The John Lewis Christmas Advert 2011, beautiful. I used to use the Coca-Cola Christmas TV advert to indicate that the festive season had officially begun, but this year I think John Lewis have done that with this ad. I love it.
The final scene of the 1976 movie “Bugsy Malone” featuring the song “You Give a Little Love.”
‘Living in New York I’d grab my Canon 7D, or S95, and shoot footage of what was going on around me. It seemed like a never ending project and you could stay filming life in New York for a long time. But eventually I put my camera down and started to edit. Here’s the end result, it’s a bit rough and ready but that’s life in the Big Apple I guess.
Turn up the volume or put in your earphones on this one for the beautiful song ‘We Don’t Eat’ by Irishman James Vincent McMorrow.’
From Clash Music’s website….
Rufus Wainwright is amongst the latest performers to pay a visit to Occupy Wall Street.
The United States is built on the free market. Capitalism is enshrined as doctrine, with the two-party system helping to maintain the status quo. Yet on Wall Street – the heart of the market system – an unusual protest is unfolding.
Sparking copycat movements around the world, Occupy Wall Street is a motley crew of left-wing protesters, the unemployed and church figures who are dismayed at the path American society is taking.
Largely ignored by mainstream American media, Occupy Wall Street has gone viral in an effort to reach a global audience. However the larger the protest’s profile becomes, the more frequent celebrity visitors become.
So far, Occupy Wall Street has been visited by Kanye West, Russell Brand, Katy Perry, Alec Baldwin, Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello and countless others.
Venturing down to Wall Street, Rufus Wainwright lent his support to the protests in typically acerbic style. Scaling a platform, the singer was joined by Sean Lennon to perform a version of ‘Material Girl’.
Using lyric sheets to perform the Madonna classic, Rufus Wainwright is the latest artist to perform at Occupy Wall Street. Veteran songwriter Pete Seeger has already sang at the event, although Wainwright was considerably less earnest than the respect protest figure.