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“..“Imagine immensities – don’t compromise – and don’t waste time.” The essay – which explores such existential skills as living with uncertainty – embracing the unfamiliar – allowing for not knowing – - and cultivating what John Keats has famously … Continue reading
“..Cannes: Oscar Isaac’s breakout performance drives the Coens’ arch – magical portrait – - of pre-Dylan Greenwich Village..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> First look: The Coens’ marvelous folk-music odyssey – Salon.com.
“..Coming soon: 3D film reaches new heights as latest technology brings Sir Edmund and Tenzing Norgay’s historic 1953 Everest ascent to life..”
“..New footage will be merged with film and photographs of the 1953 expedition – taken by George Lowe..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Coming soon: 3D film reaches new heights as latest technology brings Sir Edmund and Tenzing Norgay’s historic 1953 … Continue reading
(..a top five..) go to source/story>>> The Best Sci-Fi Cars Of All Time.
“..Dressed in a red (what looked like) vinyl suit and cap – when Bobby Womack took the stage he could easily be mistaken for any modern day pop star. Bordering on 70 years old – there was a question mark … Continue reading
“..As films about Ginger Baker and the Stone Roses are released – - here’s our pick of the movies in which film-makers focus on the drama behind the songs..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The 10 best music documentaries | Film … Continue reading
“..William Pryor – a descendant of Darwin – reminisces about skinny-dipping with Syd Barrett – - and explains why his online second-hand book business is booming..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Bookbarn International: How a barn full of old books became … Continue reading
“..JD Salinger – the elusive author of The Catcher in the Rye – was one of America’s most famous recluses – and guarded his private life with fanatical dedication. Yet even he might have been impressed by the immense efforts … Continue reading
“..What was it like to work on the year’s biggest album? Six of the big-name collaborators on Daft Punk’s record tell..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Daft Punk: Together in electric dreams – Features – Art – The Independent.
(ed:..this is a vhi storytellers episode on david bowie.. ..and it is 44 mins long.. ..and it has bowie with a westie-look..his bogan/hoodie-phase..which i hadn’t seen before..) go to source/story>>> David Bowie – VH1 Storytellers – full – YouTube.
“..From Sofia Coppola’s “Bling Ring” – to Ryan Gosling’s latest..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Cannes: The 10 hottest movies – Salon.com.
“..My mom recently found and scanned this fantastic family heirloom – - a 1917 edition of “Lee’s Priceless Recipes – A Collection of Famous Formulas and Simple Methods For Farmers – Dairymen – Housekeepers – Mechanics – Manufacturers – Druggists … Continue reading
“..It was Gordon’s least successful makeover. In 81 episodes of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares – he’s brought his unique blend of judgement – condemnation – encouragement – and shouting – to 81 failing restaurants in the States – - and … Continue reading
“..The 19th-century thinker identified exploitation – - and questioned the automatic self-regulation of a capitalist economy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Is Marx still relevant? | Books | The Guardian.
“..Bands such as the Dream Syndicate – the Long Ryders – and the Bangles – - created a sound that so influenced Prince – he named his label and studio after it..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Paisley Underground: the 1980s … Continue reading
“..After police were called to break up Star Wars and Doctor Who enthusiasts at the Norwich Sci-Fi and Film convention – - it’s best to know your fandoms to avoid similar intergalactic clashes..” (ed:..this one has had me bellowing with … Continue reading
“..Portraits of Tom Waits taken over the past 35 years join the musician’s own strangely surreal and revealing images – in a sumptuous new photobook..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Tom Waits – through the lens of photographer Anton Corbijn | … Continue reading
“..Last night, Radio New Zealand’s Kim Hill was crowned queen of the airwaves. She knocked Mike Hosking off his perch to win Best Talk or Current Affairs Host – a category he’d won the last three years. Hill’s eponymous weekend … Continue reading
(ed:..really..?..) go to source/story>>> ‘Bea Arthur Naked,’ Controversial John Currin Painting, Heads To Auction (NSFW)(PHOTO).
