October Stuff

By Bryan • china, sports • 22 Oct 2009

Squeeze an image/media entry in amongst the seemingly ever mounting SURP work.

From the CBC a few days back and while it is hardly an original comparison, I had to insert the images (just because I’m a Star Wars geek).

cantina-band eigenharp

This is an eigenharp, created 2009 and not in a galaxy, far, far away.  It’s the instrument that does everything…really.

 
Warren Miller has a new movie, Dynasty which is apparently in celebration of 60 years of mountain filmmaking.  60 years!  Although, apparently WM isn’t narrating anymore.   I remember being in my first year of undergrad in ‘99 and watching Warren Miller’s Fifty, which was in…well, bet you can’t guess. I used to be a big fan of WM…but realized about a year or two after Fifty that one WM film is just like another.  Actually, one could probably make that assertion about any ski movie. 

Of note, a scene from the Dynasty trailer takes place in Xinjiang Province, from what I’m willing to bet my left leg is Tian Chi (a place I was at in 2004) and the trailer also makes a comment about taking horses up the mountain in order to ski down.  I did exactly that as well…although I don’t think the snow I found was nearly as good as what these guys had access to.  Damn unlimited budgets.

Still, at the end of the day – not much different that Fifty.

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One Response

  1. Sue Crosby

    Very cool instrument!

    Still don’t think that snow compare’s to Azu’s ‘snorkel snow’. A few flakes came down today so there will be lots for those Christmas/New Years runs.

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