Makoto Nagano

Wednesday 25 April, 2007

Makoto Nagano is a 34 yr old fisherman. Recently he succeeded to complete the last phase of the Japanese game show: Ninja Warrior. Of more then 500 contestants only 1 other man has ever completed this killer assault course!

WOW.

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Explosions in the sky!

Monday 23 April, 2007

I went to see a couple more bands last week.  On Wednesday I went see Explosions in the Sky at the Astoria in London. They were great and the venue was good for gigs.  Bit of a sweat pit in there though!  Right near the end of their set one of their Marshall amps caught fire with only the power of their ROCK! 🙂

On Saturday I trundled down to the Academy in Bristol to see Babyhead. I’ve seen them a few times now and it’s always a good night. They’re really lively with the own sound combining hip-hop, ska and dub.
Here’s a few shot that I’ve taken over the last few months at some of the gig I’ve been too. Lots of them didn’t come out too well, but it was dark I was a bit preoccupied to be taking photos,.,.,

Tenacious D @ BrightonExplosions in the Sky, Astoria LondonBabyhead - Academy BristolYo La Tengo @ Forum, Camden

Aim @ Academy Bristol Shit Disco - FleeceTenacious D @ BrightonAim @ Academy Bristol

Babyhead - Academy Bristol Shit Disco - FleeceYo La Tengo @ Forum, CamdenExplosions in the Sky, Astoria London

You might notice in the bottom left pic that one of their Marshall amps has caught fire..

Out.

James.

Explanation: Sometimes the sky itself is the best show in town. On January 26, people from Perth, Australia gathered on a local beach to watch a sky light up with delights near and far. Nearby, fireworks exploded as part of Australia Day celebrations. On the far right, lightning from a thunderstorm flashed in the distance. Near the image center, though, seen through clouds, was the most unusual sight of all: Comet McNaught. The photogenic comet was so bright that it even remained visible though the din of Earthly flashes. Comet McNaught continues to move out from the Sun and dim, but should remain visible in southern skies with binoculars through the end of this month. The above image is actually a three photograph panorama digitally processed to reduce red reflections from the exploding firework.

Source: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070205.html

So it is actually 3 photos joined and it has been “digitally processed” but it’s still cool as hell if you ask me. 🙂

James

Check out this picture of Venice

Sunday 15 April, 2007

Have a look at this picture. Can you believe that is was done using MS Paint?

Click picture to see the full size image.

 

 

Here’s the source of the image.. http://www.deviantart.com/view/17908194/

Apparently it took the guy over 500 hours to complete!

Check out these videos of some other a amazing artists using with MS Paint to create some fantastic results.

I this is about as good as I get with MS Paint… 😦

 

Oops I just bought a new snowboard!

Tuesday 10 April, 2007

Yep, that’s right. Just bought a new snowboard. I purchased this bad boy here…. Not sure which colour the bottom will be as you don’t get a choice, not that I really care.. 😀

My new snowboard!

My current board is a wee bit short at 150! When you get a bit of speed up the board starts to chatter and skids across the snow rather than carving. This time round I’ve gone for a 158. I’m still gonna keep my old board as it’s real small and cool for park riding..

Here’s the blurb in the board…… “Set fire to the park on the Palmer Burn Snowboard. This hot board made it onto the top ten of the Transworld Good Wood board test due to its killer shape, tight construction and light weight.

Palmer’s ground breaking Klothoid sidecut combines on-point turning with straight ahead stability in either direction. Known for their high-tech manufacturing, Palmer makes the Burn one of the most advanced freestyle boards on the planet.

By placing Nomex honeycomb in the tip and tail, Palmer considerably reduces swing weight without doing away with strength. A combination of capped top sheet and sidewall construction turn the Burn into a lightweight and tough freestyle machine that will spark your park-torching abilities.”

Whoop whoop!

Faithless

Monday 9 April, 2007

All the subtle flavours of my life have become
Bitter seeds and poisioned leaves without you
You represent what’s true
I drain the colour from the sky
And turn blue without you

These arms like a purpose
flapping like a humming bird
I’m nervous cuts
I’m the left eye, you’re the right
Would it not be madness to fight?
We come one

In you the song which rights my wrongs
In you the fullness of living
The power to begin again
From right now
In you, in you, in you…

We come one
We come one
We come one

I’m unafraid
Never never scared
You always watched, pressed air
I’m the left eye, you’re the right
Would it not be madness to fight?

We come one
We come
One

I went to Sheffield on Friday to the Hallam FM Arena to see Faithless. It was amazing. The arena holds 12000 people, it wasn’t full but I think there were probably 10000 people. They played some of their new stuff but also all their classic tracks; Insomnia, We Come One (video from glastonbury above), etc. etc. We were in a seated area on the right of the stage which I thought might not be that good, however as soon as Faithless came on the stage the whole arena were on their feet jumping, bouncing, dancing! 🙂

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Flight of the Conchords

Thursday 5 April, 2007

Hey,

I’m a bit busy at the moment but will post an update on Monday..

In the meantime why not go and check out Flight of the Conchords on google video.. Click me

James.

PS the first track isn’t amazing but bear with it..

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