Five things on Friday #148

Things of note for the week ending Friday October 30th, 2015.

Things of note for the week ending Friday October 30th, 2015.

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Halloween tomorrow, innit.

1. 35 BEST REUTERS PHOTOS SO FAR THIS YEAR
Reuters is amazing. Full stop. Business Insider thinks so too. That’s why they’ve pulled together a list of the 35 best photos from Reuters so far this year.

Here’s one to get you in –

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The rest are simply breathtaking.

Powerful.

Arresting.

Moving.

Go.

2. UNDER PRESSURE
A few things here. First off, UNDER PRESSURE is an amazing song. AMAZING. Go and listen to it right now in fact.

Second off, I had no idea of how this whole thing came together.

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In the summer of 1981, the British band Queen was recording tracks for their tenth studio album, Hot Space, at Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland. As it happened, David Bowie had scheduled time at the same studio to record the title song for the movie Cat People. Before long, Bowie stopped by the Queen sessions and joined in. The original idea was that he would add backup vocals on the song “Cool Cat.” “David came in one night and we were playing other people’s songs for fun, just jamming,” says Queen drummer Roger Taylor in Mark Blake’s book Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Freddie Mercury and Queen. “In the end, David said, ‘This is stupid, why don’t we just write one?’”

Amazing.

More (including a stripped down isolated vocal track from both Bowie and Mercury) here.

(there’s a lot to see/read and it’s probably the best thing on the list this week)

3. SOME RANDOM DARK KNIGHT STUFF
This is potentially quite old but I only found it recently and just really, really liked it. If you’ve ever read any interviews with Tom Hardy about his experiences on TDKR then you’ll know how true this whole thing sounds…

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4. NEED A FRIDAY MIXTAPE?

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Friday Mixtape has the [often very awesome] solution.

5. HAPPY HALLOWEEN

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Yes, this is all my own work (studied a year in stage make up in my teens). It’s relatively simple to do BUT if you’re yet to sort your costume, get yourself to Charles H. Fox in London’s Covent Garden. If you’re need of a make up job, they’ll sort you right out.

WOOP WOOP

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Bonuses this week are as follows:

Oh, and sorry it’s late, I genuinely had publishing issues.

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Enjoy the weekend, wherever you are in the world.

Whatley out x

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