Jun
26
2017

Marvel unveils new poster for Marvel's Inhumans

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Still not convinced about Medusa's hair to be honest…

Marvel unveils new poster for Marvel’s Inhumans

Still not convinced about Medusa’s hair to be honest…

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Jun
24
2017

Boy and tengu assisting an old puppeteer – Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

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Boy and tengu assisting an old puppeteer – Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

This piece is from Okimono in Japan and dates to the 19th century. A tengu is a mischievous trickster who preys on travellers. They are thought to be reincarnations of priests, atoning for past sins.

It is quite challenging to take shots of detailed pieces like this in museums where they keep the light deliberately low, luckily it turned out rather nice.

Boy and tengu assisting an old puppeteer – Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

This piece is from Okimono in Japan and dates to the 19th century. A tengu is a mischievous trickster who preys on travellers. They are thought to be reincarnations of priests, atoning for past sins.

It is quite challenging to take shots of detailed pieces like this in museums where they keep the light deliberately low, luckily it turned out rather nice.

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Jun
23
2017

Gillian Anderson is finally getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next ye…

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Gillian Anderson is finally getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year

Better late than never, Gillian is currently killing it as Media in Starz' American Gods and will return as Dana Scully in early 2018.

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Gillian Anderson Getting Hollywood Walk of Fame Star in 2018 – Bloody Disgusting!
Well it’s about damn time! No list of horror/fantasy/sci-fi heroines can possibly be complete without Dana Scully, the yin to Fox Mulder’s yang on “The X-Files.” The iconic small screen character was of course played by Gillian Anderson, who we’re happy to report will finally be getting a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2018! […]

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Jun
23
2017

Soaking it up

words and lyrics by Jean-Loup

We've had a rather healthy balance of sunshine and rain which means our strawberries are doing beautifully this year. That's their third year crop and I think we'll have enough to possibly make jam or other yummy treats this year.

Maybe I should have planted more things earlier in the year but I have a bed full of peas and beans and that seems ok just now too.

Oh and I have beautiful roses I need to take pictures of 🙂

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Soaking it up

We’ve had a rather healthy balance of sunshine and rain which means our strawberries are doing beautifully this year. That’s their third year crop and I think we’ll have enough to possibly make jam or other yummy treats this year.

Maybe I should have planted more things earlier in the year but I have a bed full of peas and beans and that seems ok just now too.

Oh and I have beautiful roses I need to take pictures of 🙂

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Jun
23
2017

Is the electric guitar on the way out?

words and lyrics by Jean-Loup

Coming from a guitar lover that's a difficult thing to discuss. On the one hand I don't have the whole figures of guitar sales, for all companies worldwide but I suspect much of the article focuses on sales in the USA, which is a large market, but not the whole story.

Having said that, it's obvious that the music scene in 2017 is radically different from the 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s, much of which was dominated by rock bands most people know and love. But this decade we live in, with everything that's happened since 2008 (or 2001 depending on how you view these things) doesn't have much in terms of rock bands that move an entire generation the way the Beatles, Hendrix, Led Zeppelin or Van Halen did.

I'm a child of the 80's who only really got into music towards the end of the decade. I started at the end of the hair metal era and saw the rise (and fall) of the grunge movement. By the turn of the millennium, there was no movement to speak of. Nowadays the music scene must adhere to certain expectations, few of which include making kids dream to become a guitar god.

Ironically there has never been as many guitar heroes as we have now but none of them really produce platinum records anymore. Perhaps once we return to happier times the music scene will lighten up and monsters of rock will rise once more.

[Thanks +Scot Duke for the link]

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The slow death of the electric guitar
In the last decade, electric guitar sales have plummeted. But why?

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