Saturday, 31 January 2015

#GIRLspiration with @Oheartsan | Best Friend

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Sometimes a #GIRLspiration can be somebody close to home

#GIRLspiration is HERE! These posts will feature fellow bloggers out there and the "Girls" that inspire them in their everyday life. It's a bit of fun and froth.

Today we let blogger Natalie answer the silly questions I put forth to her. Check out Natalie on Twitter @Oheartsan and visit her blog www.oheartsan.com. Natalie decided to choose a #GIRLspiration a little closer to home.

So Take it away Natalie....

1) Who is your #GIRLspiration and Why? How does she inspire you?
My #GIRLspiration is my best friend, Kaitlin, because of her drive and
open-heartedness. She inspires me every day with the way she lives her
life with an unapologetic and fiery abandon. Always pursuing her dreams
and keeping a humble and kind attitude throughout it all.

2) You and your #GIRLspiration are stuck in a lift together. What do you ask her? How do you act? how would you react in this situation?
I would ask her if she brought any food, because that's all we seem to
do when we get together. If we aren't cooking it, we are talking about it.
We would both make jokes and probably sit down together and go through
each other's bags while we waited for someone to come rescue us!

3) What is your #GIRLspiration 's style? Do you try and copy it? Summarize her style in a few words.
Her style is very 70's. She likes bold prints and clashes occasionally,
but never in a bad way. I think her sense of style is very refreshing and
bold. Hippie-chic, if you will! We have a similar style, however I am more
lazy about mine and tend to throw on whatever skirt is closest to me. We
both love a good thrift store stop!

4) Your #GIRLspiration comes to you crying and drunk after her split from a certain person! What advice and words of consolment would you give her?
Oh, she'd be getting any form of comfort food she desired, movie of her
choice, the works! And any person stupid enough to dump her deserves to be
without her. After all, she's smart and kind and loving, very unique and
beautiful. Nobody is good enough for her, in my opinion. She knows this as
I say it often. I'd also beat said person up if they came within 5 feet of
her after they upset her so much. She knows this as well. Nobody hurts my
friend and gets away with it. :)

5) You get a Film role opposite Your #GIRLspiration! What is the film about and what is your role?
She would be the happy, effervescent popular girl who befriends the
outcast because her heart is JUST that big. Of course, I would be playing
the short-fused outcast who starts to come out of her shell when her new
friend is present. It's hard not to with the charm and confidence she
exudes!

6) Finally. How does your #GIRLspiration make you feel better about yourself?
We lift each other up. That's what we are supposed to do! We've been
best friends since the first grade, and although we've had spats in the
past, I think that we both realize how important and rare a friendship
like ours is. She knows that no matter how far away she is, if she ever
said she needed me I would be there. And I know that if I ever needed her
she would do the same for me. It's impossible to feel like crap about
yourself when you are around someone who loves you for all the same
reasons you love them.

Thank you so much, this was a lot of fun! I enjoyed it a lot! :)
Visit Natalie at www.oheartsan.com
Thank you Natalie for the answers. Now it is YOUR turn to answer the Questions! Pick a #GIRLspiration and email me the answers to the Q's above and I'll get you on the blog!!
Email me at barkerpodcasts@gmail.com

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Thursday, 29 January 2015

#NOT Really an Episode | #NOTlistening

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It's a Special Episode.....Kind of



In the latest | #NOTlistening Episode 162 - #NOT Really an Episode | I went solo for the first show of the year! Scheduling conflicts have delayed our official return to podcasting since 2014, so I decided to record something that explained the updates on all things #NOTlistening as well as lots of exciting work that I am doing online.

In this Special Episode I showcase some exciting clips from my Radio Show "The Really Reel Show" including the BRAND NEW "RRS News". Listen in to hear some random, comedy news on the world of film.


Also, I added my first contribution in my new series of monthly segments on The awesome "High Tea Cast" where I ramble on about James Bond being a shit spy and more. Check out the girls and their world dominating online magazine at www.highteacast.co.uk and download their podcast!! OUT every Monday!



Enjoy the first #NOTlistening of the year and stay tuned for a return to format in late February.

