Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Politicians are like sperm...

The Mayans got something right (was the text with this image ;p)

 In my teens a funeral director drove me off the road on my scooter ;p

The online banking program I support at my job only works on IE, hilarious trying to explain this to customers. Not so hilarious trying to operate our own databases which also only operate on IE... ouch. (It's because it's the only browser that fully supports native Microsoft ActiveX.)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Rock Werchter saturday

Enjoy some live videos of what I saw this saturday at Rock Werchter.

Wolfmother - Woman
Like Mike Patton, I really don't like Wolfmother much but this opener song was ok.

Kasabian - Where did all the love go
Freaking awesome rock & roll.

Mumford & Sons - the Cave
Best singalong huge barnyard party I ever had, can't wait for the new album in september.

The XX - Shelter
Boring, instead of using the great moments on the album live, they play their music even more mellow, which was thought to be impossible...

Regina Spektor - Us
Unfortunately had to miss Regina to find a spot close upfront for Editors, worth it considering this video missing a few notes there :p.

Editors full set
One of my favorite bands ever, seen them twice, very different shows, very awesome shows. Enjoy the full set!

Chase & Status - It's no problem for me but it's a problem for you!
Dance finisher, some great moments.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Us VS Them

42 Minutes

Check out the live recorded podcasts of 42 Minutes featuring talks with many interesting bloggers from the Sync community. They are also on the facebook page of the Sync Book.

It's Not Night: It's Space & Their First LP

From Darren: "For all you sync heads and music lovers out there,just a reminder that "It's Not Night: It's Space" need just under $1000 in 5 days to get their first album recorded. So go here to throw your spare change at them -

Let's launch these guys onto vinyl.
You can do it!"

Friday, June 8, 2012

George Harrison quotes

“Love one another.” (last words)

“I think people who can truly live a life in music are telling the world, "You can have my love, you can have my smiles. Forget the bad parts, you don't need them. Just take the music, the goodness, because it's the very best, and it's the part I give”

“When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.”

“Try to realize it's all within yourself no one else can make you change, and to see you're only very small and life flows on within you and without you.”

“As long as you hate, there will be people to hate.”

“With our love, we could save the world.”

“There's high, and there's high, and to get really high--I mean so high that you can walk on the water, that high-that's where I'm going'.” 

"I felt in love, not with anything or anybody in particular but with everything." (of first taking LSD) 

“I'm a tidy sort of bloke. I don't like chaos. I kept records in the record rack, tea in the tea caddy, and pot in the pot box.”

“They used us as an excuse to go mad and then blamed it on us. Gandhi says create and preserve the image of your choice. The image of my choice is not Beatle George - those who want that can go and see Wings. Why live in the past? Be here now.”

“It is one of our perennial problems, whether there is actually a God. From the Hindu point of view each soul is divine. All religions are branches of one big tree. It doesn't matter what you call Him just as long as you call. Just as cinematic images appear to be real but are only combinations of light and shade, so is the universal variety a delusion. The planetary spheres, with their countless forms of life, are naught but figures in a cosmic motion picture. One's values are profoundly changed when he is finally convinced that creation is only a vast motion picture and that not in, but beyond, lies his own ultimate reality.” 

“I picture John physically as someone youthful who made a lot, but I feel him more as an energy, more metaphysically.”

“The thing that pleases me the most about it is that young people like it. It's given kids from 6 to 16 an alternate view of music to what's been available for the past 20 years.”

"Try to realize it's all within yourself no one else can make you change, and to see you're only very small and life flows on within you and without you."

"You can be standing right in front of the truth and not necessarily see it, and people only get it when they’re ready to get it. "

"If there's a God, I want to see Him. It's pointless to believe in something without proof, and Krishna consciousness and meditation are methods where you can actually obtain God perception. In that way you can see, hear and play with God. Perhaps this may sound weird, but God is really there next to you."

Jacque Fresco - Paradise or Oblivion

A new documentary about the ideas and vision of futurist and renaissance man Jacque Fresco. Watching this soon, sharing this now.

Life of Brian - Thank you George Harrison

From the Wiki: The film would not have been made without former Beatle and Python fan George Harrison, who set up Handmade Films to help fund it at a cost of £3 million (a move later described by Eric Idle as the "world's most expensive cinema ticket"). Harrison put up the money for it as he "wanted to see the movie". The original backers, EMI Films, had been scared off at the last minute by the subject matter, particularly Bernard Delfont.[7] As a result, the very last words in the film are: "I said to him, 'Bernie, they'll never make their money back on this one'", teasing Delfont for his lack of faith in the project. Terry Gilliam later said, "They pulled out on the Thursday. The crew was supposed to be leaving on the Saturday. Disastrous. It was because they read the script... finally."[10] As a reward for his help, Harrison appears in a cameo appearance as Mr. Papadopoulos, "owner of the Mount", who briefly shakes hands with Brian in a crowd scene. His one word of dialogue (a cheery Scouse, but out-of-place-in-Judea, "ullo") had to be dubbed in later.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

George Harrison - Living in the Material World documentary

Great and long documentary about George Harrison and the Beatles directed by Martin Scorsese, I only saw part 1 so far, watching the second today. I found an evaluation copy online here of part 2. Part 1 included some great clips of the Beatles talking about LSD and meditation and their search for spirituality after having conquered the material world very eary on, for example John Lennon and George Harrison talking on a tv show about meditation and what the purpose of a mantra is. Gonna jump on my hometrainer and watch the 2nd part in a bit. If you're even slightly spiritual and a fan of the Beatles you have to see this so try to get a hold of it, couldn't find the first part online yet unfortunately.

Here is that great clip (in bad quality) about meditation I mentioned earlier:

added: I'm watching the beginning of part 2, it's pouring rain outside with the window slightly open and I'm riding the hometrainer bicycle, after about ten minutes in, and they start talking about the song 'Here comes the Sun', Eric Clapton is talking about walking around in the garden with George playing guitar, "and the sun was shining" - and outside my house the sun comes out when the words part Clapton's lips- "and it's a beautiful morning and we started to sing 'Here comes the sun' the opening lines you know, and I just watched this thing come to life." - and the rain faded away and stopped to be replaced by sunshine. Wonderful synchronicity :)