Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Terra Nova series premiere

I watched the series premiere last night after seeing the trailer above. Of course I loved Jurassic Park but I was a bit aprehensive about this since I watched another 'dinosaur' series earlier this year" target="_blanc">that made my eyes bleed.

The storyline is pretty simple. It's the beginning of the 22nd century and mankind has completely fucked up the environment. Polution sucks, too many people, 'four is a family'-child policy which may sound strict but keep in mind that China has (or at least had?) a 1-child policy. But, scientists discovered some kind of tear in time where after checking that it's not the same 'time-line' which would make things FUBAR, they send an expedition to start anew.

Some spoilers will come - so stop reading if you haven't watched the premiere.

100% green energy. Selection by what you can do for the community, and bring your kids or get there by the off chance of a lottery win. A confined paradise where all is not as it seems. Going outside the gates tends to be a bit dangerous because dino's will take a snack where they can get it.

Main characters
Doctor-wife (Mira) + cop-husband (Jim) with 3 children (Josh, oldest daughter-don't remember her name and Zoë) . * violation!*. Suffice to say, they alle end up in the 'parallel' past (85 million years back).
The commander of the human camp: rugged marine kinda guy who'll risk his life for the community but has his secrets.
The group of friends that accomany oldest  (Josh)

Some clichés
- Wife and husband have been apart for a while due to him being locked up after the violation got out 2 years back or so, now they're back together: some problems arise.
- youngest daughter hasn't seen dad since she was 3, so doesn't know her dad all that well. Dad solves it in a mushy way.
- oldest son leaves a girlfriend behind: sadness. Solved: new love interest on day 1.
- oldest daughter is a math-head and finds hér love interest also on day 1 in soldierboy.
- oldest son gets in trouble with dino's together with his earlier mentioned love interest + friends.
- There's a rebel faction
- the doctor has a strong English accent...because..well it sounds intelligent, we all know that..
I'm sure I could mention 5-10 more if I tried.

Bút, if you can look past the clichés which are a plenty, it leaves a pretty decent if not good opening of the series. Of course you can predict some stuff that will happen in the future because it's way too obvious.
1 example: the youngsters find math-scrablings on rocks which shouldn't be talked about. You can bet your life on it that the oldest daughter will find these scrablings in 2-3 episodes down the line and will figure out what they mean. Dun-dun-dun.

Bút (yes again!). The animation looks pretty good (especially compared to the horror that is Primeval (how the HELL can it already last 5 ffing seasons!!! - did I mention it makes my eyes bleed?) and it has characters you can identify with or at least (get to) like.
I'm going to keep watching this season at least. The premiere's getting a 7/10.

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Youtube saturday 17th of september 2011

Dio - Robot
Can't get this one out of my head.
*you can dowload this track and the next one for free here. I could easily include more songs from the same list (converse mixtape) but check them out yourself!

School is cool - In want of something
happy poprock.

Don Diablo - Mezelluf
The label for this one should get some mistaken visitors. It's NSFW, just so you know. But aside from that, you should really take the time to listen. If you're not Dutch, the only thing you should know is that 'mezelluf' is a bit of a 'youngster' way of saying 'mezelf' which means 'myself'(hard to write this without sounding stupid). It's been out a while but somehow I've forgotten to add it here.

I think you can download this one for free from Don Diablo's website or FB page.

Clare Louise - Be Although I'm not sure if I would like an entire cd with this voice. Kinda the same thing I have with Sela Sue's voice.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Youtube saturday 10th of september 2011

A quick note on the sizes...somehow it seems like everybody uploads their video in a different size each week..

Ledi Mamulashvili - When I look at you (Miley Cyrus cover)
Came across this on youtube, deserves a bigger audience :)

Knife party - Internet friends
Even if you don't like dubsteb this is funny as hell. *new link*

Primus - Last salmon man
Strange funky rock

My robot friend - 23 minutes in Brussels
I think this might be a shortened version, but it's hard to find the 'original mix' on youtube.
Otherwise check here


Saturday, September 03, 2011

Youtube saturday 3rd of September 2011

aNoo - Blush
Wait for it to begin. I first heard the studio version, but why not check them out live.

They're from Belgium. The live version was a bit long, but it's a love it or hate it kind of track anyways.

I was trying to find the youtube for Superlijm & Winterslag - Ruisverstuiving track 3 (not sure if the link's still to the right track by the time this post goes live but you'll find it.
Since the track above couldn't be found on youtube you'll have to do with this one, which is completely different, but also great:
Superlijm - Area 51

Both tracks are in English, and even if they weren't you should've clicked anyways.

Chilly Gonzales - You can dance
If you don't like the electric intro too much like me, just wait, it changes.

Dio & Vieze Fur - Techno
A bit of babble in the beginning, but wait for the track to begin.

Björk & Omar Souleyman - Crystalline
I really wanted to check Omar at the Lowlands festival..but there's only so many shows you can see. 4 years back I saw Björk and this is just a very special combination.

Let me know what you think of them.