Friday, June 30, 2017

Senses working overtime #114

1 Big brother

Great piece about the lasting appeal of 1984 and George Orwell's world of the

2 The (shudder) eighties aesthetic

3 Han Solo. I've got a bad feeling about this.

Hmm - the directors have left the film (fired) while filming it. Not a good sign, although Opie Taylor is now in charge. Read all about it.

4 Your focus determines your reality

Great article about the distracted mind.

5 When to post?
Woh - exhaustive and entertaining look at when is the best time to post, tweet, facebook message, email, and so on. Amazing stats!

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This week, I've been reading a book about Woody Allen's career up to the early eighties. Hence this... 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Senses working overtime #113

1 Annie and Alvy

True confession time - I'm a huge Woody Allen fan, and so I enjoyed this film review of the classic Annie Hall.

2 The Simpsons inserted

Great fun. More here.

3 Rock stars
Gotta love em.

4 21st Century movies - best far
Some movies here I need to see (and some I can recommend).

5 Oh Yoko

Fair's fair - very pleased with the decision to add Yoko credit to John's Imagine. If you have read Grapefruit (Yoko's collection of stuff) you will know this rights an injustice of sorts.

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Arsene Arsene, give us a wave!

Fancy some stats on Arsene's 20 year reign at the greatest club the world has ever seen? Me too. Check it out fellow gooners.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Senses working overtime #112

1 Bridges in China
I love these images showing some tremendous feats of engineering in China even if they are in debt (China now boasts the world’s highest bridge, the longest bridge, the highest rail trestle and a host of other superlatives).

The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in Qingdao, in Shandong Province

The Beipan River Shanghai-Kunming high speed rail bridge
 in Guanling Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Anshun

The Duge Beipanjiang Bridge, in Guizhou Province

2 Words
Great Guardian piece on mangling words - it really effected me (sic).

3 Leftovers eulogised

I've watched a season and liked it, after reading this I need to rewatch and continue with the series.

4 Computer screens within movies
Fascinating look from the Vox people about how graphics get onto computer screens in the movies

5 Bobby gets a prize
Dylan's lecture on getting the Nobel Prize for literature is 27 ish minutes so grab a cuppa and let your boot heals wander.

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Anne Lamott gives 12 truths she learned from life and writing. Kinda needed this today...

Friday, June 9, 2017

Senses working overtime #111

1 Blade Runner

Amazingly exhaustive and entertaining analysis of Blade Runner. This guy knows his stuff (where does he find the time?).

2 Alien

Appetite whetted? Try this, also from Dave Addey.

3 The Paris agreement

Want to understand the various intricacies of the Trump decision to screw the world and withdraw the USA from the Paris climate change accord? Go here.

4 By Jupiter
Fab video fly by showing Jupiter's enormity and crazy freaky landscape.

5 Wonderful

Wonder Woman is getting some great reviews. Here's one from Wired (yes, Wired).

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Ricky Nelson. I love Ricky Nelson. I was born in 1957 as this was hitting the charts!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Senses working overtime #110

1 Vanity Fair hits one out of the park, again

I never buy Vanity Fair but I'd sure as heckfire buy this copy! And there are more to come!

2 RIP Gregg Allman

I recently raved over Eat A Peach on my music blog and now this...Duane and Gregg, together again.

3 Sgt Pepper taught the band to play

Rolling Stone article on the reworked Sgt Pepper's for a generation who think - Dr Pepper? Huh? What do you mean? (Hi Jeff, if you read this!)

4 Rogue One, Hammerheads and physics

Great article explains the physics involved in ramming an Imperial Star Destroyer. I thought that too, but read it anyway - I learned a few things about physics and I thought THAT was impossible!

5 Paul Ryan
Friend Paul Ryan is walking the Camino again. You can read about him and his pilgrimage here. Good luck avoiding the blisters this time Paul.

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More on Sgt Peppers - the making of...Macca's Penny Lane (mmm - I know it's not on the actual album but Rolling Stone are taking a holistic view. Go see for yerself).