Month: September 2008

  • Derby Festé 2008 – Heliosphere & Fireworks

    Heliosphere & Fireworks from Jyoti Mishra on Vimeo. Some more footage from Friday night’s opening program of marvels. This time, a flying lady and some lovely fireworks.

  • Giant Insects Video

    Derby Festé 2008 – Sarruga Insect Invasion from Jyoti Mishra on Vimeo. Ahhh, I love the Sarruga entertainers! 🙂 Look at this post for an explanation!

  • Derby Festé 2008

    WOW! What an absolutely amazing night the opening of Derby Festé 2008 was! Giant insects: Fireworks: And the enchanting Heliosphere pictured at the top. We got into town around eight and were just in time to see the Sarruga insects marching past Bold Lane. I think my fave was the mantis, I loved the way…

  • Big Blue Playlist 24/9/08

    Braintax Tonight’s best new track was ‘The Beast Is Us’ by Braintax. This track sums up why I love hip hop so much more than any rock, indie or other song-form music. It’s so powerful, it’s the perfect meld of brain and body. The lyrics are ferocious, intelligent and funny and the beat is undeniable.…

  • Why I Love CD Baby

    Look! I’m RICH! Well… it’s a start… Ahhh, look at it. Money I’ve made from music, posted directly to me. No label, no accountants, no expensive audits to see how much money the label has “forgotten” to pay me this time… bliss! I think this is the fourth cheque this size I’ve got from CD…

  • How Piracy Helps Independent Musicians

    If you were to be looking at my Last.fm page now, at 20:56 on 9/20/08, you’d see the below pic: The artist I’m listening to is Modcam. About a fortnight ago, I found his album on the internet and downloaded it. I’d never heard of him before: that’s what I use the net for, discovering…

  • US Kills Yet More Iraqi Women & Children

    The US military says seven people, including three women civilians, have been killed in an air strike in Iraq. Witnesses are quoted as saying the attack happened after US troops had surrounded a compound in the village. Reports quote Iraqi officials and neighbours saying that the family whose members were killed in the air strike…

  • Bar Lisi Playlist 17/9/08

    The Presets Best new track tonight was the Lifelike Remix of The Preset’s ‘This Boy’s In Love.’ A fantastic tune augmented by a deft remix that brings out the bass harmonies. Lovely! The Human League The best old track was ‘Empire State Human’ by the Human League. Pounding, melodic, witty electronic dance music – everything…

  • Quadness

    Yesterday, I went for a meeting at Derby’s new centre for the arts and film, the Quad. I’ve been invited, along with around with a few other peeps, to be a Quad Ambassador. Sadly, this doesn’t mean that I can embark on a crime spree and then scuttle to sanctuary in the Quad. What it…

  • A Great Sight

    Ahhh, there’s nothing as satisfying as emptying your inbox. 🙂

  • American Attacks Good, Russian Attacks Bad

    President George W Bush has authorised US military raids against militants inside Pakistan without prior approval from Islamabad, the BBC has learned. Pakistan has said it will not allow foreign forces onto its territory. “Pakistan would not accept foreign troops. This is not the best way to pursue the war against terror,” he [Husain Haqqani,…

  • iTunes 8 Not So Clever

    Soooo… I updated to iTunes 8 tonight. I like the new layout for albums: Although iTunes remains rubbish at fetching album art so most of them remain blank. I also love the new visualizer: But the new Genius function seems rushed and half-baked. I’ve tried for the last two hours to get it to work…

  • 1930s Experiments

    Click the pic above to see a few attempts at getting a 1930s’ glow. Some work, some don’t. 🙂

  • US Hypocrisy Reaches Critical Mass

    Dick Cheney – proud mass-murderer US Vice-President Dick Cheney has condemned what he called Russia’s “illegitimate” attempt to change Georgia’s borders last month. Mr Cheney added that Russia’s actions during the recent conflict with Georgia had cast doubt on its reliability as an international partner. (Source: BBC News) This is the same Dick Cheney that…