Monday, March 31, 2008

Arcade Fire

[Wikipedia] Arcade Fire is an indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec which is based around the husband and wife duo of Win Butler and Régine Chassagne. In 2004, their first full-length album Funeral was recorded. The group uses of a large number of musical instruments in addition to mainstays rock instruments of guitar, drums, and bass guitar, such as bowed string instruments, accordion, various brass and harp.

I watched their Austin City Limits concert over the weekend. They are a really happening band.
Don't know where they get the energy from.

These clips are from their live concert in Paris in 2007.

Neon Bible

Keep The Car Running

No Cars Go

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Melody Gardot

Melody Gardot is an American musician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was disabled at 19, after being struck by a car while atop her bicycle. This event, though tragic, led to her recognition as a remarkable musician.
Her musical beginning was prompted by a tending physician who was concerned with her cognitive impairment as a result of head injury sustained in the accident. He believed music would help her brain injury drastically improve, as it has been known to show remarkable results in improving people's cognitive ability after such trauma. It helps by rebuilding the pathways within the brain which are necessary for recalling data. (Specifically in the areas of Memory, Calculating Data, Executive Functioning Skills, etc.)

This young lady has an old soul, her music is deeply moving and reminiscent of the 40's. Give her a listen and you won't regret it.

Worrisome Heart

Melody Gardot performs Worrisome Heart, Live on NBC10 show from Philladelphia

Wade in the Water
Live at Rockwood Music Hall NYC

Love me like a river does
A fan video this time, but the song is terrific. The video is not bad either.

Melody Gardot and Band live at the Tin Angel

Here you can see her performing Joni Mitchell's "Blue Motel Room"

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Fish and Chips update

A SAVAGE fish more terrifying than a piranha has been caught in Britain for the first time — sparking fears of a deadly invasion.
The vicious giant snakehead EATS everything it comes across and has even been reported to KILL people.
It looks like it has been hit with the ugly stick a few times too many.
The monster — from south-east Asia — has a mouth crammed with fearsome teeth, can “crawl” on land and survive out of water for up to four days.
News that a 2ft specimen had been hooked in an English river caused widespread panic among anglers and conservationists. The river was in Lincolnshire.
It's in The Sun , so you know it's really a problem.
So what's in your next Fish n' chips bag?
Follow the link to read more about it.

Strength in Pairs

Partner Equilibristic
From the XXVIIIth Circus in Monte-Carlo, at one point you will see Prince Albert of Monaco in the audience.
An amazing display of human strength.
You have to see it to appreciate it.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Eumir Deodato

Friday is always a good day to feature some music.
Earlier this week I stumbled across a site where I found some Deodato music.
I was immediately taken back to the 70's !!!
My vinyl copies have long ago worn out, and I'm not so sure the old CD's haven't expired as well.
So I have been listening to some of the MP3's.
I never realized before Eumir Deodato was born the same year as me.
Separated by oceans and four months.
Takes me back!! So then I figured there has to be some videos on YouTube.
And there was, and some of it wonderful concert appearances.
Check them out.

One of his classics performed in Finland

Also Sprach Zarathustra

Here is a younger Eumir performing with an orchestra somewhere.

For a more recent take on that check out this version from Deodato with The Heritage Orchestra at the Hackney Empire, didn't know that place was still standing. I used to go to Panto's there, but that's another story. The sound quality is not so good.

Rhapsody in Blue

This is just a short section of it from a concert in Vienna

The Job

This satirical short (The Job) was created by Screaming Frog Productions.
If we were living in any other time, with any other President this would be the most hilarious short ever, now it is food for thought. But still bloody funny.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sam Sparro - Black and Gold

Check out Sam Sparro, he is a 24 year old offering up a delicious mix of funk, soul, electro and dance in the shape of 'Black and Gold' (out March 31st). This record is already making this LA-based internationalist white-hot property for 2008. Big news on the West Coast underground, Sam's unique style, vocal talent, eclectic sound and savvy lyrics have been creating a lot of interest. He is popular in the UK.
I like it.

