Tag Archives: video-clip

The Piano Guys in #Petra

This video clip by the Piano Guys has special significance to me because a part of Innerscape is set in Petra…and this is the closest I’ll probably ever come to actually seeing it for myself.

Petra is located in Jordan and is one of the wonders of the ancient world. Carved out of the living rock, it was once the centre of a thriving trade between East, Middle and West. The trade vanished a very long time ago but the city lives on.

While you’re watching the video clip, please say a little prayer for the pianist, if that’s your style. His daughter went missing very recently and hope has faded. I fear there won’t be another video clip for a while. 😦



#SFX, cars and ‘The Blackbird’

I’m not a petrol head, but I do like cars so I could not resist a Gizmag article about how cars are filmed for commercials and movies. This is the ‘Blackbird’ and it is the most amazing car you will never see.

Gotta love CGI [computer generated imagery]. 🙂

Happy weekend,


#Science – are we hardwired for music?

This video clip by #Bobby McFerrin, totally surprised me:

Music is a huge part of my writing life because it acts as both emotional portal [into the story] and distraction filter, but to realise that I and everyone else may be hardwired for music, is mind blowing. My thanks to Marian Allen for introducing me to this wonderful video clip.

Happy weekend,


Felicia Farerre – a voice in a million

A few weeks back, I pointed you guys to some not-quite-released songs by my favourite composer, Jo Blankenburg. One of them was ‘Crater of Lost Souls’.

Well today, I have a treat for you. The glorious voice featured in ‘Crater of Lost Souls’ belongs to Felicia Farerre, and I found this lovely video clip of her on Youtube. Enjoy!


p.s. And yes, more writing music. 😀

A very clever sci-fi short film

J.T.Carlton is a multi-talented singer, composer and writer who produced the music and sound for this short film. It’s scary and very clever.

Enjoy 🙂


Food service Daleks?

Okay, as a future geek and sci-fi-phile, how could I resist this?

I notice thought that a human is sweeping the floor. Hmmm…..

Hilarious video clip featuring ‘Torn’

Sunday morning, David Prosser’s blog and this:

The Aussies out there will remember Natalie Imbruglia, but I bet you’ve never seen her quite like this! As for David Armand …the man’s a genius. 🙂

Enjoy the rest of your day, I know I will.


Pretty gaming music to work by – Arciela from FFXI

I’ve just discovered the theme music from Final Fantasy XI’s latest expansion – Seekers of Adoulin. And I love it! Especially this short but lovely theme called Arciela.

It starts fairly bland but at about 1.07 minutes into the video clip, the music suddenly swells into this truly glorious theme. My heart catches each time I hear it. See what you think.

Oh, and in case any of you are wondering, I’m wrangling my food diary spreadsheet into shape as I listen to the music. 😀




It’s always easier to do nothing, to just drift, but that’s not living is it?

Start the rest of your life by watching this video. The language is German but there are English sub-titles. Go on, you’ll thank me [and The PinkAgendist who introduced me to this clip].

Much love,


Is this the only sci-fi pop song ever written?

I was still in high school when the song ‘In the year 2525‘  became a huge hit. I don’t remember thinking about the lyrics all that much at the time, but perhaps this one hit wonder did influence my love affair with sci-fi…


In the year 2525 – Zager and Evans, 1969 – lyrics

In the year 2525, if man is still alive
If woman can survive, they may find
In the year 3535

Ain’t gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lie
Everything you think, do and say
Is in the pill you took today

In the year 4545
You ain’t gonna need your teeth, won’t need your eyes
You won’t find a thing to chew
Nobody’s gonna look at you

In the year 5555
Your arms hangin’ limp at your sides
Your legs got nothin’ to do
Some machine’s doin’ that for you

In the year 6565
Ain’t gonna need no husband, won’t need no wife
You’ll pick your son, pick your daughter too
From the bottom of a long glass tube

In the year 7510
If God’s a-coming, He oughta make it by then
Maybe He’ll look around Himself and say
“Guess it’s time for the Judgement Day”

In the year 8510
God is gonna shake His mighty head
He’ll either say, “I’m pleased where man has been”
Or tear it down, and start again

In the year 9595
I’m kinda wonderin’ if man is gonna be alive
He’s taken everything this old earth can give
And he ain’t put back nothing

Now it’s been ten thousand years, man has cried a billion tears
For what, he never knew, now man’s reign is through
But through eternal night, the twinkling of starlight
So very far away, maybe it’s only yesterday


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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing
[Lyrics courtesy http://www.metrolyrics.com/in-the-year-2525-lyrics-zager-and-evans.html]

I had to smile at a couple of the verses. We’ve had test tube babies for a generation already, and if you remember that video clip I posted about the exoskeleton helping a paralyzed woman to walk you’ll know that we are on the cusp of having ‘some machine do that for you’ as well. 😀

The one thing Zager and Evans did get right was this comment about mankind :

He’s taken everything this old earth can give
And he ain’t put back nothing

So, am I right? Is this song the only sci-fi pop song ever written? Can anyone think of others?

Oh, and my thanks to David Prosser for finding this golden oldie in the first place!

Have a great weekend,


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