Bass players never get the recognition they deserve:
Wow, softplay has even made it to #eastenders. I thought it would be all jeliedy eels and charabancs to Margate where they weirdly exchange lumbering think-pieces about The Issues of The Day that the writers read about in The Guardian!
Oh my word, what is it with speaker introductions these days! Most YouTube lectures you can skip the first fifteen minutes as it's some random person extolling the virtues and declaiming the CV of the speaker. Who is this supposed to benefit. Also, speakers, cut the biography crap yourself, too, please!
What is it that we do when a place is not abandoned to make it not look like an abandoned place? You know, within ten years the plaster comes off the walls, the floorboards fall through, trees grow up in the main room. Is it really about keeping the inside dry, about weathertightness from rain? Is that the main thing?
What the Apple user experience trajectory basically feels like:
Jeesh! Clear the lobbies, already! #brexit
I have this feeling Maeterlinck's lighting director secretly hated him: "the stage is lit up with an ineffably pure, divinely roseate, harmonious and ethereal brightness"; "lit only by a vague light that seems to emanate mainly from the brilliancy of the marble and the ebony"; "A vague, milky, impenetrable light prevails". #bluebird #maeterlinck #lighting #play
The Blue Bird: A Fairy Play in Six Acts
by Maurice Maeterlinck
https://archive.org/details/TheBlueBirdsilent (video, silent)
https://archive.org/details/blue_bird_for_children_1502_librivox (audiobook at archive.org)
Men in big hats who sell cattle in Texas have their own kind of Miss World thing, judged by people with rustic beards. They have an interview round and then auction cattle while they're scored like on the ice skating. (Much more interesting / wide ranging than the video's YouTube title) https://youtu.be/dmd3xWy-KEE
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