PR31: A DVD, In A Word – Essential

What is the one DVD you can always rely on to cheer you up, deliver the goods, be your solid recommendation, essentially your DVD go to comfort blanket?

Well we’ve brought two to the party today, and want to share them with you, because for probably no more than £5 (secondhand) you can pick these up, and add something good to cultural side of your life.

Also, a debut visit to Piccadilly Records in Manchester lead to the discovery of some new music for us. We cannot say enough good things about independent record shops, and yet again, one has come good, introducing us to Whyte Horses.

We reached out to Whyte Horses record label, CRC Music, for permission to play one of the catchiest tracks we’ve heard in some time, Promise I Do, which is from their debut album, Pop Or Not, and CRC were happy for us to do so.

This all comes back to the record shop though! If Piccadilly Records wasn’t there, finding the Whyte Horses may not have happened. Support your local independent record shops!

And enjoy this podcast!

Beauty Bottled - Hair Raisers

So here it is at last.

9 of the most beautiful songs ever written.  Songs which make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

It's a nice feeling and I'm finally willing to let you feel as good as I do.

Oh, and more good news, I'm not just TELLING you what songs to listen to, I'm also TELLING you exactly when in the song to listen from.

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Desert Island Discs

Desert Island Disc’s first appeared on BBC Radio in 1942, and remains a popular series to this day.

On episode 28 of our podcast we thought it would be fun to try to take on the difficult task of whittling down a list of favourite tunes to just eight tracks.

We were delighted that so many people took the time to add their lists to our website, so we’ve collected them together and displayed them below. Hopefully you enjoy reading through these lists, and maybe even find one or two new songs along the way!

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The Not-Too-Distant Future - Part 1

Vincent Freeman

Genetic Predictions At Birth:
Neurological Disorder - 60% Probability
Manic Depressive - 42% Probability
Attention Deficit Disorder: 89% Probability
Heart Disorder with Early Fatal Potential: 99% Probability
Life Expectancy: 30.2 Years

Record Extract:
Guidance Counsellor Hugo Lamar's interview with in-valid pupil Vincent Freeman:

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Limitless: You, But Better

What if you could access your brains full potential, rather than just the 10 or so percent we use now?

The 10% thing is of course a myth, so I'll rephrase the question, what if you could be the best that you possibly could be?

What if all that was required to make this happen was 1 pill (taken daily) called NZT? 

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The Return

A number of years ago I used to enjoy writing screenplays.  

I wrote about sci-fi mainly, but if I considered a topic interesting enough I just went for it. It's safe to say I was no Allan Loeb but it was always a fun pastime for me.

But what does it actually take to translate your work from page to screen? 

A good number of things obviously but maybe top of the list is the ability to quieten that voice inside you saying "it's not good enough".

Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. Bottom line is you won't know if you don't try.

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When I Saw You I Fell In Love...

... And you smiled because you knew. - William Shakespeare

The story of Tiffany and Pat falling in love in Silver Linings Playbook is more complex, but ultimately still comes down to love at (more or less) first sight.

Pat has just been released from hospital after being treated for bipolar disorder when he meets (through friends) Tiffany. She's a young widow with depression and problems of her own and the two quickly click.

They grow close and spend a lot of time together, but despite Tiffany's regular suggestions of casual sex, Pat always politely declines as he is trying to win back his ex Nikki.

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Alex Visits NASA

The Year: 1994

The Place: The USA

More Specifically: The Kennedy Space Centre in Florida

As someone who has been obsessed with the Stars, and the thought of travelling to them, the chance to visit NASA was one I had to take.

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