Archive for June, 2012
As humans, we often do not judge things based on what they are. Instead, we judge them based on how they compare to other things. “How smart is this man? Well, let’s consider how he compares to other people.” “How special is this person’s talent? Well, let’s compare it to other people’s.” “How good was [...]
I was on a train without a ceiling or walls, watching the vast beautiful landscapes pan by. Miraculously there was no wind. Sitting across from me was my good friend whom I had never met before. He invited me to play a card game to pass the time. Each card was about the size of [...]
How often have you been sitting there thinking: “Oh my gosh! I wish I had some new sea chantey melodies to play on an instrument and/or write lyrics to!” Probably more times than you care to count, eh? Well, fear no more! The sea chantey melody generator is finally here! That’s right; in less than [...]
Nothing new, but I just came across it recently and thought it was interesting. Works best on full screen. No doubt this gives us a glimpse into why T-Rex can’t see you if you don’t move.
You can get into a really weird hard-to-describe mental state by meditating on the nature of how you move a finger, how it starts as some subconscious thought and ends up as a physical motion. But since you can feel the finger move, since it is constantly providing sensory feedback on its state, it feels [...]
I posted my latest composition on YouTube recently, a short piece I simply call Melody for Harp and Piano, Opus 66: The beginning of the main melody was inspired by the beginning of Tchaikovsky’s famous piano concerto, though the motif is popular in a lot of film music as well (the famous theme of Dragonheart [...]
Here are the films I watched in May 2012. Cronos This 1993 film from director Guillermo del Toro is a bit of a “vampire origin” story. An old man stumbles upon a “Cronos” device, an immortal-insect powered machine made by a 16th century alchemist. When someone uses the device by filtering his blood through it, [...]
Posted: June 3rd, 2012 under Movies.
Tags: Blade Runner, Contraband, Cronos, Fringe, Gandhi, House, Ivan's Childhood, Judgment at Nuremberg, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Once Upon a Time, Road to Perdition, Spartacus, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The Double, The French Connection, The Human Condition, The Pirates: Band of Misfits