Thursday, 23 January 2014

a little bit of his bobness





Here's two Bob Dylan songs l never get tired of hearing.  The rather magnificent 'Tangled up in Blue' from 'Blood on the Tracks' and 'Hurricane' from 'Desire'.  I especially love the look he was carrying off when singing 'Tangled', which was during the Rolling Thunder Review / Renaldo and Clara period, and am a sucker for Scarlet Rivera's fiddle playing on 'Hurricane' (as well as the lyrics in both songs).
Listening to how he was then reminds me of why l don't want to go and see him live nowadays.  I'd rather remember him when he was still great, rather than the sad parody he has become.

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

noel gallagher reviews his own videos



Noel Gallagher reviews his own Oasis videos, and he's not impressed by them.
These are the highlights.

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Monday, 20 January 2014

training mr parrot

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Training Mr Parrot, although l'm now not sure who is the boss of the house, as he may well be training me. He's certainly got an easier life.

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Sunday, 5 January 2014

the 3d t.rex template


Further to the 3D T.Rex from a couple of posts ago, here's the template to make your own.  It's all the work of Brusspup, and his Facebook page is here.
Now go out and find a huge printer and some hard card to print on - and get cracking!

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Saturday, 4 January 2014

results from the psychopath test are in!

Though your conscience is in the right place you also have a pragmatic streak and generally aren’t afraid to do your own dirty work! You’re no shrinking violet - but no daredevil either. You generally have little trouble seeing things from another person’s perspective but, at the same time, are no pushover. ‘Everything in moderation – including moderation’ might sum up your approach to life.

Well, l have had a go at Channel 4's Psychopath test, and my score was 67%, and l got the statement above. Not sure if that's good or not, although it does say the average for a man is 50%, but l know a friend who got 79%, and he would have no trouble killing people (women) if he could get away with it (or so he said last week).
Try it yourself here.

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Friday, 3 January 2014

amazing t.rex illusion



Even when l go to the end to see how this illusion is achieved, it still does my head in.  Amazing (and of course l want one!).

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manchester united v oxford united - it was 38 years ago today


Time certainly flies by.  It was 38 years ago today when l caught the train from Darlington (by myself) to watch Manchester United play Oxford United in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.  Manchester United won 2-1 (with two penalties), and afterwards, l caught another train and went and stayed overnight at my grandfathers house in Bootle (Liverpool), visited various relatives, and then returned home the next day on yet another train.
Nowadays the train fares themselves would be astronomical, especially if they were bought last minute (like l did then), and its a lot harder to just decide to go to a game on the morning, and know you will get a ticket, especially when Manchester United are playing away from home.
Not all change is good, and l blame the Tories, because even if they are not directly to blame, l still can't stand them.
Nowadays Manchester United are playing like it was 1976 again, and our best hopes are now in the cup competitions after the defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on New Years Day.  I might even have a crazy bet and put money on them to win the European Cup (or The Champions League as it is now called).  You have got to have belief and be optimistic in this life, and l am generally a crazy, upbeat kind of guy, so Ladbrokes might as well be some other place l waste my money.
Game on!

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Thursday, 2 January 2014

pharrell williams - happy - northern soul girl dancing



This is actually better than the real video for Pharrell Williams 'Happy', especially when the old bloke joins in.

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