Wednesday, September 26, 2007

You come in feeling as a caterpillar and go out as a butterfly.

Being a Femme Fatale means that you're killing the rest, starting with who you where before.

We make your friends envy you and your enemies hate you.

Yep, that's some mean art direction and some great copy writing. I like this a lot!


Kamitei Foundation

In one word 'brilliant'.


Monday, September 24, 2007

Copyright is censorship

We all learn from each other, and everything surrounding us we use, thus it's an influence. If I was to give credit to everything I say or do, to where it originated from. I wouldn't be able to say or do anything. That being said I would like to repeat the heading 'Copyright is censorship'. I feel that I, in actuality, don't own a thing. Yes it's in my house or whatever but what makes it mine? By 'human' law it's mine but in a philosophical sense it's just there. It doesn't have a conscious sense of what it is or where it's from and it doesn't have the ability to decide where to go. Those 'values' are given by us human to objects.

Why is copyright censorship? Imagine that somebody invented copyright while the cavemen ruled the world? What if Napoleon decided to claim copyrights over war? I feel that we, as humans, should have the chance to use each others knowledge more without the danger of being sued for copyright violations/infringements. Look at YouTube, a playground for video enthusiast, rip, mix and upload. In my eyes those are clips are honest expressions by the diverse internet community. Why do record labels want clips to be taken down? It's the best kind of advertising they can have. Excuse me for my rant but that's how I feel.

The real reason for this article is a article on another blog that showed how much the writers and directors use movies and tv-series as their influence. Click on this link for the comparisons.


Sunday, September 23, 2007

I wish I knew - The Derek Trucks Band

In about two and a half weeks I'll be flying over to London to see The Derek Trucks band and meet up with some people. One of the songs they play is a song composed Billy Taylor and later sang by Nina Simone. While I normally am not so focused on the lyrics these lyrics make you think about life.

I mean It's a beautiful protest song and not an angry one for the civil rights movement in 1950 of the U.S.A. But it's also something that we could all could find meaning in.

I wish I knew how it would feel to be free
I wish I could break all the chains holding me
I wish I could say all the things that I should say
say 'em loud, say 'em clear
for the whole round world to hear.

I wish I could share all the love that's in my heart
remove all the bars that keep us apart
I wish you could know what it means to be me
Then you'd see and agree
that every man should be free.

I wish I could give all I'm longing to give
I wish I could live like I'm longing to live
I wish that I could do all the things that I can do
though I'm way overdue I'd be starting anew.

Well I wish I could be like a bird in the sky
how sweet it would be if I found I could fly
Oh I'd soar to the sun and look down at the sea
and I'd sing cos I'd know that
and I'd sing cos I'd know that
and I'd sing cos I'd know that
I'd know how it feels to be free
I'd know how it feels to be free
I'd know how it feels to be free


He Loves To Fly And He D'oh's

Tonight season number nineteen starts of one of my favorite TV-shows The Simpsons. The espisode is called 'He Loves To Fly And He D'oh's' and here is the synopsis.

After Homer saves Mr. Burns from drowning in a mall fountain, Burns thanks him by taking him on a whirlwind trip to Chicago on his private plane. Homer is smitten with the luxury jet and all the perks that come with it, including flying with song legend Lionel Richie, who serenades him with a customized version of "Say You, Say Me." After returning home, Homer makes it his mission to find a job that offers him the chance to fly on a corporate jet and enlists a life coach, guest star Stephen Colbert, to help fulfill this dream.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Land of the free?

Well, look at this yourself. I guess freedom of speech is a difficult thing in U.S.A. Share your thoughts.

Here's some more footage

Sex Pistols comback!

It's seems that Johnny Rotten & Co haven't shot there load yet. I'm wondering if I should go. Meanwhile enjoy the clip!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Be Kind Rewind

If the trailer is just a hint on how funny this movie is going to be then it's going to be one hell of joyride. Enjoy!

Is this me?

Last friday we had a small party at work in honor of Ellen, she left us to work at one of the biggest insurance companies in the Netherlands. If I say 'Even Apeldoorn bellen' all the dutch people know who I'm talking about. Although it was a sad day I seemed to smile and someone got me good. This must be the first and only picture I've ever been happy about. Like most people I don't like the way I look in pictures but this one seem to be doing me good, lol. So I didn't want it to keep away from anyone.


Wow, great graphic design!


Friday, September 14, 2007

A dog never lets you down

'A dog never lets you down. Adopt one'
Nice, very clear, love the art direction.


Thursday, September 13, 2007

I'm an auditory learner

I did a test which told me that I'm right-brained. The test also showed that I'm an auditory learner. Read all about it below.

Auditory learners tend to focus on auditory stimuli — things that they hear — when learning new information. They probably get a lot out of lectures and are able to process speeches quickly and accurately. In fact, readings might not make as much sense to them until they've heard a supporting lecture to emphasize the written word and they're more likely to listen to a lecture first and then take notes once they've processed the information.

