Friday, November 27, 2015

Senses working overtime #32

1 Ringo Starr
The Beatles (White Album) #0000001
The great man is selling off a load of tat, I mean antiques and memorabilia. Some thoughts - where the hell did he store all this stuff? I bet there's more! Why did he keep it? Did he like all this stuff? How much stuff do you need? And so on...

Here's the news story but if you're like me and nosey - scan through the whole catalogue. It's an eye opener!

Wouldn't mind that first copy of The Beatles - expected to go for around $60,000!

2 Star Wars

These fan posters are pretty doggone awesome.

3 That did NOT just happen!
Watch this. It is freakish.

This kid solved a Rubik's Cube puzzle in under 5 seconds. Yep. Five. SECONDS.

4 Christmas 1991
I dug out this old photo to celebrate Jade's birthday today - she's four weeks old in the photo.

Funny looking back - I have a really strong sense of that time - new baby, living in Nelson NZ and how things looked, smelled etc. Senses were most definitely working overtime!

5 Overtime
Michael Jackson's Black Or White was number one 24 years ago...

Friday, November 20, 2015

Senses working overtime #31

1 Tina and Amy

I'm a huge Tina Frey fan! This is a cool little piece about Sisters - new movie featuring the immensely talented dynamic duo of Tina and Amy Poehler.

2 Whatley in

James Watley's Five Things (TM) alerted me to this amazing collection of photos - part of a National Geographic competition. They are all brilliant and as he rightly says - well worth a look. The one I've chosen is bizarre - a wedding couple heading into the surf - did they know about the rays? Incredible image!

3 Adele

She's about to reconquer the world with third album 25. This is a great piece from The Guardian that gets things right - the interview, the tone, the picture of Adele.

4 Jake Bailey
My Walrus Gumboot newspaper alerted me to this inspirational speech by CBHS Head Boy Jake Bailey who was diagnosed with cancer a few weeks before this prizegiving.

It's obviously made more poignant because of that but he makes a great series of points that regardless, are worth hearing. How refreshing to hear a young guy allude to his moral compass. Wonderful! 

He's doing well apparently and if youtube love has anything to do with things - he'll continue to do well.

5 Star Wars makeover of Disneyland

The acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney was bound to result in some amazing awesomeness at the happiest place on Earth. My wife and I will be there in December and I'm really looking forward to Hyperspace Mountain!

Overtime: Glen Hansard

Ever since Once, I've been a big fan. Here he is doing a cover of the Springsteen song (an obscure one from The River - half way up side four is pretty obscure). 

This Letterman Show version is without Eddie Vedder and Jake Clemons who appeared on the single but it's still full of Glen's wonderful soulful passion. 

Goodnight, and joy be with you all!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Senses working overtime #30

1 Spectre
Oh oh - doesn't look good for the latest James Bondathon - Spectre. This is a pretty cool review though - written by someone who knows their Bondage.

2 Noel Gallagher

I love Noel's music and he's always a great interviewee (if you can get past the obscenity laced braggadocio). This Esquire article is hilarious!!! It is a huge mega interview but well worth your diligence!

At one stage I wondered if Noel has any hobbies.
“This is my hobby!”
“You mean, music?”
“No! This: doing interviews. I fucking love it. I could do this all day long. It’s sick.”
“Why do you love it so much?”
“Because I get to be a gobshite, and I get to do that thing: to be the last of a dying breed.”

Much, much more in the interview - go read it!
3 GOAL!!!!!!
Adam sent me this link to a goals compilation. Check out Denis Bergkamp's audacious turn!

4 Burnt
This is a great article about film titles that either shouldn't or weren't used. Hilarious! 

5 Peanuts
Great read on the Peanuts cartoon franchise. Who doesn't love the Charlie Brown gang?

Overtime: Battlefront!
I tried not to include some Star Wars material in this edition, but genius cannot be avoided for long: Keegan sent me this link to a promo for Battlefront. As I've said before - if anything is to tempt me to the dark side of gaming it would be this...

Friday, November 6, 2015

Senses working overtime #29

1 The London Underground

Check out these great photos from the 50's and 60's.

2 Star Wars

Love these posters!

3 London

Counting down to when we fly back to London for the Christmas holidays and loving this photo - sums it up!

4 All Blacks

Senses have been boosted by our world champion rugby team who are now home and soaking up the celebrations and adulation. 

5 Cuba Mall

Yes we're back in Wellington for the weekend. Stressful traffic aside it's great to be back in a place with a decent bookshop and record store. First purchase from Slow Boat Records? Audience's Lunch album above, from 1972.