Category Archives: English
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.”
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.
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”.
James Blake – Retrograde
Within Temptation – Paradise
The Dutch group Within Temptation (with branch colleagues like Nightwish, Tarja, Sirenia among others) is delivering a compact symphonic piece.
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
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 Frank Ocean or Kim Cesarion, check out Troye Sivan! What a great track this is!
Spotify: Troye Sivan – Touch
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!
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!