Archive for the ‘Encouragement’ Category

Auckland Law Revue strikes again

Nice. Gotta love ’em. – P

Nice insight into the woman who is ‘Christine and the Queens’

As I noted earlier, I’m impressed with this young French artist: pop musician and dancer Christine and the Queens (see: Tilted – Christine and The Queens). This short Channel 4 news interview is a delight … discussion ranging from who she honours in her stage name, snippets of her life story, deceitful use of Photoshop (one […]

Tilted – Christine and The Queens

Spotted on Graham Norton… Wow. Opening lyrics … I’ll die before Methusalah / So I’ll fight sleep with Ammonia And every morning with eyes all red / I’ll miss them for the tears they shed But I’m actually good / Can’t help it if we’re tilted …

Wow. A rocket landing

One of my interests is rocketry and photography. This, from Space-X, is amazing.

RIP David Bowie

I actually, literally staggered when I was told yesterday that David Bowie had died. ‘Have you heard about David Bowie?’ someone asked me. ‘What? About his new album?’ I replied … then what a crash. Bowie was a hero to me, an artist whose influence was enormous in my life. I have written about him […]

“Only human”

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Wow. The talented and likeable Morgan James

I’m really pleased to have stumbled across this performer, Morgan James. See if you enjoy watching her introduce herself in this feature below, as I did, so much … The last few lines (and the last line in particular) declare such self-awareness, it gave me goosebumps. Here she proves it’s true … Good on her. I’ve […]

Alexa O’Brien, Amnesty International, testimony to Catalonia Parliament re Chelsea Manning

This testimony by Alexa O’Brien provides a good, compact ‘highlights’ package/history of the treatment whistle-blower Chelsea Manning received at the hands of the US Military judicial system. The video features her speaking with a translator (21 mins) while in the audio below (mp3 10 mins) the translator has been trimmed out. Worth paying attention to, […]

Dedicated to no-one in particular …

‘Cool Kids’ by Echosmith — on Jimmy Fallon’s show (Update: that Jimmy Fallon link ‘expired’, so here’s a new ‘live’ version… albeit somewhat tightly produced & cut … I really did like the Fallon show live version) ‘Official’ music video here

Power of music

Wow, watch this. via the extraordinary, effervescent Aleks Krotoski. – P

O Mary!

U2 has been in the news lately … which reminded me of  Mary J Blige …

Nicky Hager’s public meeting in Auckland last night

Nicky Hager was in Auckland last night, at a public meeting called to give people the opportunity to hear from — and question — the author of Dirty Poltiics, a book the author said is about ethics. Quite a good turnout (about 350-400) but I was surprised at the absence of MPs (did anyone notice a […]

Robin Williams RIP

What can one say about Robin Williams that hasn’t been said in the last 24 hours? I loved him, what I knew of him from his work. His brittle, manic side seemed always near the surface — but so too, even nearer and unmistakable, was his sensitive, heart-warming, generous, warm and encouraging side. Robin Williams […]

Laid-back Tennis Court – Lorde (Diplo’s Andre Agassi Remix)

Look Up: a poem to make you think about ‘social’ media

‘Look Up’ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone. — Written, Performed & Directed by Gary Turk. Nice work. Think about it. – […]