Tuesday, 24 November 2009

This is One Of The Best Songs in The World...

A favourite song of mine, one to which I always enjoy listening, is "Rainbow Connection" by Kermit the Frog.

Thanks to the magic of YouTube, so can you:

However, I have observed, in my travels, that it has been performed by other artists:

Ethereally by the beautiful Sarah McLachlan -

Soulfully by the BublĂ©-like Jason Mraz, in a duet with composer Paul Williams - 

And soul-touchingly (you have to go there, sorry, but it's so worth it) by the legendary Willie Nelson.

Anybody out there have a favourite version?

Again, thank you YouTube, artists and contributors.

videos by darknesskaho, EarthlyHeavens and AnaCostaCtx

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Twilight? What On Neptune Is Twilight???

I was looking at the Film News section of the Entertainment page on RTE's website.

Of fifteen articles, eight appeared to be related to the activities or otherwise of the cast of the movie "Twilight".

None of whom I've ever heard...

Are people really that interested?

Monday, 9 November 2009

Transmundane? Me? There Are Those Who Say So...

I'd just like to begin by saying:


And now to explain why:

At the suggestion of Lee over at QYDJ and by the benificence (did I spell that correctly?) of Matt at Culture Kills... a recent post of mine has been nominated and accepted for a Transmundane Award!

This one:

I shall display it proudly...

Friday, 6 November 2009

Good Old BBC4...

As we speak, however figuratively, I'm watching Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood in concert.

In Madison Square Garden, 2008.

It does not, metaphorically speaking, get better than this...

Picture by Debra L Rothenberg.

And Now, For Lee, This:

So I bought myself a Creative X-Fi2 today and, flushed with the inevitable sense of self-congratulation that comes from a successful and confident web purchase, clicked the Stumble button on my browser's toolbar to see what surprises the Great Web could deliver.

This was the first thing I found - I thought it only fitting to share:

Music and video by Ricardo Autobahn.

Curiously, the website where I found this was Lemondrop.com; seems to be one for the ladies, so I'm curious as to how Stumbleupon dropped it on my desktop.

While there, however, I discovered that a poll of 5000 women revealed that they consider an Irish accent to be the most sexy.

I may travel a bit more to test this theory...

Sunday, 1 November 2009

A Band, You Say...

I had a comment to my last post from a guy named Josh who, it turns out, has a band that goes by the name of, er, Captain Incredible. A heavy rock group based in Dallas, pics and video can be found on their Myspace page.

I checked out the flyer Josh pointed me at:

and where you can find more of the same.

They've even got an Incredobile - check it out...


(Note: I had planned on posting this last year, but somehow couldn't bring myself to click on "Publish"). My dad passed in...