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Too Many Ideas - Posts Tagged ‘Music’

The magical Temple of a Thousand Bells

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

I walked from work to Liverpool’s Anglican cathedral to see Laura Belém’s Temple of a Thousand Bells which is in the Oratory in St James’ Cemetary as part of the Liverpool Biennial 2010. The work consists of a thousand hand-blown glass bells suspended on nylon string through a gently glowing ceiling. An 8 minute polyphonic piece of music by Fernando Rocha including many different bell sounds fills the room. Really beautiful work. I just wish I’d had more than fifteen minutes to experience it.

'Addicted' to Addiction

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

As I get older one thing that annoys me more and more is the quantity of what passes for journalism. The rise of editorial over actual reporting. The need to have a journalist at the scene of the event to give a live report to camera and have a nice chat with the studio where […]

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Wow. How can you take a franchise as good as the resurected Mummy and pretty much destroy it in 112 minutes? Could it be the completely miss cast replacements? Maria Bello was no Rachel Weisz. Luke Ford just wasn’t interesting. Perhaps thats part of it too. I know Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li […]

BT a bit brighter than Orange

Monday, June 16th, 2008

So we reach that time of year again when my Internet connection plays up and I get to complain… Except I don’t. Last night my connection vanished suddenly. This morning I checked the status from work and there was a message that a fault had been fixed however just coming online it wasn’t working. So […]

Doctor Who: Silence in the Library

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

After a couple of e-mails about some of my recent posts I’m going to flag any posts with potential spoilers in with the graphic above. To clarify what I’m going to treat as a spoiler – basicly I’ll use it whenever I mention anything that might spoil watching something for someone who hasn’t already seen […]

Doctor Who: Planet of the Ood and other Time Travelling Adventures

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Another Saturday night, another episode of Doctor Who using one of the classic Doctor Who styles: Doctor and assistant run around chased by guards while the story unfolds. Fortunately there were none of the shaky sets that used to come with those stories in the old days and even better none of the bad green […]

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Saw The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at a packed Liverpool Philharmonic tonight. Like Weird Al Yankovich and Bill Bailey they manage to survive in a world in which music and a sense of humour are no longer combined often enough. They are more than competent musicians able to arrange a well known piece from […]


Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Saw Kodo at the Liverpool Philharmonic and I have to say I had a really good time. I’ve heard their music on CD but it just isn’t the same as feeling the vibration of the big drums run through you. It’s not just about big drums though there were subtler pieces played on shamisen, flute […]

Sweeny Todd: Blood on Celluloid

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

(Don’t worry about the banner above saying Christmas – the film company doesn’t seem to have thought about anywhere but USA) Just been to see Sweeny Todd at FACT in Liverpool. One of my favourite musicals – we staged it on when I was at school. Almost spoilt by the couple who needed to get […]

Christmas Ambiance

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Went out with a few friends for a pre Christmas drink in Liverpool tonight. We met in a city centre pub for convenience. We might have stayed there if they hadn’t hired the kind of DJ who finds it hard to mix from one track to the next and tries to cover it up by […]

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