Saturday, June 30, 2012

Youtube saturday 30th of June 2012

Pogo - Lead breakfast (Pulp fiction remix)
If you don't know Pogo yet, check out Upular too, this guy's a genious remixing sounds from movies into a track.

Topless - St. Tropez
Fun synth-pop.

Safi en Spreej - Op aarde
Belgian hiphop, brilliant rhymes and a good flow.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Youtube saturday 23rd of June 2012

A short edition.

First aid kit - Blue
A pretty song which basicly tells you not to stop living. Strangely, I imagine that when this would be sung in Dutch it would horrify me...

Issbells - Heading for the newborn

Locked groove - Structure
Headphones on, and a blank mind.

BRNS - Mexico
Makes you want to sing: [...?]Mexico!

Celine Cairo - Got me good
Great voice.

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Youtube saturday 16th of June 2012

Raveyards - Remember
Love this dark sound and it has an awesome video.

Exitmusic - The cold
Awesome voice, play it when it rains (or just whenever).

Yann Tiersen - Comptine d'un autre été: l'après midi (JBS Remix)
It's 2 years old, but only heard it yesterday.

Clu - Evening ever
Strange relaxing music.

Oddisee - Ready to rock
I'd love to see this guy supported by a orchestra. Great flow too.

Joey Bada$$ - Waves
Track of the day on 22tracks (yesterday) for a good reason)

Kendrick Lamar - Hiiipower
He's on a roll.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Books I've read the past half year (june 2012)

I've been reading quite a lot of books this year (at least in my humble opinion)

Dan Abnett - Primeval
I've seen and utterly despised the tv-series Primeval and just to tease me Lee from Too short to be a stormtrooper sent me the book which was written áfter the the release of the tv-series. To my surprise it was written by Dan Abnett whom I know through the warhammer 40K sci-fi series of Gaunt's ghosts, Eisenhorn and Ravenor which are all awesome btw.
To be short: it's a bit different from the books I knew, but it was quite a fun read about wormholes which allow dinosaurs into our time and a specialist unit who tries to deal with it. Do I need to try and revisit the tv-series? I don't think so.

Dan Abnett - Bloodpact
This is if you don't take the short stories (Sabbat worlds anthology - which I've also read) into account, the 11th book of the Gaunt's ghosts series mentioned above. Abnett does it again, pure awesomeness. The Anthology must be read too since the story Iron Star falls into the Gaunt's ghosts series just before Bloodpact. The others are in the same campaign, but not about the Ghosts.

Horus Heresy books: 
Dan Abnett - Horus Rising
Graham McNeill - False Gods
Ben Counter - Galaxy in flames
James Swallow - The flight of the Eisenstein
I seem to be a fanboy of Abnett. I didn't get around to reading the Horus Heresy before, but... just wow. This really gives a grey perspective to the 40K universe. Your black and white idea (bad/evil) is gone for good after reading these books. And I've only started in this series since there are currently 19! books out excluding the audiobooks. It might actually be a good series for non-40k gamers to get a grip on the world behind the game.

Schatten uit de Schaduw (Treasures out of the shadows).
It's a book about archeological finds in and around the city of Groningen (where I live).
Every object is first described (what is it, where was it found, what was its significance) and after that a story follows which is a good mix of fiction and things that could've happened. If you're from Groningen and speak Dutch..this is really a must read!

I'm currently reading Michael Waltman and John Haas - The communication of hate
on the side in my study breaks.
This book focuses on hategroups in the USA. What is hate, who do they hate (mainly non-whites), why do they (at least from their pov/say they) hate and how do they communicate hate. It's really interesting to read the ways these hategroups use to appeal to people and try to convince them of why the Aryan race is superior. The WTF'ing about those views just keep coming. The authors analyze these ways pretty thoroughly. 

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Saturday, June 09, 2012

Youtube Saturday 9th of June 2012

Can't find it on youtube or Google or Ecosia all insist I should be looking for voltage or Bruce Springsteen's wrecking ball. But here's some AC/DC style music for you :)
Voltrage - Wrecking ball

Words of farewell - Ever after
I think it's safe to say this is close to the edge of how loud I like my metal. I'm afraid much of the lyrics and or melody will disappear in a live performance. If this is not your kind of thing..put it on mute and just watch the video :)

Fresku ft Izaline Calister - Cirkels
Storytelling hasn't left rap.

Architects - Devil's island
Some more metal. I guess it's just that kind of a week...

Joe - I got 50.000 subs
Joe goes to conventions and asks juvenile questions (his 'normal' vids) but it's damn funny 90% of the time. This falls definately in the 90% part - btw..don't watch it during breakfast (or dinner)

Rudimental - Feel the love

Train - 50 ways to say you died
Just brilliant

Boy and Bear - Milk and sticks
Nice indierock music.

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Monday, June 04, 2012

40K: Hive Tyrant 3rd edition

Some not all too sharp photo's of my entry in a local painting contest. It was quite a rush job so there's a lot I'm not happy about. The sword (bonesword) for instance. I'm really happy modelling wise, but I don't like the paintjob and will re-do it in time. Also the putting together of the torso on the legs was absolute horror so it doesn't fit really well. And finally glueing the arms on the torso was a bit of a rushjob too and I need to touch up the edges. Anyways..A 3rd edition Tyranid Hive Tyrant with lashwhip and bonesword and talons. It'll probably need extended carapace and a couple of guards to survive...





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Saturday, June 02, 2012

Youtube Saturday 2nd of June 2012

Crystal Castles and Robert Smith- Not in love 
It's last's years music, but I guess I missed this track of theirs. And a cool home made video.

Florence and the machine - Spectrum
New video, strange video. So..where does that light come from?

The moon and the nightspirit - The secret path
I've said it before, the music posted here is new to mé, so it doesn't have to be (all that) new.
A beautiful song from 2005 by a Hungarian band.

Kanye West and Jay-Z -  No church in the wild 
It feels like I've seen this before...

Keane - Sovereign light café
Great song.

Parov Stelar - All night
Just makes me want to move! Also check the extended version on youtube. What am I saying, check any other track of their new double cd 'The princess' (for example 'Dust in the summer rain' or 'Sally's dance').

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