dirt event. He was throwing a double back on a bicycle and broke his neck. It was my first day announcing for DEW tour as G-Man and this was by far one of the worst accidents I have ever seen. During Stephens rehabilitation at Craig Hospital from a C3 broken neck… he eventually weaned from a ventilator which was amazing – since he could now breathe on his own. But at such a high level quad he is completely confined to a sip and puff wheelchair.

Friends and supporters started a brand “Murray Strong” over the last couple years and from what we heard in Utah… Stephen’s own spirits have been relatively low right now. As you can understand… being confined to a wheelchair can definitely take it’s mental toll on you… which it has on Stephen. When you lose your own zest for life it is time for friends and family to help keep you motivated to live the best life you can. Keep your head up high Stephen – this is a movie from your friends.

Stay Strong.

As a gift from Amanda Capper to everyone who takes the time to watch and understand the “real life” moment we had here in Utah – you get a surprise gift for your iPods.

Amanda Capper – Cocoon – Drift Away

I’m not going to guarantee this link will exist very long as this is a direct track from Amanda Capper’s upcoming album “Cocoon” … but I think Amanda will oblige. Recorded at Akashic Recording Studio with Prasanna Bishop on the Saxophone, this was simply an amazing experience.

HYDLE – 2011 Craig Hospital Push Dinner Video

[Vimeo] <— 112 views Wow - What an amazing story and adventure it was getting to hang out with Doug Smith. He is an incredible piano player and if you have never heard him play before his accident… it will alarm you what his fingers can do.

Buy his Live album and prepare to be *blown* away.
Work to it… rock out to it… study to it — just listen to it.

Artist: Doug Smith
Album: Doug Smith — Live
Songs: West Texas and Passion — give them 5 stars.

I can’t wait for your new album Doug!

[Craig Hospital Link]
[Previous Hydle + Doug Smith]

Madeon – Pop Culture

[YouTubeUlar] <— 1815 Via a comment from TJ Fry... I found this. Then forwarded it to my brother - because he needs one of these to get back to his real creative side. This kid is 17 and just got booked around the world. <— Recommended Free Tracks

[CBS – The Feed]

Manchester Orchestra – New Sounds to Old Songs

[YouTube] <— 97 views. I rocked out with Manchester Orchestra last night in Denver. I’ve gone from being introduced to seeing them live… to solid fan in 2 days. This video is from their Hollywood show last week… Mind blowing Denver video to come.

The song above (Colly Strings – I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child) is from their first album released in 2006.

Grab their newly released album and enjoy the growth of Manchester Orchestra with me. Simple Math Simple Math - Manchester Orchestra was released on May 9th, 2011, it isn’t even a month old… songs 6, 7 and 8 played together will change your life.

6 – Virgin
7 – Simple Math
8 – Leave it Alone

Simple Math Simple Math - Manchester Orchestra is simply a refresh on something artists tend to veer away from these days — actually making a complete album. Thank you Manchester for not following the normal and keeping the album alive.

The new sounds you install into your old songs + an absolutely mind blowing live performance = impossible to not love you. Thanks for the show.

Doug Smith + Wyman Meinzer = West Texas

[Doug Smith] <— 103,000 Can't forget the Doug Smith Show.

For those of you fortunate enough to hear the stories from my trip to west texas to document the amazing Doug Smith… you will appreciate this. For those of you fortunate enough to witness this performance of a lifetime – you already have an appreciation for Doug and his incredible story.

A true musical genius behind the piano. This is the first track I share with people to help them understand what a piano is supposed to sound like.

Get this song: West Texas West Texas - Hope
Get the most amazing live piano album of all time: Doug Smith – Live Live - Doug Smith

Hydle Finally Inspired – Take Charge of Your Health

Ted Archuleta ready to go massive on your ass

June 4th, 2011 – Ted Archuleta will reveal his newly shaped body to the world when he performs his 60 second routine to this get pumped version of “All of the Lights” by Kanye West and Rihanna.

Directions – How To Take Charge of Your Health

1 – Listen to the mix we made — All of the Lights (Archuleta Mix by Hydle)
2 – Get pumped.
3 – Now you understand where the context of this email is coming from.

Ok Ted … time for Hydle to take charge of his health.

I want a program – I want small episodes of how to cook – how to eat healthy – and I want to understand why why why… why a certain percentage of whole wheat whatever is ok vs. some other whole wheat whatever. I want to bring this story into my blogo-sphere-land and story telling ability and it is going to connect with other random cooking things I have in the pipeline.

There is a space for this now and in the future… your identity has already been slightly established ( and with your weight training and body building success about to unfold we have a perfect launching platform to tell stories.

This will take work — actually it will probably be the most difficult thing you have ever achieved (way harder then going to coors complex and not drinking beer)… but I think you can muster it. Let me know if you are up for being the master dietitian… + rocket scientist. And maybe energy drink review master for

Rock on!

4 – Support Ted at the Mile High Natural Bodybuilding Championships on June 4th.
5 – Live better and smile more.
6 – Repeat steps 1 and 2.
7 – Repeat step 6 – over and over and over again.

DJ Cobra – Illionaire Mix Tape


A new mix tape just landed from DJ Cobra – and it’s worth putting on the listening docket. Grab Illionaire from his media page and conveniently place it on your iPhods.

Thanks to Brent Adair for continually finding these free mixtapes.

/// Track Listing ///

1. Intro
2. Roll Over Memories
3. How Low Can Gaga Go
4. Apologies Sexy
5. Freakin’ Power Mobbin
6. Crank That Ice Box
7. Children & Money
8. Turning Money & Stunting Like Matisyahu
9. Awww Naa Forever Anthem
10. Break Your Rehab & Transform
11. Pretty Girls Close To Me
12. Juicy Move Of My Heart
13. Stand Up! Goldfinger
14. Chillen Like Phil Collins & Heavy D
15. Hello, Girls Around The World
16. Timbaland’s Next Episode
17. Lil Wayne & Delilah
18. Have A Baby By Me Baby & Get Money
19. Everybody Holla Back Young’n
20. Pon Da Ice
21. No Love For Black Box
22. My Superman Love
23. Gossip Folks Ante Up To Pitbull
24. Do You Remember The Time We Bounced?
25. I’m Ready, Shorty
26. Right Round Soulja Boy
27. Pony Loves You Down
28. Christopher Walken Needs Sugar
29. Jay-Z Got Us Falling In Love
30. Everybody Say My Name On Danse
31. Roll Out! Flirt
32. Beautiful Deuces Get It In
33. Shawty Copies My Swagger
34. Ninja Swings That Body Rock
35. Steady Turning My Mobbin’ On
36. Gangsta Is My Life
37. All I Do Is Shake My Money Maker
38. Love The Way You Get That Dirt Off
39. All About The Dougie, Rude Boy
40. Ready Or Not Ice Cream
41. Suicidal Airplanes Set It Off
42. Just A Shutterbug Billionaires Street Dream
43. Christian Dior Dude
44. Roc Boys Closing Time
45. Yesterday Is Over

BHTM 2011 at Red Rocks

Big Head Todd is coming back “as usual” for the first must attend summer concert at Red Rocks. This years show is on June 11th, 2011 with opening by Guster. Get your tickets.

Here is a walk down memory lane:

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