Sunday 18 October 2015

Sunday Misc

    Sunday is where we do a little light rechurning of material on the interweb and pop up a few links that are interesting but which I can't pad out to make into a full-sized Blob.  Sometimes people out there have the last word . . . if I added anything I would just detract. Today it's a mix of musical and visual entertainment, from Cork, Denmark, Portugal, and Japan.  Some of these may be of interest.  If you have children, before you read on try to identify the film from which the illustration [L] is clipped.
    • It's more than 2 years since I tribbed up The Talent from West Cork. Back then W¡ld were trying to get their extensive back-catalog of original work out into the public domain because it is both original and good.  It's not only because one of them is Dau.II's bloke.  They have since spent a chunk of money and hours and hours in the studio to get a professional quality demo album together.  It's almost ready to go viral, recoup their outlay and still have enough over to buy the yacht which Dau.II aspires to marry.  While we're waiting, maybe check out an even more out-there musician from Denmark whose stuff is rather compelling. Den Europæiske Spejlbue [the European Mirror-bow] is a mixture - by Frisk Frugt [Fresh Fruit] an alias for a young chap called Anders Lauge Meldgaard. I hope you like it. Reviewed here.  Order the vinyl [naturally] from tambourhinoceros.
    • If that's too outré for you, or too-too Dansk, then you can brush up your Portuguese with Mariza singing a trib to her African granny [with English subtitles], or to the white rose. If it turns out that fado turns you on, then go back to Amália Rodrigues, fadista essencial do século 20.
    • After all the Blobotraffic on Scott "Appalachian Trail" Jurek in July, you might enjoy a short documentary about the Barkley 100 a brutal 20 x 5 = 100 mile 60 hour [max] cross-country jog-trot.
    • Until I saw this 16 min documentary critique of the works of Hayao Miyazaki I wasn't really aware of how much simple pleasure I got from watching his animated movies with Dau.I and Dau.II when they were the same age as Kiki of the Delivery Service [L above]. You don't really have to listen to Lewis Bond's voice over, the images are so lovely on their own.

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