Thursday, October 31, 2013


Daylight saving time (DST) in most of Europe did end Sunday, October 27, 2013. Most European countries are on "summer time" from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October every year.

Daylight saving time (DST) will end in most areas in the United States and Canada at 2:00 a.m. (02:00) local time on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Clocks will fall back by 1 hour. Some areas in both countries do not observe DST.

Second Life's timezone is called SLT (Second Life Time or Standard Linden Time). It is equivalent to PST/PDT (Pacific Standard Time)/Pacific Daylight Time), the real world timezone of Linden Lab.
T.R.A.C.S at Timothy Plaza on River Island

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Time is a dimension in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future, and also the measure of durations of events and the intervals between them. Time has long been a major subject of study in religion, philosophy, and science, but defining it in a manner applicable to all fields without circularity has consistently eluded scholars. Nevertheless, diverse fields such as business, industry, sports, the sciences, and the performing arts all incorporate some notion of time into their respective measuring systems. Some simple, relatively uncontroversial definitions of time include "time is what clocks measure" and "time is what keeps everything from happening at once".

Daylight saving time
Daylight saving time (DST) -also summer time in British English and zomertijd in Dutch - is the practice of advancing clocks during the lighter months so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in autumn.

The modern idea of daylight saving was first proposed in 1895 by George Vernon Hudson and it was first implemented by Germany and Austria-Hungary starting on 30 April 1916. Many countries have used it at various times since then. Much of the United States used DST in the 1950s and 1960s, and DST use expanded following the 1970s energy crisis. It has been widely used in North America and Europe since then.

The practice has been both praised and criticized. Adding daylight to evenings benefits retailing, sports, and other activities that exploit sunlight after working hours, but can cause problems for evening entertainment and other occupations tied to the sun (such as farming) or to darkness (such as drive-in theatres). Although an early goal of DST was to reduce evening use of incandescent lighting (formerly a primary use of electricity, modern heating and cooling usage patterns differ greatly, and research about how DST currently affects energy use is limited or contradictory.

DST clock shifts present other challenges. They complicate timekeeping, and can disrupt meetings, travel, billing, record keeping, medical devices, heavy equipment, and sleep patterns. Software can often adjust computer clocks automatically, but this can be limited and error-prone, particularly when DST dates are changed.

The Persistence of Memory

The Persistence of Memory (Spanish: La persistencia de la memoria; Catalan: La persistència de la memòria) is a 1931 painting by artist Salvador Dalí.
First shown at the Julien Levy Gallery in 1932, the painting has been in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City since 1934. It is widely recognized and frequently referenced in popular culture.
The Persistence of Memory is by far Salvador Dali’s most recognizable painting, and there are many references to it in popular culture. Although it was conjectured that the soft melting watches were the result of Dali’s interpretation of the theory of relativity, Dali himself state that their inspiration was camembert cheese melting under the sun. The sequence of melting clocks in a disjointed landscape is the depiction of a dream that Dali had experienced, the figure in the middle of the painting being the face of the dreamer himself. The general interpretation is that the painting, which portrays many melting watches, is a rejection of time as a solid and deterministic influence.

This iconic and much-reproduced painting depicts time as a series of melting watches surrounded by swarming ants that hint at decay, an organic process in which Dali held an unshakeable fascination. Elaborated in the frontispiece to the Second Surrealist Manifesto, the seminal distinction between hard and soft objects, associated by Dali with order and putrefaction respectively, informs his working method in subverting inherent textual properties: the softening of hard objects and corresponding hardening of soft objects. It is likely that Dali was using the clocks to symbolize mortality (specifically his own) rather than literal time, as the melting flesh in the painting's center is loosely based on Dali's profile. The cliffs that provide the backdrop are taken from images of Catalonia, Dali's home.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Clocks (song)

"Clocks" is a song by British alternative rock band Coldplay. It was written by all members of the band for their second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head. Built around a piano riff, the song features cryptic lyrics of contrast and urgency themes. Several remixes of the track exist and its riff has been widely sampled.

