U Can’t Touch This

Reading Time: 1 minute I was down in the local Blockbuster and staring out from one of the DVD covers in his Cazal glasses and sequined aladdin pants was MC Hammer – that late 80’s rap icon. Or rather a look a like actor. It seems the pop rap star has been the subject of a ‘true life’ film. […]

Dial R for Scandal

Reading Time: 1 minute A couple of news stories that I wanted to share with you. First in this edition of Good Morning Silicon Valley, RIAA accounting figures are shown to be partly responsible for decling music sales figures. Basically this has to do with the way the RIAA measures a sale, modernisation in music retailing for JIT (just-in-time) […]

Blogging & Mesh

Reading Time: 2 minutes No not some sort of record of a fetish of fishnet tights, but the two main subjects for this entry. First off, a bit of history. The first film based on a weblog is in the pipeline. Many of you may have read in the news last year about Salam Pax, apparently someone blogging in […]

European Elections: All about bread and circuses?

Reading Time: 1 minute With European elections nearly upon us once again pundits are siting a new low in voter apathy. In addition, opinion polls in the UK show that many UK voters don’t even want to be in Europe. No one has asked them where else they would like to be? In sharp contrast to this voter apathy […]

Blind man’s tap dance/slice-and-dice epic and other fun stuff

Reading Time: 2 minutes I went to see Zatoichi over the weekend. It is a modern Japanese interpretation of a a series within the Japanese Chambara tradition of films. Zatoichi is similar to the ‘One Armed Swordsman’ of Hong Kong cinema or Django in the spaghetti western genre. The new version of Zatoichi is much more than an action […]