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To This Day Project

I’m just gonna leave this here for now, because I want to come back to it later. There is a picture book coming out based on this and that is what drew it to my attention.  In the meantime it is a powerful and beautiful poem.

To be or not to be ….

That is the question.  Take a look at this marvelous treat.  A joy and a delight and featuring lots of fave folks from British theater and other realms. So clever and so witty.


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/163989303″>'To be or not to be_' featuring Benedict Cumberbatch &amp; Prince Charles – Shakespeare Live! – BBC</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user19076344″>Mai Martin</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

I’ve had trouble getting this to format properly so excuse the embed code above.

Stuff no one told me

This is just so wise, so sweet, so moving and so lovely.  Saw it on Facebook today and went hunting for more information about the artist and his work.  Here is his blog.  I think, that really the thing to do, is just to watch this lovely video, then go and stalk the blog.  Tell me this doesn’t move you and then I will tell you that you are cold, made of ice… frozen.

 

Regrets – I’ve had a few

I had a lovely day at work the other day. Left to my own devices on teacher only day.  All the staff in meetings all the students out at work day, and me processing books in the workroom with the iPad playing lots of TED talks I haven’t had time to listen to in ages.  Lovely.   I loved this TED talk by Kathryn Schultz on the topic of regret.  As the sort of person who has often gone… Should have? Why didn’t I? Could I have?  This talk really spoke to me about how crazy that is.  But it also reminds me that regret keeps you honest, it keeps you a good person and it makes you think of others.  I’ll be watching more of Kathryn Schultz.

Superheroes – this is what they’re really like!

I’ve stopped giggling now – well enough to type.  Having watched this video at least twice I’ve decided that lots of people might like it.  “my mask has cat ears and covers my nose”  “doo doo”  “easy peasy”  LOLOLOLOL.  Made by Aardman Animations, of Wallace and Grommit, Chicken Run and assorted very good goodies.  Came to me from here.

This video is very interesting, see the description below.  Turn your sound up and put it on full screen.

This is a year-long time-lapse study of the sky. A camera installed on the roof of the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco captured an image of the sky every 10 seconds. From these images, I created a mosaic of time-lapse movies, each showing a single day. The days are arranged in chronological order. My intent was to reveal the patterns of light and weather over the course of a year.

This video is designed to be viewed in a large format, so it’s best viewed in full-screen mode at 1080p.

World economic collapse explained:

Everything you ever wondered about in terms of world debt and who owes what to whom is succulently explained in this sketch by John Clarke and Brian Dawe.  You can probably find the succinct answer to any other burning question on their other videos.  Everything from Immigration to the politics of the Rugby World Cup are here for your viewing pleasure or at least the Dawe and Clarke take on it.  Very entertaining.

Mel Parsons

So yesterday I’m listening to National Radio pottering around pretending to do jobs around the house but not really making a firm commitment to anything.  I was feeling far too smug about having planted hedging all around the new vegetable patch and the clothesline paving.  I heard Mel Parsons being played, I hopped in my car went to what seems to be the only place in Dunedin where you can buy a cd that isn’t completely mainstream and I bought this.  It is great, boppy, countryish, she has a great voice and every song is a winner.  I feel like a winner for finding her.  Thanks RNZ

Lana Del Rey

If you are looking for sad and beautiful the video below may be nirvana for you.  The music without the video is gorgeous, but add the video and you get a totally different feel. Super 8 footage in the old school style, gorgeous opening, very distopian and glamour glamour glamour.  She’s described herself as “Hollywood Pop/Sad Core” it is certainly sad, it is certainly beautiful and I love it a lot.  The video has had some of it’s content ‘adjusted’ if you want to see what she originally made then have a look at it here on Daily Motion.

Her Myspace page gives you access to more videos and photos etc.

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Lady Gaga and the video of awesomeness

It has been a while since Lady Gaga impressed me with her video antics but this time I’m her video watcher slave again. The video of You and I is cool.  If she is going to put in scenes like this (watch it and you will know what I’m talking about) I’m going to watch and listen and probably download/buy the cd.  Mermaids, Gaga dressed as a James Dean lookalike, gorgeousness galore.  I like!  Great tune.