The Light Corner

"Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life." ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tim Minchin

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 21 mar. 2013 1:12 por isabelsantisteban@correo.ies-sabinar.com

Minchin is an Australian comedian-musician living in London. He is funny in both senses and he is extremely critical with our world. His language can be a bit rude sometimes but his work is worth watching.
The English subtitles will help. I hope you enjoy it!



Moving Pictures - A triple-meaning wordplay

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 17 mar. 2013 15:33 por Daniel Prados   [ actualizado el 24 mar. 2013 14:30 ]

Moving Pictures
Moving Pictures
is the 1981 studio album by the Canadian rock band Rush and
, according to the Rolling Stone music magazine, one of the best progressive rock albums of all time.

The album cover art is a visual pun of movers physically carrying paintings - i.e. they are literally moving pictures, while several songs from the album are connected to motion pictures, moving pictures being the origin of the clipping 'movies'. This second meaning is explicitly shown on the back of the album, where a movie crew is seen filming the scene from the front cover. A third meaning is taken from some bystanders who are watching the movers and are visibly emotionally moved by the paintings, making them moving pictures.

The first track of the album is Tom Sawyer. Watch Rush play it live and pay attention to the intricate interplay of the middle section (based on a 7/8 time signature) and the astonishing complexity of their musicianship:


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