March 26th, 2009

mellotron, music

While My Ukulele Gently Weeps

So, a week later, and cyberinsekt's tunes are still ukulele based.

Had to share this, as it's not often you hear a ukulele being played this well (or at least I never had), it's amazing:

Jake Shimabukuro - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
(Alternative location)

Aren't ukulele's supposed to be one of those instruments that are supposed to be played horribly badly and out of tune to destroy the ears and brains of anyone in the near vicinity?

He's clearly got it all wrong, he's playing it well!

Here it is again on youtube:

tea, samovar

Never trust a man who when left alone with a tea cosy doesn't try it on

So according to @qikipedia on twitter, "In Britain in 1993, three people needed hospital treatment as a result of an accident with a tea-cosy."

Thinking, I'd respond with the quote in the subject line, I had a quick look on google to see who said it (turns out it was Billy Connelly. It does sound like the sort of thing he'd say.), and found this:

Available from Ringtons - £7.95

Would it be excessive to buy myself a third tea-cosy?
theatre, muppets

The Age Of Stupid

When I was in Cambridge, I always liked the Arts Picturehouse cinema, even for more mainstream films. It had a certain quaintness, which the larger Warner Bros (now Vue) cinema at the Grafton centre lacked.

So, when I left and moved down to London I had a look to see if I could find one around here. The closest I could find (given I was living in Croydon at the time), was the new one they were about to open in Greenwich and I've been on their mailing list ever since.

Now I'm living a bit closer to Greenwich I've been meaning to try to get out to see something there.

I've just looked at this week's email and this has caught my eye:

Pete Postlethwaite stars in THE AGE OF STUPID (12A) as a man living in an environmental wasteland in 2055, looking back at footage from 2008 and asking: why didn't we save ourselves when we had the chance?

The only free evenings I've got next week are Wednesday and Thursday, so I think I'll probably aim for the 6pm Weds showing.

If anyone else fancies coming along, do let me know.