Dear @youtube, please provide an option to remove the pause overlay.

2020s, Music, Video, Web

I’m a huge fan of YouTube and have learnt a lot from many of the tutorial videos on there from photography to cooking. Today, I have been trying to recreate a video reconstructing the song Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz from Point Blank Music school.

At some points in the video, I want to pause it to see the pattern in Ableton that is being shown and recreate it in BeatMaker 3 on the iPad. However, each time I pause a YouTube video, this overlay comes up when I want to see the full screen.

It would be great to have an option to turn off the overlay, especially when I paying for the premium package.

By the way, here is a link to the video in question. Highly recommended if you like to see behind the scenes of a work.

Wichita Lineman


Just heard this podcast about the song “Wichita Lineman”, one of the first songs that I loved.

The podcast documents the history of the song, how it was written and who had covered it. It turned me on to  the songwriter Jimmy Webb who also wrote “MacArthur Park”.


Link to the podcast on the BBC

Link to the podcast on Soundcloud