Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Rediscovering "Learning to Live"

I just realized how big of an influence this album and this time of my life was for me personally and as a keyboarder. After finishing school and having a blast of a summer, my life changed in September 1995 when I met these guys and we formed a band. Thank you Dream Theater (at the time with Kevin Moore) and thank you guys!
R.I.P. Till

Monday, June 4, 2012

Nina Conti - Funny ventriloquist

Nina Conti Russel Howards Good News - YouTube

The best part starts at about 10 minutes in.

WTF flat ground tricks (1000 fps slow motion) - YouTube

WTF flat ground tricks (1000 fps slow motion) - YouTube:

Uncommon skateboarding tricks in super slow motion. Filmed at 1,000 frames per second with a Redlake N3 high speed camera.
Since skateboarding trick names are defined by common usage and these tricks are not very common, some of them don't have well-established names.
So here are my best guesses as to what they should be called:
Kyle McPherson -- nollie dolphin flip (AKA nollie forward flip)
Cameron Carmichael -- backside 180 casper flip (?) (or bs 180 hospital flip)
Jerrod Skorupski -- nollie heelflip bs body varial
David Case - nollie 360 shuv underflip (AKA nerd flip)
David Case - frontside shuv underflip (AKA kiwi flip)
Dustin Blauvelt - hardflip pretzel
Dustin Blauvelt - Merlin twist (switch front foot impossible fs 180)
Dustin Blauvelt - nollie heelflip indy grab
Shane Anderson - early grab frontside 180 fingerflip (?)
Jovan Pierson - pressure hardflip (?)
Jovan Pierson - ?? I don't know what this is, I just call it a Jovan flip
Erick Schaefer - backside pop shuv underflip
Tim Hamp - Nollie pressure hardflip (?)

Thanks to Funky Notes for the music. This song is called Never Knew.

The story of a true Mercedes 300SL Gullwing driver

Why the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing is so damn special, as described by an owner