Friday, April 26, 2013

Movie Scenes, Songs and Quotes Party @ T.R.A.C.S

Forrest: "My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Gandalf: "Fly, you fools!"  Jack: "I'm the king of the world!"
Dorothy: "No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home."
T.R.A.C.S at Timothy Plaza on River Island

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Movie Scenes, Songs and Quotes. part III

Movie Scenes and Quots
Scene (film)
Filmmaking and video production, a scene is generally thought of as the action in a single location and continuous time. Due to the ability to edit recorded visual works, it is typically much shorter than a stage play scene. Because of their frequent appearance in films, some types of scenes have acquired names, such as love scene, sex scene, nude scene, dream scene, action scene, car chase scene, crash scene, etc. There is usually an opening scene and a closing scene. A scene is a part of a film, as well as an act sequence (longer or shorter than the scene) and setting (usually shorter than the scene). While the terms refer to a set sequence and continuity of observation, resulting from the handling of the camera or by the editor, the term scene refers to the continuity of the observed action - an association of time, place and characters. The term may refer to the division of the film from the screenplay, from the finished film, or it may only occur in the mind of the spectator who is trying to close on a logic of action. For example, parts of an action film at the same location, the play at different times can also consist of several scenes. Likewise, there can be parallel action scenes at different locations usually in separate scenes, except that they would be by telephone, video, etc. together. In contrast, the traditional movie script was divided into acts, but those categories are less frequently used in the digital technology. The scene is important for the unity of the action of the film, while a stage drama is typically divided into acts. The division of a movie into scenes is usually done in the script. Some action scenes need to be planned very carefully.

Is to repeat (a passage, phrase, etc.) from a book, speech, or in this case a movie, as by way of authority, illustration, etc.
A quote is a thing an person or character said in his or her life....
To quote means to repeat the exact words of another with the acknowledgement of the source.
A quotation is a phrase or a sentence from a book or a speech that reflects the author's profound thoughts.

Often the words quote and quotation are used as substitutes for each other. Quote is a verb and Quotation is a noun. So, in effect, you quote a quotation.
Despite that, using quote instead of quotation is so prevalent that it is sometimes considered acceptable. So, you will find terms like: love quotes, inspiration quotes, funny quotes.......

Movie Scenes and Quots

25 Famous Movie Scenes

AFI's 100 Years, 100 Movie Quotes (Musical Montage)
The American Film Institute (AFI) is an independent non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 1967 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act.

Fifty Movie Scenes that will make you cry!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Movie Scenes, Songs and Quotes. part II

A soundtrack can be recorded music accompanying and synchronized to the images of a motion picture, book, television program or video game; a commercially released soundtrack album of music as featured in the soundtrack of a film or TV show; or the physical area of a film that contains the synchronized recorded sound.

Origin of the term
In movie industry terminology usage, a sound track is an audio recording created or used in film production or post-production. Initially the dialogue, sound effects, and music in a film each has its own separate track (dialogue track, sound effects track, and music track), and these are mixed together to make what is called the composite track, which is heard in the film. A dubbing track is often later created when films are dubbed into another language. This is also known as a M & E track (music and effects) containing all sound elements minus dialogue which is then supplied by the foreign distributor in the native language of its territory.

The contraction soundtrack came into public consciousness with the advent of so-called "soundtrack albums" in the late 1940s. First conceived by movie companies as a promotional gimmick for new films, these commercially available recordings were labeled and advertised as "music from the original motion picture soundtrack." This phrase was soon shortened to just "original motion picture soundtrack." More accurately, such recordings are made from a film's music track, because they usually consist of the isolated music from a film, not the composite (sound) track with dialogue and sound effects.

There are five types of soundtrack recordings:
1.     Musical film soundtracks which concentrate primarily on the songs
              (Examples: Grease, Singin' in the Rain)
2.     Film scores which showcase the background music from non-musicals
              (Examples: Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings)
3.     Albums of pop songs heard in whole or part in the background of non-musicals
              (Examples: Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally...)
4.     Video game soundtracks are often released after a game's release, usually consisting of the background music from the game's levels, menus, title screens, promo material  (such as entire songs that only segments of which were used in the game), cut-screens and occasionally sound-effects used in the game
              (Examples: Sonic Heroes, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
5.     Albums which contain both music and dialogue from the film, such as the 1968 Romeo and Juliet, or the first authentic soundtrack album of The Wizard of Oz.

