tag:kimrampling.com,2013:/posts A Game of Kim 2014-06-29T03:13:02Z Kim Rampling tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/708673 2014-06-29T03:13:02Z 2014-06-29T03:13:02Z Movies | One to Watch: 'Snowpiercer' the Ultimate Train Trip.

'After a human-engineered planetary catastrophe (trying to arrest the planet’s warming, we accidentally froze it solid), the remaining people are stuck on a train that never stops moving. '

From the NYTimes review by A.O. Scott

Stuck in Steerage for the Postapocalypse.


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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/697449 2014-05-29T10:45:27Z 2014-05-29T10:45:28Z Purple Haze - San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California on May 24, 1969.

I have no idea how I missed this one, having heard most of the Berkeley recordings over and over on the orginal 'Hendrix in the West' and wrongly assuming this was one of the Berkeley Community Theatre recordings made on May 30, 1970.

Of course it is not: it was recorded at the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California on May 24, 1969, along with the all too short version of 'Hey Babe'.

Check out the girl in Hey Babe; she is visible in this version of Purple Haze.

And talking about girls: would love to sit and listen to the girl tell how it was. 

The one at the front of the stage, who gets to see the teeth picking guitar work on the knees from a meter away, towards the end of the song.

Far out, as we used to say.


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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/684915 2014-05-01T10:26:26Z 2014-05-01T10:27:46Z Movies: One to Re-Watch - The Long Good Friday Bob Hoskins.

One I watched and re-watched about 5 times when it first came out on video cassette.

Little did we know that both Helen Miram and Bob Hoskins would go on to become what they did. 

And I love that fact that Pierce Brosnan is billed at "1st Irishman"!


See the IMDb for all the details The Long Good Friday and  see the another late, great, this time flim critic's review, by Roger Ebert

Harold is as hard as a rock and he will crush you. He runs the London docks and he wants to put together the biggest real estate deal in Europe. He has Mafia money from America and the tacit cooperation of the London criminal organization. He's short, barrel-chested, with his thinning hair combed forward above a round face and teeth that always seem to be grinding. 



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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/679386 2014-04-20T11:25:10Z 2014-04-20T11:25:10Z Music Africa - The Great East African Trip

Been a few years since this complication came out, 2007 to be exact.

Still great music.

Support them here The Great East African Trip



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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/679371 2014-04-20T08:47:05Z 2014-04-20T08:47:06Z It's Good Shit - Captial Cities, Andre 3000 - Farrah Fawcett Hair ]]> Kim Rampling tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/679106 2014-04-19T08:35:05Z 2014-04-19T08:35:05Z Movies - One To Watch: Transcendence with Johnny Depp.


"Johnny Depp, who’s built a brilliant career despite many of his lamentable film choices, may not be the first actor you think of to play a genius — much less humanity’s destroyer or savior. But he’s weirdly perfect in “Transcendence,”..."
From the New York Times review by Manohla Dargis:
I Am My Own Monster (Technology Rules!)

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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/677489 2014-04-15T00:27:11Z 2014-04-15T07:55:25Z Tokwe-Mukorsi: Prelude to Kariba?

"We were attacked by the water,” says Marebe. “My family managed to leave before our entire home and farm went under water. Other people became trapped by the water and had to be rescued by helicopter. Now we are here at Chingwizi camp, which is 178km from our home."

Samuel Marebe, a 43-year-old farmer from the Nungirai village in the Chivi district, survived the flooding and now lives in the camp with his five children.

From the Daily Maverick's artcile dated 14 April, 2014: In photos: The aftermath of Zimbabwe’s Tokwe-Mukorsi dam disaster

(photo Daily Maverick)

The UK's Guardian published this article Potential collapse of Kariba dam tests disaster preparedness in Zimbabwe dated 13 April, 2014.

(In early March, 2014) the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) said 'the "situation at the Kariba dam wall is a cause for grave concern", and "all urgency is expected in order to avert any such catastrophe as dam failure". It acknowledged the need for major repairs."

The main rain events are or should be over for this year - time will tell what happens when The Rains come back...

(photo KR)



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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/676563 2014-04-12T06:42:30Z 2014-04-12T06:42:30Z Paris Clubs in Statistics: Infographic from Merci Alfred

Orginal title Les Boites de Nuit Déchiffrées

via Merci Alfred

Check out:

Les Boites de Top Models - "What's up Gisele?" - ah ha ha! and the top club is (Le) Titty Twister!



