It is a trend for me and many other WordPress bloggers to use music videos from YouTube in their posts.
I found out this week that many of the videos posted long ago have been removed for copyright infringement, leaving those posts with a void.
At the news of David Bowie’s passing, I tried to reblog a post from last year that included a lovely, poignant video of him at the ceremony following the tragedy of September 11.
It showed him alone, on a dimly lit stage in New York City, using a simple keyboard to accompany his performance of Simon and Garfunkel’s haunting song “America”.
The YouTube video was important to illustrate the simplicity and sincerity of Bowie’s contribution to the event.
The original video was pulled, and I had some trouble finding another that spoke to me as well as that one.
It makes me want to go through the hundreds of other posts where I’ve used YouTube, to see how many videos might be missing ?
I wonder if anyone has found a better source for music videos that do not stand the chance of being removed.