Auditory learners probably prefer to speak someone's phone number out loud to memorize it than bother with writing it on a piece of paper they're going to lose anyway. They remember things by repeating them and probably prefer hearing instructions instead of wading through a written set of rules and directions. Auditory learners are better at making their points through talking rather than writing. This isn't to say they don't ever rely on their eyes instead of their ears. Of course there are numerous instances, which call for them to do so. All this really means is that they're predisposed to learning through hearing. This in part is what makes most auditory learners strong communicators, adept at socializing and communicating in face-to-face situations.

About 30% of people are auditory learners.

What these differences mean for you?
As a predominantly auditory learner, you likely find aural stimuli much more compelling and comprehensible than visual stimuli. To varying degrees, visual learners tend to feel that if they can't hear it, then they won't be able to properly synthesize it. You might feel a tenuous hold on information that is not presented aurally. You might even attempt to turn visual information into a aural cue you can use by speaking a reading out loud or listening to yourself go over the directions. These are the safeguards you might subconsciously take to trigger your memory on the subject at hand.

The flip side is that you are likely to feel quite confident when information is presented to you aurally. In fact, you are likely to feel more capable of grasping higher-level concepts that are presented through verbal words or sounds than simpler concepts that are presented in written signs.

To varying degrees, auditory learners tend to feel that if they hear it, then it might as well have not happened — that's how shallowly the information is going to be processed if it is not presented in sound. On the other hand, when information is presented aurally, you probably find yourself having no problem remembering it. Provided you can always control how information is presented to you, this auditory dominance is not a problem. However, our lives are complex, varied, and not entirely under our control. Hence, it behooves us all to learn to learn in different ways if we hope to continue to achieve and succeed.

Auditory learning is your strong suit; view it as such, as opposed to the only way in which you can learn. Visual learning is not only another option, but it is often a necessary addition to one's cognitive landscape. Very often, there will simply not be adequate time or opportunity to have information recited to you, and instead you will have to work off of written notes or other visual cues. It is interesting to note once again that visual learners tend to be very good writers, while auditory learners tend to excel in spoken communication. If you feel you would like to broaden you auditory-based abilities, perhaps you could consider viewing the visual process as an auditory one. When you are reading something, try to hear the words being spoken — or even consider reading them aloud to yourself, if need be. If you can transform visual processes into auditory ones using similar, creative methods, then you will be able to transition your mind into a visual modality, and thereby, vastly broaden your horizons. From

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Mescalito, the new Ryan Bingham album

Okay, most musicians and their record labels use any excuse to generate a buzz around them. The 'honest card' has been played multiple times and most of the time the musicians never follow through. Because they are just not as genuine as they say they are. Because non of the song, they have written them selfs or they rather show up at award ceremonies and be popular. In this case it's not just music marketing mumbo jumbo, it's the real deal, no tricks, no cards being hold back.

The first time I heard some of his song I knew I had to buy his record Dead Horses. His second album 'Mescalito' is coming out this October, the 3rd of October to be exact. And though it sounds more produced and less raw then the other, I'm buying it again.

The making of Mescalito

I like his raw voice and simplistic approach to his songs. Not that these songs are simple of thoughts or simple music. But rather give him an acoustic guitar and an amp and I'm sure he could out perform many musician just with his songs and not virtuous guitar play. He's a songwriter of the old tradition. He's Ryan Bingham.

Monday, September 10, 2007

The truth about ugly?

I bumped onto a great article on the blog of Creative Review, it's about 'The New Ugly'. Here are some quotes.

Exhibit A: Wolff Olins’ 2012 Olympics logo. When finally wheeled out to confront an ever-more-hostile national press, Wolff Olins creative director Patrick Cox claimed that “Its design is intentionally raw, it doesn’t… ask to be liked very much. It was meant to provoke a response, like the little thorn in the chair that gets you to breathe in, sit up and take notice.”

In addition, Wolff Olins’ chairman Brian Boylan claimed success for having “created something original in a world where it is increasingly difficult to make something different”. In other words, when we are surrounded by logos created to a slick, if mediocre, aesthetic standard, the only way to stand out is deliberately to reject those standards.

Read the article here!

Bio Energy: Urine Powerrrrrrrr!

It's funny how the Japanese have a way of inventing crazy, weird and quirky things. This makes me even more curious about the Japanese culture. Because it seems that our taboos are opposite of that of the Japanese. And that itself is bring a refreshing thing to life.

NoPoPo (Non-Pollution Power)

These are batteries that run on urine! Read all about it here!

Don't chew gum and drive?

This is some funny stuff, I laughed upon seeing this.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Aan hun taas getrokken!

Jacobse en Van Es!

Whoa-ha-ha-ha-ha The Midlife Crisis Retreat

No comment, lol!


Brand Masterclass Week One

From: imootee, 1 day ago

This is the first session (Sep 4) of our Free Open Advanced Branding Masterclass at Pls rememebr no books are needed. We will forward additional reading material for all registered participants.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007