Famous music and song.
I could make a long list of famous tracks from soundtracks.  I give you two.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (soundtrack)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released in 1966 alongside the Western film, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone. The score is composed by frequent Leone collaborator Ennio Morricone, whose distinctive original compositions, containing gunfire, whistling, and yodeling permeate the film. The main theme, resembling the howling of a coyote, is a two-note melody that is a frequent motif, and is used for the three main characters, with a different instrument used for each one: flute for Blondie (Man With No Name), arghilofono for Angel Eyes and human voices for Tuco.
It is widely considered as one of the greatest and most original film scores in history.

Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture

Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture is the soundtrack to the film of the same name composed, orchestrated and conducted by James Horner. The soundtrack was released by Sony Classical on November 18, 1997. Riding the wave of the film's immense success, the soundtrack shot to the top of the charts in nearly two-dozen territories, selling over 30 million copies, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time, and the highest-selling primarily orchestral soundtrack ever.
"My Heart Will Go On" is the main theme song to the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic. With music by James Horner, lyrics by Will Jennings, and production by Simon Franglen, James Horner and Walter Afanasieff,
it was recorded by Céline Dion. Originally released in 1997 on the Titanic soundtrack album and Dion's album Let's Talk About Love, the song went to number 1 all over the world, including the United States, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom and Australia. "My Heart Will Go On" was released in Australia and Germany on December 8, 1997, and in the rest of the world in January and February 1998. It became Dion's biggest hit, and one of the best-selling singles of all time, and was the world's best-selling single of 1998

Cinema's over-used songs
There are quite literally millions of songs available on this planet called Earth, catering to all ages and tastes. But there seems to be a small percentage that crop up time and time again in films, depriving other songs of much deserved royalties. One is:

Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland
The Judy Garland version of Over The Rainbow is tremendous, and became the song that she was most recognised for, which is impressive considering the volume of her output. The AFI deemed it to be the finest movie song of all time in their AFI 100 years, 100 songs list.

In recent years, however, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole’s ukulele cover, which features elements of What a Wonderful World, has been the go-to version of the song ever since it featured in Meet Joe Black in 1998, clocking up 16 credits for TV and film over the years.

Pop Music and Movies
Ever since Dennis Hopper decided to use pop songs instead of a soundtrack in his film Easy Rider in 1969, pop music and movies have had a long-standing relationship and the most effective use of music in many films has been that of pre-existing pop songs which somehow express the scene better than any normal film score could most likely do. In this week’s top ten we will celebrate this marriage of pop music and cinematic imagery and bring you a list of ten great scenes in which the pop song bring them to a new level.

Song about movies
Symphonies (song)
"Symphonies" is a song by British wonky pop musician Dan Black, released as the first single from his 2009 debut album UN.

Evolving from his previous single "HYPNTZ", the track was written, composed, and produced by Black himself. It is an alternative dance track that features prominent use of sampling from other artists such as the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Rihanna.Music video
The song's music video features many fictional movie trailers, with each movie's title being the line of the song that is said while the trailer is shown.
The video was nominated for Best Special Effects in a Video and Breakthrough Video at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, but lost in both categories.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Movie Scenes, Songs and Quotes. part I

A movie star (also known as a film star and cinema star) is a celebrity who is well-known, or famous, for his or her starring, or leading, roles in motion pictures. The term may also apply to an actor or actress who is recognized as a marketable commodity and whose name is used to promote a movie in trailers and posters. The most widely known, prominent or successful actors are sometimes called “superstars” by writers and journalists. A movie star is someone who is involved in the industry of entertainment. According to Oxford Dictionaries, a movie star is an actor or actress who is famous for playing leading roles in movies.

Moviestar is a popular 1975 song, written and performed by Swedish pop singer Harpo . The single was produced and arranged by Bengt Palmers. It reached number 1 in Sweden and Germany, number 3 in Australia and number 24 in the UK. A Swedish language version was also released in Sweden which went to number 1 on the Svensktoppen radio chart on 10 July 1976.

On 27 February 1975, Harpo recorded the song for which he would become most famous - "Moviestar". Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Frida) of ABBA was one of the backing vocalists singing the words "Moviestar, oh Moviestar, ooh". It has sometimes been reported that Agnetha Fältskog also sang on the song but this is incorrect.
The song was covered by the French-German duo Stereo Total on their 1995 release Oh Ah! and used on the soundtrack to the movie The Tao of Steve. The German synthpop band And One covered it on their 1997 album Nordhausen.
The song was used in car commercials on the Swedish TV Channel TV4 in 1996 and 1997.

