Category Archives: Video

Just… Wow…

So, as well as this song by theJellybottys made famous by Alan Davies on QI, I have just found out about this wonderful venue.

Think I need to plan a day trip to Whitstable soon!


The Two Towers Remixed

You may recall I posted this a few weeks back. Well, Chetreo has done it again:

Again, I should hate this as the funeral song performed by Eowyn is rather moving and any ‘tampering’ would be wrong…

But again, I have been convinced otherwise. I mean it entirely when I say that this had me on the verge of tears.

Can’t wait for the Return of the King one…


Sacrilegious, Precious, But We Likes It

I should detest this, but I’m actually loving it in a weird way. Watch for yourselves:

I was seconds from running away into a corner when the refrain came on (you shall not pass, etc). Something about the way it is mixed together just struck me. When I first found it here, I did not expect to come away humming it.

You can find the creator Chetreo’s channel here.


An Oldie and a Goodie

As a song I like to cover, this song has always spoken to me. The emotion behind it is what propelled me to do my take on it and often leaves me overwhelmed at the end of a performance.

However, back when I first saw the scene it comes from, I was emotionally out of whack and have just watched it again with a better emotional grounding. Wish I had some tissues to hand.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present this:


Well. Erm. Yeah…

Before any words come out of me, I present the following without tainted views:

I am still unsure what to make of it. Not sure if I really like it or despise it with a fiery passion. It is no secret that I love Japan. It is less of a secret that I like metal. I like J-Rock too, now I think of it.

But this is… I’m not sure if it’s the come down / caffeine hangover that has attacked me this morning, but this has made my world go sideways, down a little, and then lurch upwards again.

Is it the devil’s spawn, released on us unsuspecting gaijin with a view to take over our lands? Is it the damned sweetest thing you ever did see? Or is it somewhere in the middle?

I must admit that I am humming the above track in my head as I type. There could even be a little swaying. Okay, full-on bopping. But I feel a little bit dirty for it.

Try this out whilst you’re there. Looking at the group’s website, I think this may be in fact plugging their album, due on 7 March 2012.

The fox sign is something I may take up in place of ‘the horns’, just to mess with people. Although, I was using this 20-odd years ago as a sort of imaginary friend named ‘Fingerfox’. And not sure why I just told that to the world.

Ahem… Let me know your thoughts in the comments. About the band, not my childhood.


Farewell, Whitney

Well, I must admit that this was a surprise early this morning, but Whitney Houston has passed on at the age of 48.

All day, I’ve been thinking back through childhood memories and one specific memory has been on repeat. My mother is really to blame, but I remember many times her singing along to this particular number:

I’m not going to go on and about her life in any way. That would be a job for the media sites and press. I’m just going to enjoy the music and, more importantly, dance.


Hope for Humanity (sort of…)

Just before bed I happened upon this via MthruF and had two main thought lines.

1) That poor girl didn’t expect this, I reckon.

2) What a way to prank someone.

Most pranks involve various levels of embarrassment, usually through some form of mockery or unfriendly set-up.

Not for Giorgio is this type of tomfoolery. The fact that he is so polite makes it somewhat sweet and actually is more likely to have put a bright edge on the order taker’s day.

Next time you want to be a bit random and silly, don’t harass your roommate. Sing.


A Long Break

Apologies for the long break, but I’ve been planning. Or plotting. Your choice.

I am hereby committing to at least a weekly post. If this does not happen, you can post a comment with your contact details so that I can give you my address to be kicked in the shins.

That’s a pretty big incentive for me, I’ll tell you.

Not to say that only one a week is enough. But it’s a minimum.

Oh, and why not watch this video whilst you’re here? 😉


Talent, Talent, Everywhere…

If you’ve ever thought that life would be simpler with one easy to use website with some of the UK’s top talent, then your wish has been granted.

From the musical stylings of No Redemption and Wes Dolan to the acting skills of Melanie Denholme and Rudy Barrow, you’ll find a great wealth of the country’s hottest rising stars at ‘A Great Act‘.

With profiles, pictures, videos and news all in one convenient place, there’s something for everyone.

Oh, and yours truly 😉

All courtesy of award-winning filmmaker Philip Gardiner, who has worked with each and every one of these fine people.

What are you wating for..?


No Redemption – Dying Day

On a similar theme to the last post, here is No Redemption‘s video for the Philip Gardiner film, One Hour To Die.

A fantastic addition to the growing collection, this is a video well worth a view.

Warning: some scenes contain blood.