Paperman – A short animated film

A short and sweet, charming Walt Disney animation which brings two characters together. At only 6 minutes long, this black and white animation is worth your time…

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Lost in YouTube: “Awesome Speech” by Kameron Slade

This week I ask you to put aside differences in opinion you may have and to admire the bravery that Kameron Slade has. This speech is so inspirational, he is only a 5th grader but has the understanding that we may expect adults to have. Help to share awareness and inspiration, pass this video on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gumC-x_V-NU

Lost in YouTube: “Way Back Home”

The words ‘DONT’T TRY THIS AT HOME’ are echoing in my mind as I type this thinking about today’s video.

If you haven’t heard of seen what Danny MacAskill can do on a bike then I urge you to watch this video of him on his journey ‘back home’. It’s absolutely fantastic and I like the fact that there are some older folks watching his dare-devil behaviour at the start.

There are many more videos of him, just this this one has been perfected and has particularly stunning moments, the parts I enjoy most include the flip of the wall at the start, the scenes at the beach location, the brief moment when he bounces off the side of a house wall and the sign that says “CYLISTS DISMOUNT” has been conveniantly ignored!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj6ho1-G6tw

Stay safe, stay smirt 🙂

Lost in YouTube – “Your Song”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xubavlo3CFk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9AFMVMl9qE 

This wasn’t the song I intended to link today; in fact I wasn’t going to share a song. But it was suggested, so here I have the original version as sung by Elton John and also the cover done by Ellie Goulding. It also seems appropriate that both artists are British after the recent celebrations due to the Diamond Jubilee, where I must add – Elton John performed.

Ellie Goulding does not share the same level of fame as Sir Elton John, many people would say “obviously”, but she has brought her own style to the song, giving the ballad a newer sound with her soft yet powerful voice. In ways she reminds of Diana Vickers.

When I listen to the song, to the lyrics, I think how the lyrics tell the story: it’s a simple story, a love story. What gets me thinking most is that the lyrics were written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin at such a young age. Although they were so young (I don’t remember how old exactly but I think they were in their early 20s) the song is popular with many age groups and people from different backgrounds – this song has been used in different occasions from on the Christmas advert for John Lewis to being played for Prince William and Kate at their wedding.