Friday, May 22, 2009

NOVA / Car of the Future

No, not this:

Photo by ashman 88


The TV show on PBS. This episode is about looking for the car of the future.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Terminator Salvation

The new Terminator movie is out. I plan to see it this weekend.

Here's the Guns N' Roses video for T2 from 1991. At the end, Arnold meets the band. Analysis: "Waste of Ammo."



Here's a deleted scene from the new movie.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Science Fiction Music

Some songs and music videos have a definite Science Fiction theme to them. The obvious ones are from SF movies and TV shows. But there are other songs that will pop up from time to time.

Mr. Spaceman - The Byrds

From the sixties. Another way to take a trip: hitch a ride with a spaceman!
Hey, Mr. Spaceman
Won't you please take me along
I won't do anything wrong
Hey, Mr. Spaceman
Won't you please take me along for a ride.


Come Sail Away - Styx

Styx had a similar idea in the Seventies.
I thought that they were angels, but to my surprise
They climbed aboard their starship and headed for the skies.


Mr Roboto - Styx

In Science Fiction, it's always nice to have a few robots.


Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots - The Flaming Lips

Of course, in Science Fiction, you end up having to fight those evil robots.


If you want to hear more from The Flaming Lips, go to: www.wbr.com

‘39 - Queen

I love this song. It deals with the time dilation between people on Earth and people on a space ship traveling close to the speed of light. Time on the spaceship would slow down compared to time on Earth.
Don't you hear my call
Though you're many years away
Don't you hear me calling you
Write your letters in the sand
For the day I'll take your hand
In the land that our grand-children knew

The sad reunion of the spaceman and his wife, who is much older than him now.
Don't you hear my call
Though you're many years away
Don't you hear me calling you
All your letters in the sand
Cannot heal me like your hand
For my life, still ahead, pity me.


Queen & George Michael perform the song at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert: www.dailymotion.com

Flash Gordon - Queen

Queen also sang the title song for the 1980 movie Flash Gordon.


Radio Ga-Ga - Queen

A third Queen song. This video has scenes from the 1927 film Metropolis. Some lost scenes to the film have been discovered, and are planned to be restored. It would be cool to see the movie in its entirety.


You Got Lucky - Tom Petty

Not a SF song, but a video about a future like the Mad Max movies.


She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby

Mad Scientist: another good SF theme.


Venus and Mars - Paul McCartney & Wings

Venus and Mars are alright tonight.


Paul McCartney & Wings - Venus and Mars / Spirits of Ancient Egypt Uploaded by oliwiajackie

Threshold - The Steve Miller Band

This song has always sounded a little creepy to me. A UFO is searching for you, its searchlights scanning the area. Will they catch you?


The Steve Miller Band-Threshold/Jet Air Liner
Uploaded by onlythemusik

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Primer

Primer (2004) is a 2004 independent film. It has no special effects, per se, but the plot does not require them. It's a Science Fiction movie about inventors discovering Time Travel, and what they do with it.

I found it a little hard to follow, so you might look it up on wikipedia to help understand it.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Video Games

I don't want to go to work today. I just want to play video games.



The band has a website at: http://www.blackoutband.com

Friday, May 15, 2009

No Meetings Today; It's Too Nice Out


There once was a woman named Penny
Who cancelled meetings aplenty.

Other meetings was her plan,
But she got such a nice tan,

She could not have attended too many!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

The top 100 songs of 1985

Remember the eighties? The clothes, the movies, the music. The next two Star Wars movies came out, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Also Beverly Hills Cop and Desperately Seeking Susan. Miami Vice was on TV, and also Family Ties.

Here's the top 100 songs from 1985. I got the list from: http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1985.htm.

For more top 100 lists I have on my blog, go to:
www.chaosgone.blogspot.com.

Here are the songs.

1 - 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
51 - 60
61 - 70
71 - 80
81 - 90
91 - 100

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

VHS Tape Storage Drive

Not very useful, but kind of fun to watch in action.

From: abbtech

There is lots of technology that gets replaced and finds itself with no place to go other than the landfill. This is my effort to keep at least one VHS tape out of the landfill by making a strange project with it.

www.hackedgadgets.com

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Happy Day


Photo by Ana Santos

Spring is here, and brings the sun,
Time to have a little fun.

Jump in the grass, smile and wave,
And enjoy your happy day!

It may rain, but that is fine,
Summer will come just in time.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Monopoly

Why would you play a board game as a video game? Well, at least you don’t have to put all the pieces away when you’re done!

From: roosterteeth



Saturday, May 02, 2009

Friday, May 01, 2009

1985: 1 - 10

1. Careless Whisper, Wham!



2. Like A Virgin, Madonna



3. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Wham!

They also had the hit Last Christmas.



