Thursday, 18 February 2010

Starr gets a Star!

About time, I should say! Anyway, I thought he already had one... Cheers, Ringo Man!

Friday, 1 January 2010

Blame Ringo!

What a delicious way to start off 2010! This video here below is living proof that pop culture is the driving force of our everyday lives. Enjoy it and a happy new year everyone!

Friday, 30 October 2009


At one time, Ringo lent his vocals to a favorite 80's kiddies TV show called THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE. Remember it? Some probably won't but some will definitely and very fondly. See you soon!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Through the window pane

And wouldn't you'd like to have one of those in your house? Perfect subject for a stained glass window, if you ask me.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Ringo, the Artist

In case you didn't know, and I bet you didn't, Ringo also paints. Or doodles, or whatever you'd want to call it. With a computer. Oh, yeah. And he also does exhibitions. And his paintings sell for big bucks. You gotta love him. Take a look at some of it below.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Hello Earth!

Hello everybody! No, I have not forsaken this blog of mine, no siree! Just been busy with other stuff (i.e., other blogs...!) and have not paid the attention this one needs. But fret no more: here's something I've just found that I know you're gonna love! Check it out:

Saturday, 27 June 2009

My DVD review

Well, I have to say that the new Lisztomania DVD is a bit of a missed opportunity. Don't get me wrong: it's fantastic to finally have access to an official release of that movie on DVD with the extra bonus of getting to see the original theatrical trailer and on top of that, hearing Russell himself talking through (most) of its duration.

The thing is, more care should have been applied to what are to me the key faults of this DVD. For starters, the transfer is not that good for a 2009 DVD: murky, dark and full of speckles, it's clear that a full restoration was not made. For comparison sake, I'd say it's only a notch up from the Laserdisc, which is not saying too much, as you can see. Also, subtitles are not included which is a common practice in the UK as far as home video is concerned but a sad one, as far as I'm concerned.

But what I felt was really lacking was the audio commentary. Russell is always an interesting person to listen to but let's not forget he is getting old and he really needs someone to keep him talking. There are lots of dead time and most of the time Russell simply describes what he's saying. Guess he haven't seen this one in a long time. Top marks go for the wonderfully written booklet that is filled to the brim with interesting trivia and anecdotes.

Still, it's the best you can get for now because Warner Bros. still refuses R1 users of a home video release.

(the image above is for a japanese single for Peace at Last/Orpheu's Song taken from the Lisztomania soundtrack)