Why does I Am Arrows seem like a really well kept secret? Andy Burrows (ex-Razorlight) has a really nice set of tunes going on. Radio 2 shared our love of "Green Grass" earlier this year, but I can't see anyone else who's played this tune, which got stuck on repeat for two days for me when it arrived.
Usually we're super disciplined about playing the songs we think will be hits. Sometimes we know a tune (like this) won't be a hit, cos no-one knows about it, but we say "sod it, everyone else is wrong, this is right" and on it goes.
Please don't tell anyone else about I Am Arrows, so that we can carry on in our smug little "being right" bubble of exclusivity. Knowing our luck, however, "Hurricane" will probably get placed in a rom com and be super famous next year.
Prezi is really cool. It's a way of creating and sharing presentations which can be far more interesting than Powerpoint slide shows, and it works well when you have a big idea which can be broken down into smaller bits and explored. Prezi lets you do that literally, and the viewer gets to see your "big picture" and detail linking together attractively.
I'm still not sure I've seen a really GREAT Prezi yet - many, like this one, are good, and about story telling. I could imagine it being better. The guy in the "elevator pitch" video is particularly annoying.
But this is mainly a bookmark for myself to come back and use this tool - I think it's got potential, and I'll post again when I've used it.
PS - if the pic above says something like "This prezi doesn't exists" (hmmm...) try clicking on the "via prezi.com" link instead - that should work. PPS - Holy Trinity Brompton have been using Prezi for their Student Alpha presentations. They're pretty slick and (importantly) they link with a well written talk and don't look like every other presentation you see. http://studentalpha.org/media-presentation-who-jesus
There is actually a "Miners Rescued" live scoreboard on Sky News
I really hope this doesn't go on for long, and that the poor guys coming out are ready for all the "how do you feel?" questions.
Quite an appropriate lyric from the new Joe McElderry single.
Normally I don't post about stuff I don't like - life's too short - but I just don't get this. A big label has a popular guy with an up-for-it fanbase. They make a website for him which looks like a Myspace page, complete with banner ad for himself just above his own logo, and another ad for himself just below, festooned with shop logos, just so you don't forget where you can buy music. It's a mess. And then the song. Hmmmm.... Is it just me, or does it not even sound properly mixed when it gets to the chorus?
And as for the video... A very random collection of music and showbiz types on a film set which looks a lot like they had NINETY different ideas for how to style Joe into some sort of understandable look, couldn't decide, and eventually went "sod it, let's just put them ALL in and get them to wiggle about a bit, that'll do for the kids."
My favourite bit of the "storyline" is around 1 minute 10, the bloke who looks a bit like Will Young who is carrying around some important documents, possibly the Joe McElderry Master Plan, drops them and scrambles around trying to get things back together. Joe comes over to help, and almost instantly the guy gives up, throws all the paper in the air and wiggles off.
Just about sums it all up. Joe might be very good, but this isn't helping. If you and your mentors are trying to make a statement about who you are, the answer seems to be "dunno, who cares?"
Who knows, it might be number 1. I just don't get it.