Sam Sparro - Black & Gold - The best video clips are here

Some music for Thursday

Here's something I'm sure you may have already heard. But it's always good to listen again. Back on Sunday 11th December, 1994 the BBC handed over their Essential Mix to Massive Attack. The rest is history. Kick back and listen.

That was a bad idea, ehh

When doing a news piece for your local channel, there are a couple of basic rules.
1) Keep a close eye on the action.
2) Do not stand in front of the action.
3) If you ignore 2 you had better be quick on your feet

Since everybody loves "Only in America" tags, should this get an "Only in Canada".

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

More truth

As a follow up to my Truth will out piece from yesterday. Someone in the office asked me if they were the true beliefs. From what I had read in an excellent article in Radar magazine it would appear to be so. Then I stumbled on this piece of video, a couple of years old but with my favorite news hound Keith Olbermann and his guest Dr. Dave Touretzky. I was lucky I wasn't drinking something when the Doctor was asked if Tom would know more than Katie because he was so much higher in the "church" than she, and the good Doctor said that Tom knew more than her, but not much more than anyone who watched South Park.
As to truth, if there is any "news" commentator I would trust, Keith Olbermann is about the only one on TV in the USA that comes even close to having integrity.

Forget Zorba

Forget Zorba's dance, did you know that Laurel and Hardy were Greeks.
Here they perform the original dance that was made famous by Alan Bates and Anthony Quinn in Zorba the Greek.
Zorba the Greek is a 1964 film based on the novel Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis. The film was directed by Michael Cacoyannis and the title character was played by Anthony Quinn–who was not Greek but in fact Irish Mexican. The supporting cast included Alan Bates as a visiting Englishman.
The theme, "Sirtaki" by Mikis Theodorakis, has become famous and popular as a song and as a dance (especially at parties).
And Laurel and Hardy never got any credit for it.
That is so wrong.
The dance is actually the Karagouna.

In case you don't remember Zorba, or never saw it (shame on you) then here is the dance as performed by Anthony Quinn and Alan Bates.

Blazing Dunkers

OK, up front I have to say I am no Basketball fan. Haven't watched any of the college tournament that is currently? going on. But I think the Lakers, Pistons, Celtics and even the Harlem Globetrotters would have a problem against this bunch.

I give you The Devils Acrodunk MixTape. The guys are The Devils from Slovenia.
Mad Mad Skills.
I guess acrodunking is described as basketball dunking via trampoline.

Suddenly Last Supper

You have to check out this site, Suddenly Last Supper, they have multiple versions of Leonardo da Vinci's 15th century depiction of Jesus announcing that one of his 12 disciples would betray him.
So many parodies, tributes and caricatures.
My personal favorite here is the Sopranos Last Supper, but whatever you do don't miss the Scientologist's Last Supper.
The main one that is not there, but is linked, is the Folsom Street Fair one that caused so much controversy around here when it was first published. I guess it also pissed off The Catholic League and Concerned Women for America, what's the downside to that?

The best version of Billie Jean - evah!

Last night David Cook performed Billie Jean on American Idol.
It was a righteous performance.
This has to be the best version of this song I have ever heard.
Terrific arrangement, terrific vocals.
He could be the winner, if they could only stop the 12 year old girls voting for the other David.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Top Gear: Smallest Car

Jeremy Clarkson drives the Smallest Car Ever Made with it's 49cc moped engine.
The 1964 Peel P50 is 54" long and 41" wide, watching Jeremy who is 6' 5" just getting into it is a bust.
And as ever his comments are what really makes the review.

B-52's - Funplex

Released today, Funplex, the long awaited album by The B-52's.
It is their first album of new stuff since 1992. Boy, has it been that long?
It just has to be heard, they are as good as ever.
Haven't taken it of the turntable since I got it.

This video is live from Montreux back on July 19, 2007.
Sounds just like the album.

The B-52's are of course.....

