The Beast from the East has subsided. This is the Round-Up written from the ground up!
This week, a great publication has shut the door on its print version. STOP! DON’T FRET. You’ll still be able to get a copy of TenEighty. We’re talking about NME and its groundbreaking music coverage shifting to a digital-only platform going forward, which is sad for all the magazine collectors out there.
There is something very special about holding a physical copy of a magazine and reading it. That’s why we do our print version every year during Summer in the City. It’s special to us and we hope you enjoy it too! Something to look forward to 2018.
Anyway, like a sheepdog with an owner who forgets to lock the gate to the sheep’s pen a lot, this is another Round-Up! Enjoy!
MY VERY HONEST INTERVIEW w/ James Corden | Caspar Lee
Caspar Lee has done a lot of big interviews with a lot of big celebrities. His latest is with James Corden, as the star promos his new movie Peter Rabbit.
Caspar channels his inner Peter Rabbit with his choice of outfit for the interview – a rabbit onesie and some really good rabbit makeup – and riffs on The Late Late Show’s Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts feature.
James Corden has a knowledge of and affinity for the YouTube space that few mainstream celebrities share – and that comes through, especially in the outro. The genuine way in which James talks about Caspar is wonderful to see. Here’s to more mainstream celebs being like this!
BRITAINS WORST TWITTER ACCOUNT | ImAllexx
Brexit is a thing that’s brought out the worst in a lot of people – maybe even yer da or ma? Here Alex Elmslie talks about THE Twitter account that succinctly represents all that is wrong with the “Britain is for the British” people, the EDL, etc: @BarryShentonGB.
Alex dissects all that is wrong with it in this video, in a way that’s quickly become his known style. The fact that @BarryShentonGB is a parody almost doesn’t matter because of what it represents – the satire is so pitch perfect.
We love what Alex does and this is another video that shows that off in a wonderful way.
My life is a mess and I’m not mad… Here’s how I’m fixing it! | musicalbethan
In recent times, there have been a few videos like this one from Bethan Leadley. When you change yourself to become a better person it’s good to take note of what you are doing and how it is going. This is something that YouTube is good for – videos can be used like a diary. This is an update video that talks about real issues and topics.
Bullet journalling is something that is super helpful, but can definitely seem overwhelming, and the way that Bethan talks about it puts into perspective what it was originally meant for: organising your life.
She goes on to talk about her music and the changes that she’s made to that part of her career. (Watch the video to find those out!) She also mentions that health issues that plagued her in the past have subsided, and that is great to hear from someone who we miss from our sub boxes on a regular basis.
You do you, Bethan, and we’ll be here to hear about it!
In Bed With Jack Whitehall – Birthdays | Marcus Butler
You may have seen recently that comedian Jack Whitehall has started a YouTube channel and increased his presence in the online space in a very real way. He will even be fronting a World Cup show for YouTube this summer!
As part of this push, he has done a sketch with Marcus Butler, where Marcus is not happy about the way Jack wished him a happy birthday. It transcends into talk about social validation in the online age. The sketch was written by Marcus himself and the production is top notch.
homer is where the heart is | Ant (mrheavyhand)
Ant Lightfoot lives for slippers. YouTube is, amongst other things, a way for people to tell us their secrets, and this is Ant’s. This is the sort of video that works perfectly for YouTube and its feels like a throwback in the best possible way.
It’s a wonderful video that shows Ant off as a creator that is highly engaging and funny. He is one of those people whose content should definitely be rewarded with a higher subscriber count than he currently has.
And as a final thing, we love a pun here at TenEighty, so the title is gold!
Gary C loves Winnie the Pooh, and recently went to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to see the exhibition of A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard’s work. It’s great to see Gary talk about a subject that he finds great happiness in, and he showcases some of his Pooh art – we love it and want see more in the future.
Doug Armstrong sings his heart out in celebration of Disney with a medley of some of our favourites from recent films, like Let It Go from Frozen and You’re Welcome from Moana. This celebration of Disney is done in a way that we’ve not seen before – singing whilst actually in Disney World really sold the happiness that you feel being there.
Hannah Hadfield bought a load of clothes from the site Zaful, which is known for super cheap clothes, and this haul shows them off. She speaks about the clothes in a clear and concise way that tells us all we need to know, and her personality makes the haul video engaging in a great way that elevates it above others of that genre.
Cameron Sanderson has released a new cover, and this time it’s the Marshmello and Lil Peep song Spotlight. Cameron’s voice really suits the vibe of the original song while being different enough that it stands by itself as a good performance.