The Week Ahead – Little Adjustments

Time to say, I have had to carry on with the adjustments but so far so good. Views are looking good, and people are finding my stuff interesting – be it playlists to get people into new music to the TV News of shows to watch out for. I am happy with it. Only thing is comments but that comes with growth. – So far so good.

Blog News

Schedule slightly changed to prepare for the next stage of development.

Mondays – TWA – The Week Ahead

Tuesdays – TV – TV News

Wednesdays and Thursdays – Features

Friday – Weekend Soundtrack

Saturday – Gaming Content

Sunday – VOTW

 

Both Sporting Weekend and TWB are to be put on hiatus to be retooled for the new English football league for separate reasons.

I am now looking for that next big idea to come into my head, both for fun factor and for just stepping this up. Now I have more on my plate, its key to make sure things are running smoothly.

 

Right, here’s to a good week.

 

Dresdenfalls Signing Off….

TWB – Begins of New Ventures.

I have had a fun week. Writing has become fun, now I have stepped up to a bigger platform – time to start spreading the name out.

I, on this blog talk allot in the first person. Now I have to admit transferring to a third person article took a few attempts (3 drafts) but it was fun making it flow and ebb.

More details in the TWA in 2 Weeks. Will not be sharing until they are ready.

Plans to come to the forefront in other things as well.

 

What does that mean for this site?

More  freedom within a smaller time constraint. But thats the fun of it.  I tend not to go through some of stuff I write editorially and just see if it gets picked up . if not – take an edited eye to it and see if it works next week.  It’s all trial and error.

I have to say I have enjoyed this journey in defining me creatively more than anything and loved the content that the other wordpress sites I subscribe to and the new stuff I see on a weekly basis.  (I get 11 emails with weekly content updates from different sites).

 

Well – For the moment – TWB will be on Hiatus – it may come back to update but I may adapt it to get you all looking at other stuff – I don’t know at this point.

 

Challenge yourself to better every article – That is my aim – That is my Goal….

 

 

Gaming Thought – Just One More Turn

One thing I have found through my gaming adventures in the time loss concept that is “Just One More Turn”.

I  play strategy games and develop that Civilization mindset- The overall game is turn based, the individual game length can be 12 hours on one play through.  I spent time developing my civilization strategy and set targets with what to do next:

“tonight I aim to get to guns or aim to just get that one more city built.”

- Not quite there, just one more turn that can last 20 mins in the end game scenarios.

 

I think of it as what was and still is the book version – “Just one more chapter before bed”.

What is your time wasting element?- that makes your day fly.

 

Dresdenfalls Signing Off….

 

Weekend Soundtrack – Live and Relatively Unknown

I look at tons of content to see what is out there, and allot of mainstream bands hog the limelight. It bugs me at time content is as diverse as possible. Most radio stations pick specific styles and what brings in the viewers – making money.

This weekend I thought I would look  at a more diverse range. This playlist is based entirely upon “The Line of Best Fit” YouTube Channel which picks up this gap in the market. The relatively unknown or not mainstream, and gives them a “Best Fit Session” (Generally Acoustic). I picked 5 different artists that deserve a look at. (I know some will know these, this is from a UK perspective).

Playlist – Weekend S. – Live and R. Unknown.

 

Neon Jungle – Trouble

The Acoustic version of a track known but its a good acoustic version. The harmonies and the diverse range vocally is good to her from this girl band.

Definitely aiming to the teenage / nightclub audience but I have to say it is extremely catchy.

Kimbra – Settle Down

Female vocalist, generally does not need a band, she does it all herself. Throughout the video the camera focuses on the mic and her fingers on her Ipad, this helps her develop her complex levels of audio.

You got to love the sparky trousers. lol.

Veronica Falls – Come on Over

A bit of set up but it starts quick.

A vocal laying similar to Neon Jungle but a different style of music.  A blend of blokes and ladies, the sound of the guitars I think hinders it a bit but I enjoyed it still.

Sin Fang – Look at the Light

Picked just for the name, weird. Single male vocalist backed by his piano playing. Very gentle at the start, nice and relaxing.  Shouting too close to the mic – hurt my ears a bit.

Sansa – Know Too Well

A female sololist – Guitar playing to back up her singing. Doing it in a echooooooooy room.  Very gentle and soulful.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed looking at 5 acts from the “Line of Best Fit” channel. For more information on what they do – Go to http://www.thelineofbestfit.com

Dresdenfalls Signing Off….

 

 

 

World Film – Oceania – Romeo and Juliet

romeo and juliet

 

Details

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes and John Leguizamo

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Year: 1996

Genre: Romantic Drama

Plot: “Shakespeare’s famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.” – IMDb

Why?

A film directed by Baz Luhrmann a creative talent that spawned several other films that were worked upon in Australia as well including Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby and Australia.

A good change a pace with a great retelling of an old story.  A young Leonardo and a young Clare Danes as well, I had completely forgotten Clare Danes was Juliet.

A good retelling with bags full of violence, laughter and romance.

(Full review to come later in the year)

Related

  • Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
  • Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead (1995)
  • The Burning Plain (2008)

 

Dresdenfalls Signing Off….

World Film – Oceania – LOTR Trilogy

tlotrfellow

Details

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom.

Director: Peter Jackson

Year: (2001 -  2003)

Genre:  Fantasy Action Adventure

Plot:

“Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power – the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring – the ring that rules them all – which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.

In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.”

- Amazon UK  (Book Plot)

Why?

In a countdown of the best cultural thing film wise to hit Oceania would have to be the movie franchise of “The Lord of the Rings”, the way it utilized the landscape of New Zealand and what it did for the work force and how people viewed New Zealand.  At the time Harry Potter had just started and for several years you could plot the years by the films of both. Later on after both finished – Action/Adventure films are trying to find that format of yearly content. Marvel seems to have taken that format further but it shows what the impact the films of TLOTR have done.

The films are great to watch over a week so if you still have not watched them – next week off you get watch them. Most of the actors in the films were in their prime and only a few are still in and around the high level films. – Which is not a bad/good thing… All talented.

 

Related

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • The Mummy (1999)
  • Hellboy (2004)

 

 

Dresdenfalls Signing Off….