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Monday, 26 January 2015

OSVR, H1Z1 & Shadowrun: Hong Kong | #NOTplaying #61

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Now that we have all that GOTY 2014 nonsense out of the way, we can get down to some business as usual. It was CES a few weeks ago and while Valve may have been conspicuous by their absense, there was unsurpisingly a strong VR presence: Oculus were there showing off their latest wares, but it was Razer who stole the headlines with their new open source solution, OSVR. There's also been a ton of new game announcements & leaks, from Sci-Fi strategy opuses like Total War: Warhammer and Sid Meier's Starships to new kickstarter hopes Identity and Shadowrun: Hong Kong (which is actually more of a sure thing, having almost reached it's penultimate stretch goal at time of writing). And then there's the spectacularly underwhelming early access launch of Sony's, H1Z1, which so far seems to be more of a cynical landgrab than a worthy Day Z clone. All this and more in the first news-packed #NOTplaying Podcast of 2015!



Razer announces OSVR

Also, notable by it's absence and which was the main story of CES last year: Valve/Steam Machines

Steamleft - new web app tells you how long it will take to finish every game in your steam library.

Identity, A MMORPG real life simulator, be a hunter, car racer, fireman, policeman, politician, cartel member, bank robber, drugs manufacturer....

More Shadowrun - 250k in 1 day on Kickstarter

Pneuma: Breath of Life - Steam & Oculus Rift Announcement Trailer

Total Warhammer

Sid Meier's Starships announced

Ninja Theory's Hellblade coming to PC

Bioware's Shadow Realms being retooled for multiplatform launch. Won't be seeing it until 2017 now...

H1Z1 'No questions asked' Refunds

Over 2000 MSDOS Games now playable in your Browser

Grim Fandango Remastered now available to pre-order from GOG

Third & Fourth Monsters announced for Evolve: The Wraith

& The Behemoth

Also their crazy DLC plan

Assassins Creed Movie now coming out Christmas 2016

Tom Francis, creator of Gunpoint and ex-PC Gamer writer is making a youtube series about how to make a game. For idiots.

Rob @bobiroka
Iain @ebowgb
Patrick @patrickjkay


Contact us on Email at: notplayingpodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @notplayingpod
You can find the show notes for this show at www.notlistening.co.uk
If you're listening on iTunes, please give us a review!

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All views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of The #NOTplaying Podcast.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

#GIRLspiration with @Blonde_Vision | Karen Brady

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The Most Powerful Woman in Britain? Well this #GIRLspiration choice thinks so

#GIRLspiration is HERE! These posts will feature fellow bloggers out there and the "Girls" that inspire them in their everyday life. It's a bit of fun and froth.

Today we let blogger Lauren answer the silly questions I put forth to her. Check out Lauren on Twitter @Blonde_Vision and visit her blog http://blonde--vision.blogspot.co.uk/
Lauren went for a Power Woman today!

So Take it away Lauren....

1. Who is your #GIRLspiration and Why? How does she inspire you?
My #GIRLspiration is Karen Brady for her entrepreneurship, influence and power in a male dominated industry and for always championing women in business.



2. You and your #GIRLspiration are stuck in a lift together. What do you ask her? How do you act? how would you react in this situation?
I’d probably be pretty calm, I’ve learnt the art of staying calm in my job. I’d be asking her for her pearls of wisdom for the business world and all the advice I can get. Oh and what Lord Sugar is like behind closed doors!!

3. What is your #GIRLspiration 's style? Do you try and copy it? Summarize her style in a few words.
Karen Brady is always the epitome of sophistication, elegance and class which is definitely something I try to incorporate into my work wardrobe. Dress like you’re already at the top!



4. Your #GIRLspiration comes to you crying and drunk after her split from a certain person! What advice and words of consolment would you give her?
Why does one of the most powerful business women in the UK need a man?!

5. You get a Film role opposite Your #GIRLspiration! What is the film about and what is your role?
Ooh Devil Wears Prada esque movie… I’m Andrea obviously and learn from the best (Karen Brady) then go on to run a multi-billion pound successful business. Umm is this a movie idea or my dream?



6. Finally. How does your #GIRLspiration make you feel better about yourself?
Looking at what Karen Brady has achieved helps me continue my motivation and determination in the professional world. We should all champion and encourage women in business!




