Guilty (and useful) pleasures: lifting videos and recalibration

I love watching other peoples’ powerlifting and weightlifting training videos on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. Watching a wildly assorted set of body shapes, ages, abilities, and personalities work through similar movements is pretty fascinating stuff if it’s where your interests lie and social media have made sharing easy and accessible. It’s like a strange combination…

Softly fallin’…

Or it was, yesterday. Today it’s blowing a mad gale outside. Winds are gusting up to 110km/h and the snow is that stick-to-the-greenhouse-and-scour-your-skin kind, which is more like ice pellets than any fairytale snow. Since I feel no need for an Arctic exfoliant, we’re tucked away indoors this morning. Time to work on projects, have…

Crafted

This video highlights crafts in Newfoundland and Labrador and does a wonderful job of connecting the people and their talents to the history and landscape. Fabulous job! Just marvellous!

The Brother Drumcarder: a video

I’ve gotten a few requests for a video of my Brother drumcarder in action, so here it is. I did not tidy the studio before doing this video. Mea culpa. It’s 11 min 43 sec long, but if you’re one of the folks who are wondering what it’s like before you buy, it just might…

Puts a chill in the bones

The past few days around here have been cold and foggy with the kind of flesh-penetrating, bone-aching, finger-numbing cold that comes only with living near ocean in late winter. Some warm weather would be really nice, but seems unlikely because of this: Yep. Ice. Lots of it. In some ways, I suppose, it just looks…

Aneurythm

I can’t get this one out of my head. A strange song to have on one’s mind on a Tuesday morning, but there it is. They used to play this at the close of the CCNL craft fairs. An odd choice, apart from the title. Of course, if you’ve done a craft fair or two,…

Abandonment and Joy (updated)

I remember Mom playing a recording of Classical Gas when we were kids, probably either the Mason Williams and/or the Mannheim Steamroller versions. We had a lot of Mannheim Steamroller around at one point and I’ve never lost the taste for it (probably explains a few things, eh?). I’ve always loved this song for its…

When he cleans, he sings this

I’m pretty happy to be hearing it now… means the vacuuming will soon be done! Plus it’s a cool song. The National Film Board did some wonderful interludes. Remember the one about the faces?

Exploits videos: loud music & lots of fun

Update: I’ve learned that YouTube does not function like Flickr in one important regard: private photos on Flickr can be externally embedded if you have access to them through the password and such. Private videos stored through YouTube cannot. In order to see these videos, you need to be logged in to your YouTube account…