Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Also, how about some post-democracy?

I think, overall, this guy is probably exaggerating.  but still some interesting viewing:


and this is a vaguely famous text also, may be worth a read... will let you know if i do!

* video content had quite a cool feature people's comments come up in little popups while the video is playing... neat.  mind you, on the internet you get comments and you get comments...

the feminist film rule:

The Rule by Alison Bechdel.

via charlie stross

can you think of a film that passes?

Monday, 28 July 2008

Clementine concert - august 15th - in London (!)

OK Ben, this might represent a serious abuse of the original purpose of your blog, so let me know if I am getting a slap on the wrist.

Anyways, here's a chance to see the lassie without having to trek all the way to the west country:

"Nick Morris (baritone) and I are doing a repeat of our opera scenes concert in London, on 15th August at the County Hall, London (near the London Eye / Aquarium). We will perform operatic arias and staged duets, including Mozart's La ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni, Rossini's Dunque io son from Barber of Seville, and Bess you is my woman now, from Gershwin's Porgy & Bess.
The concert will be combined with music from a kora player and an Irish violinist! Format tbc, but it should be a fun evening, and for those of you who can't make my Herefordshire concerts a chance to see what I do!!"

imageHere's a pic from the original concert at broome farm.  

It's not all opera though, oh no no. the concert is actually all in aid of a small Herefordshirean pirate called Isis who is financing a trip to Borneo.   Other music on the bill includes a Kora player - that's an obscure type of african harp, like a guitar with about 20 strings, suspect if you ask Dan about it he would be able to bang on about it for ages. 

And the inescapable folk music connection is provided by some chick playing the fiddle, who comes highly recommended from Time Out, l'Ouest-France newspaper and Terry Jones of Monty Python.

All of this set in the London County Hall Debating Chamber, which was last used for a Star Wars exhibition.

It's almost too much to handle isn't it?  Friday August 15th, 7:30 PM, tTickets are £10, available on the door.   And yes, it does clash with the bangface boat party :-(

PS - also, everyone, don't forget the cider festival on 30th & 31st of August!

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Best CAPTCHA evar

This was good enough to make me sign up to the website. Screw you, arts graduates!

Also on the Internet this week; Coen Koans (Zen and The Big Lebowski)