I’ve come to the conclusion that not every post on my blog needs to be a cartoon or something important. Some days it’s just OK to post a song I’ve been listening to on my Ipod, or, well… anything. If you like country-folk singers playing songs about theological uncertainty in respectable living rooms with numerous lamps then you’ll like this, if not you won’t. By Iris DeMent, in case you wanted to hunt it down yourself.
Posted by Dave at 2:23 pm on June 10, 2011 and filed under Videos.
I don’t normally post these kinds of things, but this made my morning.
The official video for the recorded version of “This Too Shall Pass” off of the album “Of the Blue Colour of the Sky”. The video was filmed in a two story warehouse, in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. The “machine” was designed and built by the band, along with members of Synn Labs ( http://syynlabs.com/ ) over the course of several months.
This is the bus that my friend Simon uses for his youthwork project. The video allows you to look around it from the comfort of your computer chair.
I always like looking around buses. They are like campervans, but bigger.
If you have a bus, campervan, mobile home, boat, shed, outbuilding or something else interesting that we could look around please let me know. There you go, a little weekend project for you. I hope everyone has a good weekend, whether you use it videoing the inside of your garden shed or in some other way.
On Friday we went to see the Radio 4 comedy show New World Order being recorded. It is by Danny Wallace and was very entertaining… and free. Before we went into the actual studio-sort-of-area we had to write a question to ask the ruler of the world. Ten or so people were selected to read their questions out, of which I was one. Goodness.
I am not going to tell you my question as it might be supposed to be highly secret. It may well not be used though as they recorded about an hour and fifteen minutes-worth (a guess) for what will, I imagine, be a half hour programme. I think my bit will be the bit that gets cut out.
Whilst blogging in about 2005 I mentioned Citizens Required, another Danny Wallace programme. Here is the video of the ‘How to Start Your Own Country’ song. It still gives me an immense sense of inner wellbeing even after all these (three) years. I hope it does the same for you.
I have added an extra category to the blog entitled ‘going out to things’. It will be a category for occasional use.