Saturday, June 7, 2014

Until We Meet Again

May all of your dreams and determination take you wherever you wish to go

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Kahles and Blaser

I recently discovered some of my favorite scores (including the bizarre and beautiful Ring of Fire)were all the great work of Steffen Kahles, often with his composing partner Christoph Blaser.

Take a listen, and see if you don't want to check out the movies after hearing these.

First of May

Emma’s Bliss

Finnish Tango

Ring of Fire (I originally posted this film in short back in November 2012)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

La Luna

A boy's first day on the job of the family business is more beautiful than any one of us could imagine.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Iris Chacon

The tradition of limited vocal ability disguised by interesting presentation goes back decades before all these little tarts today decided they were going to be “original” and “do something different.”

Iris Chacon gives some interesting performances of otherwise sometimes pretty songs

Thursday, May 22, 2014

If Bob Ross had tattoos...

I found this surprisingly soothing, encouraging and inspiring like watching the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross.

Glen Weisgerber made me feel like I could do this, but he also relaxed me too much to bother

Check out these hand painted letterforms.


Single Stroke

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Uncomfortable Art of Mandy Smith

All the things that should be close to you made from the most uncomfortable material possible: sandpaper.

Photos by Bruno Drummond

More from Mandy Smith

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Art of Ninquelan

Ninquelan’s art is right up my alley: dark colors brought together is vibrant and skin prickling but still soothing.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Screamin Jay Hawkins – Put a Spell on Tokyo

Filmed on May 14, 1990 at the Kudan Kaikan in Tokyo, Japan

Set List
00:00 [01]. Alligator Wine 05:48 [02]. I Wanna Know 15:12 [03]. The Whammy 19:46 [04]. Frenzy 21:55 [05]. Constipation Blues 27:51 [06]. Little Demon 31:24 [07]. I Put A Spell On You 35:40 [08]. Itty Bitty Pretty One 44:54 [09]. Shout 49:05 [10]. Good Night Sweetheart 52:07

Screamin 'Jay Hawkins (Vocal / Piano) & The Chickenhawks Bari Southern (Tenor Sax) Gary Snyder (Guitar) Rodney Schnitz (Bass) Gene Pello (Drums) Ricky Rouse (Guitar)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Double Dream Hands

People make fun of this but if you do it twice (once for each arm) during your morning break, it kind of breaks up the day. Thank you John Jacobson


And if you want a bit more challenge (less cueing), try Double Dream Feet

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Cat Herding

Having had mostly Administrative Professional jobs since high school, I know what it's really like. This day is well deserved.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Zero 7 Instrumentals

A few Zero 7 favorites of the instrumental variety

Seeing Things

Look Up

This one has some chanting and a bit of spoken word at the end, but I'm still counting it as an instrumental - Likufanele

End Theme

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Art of Maryse Casol

Simple images, but the kind of vibrant and mesmerizing color blends that lift my mood.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Nick Vujicic

Mr. Vujicic’s Non-Profit agency is Life Without Limbs
This presentation in full is incredibly, awesomely inspiring: No Arms, No Legs No Worries 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Pro Infirmis presents Because Who is Perfect?

Think of what music videos and fashion spreads usually do when they want to show you something different than the so-called standard beauty and ask yourself have you ever seen anything like this?