Month: April 2006

  • Huge NY Antiwar Protest

    NEW YORK – Tens of thousands of protesters marched Saturday through lower Manhattan to demand an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, just hours after this month’s death toll reached 70. The demonstrators stretched for about 10 blocks as they headed down Broadway. Organizers said 300,000 people marched, though a police spokesman declined to…

  • Kviberg Fake Miniature

    Okay, okay, I’ll stop now. Full-size pic here.

  • Jack ‘I LOVE THE TASTE OF MURDER’ White

    Coca-Cola is to show a promotional short film featuring the song White Stripes front man Jack White controversially wrote for the brand, once only in the UK on Channel 4’s Album Chart Show in the early hours of Sunday morning. The 100-second ad, called What Goes Around, featuring White’s song Love is the Truth, will…

  • Fake Miniatures

    Well, it had to happen. The fake miniature photoshopping craze is sweeping the nets. And I have succumbed! The best tutorial is here. (Note that for my first effort, I’ve used my own pic of Charing Cross Station. It looks pretty much the same as a test pic in the tutorial, I’m guessing because they…

  • Bread And Circuses

    Not newsworthy Just over a month ago, a massive demonstration took place in central London. More than 100,000 people travelled from all corners of Britain to protest our illegal invasion and continued occupation of Iraq. Coverage on BBC TV – zero. It wasn’t even mentioned on BBC broadcasts apart from giving New Labour’s Tebbit John…

  • Lost Trek!

    JJ Abrams, creator of TV show Lost and director of Mission Impossible III, is to produce and direct the 11th Star Trek film, it has been reported. According to industry newspaper Daily Variety, the film – set for release in 2008 – will focus on the early days of Captain James T Kirk and Mr…

  • Stanford Students Bounce Bush

    Although President George W. Bush was scheduled to meet with fellows at the Hoover Institution on Friday, the presence of more than 1,000 protestors forced him to change his plans and meet with advisers and faculty members at the residence of former Secretary of State and Hoover Fellow George Shultz on the outskirts of the…

  • Neil Young – “Let’s Impeach The President”

    Earlier this year, Neil Young told Rolling Stone,”I’m always going from one extreme to another.” True to form, just months after the release of his studio album Prairie Wind, the legendary singer-songwriter is returning with the incredibly politically charged Living With War. On the album, whipped up in just two angry weeks earlier this month,…

  • Keyvan Minoukadeh

    All pics in this post by Keyvan I love taking photos. I’ve even been lucky enough to get paid to take photos and had them published. But I know when someone has a better eye than me. It makes me jealous, sad and a bit crazy but you have to realise, as an artist, when…

  • My Easter Sermon

    God, earlier today. Lovely feller, the almighty. Catholic group Opus Dei has asked for a disclaimer to be placed on the film of The Da Vinci Code, released next month. The organisation said it had written to Sony Pictures executives in Japan to ask the studio to emphasise that the film was a work of…

  • Apple Makes Little Girl Cry

    “And like, could you, like, stop being so, like evuuul?” Further to my earlier anti-Apple rant: Little girl notes down some helpful suggestions, posts them off to Apple. Then… After three months Shea received a reply from Cupertino… signed by Apple’s Senior Counsel, Mark Aaker, who put the little girl in her place by stating…

  • Generals Blast Rumsfeld

    Two more retired US generals called overnight on Donald Rumsfeld to resign as US defence secretary, adding to a deepening rift within the Pentagon. Six generals – two of whom commanded troops in Iraq – have now called on Mr Rumsfeld to stand down over his leadership of the war. Retired Major General John Riggs…

  • Motherfucking Logic Pro 7.2

    Logic Pro Hobbyist 7.2 This week, I’ve been mastering my new album. A lot of the tracks are already mixed down as stereo audio, ready to drop into a CD-authoring program. Some of the others are off my AW2400, which is nothing but a constant source of joy and inspiration. But I’ve got a couple…

  • RAF Officer: “US Like Nazis”

    An RAF doctor who refused to serve in Iraq has been sentenced to eight months in jail and dismissed from the service. Flt Lt Malcolm Kendall-Smith, 37, was found guilty of five charges of disobeying orders after he refused to go to Basra last June. He claimed his actions were justified as the UK involvement…

  • Vince Guaraldi

    Guess what CD arrived in the post this morning… Four years later, in the summer of 2003, Vince Guaraldi’s son, David, teamed up with Bluebird Records to release “The Charlie Brown Suite”. The centerpiece selection, long spoken of in reverential tones by fans who only knew of it but never had heard it, is the…

  • April Coffee

    A few snaps I took yesterday of coffee, a plastic spoon and some peeps you might recognise. Click here for the piccies!

  • The Nicest Email I’ve Ever Got

    This immense flattery just in: After getting into various new artists through your website as well as the usual means – I then shove this great music into all of my friends ears (particularly those of my brother!) and they love it! I’m probably going to be ‘DJing’ at a night that the singer of…

  • US Planning To Attack Iran

    The Bush administration has sent undercover forces into Iran, and has stepped up secret planning for a possible major air attack on the country, according to the renowned US investigative journalist Seymour Hersh. One former senior intelligence official is quoted as saying that Mr Bush and others in the White House have come to view…

  • Cameraman Murdered By IDF

    A British cameraman shot dead in the Gaza Strip by an Israeli soldier was murdered, an inquest jury has decided. James Miller, 34, from Devon, was shot by a soldier from the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) while making a film in a Palestinian refugee camp in 2003. An Israeli investigation in April 2005 cleared a…

  • Galaxy Modelling And God Bothering

    Two astronomers have performed one of the world’s largest astrophysics simulations to date in order to model the growth of galaxies. Using the “Earth Simulator” supercomputer in Japan, which is also used for climate modelling and simulating seismic activity, Masao Mori of the University of California at Los Angeles and Masayuki Umemura at the University…