Archive for the 'Media' Category

Dilbert…

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

So for those of you who care about such things, I have lately been appalled by the new Dilbert Flash Website, which seems to have significantly less utility than its predecessor. Imagine my surprise then at discovering a competent way of viewing new strips without the flash wankery at dilbert.com/fast . A simple page with […]

Everyone should watch…

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Newstopia has been described as an Australian successor to The Day Today, and is very comedy… Google Video Link

The Youtube higher-res video thinger

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Having got round to buying and watching Once, I had a wee look around youtube for clips and found their Oscar acceptance speech, closely followed by a performance of Falling Slowly backstage at Sundance. I then got around to trying the Youtube URL manipulation for higher-resolution clips, given the quality of the clip presented. Compare […]

Worth a watch…

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Writers Strike thinger… [youtube] My attempts to embed the video in the post failed miserably…

Slumber…

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Slumber pulls as its inspiration the idea of the body monitoring itself, and considers the seesaw at the edge of sleep, where the mind tilts between conscious and unconscious states and plays perceptual games with itself. Slumber considers the often-self-defeating process of ‘trying’ to get to sleep, where the mind winds itself up over the […]

Technological Marvels…

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

A recent find (I think, originally, via a Userfriendly link of the day) was that of Strandbeest. Strandbeest are large-scale machines constructed by a Dutch artist/ engineer called Theo Jansen. They use wind power to transport themselves across beaches and the like. There are some videos of them in action on the website, it’s well […]

Guitarage…

Monday, July 9th, 2007

A friend pointed me towards a video of him playing guitar on the Morgan Custom website. You may find it of interest. I believe he has a certain amount of skill… morgancustomguitars.com/nikharrison.mov More info; myspace.com/nikharrisonmusic Note. Yes, it’s a bit of a plug for a mate. But he is pretty good and i reckon folks […]

Watch this…

Friday, June 15th, 2007

…it kinda makes sense… http://www.break.com/index/tough-to-argue.html [flash/ sound]

The Frames…

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

…have some live gigs available from archive.org They’re well worth a listen. (verbose, huh?)

The Frames live at the Lowry, Salford Quays

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Saw the above last night. I’ve been trying to see The Frames live for a long time, and the Quays Theatre was an excellent venue for them. Playing some new tracks from The Cost, along with a large number of older favourites, the crowd was responsive but not as rowdy as they could have been. […]