Fatboy slim at his finest … props to Christopher Walken for his “dancing” … love the analogue synths
Fatboy slim at his finest … props to Christopher Walken for his “dancing” … love the analogue synths
Shoe seems to be on the other foot for the EU now – Pre-Brexit 31-Jan-2020, the EU was saying that it would take like 5 years to do a trade deal with the UK, now, it’s easily done in the … Continue reading EU Desperate For Trade Deal With UK
I’ve been following this for some time now on non-fakestream media sources. Fakestream media haven’t been reporting on it, presumably because it doesn’t support their minority political narrative (UK and elsewhere). Continue reading Frexit On The Way ? France Tensions Reaching Breaking Point
Just saw this – how long before internet in Canada looks the same as internet in North Korea or China ? Where’s Jordan Peterson when you need him ? Is the end of free speech in Canada ?
Great firewall of China, in Canada ?
The news source is relatively new to me – so if you have further centrist-leaning video reports on this issue, feel free to share in the comments section, I’m interested.
Lastly – I AM JUST PASSING THIS ON – I am not a journalist or activist and TBH most of the time not a “serious” writer either (blogging is supposed to be fun?). I’m a centrist, I read and view content from both sides of the aisle (as long as it’s not blatant propaganda, or utter trash) – so I’m sharing this for your information, something you may not be aware of and may be interested in (or not, in which case, just go to the next post). As with any news or report, don’t just take it at face value, do your own research, use your own critical thinking. Kind of obvious really, but best stated, so that it’s clear.
The boy eating his lunch reminded me of the front cover of – “You’ve come a long way baby”, and this is probably the best track off that album.
Something a bit more upbeat for … because … I like it, dunno why, but I do …
The dog seemed to want to get photographed, even smiled for me 🙂 Could be a juxtapose or could be exactly the right photo, dunno. Suppose it’s subjective, beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder.
I really like this photo, even though it has some technical imperfections. I was totally unprepared for this shot to enter my viewfinder. Any photographer knows this – but it was one of those moments, no time for focusing or … Continue reading Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down
I came across Mahyar Tousi’s channel over the past couple of months. He provides an informative populist discussion of (mostly UK) – current affairs, culture and politics, is well spoken, engaging and charismatic.
It seems the BBC is having a meltdown right now, they just announced 450 job cuts in their news division, with more cuts to come.
This is a cover version, I like this one too. I made the video with ffmpeg, m4a music file and photo I took of a Thai doll that a friend gave me at Songkran a few years ago. I blogged … Continue reading The Commitments – Try A Little Tenderness
In case you didn’t catch it the first time – here’s Spider John Koerner, one man and a guitar playing “Rent Party Rag” Genre is kinda folk/blues, and it’s a long one 10 minutes Cheers Don Charisma Continue reading Repost – Spider John Koerner – Rent Party Rag
This one’s for Leslie. She knows who she is, she’s been a good friend to me. I hope she likes the song, it’s one of my favourite ballads, which has been covered by other artists. RIP Otis Redding, we miss … Continue reading Otis Redding – Try A Little Tenderness
TBH, I’ve never been a Facebook fan. Having spoken to others, it’s a mixed bag, some like it, some don’t. Most say they just use it to keep in touch with friends and family, and others, actively avoid using it. … Continue reading Facebook Good ? Facebook Bad ? Free Speech ? Or Totalitarian Censorship ?
From 2018 – One of the best of “Bad Lip Reading” – comedy does still exist on the internet 🙂 Cheers Don Charisma Comments Comments are often welcomed, provided you can string a legible, relevant and polite sentence together. In … Continue reading “INTERROGATING ZUCKERBERG” — A Bad Lip Reading
ffmpeg is one of the most powerful video/audio enoding/decoding/etc tools out there. It’s been around for donkey’s years, and used by amateurs and pros alike.
The main downside is that it’s a command line only tool, so if you’re not willing or able to “get your hands dirty” then probably just do a next on this post. If you want to to try it out, there’s plenty of guides accessible via Google et al which will shine a light on the path for you.
ffmpeg is available for Windows, Linux and Mac. ffmpeg has codecs included for just about every photo/audio/video imaginable. As one comment I spotted online eluded – ffmpeg is very very smart, more than people give it credit for.
Continue reading “ffmpeg One Liner – Still Photo + Music File = Video File”
The last I heard of Nish Kumar he was being booed off stage, at the Lord’s Taverners annual charity cricket lunch (London). You can look that one up for yourself. But, in short – from what I understood it was because Nish was making jokes conforming to a minority political narrative (Orange man bad, Brexiteers are stupid racists etc), which, unfortunately for Nish, the audience didn’t share with him. It didn’t go well at all for Nish – food was thrown at him and he took the bizarre move of arguing with the audience, and doubling down, rather than taking it on the chin and gracefully bowing down. I think in the end one of the organisers had to go on the stage and usher him off. Presumably, before something more drastic occurred, although I’m 100% certain Lord’s Taverners annual charity cricket bunch aren’t white supremacists or KKK, they seemed like a bunch of elderly folks having a peaceful knees up – so probably they would have just verbally escalated the interaction, until Nish got the message that his intrusion to their celebration *REALLY* was unwelcome.