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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/673576 2014-04-06T08:44:51Z 2014-04-06T08:49:32Z Movies - Luc Besson - Scarlett Johansson "Lucy"

From an alien femme fatale to a lady with a super brain, Scarlett Johansson is in the weird and wonderful.

No reviews yet.

Just watch the trailer, and Luc Bresson is so good...


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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/673539 2014-04-06T04:25:37Z 2014-04-06T04:25:38Z Movies - One to Watch: Under the Skin

'Scarlett Johansson as an extraterrestrial femme fatale cruising the streets of Glasgow in Jonathan Glazer’s cerebral sci-fi horror fantasy “Under the Skin” is an indelible personification of predatory allure.'

'...it is as if the voice of Samantha — the operating system Ms. Johansson voiced in “Her” — has taken human form. But instead of a seemingly empathetic cyberfriend, she turns out to be a heartless humanoid temptress from outer space.'

From the New York Times Review by Stephen Holden


A Much Darker Hitchhiker's Guide - Scarlett Johansson as a Deadly Alien in ‘Under the Skin’


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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/669942 2014-03-31T03:49:31Z 2014-03-31T03:49:31Z IMF Zimbabwe Statement.

"Achieving Zimbabwe's fuller growth potential over the medium term depends on pursuing strong macroeconomic policies, including by building up fiscal and external buffers and increasing budgetary resources going to non-personnel related spending, and implementing structural reforms to foster investment, improve the business climate, and strengthen governance and institutions, including by increasing the transparency of the minerals regime."

From the Statement At the Conclusion of an IMF Mission On Zimbabwe

Press Release No. 14/135 (dated) March 27, 2014

(Italics and emphasis are the authors)

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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/667755 2014-03-26T08:37:43Z 2014-03-26T08:37:43Z No Boobs You Lose - Page3.com Traffic Down 90% in a Year.

The chart below shows what happens when a popular site moves behind a paywall. 

Admittedly, in web terms, this would be classified as an 'adult' site, even if just about all Brits of whatever age have access to the famous Page 3 by picking up and opening The Sun newspaper.

The site went behind a pay wall in August 2013.

Stats via trafficestimate

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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/666735 2014-03-23T00:19:22Z 2014-03-23T00:19:22Z Movies: More Hunger Less Games - Divergent

'Women warriors are on the rise again in American movies, and so, too, are hopes that they’ll be able to strike where it counts: in the industry’s executive suites.

Some of this faith can be traced, irrationally or exuberantly, to “The Hunger Games.”'

'There is a crucial difference: While Katniss Everdeen doesn’t make much room for romance in “The Hunger Games” (she has a revolution to lead), Tris Prior spends a whole lot of time wondering why her instructor pays attention to her.'

From the New York Times review:

This Dystopia Has Some Smooches. In 'Divergent,' Jolted Awake by Fear and Romance

by Mahohla Dargis

 

A Reason to watch?



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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/666733 2014-03-23T00:06:30Z 2014-03-23T00:06:30Z One to Watch: Just a Sigh "Le temps de l'aventure".

"Alix lives sloppily. She leaves her cellphone charger in Calais; her credit cards don’t work for lack of funds; and she carries almost no cash. On the train from Calais to Paris for an audition, she makes eye contact with an older, English-speaking stranger (Gabriel Byrne), whose name, Douglas, isn’t revealed until the end of the film. "

From the New York Times review by Stephen Holden


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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/666604 2014-03-22T08:58:57Z 2014-03-22T08:58:58Z Dire in the Drive.

They sang and jived in the ice rink in the city by the lake. We watched and lived the songs of old London town where the Calvinists used to reign.

She said how much they moved to the rhythm of the night, and La Bise blew down from the mountains that reflected streets and cars of the city by the lake.

He drove down the Les Quays and watched the waters flow into the river that swept past, out of the machine and into the night.

Which way does she go, that dancer in the crowd. Which way did he leave, that writer’s child sitting by the lake, and living in the room.

In the hotel where the bridge can be seen.

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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/664328 2014-03-16T05:24:39Z 2014-03-16T05:24:39Z John Lennon 'In His Own Write'

'Nobody had imagined, in 1964, that Lennon had anything as bizarre as In His Own Write up his sleeve. The early songs of The Beatles, mostly written on the hoof to meet tight deadlines, showed little signs of lyrical sophistication compared to the musical audacity and technical accomplishment with which they were delivered. Young boys and girls fell in and out of love, held each other, missed each other, got back together again. But Lennon’s imaginative world was already inhabiting a more curious space.'