“..Maybe he should start singing, “Do you think I’m shrinking.” Consummate showman Rod Stewart has always been willing to sacrifice anything for his audience – and that apparently includes the length of his penis. Yes – that’s the price he … Continue reading
(ed:..this is from 2003..and is a stellar example of ‘the difficult interview) “..The Velvets – Warhol – heroin – music that ranges from the divine to the disturbing: Lou Reed’s life and work is legendary. But he doesn’t want to … Continue reading
“..In the US more than five million people have lost access to health care. In Greece there’s a 200% increase in HIV cases. And in some of the worst-hit countries – suicide rates are up. David Stuckler – author of … Continue reading
“..The French dance duo throw down the gauntlet to their imitators on their eagerly awaited – and often awe-inspiring – new album..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Daft Punk: Random Access Memories – review | Music | The Guardian.
“..Monopoly watchdog the Commerce Commission says it expects to conclude its year-long investigation into Sky Television within a month or two. The commission’s investigation into whether Sky Television’s partnership agreements with resellers and programme makers breached competition law – will … Continue reading
(ed:..today we get the bad news that judith durham is in hospital in australia sufferng from a brain-haemorrhage. ..we wish her well..and celebrate the fact she has one of the most beautiful voices of the last half-century.. ..here she is … Continue reading
“..The old Ripley’s Believe it or Not newspaper comic had a huge and lasting impact on me as a youngster. Neal Thompson has just published his new biography of Ripley – - titled “A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant … Continue reading
“..Come for Tom Hanks + Zooey Deschanel – - stay for Mike Tyson + Michelle Obama – - then run in terror from Sarah Palin + Honey Boo. The animated GIF has reached its apogee in Hybrid Celebrities – - … Continue reading
“..Singers and songwriters from Robbie Williams to Suggs – - talk tell us the tunes that proved definitive for them. Brian Wilson “‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ from the Beatles’ album – to this day I am still very … Continue reading
“..From Malibu beach houses to New York City penthouses – - stars own some of the most beautiful pads in the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 37 Celebrity Homes That Will Blow Your Mind (PHOTOS).
“..Cut to Coachella and the pyramid. Now I was really pissed! All these people talking about Daft Punk online – and out in nightlife in New York City. I had danced to them DJing on dance floors in Miami at … Continue reading
(ed:..williamsons’ new tag-line:.. “..don’t you know who i am..?..i was almost a guest on ellen..?”..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Williamson misses out on date with Ellen – National – NZ Herald News.
“..Teenage pop star Justin Bieber appears to have given up on his pet monkey which was seized by German customs officials in March – according to the shelter looking after “Mally”. The 19-year-old singer has until Friday to hand in … Continue reading
“..Samsung claims breakthrough in 5G mobile broadband: Download films in a second – with even faster smartphones..”
“..South Korean giant aims to commercialise technology within seven years..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Samsung claims breakthrough in 5G mobile broadband: Download films in a second with even faster smartphones – News – Gadgets & Tech – The Independent.
“..What you get is an interesting depiction of nuclear tests through time — 2053 of them (including the non-test explosions at Hiroshima and Nagasaki). I found it particularly interesting to watch the slow ramp up over the course of the … Continue reading
“..On the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth – let’s learn to love the music – yet still hate the man..”
“..Hitler’s favourite composer was a monster – - but he should still be celebrated..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> On the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth, let’s learn to love the music – yet still hate the man – Comment – … Continue reading
“..Out of tune with the hustling digital world – - his singular – deeply personal books – - continue to inspire and intrigue..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> WG Sebald’s quietly potent legacy | Books | guardian.co.uk.
(ed:..great lyrics/performance/song. ..and has some of the greatest musical lyrics ever.. ..”..well my friends have gone – and my hair is grey.. ..i ache in the places that i used to play..” (no flash video with this one..but the song … Continue reading
“..The oldest film on this list is from 1896 – - the newest is from last year..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The 50 Greatest Sex Scenes in Cinema | Nerve.com.
“..One or more of his friends would arrive at 5:00 or 6:00 P.M. to join him for cocktails and make dinner. William’s daily cocktails — which had started religiously at 6:00 P.M. when I first met him in 1974 — … Continue reading