Archive for the 'Music' Category


Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

The Guardian

George Michael (Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou). “Wham! singer who went on to a solo career and became Britain’s biggest pop star.”

Carrie Fisher “Actor who played Princess Leia in Star Wars was also known for her bristling intellect and writing that mixed candour, sweetness and wit.”

Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96. “Adams’ novel first published in 1972 became one of the bestselling children’s books of all time.”

Deutsche Welle in English

Iconic ‘Star Wars’ actress Carrie Fisher dies at the age of 60. “She had been hospitalized after suffering a heart attack during a flight from London to Los Angeles last week. Fans have turned to social media to express their condolences.”

Pop icon George Michael dies, aged 53. “The British pop star and former singer of Wham!, George Michael, has died at the age of 53, according to his publicist. The global superstar reportedly “passed away peacefully at home” in England.”

‘Watership Down’ author Richard Adams dies, aged 96. “The English novelist Richard Adams, whose most famous work was “Watership Down,” an adventure story about rabbits, has died. Other successes were “Shardik” and “The Plague Dogs.””

Deutsche Welle auf deutsch

US-Schauspielerin Carrie Fisher ist tot. “Als Prinzessin Leia in der legendären Kino-Saga “Star Wars” wurde sie berühmt. Jetzt starb die Schauspielerin Carrie Fisher im Alter von 60 Jahren an den Folgen eines schweren Herzinfarktes.”

Ex-Wham!-Sänger George Michael ist tot. “Der britische Popsänger wurde nur 53 Jahre alt. Mit “Last Christmas” landete George Michael einen Hit, der seit fast vier Jahrzehnten regelmäßig zu den Feiertagen ertönt. Jetzt starb er überraschend zu Weihnachten.”
Verflixtes Jahr 2016 – Jetzt ist auch noch George Michael gestorben. “Als ob das Jahr 2016 noch nicht genügend Legenden eingesammelt hat. Nun ist auch George Michael gestorben – mit gerade einmal 53 Jahren. Fans und Stars trauern weltweit um einen ganz Großen des Showbiz.”

Die Zeit

Carrie Fisher: Die ewige Prinzessin. “Carrie Fisher spielte in mehr als 40 Filmen mit und war eine sehr gute Autorin. Doch in Erinnerung bleibt sie vor allem mit einer Rolle: Prinzessin Leia aus “Star Wars”.” Von Dirk Peitz.

George Michael: Lieder eines besseren Lebens. “Der große britische Popmusiker George Michael ist mit nur 53 Jahren gestorben. Er kannte die hellsten und dunkelsten Momente und hat für alle Welt darüber gesungen.” Von Dirk Peitz.

A Quarter Century

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Deutsche Welle: Freddie Mercury: Long live (the) Queen.

“Freddie Mercury, lead singer of rock band Queen, died on November 24, 1991, of AIDS-related complications. He fought until the bitter end to keep recording his music, and 25 years later his music lives on.”

Deutsche Welle: Freddie Mercury: Rock-Ikone für die Ewigkeit.

“Der Sänger von Queen ist 1991 an Aids gestorben. Bis zum Schluss weigerte er sich, dieses Schicksal anzunehmen, lange hielt er die Krankheit geheim. Am 24. November jährt sich sein Todestag. Zum 25. Mal.”

Dancing water droplets in an air bubble inside a water bubble in space

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Smarter Every Day 160: The WALKING WATER Mystery (in SPACE and SLOW MOTION!). (YouTube, 12min)

Destin Sandlin explains why you often see water droplets dance or bounce on the surface of water instead of coalescence occurs.

This video features astronaut Don Pettit, who did a cool experiment in space: He attached a big water bubble to a speaker, then inserted an air bubble into it. When he played cello music (by Yo-Yo Ma) through the speaker, little water droplets would detach from the water and bounce around inside the air bubble. You can see it in the above video starting right here.

I know this is three years old, but I enjoyed watching it anyways

Friday, October 7th, 2016

BBC one: When Corden Met Barlow. (YouTube, 59 minutes, 1080 HD)

“A Documentary ‘When Corden Met Barlow’ aired on BBC One on May 5. The pair head off on a road trip and aim to discover the secrets of Gary’s 25-year career. Features interviews with Elton John, Robbie Williams and more.”

Also: Gary Barlow & James Corden – Pray @ Manchester Apollo. Complete with Take That dance moves.

The original song is from 1995.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

The Late Late Show with James Corden: Alanis Morissette Updates ‘Ironic’ Lyrics. (YouTube, 3min)