by Garethin Media, Music0 commentstags: art, design, London, luke jackson, Music, video
I’m indebted to British-Canadian singer/songwriter Luke Jackson for dropping me a line about his new video “Goodbye London” which features not only a cracking song about the place where I live, but also a top piece of animation, mixing time lapse and stop-motion of London scenes with drawn characters and graffiti. The result is a belter of a video; charming but unsentimental, and completely evocative of the city.Do pass it on, and if you want to find out more about Luke and his work, including “Goodbye London” and his new album “…And Then Some” you can do so here… You can buy “…And Then Some” on iTunes by clicking here…
by Garethin Media, Technology0 commentstags: Apple, iphone 3.0
All excited. Don’t forget that today is the iPhone 3.0 software update – nice review of some top features here at Cult of Mac – and of course for those that have more money than sense (I usually include myself in that bracket, but not this time) then there’s the costly upgrades of the iPhone itself also becoming available imminently. This time though I reckon cost far outweighs worth and will be giving it a miss. Much as I want 32Gb of storage for music and movies, dammit.
by Garethin Art & Design, Media0 commentstags: Apple, applications, design, iphone, multimedia, stuff, video
Hyperwall in WWDC 2009, Live from App Store from Imagebakery on Vimeo. Yes, it’s another utterly unfathomable headline…Geeky but fun – this is a “hyperwall” (apparently) at this week’s Apple Worldwide Developers’ Conference (WWDC) showcasing the popularity of iPhone apps, with a selection of around 20,000 of them pulsing and sending out ripples across a matrix of twenty 30″ Cinema Displays as they are sold in realtime.Somewhere in the region of 3,000 apps are downloaded every minute incidentally…
by Garethin General, Media, Politics1 commentstags: fun, Media, news quiz, Politics, radio 4
Great news – the smug, self-satisfied Now Show steps aside and in its place Radio 4’s “News Quiz” returns tonight; Friday May 1st at 6.30pm (repeated Saturday at 12.30pm) – its superbly skewed weekly take on the world returning for an almost unbelievable *68th* series…Sandi Toksvig chairs, and panellists include Andy Hamilton, Fred MacAulay and Jeremy Hardy.There should be plenty to poke fun at…If you don’t catch it on the radio, then don’t forget you can subscribe to it as a podcast on iTunes.
by Garethin Environment, Media0 commentstags: Environment, Media, stuff, werner herzog
“Life on this planet has been a constant chain of cataclysms and extinctions. It is obvious that we are going to be next.”Legend Werner Herzog keeping things rosy in this excellent little piece in the New Statesman magazine, promoting his new film, Encounters at the End of the World, which opens in the UK today.
by Garethin Media0 commentstags: bbc, channel 4, dumbing down, jeremy paxman, Media
BBC presenter Jeremy Paxman has made what is taken to be a thiny veiled attack on Channel 4 in Good Housekeeping magazine, saying “I find it disappointing that there are TV channels that started with noble ideals and have become freak shows”… Interestingly, on BBC today you can watch Bargain Hunt, Bargain Hunt’s Famous Finds, Flog It, Escape To The Country, Young Mums’ Mansion, Gary: Young, Psychic and Possessed, The Real Hustle, and Two Pints of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps Please.Are we *sure* he was talking about Channel 4?