Monday, February 20, 2012

Miss L is a kitten magnet!

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The latest is the little Tux Female, came out of the shrubbery last week at our complex pool, no one has claimed her yet, a sweet little cat with a kinked tail, hence her name XinXi = Kinky. Looking for a home as she brings up the feline count to 5!
The handsome ginger brute is Einstein, who is growing to become a very likeable cat, except for his penchant to keep jumping the gate!

My daughter now thinks she is a kitten magnet. 
"Psychologists now recognize that the need in some people to have a dozen cats is really a sublimated desire to have two dozen cats." Robert Brault

Friday, February 10, 2012

Seriously cool yet hillariously brilliant!

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The new music video from OK Go, made in partnership with Chevrolet. OK Go set up over 1000 instruments over two miles of desert outside Los Angeles. A Chevy Sonic was outfitted with retractable pneumatic arms designed to play the instruments, and the band recorded this version of Needing/Getting, singing as they played the instrument array with the car. The video took 4 months of preparation and 4 days of shooting and recording. There are no ringers or stand-ins; Damian took stunt driving lessons. Each piano had the lowest octaves tuned to the same note so that they'd play the right note no matter where they were struck. For more information and to download the studio version of the song for free, visit http://www.LetsDoThis.com/stunts and http://www.okgo.net. Many thanks to Chevy for believing in and supporting such an insane and ambitious project, and to Gretsch for providing the guitars and amps. 
Director: Brian L. Perkins & Damian Kulash, Jr. 
Director of Photography: Yon Thomas 
Editor: Doug Walker 
Producer: Luke Ricci

I love it! Must have been the greatest fun to do this too!
"All music is beautiful." Billy Strayhorn

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Snowing on the Sahara!

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Algeria actually... the last recorded snow was in February 18, 1979 and that was the first time in Algeria's history!
 
Makes me doubt the warming alarmists, Europe and many other northern parts are experiencing record lows, again... Snow in Spain and Rome and now the Sahara! Makes one think... 

Enjoy the song. Angun-Snow on the Sahara  
Songwriters: BENZI, ERIC FERNAND/MATHESON, NIKKI 
Only tell me that you still want me here 
When you wander off out there 
To those hills of dust and hard winds that blow 
In that dry white ocean alone Lost out in the desert 
you are lost out in the desert 
But to stand with you in a ring of fire 
I'll forget the days gone by 
I'll protect your body and guard your soul 
From mirages in your sight Lost out in the desert 

If your hopes scatter like the dust across your track 
I'll be the moon that shines on your path 
The sun may blind our eyes, I'll pray the skies above 
for snow to fall on the Sahara 
If that's the only place where you can leave your doubts 
I'll hold you up and be your way out
And if we burn away, 
I'll pray the skies above for snow to fall on the Sahara 

Just a wish and I will cover your shoulders 
With veils of silk and gold 
When the shadows come and darken your heart 
Leaving you with regrets so cold 
Lost out in the desert 

If your hopes scatter like the dust across your track 
I'll be the moon that shines on your path 
The sun may blind our eyes, I'll pray the skies above 
for snow to fall on the Sahara 
 If that's the only place where you can leave your doubts 
I'll hold you up and be your way out 
And if we burn away, I'll pray the skies above 
for snow to fall on the Sahara 
"Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty." Stanislaw J. Lec (1909 - 1966)