September, 2007


29
Sep 07

Pure 4×4 Rock n Roll

Path: mv.asterisco.pt!mvalente
From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Pure 4×4 Rock n Roll
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 07 21:40:21 GMT

Some underrated and forgotten bands from the 80s playing
plain melodic 4×4 rock n roll songs. Where did it all go?

Kingdom Come-Do You Like It
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE8dbjCrxQg

Tesla -Little Suzi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2pYCz6hI-I

House Of Lords – Love Don’t Lie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6zeuXI7GLE

Bad English – When I See You Smile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugTPZeo3Lps

Night Ranger – Sister Christian
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1FeEezee4s

— MV


29
Sep 07

Guitar Rig

Path: mv.asterisco.pt!mvalente
From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Guitar Rig
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 07 18:16:21 GMT

I gotta get me one of these:

http://www.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=guitarrig2&flash=9
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx-4DZpMauw

Thats prior and besides getting my old guitar back…

http://www.linster.net/gallery/sicho2/aae

And getting one of these toys to have fun with…

http://cgi.ebay.com/Double-Neck-6-String-Electric-4-String-Bass-Guitar-NEW_W0QQitemZ260164314408

— MV


29
Sep 07

Last Week

Path: mv.asterisco.pt!mvalente
From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Last Week
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 07 15:16:21 GMT

Well, it seems that there actually were some posts
during the previous week. But the spillover effect
really took its toll this past week.

http://mv.asterisco.pt/cat.cgi?Next%20Week

A single week out of office (practically) had as
its result a whole workload during this week and no
energy available for posting (compounded with three
aditional evenings taken over with the Police concert,
my niece coming over and the Founders Dinner)

The net results from 2 weeks ago:

PT pwns the Consilium
http://mv.asterisco.pt/Files/consilium1.jpg
http://mv.asterisco.pt/Files/consilium.mp4
http://mv.asterisco.pt/Files/consilium2.JPG
(spot the Wally)

Open Source and Open Standards at EGov conference
http://mv.asterisco.pt/Files/egov1.jpg
http://mv.asterisco.pt/Files/egov2.jpg

And the a posteriori linkage for last week:

Quake Wars: Enemy Territory demo is out
http://www.enemyterritory.com/

The Gom Jabbar becomes reality
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom_jabbar
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/technology/technology.html?in_article_id=482560

A CPU with self destruct op
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIPS-X

Google used to be called Backrub
http://backrub.c63.be/index.htm

“Software for your Head”, the latest wishlist adition
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Software-Your-Head-Jim-McCarthy/dp/0201604566/

— MV


22
Sep 07

Cult Horror Favourites

Path: mv.asterisco.pt!mvalente
From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Cult Horror Favourites
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 07 02:16:21 GMT

I’ve always been a horror movie/book fan, but more
so a few years back. I have a whole bunch of Stephen
Kink books and some cult DVDs (American Werewolf in
London anyone?) but its not like I actively search
or add to my wishlist this type of stuff.

But after a discussion a few days ago with some friends
about B series movies (like Atack of the Killer Tomatoes),
I was reminded of 2 items that I had to search for and
earmark for future acquisition.

The Groovie Ghoulies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groovie_Goolies

My favorite cartoons on Saturday TV, back in the
late 70s, early 80s. I was about 12 and the penchant
for geeky stuff already shown through.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny9nI0nOT4A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf7oQ3GMRnk

Killer Klowns from Outer Space
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killer_Klowns_from_Outer_Space
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095444/

A hilarious horror movie from the middle 80s. I remember
seeing it on TV and getting hooked both on the inane scenes
and the theme song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttvGz7rnjRE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su8gJ1IXOac

Instant wishlit aditions….

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Groovie-Goolies-Saturday-Mourning-Collection/dp/B000ILYYD0/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/203-9966369-1515959
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Killer-Klowns-Outer-Space-REGION/dp/B00005K3O4/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/203-9966369-1515959

— MV


22
Sep 07

Bridge of Spies

Path: mv.asterisco.pt!mvalente
From: mvale…@ruido-visual.pt (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Bridge of Spies
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 07 01:38:21 GMT

Its not often that you find an album with 5 hit singles
and 5 videoclips taken out of it. “Bridge of Spies” by
T’Pau is one of the few examples. With beautiful songs and
a redhead singing them, its a must.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_Of_Spies

These are the 5 videos:

T’pau – Heart and Soul
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJK7dMSd31k

T’pau – Bridge Of Spies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EARm7TkZj8

T’pau – Valentine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c9UwwhIkTM

T’Pau. China In Your Hand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvElWJJS6po

T’pau – I Will Be With You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99uh6WZRR0Y

Plus you also have the live promo for “Sex Talk”:

T’pau – Sex Talk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxbPotK9_pY

Its almost the complete album right there.
Oh, and guess what year it was released? You bet, 1987…

http://mv.asterisco.pt/cat.cgi?10%20plus%202%20Reasons%20Why%201987%20Was%20Best%20Year%20Ever%20in%20Music

— MV