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Pushing water uphill?

I just stumbled across this video, and it’s amazing! It may be physics, but most home cooks will recognize this weird phenomenon. 😀

cheers,
Meeks


Happy Easter Bunnies!

I’ve lost complete track of time this year so I thought Easter was next week. Doh. You could say it’s caught me on the…hop?

Ahem. Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday with lots of Easter eggs and no indigestion. 😀

love,
Meeks


Jacquie Lawson Retrospective

I’ve been a fan of the Jacquie Lawson, digital Advent Calendars since 2013, when I received my first one as a gift. I wrote this post about it at the time and gave the whole experience an 11 out of 10. Now, a blogging friend – waves to Techie Granny – has created a series of videos looking at the history of the Jacqui Lawson advent calendars.

The Youtube video below is the first in Techie Granny’s series and describes the concept’s humble beginnings:

The research that’s gone into the whole series delights me, and I love the clear, professional presentation as well. Nevertheless, it’s the story of how Jacquie Lawson started that warms my heart. She had an idea and worked bloody hard to make it happen. And then it took off. That gives hope to all of us. 🙂

cheers,
Meeks


A song for our times

While exploring songs by Amaranth – thanks Matthew! – I stumbled across this one on Youtube:

According to Wiki:

Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996.’

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Within_Temptation

I don’t know about you, but this is my kind of music…driving rhythm, powerful melody, glorious voices…and if you watch all the way to the end you’ll see what I mean about it being a song for our times.

Meeks


The Music of Ukraine [2]

Another exceptional video from Khrystyna Soloviy :

It’s a great song but the visual are truly inspired.

cheers,
Meeks


Music from Ukraine – Khrystyna Soloviy

I don’t think I’m alone when I say that until 2014, I’d hardly heard of Ukraine at all. Even now, I know very little so I decided to learn. But where to begin?

Then today, I read a BBC article about young Ukrainian musicians becoming the voices of their country: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-60586817

Music has always been one of the things that make human beings worthwhile, so what better way to get to know Ukraine than through its music?

May I introduce, Khrystyna Soloviy.

If you liked this song, please go onto Youtube and share the song with those you love. And if you learn something wonderful about Ukraine, please, share it with us.

Meeks


Something to make you happy…

My good friend Carol, from Carol Cooks 2 introduced me to this video and the two glorious voices in it. Good things do happen. Enjoy.

The first time I saw this video I had no idea who either of the singers were, but I was so impressed I literally searched until I discovered that the girl – Celinde Shoenmaker – was actually playing the role of Christine in the Phantom of the Opera at the time.

You can’t see the very beginning of the duet here because the person filming didn’t get their phone working fast enough, but apparently the young busker – Stephen Barry – sang one song from the Phantom and then this strange girl from the crowd asked him to sing another. He demured, saying two songs from the same musical wouldn’t go down well. She said that if he did, she’d sing along with him.

lmao – he asked her if she was any good!?! The rest is history.

Youtube channel for Stephen Barry:

https://www.youtube.com/c/StephenSings1

Have a wonderful day my friends,
Meeks


Dieselpunk House – Anpire

I love building things in ESO, and I think I’m pretty good at it, but this house – built by Anpire – is beyond exceptional:

Not only is the building itself incredible, but the ‘cinematography’ is brilliant as well, and the laid back, jazzy music suits the build perfectly.

cheers,
Meeks


Last video…promise!

The reason I’m posting this short, 1 minute video is because I’m thrilled with my new editor – the Videopad video editor. I’m only using the free version at the moment, but I will be getting the paid version very soon.

So what does this editor do? Well for starters, it allows me to:

  • create separate video and audio tracks,
  • add in still images,
  • do voice-overs after the fact,
  • add groovy transitions [I didn’t in this one, but I will next time],
  • add multiple tracks – e.g. video, music, narration etc,
  • and slow the audio and video down to an absolute crawl so I can cut stuff out at just the right moment!

Honestly, after just a few hours of concentrated play, I’m loving this editor! My thanks to Dawn for recommending it. 😀

Oh, and here’s the video I did all my learning on:

Comments are off coz I don’t want to push our friendship tooooo much. lol

Hugs,
Meeks


A hover bike?

This is real. I’m stunned:

You can find the whole article here, on New Atlas.

cheers,
Meeks


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