4. I Want To Know What Love Is, Foreigner



5. I Feel For You, Chaka Khan



6. Out Of Touch, Daryl Hall and John Oates



7. Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Tears For Fears



8. Money For Nothing, Dire Straits



9. Crazy For You, Madonna



10. Take On Me, A-Ha



1 - 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
51 - 60
61 - 70
71 - 80
81 - 90
91 - 100

1985: 11 - 20

11. Everytime You Go Away, Paul Young



12. Easy Lover, Phil Collins and Philip Bailey



13. Can't Fight This Feeling, REO Speedwagon



14. We Built This City, Starship

And here's a video from 2002 of Starship recording their Greatest hits: www.dailymotion.com



15. The Power Of Love, Huey Lewis and The News



16. Don't You (Forget About Me), Simple Minds



17. Cherish, Kool and The Gang

The Association had a hit song of the same name (but not the same song) in the sixties: www.dailymotion.com



18. St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion), John Parr



19. The Heat Is On, Glenn Frey

Here's the opening chase scene from Beverly Hills Cop: www.youtube.com



20. We Are The World, U.S.A. For Africa



1 - 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
51 - 60
61 - 70
71 - 80
81 - 90
91 - 100

1985: 21 - 30

21. Shout, Tears For Fears



22. Part-Time Lover, Stevie Wonder



23. Saving All My Love For You, Whitney Houston



24. Heaven, Bryan Adams



25. Everything She Wants, Wham!



26. Cool It Now, New Edition


Cool It Now
Uploaded by ice1906


27. Miami Vice Theme, Jan Hammer



28. Lover Boy, Billy Ocean

In 1976, he sang Love Really Hurts Without You.



29. Lover Girl, Teena Marie



30. You Belong To The City, Glenn Frey



1 - 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
51 - 60
61 - 70
71 - 80
81 - 90
91 - 100

1985: 31 - 40

31. Oh Sheila, Ready For The World



32. Rhythm Of The Night, Debarge



33. One More Night, Phil Collins



34. Sea Of Love, The Honeydrippers


The Honeydrippers (feat. Robert Plant) - Sea of Love

35. A View To A Kill, Duran Duran



36. The Wild Boys, Duran Duran



37. You're The Inspiration, Chicago



38. Neutron Dance, The Pointer Sisters



39. We Belong, Pat Benatar

Here's an anime video to the song: www.dailymotion.com



40. Nightshift, The Commodores

Quarterflash also had a hit with a song of the same name: www.youtube.com



1 - 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
51 - 60
61 - 70
71 - 80
81 - 90
91 - 100

1985: 41 - 50

41. Things Can Only Get Better, Howard Jones



42. All I Need, Jack Wagner



43. Freeway Of Love, Aretha Franklin



44. Never Surrender, Corey Hart

He also had the hit song Sunglasses at Night.



45. Sussudio, Phil Collins



46. Strut, Sheena Easton



47. You Give Good Love, Whitney Houston



48. The Search Is Over, Survivor



49. Missing You, Diana Ross

John Waite had a hit song with the same name: www.dailymotion.com



50. Separate Lives, Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin



1 - 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
51 - 60
61 - 70
71 - 80
81 - 90
91 - 100

1985: 51 - 60

51. Raspberry Beret, Prince and The Revolution

raspberry beret


52. Suddenly, Billy Ocean



53. The Boys Of Summer, Don Henley



54. One Night In Bangkok, Murray Head



55. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free, Sting



56. Obsession, Animotion



57. We Don't Need Another Hero, Tina Turner



58. Material Girl, Madonna

The anime version: www.dailymotion.com



59. Better Be Good To Me, Tina Turner



60. Head Over Heels, Tears For Fears



1 - 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
51 - 60
61 - 70
71 - 80
81 - 90
91 - 100

1985: 61 - 70

61. Axel F, Harold Faltermeyer

Here's Axel F by Crazy Frog: www.dailymotion.com

Axel F. - Harold Faltermeyer (HQ Audio)



62. Smooth Operator, Sade



63. In My House, Mary Jane Girls

<a href="null" target="_blank">Mary Jane Girls - In My House</a>

64. Don't Lose My Number, Phil Collins



65. All Through The Night, Cyndi Lauper



66. Run To You, Bryan Adams



67. Glory Days, Bruce Springsteen



68. Voices Carry, 'Til Tuesday



69. Misled, Kool and The Gang



70. Would I Lie To You?, The Eurythmics



1 - 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
51 - 60
61 - 70
71 - 80
81 - 90
91 - 100

1985: 71 - 80

71. Be Near Me, ABC



72. No More Lonely Nights, Paul McCartney



73. I Can't Hold Back, Survivor



74. Summer Of '69, Bryan Adams

You can watch the music video at www.spike.com and www.youtube.com.



75. Walking On Sunshine, Katrina and The Waves



76. Freedom, Wham!

And a few years later, George Michael had another "Freedom" song: www.dailymotion.com



77. Too Late For Goodbyes, Julian Lennon



78. Valotte, Julian Lennon



79. Some Like It Hot, Power Station



80. Solid, Ashford and Simpson



1 - 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
51 - 60
61 - 70
71 - 80
81 - 90
91 - 100

1985: 81 - 90

81. Angel, Madonna



82. I'm On Fire, Bruce Springsteen



83. Method Of Modern Love, Daryl Hall and John Oates



84. Lay Your Hands On Me, The Thompson Twins



85. Who's Holding Donna Now, Debarge



86. Lonely Ol' Night, John Cougar Mellencamp



87. What About Love, Heart



88. California Girls, David Lee Roth



89. Fresh, Kool and The Gang



90. Do What You Do, Jermaine Jackson



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11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
51 - 60
61 - 70
71 - 80
81 - 90
91 - 100