Just thought I’d mention ABC Classic FM Drive with Julia Lester. I switched over to it the other day when the Radio National signal went bad and was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. A few hours of classical music is usually enjoyable enough, but this was better than all right, it was excellent! I’m not classical-literate enough to explain why I like it so much, but since then I’ve randomly heard other people commenting on how good Drive with Julia Lester is, like here, so it must be special.
A kinda syrupy but cute series of videos. With lovely music by Au Revoir Simone, Do Make Say Think and others. For some reason I can’t see the embedded video. If you can’t either just follow the link below.
My favourite answer (taken from video 3 which asks “where would you like to wake up tomorrow?”):
Boy 1: “Somewhere Nice and Hot”
Boy 2: “Somewhere Nice and Hot…Wiv Chicks!”
For those of us at work this week, here are some of my favourite links from the past week or so:
Funny, funny, funny! Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis
Clean up your desktop with The Unloader
High speed photography. Can anyone tell me what the broken heart is?
Shout outs to VSL which sends nifty things to my inbox each morning. Two extra cool things this morning, the youtube video below (with VSL description) and Sprint which just needs to be visited to be understood. I sure can’t explain it.
Thirty-nine years ago, a 14-year-old named Jerry Levitan managed to talk his way into John Lennon’s Toronto hotel room. Impressed by the kid’s chutzpah, Lennon obliged him with a five-minute chat that covered war, peace, and the newly arrived Bee Gees.
Last year, Levitan teamed up with filmmaker Josh Raskin to make “I Met the Walrus” — a charming animated film that turns Lennon’s thoughts into concrete images. The results are trippy but cogent, and no less interesting than what the Beatle had to say. Lennon himself would have loved it.