Thank you Lauren for the answers. Now it is YOUR turn to answer the Questions! Pick a #GIRLspiration and email me the answers to the Q's above and I'll get you on the blog!!
Email me at barkerpodcasts@gmail.com

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Our Favourite Movies of 2014 | #NOTwatching #34

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2014 seems like a very long time ago now, but with awards season in full swing we figured it's still fair game to discuss our favourite movies of last year. We put a bit of a twist on things though, having already recounted our favourite TV shows of the year in a fairly standard way. Enter Flickchart.com - the movie-rating platform, which allowed us to face off every movie from 2014 against each other in a bid to crown the movie of all movies - in 2014. That was the idea anyway - the reality was somewhat less decisive. It did however allow us to talk about all the movies we liked in 2014. And some we didn't. Enjoy!?!



Rob @bobiroka
Iain @ebowgb
Jon @wobblyjon


Contact us on Email at: notwatchingpodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @notwatchingpod
You can find the show notes for this show at www.notlistening.co.uk
If you're listening on iTunes, please give us a review!

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All views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of The #NOTwatching Podcast.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Quick Guide to The Best Film Oscar Picks | #NOTreading

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The Best Film Nominations explained


It's that time again! The Oscars are right around the corner and the Hollywood Elite are out in force to get their films exposure so they can take home that gold statue!
This year, at the upcoming Oscars, Eight Films fight it out of the prestigious title of "BEST PICTURE". The films range from American War Films to Indie Dramas shot over 12 years to Bio-Pics of famous people to even a film about Drumming!
So what the fuck are all these films about? Well Here I am to help summarize these films to you so you can go down the pub/beauty salon/shop/street corner and impress your mates/associates/clients.

American Sniper

American Sniper is a War Propaganda film starring Bradley Cooper (All About Steve, The Midnight Meat Train) and Directed by Americans favourite grumpy old man Clint Eastwood. The Film is all about an American Sniper who shoots the enemy. This Hilarious Laugh Out Comedy is being seen as Bradley Coopers funniest film since "The A Team". Check this film out if you like films with non stop laughter and OTT characters.

Birdman

Birdman: The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a film that is filmed as if it is done in one continuous take. So to explain the plot of the film I shall take on that approach.

BirdmanstarsMichealKeatonasawashedupexsuperherofilmstarwhodecidestomakeatransitiontothebroadwaystagewithanadaptationofapreteniouswordyplaytoprovetoeveryonethatheisntjustamaninacostumepretendingtosavetheworldWithwackycharactersthisfilmisshotlikeaonetakefilmandmakesyoufeellikeyouareapartofthemovieasabystander

Watch this film if you want to be that guy who likes things differently to others. Watch this film if you want to use it as a reference to show who unintelligent your friends are that say "Transformers" is a good movie. Become a film snob and become pretentious with this film. Embrace being "that" guy who acts as if you discovered this film and nobody else can like it.

Boyhood

Boyhood is a film by Indie Filmmaker Richard Linklater (School of Rock) and starring Ethan Hawke (That guy from Gattaca) and his real life son. His Real Life son ages from age 6 or something to about 18 or something. The film spans 12 years in total and we watch this child grow up! Much like we do when we watch soaps and see Martin Fowler from Eastenders grow from being an annoying child actor to an annoying adult actor. Boyhood is a film for people who have 12 years spare to watch as the film is 12 years long. This was infact nominated 12 years ago, but the academy have only just finished watching it and are now ready to vote.
Watch this film if you have a free schedule from now and 2027. It will be worth it.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a vivacious film with elegantly troffled wordling and fasticated juxtapositional elements of whimsical pfftutter and keatality. The premise of the motional moving imagery upon thy screenings of wonder give exceptional quandry of random wordings and soundlings that make you believe the tremendously heartpuounding utopia of wittertainment is upon your being. Scenery is eaten up like a beautiful ganit of beastly like colourment of eccentricity. You'll exit the film with a feeling of Humphfilly and Guillyfied.
Watch this if you fancy feeling like you are on an acid trip with people far more intelligent and educated than you.

The Imitation Game

Sherlock: The Movie is here! Benedict Cumberbatch (Starter for 10, a Few Episodes of Heartbeat) brings his TV sleuth to the big screen in this World War 2 set thriller. Sherlock, undercover as somebody called Alan, is on hand to help the British Army defeat the Nazi's using a Typewriter that encrypts codes and that. The Film is a heart racing thriller with Keira Knightly looking lovely in a cardigan for the lads to enjoy.
Watch this if you love Sherlock and Cardigans.

