Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Crystal Castles "Pap Smear"

Love this video!

An example of how no budget, no frills, and a simple idea can work really well.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

"The Pipe"

One of the best docs I've seen in ages.  Watch it here while you still can:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Short History of Modern Music

Using an interactive guide, Guardian and Observer critics chart the history of modern music, tackling a different genre each day and picking 50 key moments.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Top 50 Greatest Literary Adaptations

A few years ago The Guardian compiled this (pretty conservative) list of the Top 50 Greatest Literary Adaptations.  Where's 'Adaptation'??

Worth perusing nonetheless.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Everybody loves the Sunshine

Not quite the weather for this tune here in London at the moment.... but here's hoping ;)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

More on late bloomers...

One of my favourite topics ;)

"Failed in business at age 31.  Defeated for the legislature at 32.  Again failed in business at 34.  Sweetheart died at 35.  Had a nervous breakdown at 36. Defeated in election at 38.  Defeated for Congress at 43. Defeated for Congress at 46.  Defeated for Congress at 48.  Defeated for Senate at 55.  Defeated for Vice President at 56.  Defeated for Senate at 58.  Elected President at age 60.  This man was Abraham Lincoln."

Friday, June 3, 2011

What to watch?

Wondering what film to watch the other evening, I stumbled upon this quirky site.  After creating a username, you're asked a series of questions that determine what kind of person you are / what films you like, and then you're given an unlimited number of recommendations.  It's worth checking out, even just for the random questions.!
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