This guy popped up in my feed a few days ago, he’s done quite a few videos about the Coronavirus, so those of you who are interested may want to check out his channel. Continuing on the Europe/Brexit theme – … Continue reading Brexit! What’s Next: Frexit? Nexit? Italexit? Swexit?
“There is a battle going on, in the west and elsewhere. It is globalism against populism. And you may loathe populism, but I’ll tell you a funny thing, it’s becoming very popular” – Nigel Farage, speaking to the EU parliament … Continue reading Italy’s Political Shift – Is European Support For Globalism Waning ?
Didn’t see this on any of the news outlets : Cheers Don Charisma Comments Comments are often welcomed, provided you can string a legible, relevant and polite sentence together. In other cases probably best shared with your therapist, or kept … Continue reading Boris’ Brexit Exit Speech
There are varying reports on media outlets about timing and who’s showing what, so … I did a search on YouTube for “brexit day live”, and this is what I came up with (live streams) : Sky News The Sun … Continue reading Brexit Day Live Coverage – Boris’ Brexit Exit Speech & Farage’s Party
Seems UK Conservatives have had enough of bias UK “fakestream” media. BBC and the rest of the UK mainstream media won’t be getting their usual first dibs scoops from the UK Conservative party. Boris’ Brexit exit speech, which he’ll be … Continue reading Boris’ Brexit Exit Speech – BBC And UK Fakestream Media Intentionally Snubbed
(For my Canadian friend et al) – This was in my inbox this morning : Nigel Farage’s farewell speech to the European Parliament was cut short after he said goodbye by brandishing a Union flag along with his Brexit Party … Continue reading Brexit – Nigel Farage’s final speech to European Parliament cut short after he waves flag
Recently I moved my old videos from WordPress to YouTube to free up storage space on my blog, for posting photography later.
I wasn’t quite sure how YouTube would deal with the fact that the music included in some of my videos is mainstream and copyright. I thought this was a big no no on YouTube.
As it turns out, I was wrong – it’s OK, you can post copyright music without getting banned etc from YouTube. Only thing that will happen is that the video will get marked as containing copyright music. The rub is that you won’t receive any monetization. *Nothing bad will happen.*
I thought about it for a while, and actually I don’t care, my videos would probably only clock up a few views anyway – so monetization isn’t something of any importance to me.
The other thing is videos can be set to unlisted, so they don’t appear in search. What that means is it’s just your blog viewers who can access them via the special link provided by YouTube (not shown in any search).
So copyright owner isn’t actually going to make any money from you posting the video, which is fine for me (of course if you actually wanted to give the money to the copyright owner, you can set the video as listed for search in YouTube)
So, could be a good way to share music you like with your followers – just a suggestion/tip. Might be helpful to someone. I will likely use the facility again later, as sometimes I can only find poor quality versions of pieces of music (on YouTube) I’d like to share, or I can’t find the particular mix/version that I have in my own music collection.
It’s simple to merge a single still photo with music (easiest way to do it). Or if you have video you can merge the video with music.
I think I used Photoshop to do mine. Also Avidemux I’ve used in the past – it’s free, and pretty easy to use. Plus plenty of others out there.
Feel free to leave a comment – what’s your favourite video editing software (preferably free and easy to use.) ?Especially like to hear what Linux users use for video editing, as I’m using Linux more and more these days.
Naomi Wu’s channel popped up in my YouTube feed a while back. At the time I was watching a lot of electronic, science, engineering and technical channels, so probably her channel is watched by those with similar interests. I follow … Continue reading Children’s Charity Rejects $3000 Raised By Female STEM YouTuber
I grew up with the BBC. They made some amazing TV and were probably the best of the 3, and then 4 channels available to watch (that’s all we had). Some of the greatest ever comedy shows came out of … Continue reading The Bias Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) – Worth £155 Per Year On Pain Of Prison ?
I made this track a while back on Ableton. It was my one of my first attempts at making music, since the 90s. Probably not most people’s cup of tea, but my Canadian friend kinda inspired me to share it. … Continue reading Music – “Heart Nose Best” – Don Charisma
(Reuploading my old videos to YouTube) Sometimes a photo just won’t do for capturing a sunset or any other moment for that matter, so I’m experimenting with video 🙂 I shot this video of the sunset the other evening (the … Continue reading Repost – Beach Sunset Video
(Reposting my old videos to YouTube) Title pretty much says it all … quite a challenging job to match the music with this one, I nearly went with “The Female Of The Species Is More Deadly Than The Male” … … Continue reading Repost – Sunset Slipway Fisherwoman vs You’re Beautiful
I bought this double CD a long time ago it’s called “The Best And Friends Album In The World Ever”. It’s one of my favourite CDs, it is really easy to listen, I love the era of music. Trini Lopez … Continue reading Repost – Trini Lopez VS Water Feature
It’s Kite Surfing at sunset this time, with Bill Withers 🙂 Certainly a lot of fun playing with video editing in Photoshop. Slowly getting my head around all of the possibilities, which are endless … (Re-Uploading my old videos on … Continue reading Kite Surfing VS Bill Withers
I’ve been meaning to finish this off for a while. It’s the longest video I’ve done, shot in multiple pieces. Finding a piece of music that I wanted was challenging. So it’s quite a lot more up tempo than my … Continue reading Jetski Sunset VS Heartbeat