Selma

Selma is the movie about the Actress Selma Blair from The movie "Cruel Intentions". The film follows the journey of Selma as she travels to Alabama to meet up with her old school friend Martin and get's caught up in some pretty political things. Selma and Martin haven't seen each other since School and there ideas on the world are different. Martin wants equality and freedom whilst Selma wants to become an Actress and kiss Sarah Michelle Gellar. Can the two unite to achieve a common goal?
Watch this if you actually believe what I just fucking wrote.

The Theory of Everything

A Theory of Everything is a remake of the TV Movie "Hawking" starring Benedict Cumberbatch. focusing on the life of Scientist Stephen Hawking, this Docu-Drama is told from the POV of GOD who is very angry that Stephen dismisses his work and continues to push his crazy ideas of science upon people who are starting to believe him. It's a Darkly Comic tale of GOD vs EVIL it has a twist ending nobody will see coming!
Watch this if you think GOD is a bit harsh on Stephen in the end.

Whiplash

Whiplash is a film about Drumming. Who the Fuck cares?!

So there you go. What film's are you looking forward to? Which ones will win? Let me know.

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Why a Man shouldn't watch E! | #NOTreading

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What I am Even Watching?.........I'm Addicted


I work! I do a 9-5 job usually so my watching TV schedule is usually based around "catch up" or watching a film or something. Even though I have a Billion channels on my cable subscription, I only seem to watch about 4 or 5 of them!........I pay way too fucking much for what I am watching actually!. Also with a family I don't get much time to channel surf anymore, unless it's CBeebies or Disney Channel.
But! This week I had a rare chance to channel surf uninterrupted and I found myself falling into a portal of "trash" and "weirdness". I found myself immersed into the world of E!

Ok, I have checked and I haven't grown a vagina, but I surfed the channels for hours until ONE show caught my eye and I got totally engrossed and shamefully addicted to.
"TOTAL DIVAS"

This show caught my eye for two reasons
1) It has lots of lovely ladies - I am still a guy remember, regardless of what you think
and
2) It's fucking insane! 



I have watched hours of this show and still have no idea who these women are, what they do and what the hell they are talking about. They spend 60 minutes each episode talking in code about wrestling, dating a wrestler, trying to become a good wrestler, acting as if wrestling isn't scripted, talking about the scripts(!) and then complaining that they hurt their boob in training.



THIS is a show that shouldn't be interesting.....BUT I have a shameful addiction to trash tv and this fits the bracket. I am a Total Divas fan and I have no fucking idea why........Ok They are gorgeous but that's it.....I don't even watch WWE!

After "Total Divas" I was introduced to another show which I watched open mouthed. This show is "Giuliana and Bill"


Now, Please JUDGE me on this! THIS show is fucking hideous and horrendous in so many ways! It's a fly on the wall Reality Show about this very strange lady and her Dr (I think he's a Dr) Husband as they raise their baby and have a life.



Here is what I learnt from watching this show

1. Giuliana thinks very highly of herself. Apparently being a Mum with a Supportive Husband and plenty of money and help is too much for her and she still needs to be looked at as a Working Mum in this life.

2, Giuliana and Bill look like they don't even like each other. In Fact the episodes I watched, it seemed like they had only met each other for the first time before each time they share a scene together.



3. Bill likes to remind Giuliana that he has a PHD or something. Giuliana couldn't give a fuck. She reminds him Hugh Jackman once touched her arse

4. Giuliana likes using herbal medicines and shit to cure her babies cough and illness. Bill thinks Giuliana is a twat for this and gives the child calpol.


5. Giuliana works at E! and does all the Red Carpet stuff. She likes to remind us the audience that is a very tiresome job and takes a lot of hard grafting....and copious amounts of latte's

6. Bill seems like a decent guy. Giuliana seems like a bitch.


7. Giuliana and Bill is a terrible show

8. I am addicted to it already.

So, What the Fuck is wrong with me? Somebody please come and take the remote out of my hands and make me go outside..........do this before I Series Link all the shows and...........Too Late! Its Done!