Harpo (born Jan Harpo Torsten Svensson, 5 April 1950, Bandhagen, Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish pop star known under the stage name Harpo. He was popular in Sweden and around Europe in the 1970s and is best known for his worldwide hit "Moviestar", which reached number 24 in the UK Singles Chart, and number 2 in the Australian Singles Chart in 1976. Harpo has continued to work in the music business, releasing an album of new material as recently as 2005 and continues to tour to this day. He remains popular in Germany and toured there throughout 2007.
Movie Star lyrics
 Writer(s): Dolby, Paul Seiji / Murphy, Roisin Marie / Patto, Mike

Jan Harpo Torsten Svensson in 2013
You feel like Steve McQueen
 When your driving in your car
 And you think you look like James Bond
 When you're smoking your cigar
 It's so bizarre
 You think you are
 The new kind of James Dean
 But the only thing I've ever seen of you
 Was a commercial spot on the screen

Movie star, oh movie star
 You think you are a movie
 Movie star, oh movie star
 You think you are a movie - star

You should belong to the jet set
 Fly your own private Lear Jet
 But you worked in a grocery store
 Everyday until you could afford to get away
 So you went to Sweden to meet Ingmar Bergman
 But he wasn't there
 Or he just didn't care
 I think it's time for you my friend
 To stop pretending that you are a

 Movie star, movie star
 You think you are a movie
 Movie star, movie star
 You think you are a movie star

Frozen hero
 Your words are zero
 And your dreams have vanished into dark
 And long ago
 But you don't want to know

Movie star, oh movie star oh woh oh
 You think you are a movie
 Movie star, movie star oh woh oh
 You think you are a movie, star


Sunday, Sweetgrass faced our Fears and Horrors.
DJ Pierrick was the deejay.
Norbie made the first snapshot when I tried to make one myself standing in the, as always, wonderful theme decoration. The second snapshot I made.

For just one week other pictures that been made at the party at:

To rez or not to rez: that is the question 16

Norbie, at the party last Saturday.


Saturday at T.R.A.C.S: Infa kept his promise to show his big bulge and had made a great set of music. Peter, the host, joked a lot with the guest. Much new guests arrived and I am sorry that I not remember all the names.
We will see who will continue there exploring of Second Life and those that we will see more often. I promise, I will learn to remember what name belongs to whose face.

Here is a small amount of all the pictures I made during the party.
Peter Darling

Caasper, Martin and Alvei
Przemko and Rod



Rick and Rik (Mister T.R.A.C.S 2012)

Friday, April 19, 2013


A Bulge is the visible presence of male genitalia in clothing.


Tomorrow we have a Bulge Party. Infa will be the deejay tomorrow and he also came with the idea to have a Bulge Party as theme. Normally I post something about the theme and also try to find a song that would fit in theme. That was not an easy job with this theme. But lets have a start and find out what BULGE means.   
Wikipedia was not that helping this time.
Look up bulge in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
Bulge may refer to:
Astronomy and geography
·        Bulge (astronomy), a tightly packed group of stars at the center of a spiral galaxy
·        Equatorial bulge, a bulge around the equator of a planet due to rotation
·        Tharsis bulge, vast volcanic plateau centered near the equator in Mars’ western hemisphere
·        Tidal bulge, a bulge of land or water on a planet created by the pull of another object in orbit
·        A localized discontinuity in an extended military line
·        Battle of the Bulge, a major World War II German offensive on the Western front starting in 1944
·        Anti-torpedo bulge, passive warship defence against naval torpedoes between the WWI and WWII
·        Helge "Bulge" Bostrom (1894–1977), Canadian professional ice hockey player
·        Beta bulge, a localized disruption of the regular hydrogen bonding of a beta sheet
·        Bulge bracket, the world's largest and most profitable multi-national investment banks
·        Earth bulge, a term used in telecommunications
·        Power bulge, raised part (a bulge) of the hood (bonnet) of a car
·        The Bulge, a mountain located in Coos County, New Hampshire
See also
·        Battle of the Bulge (disambiguation)
·        Hernia, sometimes referred to as a bulge or bulge out
·        South Sister Bulge the oldest and most eroded of the Three Sisters (Oregon), known as "Faith"

The Online Slang Dictionary was more helpful.
Bulge: the visible presence of male genitalia in clothing.
So a bulge is a package:  Male genitalia (penis and scrotum together), often associated with large size. "Man, look at the bulge in that dude's pants! His package must be huge."

