Friday, September 28, 2007
I saw I Am Sam a few years ago, and all the songs are Beatles covers, so it's a similar thing i suppose, Here's Rufus doing Across the Universe. The film is great by the way!
And here's one with odd German subtitles, and some fine footage.
"Well, the only thing I won't listen to is hip-hop," says Jéan. "I don't care for that."
"Or hard rock," adds Jack.
"No, no, some hard rock is pretty good."
This is genuinely very moving, Young@Heart sing Coldplay,
take on The Ramones, I wanna be sedated (:D)
Thursday, September 27, 2007
My nephew loves Calvin and Hobbes, so i suggested we write a letter to the guy who drew them Bill Waterson, only to find that since old Bill finished drawing them, he has become a recluse, and won't receieve any letters whatsoever from fans. How do i tell this to an 8 year old??
Sorry if the pic doesn't come out stupendously...
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
article about Welsh music, and welsh language music, and i thought it was really good. It's from Owen Adams music blog at the Guardian.
Welsh music's fine, ta
Come with me on a trip to mysterious land of valleys and words with no vowels. You'll find a healthier music scene than England's.
Anyway it got me thinking about Irish music/bands etc, how cool would it be to hear some bands/artists/whatever singing as gaeilge. Maybe this has already happened, and i have heard tell of that Irish version of Bell X1s Flame, or Bladhm, i was trying to get my hands on it, but alas couldn't locate it.
Anyway, yeah maybe i am totally behind the times, but with all teh Welsh, and obviously other language albums out there, i know i know, i just thought that would be interesting.
Anyway Atonement #2 is in relation to the film, i saw it. It's stunning. I had read the book a few months ago, in fact it passed around everyone in my house, and we all loved it, (yes we are all girls), but it really is a great film. I love the camera work, and the little flicks and angles are great. I suppose you'd call that cinematography!?
The score as well was brilliant. I have a love of soundtracks/scoring and this is a really special one. i love the way they incorporate the sound of the typewriter, in a really effective way.
the acting was great too, i thought Keira Knightley was excellent (sickened i am,) and not her usual annoying self, i know everyone says that, but so what? James McEvoy, and Saoirse Ronan were really good too, and as far as adaptations of books go, this was great! so that's it, probably the bittiest and non-nonsensical review of a movie ever.
I also like the princess bride, and as i said, the Golden Compass, whoop!
oh Lord of the Rings too, Also here, Mark Brown talks about the top 50 book adaptations.
In other news i was just thinking the other day, of the sound of laughter, and how it craics people up. I remember hearing a recording of a guy chuckling, when i was on the bus one cold, wintry night last...winter. And it cracked me up, that's it really, jut that laughing is infectious,
so i was laughing at this,
skip to 42 seconds in or so.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Ok that's a bit harsh, but this latest "Radiohead hieroglyphs", like seriously eff off, in a big way. This is just like all those JJ Abrams stunts and The Joker in Batman. I'm not down with this. The Guardian is on the case here. No i'm sorry but just no.
I cannot wait for this film, The Golden Compass, i just finished re-reading it, finished The Subtle Knife last night, and am off to buy The Amber Spyglass today at lunchtime, oh yay!
Also am really looking forward to Stardust too.
Monday, September 24, 2007
That's it, there's plenty more from the weekend, but that was just what i had to say.
DEITY OF THE DAY!
God of Change, Transformation and Improvement. Did his best to change the ancient world for the better, despite a lot of opposition from his contemporaries. Whenever he saw something bad, he did something about it. Dirt was obviously a bad thing, so he transformed it into humans. He also tamed the giant animal people into the cuddly pets we have today
I really like it
you can buy a leash for yo woman, yo, lol, leash your girl.
and i didn't know there was a manx gaelic.
Friday, September 21, 2007
She's Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue, and therefore decider of fashion. She's like a fashion robot, and decides what's in and out, and all that stuff, oh and that's Meryl Streep playing her in teh Devil Wears Prada.
And after all that, look at this, ah lads come on now.
The move will mean Dave can be watched in 20 million homes across the country, according to UKTV.
Dave is to target young men, find out more on the BBC.
I can't wait for raptureponies television, :/
oh and i heard Zac Efron is going to be playing Ren in a remake of footloose....ohhh im worried, and excited, i blame that friday feeling.
Oh yeah, the book is about a sort of drunken bet, that Dave makes with his friend, to find loads of people called Dave Gorman.
