Archive for August, 2012

Watching the Olympics. A lot.

Monday, August 6th, 2012

london-2012-olympic-cauldron-thomas-heatherwick_10Okay, so I was wrong.  When I first thought about the Olympics, I imagined I’d catch some gymnastics, some tennis, and some diving.  And that’s it.  Well, that was before I discovered that not only is CTV streaming events live over the internet – they have about 20 live feeds going.  Simultaneously.  Which has kind of played havoc with my life, but just after the midway point, what a fantastic Games so far.  Here are some bits and bobs from the first 9 days:

  • Opening Ceremony: Rowan Atkinson popping up in “Chariots of Fire” was bloody fantastic.  But the design of the Olympic cauldron (and choosing young athletes to light it instead of some old codger), with individual petals representing each country, to be lit in a spiral fire that eventually  rose to one glorious flame, was mind-blowing.  Hands down, the most creative, innovative, and beautiful cauldron I’ve seen yet. (more…)

Escape from Gosselin Island and Trampire

Saturday, August 4th, 2012
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Popular Songs Video Remakes

Friday, August 3rd, 2012
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Earworm of the Day: Wide Awake by Katy Perry

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
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My youngest son loves to listen to the radio. This has actually been really good for me – without him I might be stuck in the ’80′s, listening to the same music I did back in college. The down side is that I often find myself haunted by the music we just listened to. This is my latest haunt. I’m lucky – the song bears up well under repeated hearings. And the video has some amazing imagery.

What music has been haunting you lately?

- Maggie AAR