Posts Tagged ‘Music’

The nightmare that is loosing irreplaceable historical materials.

June 2, 2008

I was reading about the awful fire that struck Universal Studios, and i started thinking how awful it is to loose irreplaceable material like movies, soundtracks and even allot of the history of a country.

In the case of the universal studios fire, i have been reading about what was lost and what was saved and the latest i read was the alot of the sets were destroyed but not the movie negatives. Regarding the music the latest is that thousands of master recording were lost.

Its worth mentioning that for the Chinese this isnt anything new, they had to go through the same thing during the cultural revolution. where a awful destruction of there own history was going on just because one man told them to start from scratch and forger the past, and if it were not for one man we would not be able to visit the majestic place called “the forbidden city” today.

Its also worth knowing that its just not major studios or whole counties loosing irreplaceable history, families that loose their homes in fires, flood, earthquake or other situations loose their irreplaceable history, photos, home movies and other valuable stuff is lost.

And so to conclude i want to say, have in mind that one day you may loose you whole family history just like that, and in order for you not to have to go though that please make sure that the irreplaceable stuff is safely stored in a safe place.

Eurovision song contest with comments by Terry Wogan.

May 25, 2008

ok first of all, i find that the songs that are played on the Eurovision Song Contest is absolute shit!

Thats not why i watch the final show (they ruined the Eurovision Song Contest by splitting it in three parts: two semifinals and a final), i watch it for the wonderful and sarcastic comments the the veteran commentator Terry wogan.

Unfortunately i cant no longer legally watch the BBC version of the finale because i dont have access to a channel that airs it (bbc prime used to air it, but i last year they didn’t air it and i no longer get access to bbc prime)

So i am forced to use illegal methods to get access to the bbc version and so far i have not seen a release yet, i suspect that within a couple of hours a pdtv or hdtv version will show up and i will download it.

I find the musical performance part absolutely horrible , its instead the in middle parts when the commentator can speak ,the parts where the horrible hosts talk and the commentator mocks them, and lets not forget the funniest part: the voting portion when all of the neighbouring countries vote for each other that i love.

So in conclusion i hate the musical performance of the show itself but the rest is just very entertaining.