He's kind of friendly (i think) with Danny Wallace who started a cult. Sort of. He also wrote a very funny book about it called Join me.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
The poor little chap just appeared, and there was no room/safety for me to veer around it, and i feel terrible. And then i started thinking about being psychic, and this being some kind of weird prediction for tomorrow. But i obviously swiflty dismissed that idea.
Anyway, i feel really bad, poor Froggy, RIP.
I want to atone, but I'm not sure what's the best way. I'm serious about this by the way.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
For detergents, laundry, body soap and toothpaste, they use a combination of vegetable oil, baking soda, vinegar and borax.
There are many places all over the world that don't use toilet paper ... it's a lot more hygienic.
I must say fair dues to no-impact man.
Heard this mad report a few days ago, about strange smells from a crater where a meteorite landed in Peru. The smells are apparently making people sick.
It happened when apparently a fireball in the sky landed near this place called Carancas, and of course people want to go have a look, I would. it's just got a bit of an x-files buzz off it, and this kind of think always freaks me out.
Nestor Quispe, the mayor of the municipality, said;
"Lots of people from the town of Carancas have fallen ill. They have headaches, eye problems, irritated skin, nausea and vomiting," he said.
The incident took place on Saturday night, when people near Carancas in the remote Puno region, some 1,300km (800 miles) south of the Peruvian capital, Lima, reported seeing a fireball in the sky coming towards them.
The object then hit the ground, leaving a 30m (98ft) wide and 6m (20ft) deep crater.
The crater spewed what officials described as fetid, noxious gases.
How feckin weird is this!?!?!
The BBC has more, as does The Guardian, The Irish Times, and Reuters, there's a touch of obsession about this.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I think DCAL has some deadly stuff in general, it generally has something that catches your interest.
Anywho enough of my rambling, if one gets the chance, one should check out some of these cool stuff!
*this has become a weird sort of praising post...ah well.
Monday, September 17, 2007
I learnt some Morse Code: Can you figure out where the Diamonds are? .. | ...- . | .... .. -.. -.. . -. | - .... . | -.. .. .- -- --- -. -.. ... | .. -. | - .... . | ..-. .-. .. -.. --. .
It's the Arctic Monkeys, if you can see past the make up. That lead guy sounds like he might have a bit of a cold. (took me a while to cop on as to why they were wearing that get-up.)
Saw this over the weekend...it's so feckin weird, but also very very funny, from Dave Chappelle's show, "i'm Rick James Bitch". It really is worth watching!
Rick James did the original Superfreak, (ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha), it was used in THAT scene in Little Miss Sunshine. Anyway, he seems to be a complete headcase. Check out the video here. I would youtube it, but for some reason, i'm not allowed, i'm not that up on internet legalities, technical ability. Rick James:The King of Funk.
Learn some Latin
Online Newspapers from all over the world, including regional gems!
Love that Japanese Fashion madness stuff.
Dispel Myths and Learn about Religion.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
1. The censor's certificate for which of this week's releases is accompanied by the following comment: "Brutal Western Violence".
2. Next year's The Dark Knight is the first film in its franchise to have a certain word missing from its title. Which word?
3. "Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it." What did we do?
4. What comes between a map of Africa and a "beautiful friendship"?
5. Alain Delon, Matt Damon, Dennis Hopper and John Malkovich have all played which amoral villain?
6. What will you hear throughout both I am Sam and the upcoming Across the Universe?
7. Who comes after Clarke, Burgess and Thackery?
8. Dolly Parton, Harry Dean Stanton, Gunnar Hansen. Which American state?
9. What do the following have in common: I, Claudius, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, The Other Side of the Wind and Something's Got to Give?
10. Ice Cube chills out on the porch. Billy Crystal directs himself. Peter Finch kisses Murray Head. A long version of which Jean-Luc Godard film?
Answers here, but don't be cheating!
A very weird website...did he or didn't he die? Find out at cinemorgue. It has pictures and everything, which is very weird, and disturbing. I'm glad i'm not an actor i think.
seems to be doing some fine work, music video wise here!
Maggie G, She's my favourite. Check out more swish pics right about here.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Cillian Murphy will join Al Pacino in "Dali & I: The Surreal Story," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Andrew Niccol is directing off his own script. David O. Sacks, Daniel Brunt and Michael R. Newman will produce. The project is based on Stan Lauryssens' autobiographical book "Dali and I."