* Fred Schneider - vocals
* Kate Pierson - vocals
* Keith Strickland - guitar, programming, keyboards
* Cindy Wilson - vocals
* Tracy Wormworth - bass
* Sterling Campbell - drums

Obama Girl

It's looking more and more likely that Obama will be the Democratic candidate. At this time it would be good to stop the bickering and work on eradicating McCain's lead.
If we end up with four more years of GOP we are totally screwed.

Truth will out

Yay!! Finally, every South Park episode, uncensored and free and legal ....
And just as a sample bite, watch the truth about Scientologists!
I'll be in Xenu hell for promoting this particular one "What Scientology actually believes".

Monday, March 24, 2008

Party Quirks

Whose Line Is It Anyway
Series 3 Episode 38
Ryan gets hurt!
I'm thinking I missed this one when it ran on TV and all of the repeats.
But this has to be one of the funnier ones, maybe as a young Drew say's "It's always funny when it is somebody else".
You know it's really funny when all of them crack up.

Energy Wasting Day

April 1, 2008 is Energy Wasting Day!
Are you ready to do your part?
Can we count on you to do your bit?

Friday, March 21, 2008

DeVotchKa - Mad And Faithful Telling

The album came out on March 18th, and I don't think I have hardly stopped playing it since. Awesome, awesome album.
These guys have such a different sound, the more you listen the more you find to like.

Found this video via The Anti Blog, visit them for a great free download of the Anti-Sample, which includes one of the Devotchka tracks from the new album. And of course I found out about The Anti Blog from Paste the absolute best music magazine in the world.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Have fun with Flickr!

A really cool Flickr search tool, all of the found thumbnails can be clicked upon to display the full photo. This search was based on the word "music". It also has a safe search mode to keep the innocent innocent. And of course if you are a Flickr user, why wouldn't you be?, you can search on your own tags.

Or if you just want a clock this site will allow you to build a clock from Flickr images, again you an enter key words or tags to get the kind of photo's you want. This was done with the key words "music" and "movies".

Renato Ventura - Musician

Friday music day, I know it's Thursday but I'm not in work tomorrow, I bring you a new find from Last.FM.
Renato Ventura is an Italian musician and producer of world music from Sicily. His musical production has strong ethnic influences: a crossover of civilizational sound textures, from the timeless beats of North Africa, to the ancient musical cultures of Southern Europe.
Check out his "Don't Forget Africa" a really cool piece.

Renato VenturaDon't Forget Africa

Dumb Luck

You have to have seen those shows, where the host asks a question and the contestant responds with something stupid. Well here a few times when it paid off.

  • Newlywed Game - How many decades has your mother lived?
  • The Price is Right - Curveball
  • Wheel of Fortune - Gopher
  • Family Fortunes - A way of toasting someone
  • Family Feud - Something you take to a bath

Mamma Mia

The movie trailer. The full movie is arriving in the summer of 2008.
Release Date: July 18th, 2008
"Typical, you wait twenty years for a dad to come along, then you get three of them."
I saw the stage version at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco in November 2000, and truly enjoyed every moment of it. Louise Pitre was the star of that version, she played Donna. If Abba is a guilty pleasure, I'm guilty. Though back in the beginning I wasn't, I happened to be in Stockholm when Abba won the European Song Contest with "Waterloo" back in 1974 and everywhere you went there were groups of girls singing it at the top of their lungs, on buses, trains, planes. I hated that song. But I pretty much have loved the rest of their songbook.
The cast for the movie looks to be interesting at the very least.
I'm looking forward to it.

Just in case you forgot, here is the real thing. Abba singing Mama Mia.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Gay Mafia

Larry the Cable Guy gives his take on Gay Mafia, Viagra, Hugh Hefner and a few other topics.
If you are in the PC crew you will probably not get a laugh out of this.
On the other hand he is hilarious at times, just avoid any of his movies.
The stand-up is funny, the movies not so much.

Mind you some people take his words to literally.

