Tuesday, April 12, 2011


ELO Discovery linked to this rather amazing short film using Steppin' Out from ELO.

Mechanical Sympathy from Tom McDermott on Vimeo.

From the creator of the film:
Created as part of my dissertation which is titled '‘Breathing life into an inanimate object using stop motion animation techniques’. This film is made up of 6,300 individual photographs and shot and edited in just over five weeks.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


While browsing what's probably the only CD shop within 25 miles of here, I came across this:

It's a lullaby tribute to Tom Petty and it leans heavily on Petty's collaborations with Jeff Lynne.

The track list:
Free Fallin'
I Won't Back Down
You Wreck Me
Saving Grace
Runnin' Down A Dream
Here Comes My Girl
American Girl
Learning To Fly
Into The Great Wide Open
The Waiting

The songs are available to download from iTunes and Amazon.  Other tributes in this series include Michael Jackson, Dave Matthews Band, Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Buffett.

The tracks are instrumental and within an inch of complete kitch.  After a few minutes playing it, I strongly suspect the music will do anything but put a child to sleep.