From John Lennon as writer and artist by Peter Aspden in the Weekend FT Life and Arts

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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/664081 2014-03-15T06:27:08Z 2014-03-15T06:27:08Z Movies - One to Watch: On My Way or Elle s'en va.

"'The gently fatalistic motto of “On My Way” comes down to three little words: “Live your life.”'

So concludes the New York Times critic of the film by Steven Holden, which is headed "A Tough Day Being French (She Needs a Cigarette) - Catherine Deneuve in 'On My Way', a French Road Movie".

An interesting critique of the film, whose original title is "Elle s'en va", which evokes a different sentiment than the banal 'On My Way'. The English title uses a change of gender and personal verb that does not carry the same weight as the French original.


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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/662108 2014-03-09T10:18:32Z 2014-03-09T10:18:32Z Movies - One to Watch: The Grand Budapest Hotel

'“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Mr. Anderson’s eighth feature, will delight his fans, but even those inclined to grumble that it’s just more of the same patented whimsy might want to look again.'

From the New York Times review:

'Wes Anderson’s ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Is a Complex Caper '

By A. O. Scott


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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/659872 2014-03-03T02:01:53Z 2014-03-03T02:01:54Z Movies - One to Watch (Again): Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

"There are no demons on display, just small, sad, ordinary people. The filmmakers rigorously tally the results of their sins, minor lapses made monstrous by the failure of love and the corruption of ambition. Simple, familiar desires — for money, sex, status, respect — end in murder."

From The New York Times NYT Critics pick by O.A. Scott



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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/649042 2014-02-02T02:22:16Z 2014-02-02T02:22:16Z Lady Elza Tome 2. La vente Coco Brown de Philippe Wurm et Jean Dufaux

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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/643887 2014-01-20T20:08:56Z 2014-01-20T20:08:57Z 10 myths about WW1 debunked From the BBC:

Much of what we think we know about the 1914-18 conflict is wrong, says historian Dan Snow.



Read more:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25776836

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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/643727 2014-01-20T11:06:58Z 2014-01-20T11:07:00Z Solar Power: Into the Sun and Out of The Earth
A long and very compelling analysis:

A solar powered death spiral for utilities and conventional power has already begun. Solar power is proving to be more disruptive, more quickly than anyone imagines. People think “Solar needs to get …

http://monetaryrealism.com/the-solar-powered-death-spiral-for-utilities-begins-in-hawaii/

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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/643476 2014-01-19T10:38:12Z 2014-01-19T10:38:14Z Jay Walkers and Cross Traffic.
This video was shot on April 14, 1906, four days before the San Francisco earthquake and fire, when this negative was nearly lost.

http://digg.com/video/what-san-francisco-sounded-like-just-before-its-gigantic-earthquake-in-1906

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Reminds me of India today, and hey it works!
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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/643473 2014-01-19T10:13:13Z 2014-01-19T10:13:13Z Aging in Japan - Better than you think.

"Twenty-five per cent of Japanese are over 65. But not only do they live longer, they work longer, stay healthier, care for their elderly better – and have found ways to pay for it"

From the Weekend FT Magazine

How Japan stood up to old age

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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/640969 2014-01-12T11:16:07Z 2014-01-12T11:16:07Z Rafa Nadal: Into the Aussie Open.

"...he lives with his parents in a wing of a home he bought for them on the sea, 10 minutes’ drive from where he was born. Fame and wealth have not devoured the man."

From Rafa Nadal by John Carlin, in the FT Weekend Magazine


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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/640242 2014-01-10T10:42:32Z 2014-01-10T10:42:33Z Et encore deux: à lire absolument....

No super hero's here...

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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/640238 2014-01-10T09:31:41Z 2014-01-10T09:31:41Z Three More - No Pin.

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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/640234 2014-01-10T09:19:53Z 2014-01-10T09:19:53Z Some Pin Pics - Bande dessinée

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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/634942 2013-12-27T05:04:11Z 2013-12-27T05:04:11Z First World War Facts.

I think we will be seeing many of these next year:

From slideshare

50 Facts on The First World War from Scott Addington
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tag:kimrampling.com,2013:Post/633096 2013-12-21T11:13:10Z 2013-12-21T11:13:11Z Lawsen's List - Top 10 Films of 2013

A thoroughly different best movies list, and one worth re-visting on stream or DVD.

From Vanity Fair's The Hollywood Blog

The Top 10 Films Of 2013: Richard Lawson's List
A selection:



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