Posts filed under “Weekend”

Aston Martin Lagonda

From Classic Driver:

In case we were still in any doubt, Aston Martin has announced ‘production intent’ for the new Lagonda super-saloon, which is to be sold by invitation only to buyers in the Middle East…

Source: Classic Driver

Category: Weekend

Kubrick Red Supercut

  Red: A Kubrick Supercut from Rishi Kaneria on Vimeo. via the Creators Project  

Category: Film, Weekend

Where Band Members Stand

From Flip Flop Flyin’: The colours and letters should be obvious, but just in case: S = singer, G = guitar, B = bass, D = drums, K = keyboards of various sorts, inc. computers or mixing equipments, T = turntables. If the singer regularly plays an instrument, they get a pink ring around the…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Music, Weekend

2015 Design of the Year: Mercedes-Benz S Coupe

Many years ago, I had a 1983 MB 380 SEC. It was the coupé version of the W126 S-Class — it was a giant rear drive 2 door version of the S class, chock full of technological advance of the day, including a seat belt presenter (really). At highway speed, it would lower itself. It wasn’t fast off the line, but it was an autobahn cruiser. I drove it to Virginia and back several times and it would lope — at 90mph, it was practically idling, running at 2200 rpm. (I never pressed it to see what the top end was). I was rear ended in it by a Volvo, whose front end was destroyed; The big Benz never got so much as a scratch on it. It was solid as a bank vault.

The new most up to date version of the S coupe is out, and the it is Twin-Turbo 4.7L V8, 449 HP / 516 LB-FT, 7-Speed Auto, All-Wheel Drive S550 4MATIC Coupe  was just named Automobile Magazine‘s Design of the Year. My current lease (Infiniti M) is up in March 2016, and this would make a lovely replacement (if I could get Mrs. Big Picture to say yes to it!):

 

 

Source: Mercedes Benz, Automobile Magazine

 

 

 

 

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Category: Weekend

Get It: Art of McCartney

After streaming this all for the past 4 days, I just ordered the new “Art of McCartney” 2 CD/1 DVD set from Amazon. The list of artists doing covers of Beatles/Wings/McCartney songs is fantastic: Disc 1 1. Maybe I’m Amazed Billy Joel 2. Things We Said Today Bob Dylan 3. Band on the Run Heart…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Stream: Art of McCartney

click for more album info     You can stream the entire new Paul McCartney album — 46 covers of the greatest Beatles, Wings and solo McCartney songs — below. The 2 CD + 1 DVD package is available at Amazon. You can stream individual tunes at YouTube, or stream the entire set below.  …Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

2015 Corvette Z06: Faster than Lambo, Ferrari or McLaren

This HAS to be my next bargain auto purchase: Source: AutoWeek From AutoWeek: The 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 will come out of the box with a sub-3-second 0-60 time and sub-11-second quarter-mile time. That puts the approximately $80,000 Z06 on par with the outgoing $180,000 Lamborghini Gallardo, the $1.5 million Ferrari 599XX, the $1.2 million…Read More

Category: Weekend

Fly Through Universe

Paul Bourke, a research professor at the University of Western Australia, provides us a fly-through of the known universe, according to the 6dF Galaxy Survey: The 6dF Galaxy Survey has collected more than 120,000 redshifts over the southern sky over a 5 year period from 2001 to 2005. Its goal is to map our southern…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Ex Machina

To erase the line between man and machine is to obscure the line between men and gods. Ex Machina, in theaters April 10, 2015. Meet Ava

Category: Film, Weekend

Chrissie Hynde Sings The Beatles’ Let It Be

From Speakeasy: Released in 1970, the song was the last single the Beatles released before the band split. Hynde’s version echoes the original, opening with the iconic piano part and building into a symphony of backing vocals, guitars, bass and drums. Hynde shows the softer side of her tough-as-nails vocal style, the occasional catch in…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend