June 18, 2012

Become Limitless With The HIGHER SELF - The ALL KNOWING Diary

Daniel Rechnitzer answers many of your questions.

More posts re "The All Knowing Diary" and UI Group can be found on this blog.
With thanks, and with permission from UI Group.



June 14, 2012

Starry Night - Vincent van Dominogh


Definitely creative, definitely ingenious.

This would require more patience than I could ever hope to accumulate in several lifetimes! 

Is it a waste of time? 

Frankly I think FlippyCat could be doing a a lot worse things, but you can decide for yourself.

Published on Jun 22, 2012 by
I recreated Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night" from just over 7,000 dominos.

The second attempt took about 11 hours total to build.

The first attempt failed, when I dropped a screw from the camera rig onto it. I was able to improve the swirling clouds better in the second attempt as a result though. I do not know how long the first attempt took, but I did not have any accidents building like I did in the second attempt!

There were 2 small breaks in the fall of this project. I did not complete the leading grey line and left out a domino which stopped the reaction in the bottom. The star that is left standing was very close to falling, but the first dominos held in place :(

Have you seen my Domona Lisa I made in 2007?


UPDATE: I counted the dominos, and there were 7067 used.

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Music used in this video is titled "Time Flux" by Revolution Voidhttp://revolutionvoid.com/

(The original track has been remixed to fit the setup sequence)

More about the original "Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh here.

H/T: My friend at AllMyFavs

June 08, 2012

Back In The USSR - Some Very Dedicated Beatles Fans!


Back in the Sixties and beyond, and in the West, it was very easy to be a Beatles fan. 
Not so in the former USSR.
We could go to concerts, buy records, buy memorabilia and fan magazines, and see their movies without any fear of repercussions.
Although I was not allowed to go and see the Beatles when they toured here I did everything else any self-respecting Beatles fan would do. 
And many years later I got to see George Harrison when we happened to be on the same plane. Big thrill for me!

The fans in this movie are amazing. Nothing was too much trouble to enable them to listen to the Beatles. And they displayed a lot of lateral thinking.
They risked expulsion from university and the prospect of going to prison as well. 

Not to mention having to be on the look-out for the KGB whenever they went to the black market.
And they are still fans, as am I, and the Beatles are still popular over there.

It must have been incredible for them to see Paul McCartney when he did his concerts in Red Square and Kiev.
And what a pity John Lennon and George Harrison never lived to see how much they were appreciated in the former Soviet Union.
I hope we are never put in a situation like these fans were back then.

Joni Mitchell was right:

"Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot”
I think we were extremely lucky! 

There is more about the Beatles on this blog and can be found with the search function including these.

More on The Beatles in no particular order:

Lost Beatles US Concert Movie Blocked From Release

The Three Lennon-McCartney Hits That Went to No. 1 Without Lennon or McCartney 

The British Invasion Of The 1960's

The Who Release First Song In 8 Years: Be Lucky 

John Lennon Born 75 Years Ago Today  

John Lennon's Long-Lost Gibson J-160E Guitar Sells for Record $2.4 Million

George Harrison's Catalogue Is Now Streaming   

Ringo Starr Reflects On His 35 Year Marriage

George Harrison: Tribute GeorgeFest Is Coming

Unseen Beatles Footage Released

Celebrating The Beatles' Revolver 50 Years On

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years

The Beatles 'Love' And Cirque du Soleil

Long Lost Live Beatles Exhumed!
Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles; It was 50 years ago today ... 

Celebrating George Harrison

June 05, 2012

Jon English - Jesus Christ Superstar - Heaven On Their Minds & Superstar - Updated



Note: If you cannot watch the videos on this blog – try this

I have a few songs featuring Jon English on my blog: use the search function to find them.
I have been a fan of Jon's since I saw "Jesus Christ Superstar" on stage.

I think it is interesting that over the years one can get a good grasp of what people have achieved in their lives, and the older you get, the more you see, the more you hear, the more you understand,,, you can look back with a totally different perspective!

Jon was perfectly cast in the role of Judas and consequently had enormous and well-deserved success over the years.
So sad it is not available on CD, let alone DVD. We had to wait a few years for human ingenuity to come up with that technology.
I have the original vinyl album, program and libretto.
I converted the audio of Jon’s opening solo from the album so I put it to what I considered good use. 
Jon also does the solo of “Superstar” at the end but I know he has recorded this on the “English History” album and others, so it is not so hard to get.

I have posted the original version below.



Above: I have added some pictures from the original programs which I still have.

1972. MP3 Format.I have split the tracks.

Trevor White, Michelle Fawdon and Jon English cast as Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene and Judas Iscariot respectively.    








Marcia Hines, Jon English and Trevor White sing "Everything's Al Right" from the bootleg version.
"Everything's Alright" is from the original Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar staring Trevor White, Jon English, Marcia Hines and Reg Livermore. The track was recorded live at the Capital Theatre in Sydney 1973.

The live front of house mix used 103 microphones squeezed into a 20 channel mixer. It was recorded on 4 tracks only meaning the live mix had to be good because the balance could not be changed in post production. Paul Haines mixed the band and orchestra. Bob Semmens mixed the vocals. The track was later digitally re-mastered by Peter Chambers who was a cast member at the time."

Many thanks to Paul Haines for uploading this to You Tube!

The bootleg - live version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" is available here for downloading.

I am unsure that it is the original cast, however. I saw it in Melbourne in 1972 and Michelle Fawdon had the role of Mary Magdalene. 

Marcia Hines took that role in the 1973 Sydney production as far as I can tell.







Above - Video clip and some still shots of Jon singing “Heaven On Their Minds” live on “The Graham Kennedy Show”. You can download the audio from here.


Above: Jon English and Marcia Hines: "Jokers and Queens".
More information about "Jesus Christ Superstar" here.



Check out Jon English Rocks out.

Most pictures above are from my collection. 

Pictures below received via email from a friend. Source unknown.


Above: Gold record awarded for "Jesus Christ Superstar" Soundtrack.

Below and above: Some still shots I took from the rare footage of the stage show. 




Above picture credit: Sydney Archives.
Cilla Black sings "I don't Know How To Love Him".


Other songs by Jon English on this blog:
Jon English Sings "Waterloo".
Jon English Sings "Behind Blue Eyes".
The Australian Production Of "Hair" Changed The Theatre And The Nation

 G.Wayne Thomas - Morning Of The Earth And Open Up Your Heart

Deborah Jones: 10 highlights From The Australian Stage 

Marcia Hines and Russsell Crowe - a Brand New Single.Posted here.


It seems a documentary was filmed of this production, according to IMDB.
I doubt it is available anywhere at this stage. It was done by either Channel 9 or Channel 2.

Jesus Christ Superstar (1972)

TV Movie48 min.Documentary

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