joi, 25 martie 2010

Daughtry - What about now...

During my web surfing I discovered an interesting voice: Chris Daughtry. He was one of the finalists of American Idol in 2006. He has a very interesting voice and when I heard the song "What about now" I was convinced he was a guy with long hair who plays the guitar...
Surprise: he is completely bald :))
If you think you heard this song before there is an explanation: Westlife covered it ;)
Here is the original version:

duminică, 21 martie 2010

Pizza rolls

6 crusty bread rolls, 2 tbsp tomato purée, 6 slices ham, 3 tomatoes , sliced, 2 balls mozzarella , sliced, 2 tsp dried oregano, 6 black olives

Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.
Cut the tops off the rolls and scoop out the insides.
Spread the rolls with tomato purée, then fill with ham, tomatoes and finally the mozzarella.
Scatter with dried oregano and top each with an olive, if you like.
Place the rolls on a baking tray and bake for 15 mins until the rolls are crusty brown and the cheese is bubbling.
Leave to rest for a min, then serve hot with a side salad.

sâmbătă, 13 martie 2010

The Afters...

With the help of a friend I discovered a nice band, with a rock 'n roll sound.
Their name is The Afters

marți, 9 martie 2010

Boyzone - Right here waiting

One of their best songs... can't wait to hear it live in Dublin :D

marți, 2 martie 2010

OK Go - This too shall pass

Now this is an amazing video! The music is not so spectacular, but the idea is totally brilliant!!!
The total time to create the video from conceptualization was about six months, with two months of planning and four months for design and filming.
The final construction within the warehouse took over a month and a half during January and February 2010.
Once the machine was completed, the filming, using a single Steadicam took two days to complete on February 11 and 12, with an estimated 60 takes for the machine to properly function.
The first day of filming included 47 takes, none of which successfully completed the entire machine and necessitated a second day of filming.

Many of the takes ended only 30 seconds into the process, at the start of the song's chorus, where a tire would fail to roll properly into the next section of the machine.
The band had a group of 30 people to help reset the machine after each failed take, a process that took upwards of an hour depending on how far the machine ran.

(thanks Wikipedia for the information ;)