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Tag Archives: music
After listening to the entirety of Royal Blood’s Reading set last night, I was in the mood for some really thumpy music and, after some surfing, found: Turbowolf – A Rose For The Crows and Eyes Like Twenty – Twenty … Continue reading
This is what’s blasting out of my PC speakers at a zillion decibels right now: Alice CooperElected ABBAWaterloo Carl DouglasKung Fu Fighting Dropkick MurphysThe Warrior’s Code GoldfrappOoh La La Gowry BrothersBanane Aya Re Harry RoyMy Girl’s #*%%@ Kate BushWuthering Heights … Continue reading
Space Season on Channel 4 starts in March, see: http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/channel-4-boldly-goes-into-space
(Currently listening to 99 Red Balloons… using the excellent Foobar 2000) Balkan Beat Box – Sunday Arak Big Bad Voodoo Daddies – Go Daddy-O Buzzcocks – Orgasm Addict Damned – Grimly Fiendish Dropkick Murphys – The Warrior’s Code Hawkwind – … Continue reading
While feeding my current obsession with London-based Mariachimexteca, also known as the Dorito mariachi band, it occurred to me that perhaps there were other interesting culture-jammed spins on western pop. I was right, and above is a Bollywoodized version of … Continue reading
Here’s one reason to forgive Stallman for unleashing the evil that is Emacs on the universe. Recorded quite a few years ago is his slightly satirical version of Guantanamera, sung by The Great Bearded One himself. (Much nerdly respect for … Continue reading
Tomorrowland (?) live feed: You can also watch on YouTube and at the Tomorrowland website.
This went viral two months ago and I only just noticed it this morning! Oh well, better late than never. FPS forever! The Stampede (Prequel): Bad MoFo:
One of the reasons I don’t watch tear-jerkers is that I so easily succumb to them. While I can withstand the rigours of quite the nastiest horror films in existence, movies with a high emotional content reduce me to a … Continue reading
You can still watch this here if you are quick as it will be online for a couple of days. After watching this, it is difficult to judge whether there is anything left to know about Bowie, other than the number … Continue reading
Moving is sad, mostly because of the stuff that you have to let go. You would know this if you share the otaku gene. So it was with great glee that I recently surfed up copies of two treasured items … Continue reading
For some strange reason this clip got less than 10k views on YouTube! The guy is playing an electrified version of one of these things (second paragraph down).
I went to a PWEI concert a LONG time ago in Dorset. Anyway me and this other bloke collided head first and knocked ourselves out cold to this PWEI cover of a Hawkwind classic- I also remember the tubby guy … Continue reading
I couldn’t resist one more post. I found this fantastic video, someone’s posted of Marc Bolan’s T-Rex, Elton John on piano and Ringo Starr on drums performing Children of the Revolution. Not sure if I want to go to sleep … Continue reading
Halfords have been using this to advertise their goods and services so often on Brit TV that it’s now permanently burnt into my brain. Anyway, here’s The Skids performing it a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away-
I don’t care how ridiculous and fake this is, I loved it at the time and still do. Here it is in all its lip-syncing goodness. I loved it so much mum later took to calling me “Rice Pudding”. Rah, … Continue reading
“666, the one for you and me…” Ahhh, good times.
When I was still in short trousers, I wrested the very last copy of Iron Maiden‘s The Number of the Beast from a large, hairy biker in WHSmiths (also in Catford). Them’s cojones. BUT around this time I was also … Continue reading
I bought The Best of Bill Haley and the Comets on cassette tape from Woolworths in Catford.
Not the usual nerd stuff, but I’m a huge Marc Bolan fan, it’s late and I’m off to to slump on the sofa, goodnight!
I mostly savaged Prometheus in my review yesterday, but one of the nice touches in the movie was the alien humanoid’s remote control whistle for interfacing with the bridge instruments on their spaceship. I love that idea; it’s got me … Continue reading
Just started trying to teach myself the sax this week (see my Bucket List) and came across this article yesterday. Apparently the late Ron McNair convinced NASA that it was vitally important that he be the first person to play … Continue reading
Is it just me who thinks that Al seems to be aging in reverse? Hey Pete, this one’s for you.
For the last year, it’s been this one-
This is mine (apologies to all long-suffering bar staff of three continents). NB/This is Captain’s Tractor’s version (whereas the verses I sing are, eh, slightly ruder)- What’s yours?
In the extremely unlikely case that you’ve never heard of Gogol Bordello, here’s my favourite video (daaa da-da da-da da-da)-
“I’m a Hindu. My religion teaches that if we suffer in this life, we are rewarded in the next. Three months at the North Pole with Sheldon and I’m reborn as a well-hung billionaire with wings!” -Raj, Big Bang Theory, … Continue reading
Feed the demon of typomania and write more, and get published. DONE. Self-published on Kindle, other books in the works too. Learn on ANY DAMN INSTRUMENT how to play Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor. Improve my child-like drawing … Continue reading