The Dead South’s In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company appeared in my YouTube play list a few months ago and I am completely hooked. They’re an acoustic ensemble based in Regina, Saskatchewan, playing bluegrass and folk with a punk twist and their music just make me so very happy. Would love to see them live.
Hello! I’ve been way too busy lately, but wanted to contribute to this week’s awesome TotW, so here’s some Neil Gaiman.
After Dutch late night show host Arjen Lubach’s video went viral, his German counterpart Jan Böhmermann “got very angry. A small Dutch talk show, who clearly stole our concept, published a video for Donald Trump. That video went viral and was viewed by 74 million people. We’ve had enough Netherlands! Stop. We want to…
Hi BT, you’ve survived another Tuesday!
Random electronic related, because it goes well with vodka.
Hello Backtalk! I’ve had an unexpectedly busy day and have to get up early tomorrow for another job interview. That means more talking and talking and selling of the self. yay. The one I had today went well, but I used to work with the candidate who came in after me and he’s actually a better fit than I am.
Neil Gaiman, long time fan, approached Robert McGinnis to design retro covers for some of his novels. They had planned to announce and publish these new covers in a few months, but with all the attention for the Starz series American Gods paperbacks sold out and were reprinted with the new cover.
There’s nothing like the excitement and joy of discovering a new artist. Especially when you feel like you need to listen to every single thing they ever performed and you find that every single thing is brilliant.
I grew up with Motown songs and have always loved Marvin Gaye. Some of my favorite Marvin Gaye songs are the duets with Tammi Terrell. I didn’t know anything about her except that I love her voice, so I did some digging for Motown week.
MIDWAY upon the journey of our life,
To celebrate Blue Monday’s 33rd birthday, Orkestra Obsolete recorded their version with only instruments used in the ‘30's.
1977 was a bad year for the UK. After the big recession of ‘73-’75, The Labour government’s tiny majority was wiped out early that year as a result of by-election defeats, and unemployment was rapidly rising to reach the post WWII high of 1,500,000. There were strikes everywhere, among others in the automotive…
Having mentioned before that he is a huge fan of
Fedex UPS the Walking Dead a certain Doctor, director Peter Jackson posted a video that could mean a three parter for series 10 or an excellent example of trolling:
Martin Beck, a Scottish/South African photographer based in Dubai, made a brilliant photo series that was exhibited at the Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) in April. He started taking the photographs at the 2014 Comic Con, where he carried out a live crowdfunding activity for the project.
These GIFs of classic book covers by Javier Jensen are amazing. I have no idea if it takes a lot of time to make GIFs but these are clearly a labor of love, and added just the right element to every book cover.
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