Old Finnish People With Things On Their Heads


I’m not feeling great. A viral thing and a lack of sleep due to said viral thing are conspiring to bring me down. At times like this, as a daily blogger (and having not yet daily blogged), one heads to one’s Pocket.

Here’s one of the things I found therein:

Says Lara Sanchez:

I’m Lara Sanchez, communications designer. I love traveling, yoga, paper crafts and lemurs. I am also addicted to milk.

Right. And then once we’d been introduced, this:

Photographers, Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen came up with something truly peculiar and special, in their photo series “Eyes As Big As Plates”. Their subjects are old, super serious and Finnish, all while wearing ridiculous “organic” head pieces and attire…need I say more?

Nope. I think we’re all done here.

See more OFPWTOTH by clicking through to Lara’s site here.

All that’s missing is any sort of explanation.

Dead Fish

I’m running behind. I wanted to have sunset pictures here for you today (proper ones), but we spent much longer on the beach today that any of us expected, and thus everything is running a couple (or more) hours late.

Meanwhile, I have got some Mavic photos up from the weekend: here.

Here’s one of my favourites…

The boy was frantically gesturing at something. But I had no idea what he was trying to point out. It was only when I flew overhead that it suddenly became clear what it was… 🙂

Quite Astonishing Sunset

Suiderstrand, this evening. Seriously (and I have given this some thought), the most amazing sunset I think I have ever seen.

This is the Instagram upload (but #nofilter, ok?) because I don’t have bandwidth and service to upload the “proper” pictures from out here in die bos.  I’ll tag a link to them when I get back to Cape Town, so come back tomorrow evening.

UPDATE: Here they are.

This evening, though?
Quite astonishing.

New Muse Song!

There’s new stuff from Muse? So why would I blog anything else today?

It’s called Dig Down, and the video is – once again – set in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic, digital world full of cyborgs and flickering monitors.

Remember Madness from their last album? Well, this is basically exactly the same song. The trouser-wobbling electronic bass is there, the Queen-esque theatrical guitars and vocals are there, Matt Bellamy’s imploring voice soaring over the lot of it. Not much progression here, to be honest.

Hmm. Jury’s out.

Show Me How To Live

Sad news this morning that rock musician Chris Cornell has died, aged 52. Cornell was lead singer of Soundgarden (think Black Hole Sun) and Audioslave (think Cochise).

Look, I’m not pretending that I was a die-hard fan, but I liked his stuff, I appreciated his talent, and I enjoyed his (somewhat restrained) set at My CokeFest in 2008.

But his – their – best work for me? This one:

Unapologetically heavy, unapologetically non-conformist, unapologetically unapologetic.
Even for destroying that beautiful Dodge Challenger.