Wednesday, August 22, 2012

YouTube Channel Profile Series: johnmignacca & sarahforcexo's Channels

It's time for this month's YouTube Channel Profiles, and it's funny how random selection works sometimes, as the first of the two channels we're looking at this month is linked to the drummer of a local band opening for Dead & Divine TONIGHT at The Canadian! Tickets are $20 at the door, so click here for full updates on it! As always, this series looks at 1-3 YouTube channels with a 50% or more concentration of local metal-relevant videos, and as the first channel we randomly picked this month only had two videos, we added one more with one video to fill things out. So, what should you know and check out on this month's channels? Read on below to find out! (Edited on October 16th, 2013)
johnmignacca's Channel (

Owner: As It Stands & ex-Out Of The Mouth Of Babes drummer and local concert promoter John Mignacca

Channel Timeline: Launched on September 10th, 2006; Videos posted from November 2006 to March 2010

Channel Summary: Ostensibly a personal use YouTube channel, John used this channel off and on from it's 2006 creation through last year, though only two videos have been posted there (with a short combined length of 2:13.) These include an early concert commercial and a sample of live concert clips for both of John's recent primary bands, both coincidentally linked to winter concerts that John's bands opened.

Why Should You Watch: This channel is more for diehard fans of As It Stands and Out Of The Mouth Of Babes based on it's minimal use and content, but the videos included are unique and not posted elsewhere, so it's worth checking out on that basis! That said, John has not actively used his personal channel since February 2011, and official As It Stands videos from after their 2010 reunion have primarily been posted on their official YouTube channel instead, so keep that in mind in case you're wary of subscribing.

Our Recommended Videos To Check Out:

Out of the mouth of babes LIVE: The longest, newest, and most substantial of John's videos is this 1:50 collection of clips from his old band Out Of The Mouth Of Babes' only concert on February 20th, 2010 at the former GLOW Nightclub (then the Nite-Life Dance Club) as part of the Algoma Hope4Haiti fundraiser event that weekend, where they opened for Bring The Fallen & DJ Spruceau at that venue. Featuring As It Stands' instrumental members alongside singer Matt Maccarone (ex-A Fall From Innocence) during A.I.S.' 2009-2010 breakup, this video has the only publically available footage of O.O.T.M.O.B. playing their original material live, though it's cut into four small portions, the camera's focus & lighting are inconsistent, the audio is scratchy, and there's a watermark on the video as it's converter program was a trial version. Still, Out Of The Mouth Of Babes had promise in their brief run, and this video has glimpses of it, but hopefully some fuller video footage pops up at some point!

infamous: Though oddly named after John's old promotion company Infamous Productions and not the concert itself, this video (which is his both his first & most popular) is a 23 second commercial for a show that John put on & played at on December 16th, 2006 at The Oddfellows Hall. Featuring Quebec hardcore notables Blind Witness alongside As It Stands and touring out of town openers The Love & Terror Cult, Foxfight, and April Silenced, the commercial is somewhat minimalistic, though well done, but I have to ask: Why use a techno song ("Insomniac" by Faithless) instead of Blind Witness for the backing music? Watch after the band names for a shot of the poster for this concert!

sarahforcexo's Channel (

Owner: YouTube user Sarah Force

Channel Timeline: Launched on February 12th, 2012; Only video posted that same day

Channel Summary: Though a resident of the northern Lower Peninsula, Sarah did make the trip up to Sault Ste. Marie to see Poison frontman Bret Michaels' most recent headlining concert at The Dreammaker's Theater at the Sault Ste. Marie Kewadin Casino on December 27th, 2011, and she uploaded one video from said show early the following year on her then-new YouTube channel! It's of Bret Michaels covering the Poison classic "Something To Believe In" as preceded by some kind words and thanks to the actions & sacrifices of the American armed forces (awesome gesture!) I'm not a huge Poison fan, but this song is well performed, and if you like their & Bret's softer material, you'll like this video, especially thanks to it's nice quality and Sarah's very close seat! Note that this is Sarah's only upload, though she does still use the channel here and there.

I hope you guys liked this month's YouTube Channel Profiles! So, what's coming up next month? Well, by completely random selection, I've chosen just one channel for the first time since the spring (following a stretch of 11 profiled channels in 5 months), as we're looking at YouTube user soundguyjoe's channel! If the name's not familiar, some of the bands he has footage of might be: Fabio, Sindicate, and Creatures of the Night (just to name a few), so look out for that profile on or around September 22nd! That's all for today, but I'll see you guys at The Canadian TONIGHT for Dead & Divine! Thanks everyone!

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