Monday, December 26, 2011

Pink Floyd - The Colours

A while ago I posted somewhere on the web a "theory" about PINK colour. The original post was about a pink lizard.

So I thought that in Pink Floyd's name we find the colour PINK.

Pink is a combination of red and white. The main colors are red, yellow and blue. By the combination of the other two colours, yellow and blue, we obtain green, so "Green Is The Colour". Corporal Clegg had a coloured medal:

Corporal Clegg had a medal too
In orange, red, and blue 
He found it in the zoo.

In Stay, "A yellow moon is growing cold" (from the album Obscured by Clouds).

Pink is the only colour that we will not find in the rainbow. The rainbow reminds us about their album: Dark Side Of The Moon. See you on the dark side of the moon!

Any Colour You Like is another great song!

Blue... Good Bye Blue Sky!

Us And Them, black and blue...

So: PINK is quite a colour, and PINK FLOYD quite a band!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Google 3D Warehouse

A while ago Google released another useful online tool named Building Maker. It is the software used in order to create 3D models of the building to be eventually displayed in Google Earth. There is also an offline version named Google SketchUp:

SketchUp is the finest (and most innovative) tool available for anyone designing anything from coffee pots to skyscrapers."
– McCall & Associates

So, I was curious about this new free tool, and I've started to use it. I've created at first a few simple models, which, to my surprise, were accepted! Being somehow pleased with the results, I've continued to improve my technique. So far I've uploaded 28 accepted models of buildings in Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. Among these models, I consider the following building one of the most interesting:

This is a model which is still under "construction":

In order to see it in 3D or in Google Earth, click here, or follow this link:

Google has some wonderful apps, only that some of them are very well "kept", and I do not know why...

Thursday, October 27, 2011


A good question in a song by John Lennon: How?
And a tribute to John brought by a great voice: Ozzy Osbourne.

Watching Ozzy's clip, I wonder, isn't he more famous than many state presidents? I bet he is! So he and him alike might be the ones who could make a change/difference when we are talking about global issues... But politics and rock music are completely different things! Right?
  • John Lennon - How? 
  • Ozzy Osbourne - How?


There are dreamers and dreamers: daylight dreamers, night dreamers...
Only that there are two famous ones:

John Lennon: You may say I'm a dreamer... (Imagine)

Ozzy Osbourne: I'm just a dreamer... (Dreamer)

John Lennon's Imagine

Ozzy Osbourne's Dreamer


We are unperfect people living in an unperfect world. The more we try to be perfect, the balance between good and bad remains the same, so the more bad is about to unveils.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Room with a View

I've "landed" on this movie with Helena Bonham Carter, A Room with a View, a few years ago, not by chance, but by searching a few lines.
A few lines that draw my attention while listening to Dream Theater's Space Dye Vest.

I am talking about George Emerson's (Julian Sands) lines:
He's the sort who can't know anyone intimately, least of all a woman. He doesn't know what a woman is. He wants you for a possession, something to look at, like a painting or an ivory box. Something to own and to display. He doesn't want you to be real, and to think and to live. He doesn't love you. But I love you. I want you to have your own thoughts and ideas and feelings, even when I hold you in my arms. It's our last chance...
And here's the movie sequence with the quote above: Lying to George.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


When is about memorizing names, well, my memory doesn't look very well trained... I've heard once that people who wear nicknames have inappropriate names. When some people are introduced, and say their names, sometime later you either remember his or her name when you two meet, or not! So I draw the conclusion that like nicknames, physiognomy is also related to a person's name. If the name is appropriate for that person, you will remember her or his name. Otherwise you will not! What do you think?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Faithless - Insomnia

According to Wikipedia, the song features Maxi Jazz singing as an insomniac while he struggles to sleep ("I toss and I turn without cease, like a curse, open my eyes and rise like yeast/At least a couple of weeks since I last slept, kept takin' sleepers, but now I keep myself pepped").

The subject is resonant with fans of dance music, since stimulant use is common in club/rave culture, and insomnia a normal side effect. The insomniac is also rather destitute ("Make my way to the refrigerator/One dry potato inside, no lie, not even bread, jam...").

On Pain by Khalil Gibran

A few lines from the poem On Pain by Khalil Gibran draw my attention:

Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.

One can find the entire poem at Poem Hunter.

I search for an appropriate video on YouTube, so here it is:

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Congratulations, Alda!

"Alda is part of our “Who Are You?” campaign, which began in Cameroon, Africa and has spread around the world. We gave her a disposable camera to give us a glimpse into her life. Alda is a poet."

Read the rest of a part of her story on Obakki Foundation blog:
I am Alda

Congratulations, Alda!
Keep on writing!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Concert for Bangladesh

40 Years Ago
Madison Square Garden

George Harrison
Ravi Shankar
Bob Dylan
Eric Clapton
Ringo Starr
Leon Russell
Billy Preston
Sir Bob Geldof

George Harrison Fund for UNICEF

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sleepless Bobby

Hello, my dear friends and foes!

I've started recently a blog with a similar name in Romanian language, because it is my native language, and sometimes I feel to write down some thoughts. Romanian is quite a difficult language, with a grammar similar to French, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese, all of them derived from the Latin language. I am writing these in order to explain that there is no use to try to translate the other blog, Noctambulul, using automated translators, because they will only translate the words, and the meanings will be lost...

Lost in translation... This is actually the title of a great movie directed and written by Sofia Coppola, starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. There are a few good trailers available on the web, but this one seems to be the perfect match between the movie scenes and the selected music (Insomnia by Electric President):

The title of the above trailer has a similar name with my blog: Insomnia. Sleepless Bobby is me. I am not actually a sleepless or an insomniac, and I do not have sleep disorder problems (yet), but due to my working hours (I am working in shifts), I have unusual sleeping hours. Usually I am going to bed between 2 and 5 AM, sometimes right after coming back from night shift, meaning around 7:30 AM.

In the Romanian version I've explained some problems that people who work in shifts might have. In order to read more about this, searching the web for "Shift Work Sleep Disorder" will display some interesting sites that are dealing with this issue.

This blog is not intended to post sleep disorder problems, but issues that come into my mind at hours that the Common People usually sleep... I do not intend to post on a regular basis neither.

Take care!