Thursday, 26 July 2012

Sleepmaker Storms Free

Image courtesy of the App Store
Once again, dipping back to a past post, I mention a site called 'SimplyNoise' that offered a variation of white, pink and brown noise to help sooth, calm and bring about sleep - odd as it may seem.

Well now, through the medium of my iPad, I have discovered this wonderful little app entitled 'Sleepmaker Storms Free'.

I, for one, love the sound of a thunderstorm, and this great little app (available for both iPad and iPhone) offers a wide range of storm and  rain sounds depending on your mood/taste/liking. I use it on a regular basis, especially of late with these warm nights, with window open, a cool night breeze across my body and the rumbling sound of rolling thunder accompanied by a steady downpour of rain... sheer bliss.

So, if you're a lover of storms and listening to them in the dark, pop over to the Sleepmaker link above and get downloading. They also produce apps for the sound of the sea, nature, static and rain without thunder - all for free! I hope you find what you need and enjoy :)

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

A little while ago I posted a small tribute piece to the late Andy Whitfield, who starred as Spartacus in 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand'.

And now, I offer up the follow-on 'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena'. This is a prequel to the events of Blood and Sand, giving more background and depth to the characters and life within the ludus of Batiatus before the arrival of Andy Whitfield's character, Spartacus.

Interestingly though, this series was filmed during Andy's convalescence from his first bout of treatment to combat his cancer, from which the doctors subsequently gave him a clean bill of health.
It was the studio's hope that Andy would be fit to return to fulfill his role as Spartacus in season two of Spartacus: Blood and Sand - which sadly, as we all now know, was never meant to be with Andy Whitfield's passing in 2011 due to a resurgence of his cancer.

For those new to the whole Spartacus series, I offer you a taster of 'Gods of the Arena'. Enjoy :)

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The Electric City

Tom Hanks as we all know and love, has been a familiar and respected actor recognised by face and voice across several generations - everything from his earlier outings in 'Splash' of 1984, to his voicing of 'Woody' in the 'Toy Story' franchise.
Now, in 2012 we are presented with twenty, five minute episodes of an animated series entitled, 'The Electric City', produced by his company Playtone and the Indian media company Reliance Entertainment.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Out of Hibernation

Well, here I sit looking out of the window at a scene bathed in sunshine. Part of me now knows how Noah must have felt after the rains subsided. It has, more or less, rained non-stop for maybe a week? Could even be more? But now it's sunny, for a while, and I feel the time is right for me to once again take my tentative steps back into the warm bosom of the blogosphere.

There are a number of things I want to say in this post, so a word of warning: this post will ramble. It will not cover any particular one topic, but it will exorcise the demons within my blogger's head, and hopefully give a better understanding to why I had to 'take time out', as it were.