Monday, January 26, 2009

Soto del Henares

37 comments:

Stef said...

Music from Requiem for a dream By Clint Mansell

MerkinOnTheHood said...

Where's the Golf Course?

Stef said...

ah, Mr Nicklaus with this Polaris World you are really spoiling us

Stef said...

NOT to be confused with Polari World

Stef said...

even though Jack Nicklaus is known as the Golden Bear

Stef said...

...who's famous for playing with his irons

Stef said...

I just wanted to be clear on that

CatholicPope. said...

Where I come from The Bears are Glasgow Rangers supporters.

I am obviously sheltered in upbringing.

Must go now as i have to shit in the woods, non-partizan as i am.

Stef said...

Where I come from The Bears are Glasgow Rangers supporters

There could, of course, be a connection

paul said...

Where I come from The Bears are Glasgow Rangers supporters.
Where I come from their called blue nosed, glaswegian fucking bastards and the ref is known as the mason in the black.
All in good fun, of course.

Stef said...

I once did a stock take in an abattoir filled with Glaswegian butchers.

I was young and foolish and turned up with a Lloyds bank clipboard, finished in a fetching shade of green, on which to mount the stock sheets. After I think it was the third negative comment made by a man holding a knife I tossed it in the nearest bin

I remember thinking some people take football very seriously indeed

Anonymous said...

I was 9 years of age when my father took me to a Celtic/Rangers match at Hampden park.In those days it could take over 100,000.There was certainly 100,000 at this game.I stood dwarfed by towering figures to be hoisted onto a pair of shoulders to watch bottles and cans flying overhead,guys pissing on the punters in front of them,,meanwhile there were 22 guys running around with a little fuckin ball on a green field,,,very fuckin scary I thought as I stood there shitting myself and shivering with fear.The roar was deafening.
After the game we herded out to be confronted by policeman with batons on horseback.Pitched battles then commenced.It was like a scene from Kagemusha.Fuckin mental.
It made quite an impression on my young mind.

After the Ibrox disaster they reviewed the park capacity .

More on Hampden Park here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampden_Park

Stef said...

that has an almost biblical epic sound to it

Anonymous said...

"that has an almost biblical epic sound to it"

lol!
still can´t sign in to google,,
rob.

Stef said...

Ridley Scott directing, Russell Crowe playing Kenny Dalglish, a stirring choral backing track for the battle scenes, it'd be lovely...

rob said...

Glasgow was infamous in the early 70´s for the violence and trouble after the Celtic/Rangers clashes.
However it was all part of the norm.Saturdays wouldn´t have been the same without them for thousands of punters.Bigotry was rife.

paul said...

It was like a scene from Kagemusha.Fuckin mental.

Ha ha ha - perfect

A boys in blue supporting pal went about the same time, and his description tallied perfectly with yours.

I got the impression it would never leave him.

Anti_NWO said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7850649.stm

The economic crisis should be treated as "the difficult birth-pangs of a new global order", with new rules introduced on trade, Gordon Brown says.

Great...

The Bank of England will also be able to buy up to £50bn worth of assets in companies in all sectors of the economy.

As if the globalists didn't own enough already.

Of course there's the usual pro-globalist rhetoric throughout the speech, which shows where GB's priorities are.

Parabellum said...

Oh my.

Surely, this video was filmed on a Sunday. Come Monday, this part of town will be buzzing with construction workers. And if I close my eyes and pretend nothing is wrong, I can make the crisis go away.

(By now, I am allergic to the music used in this video. I it used in almost every video on youtube, when people need something "dramatic" - or so it seems.)

Parabellum said...

BTW: The song is called 'Lux Aeterna' and it was played afaik by the group 'Kronos Quartet'.

And I hate the fucking guts of it, because it is everywhere - like some kind of fungus. It might be a really great piece of music, wonderfully suited for the movie it was composed for - I will never know. I will always think "oh the music all the world is slapping on their shacky youtube videos".

Stef said...

If I ever make a depressing you tube video about the economic apocalypse this will be my backing track

paul said...

I'm glad someone shares my distaste for lux aeterna, sub Nyman status quo with fiddles.
And michael nyman is really shite.

