Archive for the ‘entertainment’ Category

Songs for homesick Britons – 3 of n- Moneypocalypse edition

May 8, 2009

Some songs from home for the tough times, from the Specials and the Streets

Songs for homesick Britons, part 2 of n

December 26, 2008

Ugh. Couldn’t go home for Christmas this year (nice reasons). Feeling kind of homesick. Let’s fix that with a bumper holiday pack of YouTube goodness from the Smiths, Massive Attack, the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl.
Videos after the jump. (more…)

The desire to impose order on the universe – punk rock version

December 17, 2008

All talk at Ars Math over whether mathematics appeals to a desire to impose order on our existence made me think of “Where Next Columbus” by Crass. Video below the jump. (more…)

Just 2 England first team members still to get injured

November 19, 2008

This is getting silly. I fully expect to hear tomorrow morning that the bit of trouble John Terry was having with his foot has worsened to the point of losing a toe and that team doctors have ruled David James out of the game due to previously undiagnosed old age.

EDIT It’s Wednesday now!? I thought it was Tuesday all day. OK By “tomorrow morning” I meant “in the next 10 minutes”.
EDIT: No they were fine. And YAY England won.


Songs for homesick Britons (part 1 of n for some n)

November 8, 2008

I’m feeling vaguely homesick today and trawling YouTube for music videos. I thought I ‘d share a couple

First are Blur who were pretty much the first band I really loved. They are playing “This Is a Low” which has lyrics based in part on the shipping forecast from Radio 4. Too few songs are based on the shipping forecast. It’s also quite startlingly lovely.

Second up, Billy Bragg singing Between the Wars. My elder sisters used to listen to Billy Bragg quite a lot when I was a kid. My dad seriously hated his voice, to the point were he just wouldn’t shut up about hating Billy Bragg’s voice. I usually start welling up around “Mine is a faith in my fellow man”.

Dr. Horrible

July 20, 2008

Hey, I didn’t get the memo until pretty late, but apparently all blogs have to link to and praise Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. It’s the law. Online musical, supervillain/blogger protagonist, Joss Whedon, best thing ever, only available free for the rest of today (well until midnight LA time I guess).

Remember “everything happens”.