Radiohead & Hans Zimmer Release “Blue Planet II” Collaboration

first_imgRadiohead and legendary film composer Hans Zimmer have teamed up to score the soundtrack for the BBC’s natural history series Blue Planet II. The collaboration, which they call “(ocean) bloom,” is a reinvention of Radiohead’s 2011 King Of Limbs “Bloom.” Today, the track reveals itself in a five-minute prequel to the Blue Planet II series. The track, featuring new vocals by Thom Yorke, was inspired by the sounds of the sea, and recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra. Radiohead’s original “‘Bloom’ was inspired by the original Blue Planet series so it’s great to be able to come full circle with the song and reimagine it for this incredible landmark’s sequel,” explains Yorke in a recent press release.“It sort of seeped into my subconscious. I found myself dreaming of these creatures quite a lot,” Yorke explained in a BBC interview. “When we came to do all those weird recordings for The King of Limbs, it must have been in there. It started with Colin [Greenwood’s] bassline and ‘Open your mouth wide.’”Zimmer, who composed the scores for The Lion King, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, Interstellar, and so many more added, “In a funny way, I was trying to be respectful and not ruin the song, if you know what I mean. If somebody hands you somebody else’s work, there’s responsibility and respect that comes with it.”James Honeyborne, executive producer of the documentary, said the collaboration is “an incredibly powerful companion to the scenes we’ve spent [four] years capturing.” The new series will once-again feature Sir David Attenborough as the narrator, and will include footage of newly discovered and never-before filmed creatures, including a new species of crab with a hairy chest – “nicknamed the ‘Hoff crab’” after Baywatch star David Hasselhoff.You can listen to the full, uninterrupted track here at the 51:22 mark. You should also watch Hans Zimmer and Thom Yorke’s “(ocean) bloom” in the new prequel to Blue Planet II below:last_img read more

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Chick-fil-A Backtracks on Email Promoting Closed Sunday as “National Sandwich Day”

first_imgNational fast food chain Chick-fil-A is setting things straight, after company officials sent a promotional email last week welcoming customers to their stores on National Sandwich Day.Sounds fine, right? Well, not in this case.The problem is that the so-called “national holiday” falls on November 3, which of course is on a Sunday this year.The chain is closed on Sundays.That realization led the company to send a follow-up email with the subject line, “Well … this is awkward.”The follow-up message states, “We recently sent an email that included a message about National Sandwich Day, which naturally we were very excited about. We didn’t realize it falls on Sunday when we are closed. We apologize for the confusion and hope to see you soon (Monday-Saturday).”On a related note, competitor Popeyes used the occasion to announce that its popular chicken sandwich, which sold out weeks earlier than expected last summer, would make its return on Sunday.Popeyes officials took a jab at Chick-fil-A in a recent social media video, which says that Popeyes is “always open seven days a week.”last_img read more

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Curly hair made easy by Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

first_imgCurly hair has the reputation for being one of the hardest types of hair to manage because it is naturally drier, more affected by humidity, more prone to split ends and breakage. In fact simply trying to brush it can lead to some serious frizz! That’s why so often curly hair gets straightened with a flat iron! We want you to embrace your natural curl and put that flat iron away (well for now anyway!) Patrick asked Noreen one of our Artistic Directors to give us her top six tips for naturally curly hair. Noreen says “ I love cutting and styling naturally curly hair and have learned a lot over the past few years, so I am delighted to share my top tips with you today”  Don’t Force the HairCurly hair is delicate so it is best to let the hair be free. A taming cream can keep the curls nourished and adding a light mousse such as Wella Eimi Boost Bounce will provide hold and definition to the curl. ConditionerConditioning curly hair is so important because it stops the lower half of the hair from appearing dry and frizzy. The curlier the hair, the longer it takes for natural oils to travel from the scalp to the ends so adding moisture in the shower by using a good quality conditioner is a good idea. Wella’s SP Hydrate range works really well adding much needed moisture to dry hair without weighing the hair down. Apply to mid-lengths and ends for best results.  Style Your Hair When It Is Sopping WetDon’t be tempted to towel dry curly hair when you get out of the shower! Prevent frizz and stickiness by applying your styling products straight away on wet hair… even before you get out of the shower! Use your fingers to rake products through from roots to ends, then scrunch and squeeze upward toward the scalp. Then dry with a diffuser. If You Must Use a Straightener…Always apply a heat protection spray beforehand such as Wella Thermal Image to minimize any damage. Use temperature controlled straightening irons; such as the Wella Pro Style Iron – if your hair isn’t thick then turn down the temperature, you don’t need it on maximum.Never Blow-Dry Without A Diffuser!A regular nozzle disrupts the curl pattern and focuses hot air on one section at a time, while a diffuser dries curls evenly for a full, uniform look. After applying a heat-protecting product,flip your head upside down and diffuse right at the roots and mid-length. Make sure that the hair is completely dry to lock in volume. Get A Dry Cut!Curly dry hair and curly wet hair are very different things. Curls retract significantly when dry; some pieces may coil tightly, while others hang a bit looser. A dry cut won’t spring anysurprises—you’ll know exactly how every strand will fall. See www.Patrickgildea.ie for more information and check out our Facebook for more tips and tricks!Curly hair made easy by Patrick Gildea Hairdressing was last modified: October 19th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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