The film is set in the 1960s to the 1980s and follows the time in Dali's life where his great works as an artist were behind him and he became more flamboyant. The story is centered around his mentor-protege relationship with Lauryssens (Murphy), an art dealer.
Shooting will take place in 2008 in Spain and New York.
From Cinema Confidential
Also...anyone know any good producers?
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
RTE are talking about prizes for babies! Ding Ding Ding
The governor of a central Russian province has urged couples to skip work today and make love instead.
And if a woman gives birth in exactly nine months time, on Russia's national day on June 12 next year, she will qualify for a prize.
On Russia Day this year, a family won a jeep after their fourth baby was born on the holiday.
WTFeck is going on over at RTE? first take the day off to get laid, then Coat Hanger Amnesty????
New research reveals that there are over 50 million unwanted coat hangers stashed away in Irish homes and over 10 million of them go straight to landfill every year when they could be recycled.
As a result of the survey, Marks & Spencer is to hold the first 'coat hanger amnesty' in 11 of its stores in Britain and Ireland, including M&S in the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.
It's just a bit weird
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
The New(ish) Journalism said
The Radiohead sampling "A Letter From God" is a peach.
And oh it is... Check it out
UPDATE: Dans le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip are coming back! (Mega woop!) According to their myspace, they'll be supporting RAKIM, at the Heineken Green Energy in the Village on October 10 at 8pm.
Wednesday September 19 is Talk like a pirate day further to Pirate sounds which i was yakking on about before.
I think it's almost getting to pirate overkill...
1. Will Turner begins as a humble blacksmith. Luke Skywalker begins as a humble farm boy.
2. Will has only been told half the truth about his father. Ditto Skywalker.
3. Both Will and Luke are pulled into adventure for the love of a beautiful girl.
4. When we meet Han Solo, he’s a down-on-his-luck smuggler. Jack Sparrow is a down-on-his-luck pirate.
5. Han commands the Millenium Falcon, the fastest ship in the galaxy. Jack Sparrow commandeers the Interceptor, the fastest ship in the Caribbean.
Continues at Film School Rejects
Left hand, please, left hand. See that? Dear belowthenosian friend, what we’ve got here is a typical case of calcasian bad-ass aerial Hendrix. Or, if you’d like, simply air guitar.
The guitar, in this case, is a second class detergent. But who are we to question the authenticity of this musical biga? Damn right.
And just when you thought playing with your teeth was the ultimate guitar-trick-thingy, think about that: air mustache.
I'm not sure what it is, maybe the unusual grasp of the english language, or just that it's a blog, that's updated regularly, about moustaches. What's not funny about that? ...this makes me chuckle.
Anywho, there's lots of great stuff on this year, including Ray Davies doing some Kinks Tunes, The Beatles: Help!, and the Flaming Lips:UFOs at the Zoo.
What also looks really good, and is giving me a weird sense of Deja Vu is Sigur Ros: Heima . Sigur Ros went home and played a load of shows in Iceland unannounced. I frickin love Sigur Ros.
John Best, producer of Heima and Sigur Rós' manager:
"Without wanting to demystify the experience we wanted to reveal a little more of who was actually doing what on stage, be it Georg hammering a drumstick against his bass in 'hafsol', the caul of sweat cloaking Orri at the close of 'poppsong', Jonsi sitting on the floor with an e-bow in 'samskeyti', or Kjartan deep in concentration in his "office", as his huge keyboard riser and bank of analogue gear is known..."
Watch Hoppipolla from the movie, (hope that link works)
and also youtube down arrow.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Check it out here
The best music festival of 2007? Don’t take our word for it. On The Record blog readers were asked to give us their verdict on the Electric Picnic and here’s their take on it.
Many agreed with Ian who cited a certain indie superstar jam as a highlight. “Now I love some Final Fantasy, I’m a bit iffy on Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and quite dismissive of Architecture In Helsinki.
“But what happens when you add all three together? You get a 40 minute improvised jam session in the Body and Soul on Sunday night which had to be a million times better than Primal Scream were on the main stage”.
Others, like Murphisto, found highs everywhere they looked. “Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid were unbelievable. Checking out the rave in Fossets Circus on Sunday night was a surreal buzz. Also The Dukesbox (a three piece band squashed in a caravan playing whatever you keyed in, from Beefheart to Motorhead to Mousse T), Jamie Lidell rocking the Bodytonic tent and Yoda’s VJ set.”
