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Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Polls Are Now Open for "Johnny Magic" Video Contest Voting

The polls are now open for voting on the "Johnny Magic" video contest at Neil Young's website.

Voting will end Midnight PST May 22, 2009.

Here are a few of our favorites that we've showcased recently (in no particular order):
- "Johnny Magic" Video by Dylan The Dog
- "Johnny Magic" Video - Stop-Motion by Jesse
- Johnny Magic Contest Video by Albert, Jens and Roland
- Johnny Magic Contest Video by Brian, 13 Years Old
- "Johnny Magic" Contest Video by Liza

But we still have not seen them all. We'd be interested in folks comments below on their faves that folks should be encouraged to view.

So, stand and be counted!

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At 5/17/2009 04:14:00 PM, Anonymous Liza said...

Hi Thrasher,

thanks for opening this thread.
At first I was quite excited, when the voting started yesterday.
But now I'm afraid, that people are not so much interested into voting for their favourite video, if it is impossible to see any ranking.

Regards, Liza

At 5/17/2009 04:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry Liza, I did vote for you!
Anyway, I did vote before seeing all the video's and after voting you can't see them again on Neil's site.
Yes, I know. Good luck! By the way... I still have to make my video... Well, it took old Neil a hundred years to finish the Archives.

At 5/17/2009 05:05:00 PM, Anonymous Ric said...

Dylan The Dog for his search for better sound quality! :-)

At 5/17/2009 05:39:00 PM, Blogger Josh said...

Dylan The Dog is hilarious my favorite so far.

At 5/17/2009 05:50:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher said...

Liza - yeah, I see what you mean about not being able to see vote results?

Maybe to avoid ballot box stuffing?

But folks can't campaign for their vids, tho. That's too bad.

Right, you can't see vids again on vote page but they're still on N Y Times.

At 5/17/2009 06:19:00 PM, Anonymous baron said...

There are about 22 individual creative videos to vote on.

If you vote, however, you fall in a black hole of some outsourced polling company, and you never get back again any response, other than that they know your computer now (placing cookies all over the place; for those who use W7).

It is disturbing that you cannot even see the result of your voting, the race, the fun. No, like this, it gets boring. Which is frustrating and astonishinglgy disappointing for all those who invested a lot of time and energy to create these videos.

Well, I think, it might be a good idea that Neil posts also the intermediate results of this hidden LV-video-poll. In harsh words: Otherwise it gets plain boring and is not transparent.

At 5/18/2009 10:48:00 AM, Anonymous Liza said...

Thanks, Anonymous, for your vote!

Baron, thanks for your posting, that's exactly how I feel about it.

At 5/18/2009 03:16:00 PM, Anonymous Liza said...

This is what Shakey Pictures wrote today:
18.05.09 18:44

Thanks for your note. We will post a ranking after the voting is over.
There have been many votes cast. Lots of participation. Thanks again for
contributing your entry.

At 5/20/2009 03:46:00 AM, Anonymous suktankawin said...

I wish ANYONE who starts there good luck! :-)
as all people starting here invested a lot of work and creativity in their videos, so I hope the best one will win! :-)
It's so much fun to watch the videos of the others, too!

But winning is not all by the way, to me the main win is, that I could DO such a Video and have so much fun with it!
I want say thanks to Neil and his crew for this fantastic idea with the videos, so we all could have so much fun, doing it and watching the ones of the others!

At 5/20/2009 12:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you, but I don't think it's fair that only some of the videos have been mentioned in this blog, and even they admit that: "we still have not seen them all", because somehow it conditions people to watch specially those ones, and there are many others which deserve to be taken into account.

At 5/20/2009 01:16:00 PM, Anonymous Dan said...

Thats why Thrasher encouraged us to comment about the videos that we should check out! come on!

At 5/20/2009 04:31:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher said...

Thanks Dan!


Folks, let us know which ones are cool. Not everyone has time to look at all the entries.

Not trying to bias rankings, just hoping to help the wheat from the chaff (altho no offense to anyone b/c every vid I've seen I really liked).

This will be hard to narrow down.

At 5/21/2009 05:12:00 AM, Anonymous suktankawin said...

this is what I meant, is not fair: Please watch ALL videos or do not vote!Just my personal opionion....
ALL videos are cool!!!!!

At 5/21/2009 07:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, of course here we can ask people to WATCH ALL THE VIDEOS OR DO NOT VOTE, but while this is just one more comment almost hidden, the links to some of the videos appear on the front page of the blog and it says they are "a few of their favourites", so...

At 5/21/2009 12:50:00 PM, Anonymous suktankawin said...

That's true.
However the voting is almost over and I still hope,that the people who voted watched them all and voted for the ones THEY thought are best!
I'm really curious on the results and want to say everyone, that I had a lot of fun with it all!
I hope Neil will do something similar again,:-)


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