Happy July 4th for everybody in the USA and the north American diaspora.
Just a short independent animated film I found on Youtube that made me chuckle.
Originally posted on Andy Long Bass Player:
I heard the devastating news today that Chris Squire had passed away, just a short time after announcing that he had been suffering from leukemia.
I’ve been listening to Chris’s incredible, punchy bass lines since I bought my first two Yes albums around 1977. I was thirteen at the time and one of the boys in school wanted to sell these two LPs. They were ‘Time And A Word’ and ‘Tormato’. Two very different albums, neither of which would be thought of as classic Yes, but they started me on a journey which has continued ever since.
I first saw Yes live on 14th July 1984 at the NEC, Birmingham on the 9012live tour. A fantastic show that was opened by half an hour of Bugs Bunny cartoons on a big screen. I’ve seen them many times since then, in many forms, most recently on the three-album tour in…
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I’m not a gigantic Yes fan but I was both shocked and saddened to read of the passing of Yes bass player Chris Squire today (June 28th). He was without doubt a talented bassist and musician and a prog rock legend. RIP.
A channel for the films distributed by G kids on Vimeo. The films are all designated as appropriate for children and other sentient beings.
I’d just created an account with made fire for their excellent Motion Comic app when an offer from Smith Micro arrived for their similar product Motion Artist 1.3 at a much reduced price. I took the leap (it just happened to be payday today). I’ll let you know how I get on in due course.
To balance the last post, here’s Microsoft’s rundown of Windows 10:
I love the updates and improvements to the OSs I use but you have to wonder whether or not they are all necessary. I have no particular opinion about Apple’s forthcoming OS X El Capitan but here’s the lowdown from Apple: http://www.apple.com/osx/elcapitan-preview/
A Discovery Channel video programme about Quantum Physics that is sufficiently dumbed down for me to follow:
An old Brian Cox TED video that ends with beautiful quotes from Carl Sagan and Humphrey Davey: