Dance Off with the Star Wars Stars 2008

This is part of “Snig and Oopla’s Hyperspace Hoopla” during Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As an added bonus it’s an 80’s music special.

The video’s pretty odd anyway… then at 2m55secs Darth Vader appears through the sliding doors and absolutely nails the show.

At the end he tops it off with a “few words” about his win, then turns and nips off to interrogate Princess Leia, find a secret rebel base, and destroy Alderaan.

Originally via dead insect

Mapping your digital life online.

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There’s an interesting debate developing about how we manage our digital self. With the increase in social sites; think Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, Last.FM, Delicious, etc… your social map is probably growing faster than you think.

It raises interesting questions about privacy and who owns your data. Do you really want all your data aggregated by third parties, or do you prefer a centralised self.

Take the time to read some more:

http://www.loiclemeur.com/english/2008/03/my-social-map-i.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/03/mapping_our_lives_online.html

Where are the next round of classic TV Themes and Credits

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I ended up playing the theme tune to an classic kids cartoon in the office today, and a few of us chatted about how we loved all the old TV themes and great intros.

Listen:

[audio:Pigeon_Street_Theme.mp3]

On their official site i found this gem:

Benni Lees got in contact with PigeonStreet.com and gave us this information:

My real name is Marion and I wrote the music for Pigeon Street. I am a classically trained musician and in the seventies I had a rock band called Soulyard, in which I player the Bass. We had a sax player called Ruthie Smith who is now working as a psychotherapist, an American trumpeter called Jim Dvorak, a guitarist called Jonny Meringue (also American), a pianist called Laka Koc, a conga player called Linda Malone and a drummer called Nigel Watson. I live in Edinburgh and work as a pianist.

Now I am 53 years old with a fifteen year old son who is a singer and a daughter who plays the harp. They both loved pigeon street when they were little. My wish is for the world to be a peaceful place.

Obviously the media has changed dramatically in the past 20 years with the “End Credit Squeeze” now a regular part of a channels marketing weaponry.

I’ll leave Charlie Brooker to give you his view on the new end-device. Wonder what he makes of the theme to the new Knight Rider. “Shit” i hope.

This is from his excellent BBC Four show, Screenwipe.

Charlie Brooker – End Credit Squeeze

 

Classic TV Links

http://www.classickidstv.co.uk/

http://tv.cream.org/

 

I’ve set-up a Tumblr account. It’s a hellokinsella mini.

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I’m dumping stuff here that doesn’t warrant a full blog post, kinda like a scrapbook.I’m really into it. It’s quick and easy to set-up, you get a Bookmarklet… and you’re quickly posting.

I’ve also added it to the Blogroll, and you can check it out:
http://hellokinsella.tumblr.com/