"Clocks" debuted to critical and commercial success, with critics mainly commenting on the song's piano melody. It was released in the United Kingdom as the third single from A Rush of Blood to the Head, where it reached number nine in the UK Singles Chart. It was released in the United States as the album's second single, it reached number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 9 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. It won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year. A number of versions and remixes of "Clocks" exist.
Clocks lyrics

 Lights go out and I can't be saved
 Tides that I tried to swim against
 Have put me down upon my knees
 Oh I beg, I beg and please singing

Come out of things unsaid
 Shoot an apple off my head
 Trouble that cant be named
 Tigers waiting to be tamed singing

You are
 You are

Confusion never stops
 Closing walls and ticking clocks
 Gonna come back and take you home
 I could not stop the tune I know singing

Come out upon my seas,
 Cursed missed opportunities
 Am I a part of the cure
 Or am I part of the disease, singing

You are, you are, you are
 You are, you are, you are

And nothing else compares
 And nothing else compares
 And nothing else compares

You are
 You are

Home, home where I wanted to go
 Home, home where I wanted to go
 Home, home where I wanted to go
 Home, home where I wanted to go

Monday, October 28, 2013


"Time After Time" is a song by American singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper, released as the second single from her album She's So Unusual. It reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart on June 9, 1984, and remained there for two weeks. Worldwide, the song is her most commercially successful single after "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", and reached number three on the UK Singles Chart and number six on the ARIA Singles Chart. The Rolling Stone and MTV's 100 Greatest Pop Songs ranked it at No. 66.

"Time After Time" was nominated for Song of the Year at the 1985 Grammy Awards. The song has been critically acclaimed, with Scott Floman, music critic for Goldmine magazine, describing the song as "gorgeously heartfelt" and "one of the decade’s finest ballads".

Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and LGBT rights activist whose career has spanned over four decades. Her debut solo album She's So Unusual (1983) was an instant commercial success. The album was the first debut female album to chart four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100—"Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "Time After Time," "She Bop," and "All Through the Night," earning Lauper the Best New Artist award at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985. Her success continued with her second record, True Colors (1986), which included the number one hit of the same name, and "Change of Heart," which peaked at number 3 and earned Lauper two nominations at the 29th Grammy Awards in 1987.
Cyndi Lauper 2013

Since 1989, Lauper has released nine studio albums to varying critical acclaim, and has participated in several other projects. Her most recent album, the Grammy-nominated Memphis Blues, became Billboard's most successful blues album of the year, remaining at number one on the "Billboard" blues charts for 13 consecutive weeks. In 2011, Lauper released an autobiography detailing her battle with child abuse and depression; the book became a New York Times Best Seller.

In 2013, Lauper completed writing both the music and lyrics for the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, which led the 2013 Tony Awards with 13 nominations and six awards including Best Musical. The musical also won Best Score, making Lauper the first woman to win the composing category solo. In 2013, she became the first artist in over 25 years to top the dance charts with a Broadway single.

Music video
The video for "Time After Time" was about a runaway leaving her lover behind. The video opens with Lauper watching the 1936 film The Garden of Allah. The video was played in heavy rotation on MTV. Lauper's mother, brother, and then-boyfriend David Wolff appear in the video, and Lou Albano, who played her father in the "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" video, can be seen as a cook. The video was directed by Edd Griles. Portions of the video were filmed at the now closed Tom's Diner in Roxbury Township, New Jersey, the intersection of Central Avenue and Main Street in Wharton, New Jersey, and at the Morristown train station.
Time After Time lyrics
Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick,
 And think of you
 Caught up in circles confusion
 Is nothing new
 Flashback warm nights
 Almost left behind
 Suitcase of memories,
 Time after

Sometimes you picture me
I'm walking too far ahead
 You're calling to me, I can't hear
 What you said
Then you say go slow
I fall behind
The second hand unwinds

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
 Time after time
 If you fall I will catch you I'll be waiting
Time after time

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
 Time after time
 If you fall I will catch you I will be waiting
Time after time

After my picture fades and darkness has
Turned to gray
 Watching through windows you're wondering
 If I'm OK
 Secrets stolen from deep inside
 The drum beats out of time

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
 Time after time
 If you fall I will catch you I'll be waiting
Time after time

You say go slow
I fall behind
 The second hand unwinds

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
 Time after time
 If you fall I will catch you I'll be waiting
Time after time

If you're lost you can look and you will find me
 Time after time
 If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting
Time after time

Time after time
 Time after time
 Time after time


Saturday our guest came in, or wearing them, several of air-filled objects when DJ Tim played a great set of music in theme. Here is my set of pictures.