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Monday, 19 January 2015

The Really Reel Show #35 | Emily Graves | #NOTradio

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In this Episode of "The Really Reel Show" Adam is joined by CCR Drivetime Host Emily once again. We discuss all things Harry Potter and try to finish off Disney Songs.
Also more RRS News and plenty of games such as Going in Blind, The Name Game and The Half Time Report.
All This and much more...

The Really Reel Show with Adam is a comedy/film related radio show brought to you by Chelmsford Community Radio
http://chelmsfordcommunityradio.com

Parts of this Show was originally aired on @ChelmsfordCR
Saturday 17th January 2015

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Games of 2014: Our Games of the Year | #NOTplaying #60

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We're well into 2015 now so apologies for taking so long to get this episode out! Long term listeners will likely already have a good idea of what made it into our final GOTY conversation though. Read no further if you prefer not to be spoiled, our combined (and weighted score derived) #NOTplaying Top 5 of 2014 is as follows:



5. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

4. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

3. The Forest

2. Alien: Isolation

1. Elite: Dangerous

& The Runners up (in no particular order):

The Banner Saga

Wolfenstein: The New Order

Watch_dogs

Sightline: The Chair

DCS World

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Rob @bobiroka
Iain @ebowgb
Patrick @patrickjkay


Contact us on Email at: notplayingpodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @notplayingpod
You can find the show notes for this show at www.notlistening.co.uk
If you're listening on iTunes, please give us a review!

To Check out other shows in the Collection visit:
http://barkerpodcasts.webs.com

Including the #NOTwatching Podcast:
http://www.spreaker.com/show/the-notwatching-podcast

All views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of The #NOTplaying Podcast.

Friday, 16 January 2015

#GIRLspiration with @edelclose | Emma Willis

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Who needs Musician Boyfriends Anyway?


#GIRLspiration is HERE! These posts will feature fellow bloggers out there and the "Girls" that inspire them in their everyday life. It's a bit of fun and froth.

Today we let blogger Edel answer the silly questions I put forth to her. Check out Edel on Twitter @EdelClose and visit her blog mydairyfreelife.com

So Take it away Edel....

1. Who is your #GIRLspiration and Why? How does she inspire you?
Ooh this is interesting! I love Emma Willis at the minute because she seems really down to earth, doesn't take herself too seriously and is really confident in her own skin. I also love her hair! She's also got a load of kids and managed to have an amazing career. I want to know her secret!




2. You and your #GIRLspiration are stuck in a lift together. What do you ask her? How do you act? how would you react in this situation?
Firstly, I'd ask her if I can touch her hair lol I'm not sure, I'd probably be gob smacked to be honest, but we have something in common in that we are both married to musicians, so I'd like to have a good chat about that. I'd also ask her what moisturiser she uses because that girl looks damn good for a 38 year old!



3. What is your #GIRLspiration 's style? Do you try and copy it? Summarize her style in a few words.
Her style is quite smart-casual, which I like. It looks cool, but not like you put too much effort in. When I put thought into my style, I'd say I dress similar. Again, her hair! She was my inspiration to go for a cropped style.




4. Your #GIRLspiration comes to you crying and drunk after her split from a certain person! What advice and words of consolment would you give her?
I'd ask her "who wants to be with a musician anyway?"Ermm
Reminding her of how cool she is and how much of a dick her ex is should do the trick! She'd do just fine on her own anyway.



5. You get a Film role opposite Your #GIRLspiration! What is the film about and what is your role?
Hunger Games style movie where we get to decide the fate of all the Celebrity Big Brother contestants and make them fight to the death. Yeah, that would be it. Muwahaha


6. Finally. How does your #GIRLspiration make you feel better about yourself?
I think it's because she doesn't have the typical celebrity look, but this doesn't seem to bother her. It gives other girls the confidence to not conform. She's not afraid to say what she thinks, which is always a great #GIRLspiration



Thank you Edel for the answers. Now it is YOUR turn to answer the Questions! Pick a #GIRLspiration and email me the answers to the Q's above and I'll get you on the blog!!
Email me at barkerpodcasts@gmail.com

So there you go! Hope you enjoyed this, if not.....tough shit. Check out all the other #Mashion Posts here:
@MashionMeauty




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