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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Homeless Boy Steals Show on Korea's Got Talent - Totally Inspiring Video!

Left at an orphanage at three, then ran away after two years of being beaten. Survived on the streets since five, living in stairwells, selling gum and energy drinks to survive. Taught himself to sing listening to vocalists in clubs where he sold gum. Astonishing performance!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Mythology of Star Wars [FULL DOCUMENTARY] (video)

Bill Moyers joined George Lucas at Skywalker Ranch in northern California to talk about the ancient myths and personal values that have synthesized into Star Wars. The epic themes in Lucas' cinematic stories are a springboard for a candid conversation about family, fatherhood, spiritual beliefs, and the importance of moral tales for every generation. Intercut with movie footage from the original trilogy as well as the prequel, The Mythology of Star Wars with George Lucas and Bill Moyers provides a revealing journey in the company of the filmmaker through some of the most famous scenes of the Star Wars saga.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Jealous Guy" by Darren Percival video - The Voice Australia

My other favourite singer on The Voice Australia - Darren Percival. Soulful...

Saturday, May 19, 2012

How to Paint with Acrylic Paint : How to Paint a Sky Using Acrylics (video)

Learn how to paint the sky and clouds using acrylic paints in this free video art lesson. Expert: Sandra Scheetz Wise Contact: Bio: Sandra Scheetz Wise is an acrylic artist in Orlando, Florida. Her realistic drawings and sculptures have won prizes from childhood to the present. Filmmaker: Madison Paige

Modern Masters: Andy Warhol.(one hour BBC documentary video)

Art critic Alastair Sooke sets out to discover why Andy Warhol, the king of Pop Art is considered so great and how he still influences our lives today. On his journey he parties with Dennis Hopper, has a brush with Carla Bruni and gets to grips with Marilyn Monroe. Along the way he uncovers just how brilliantly Andy Warhol pinpointed and portrayed our obsessions with consumerism, celebrity and the media, and then went on to re-invent them. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Voice Australia: Karise Eden sings "It's A Man's World"

Haunting and truly exceptional! My favourite singer on "The Voice" Australia!

The longer version including judges reactions can be found below.

Karise Eden - As seen on The Voice Australia

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Monday, May 14, 2012

" You Raise Me Up" (video) - Celtic Woman "A New Journey"

Celtic Woman - A New Journey: Live at Slane Castle, Ireland 2006 "You Raise Me Up" - Singers: Hayley Westenra, Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, Lisa Kelly, Mairead Nesbitt

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Killing Us Softly: Advertising's Image of Women (video 34 minutes)

To a great extent, advertising tells us who we are and who we should be. What does advertising tell us today about women? It tells us just as did it 10 and 20 and 30 years ago that what’s most important about women is how we look. The first thing the advertisers do is surround us with the image of ideal female beauty so we all learn how important it is for a women to be beautiful and exactly what it takes. Jean Kilbourne continues her groundbreaking analysis of advertising’s depiction of women in this most recent update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series. In fascinating detail, Kilbourne decodes an array of print and television advertisements to reveal a pattern of disturbing and destructive gender stereotypes. Her analysis challenges us to consider the relationship between advertising and broader issues of culture, identity, sexism, and gender violence.

Sections: Does the beauty ideal still tyrannize women? | Does advertising still objectify women’s bodies? | Are the twin themes of liberation and weight control still linked? | Is sexuality still presented as women’s main concern? | Are young girls still sexualized? | Are grown women infantilized? | Are images of male violence against women still used to sell products?

"Carmina Burana" - Composer Carl Orff (video of complete performance of this breath-taking piece of music)

Concert Performance video - one hour and eleven minutes. Carl Orff's Carmina Burana is one of the most popular pieces of the classical music repertoire. Here the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, the University Chorus and Alumni Chorus, and the Pacific Boychoir perform at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis. Series: "Mondavi Center Presents" (Visit:

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Roméo et Juliette by composer Charles Gounod - Quatrieme Acte (Metropolitan Opera) (video)

Pat Benatar "Here's My Heart" - Metropolis (Giorgio Moroder 1984) - Film.(video)..

My favourite song from one of my favourite films ever. Prefer the 80's soundtrack rather than the original music to this silent film classic, but either way, an amazing cinematic experience that still influences sci-fi today! "Metropolis" made in 1927 was the first full length sci-fi film. Science-fiction was not a particularly popular genre at the time and the film did not do well when first screened. The film ended up in pieces with film footage lost. In 1984, after many years of tracking down lost pieces of the film, "Metropolis" was released with a contemporary music sound track. This time, the film did exceptionally well in theatres around the globe. Years later, more film footage from "Metropolis" was found. The film was edited with most of its original footage and re-released on DVD with the original 1927 film score.

"Metropolis" with 1984 soundtrack trailers below is worth checking out for some glimpses into the sci-fi elements of this sci-fi masterpiece.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Now We Are Free (Gladiator)---Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard (video)

The original score and songs of Gladiator, the 2000 Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning film starring Russell Crowe, were composed by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard. The Gladiator Soundtrack is one of the best selling film scores of all time, and also among the most popular. Gerrard has sung Now We Are Free in an idioglossia (an idiosyncratic language) that she has developed since the age of twelve.

Swan Lake - danced by Nureyev (video)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

James Bond -The True Story (video)

Author Ian Fleming wanted his suave secret agent to be the ultimate spy – but who provided the inspiration for Bond? This film reveals Fleming’s wartime service in naval intelligence and profiles two men who could have supplied the basis for Bond’s character. On February 17th 1952, Ian Fleming sat down at his typewriter in Jamaica to write the spy story to end all spy stories. The central character of this story would become one of the world’s best-known and best-loved fictional creations: James Bond. Fleming would go on to write 12 novels featuring his super spy – each one an exciting blend of intrigue, escapism, sex and violence. Bond’s popularity leaped when US president John F Kennedy declared himself a fan of the book “From Russia with Love”, but it was the start of the film series in 1961 that truly assured 007’s place in the big time. It is estimated that half the population of the world has seen a James Bond film, while Fleming’s books have sold over 100 million copies. But is James Bond purely a fairytale? Can a 43-year-old former journalist with a liking for scrambled eggs, cigarettes and vodka martinis simply conjure up a fictitious character that has stood the test of time, without having some foundation in reality? Fleming’s wartime career in naval intelligence saw him become intimately acquainted with the ways of the secret service, and he embarked on numerous top-secret missions to the US, France, Spain and North Africa. The events that occurred during this little-known period of Fleming’s life informed and influenced every aspect of Bond: his world, his women and his adventures. Henry Chancellor, author of a book on Bond, believes Fleming “may have written fiction, but 95% of it was based on fact that had been filtered through the prism of his imagination and then polished up a bit”.