Cait mentioned “Chk Chk Chk, the entire cinema tent dancing to Footloose, the almost-rave on Sunday in Body and Soul, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip and the daily Ticket!”
Chk Chk Chk were also a hit with Portixol as was Final Fantasy (“the Arcade Fire in your pocket”), Ratatat (“buckets of hair plus Mogwai plus Godspeed) and Spilly Walker (“David Kitt and mini David Kitt roll out Ibiza anthems”).
After enduring tuneless versions of David Bowie’s hits in the red campsite on Friday night, Matt Vinyl’s weekend got better with Electrelane, Ratatat, Rilo Kiley, Sonic Youth, Fujiya and Miyagi and Skream.
“I rounded off the weekend in Body and Soul getting down to Stevie G who managed to play just about every song released since about 1957 in his set and the crowd were loving it.”
Fujiya and Miyagi were also a wow for Liam Asciinoid (as were “Erasure, LCD Soundsystem, dancing with inflatable butterfly girls and Le Bien in Body and Soul”) and Naomi (“their jumpy beats and impeccable timing in Foggy Notions on Sunday night blew me away”), while Sarah was won over by “Oppenheimer, Super Extra Bonus Party, Jarvis Cocker, Lisa Hannigan and The Dhol Foundation.
“There was so much really good stuff going on”, Sarah said. “Next year ahoy”.
In August 2000 he travelled to the Philippines to experience a crucifixion, in order to prepare for a series of paintings on the topic. Refusing pain killers, he was nailed to a cross and passed out. The foot rest broke and he almost fell off. A film and photos of the event, as well as his subsequent paintings of crosses, were exhibited in London in 2002
I read a review if this guys book a few weeks ago, and he is bats. I mean completely mental type of bats-ness.
Relative values shows that his mam is about just as eccentric.
When Mother found out she was pregnant with me, she took an overdose. It didn't work. Neither did nine months of heavy drinking. Had she known I was going to turn out the way I did, I'm sure she'd have gone the whole hog and found the cyanide. Of course, I didn't find that out until much later. We were led to believe it was my sister she'd tried to terminate. She thought I was too touchy to hear such truths. And she's right. I'm a tad sensitive — I feel overlooked if an epidemic misses me out.
Sebastian was mischievous. Once, he set fire to his sister's doll's pram. Then wheeled it next to our oil tank. His sister came screaming in to tell me. I rushed down to find him standing there waiting to see the action unfold. Another time, fire engines came roaring through our village to put out a haystack ablaze in a field. The whole place could've gone up. Only later did I find out Sebastian had started it.
From the lovely folks at the times.
It all smacks of i'm a crazy artist-ness, still interesting enough
Yeah , everyone knows it, it's Kanye in the red corner, and Fiddy in the Blue corner. Personally i back egomaniac Kanye, He's got it, you know it, so does everyone else.
The BBC does a good and succinct comparison here.
Experiences Shot nine times at point-blank range whilst sitting in a car in the US.
Experiences Involved in a car crash which left him with a metal plate in his chin.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Anyway the point of the rant: there were people drinking, from cans, as they were driving. I actually was so shocked. There was a big transit of something ahead of me, and the driver got out, went aournd the back hopped in, and came out with half a beer. I know it was stop and start, and bumper to bumper, but seriously wtf!? Are people stupid!?!?
With all the feckin coverage and everything, ggrrrrrr, so dangerous, one drink does damage.
Ok rant over. it's just so feckin ridiculous.
YOUNG drivers leaving the Electric Picnic festival after drinking the previous night were breathalysed by gardai - at their own request.
Motorists approached gardai and asked them if they could be breath-tested before getting behind the wheel, it was revealed yesterday.
Those who tested positive walked away and drank water for several hours before returning and asking gardai to carry out another breath test.
From the Indo
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Sculpture in Context is launching tonight. It's an exhibition that goes on ever year in the Botanic Gardens, and features some really really good sculptors. There are no preview pics available unfortunately, but I can tell you there will be some gorgeous ceramic Russian Dolls, and some flower guns which i've heard tell about.
Anywho it's on until October 19, and the Botanic Gardens are nice for a visit anyway. Celebrate the Indian Summer (Autumn).
Those are some images from previous images. Think they are gorgeous.