Gins Allen

After being absent for a long time, Gins Allen was back online this week. Saturday he did a performance at Guthrie’s Folk Club. Gins did sing a lot of songs of Bob Dylan. Gins said he was in a Dylan mood because of the European tour of Bob Dylan. At first Gins would sing an hour but after the first hour and a short break he did a second hour and his voice stayed on key, till the end.  

Venue Name:  Guthrie’s Folk Club
Owner and contact person for Bookings: Dottie Iceberg
Date Venue Established: December 28th 2008
Genre:  Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, Classic Rock and Rock Ballads, Celtic, Jazz, and  Singers/Songwriters
"We celebrate our American Folk Hero Woodrow Wilson Guthrie and entertain you with the best of Folk, Blues, Country, Rock Ballads, Celtic, Pop, Classic Rock and Songwriters! 
No backing tracks or karaoke, everything you hear is all 100% live!" 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lou Reed dies at 71

Rock legend and Velvet Underground front man Lou Reed died this morning at the age of 71 ... according to reports.
Details surrounding Reed's death are unclear, but he underwent a liver transplant back in May. As TMZ first reported ... complications from the surgery landed him in the ER in late June.
Lou wrote a majority of the Velvet Underground hits, and went on to have success in his solo career -- with 1972's "Walk on the Wild Side" being his most commercial hit.

Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American rock musician, songwriter, and photographer. He was best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, and for his solo career, which spanned several decades. Though the Velvet Underground was a commercial failure in the late 1960s, the group has gained a considerable cult following in the years since its demise and has gone on to become one of the most widely cited and influential bands of the era. As the Velvet Underground's vocalist and principal songwriter, Reed wrote about subjects of personal experience that rarely had been examined so openly in rock and roll, including sexuality and drug culture.

Monday, October 21, 2013


An inflatable is an object that can be inflated with a gas, usually with air, but hydrogen, helium and nitrogen are also used. One of several advantages of an inflatable is that it can be stored in a small space when not inflated, since inflatables depend on the presence of a gas to maintain their size and shape. Function fulfillment per mass used compared with non-inflatable strategies is a key advantage. Stadium cushions, impact guards, vehicle wheel inner tubes, emergency air bags, and inflatable space structures employ the inflatable principle. Inflation occurs through several strategies: pumps, ram-air, billowing, and suction.

Although the term inflatable can refer to any type of inflatable object, the term is often used in boating to specifically refer to inflatable boats.
Types of inflatables
The range of Giant inflatable products include, interactive sport marketing inflatable games, start and finish lines and inflatable arches, inflatable point of sale displays [POS], branded inflatable tents as well as rooftop balloons and inflatable replicas Inflatable characters and inflatable mascots.

High-pressure vs. low-pressure
A distinction is made between high-pressure and low-pressure inflatables. In a high-pressure inflatable, structural limbs like pillars and arches are built out of a tough, flexible material and then inflated at a relatively high pressure. These limbs hold up passive membranes. The space where the visitors or inhabitants stay is at normal atmospheric pressure. For example, airplane emergency rafts are high-pressure inflatable structures. Low-pressure inflatables, on the other hand, are slightly pressurized environments completely held up by internal pressure. In other words, the visitors or inhabitants experience a slightly higher than normal pressure. Low-pressure inflatables are usually built of lighter materials. Both types of inflatables (the low-pressure type more so) are somewhat susceptible to high winds.

Typical examples of an inflatable include the inflatable movie screen, inflatable boat, the balloon, the airship, furniture, kites, and numerous air-filled swimming pool toys. Air beams as structural elements are finding increasing applications. Balloons are inflatables.

Smaller-scale inflatables (such as pool toys) generally consist of one or more "air chambers", which are hollow enclosures bound by a soft and flexible airtight material (such as vinyl), which a gas can enter into or leave from through valves (usually one on each air chamber). The design dependence upon an enclosed pocket of gas leads to a need for a very durable surface material and/or ease of repair of tears and holes on the material, since a puncture or tear will result in the escape of the gas inside (a leak) and the deflation of the inflatable, which depends on the gas's pressure to hold its form. Detectable leaks can be caused by holes (from punctures or tears) on the material, the separating of seams, the separating of valve parts, or an improperly shut or improperly closing valve. Even if an inflatable possesses no macroscopic leaks, the gas inside will usually diffuse out of the inflatable, albeit at a much slower rate, until equilibrium is reached with the pressure outside the inflatable.
Many inflatables are made of material that does not stretch upon inflation; a notable exception of this is the balloon, whose rubber stretches greatly when inflated.