Origin: 1200–50; Middle English:  bag, hump < Old French  < Latin bulga  bag < Celtic;  compare Irish bolg  bag.

It seems that people on You Tube know what a bulge is.
Next search was to find a song. There are no songs with bulge in the song title but there are a few with bulge in the lyrics. One is Mr. Jones by the Talking Heads from there album Naked.

Talking Heads were an American new wave and avant-garde band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne (lead vocals and guitar), Chris Frantz (drums and backing vocals), Tina Weymouth (bass and backing vocals) and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals). Auxiliary musicians also regularly made appearances in concert and on the group's albums. The new wave style of Talking Heads combined elements of punk rock, art rock, avant-garde, pop, funk, world music, and Americana. Frontman and songwriter David Byrne (born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland) contributed whimsical, esoteric lyrics to the band's songs, and emphasized their showmanship through various multimedia projects and performances.
David Byrne
Critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine describes Talking Heads as being "one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the '80s, while managing to earn several pop hits." In 2002, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Four of the band's albums appeared on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and the Channel 4 100 Greatest Albums poll listed one album (Fear of Music) at number 76. On a 2011 update of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", the band was ranked at No. 100.

Naked (Talking Heads album)
Naked is the eighth and final studio album by Talking Heads, released in 1988. The band dissolved shortly after the album's release, finally announcing their breakup in 1991.

Wanting to try something different after their use of regional American music and the pop song format on their previous two albums, Little Creatures and True Stories, Talking Heads decided to record their final album in Paris with a group of international musicians. Prior to leaving for France, the band recorded about 40 improvisational tracks that would serve as the foundation for the sessions in Paris.

Once in Paris, the band, along with producer Steve Lillywhite were joined by a number of other musicians in the recording studio where they would rehearse and play for the entire day. At the end of each day, one take was selected as being the ideal version of a particular tune.

In the interest of freedom for the musicians, it was decided that lyrics and melodies would be left until later. The lyrics were not overdubbed until the band returned to New York. Many of David Byrne's lyrics were improvisations sung along with the prerecorded tracks until he found something that he felt worked. In this way, the melodies and lyrics evolved in a similar fashion as the songs themselves.
Talking Heads – Mr. Jones

Mr. Jones
 Put a wiggle in your stride
 Loosen up
 I believe he'll be alright
 Changing clothes
 Now he's got ventilated slacks
 Bouncing off the walls
 Mr. Jones is back!

Bulge out
 And wind your waist
 Tight pants
 Got curly hair
 Drinking cold beer
 From metal cans
 And Handi-Wipes!

Mr. Jones is back in town
 It's his lucky day
 Hold up your hands and shout
 Jones is on his way
 Pitter pat
 Mr. Jones is back in town
 Aces high
 Now his pants are falling down

He looks so fine
 In those patent leather shoes
 Mr. Jones, you look tired
 I believe you'll be alright
 Sales men
 Some rock stars
 With tambourines
 Short skirts

And skinny legs
 Selling bibles
 And real estate
 It's a big day for Mr. Jones
 He is not so square
 Mr. Jones will stick around
 He's everybody's friend
 Fast cars
 And motorbikes

I'm sure glad
 He's on our side
 The Jones Gang
 Down at the bar
 Watch out, this time
 They've gone too far
 They call for Mr. Jones

They put him in charge
 Mr. Jones will help us out
 He's a lucky guy
 It is Mr. Jones' Birthday party
 For another year
 In his hotel room Party favors
 It's a holiday

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sweetgrass Queen Party

There Party on Sunday. On there flyer:
HOOOO GUYS!  What band released a total of 18 number one albums, 18 number one singles, and 10 number one DVDs, and sold up to 300 million albums? Come find out if Queen is the Number One band when Sweetgrass hosts the great Queen Party! 
Freddie and all the band will be there to play their best tunes for you!
We'll party with them from 21.00 - 23.00 CET or Noon - 2:00 PM SLT. 
DJ Racker will rock the House at the Sweetgrass Disco, and  there's a $L 1000 chance for Best Queen Outfit!!
See you there
Pictures are made my Ganymede. 
More at:

Next Week in Sweetgrass: Horror Party with DJ Pierrick


Saturday: DJ "Springflower" Rik did spin the tunes.
It seems that it was hot at the club because most of or guest took of there clothes.I will check the air-conditioner this week. Okay, maybe not ;-).

Here are the pictures I made during the party. 
I kept them anonymous so that I not get lawyers on my doorstep.