Wednesday, August 28, 2013


No time for chit chat today folks......(I'll explain why on FRIDAY) here are my top 5 things you hafta check out this week!!!

1.) I wanted to post this one LAST week....but I already had a song on WW131! So this week, it's a little Dolly...yes.......I am a Dolly Parton fan. Ever since I saw her in 9-5 as a 10 year old, I have thought that she was fantastic!!! Now check out this slowed down version......

It is moody and weird. I LOVE IT!!!!!
In that same vein....if you like are gonna wanna try this one.....
I am not a Springsteen this is enjoyable to me.......probably not for everyone though....
OK...moving on....

2.) This week I started watching the TV show Broadchurch (on Showcase). It is a classic whodunnit....but BRITISH!! Yes, another fabulous (if you can call a murder mystery fabulous) 8 part drama series which looks at how the murder of a boy - Danny Latimer - affects a small town. 

The main focus of the drama is the investigation into Danny's death lead by DI Hardy (David Tennant) and DS Ellie Miller (Oliva Colman), but other strands explored in the drama include the impact on Danny's immediate family, and how they cope and move on; the wider community in the town, and how they deal with the tragedy; the role of the church in such circumstances, and how people affected by the crime can look to faith; and also the role of the media - local and national - and how people deal with the kind of scrutiny a crime like this brings.

From the immediate family, and then radiating out, one by one the community of Broadchurch are drawn into the police enquiry, Local hoteliers and business people are implicated as the effects of a death in the community begins to impact on their hard-earned livelihoods. But can the town survive such a seismic shock during its economically crucial summer months? As the case drags on, the whole town will come under pressure: personal, economic, professional and emotional.

The casting is AH-MAH-ZING! The pace is a slow burn (but not glacial like 'the killing')
Oh those Brits!!! I just LOVE their 8 parters!! Check it out!!!

3.) ANOTHER reason to go to NYC right this MINUTE!!! The Whitney Museum of American Art has created a life-size, 3-dimensional recreation of edward hopper’s 'nighthawks' in the NYC landmark flatiron building!! The pop-up, cut-out style model is created by the in new york in celebration of their current exhibit, hopper drawing -- a show devoted to the painter’s process which includes some 200 previously unexhibited drawings on paper. 

The four protagonists from the iconic 1940s diner scene were scaled up to mimic human proportions and their arrangement around the wooden bar perfectly replicates hopper's original. the distinct architectural elements of the flatiron building -- in particular its reflection of the triangular site -- was an initial influence for the locale pictured in 'nighthawks'.

For those of you who don't know the original.....Edward hopper, nighthawks, 1942
oil on canvas, 33 1/8 × 60 in. (84.1 × 152.4 cm), The Art Institute of Chicago

I (HEART) NYC!!!!!!!!!!
4.) Ok...all you budding photographers - you're gonna LOVE this one.....this accessory will change your simple smartphone into a SUPER SMART camera!!!
Photos of sony's smartphone lens accessories are making rounds on the internet! I found this on Design Boom:

sources from sonyalpharumors have provided new information on specifications that show exactly how the so-called 'lens cameras' will work. both the leaked models ( DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100) will feature full frame sensors and resolution of up to 20.2 megapixels with carl zeiss lenses and bionz processors - the smaller of the two boasting 10x optical zoom with an 18MP sensor. the attachments will be controlled via android and iOS smartphones or tablets using wifi or NFC, magnetically connecting directly to the bottom and top of the device. the accessories will also support a shutter button, an SD card slot and a rechargeable battery pack. for more information on the leaked specs, see the illustration below.

COOL, HUH?????

5.) Gosh, I hate to do this, but.....if I had to see do you. Thanks to (and Cindy) I had to watch the repeat of Miley 'twerking'...this time on famous paintings. I am gonna reserve a judging statement here....and just give you a little taste - so you can judge for yourself!!! ;-)

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