17 September 2014

16 September 2014

I must focus. Focus.

Front Line Assembly - Echoes [2014] - Contagion





New song from my favourite Canadian band.

Taxes for U?

I wonder how much of the 100 million paid to U2 for their brand of corporate rock made it as taxes to the Irish state.

U-turn over U2's album

I saw a lot of backlash on Facebook when Apple forced dinosaur rockers U2's new album on their users onto their hated iTunes programmes. Now, Apple has created a one-click removal tool for the removal of this album, an embarrassing U-turn. Well, U2 was popular to youths in the early to mid-80s, by the nineties, they were staples of adult-oriented radio (AOR), essentially safe and easy listening for the middle-aged. Presuming mass popularity is simply the height of Apple's hubris.

And U2's response?
"And for the people out there who have no interest in checking us out, look at it this way… the blood, sweat and tears of some Irish guys are in your junk mail."

Well, this, coming from the richest band in the world, erm, well...

At least, Apple was fast in providing that tool.

11 September 2014

Ane Brun & Vince Clarke 'Fly on the Windscreen' Depeche Mode Cover





Interesting interpretation of an old Depeche Mode song. It has a Vince Clarke arrangement. I like it.

Alison Moyet - When I Was Your Girl





The Alison Moyet single that was released last year. I have heard of the release but I didn't go listen. Now that I have, it is a pleasant surprise, not bad at all, it harks back to some of her earlier songs.



Interestingly, the girl who appeared in the music video with her is her daughter.

iProduct

The march of the iDiots has begun! Shiny products for the masses! Buy! Buy!

08 September 2014

Kun Rong showed me a few pieces that he is submitting just now, it was inspiring how he conjured these images of dread and gloom.
Sweetie brought me on an adventure on Saturday. It brought me out of my comfort zone as well!

We had Turkish food for dinner after.
It is a struggle to remain awake.
I am so sleepy. I should have slept earlier. Oh well.

03 September 2014

The garden festival and night festival were great! Sweetie and I had fun at both these festivals.

25 August 2014

Relegation guesses

It is hard to guess which teams would be relegated. I had guessed Stoke City, Hull and Crystal Palace in the 2013-2014 season. It turns out that Norwich, Cardiff and Fulham were relegated.

I usually get them wrong.

Prediction for relegation candidates 2014-2015

My prediction for relegation candidates 2014-2015 are:

Crystal Palace
Queens Park Rangers
Burnley