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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Good Day Sunshine

There is nothnig like a warm sunny day. Even though I made this video as the sun was setting, I was still enjoying the weather, and still am as I type this. I just hope that the devil cold stays far away.

Good Day Sunshine
Music: The Beatles - Good Day Sunshine

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

I'm Sorry

I'm Sorry
Music: Sigur Ros - Sigur 3 (untitled)

Monday, March 28, 2005

The Drive There - #1

This is a series of 7 videos that make up a two day trip back home to Chicago for Easter.Each deals with a different segment of the weekend, and each has its own special feel. This first one is of the drive to Chicago.

The Drive There
Music: Josh Rouse – Winter in the Hamptons

Easter Eggs - #2

I love painting Easter eggs. They have really complicated kits now…I remember just using vinegar, hot water, and food coloring…so I did at least two eggs that way. I do believe that there has to be at least one ugly Easter egg in the bunch…it just makes things complete.

Easter Eggs
Music: Iron and Wine - Peng!

Family Time - #3

On Saturday night my family got together with some of my Aunts and Uncles because some of them couldn’t come over for Easter dinner. Pizza is always the food of choice for casual get togethers. Our family gatherings always seem to revolve around food.

Family Time
Music: Kings of Convenience - Homesick

Easter Morning - #4

Easter Morning: Birds on the porch, caffeine in our blood streams and our butts in church.

Easter Morning
Music: Nick Drake – From the Morning

My Old House - #5

Like the video describes, this is my old house, and it will soon be no more. Kind of sad, but also kind of exciting. We found the bird at the end of the video on the porch of my parent’s house…I thought it fit the mood.

My Old House
Music: Kathleen Edwards - Old Time Sake

More Family Time - #6

We made the rounds to visit my Grandparents on my Father's side, and then spent the rest of the day with some of my step-Dad’s kids, my Grandma, and my Aunt and Uncle…Lots of scurrying little children are always a must on holidays. (I made my Parent’s wave goodbye for the video. They usually don't wave goodbye when we leave, so that is why they are acting like weenies.)

More Family Time
Music: Chris Thile - Raining At Sunset

The Drive Back Home - #7

The drive back to Michigan was very peaceful, short, and beautiful.

The Drive Back Home
Music: Sigur Ros – Olsen Olsen

Friday, March 25, 2005


I am not a violent person. I don't hunt, I really don't feel that guns are an integral part of life. But I cannot deny the fact that it is really freaking fun to fire a gun. I prefer a 22 caliber rifle, small but still fun. I went out to "the boonies" out where you can fire guns and not have your neighbors question it. The heart that gets shot up is a valentine I got last year from a girl who...well lets just say things never worked out.

Music: The Beatles - Hapiness is a Warm Gun, Flatt & Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Arvo Part - Miserere

Sunday Dinner

Last Sunday I went to My Aunt's house for sunday dinner. I didn't take the camera into the house...so I only took photos. Sunday dinner is one of those things that is a highlight of a week. It only happens every once in a while. I enjoy a good sitdown meal complete with vegetables and dessert. Usually I just leftovers when I make it, so I really enjoy it when it rolls around.

Sunday Dinner
Music: Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning, Tony Furtado - Bolinas, Unknown

Get Up Offa That Thing

Inspired by Michael Verdi's vlog assignment of "What do you like about your life?" and Amanda Congdon's SXSW Dance across Austin, I decided to make my own little video about how much fun it is to get free songs off iTunes. This is the Result

Get Up Offa That Thing!
Music: Cat Power - He War, James Brown - Get Up Offa That Thing

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

About Me

My Name is Josh Leo and I love media. I have been video blogging since March of 2005, and post videos at least once a week. I am an active member in the video blogging community and work on many websites about video blogging. I am a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan and work as a professional English-language radio producer, writer, and voice-talent for the world-syndicated radio program "Spotlight." I have a degree in Communications and Mass Media from Calvin College. I enjoy hiking and backpacking, playing mountain dulcimer, and imagining what ground squirrels think about.

My Projects:

Josh Leo's Vlog - My personal video blog, lots of variety, but always interesting. Mentioned in the New York Times

Stone Farm
- A side-project vlog that is a bit more abstract and experimental.

Josh Leo's Picks - I subscribe to hundreds of video blogs, this is where I post the best content that I find.

We Are The Media - "News from the Vlogosphere" I am the assistant Editor for WATM which acts as a central place for news about and concerning video blogs

Vlog Cats - Many video-bloggers post videos about their cats, this is a collection of all those videos, updated weekly.

Email: JoshLeo [at] gmail.com