I was planning to write a post about something else today, but I got distracted. I guess that is nothing new for me. So instead of writing about what I planned to write, I shall write about my distraction, like how I did a few times before.
I got distracted watching videos of a certain Lindsey Stirling: quarter-finalist of America’s Got Talent 2010, professional dancing dub-step violinist, 6 million subscribers + 950 million views Youtube celebrity, superwoman, …
I actually knew of her not because of that TV show. I saw a video of her live performance in Nantes, France, shared by fellow blogger Mabel. I was instantly hooked. Thanks, Mabel!
By the way, Mabel is an interesting blogger who writes interesting pieces on multiculturalism. She is an Asian Australian who used to go to school in Malaysia and Singapore. You can check her blog out from my sidebar, or click here.
Anyway, you might be wondering, what is a professional dancing dub-step violinist? What does she do? Fortunately, she is not attached to any major recording labels, and all her music videos are available on her official Youtube channel so you can watch them for free. Since I am not a musician myself, I think I better not attempt to explain, I think her videos will do a better job explaining.
Here’s a few of my favorites so far, if you are going to have a boring or quiet weekend then maybe you can consider watching these awesome videos:
Yes, you saw it right, that last one is a collaboration with John Legend. You know I also watch some other Youtube artists like Alex Goot, Sam Tsui, David Choi, Rebecca Shearing etc, and they do have collaboration projects, but it is always with fellow internet artists. Lindsey is the first one I have seen to collab with a famous mainstream singer. I think she is in a different level.
And I particularly like the last paragraph of the About page in her website. I believe it is a direct quote from Lindsey herself.
You’ve got to have confidence in the very thing that makes you unique – then wait for the world to catch up.