The airship is usually inflated with helium as it is lighter than air and does not burn unlike hydrogen airships such as the Hindenburg.

Inflatables are also used for the construction of specific sports pitches, military quick-assembly tents, camping tent air beams, and noise makers. Inflatable aircraft including the Goodyear Inflatoplane have been used. Inflation by dynamic ram-air is providing wings for hang gliding and paragliding.


"Inflatable" is a song by alternative rock band Bush and the final single from their fourth album Golden State. Inflatable could not be included on future compilations such as The Best Of: 1994–1999 due to lack of licensing rights.

The song's chorus has a lyric inspired by a line from the Pixies song "Bone Machine". Bone Machine features the line 'You're so pretty when you're faithful to me', while Gavin Rossdale sings 'So pretty when you're faithful'. It was mutual appreciation of the Pixies that drew founding members Gavin Rossdale and Nigel Pulsford together.

The song bears some resemblance to previous Bush hits Glycerine and Letting the Cables Sleep in that it is more subdued than the band's other singles. However, it is the only Bush song to feature an acoustic guitar. 
The song is the last single featuring the four original members of the band and it would be the last single to be released under the Bush name for almost 9 years until 2010 when "Afterlife" was released.

Bush (band)
Bush are a British rock band formed in London in 1992 shortly after vocalist/guitarist Gavin Rossdale and guitarist Nigel Pulsford met. It was not long before they recruited bassist Dave Parsons, and later drummer Robin Goodridge, and started writing. Dave Parsons joined Bush shortly after leaving the band Transvision Vamp. Drummers such as Sacha Gervasi, Amir, and Spencer Cobrin had all filled in as Bush drummers before Robin Goodridge was made the permanent fit and thus completing the Bush line-up.

The band found its immediate success with the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994, which is certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA. Bush went on to become one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1990s, selling over 10 million records in the United States. Despite their success in the United States, the band was less well known in their home country and enjoyed only marginal success there. Bush have had numerous top ten singles on the Billboard rock charts, and one No. 1 album for Razorblade Suitcase in 1996. The band separated in 2002 but the name was revived in 2010 and they began work on a new album, The Sea of Memories, which was released in September 2011. The group chose the name "Bush" because they used to live in Shepherd's Bush, London.

Music Video
Inflatable was the last Bush song prior to their 2010 "The Sea of Memories" to feature a music video and was directed by Giuseppe Capotondi. Guitarist Pulsford was absent from the video as he was taking a break from touring. Rossdale's initial vision was for the video to be set at a wedding ceremony for a young conscript about to leave for the Vietnam war. However, Rossdale was concerned that he would be seen as captilizing on his own impending wedding to Gwen Stefani and so instead the video was set at a leaving party. The band can be seen performing on stage while people dance. Later a brawl outbreaks but the band continue to perform undisturbed in a tranquil manner in fitting with the mood of the song. The video was filmed in London at the Lambeth Liberal & Radical club.
Inflatable lyrics

Let it slide overhead
 When I believe in you my soul can rest
 But as love that's really love can never fail
 But fail it does
 When we shine like the sun
 You seem the only one my only friend

You're so pretty in white pretty when you're faithful
 So pretty in white pretty when you're faithful
 when you're faithful

I resigned from myself
 Took a break as someone else
 It's like we've come undone
 But I've only just become inflatable for you

You're so pretty in white pretty when you're faithful
 So pretty in white pretty when you're faithful
 So pretty in white pretty when you're faithful
 When you're faithful

I don't mind most of the time
 But you push me so far inside

You're so pretty in white pretty when you're faithful
 So pretty in white pretty when you're faithful
 So pretty in white pretty when you're faithful
 So pretty in white pretty when you're faithful
 when you're faithful
 when you're faithful

Inflatable You
Darkside is the first solo comedy album released by the Australian musical comedian Tim Minchin. It was recorded during Minchin's show at the Spiegeltent in Melbourne during 2005. It contains early versions of some of the songs Minchin still performs now, such as "Inflatable You", "Rock N Roll Nerd" and the title song "Dark Side".