Bailey has fun

Not my favorite Harry Connick piece, but I guess it fits.
This has to be the most fun with snow I have seen in a long long time.
Thankfully we don't get any around here, but this dog surely enjoys it.
Bailey is truly having a great time in the snow.
I don't know where this was shot, but I certainly wouldn't want to dig my way out.

But great fun for dogs!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

It's good to be the King

King Louis of France (Mel Brooks actually) is having a great time at his palace. Surrounded by the beautiful ladies of the court whom he frequently grabs, he regularly remarks straight into the camera "it's good to be the king".
But if you look at the lengths of many of the reigns of the English or British kings I'm not so sure. if you need more information about any of these folks check out this site.

Monarchs Pre-Norman Conquest
Alfred the Great - 871 to 899
Edward the Elder - 899 to 924
Ælfweard - July 17, 924 to August 2, 924
Athelstan - 924 to 939
Edmund the Magnificent - 939 to 946
Edred - 946 to 955
Edwy the Fair - 955 to 959
Edgar the Peaceful - 959 to 975
Edward the Martyr - 975 to 978
Ethelred the Unready - 978 to 1016
Sweyn Forkbeard - 1013 to 1014
Edmund Ironside - April 23, 1016 - November 30, 1016
Canute - 1016 to 1035
Harold Harefoot - 1035 to 1040
Harthacanute - 1040 to 1042
Edward the Confessor - 1042 - 1066
Harold Godwinson - 5 January, 1066 to 20 October, 1066
Edgar the Atheling - 15 October, 1066 to 10 December, 1066

Monarchs Post-Conquest

William I the Conqueror - 1066 to 1087
William II Rufus - 1087 to 1100
Henry I - 1100 to 1135
Stephen - 1135 to 1154
Matilda - 1141 - disputed
Henry II - 1154 to 1189
Richard I the Lionheart - 1189 to 1199
John - 1199 to 1216
Henry III - 1216 to 1272
Edward I - 1272 to 1307
Edward II - 1307 to 1327
Edward III - 1327 to 1377
Richard II - 1377 to 1399
Henry IV Bolingbroke - 1399 to 1413
Henry V - 1413 to 1422
Henry VI - 1422 to 1461 then 1470 to 1471
Edward IV - 1461 to 1470 then 1471 to 1483
Edward V - 9 April, 1483 to 25 June, 1483
Richard III - 1483 to 1485
Henry VII - 1485 to 1509
Henry VIII - 1509 to 1547
Edward VI - 1547 to 1553
Jane - 6/10 July,1553 to 19 July,1553
Mary I - 1553 to 1558
Elizabeth I - 1558 to 1603
James I - 1603 to 1625
Charles I - 1625 to 1649
The Commonwealth - 1649 to 1660 (after the Civil War Parliament took over)
Charles II - 1660 to 1685
James II - 1685 to 1688
William III & Mary II - 1689 to 1702 (Mary only until 1694)
Anne - 1702 to 1707

The Kingdom of Great Britain

Anne - 1707 to 1714
George I - 1714 to 1727
George II - 1727 to 1760
George III - 1760 to 1820

Monarchs of the United Kingdom

George IV - 1820 to 1830
William IV - 1830 to 1837
Victoria - 1837 to 1901
Edward VII - 1901 to 1910
George V - 1910 to 1936
Edward VIII - 20 January, 1936 to 11 December, 1936
George VI - 1936 to 1952
Elizabeth II - 1952 to current day

The Vodka Burner is rolling

Fully loaded Ilyushin II-76 cargo plane needs every inch of the runway.

We have Smirnoff !!

Some great commentary from the video handler from down under.

Dry humor as ever.

Kid's Rock

Kids Songs by Rock Stars

Sick of all those kids songs?
They want to hear them every day.
What you want is an updated version.

Ittsy Bittsy Spider by Coldplay!!
Humpty Dumpty by Nickelback!!
Bingo by Mettalica!!!

