As I dropped mom off at her home, I heard a disturbing sound. I told her, ‘That didn’t sound good’, but she said she didn’t hear anything. Just around the corner was the accident shown in the ‘Drama on 7th and Tilghman’ post.
I can’t believe all the comments to that post, most of which have nothing to do with the accident.
Several of the comments relate to YesGodTV. I don’t have a clue how they figure in to an auto accident, but the comments were so passionate that I’ve decided to give the topic it’s own post so you can comment just on YesGodTV.
First, my opinion of YesGodTV.
I like the YesGodTV Youtube channel, but I don’t always like the things I see on the channel. Many of the videos depict the raw attitudes, opinions, and talent of the young people of Chester. Some of it is hard for my 50 year old eyes and ears to comprehend and there are times when I just can’t finish watching a video out of pure disgust. Other times, I’m thoroughly entertained.
Kev Thomas is the Spike Lee of Chester. His videos are mini-documentaries that bring an unscripted peek at what is on the minds of our youth. You won’t find that type of expression anywhere else.
The young folks obviously love it. His viewership is off the charts and everyone waits for his next production.
The quality of the videos are very good, well produced, and well edited. Of course, they’re far from professional quality, but sometimes professional is overrated.
Kev is everywhere: ballgames, dances, marches, meetings, and anywhere young folks are expressing themselves. He likes to be in front of the camera as much as he obviously enjoys being behind it. The love and admiration that folks have when his camera is on is unmistakably genuine.
Even the Chester Republican party made YesGodTV their official campaign film crew. I guess I understand it based on the number of people who view their videos, but I believe their credibility was questioned by having campaign videos in the same space as the hottest city rappers spewing the most foulest of language.
It would have made sense to either have YesGodTV create a YesGodTV2 channel for the more serious stuff, or just call me to do their videos (you know I had to plug the CCityBlogger Youtube channel).
I hope Kev keeps doing what he’s doing. For those of you who can’t stand those videos, stop watching. But, keep in mind that this may be the only peek into the heads of the young people that you claim you don’t understand. There is certainly a lot to be learned by hearing young folks express themselves.
I’ve said before that based on much of the content, the name YesGodTV sometimes appears blasphemous, but, God made young folks too.
Now, let’s hear your comments on YesGodTV.