First I'd like to give a BIG THANK YOU to the millions of people who have watched my videos, and especially to you, watching this video right now. My community on YouTube has supported me through good times and bad, and I couldn't possibly express more gratitude for everything you've helped me do!
This video came about as a result of the surprising popularity of my first video with the Monster Tubulum ever to hit YouTube, my take on Blue Man Group's Complex Tour Tubulum, and the corresponding Tubulum part of their song Time To Start! I have had the great fortune to have worked with Blueman productions as a result of these videos, which is one of my childhood dreams fulfilled already, so there you go! This video sure shows its age these days, but give me a break, I was shooting on a potato and editing on Windows Movie Maker Live for nuts' sake! So I hope you like my videos as much as I like making them, because there will always be more on the way!
I was inspired one day by the Blue Man Group and Blue Man fan community to set about creating my very own tubulum (a PVC pipe drum, or rather toned percussion instrument). I modeled my DIY tubulum after the BMG Complex Tour tubulum model because of its relatively compact size and portability. But I didn't stop there! I was determined to build a PVC percussion instrument that had as many pitches as I could fit on it (building out of 4 inch PVC tubes) which ended up to be 16 in total, while Blueman has 12 on the Complex Tour model. My tubulum is also entirely acoustic, relying solely on the physics of air moving within a tube to amplify its tones. Sure I could have built a more compact PVC instrument in my garage, but I figured that if something was worth doing, it was worth going big on. Since this one I have built two more unique PVC instruments, but I must dissuade you here, they are not currently for sale, I just don't have the time to do commissions!
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In the interest of preserving internet history, here's this video's original description:
Time to Start (the first cut) was the first video I uploaded here - other than the ever-popular tubulum head layout animation - and has since become a clear favourite on this channel. It recently celebrated its 1000th view.
In honour of this milestone, I resolved to create a version of Time to Start actually worthy of being the most popular video on this channel.
So here it is, complete with 37 cuts and an extended intermission, for your entertainment. (it's just one of those things so terribly long you can't help but watch, hoping something will happen).