But wait there's more ....... B52's, Guns n Roses, Alanis, fer shizzle dizzle!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Leonard Cohen Canadian Atlantic States

Here is the latest set of dates released for his tour. This is an update to my earlier post. These are the Canadian stops along the Atlantic side (and Montreal). Still no dates for USA.

May 11 Fredericton, NB - Playhouse
May 12 Halifax, NS - Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
May 13 Halifax, NS - Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
May 18 Charlottetown, PEI - Confederation Centre
May 20 Glace Bay, NS - Savoy Theatre
May 23 Moncton, NB - Capitol Theatre
May 26 St. John's, NL - Holy Heart Auditorium
May 30 Saguenay, QC - Auditorium Dufour

June 2 Kitchener, ON - Centre In The Square
June 6 Toronto, ON - Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
June 7 Toronto, ON - Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
June 8 Toronto, ON - Sony Centre For The Performing Arts (added)
June 23 Montreal, QC - Montreal Jazz Festival
June 24 Montreal, QC - Montreal Jazz Festival
June 25 Montreal, QC - Montreal Jazz Festival

Naomh Pádraig

Can you spot the trend here?

Breathless - The Coors

Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem - Brennan on the Moor

Celtic Woman - Danny Boy

St Patrick's Day 2008!


I can't even begin to imagine how long it took to make this, with running everybody else backwards and adding the main actors moving normally. Plus the few who interact with the forward moving couple.

The 5 minute film tells the story of a couple who spot each other across a crowded street and fall in love. Although everyone else in the world around them moves backwards, the couple moves forward as they find each other.

Directed by Chris Vincze.
Platinum Remi Award winnder, WorldFest film festival, Texas
First Place Winner, StudentFilmmakers Summer Shorts 2006
Shortlisted: Kodak Short Film Showcase 2006
Starring: Rick Warden & Lucy Barker.
Written & Directed by Chris Vincze.
Produced by Wendy Bevan-Mogg

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Can't get no Satisfaction

If you watched the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies last week then you will certainly remember this clip. It was an historic clip from 1988.
Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and wife Patty, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Jeff Lynne, Max Weinberg at least one Beach Boy and one of the better Supremes.
It was on January 20, 1988 - The 3rd annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Drifters, Bob Dylan and the Supremes as inductees.
This clip is not the greatest video quality, but any duet with Mick Jagger and The Boss has to be worth a look and listen.

Pontiac G8

Spy Hunter is a 1983 arcade game developed and released by Bally Midway. It was incredibly successful initially, and it has remained popular for many years. The game's novel gameplay and addictive theme music are largely responsible for its success. It has also been ported to various home computers and video game systems.
As a cabinet-style arcade game, Spy Hunter was produced in both sit-down and standard upright versions with the latter being more common. The game's controls consist of a steering wheel with several special-purpose buttons, a two-position stick shift (offering 'low' and 'high' gears), and a pedal used for acceleration. It is a single player game.
It is an action/driving game with the player in the role of a spy driving an armed sportscar. The object of the game is to travel the freeway destroying as many enemy vehicles as possible while protecting civilian vehicles. The game is a top-down vertical scroller with a vantage point similar to that of a news helicopter.
This Pontiac commercial is largely inspired by the aforementioned game. In the Pontiac spot, the mission is the same, with the G8 starring as the hero car.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Notice the Sign

Albert King - 1981 - Born Under A Bad Sign

Coldplay - Warning Sign - Glastonbury 2005

Bill Engvall - Here's Your Sign

Torn by David Armand with Natalie Imbruglia

I know this has been around for a couple of years, I just needed a sign to add it to the blog.

Once in a lifetime

Well how did I get here?
You may ask yourself.
And some have.
Where did your screen name come from?
As you will see under this post, as with all other posts on this blog.
Posted by Same as it ever was

Years ago when I was setting up my first "burner" e-mail, you had to have an e-mail address for so many sites, and I didn't want to put my main e-mail address out there to be spammed to hell at work. So this tune happened to be playing at the time, and I couldn't think up a screen name and the rest as they say is history.

