I originally thought I could just record my guitar using my laptop camera/mic, like I assumed many of the very-non-professional Youtubers I saw do. This (just the first part) was the result. I then tried using my camcorder - even worse.
I also tried using LightSnake + my dad's old (circa 1970) professional microphone (no recording of this), but I could still barely hear the guitar.
Finally, I borrowed an acoustic/electric, and tried plugging it into the LightSnake. Still quiet and fuzzy.
So, I give up, and I'm turning to the experts: Why is my recording so fuzzy and quiet? How can I record my guitar onto my computer? I'm really hoping the answer doesn't require me to purchase a $300 USB-to-stereo-jack converter...