#FridayFunny: “Debbie Does Dirty” – Deborah Meaden From Dragons’ Den Gets Dirty

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Deborah Meaden gets dirty

I love the BBC TV show Dragons’ Den – maybe even one day I’ll go on it with one of my crazy ideas such as the Pop Mosaic. One of my favourite dragons is Deborah Meaden – she’s awesome but who knew she was so dirty…

Forget “Debbie Does Dallas” and watch this…

What’s the funniest thing you have came across this week? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @stevesays2014

Round Up: Talk About Pop Music

What’s the best music blog on the internet?

Talk About Pop Music, of course!

Here is, the latest “round up” from Talk About Pop Music – the best music blog in the universe…enjoy!

EVERY UK NUMBER ONE: I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING

 

SPOTIFY’S DISCOVER WEEKLY PLAYLIST

 

INTERVIEW: COUNCIL

 

SEPARATED AT BIRTH?

 

THE AUGUST BIRP! PLAYLIST IS OUT NOW

 

THEN & NOW: KATY PERRY

 

OFFICIAL UK CHART UPDATE: COLD WATER (VIOLA BEACH)

 

INTERVIEW: GREER

 

STOP! LOOK! PLAYLIST! 7TH AUGUST 2016

 

LISTEN: “LOUDER, HARDER, BETTER” – GATLANTIS FT. CATHY DENNIS?

 

OLYMPICS 2016: A MUSICAL MIX-TAPE FIT FOR AN OLYMPIAN

#FridayFunny: Pot 8 Toes

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#FridayFunny – Pot Eight Toes

A few years ago I came across one of the funniest radio phone in quizzes I have ever heard!

A very simple question but a hilarious outcome…

What about you? What’s the funniest thing you’ve heard all week? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @SteveSays2014

Footprints, Hallelujah

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I’ve been “making videos” pretty much since I discovered how to do it over 10 years ago.

“Footprints, Hallelujah” is one of the first I ever made and spent hours editing. I was so pleased with the result and discovered I’d found a new hobby. What I didn’t realise is that I would lose days on end to this new hobby…

A bit of background on the inspiration for the video as I think that gives a greater sense of appreciation of “art” – I really should stop doing the quotes thing, I’m even doing it with my hands. At the time one of my most listened to songs was Hallelujah by Rufus Wainwright. I didn’t really like it at first but it really grew on me. I can’t remember why I decided to make the video but when I did I wanted to marry it up with my favourite poem Footprints.

So, I thought how can I get the words on screen as well, bearing in mind this was long before all the lyric videos we see on YouTube today. Then it came to me – Star Wars! I hate Star Wars but I always liked the intro…in a galaxy far, far away or something. It then took me a long time to find a clip of video to use for the piano – I was still quite new to googling and borrowing other peoples stuff and it took even longer to put all the words and music together. I’m pretty sure I was late for work the next day…

These days I am lucky in the fact that I actually get to create videos as part of my job!

I’m really proud of the finished article. I wouldn’t say I’m really religious or anything but I believe in something and I believe in all the words in the video and from the song. So, I hope you like it and please comment letting me know what you think. If you can’t do listening and reading at the same time don’t watch. Some might interpret that as if you are a man don’t watch but I’m a man and I can multitask so there is hope! Here it is….Hallelujah Footprints, Hallelujah. Enjoy!

Let me know what you think in the comments below or tweet me @SteveSays2014

Of All The Coffee Houses, In All The World

Time Lapse Videos

When I got my first video camera I became obsessed with time lapse videos.

I used to stay in a second floor flat and there really wasn’t much to film except for the street outside. Whether there are any laws against doing this I’m not 100% sure but if you do see yourself in any of my videos please do let me know and I will add your name to the credits. Alternatively, if you are too ugly and you don’t want anyone to recognise you then I will pixelate your face.

I set up my camera and pointed it towards a little coffee house called The Breadmaker – they make bread don’t you know, along with many other very fine cakes, sandwiches and all that good stuff. I left the camera running all afternoon and, once again, if anyone saw me doing that then this is what I was doing and not anything untoward!

I was very happy with the footage captured and after a few little tweaks here and there I then had to choose the perfect soundtrack to accompany it.

I was torn – not in a Natalie Imbruglia, nothing’s fine I’m….kind of way – I was torn between two tracks so I made two different versions and they are both shown below.

I love it – I think it’s amazing how so many different people, going about their own business with their own stories, are all captured here over a few minutes….

“Coffee Houses” (my favourite)

“Sweet Tea”

Let me know which one you prefer in the comments below or tweet me @SteveSays2014

Steps: An Amazing Journey

Steps: An Amazing Journey

As we stood there on the final steps of your journey and when I say goodbye at the end of our summer of love.. It felt, to me, like a tragedy, like there was a giant stomp on my heartbeat. I thought to myself, there is a chain reaction starting here and now.

I closed my eyes and counted, 5, 6, 7, 8 and asked you “say you’ll be mine even after the love has gone“.

You told me “words are not enough, don’t be one for sorrow” and then you turned a deeper shade of blue.

From now on you will be only in my dreams and you will be the last thing on my mind. You will never be better best forgotten

This post was inspired by Sunday Photo Fiction using the above photo and of course the fabulous Steps!

What about you? What story does this photo inspire you to write? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @SteveSays2014