Plus of course any excuse to post a great music video by Talking Heads should never be missed.

Patricia Vonne

Friday is music day again. I just found another wonderful music talent I was unaware of. But that is my bad. After all I have seen the movie "Once upon a time in Mexico" and it is one of my favorites, and the music is terrific in it. So check out Patricia Vonne, I love the name, my mothers name was Patricia.

A mini bio: A native of San Antonio, Texas. Moved to New York City in 1990-2001 pursuing her artistic ambitions. Worked extensively in Europe and America and was featured in national / international commercials, and film work. Formed her own musical band, performed the NY circuit from 98-2001 before relocating to her native Texas where she currently tours extensively in US, Mexico and Europe. Toured as a member of Tito and Tarantula in 2002 (band featured in the film "From Dusk Till Dawn"). Her song, "Traeme Paz", was featured in the film "Once Upon a Time in Mexico".
She is the sister of Angela Lanza and Marcel and Robert Rodriguez.

Guitarras y Castanuelas
Patricia Vonne & Robert La Roche al Jacky Pub di Olgiate Molgora

Traeme Paz
This is a video from Americana artist Patricia Vonne from her album "Guitars and Castanets" . It was featured in the movie "Once Upon a Time in Mexico". It has a wonderful latin flair to it.

Missing Women
Evocative video for a great song about a sad situation.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Let me in

Simon's Cat is back again.
This time he wants to be let in.
If you have never had a cat you may not understand this.
But cat's have their own timing on going in and out of the door.
It is guaranteed not to coincide with any timing you are used to.
I really like Simon Tofield's work.
If it doesn't raise a smile you are sleeping.

The Technical Hitch

On YouTube sometimes you find the greatest things, this is one of them a short film by Jon Dunleavy.

The Technical Hitch is a satirical take on technological failures starring Tikuf, the atomic anomaly.

With a stinging narration of rhyming couplets read by acting legend Robert Lindsay, The Technical Hitch reveals the secret menace of modern society; for in Tikuf's world, everything that can go wrong will go wrong!

Robert Lindsay is maybe best known for the BBC TV series My Family. He enjoyed a successful stage career, especially during the 1980s both in the West End and on Broadway. He has appeared in many TV productions in the UK.

If you object to any swearing, even in humor, please do not watch.

Death Star Cafe

For I am Vader....

Darth Vader....

Lord Vader....

I can kill you with a single thought.

"Yah but you are still going to need a tray" !!!!!

Eddie Izzard rules!!!

Don't miss his return to TV with Minnie Driver in the fabulous show The Riches, next Tuesday March 18th on FX.

If you have never seen The Rı¢hes, shame on you. Check out the info here. And quickly get season one on DVD and watch it between now and Tuesday.

Leonard Cohen Tour dates

Leonard Cohen, inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of fame on Monday night announced the first stage of his world tour. At least I hope it's only the first stage of the tour, since USA dates are noticeably missing.

6-7 - Toronto, Ontario - Sony Centre
14-15 - Dublin, Ireland - IMMA
17-20 - Manchester, England - Manchester International Festival
23-25 - Montreal, Quebec - Place des Arts
29 - Glastonbury, England - Glastonbury Festival

1 - Oslo, Norway - Bislett Stadium
3 - Helsingborg, Sweden - Open Air
5 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Rosenborg Castle
6 - Arhuus, Denmark - Raadhus Parken
8 - Montreux, Switzerland - Jazz Festival
9 - Lyon, France - Les Nuits de Fourviere
10 - Bruges, Belgium - Bruges Festival
12 - Amsterdam - Westerpark
16 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Edinburgh Castle
17 - London, England - O2 Arena
19 - Lisbon, Portugal - Passeio Maritimo
20 - Benicassim, Spain - Benicassim Festival
22 - Nice, France - Cimiez Park
25 - Lorrach, Germany - Stimmen Der Welt
27 - Lucca, Italy - Lucca Summer Festival
29 - Athens, Greece - Lykabettus Theatre

