Saturday, 27 September 2008

RL Flying wing

Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy managed to cross the English Channel on his home-made jetwing today.

I read this article yesterday that gave some background to his machine.

Today he made the successful crossing.

More details here too.

Just awesome!

Caledon the Musical!

Another quality product from the people at Caledon Studios.

And possibly the first time the Guvnah has had a change of outfit since Christmas :-)

New hardware for your next computer upgrade

You know you want one.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Wee Willie Winkie

Pearse'd & Cut is pleased to announce this most recent addition to its small range of outfits for Tinies. A little something for the tiny who needs a nap. Nightshirt, slippers and tasselled cap in a transferable set. Ideal for a gift.

Additionally the next of the womble AVs, Madam Cholet, is also available.

Riel Radio Theatre

Thursday night will see the beginning of what I hope will be a regular spot for the Radio Riel programme: an evening broadcast of a Radio Play each week from the HQ in Caledon Penzance.

This week's broadcast will begin with an adaptation of that captured my imagination as a child and is still very dear to me despite few people having ever heard it.

Nicol Williamson's version of The Hobbit.

Nicol Williamson, possibly best know to many people as the chrome skulled Merlin from John Boorman's Excalibur, narrates an abridged version and performs about 20 different voice characterisations for this recording of the story.

Released on 4 LPs in 1974 by Argo Records, adapted and produced by Harley Usil. Williamson does all the voice work with traditional medieval music used as bridging pieces throughout.

Sadly the set has never been released on CD and the originals now fetch rather steep prices with collectors.

So join us at the Caledon Penzance HQ at 7:00 PM SLT

Each week will be an hours worth of radio play. Join us this Thursday for An Unexpected Party or listen in on via your favourite stream media player.

Big Brass Balls at Steam Sky City

After a couple of false starts and aborted attempts Yours Truly the Duke of Argylle, will finally be playing at SSC's Big Brass Ball this evening.

Come along for a nice set of goth/industrial music to dance along to.

BYO black velvet.

7:30 PM SLT in the aft (north) end of Caledon Steam Sky City

Tune in to if you'd like to listen but can't make it along.

Monday, 1 September 2008

City of Ember

I stumbled across this movie trailer this evening. It is apparently based on the first book of the Book of Ember series by Jeanne DuPrau. I had not even heard of the books, much less read them, before seeing the trailer so I have no idea whether it is a good bad or indifferent adaptation of the story.

It does however, look to be an interesting movie. Visually interesting and a story that could work well. Let's hope it has a little more substance than the Golden Compass movie.

Clanks & Constructs Ball and music

The Clanks & Contructs Ball in antiquity went off well with quite a few people in attendance. The lag wasn't too bad though the rez times were such that the lift to the first floor was proving tricky, the platform disappearing before it came into view for the people requesting it.

I also had numerous requests to publish my playlist for the evening, which I add here for your delectation.

1. Danny Elfman - Edward Scissorhands (Main Theme)
2. Abney Park - The Secret Life of Doctor Calgori
3. Eels - My Beloved Monster
4. They Might Be Giants - Robot Parade
5. Jonathan Coulton - Skullcrusher Mountain
6. Lemon Demon - Geeks In Love
7. The Dresden Dolls - Coin Operated Boy
8. Regurgitator - Polyester Girl
9. Tom Smith - Trans Poly U. Fight Song
10. Freezepop - Science Genius Girl
11. OMD - Tesla Girls
12. Robbie Williams - Never Touch That Switch
13. Polecats - Make A Circuit With Me
14. Me First And The Gimme Gimmes - Science Fiction Double Feature
15. Half Cocked - Bad Reputation
16. The Creeping Cruds - I Sold My Brain
17. Alice Cooper - Feed My Frankenstein
18. Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party
19. The Dandy Warhols - I Am A Scientist
20. White Zombie - More Human Than Human
21. Shriekback - Nemesis
22. Voltaire - When You're Evil
23. Thomas Dolby - Hyperactive!
24. Palast Orchester Mit Max Raabe - Tainted Love
25. Sheldon Allman (Drac's Back) - Children's Day at the Morgue
26. Marc Gunn - Wild Kitty (Irish drinking song parody)
27. Weird Al Yankovic - I Think I'm a Clone Now
28. Rocky Horror Picture Show - I Can Make You A Man
29. Pinochio - I've Got No Strings
30. Inkubus Sukkubus - Paint it Black
31. Styx - Mr. Roboto
32. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Curse of Milhaven
33. Elemental MC - Cup of Brown Joy

It was nice to be able to play some music for a fun party. I haven't had the opportunity to DJ at an event for a while.