Theme song of an African geothermal conference.
Archive for the ‘Music’ Category
Based on its vivid colors and exaggerated gestures, one is tempted to dismiss Academy Award Best Picture nominee Les Miserables as a cartoon. But cartoons have clarity of line and a sense of direction, not to mention momentum from frame to frame. This movie is more like the result of dropping the Sunday funnies in [...]
A trial balloon that Obma will end the War on Terror, and a (British) patriotic sea-shanty.
If you have ever doubted the ability of music to set the mood in a film, take a look at this opening to the comedy “Diff’rent Strokes” with a decidedly different soundtrack.
The phrase “the best disaster songs” has an extra “s” in it. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Tom Rush.
The Music Man is a joyous, funny and romantic musical that has been lifting hearts for decades. Iowa native Meredith Willson laboured for years to fashion the tale of a fast-talking huckster who comes to fleece the small town rubes of River City and finds more than he bargained for, including romance with the lovely [...]
At a recent pub quiz night at the Phoenix in Denmark Hill, our team was triumphant, but tripped up slightly on one of the questions. Give this trivia question a shot. You are on your honour not to Google. The question was “Five people have had #1 Billboard U.S. hit singles and also won an [...]
The friend with whom my family and I are staying is a BBC science reporter. She once went to a near-Arctic field station with some other science journalists, curious about how researchers spend their time in such a cold, harsh and mosquito-ridden environment. See for yourself.
Like a myriad of prior college students, when my friends and I first came to London we took pictures of ourselves standing in the phone booth that David Bowie made famous (We also did the obligatory “walking across the Abbey Road” photo. We were one person short but it didn’t matter; we just chose our [...]