Stef said...

I mentioned the scoring of this video because of the title of the track

The allergy you are talking about is a familiar one and I spent the first few years of this century consciously restraining myself from breaking fragile objects whenever a track from Play was featured on yet another fucking car advert

though in fairness to Moby that album switched me on to Alan Lomax's archive so it might just have been worth it, just

Not strictly relevant but my current personal favourite credit crunch cliche, aside from the credit crunch itself, is the recent tendency for commentators, who clearly couldn't tell a financial scam from horseshit as recently as a couple of months ago, to now describe all tales of financial wrongdoings as 'glorified Ponzi schemes'

Thomas Barber said...

Who's the Daddy?

Parabellum said...

What can lift the economy? Looking at the image, I would say please NOT another 9/11 followed by more wars...

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Yes, the fair ground music is on par with Lux Aeterna, with a little higher cliché factor - and with its cheerful attitude it would offer a high contrast to any depressing video, making it even more depressing (I guess).

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Moby is in my good books since he apologized for the movie "Tomorrow never dies", for which he foolishly supplied the music. I guess he was young and needed the money.

And regarding the roaches that choose music for commercials (and sometimes for TV documentaries), I have the advice Bill Hicks gave to marketing people. They spoil perfectly fine music by smearing their product all over it.

Stef said...

WTF!!?

anon 22:41 said...

Just in case you havent heard about that article in the Daily Fail: The Day the banks were just three hours from collapse

Apparently we came that close to a total banking meltdown.

Parabellum said...

my current personal favourite credit crunch cliche, aside from the credit crunch itself, is the recent tendency for commentators, who clearly couldn't tell a financial scam from horseshit as recently as a couple of months ago, to now describe all tales of financial wrongdoings as 'glorified Ponzi schemes'

I almost shit my pants when I see "Der Spiegel" trying to explain how sub-prime lending lead to the current crisis and I have to say to myself "I understand it better then they do. I fucking understand it better. Fucking me understands it better then Der Spiegel!". This isn't right, now is it? Somebody needs to give my poor soul guidance in these times? Aren't they supposed to be experts, or some such? I mean, shouldn't THEY bring knowledge to fuzzy-wuzzies like ME?

Stef said...

@anon 2241

I've no doubt that story is grounded in truth

What I'm interested to know is why did a Labour minister leak it?

Stef said...

@P

Guidance, yes

Understanding, no

anon 22:42 said...

@Stef

I'm still wondering why Myners leaked the story. However, being a loon, I'm never short on theories:

- Point the finger of blame at unnamed Lord Jims who abandoned the ship and its passengers. (possible)

- Warn the general public of a upcoming corralito-style banking freeze. (sounds unlikely, fck the public)

- Put fear and mistrust into the markets because good friends want to make a dollar short-selling the pound like in the good old days. (Hmmm)

anon 22:41 said...

Otherwise I do like Lux Aeterna. It's the soundtrack of the movie Requiem For A Dream.
The same guy, Clint Mansell, did the soundtrack of the excellent Pi.

paul said...

My view on myners was the simpler one, that he is exasperated that people don't appreciate what the government has done for them. But then a glance at his CV corrected me.

However, he is no doubt proud of his unelected efforts, ensuring a slightly more orderly collapse by hurling borrowed money into the furnace of the current banking inferno.

Just think what all that money is going to be able to buy when its possessors choose to once more stalk the razed earth!

gyg3s said...

"I understand it better then they do."

Says Parabellum, above. And so do I.

It's a weird sensation being on the receiving end of news casts and news analysis that are so obviously ignorant and misconceived.

The idea that authoritative figures are quite simply ignorant and hence wrong; time and time again.

For me, it first began with hearing broadcasts about science. It was usually so poorly explained that the thicko mispronounciations of simple scientific words just put the icing on the cake. However, as my understanding of the subject grew, the newscaster's (and news provider's) ignorance grew more apparent.

paul said...

Well you cant have intelligent people reading the news. They will crack eventually and do a "Network".

Stef said...

Fooling media celebrities into repeating absolutely meaningless bollocks was, of course, the entire premise of Chris Morris' Brass Eye

Stef said...

"lets crystallize it"