3 - Ledbury, England - Big Chill Festival
5-6 - Istanbul, Turkey - Arena
10 - Prague, Czech Republic - Castle
12 - Budapest, Hungary - Sziget Festival
14-15 - Girona, Spain - Cap Roig
28-29 - Vienna, Austria - Opera House

His band will be
Roscoe Beck on bass and guitar
Neil Larsen on keys, accordion and brass
Javier Mas on acoustic guitar, oud and strings
Christine Wu on violin, viola, cello and keys
Rafael Gayol on drums
Dino Soldo on keys, saxophone, wind instruments and viola.

All this and a new studio album announced before the end of the year.
A great year to be a Leonard Cohen fan.

Just so long as there are USA dates.

Updated 3-17-2008 Canadian Dates.

Info from Paste, the greatest music magazine you aren't reading.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Old Cars

This clip of old American cars with music by Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper was added as a video reply to one of my earlier Buddy Holly video posts on You Tube. I really liked this, it is kind of sad to see the condition of some of these vehicles. If they had been out here in California for their whole life they may have been better preserved. Not the crashed one's of course. I have lived out here 12 years and am so impressed with the pristine condition of so many old cars.
Thanks to reimansuccessteam for posting the video.
So sit back and enjoy the cars and the sounds.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Golden Death Music

This track "Hopeless" was another recent suggestion on Last FM. I'm beginning to realize there is a boatload of undiscovered talent out there, many of these musicians being as good as if not better than many that are actually making money.
From what I have been able to work out Golden Death Music is a solo project from a young man in Canada.
I really like this track, and some of the others I have listened to so far.
I wish him all the best of good luck in his future.
And keep up the good sounds man.

Golden Death MusicHopeless

Food Court Musical

Here singing that great musical number "Can I get a napkin, please" from ImprovEverywhere, sixteen agents create a spontaneous musical in a food court in a Los Angeles mall. Using wireless microphones and the mall's PA system, both their voices and the music was amplified throughout the food court. All cameras were hidden behind two-way mirrors and other concealed structures.

Check out the faces of the un-suspecting audience.

From the people that gave you Grand Central freeze frame and inspired Trafalgar Square Freeze.

I am the Walrus

And I am a master dancer!
Forget about dancing with the stars, dance with me instead.
Watch this Odobenus rosmarus bust a move!
And he looks real happy doing it.

The music is of course Smooth Criminal.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Top Gear vs Toyota Pickup

Jeremy Clarkson does his level best to destroy a Toyota Pickup.

He drives it down a load of stairs, bumps it into brick walls, parks it in the sea, drops a caravan on it, drives through a hut, hits it with a wrecking ball and finally sets fire to it.
The score? Top Gear 0 Toyota 1

A Fine Frenzy

According to Wikipedia: Alison Sudol (born 1985), known professionally as A Fine Frenzy, is an American alternative singer-songwriter and pianist. Her debut album, One Cell in the Sea, was released on July 17, 2007, and peaked at number 91 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Her music has also been featured on numerous television shows, including One Tree Hill, Big Shots, MTV's The Hills and House.

According to me, I really like this song. I guess it didn't get played on any of the radio stations that I listen to.
And of course I never watch any of the aforementioned "numerous television shows".
And on On February 6th 2008, Sudol performed her song Come On, Come Out. on The Late Show with David Letterman. And on February 23rd, 2008, she sang Almost Lover and Come On, Come Out on the CBS Saturday Early Show. And I never watch either of those shows. So un-surprisingly I missed her, but here we go with her video to make up for it.

Almost Lover

OK, so in addition here is a live performance.

You Picked Me

Burning Safari

Or how the apes saved this planet from the inter-planetary invaders.
Pretty funny. Cool animation.
Visit for more Animation and Cartoons. a close encounter of the dangerous kind, between an ape man and a tourist robot.