Category Archives: English

Dad Sings Blackbird To His Dying Son

This may be one of the most touching videos I’ve seen in a while. A dad looses his wife due to C-surgery, and during the last days of the son’s life he keeps playing the guitar for his son.

Full description under the Youtube-clip.

“Chris Picco singing Blackbird to his son, Lennon James Picco, who was delivered by emergency C-section at 24 weeks when Chris’ wife Ashley unexpectedly and tragically passed away in her sleep. Lennon’s lack of movement and brain activity was a constant concern for the doctors and nurses at Loma Linda University Hospital, where he received the absolute best care available. During the pregnancy, Ashley would often feel Lennon moving to music so Chris asked if he could bring his guitar into the NICU and play for Lennon, which he did for several hours during the last days of Lennon’s precious life. One day after filming this, Lennon went to sleep in his daddy’s arms.”

Ello – Get An Invite For Free

So, have you tried Ello? The new Social Network that’s ad free and non-profit? They are using an Invite-only policy, so if you don’t want to wait, drop me a text/comment/line and I’ll send an invite to the first 5 persons.

About Ello:

“What is Ello?

Ello is a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers.

We originally built Ello as a private social network. Over time, so many people wanted to join Ello that we built a public version of Ello for everyone to use.

Ad-free
Ello doesn’t sell ads. Nor do we sell data about you to third parties.

Virtually every other social network is run by advertisers. Behind the scenes they employ armies of ad salesmen and data miners to record every move you make. Data about you is then auctioned off to advertisers and data brokers. You’re the product that’s being bought and sold.

Collecting and selling your personal data, reading your posts to your friends, and mapping your social connections for profit is both creepy and unethical. Under the guise of offering a “free” service, users pay a high price in intrusive advertising and lack of privacy.

We also think ads are tacky, that they insult our intelligence and that we’re better without them.

Read more about our no-ad policy here.

Ello is a PBC
On October 23, 2014 Ello became a USA Public Benefit Corporation, making it virtually impossible for Ello to ever sell ads or user data. Read more here.

Support Ello
Ello is completely free to use.”

4 Tracks – 4 Different Genres

If you find any of the songs interesting, I’ve opened up my public “starred folder” for those that are interested in more tips. Guess all genres are represented in that list so be prepared for many tracks you may not like. You’ll find the list here.
Synth
Simple Minds – Big Music

This is the title song from Simple Minds new album Big Music. Really really like the bombastic sound! Great comeback from a great band!

Atmospheric / Club / Lounge
Juventa, Erica Curran – Move Into The Light

For over a minute there is just a long upbeat instrumental intro followed by the whisperous voice of Erica Curran. Great for getting into that “evening-out-feeling”.

Soft
James Blake – Retrograde

Symphonic Hardrock
Within Temptation – Paradise

The Dutch group Within Temptation (with branch colleagues like Nightwish, Tarja, Sirenia among others) is delivering a compact symphonic piece.

Best Photos From National Geographic Photo Contest

Today I browsed the internet for some photo inspiration, and came across this National Geographic’s photo contest site, and talk about inspiration! Amazing photos!

Here are some of my favorites…


Photo by Hasan Baglar


Photo by Henrik Nilsson


Photo by Istvan Kerekes

For more photos from the same contest, click here

What A Great Classic – Peter Gabriel – Solsbury Hill

Yesterday I had an “old classic evening”, and stumbled over some great ones of Peter Gabriel. An amazing artist, with a standard that never goes below average, and this one is certainly WAY over average.

For Those That Like A Daily Stroll Down Memory Lane – Timehop

Timehop

Today I discovered a nice app that every day goes back in time on your social media time lines, and presents what you wrote on that specific day, Timehop. Not does it only connect to social media, but also your phone’s photo album, Instagram and a number of other services to present what you were thinking of.

A simple, but yet effective way of remember that special party, a vacation or any other special moment from the past.

What’s really interesting is to see how we (or at least I) have changed the way we write on our social media-platforms.

Check it out here http://timehop.com

A Man Start’s to Dance – Watch What Happens Next :)

In larger cities people get used to being “alone”, while we’re in public. But what would happen if someone broke that barrier, and started to dance? Great social experiment, and a video that suits perfect as a start of the week. Wouldn’t it be great if we started to notice each other, and one’s in a while shared some thoughts, on our way to work, school, shop and so on?

Hope you all have an inspirational week!

Music: Troye Sivan – Touch

For those that like Frank Ocean or Kim Cesarion, check out Troye Sivan! What a great track this is!

Spotify: Troye Sivan – Touch

Stockholm In October

When it comes to photography I’ve always been a “all or nothing-guy”. At times I spend hours after hours just to get better, but at other times there can be 2 months without using my “normal” camera, and at that time just settling with my iPhone or other smaller devices.

In autumn though, the feeling always gets me. The colors, the air and so in. Magic!

Yesterday I got up early to take some photos of Stockholm. The weather channel had promised a great morning, and it was right! Amazing.

Half of these images (the sunny ones) are without any post-processing (except lens correction), while the others are using a specifik preset that I’ve developed over the last months. The preset is based on a preset I downloaded from Trey Ratcliff. It’s a little bit superficial, but I like the atmosphere it brings to the photo.

Best wishes for a great ending of the weekend!

© Pedro Hansson - Stockholm - October Morning

© Pedro Hansson – Stockholm – October Morning

© Pedro Hansson - Stockholm - October Morning

© Pedro Hansson – Stockholm – October Morning

© Pedro Hansson - Stockholm - October Morning

© Pedro Hansson – Stockholm – October Morning

© Pedro Hansson - Stockholm - October Morning

© Pedro Hansson – Stockholm – October Morning

© Pedro Hansson - Stockholm - October Morning

© Pedro Hansson – Stockholm – October Morning

© Pedro Hansson - Stockholm - October Morning

© Pedro Hansson – Stockholm – October Morning

© Pedro Hansson - Stockholm - October Morning

© Pedro Hansson – Stockholm – October Morning

© Pedro Hansson - October - Sunny morning

© Pedro Hansson – October – Sunny morning

For Those That Need That Little Extra Monday Motivation

For those of you out there that needs that little extra motivation this Monday. Listen to Apollos Hester. No lack of energy there :)

What an awesome personality!

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