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All about the burgers

Some inspiration for my burger documentary.

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Unnecessary details

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Some things

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Happiness is a hamburger

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We’re all mad here

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Darkness has come

Darkness has come, and with it, all the creatures of the night.  The vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the mutants of Hell now walk the Earth.  Most of humanity trembles in fear, but not you, brave warrior.  You know the end is not near so long as you draw breath.  Now go watch these two trailers so that you might know your enemies!

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For your ears

What I’ve been listening to

My clear favourite on the list is Hate My Life, by Theory of a Deadman

How about you, what’s been on your playlist this week?

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For your ears

Katalina Kicks – Guns

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Link Love

How to Filter and Purify Water

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Don’t worry

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My trusty Five Fingers

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I’ve been wondering this for years

Finally science has come through, well kind of. Watch as AsapScience explains.

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Have you ever wondered why Americans and Brits spell English differently?

When people ask me how many languages I speak, I tell them two – English and American.  I know, bad joke.  Anyway, watch this video as Arika Okrent explains why Brits and Yanks spell words differently.

 

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Drawings

I’m more than what you think

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Books

Philosophy For Life

My thoughts on Philosophy for Life, by Jules Evans

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On the threshold I strip

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Listen carefully

Skwerl is an amazing short by London filmmaking duo Brian and Karl. Filmed in 2011, Skwerl was Brian and Karl’s first film. It features a couple having what sounds at first like a normal conversation in English…

But it isn’t. It’s a brief experience of what English sounds like to non-English speakers and the dissonance it creates as you try to pick out words is a little unsettling.

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Music

I hate my life

This past week Spotify rolled out the Daily Mix. So in addition to the Discover Weekly (which I like very much), Spotify are now serving up a daily mix of songs based on your listening habits.

Tapping into your own history of albums and tracks that you have listened to on the platform, Daily Mix brings together a selection of these alongside a few new things to create long, “bottomless” playlists of music to keep you listening. – TechCrunch

Well on Thursday, I was in the middle of blasting my hamstrings on the leg curl machine and this tune by the Theory of a Deadman came on:

Hate My Life

The song tickled me so much, I had to stop lifting. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t really hate my life, but I could totally empathise with Tyler Connolly.

I mean just check out these lyrics:

So sick of the hobos always begging for change
I don’t like how I gotta work and
They just sit around and get paid

Homelessness ain’t no joke. But there are few characters out there (I know some of them) who are totally gaming the system and making out like out like fat rats.

I hate all of the people who can’t drive their cars.
Bitch you better get outta the way
Before I start falling apart

Heck just this past week I nearly got run, bumped, scraped at least least 5 times while driving into Leamington Spa. It was like something was in the air giving people the case of the dumb driving shakes.

I hate how my wife is always up my ass
She always wants to buy brand new things
But I don’t have the cash.

I’ll plead the 5th on this verse, in case my wife reads this!

I hate my job, all of my rich friends
I hate everyone to the bitter end.
Nothing turns out right
There’s no end in sight
I hate my life!

How come I never get laid nice guys always lose.
How could she have another headache
There’s always some kind of excuse
I still hate my job, my boss is a dick
“I don’t get paid nearly enough
To put up with all of your shit”

I hate my job, all of my rich friends
I hate everyone to the bitter end.
Nothing turns out right
There’s no end in sight
I hate my life!

Ok, I don’t have a job. I left that path a long time ago. But, I left full time employment, well because, I hated my job!

I hate that I can’t tell when a girl’s underage,
You know, I tell her she’s a nice piece of ass,
Then her daddy punches me in the face

So if you’re pissed like me
Bitches, here’s what you gotta do
Put your middle fingers up in the air
Go on and say “Fuck you!”

I hate my job, all of my rich friends
I hate everyone to the bitter end.
Nothing turns out right
There’s no end in sight
I hate my life!

So much at stake, can’t catch a break
I hate my life
No, it’s nothing new hear “it sucks to be you”
I fuckin hate my life

If you’re hating your job and and your life right now, go ahead and pop this puppy in your player and turn it up loud. It’s sure to make you chuckle and feel a little better.

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A southern soul searcher, a northern agitator and the girl from outer space

Meet Katalina Kicks, an awesome 3-piece rock band out of London.  I say London, but actually London is just the city that drew them together, hence the title – a southern soul searcher, a northern agitator and the girl from outer space (well, Brazil to be exact).

I love these guys.  I first heard them play at the All About the Music battle of the bands competition in Leamington Spa, an event organised by a friend of mine – Dermot O’Flynn.

And then on Friday, I saw them play at the Musicians Against Homelessness event at the Zephyr Lounge in Leamington Spa:

(note: excuse the wonkiness of this Periscope video.  I don’t use it very often, so it took me a couple of seconds to get orientated)

If you were wondering about the name of the song in the intro video, it’s called “Guns”.  It’s a fabulous song and one with a strong message.  Have a listen:

Here is Katalina Kicks at the Musicians Against Homelessness gig:

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Katalina Kicks are: Ian George (vocals/guitar), Nadia Silverstone (bass/backing vox), Jase Wilkinson (drums/backing vox)

You can check out the full set of photos here.

Before I sign off from this post have a listen to another one of my favourite Katalina Kicks track:

And finally head on over to their website and checkout some of their other tunes and videos. Let me know which is your favourite track.

Peace,
Clay

P.S.  I know folks don’t buy music anymore, but why not help an independent band out and for far less than a cup of coffee:

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