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Two Artists and two works of Art

The first artist is a guy who simply produces YouTube videos showing him restoring tools.

If there are parts that are too worn or broken he’ll just make new ones, hence his merchandised shirts with the catchphrase:

This particular video I’ll show you has 28 million views to date.

No music. No talking. Just getting work done.

As one commentator has said:

There’s just something amusing about a guy with seemingly every tool who can also seemingly make any tool who enjoys restoring old tools.

The second video could not be a more different subject and more obviously falls under the title of “Art”.

This man, Rick Beato, is a musicologist living in Georgia and his YouTube channel is Everything Music. What this guy does not know about music is not worth knowing. He picks songs he regards as great and then takes them apart track by track to show exactly how they were made.

Built might be a better description.

To quote one of his commentators:

It’s funny, I’m a software engineer by trade but I watch these videos like the apes staring at the obelisk in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

You took the words right out of my mouth. In the following video he takes apart Peter Gabriel’s great single, In Your Eyes, from the monster 1986 album, “So”.

Written by Tom Hunter

August 6, 2021 at 8:00 am

Posted in Art

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  1. I think instead of building a tool to push off stuck parts I would have just heated them up until they released., and I would have weld-filled those holes rather than using filler.

    But yeah, a pleasure to see the work and the result.

    John JohnO

    August 6, 2021 at 8:17 am

  2. I’m a big fan of Rick Beato and also Warren Huart on the “Produce Like a Pro” channel. Sam the Cooking Guy is also worth a watch.

    fredonas

    August 6, 2021 at 11:16 am


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