Posts Tagged '2010'

Winter Olympics 2010, starting today

Later today the Olympic cauldron will be lit in Vancouver to launch the opening of the 21st Winter Olympics. This major international multi-sport and nationalities will be held from the 12th to the 28th of february.

In the next week, 5,000 athletes from 80 different countries will be competing in 15 events.
Britain has 52 athletes taking part in these Olympics which hasn’t happened since 1992. Hopefully we can improve on their medal total of zero!

This year though Britain is expecting other results with its two major world champions, David Murdoch for the the men’s curling team and the bobsleigh pairing of Nicola Minichiello and Gillian Cooke.
Britain also has a lot of expectations upon Zoe Gillings, top-ranked at snowsport, who is aiming to become Britain’s first medallist in the snowboard cross.

A lot of excitement and medal prospects these Games for Britain.
Here’s hoping for success as long as the snow falls!


Burberry to broadcast first 3D fashion show

First there’s 3D football and now there’s something to keep all the fashionistas happy.

Burberry have announced they will be broadcasting their upcoming Autumn/Winter womenswear show to five locations around the world in 3D – New York, Paris, Dubai, Tokyo and LA. Here a 3D glasses-clad audience will be able to watch the show on “custom built silver screens”.

The show will take place at The Chelsea College of Art in London on February 23. Burberry are thought to be the first brand to attempt to simultaneously show an event globally. The event will also be streamed in 2D on the day, with users being able to comment through their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Viral video leads to Grammy performance

Performing at the Grammys is a dream for many, however I doubt Butch Walker expected his cover of Taylor Swifts hit tune “You Belong With Me” to land him a spot alongside the songstress at this years event.

It seems that back in November, Butch, who was originally in the rock band Marvelous 3, decided to record a cover version of the hit song after asking his Twitter fans for suggestions.

The musician then created a “making of” video — complete with pee breaks and subtitles — which became such a huge hit that in a just two days Taylor Swift caught wind of the cover and tweeted enthusiastically, “@butchwalker covered You Belong With Me and I’m losing my MIND listening to it! Blown away.”

This just goes to show the extent of social media’s ability to both bring people together and to foster creativity.

Happy New Year – Paul Hardcastle

Happy New Year to you all. I hope everyone had a good break and didn’t eat too much! ha-ha!

2010 is definitely going to be a busy year, there is so much I have planned. I’m currently snowed in which has meant I’ve barely left the studio……no change there then ha-ha!

As a special new year treat here’s a taster of the new Jazzmasters 6. I’d love to hear what you all think.

I wish you all a prosperous 2010.


Samsung Mobile Explorers expect the unexpected

These viral-intended videos tie in nicely with Samsung’s sponsorship deal for the 2010 winter olympics which are being held in Vancouver.

But are they unexpected enough?

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