Hi. My name is Dylan James Cox, and I’m a 19-year old from Texas who makes YouTube videos. I use social media and YouTube to make fun, entertaining content.
My videos are a mixture of guitar covers, visual art, and the occasional video blog. I produce, film, and edit a whole array of videos posted on my three YouTube channels [DylJamesTV, LifeInSnapshots, and DylJamesTV2] as well as written blog posts.
With the three accounts I have gained an amazing following of subscribers and friends.
DylJamesTV has an amazing 514 Subscribers and a grand total of 62,000+ video views!
DylJamesTV2 has an unbelievable 206 Subscribers with 14,000+ video views!
LifeInSnapshots has an astonishing 61 Subscribers with 2,800+ views!
As a teenage I have always had a passion for creating videos. I always enjoyed the process of shooting, producing, editing, and publishing my work for the world to see.
YouTube allows me to share my work with the entire world and receive their criticism and feedback.
I’ve been on YouTube for a year and some change now, and I’m loving every moment of it. I’ve had the amazing opportunity to get to know some really talented individuals, whom I’m glad to call friends.
Where It All Started
I have been playing guitar for about ten years now, and It’s definitely one of my favorite activities. Music has always been a huge aspect of my life. Growing up my brother, Dustin, was always there to open my eyes to new music. It helped that he was seven years older than me. I still remember him driving me to school in his Trans Am, listening to albums by Jimmy Eat World, Weezer, Modest Mouse, Radiohead, and the band that sticks out the most in my mind, Taking Back Sunday. If it was worth listening to, he knew about it, and he would be there to burn me a copy for my CD player (Ask your parents kids!).
I started to take guitar lessons at the start of sixth grade, and continued doing so until the ninth grade. I got to the point where I was no longer learning anything new. I could play all the chords, notes, and scales. It got to the point where I was learning more at home than I was at lessons. So I dropped out of the expensive lessons, and proceeded to teach myself. It’s been working out well so far.
I’ve had a good collection of guitars throughout the ten years, but my main guitars that I keep going back to are..
Epiphone Sheraton // Brian Aubert was the main reason of me purchasing this guitar. Back in July of 2010 I went to see Silversun Pickups with my brother. We were right up front two feet away from the stage, and directly in front of Nikki Monninger. That night changed my life forever. They had such stage presence which I’ve never seen from another band. Seeing what Brian could do with a semi-hollow electric guitar sold me on the Sheraton. The tones that he was getting out of that guitar…just. wowza.
Gibson Non-Reverse Firebird // Again, Brian Aubert was a pretty big factor in getting this guitar, but not the sole reason. Anyone who knows of Gibson’s Firebirds know about the rare Non-reverse edition. These guitars have been played for years, and there is a reason why. They sound amazing, and they look even better. There is something about that guitar that just screams “badass”. Gibson re-released a new model of non-reverse Firebird in 2012. I picked one of those up. It has coil tapping (which I never use, and plan on removing soon). And just happens to be insanely cheaper than a vintage Firebird. I’m really happy with my purchase. Especially since they were a limited run. So that helps justify emptying out my wallet.
Jay Turser SG // This was actually a guitar that I purchased near the start of my guitar career. I believe it was the second or third year of lessons when I brought it home. Sad thing is, it went directly to the closet. It just couldn’t click with my amp, and pedals. It just never sounded good enough. It wasn’t until recently I picked it up again when my Sheraton was broken. It has a very thick fuzz tone that none of my other guitar can even attempt to match. It’s a great guitar to play IAMDYNAMITE songs to.
I only started collecting pedals in the ninth year of playing. Here is the current list of pedals on my crappy homemade board. (Guitar > Pedals > Amp)
Ernie Ball Jr VP > Boss TU-3 > Boss DS-1 > Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9DX > RAT > Big Muff Pi > Eventide TimeFactor > Boss DD-7 > Boss DD-3
Some more professional guitarists would say I have my pedals in the wrong order, and I could be getting a way better sound if done properly, but its all going into a very old, horrible sounding Crate amp which was discontinued seven years ago. It’s the only way I could get a decent tone out of that thing, and so far, its been proving itself worthy.
After getting the other two channels up and running. Then having a solid amount of people watching my content I got to this point of feeling trapped. It felt like I had to keep making certain types of videos. That I wasn’t allowed to expand on what I wanted to do with my creative side. Thus LifeInSnapshots was created. A zone of the internet where ‘Dylan could be Dylan’ and make whatever I wanted. I didn’t have to abide by the set “standard” of DylJamesTV or DylJamesTV2. I had this notebook filled with ideas that I could never find a place for in the other channels. These became my art videos, as well as some skits. The videos didn’t have to be a certain length or require a lot of time editing. If I wanted to post a video of two Dylans sitting in a room talking to each other I could. And I did. They are incredibly fun to make, and I’m always happy with what I post. This channel may not be the biggest, or have the largest following, but the ones who do come back and watch my videos mean a lot to me. If they can come out of watching one of my videos and have some sort of reaction; I can sleep at night.
Then SoulSnap started. SoulSnap is a series based off of the book ‘SoulPancake’. We plan on going through the book, and each week we take a look at a new page. We answer questions, do activities, and think hard. So far its been very intriguing, and it’s exciting to see what people have to say about these topics. I can’t wait to see how the series grows within the next couple of months. I encourage you to check it out, and even participate! We are a very open minded group, and welcome in any who wish to join.
Well, that explains pretty much all of it. I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any questions feel free to tweet me @DylJamesTV or Email me at DylJamesTV@gmail.com. Or just say hello. I check these daily, and I will get back to you as quickly as I can.
The Nightosphere calls. Take care..