Speaking of the multi-talented, today I found two videos in my YouTube recommendations from Mandy Patinkin’s channel. Yes.
From what I can gather, Patinkin’s son, Gideon, shoots them and they are a fun glimpse at Patinkin’s and his wife’s day-to-day life.
Here are two short and entertaining examples:
One of my current favorite YouTube channels is the one created by Anton Daniels.
He’s a Detroiter, for now, and has posted several fascinating videos exploring some of Detroit’s most iconic, and neglected buildings — including the Pontiac Silverdome.
On St. Patrick’s Day he shot a video in downtown Detroit’s Greektown area, in which he just quietly walked around and captured the vibe.
Check out his Urban Exploration playlist. So good.
YouTube is where I spend most of my Internet time these days, and among my many favorite channels is The Professor of Rock. (In fact, I just became a Patreon member — a first for me.)
The host is Adam Reader, and he describes the channel as “celebrating the power of music – featuring stories of the greatest songs and artists of the Rock Era, as told by the artists themselves.”
The archive features interviews with all kinds of artists, episodes that go deep on a particular song or album, and a series on hidden gems.
If you like any brand of music from the ’70s and ’80s, give this channel a look. Check out the channel trailer too.
Dan Benjamin is a podcaster (he hosts of one of my favorites, Back to Work) and developer who lives in Austin. For the past few months has been doing a livestream most morning’s on YouTube. The content is usually about tech news but last week he started providing updates on the weather disaster in Texas.
If you want to know what life is like there a week later, watch this one.
He also has a foolproof way of cooking perfect, crispy bacon.
If you’re looking for something peaceful to watch between work calls, check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s live streams on YouTube.
As of today, they offer six live streams, including:
- Jelly Cam
- Shark Cam
- Monterey Bay Cam
- African Penguin Cam
The Aquarium also has playlists — watch “two hours of squid to relax to” or The Critter Corner.