Saturday, 21 February 2009

The influence of internet friends

Imagine yourself drifting along upon the wind, soaring through the skies and taking in the myriad sights underneath you: a winding crystal blue river, a range of mountains lightly dusted with some snow overlooking a brilliant yellow, shifting desert. If you're there, then welcome friend and let me take your hand - this is where I am right now.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

It's not wurfit

A little excerpt from an old film which sums up my general outlook on life.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Weird and Wonderful

Ah, following on from the theme of war in the previous post this one. Another contemplative song with a well choreographed video. Can anyone spot the other link between this song and the previous post? A freshly-milled Scooby snack for the winner.

Games Without Frontiers

I first heard the German version of Peter Gabriel's album a few years ago. In fact, I heard the German version before I heard the English one, and it really does work well. So much so, that I prefer the German version. "What is this German version you speak of and where can we find it?", I hear you cry. Well, here's a single from it to whet your appetite; a fantastic song with very thought-provoking lyrics. (English version is the 2nd vid so you can decide for yourself)

Tuesday, 10 February 2009


A relative oldie and, perhaps, a newie for some of us. These Germans knew how to rock, there's no doubt about it, but can you tell me what figure from literature/film they're singing about? Bonus points for the book name and uber points for the name of the author.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Oh, you saucy wench!

Sometimes it's fun to be silly. You know, when you just need to shake your body and act like a child without feeling embarrased. Let loose and live it up like Siobhan Fahey here. Bonus points for guessing which 80's outfit she was in before forming Shakespeare's Sister.

Where it all started

Many of us are familiar with modern dance music. You can hear it on the T.V. , radio or just from someone's mp3 player on the train. Mobile phones have ringtones of popular dance hits and boy-racers have dance music thundering out of their cars, perhaps to compensate for a lack of something in a particular department. Needless to say, most teenie-boppers dream of 'going clubbing'.

There's a whole host of sub-genres, enough to make your head spin: trance, house, techno, french house, eurodance, jungle, gabba etc. Sadly though, it seems many of the 'artists' in this field have forgotten that it's not all about making a lucrative hit-single. A thumping beat accompanied with a female voclist singing over it does not constitute a good track; as a friend pointed out to me recently, "If it's not authentic, it's not art". Very true, and to illustrate the point here's a song from the 80's, the womb of dance music.