First a disclaimer – I have a couple of ‘how to’ videos I’ve created which I think will go viral! I’ll try and get them online soon(ish)…. in the meantime, I found this!
It’s very similar to a previous post but this guy seems to have spent longer working on the set and props and I think it adds a little something to the picture. I particularly like the water ripples in the ‘titanic’ picture – I’m guessing William Kass not only mastered the skill of good photography, but also took things one step further and I like that!
I’ve been on the hunt recently for some new music. I’ve tried apps live Bloom and Soundwave but I’ve never been overly impressed with what they suggest. Historically I Shazam tunes on the radio, in adverts or even on program credits and while it keeps my music thirst at bay, I needed something new…. something better.
I’m quite excited about the release of iOS 7 – not only because there will be a whole load of new features, but because of iTunes Radio. It will only be available in the US so I had to create a US Apple ID but from what I’ve seen so far this should help me satisfy my need.
In the mean time I needed to find some new tunes, its been nearly 3 months since I last updated my music collection. I’ve heard people talking about the iTunes charts and it seems that lots of people actually value its authority.
After browsing through the charts I stumbled across All The Little Lights by Passenger and thought I’d give it a go…
All The Little Lights is not a new album, released last year it a crazy mix between folk and rock. The album has 12 songs and, as I purchased the Deluxe version, came with a second ‘CD’ of recently recorded live tunes.
The album starts with Things That Stop You Dreaming and Let Her Go. Both written by Mike Rosenberg, Let Her Go gives a glimpse into the purl talent Mike as in lyrical content and composition. I’m not surprised it reached second in the UK Charts!
Staring at the Stars breaks between the famed Let Her Go and the titled song. The increased pace had my foot tapping at work while the lyrics whisked me away through a fantastically written story. I love the way Mike has used instruments to add a second layer to the song, it really is quite special.
All The Little Lights slows a little and would be a good start for anyone new to Passenger. I can’t help but wonder what would happen if Passenger got together with Ed Sheeran…
The Wrong Direction is a lovely song to sing to, it’s got some great rhyming lyrics and that summer feel good feeling (helped a little by the weather) that is a little more relaxed than other feel good songs about at the moment.
Things slow down again in the intro to Circles, it takes a while to kicks in and even then you won’t be jumping around the room… In a strange sort of way, the song builds up and before long, it’s filling up quite quickly. It’s a nice break before the rude awaking that is Keep On Walking, which starts the second half of the album with some guts!
I’m please to say that the second half of the album doesn’t disappoint. Some talented drumming and a little piano work takes the song to an end as Patient Love begins. This one is probably the weakest song to what comparable earlier and I get the feeling its more of an ‘album filler’.
Life’s For The Living picked me back up again…. It’s a ballad with some great harmonies… a real treat for the ears!
The song appears in front of Holes which is another great song. It’s quick and has a great rhythm and a gives me a real feel good factor about the whole album – and the acoustic guitar section doesn’t hurt either!
There’s a similar drum beat to Keep On Walking. The lyrics are amazing if not a little explicit but the way Passenger changes his vocals gives a feeling of anger to the song – this is probably my favorite song on the whole album.
The pace is slowed for Feather On The Clyde. The ending to the album feels slower than I was expecting but I’m not complaining!
If you haven’t already, have a listen to the album and let me know your thoughts.
So… its been a while and as always, I happened to stumble across some photography that really caught my eye. It was taken by a guy called John Chapple on a Hasselblad H3D11-50. Its a very expensive piece of kit capable of taking pictures upto 50 megapixel, but it comes at a price!
The first Nazi concentration camps were hastily erected in Germany in February 1933 immediately after Hitler became Chancellor and his NSDAP was given control over the police through Reich Interior Minister Wilhelm Frick and Prussian Acting Interior Minister Hermann Göring.
Used to hold and torture political opponents and union organizers, the camps held around 45,000 prisoners by 1933 and were greatly expanded after the Reichstag fire of that year.
This is the very same concentration camp my uncle was held in, he was subjected to some awful tests, the effect of which remained with him until the very end.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I love a good landscape photo, and so imagine (if at all possible) my delight in seeing this years winning landscape photos…. Not one to keep things to my self I thought it only right that I share them…. so here they are!
I stumbled across this years ago and happened to find it again recently.
Its a short story about a couple who spend 30 days trekking through the Sierra in an attempted to remember what’s important in life.
While it’s a great story, it’s the filming I love, the way the film is edited and the soundtrack. Since watching the film again, I bought the We Are Augustines album called Rise Ye Sunken Ships which is just fantastic – I haven’t stopped listening to it!
I tried to explain to Sash that the McLaren F1 was a bargain when it originally went on sale for £600,000 but fell on deaf ears… well now one has just sold for an eyewatering £3.5million!!! Now that’s an investment!!
Lucky man… I hope he enjoys it as much as I would!