Definitely put a smile on my face
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.
- original Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era – YouTube (chimac.net)
- Elderly, unresponsive man in a nursing home is transformed by music (boingboing.net)
- Music & Memory (saintleoinkblot.com)
- Video Proves The Power Of Music: Dementia Patient Loves His Cab Calloway (towleroad.com)
- Why In Home Care is More Beneficial Than a Nursing Home (dave-lucas.blogspot.com)
- An old man’s reaction to hearing “his” music (lifebegins45.wordpress.com)
Still funny, and yes I’m still procrastinating a little from things I’m supposed to be doing. Back to work I go.
China have been slated internationally for their harsh censorship of the Internet; blocking sites for hours at a time, and some completely, when it suits their political or “ethical” agendas. Google has been at the epicenter of these disputes, with the US company defending against China’s over zealous censorship. But this time the US are responsible. The Senate proposes a law which forces Internet service providers to block certain websites. “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA)”
Due to the vague nature of the law, pertaining copyrighted material, and insinuating that the list can be added to at authorities’ discretion, even sites such as Youtube could be targeted. This stinks of bad karma, seeing as Youtube recently won a court case against Viacom. This means that Youtube can operate, under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), providing they remove any copyrighted material they are informed of, and regulate accordingly. Fair is fair.
Copyright isn’t the real issue here though, I am not arguing the ethics of crediting owners, or intellectual property theft. My point is that blocking whole sites, just because a few people misuse them, is complete censorship, Internet Tyranny, as oppose to appropriate regulation.
Are we all going to be subject to Green Dam censorship software? Is Big Brother watching our every move? Is censorship going too far, and will it spread like an epidemic?
All these questions are things we will eventually need to consider, literally or not. I remain cynical about the motives of complete censorship, and doubt that ethics are the main factor, rather political reasons. I agree more with justifiable regulation that does not breach our personal freedoms. Read more and help out using the link below.
Sign the online petition please, it only takes a few seconds: http://demandprogress.org/blacklist/coica
I do love me some Cinephile
‘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.
I found it rather trippy and engaging. The deliberate jolting and digital interference, which although are commonly used techniques, really suited this piece, as they made it feel as if the whole thing were from CCTV surveillance footage, adding to the sense of paranoia and pursuit.