Depressed elderly man reacts to music from his era

The video above is really touching, it doesn’t give all the facts about him or where he’s from and why he’s in the nursing home, but his reaction to music is undeniable. This acts as a reminder of the power of the brain, how stimulus through sense of sound can awaken neurological pathways that have remained dormant.

It vaguely reminded me of a film I like, The Music Never Stopped.

Sketch of a girl

I’m practicing drawing on the iPad with Sketchbook Pro, my doodles are for an animation project that I’m working on. It’s designed to look flawed, makeshift, sketchy and a bit messy, which is good because I don’t have the patience to meticulously mimic reality, I just quickly scrawl it.

I got official permission from the musician behind Banquet of Illusions, to use his music in my animation piece. Go check the music out at last.fm, Sami Artturi Kauppinen offers free downloads for some of the tracks.

Grumpy drivers behind you

Indian film dances usually follow filmi songs.

Image via Wikipedia

What do you do when the driver behind you is being a grumpy old cow for no good reason? Wind down the window and play the cheesiest bollywood radio tunes at full volume, grinning with pleasure as the traffic ahead means they can’t escape it.

For the record, I do actually enjoy Asian radio stations, but other road users don’t seem to appreicate.

You need to see this if you haven’t already

‘Drummer at the wrong gig’ went instantly viral, shot two years back but added recently.

ZZ Top’s Sharp-Dressed Man, covered here by Rick K. and the Allnighters. Steve Moore’s drumming is so out of place hilarious, but makes the whole thing worth watching.

To hell with the devil…make life your own

I always had the view that you should make life your own, rather than just fantasising about the life you don’t have. Contradictory, for I am a serial escapist, and enjoy nothing more than fantasising about what life could be…depending what TV series I am watching, book I’m reading, or music I’m listening to.

I’ve never wanted to be anybody else, I just mean the essence of that greener grass, the life of adventure you see in fiction, the one you want because you can’t have it. But you see my view was always that you CAN have that (within reason), you just have to MAKE it happen. If you want a life like in Sons of Anarchy, go and get a motorbike and join a gang. If you want to be like Dr House, go to medical school and get started.

OF COURSE nothing is this simple; you’d have to be very delusional or naive to believe this, BUT (within reason, like I said) you can steer your life in certain directions you might not have thought you could. Sometimes this simply involves not complying with every social norm, ignoring something rather than actively seeking something.

I’m not seeking anything right now, to hell with it all, and to hell with the devil…

This song also played on the Ca$h soundtrack, a very brilliant and underrated film which you all need to see.

For Sale: Download Tickets

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For Sale: 2 Download Tickets

Selling these due to not being able to make the day at short notice =(

Tickets will be sent to YOU via Royal Mail Special Delivery (TM) Next Day,  or can be picked up from West London if need be.

Confirmation email of ticket purchase can be forwarded if needed!

Click the top link for more details!P.S. this blog isn’t for selling stuff, everything else on here is just stuff I like (not for sale). Just thought I’d mention the tickets, as I only found out tonight that I can’t go…