Web Video: Midnight Phil
Phillip Pickard, better known as Midnight Phil, is an internet personality who writes, voice acts and blogs. However, he is mainly known for hosting a Video Review Show which focuses mainly on Hard Rock bands such as Van Halen, Aerosmith and many others. Despite being a Caustic Critic at times, he can be very positive and praise the works he's reviewing. He's also extremely hyper and over the top in his videos.Can be found here and here. Can also be found at his Twitter account, his Facebook fan page and his Tumblr account.
- Berserk Button: Van Halen III.
- Caustic Critic: While Phil often focuses on the positive aspects of what he reviews, this happens so often that he lampshades it during his review of Music From Another Dimension.(on Aerosmith's "Out Go The Lights") You see, I'm not always a curmudgeon! Now THIS is good stuff!
- Imagine Spot: Uses these as a Running Gag to create comedic versions of how some bands come up with their songs.
- Insult to Rocks: On Aerosmith's "We All Fall Down":Coldplay would be embarrassed to release something as creatively bankrupt as this banile lump of saccharine chord progression!
- Keet: Phil himself.
- Name's the Same: Invoked in his review of Music From Another Dimension, when he notices two songs have the names of "Oh Yeah" and "Can't Stop Lovin' You". This prompts him to ask whether Aerosmith have been raiding Sammy Hagar's discography for song titles.
- Running Gag: Has a few.
- Van Halen III. Crosses over with Berserk Button.
- There's usually a reference or Take That to Sammy Hagar at some point.
- Fond of using an Imagine Spot to create comedic versions of how certain songs are created.
- Likes playing the songs over things he feels appropriate, and does this for songs he likes and dislikes.
- Scare Chord: In an Imagine Spot in his review of Chickenfoot III, this plays when Michael Anthony is shocked by a discovery of Sammy Hagar's.
- Schedule Slip: Happens so often he lampshades it in his review of Chickenfoot III.I can't even manage one video a month, but THEY successfully repress Elvis, Kurt Cobain, Egypt, Russia, Japan, the entire Jewish religion, every pope and king in history and fucking Jesus!
- So Okay, It's Average: His verdict on Chickenfoot III.
- Take That: Like any internet reviewer, he likes to use this quite a lot.
- He compares Van Halen with Sammy Hagar to being a sequel In Name Only. Cue the infamous "OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD" from Troll 2.
- After calling Michael Anthony one of the few truly charismatic bass players in rock & roll, we cut to a picture of Kip Winger being pushed aside for a picture of Michael Anthony.
- Describes the opening riff to Aerosmith's "Legendary Child", which he calls the "cheesiest thing I've ever hear", as something which belongs in a Sonic the Hedgehog title screen.
- Two when talking about Aerosmith's "We All Fall Down". The first stating that Coldplay would be embarrassed to release "something as creatively bankrupt" as that song and the second being that it sounds like the music that plays over The CW trailers.
- Tastes Like Diabetes: His opinion on Aerosmith's "What Could Have Been Love". Taken Up to Eleven when he burns the song to a CD, puts it in a blender, drinks the remains and checks his blood sugars straight afterwards, when he declares the song has given him diabetes.
- Tempting Fate: Declares "Legendary Child" to be "one of the worst singles Aerosmith have ever released!". And then comes "What Could Have Been Love".
- Video Review Show