The show and particularly the song "Rock N Roll Nerd" is described as "kinda biographical" by Minchin as they tell of his dreams of being a rock star and how he failed to take himself seriously.

Tim Minchin
Timothy David "Tim" Minchin (born 7 October 1975) is a British-born Australian comedian, actor, and musician.
Minchin is best known for his musical comedy, which has featured six CDs, three DVDs and a number of live comedy shows that he performed internationally. He has also appeared on television in Australia, Britain and the United States. After growing up in Perth, Western Australia, he attended the University of Western Australia and WAAPA before moving to Melbourne in 2002. His breakout show, "Dark Side", launched him into the public eye, achieving critical success at the 2005 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the 2005 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2013, Minchin played the role of rock star Atticus Fetch on Showtime's Californication.

Inflatable You lyrics

This is a love song.

Your love for me is not debatable
 Your sexual appetite's insatiable
 You never ever make me waitable
 Delectable, inflatable you.

You don't have problems with your weight at all
 You never steal food off my plate at all
 I never have to masturbate at all
 Unstoppable, inflatable you.

You never seem to menstruate at all
 So you're not angry when I'm late at all
 I feel permanently fallatable
 Unpoppable, inflatable you.

With you in my arms I feel we could just fly away
 With the right kind of gas I might even try it some day
 In this ocean of life I'm never afraid I might drown
 We could just float forever whatever the weather
 Whenever my inflatable lover's around.

Your thighs and buttocks are so holdable
 You always do what you are toldable
 And if we argue you just foldable
 Controllable consolable you.

My mates all reckon you are suitable
 I took you around to watch the footable
 And Steve and Gary said you're rootable
 Refutable, commutable you.
 You're never sensitive or tickly
 When I rub you my skin goes prickly
 It's know as static electricity
 Felicity when I'm kissing you.

Your skin is so smooth I couldn't afford you with hair
 You have all the holes real girls have got plus one for the air
 Your problems are simple, I don't need my Masters in Psych
 To know if you get down I just perk you right up
 With a couple of squirts from the pump off my bike.

You never wake up when I snore at all
 A trait which I find quite adorable
 You have a box and you are storable
 Ignorable, back-doorable you.

Any sexual position's feasible
 Although you don't bend at the knees at all
 Your hooters are so firm and squeezable
 Increasable, un-creasable you.

You don't complain about my hairy back
 Or about the inches that downstairs I lack
 You're not disgusted by my furry crack
 Burt Bacharach... Jack Kerouac... Oooo...

Now birth control is not an issue
 I clean it all off with a tissue
 I bet my jealous friends all wish you
 Were insatiably inflatably theirs.

Don't let me down.
 Don't let me down.
 Don't let me down.

 And I won't let you down.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

After the gang bang

A gang bang is a situation in which one person has sexual intercourse with several individuals sequentially or at the same time. Normally there is a single individual who is the central focus of the sexual activity, for example one woman surrounded by several men. Rather than serial couplings by two people, the gang bang is defined by the number and simultaneity of the various sex acts such as oral sex, anal sex or double penetration.

Gang bangs are not defined by the precise number of participants but usually involve more than three people and may involve a dozen or more. When the gang bang is organized specifically to culminate with the (near) simultaneous or rapid serial ejaculations of all male participants on the woman (or central man), then it may be referred to by the Japanese term Bukkake.

By contrast, three people engaged in sex is normally referred to as a threesome, and four people are normally referred to as a foursome. Gang bangs also differ from group sex, such as threesomes and foursomes, in that most (if not all) sexual acts are centered on or performed with just the central person. Although the participants of a gang bang may know each other, the spontaneity and anonymity of participants is often part of the attraction. Additionally the other participants normally do not engage in sex acts with each other, but may stand nearby and masturbate while waiting for an opportunity to engage in sex.
▲▼I was exhausted after the gang bang.


The party came slow started, but the second hour more guest arrived.
It was not up to DJ Rik because he had made a great set of sexy song but the theme that made it a tough contest. 
Tim, Rod and decided to allow everybody to join the contest. 
Yes, that filled the contest board. 
I made the picture of the three winners. Something that is always done in Sweetgrass, by Ganymede. 

DJ Rik
Even Dillon found some time, between shoots, to join us.