RIP David Bowie.
my room-mate from college and I used to argue about who sang this song. this was in the dark ages before smartphones allowed you to instantly look things like this up on the google or wikipedia, so we never did come to a conclusion. I argued it was Queen, he insisted it was David Bowie.
a few years later, after we had both graduated, my friend called me on the phone with great excitement:
him: Thad, remember how we would argue about ‘Under Pressure’ as being Queen OR David Bowie?
me: yes, I remember. it is Queen.
him: no! I just heard it on the radio… and it is David Bowie AND Queen! we were both right all along!
me: whoa. mind blown.
or something like that.
this is an older video, but Comanche, a 100-ft flying machine just won line honours at the Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
Published August 28, 2015
Michigan , sailing
Tags: blog, blogging, drone, drone video, Lake Lansing, lansing, laser, laser sailing, michigan, regatta, sailing, sailing racing, sailing video, video
this is a pretty sweet video of a Laser sailing regatta at Lake Lansing, with the video shot from a drone flying above the water.
Published June 5, 2015
Tags: blog, blogging, fog warning, music, nautical, painting, regina spektor, rowboats, today's tunes, video, winslow homer
a nice song by Regina Spektor – “All the Rowboats”
“All the rowboats in oil paintings, they keep trying to row away.”
“The Fog Warning” – Winslow Homer
Laser Performance, the manufacturer of the Sunfish and several other sailing dinghies, created a nice little promotional video about the Sunfish. check it out:
Published April 3, 2015
Michigan , sailing
Tags: arcadia, beach, blog, blogging, FAIL, lake michigan, laws of motion, physics, sail, sailing, sunfish, sunfish sailing, video
for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
I admit it, I’m an engineer by day – and should know better about the physics involved here, but I still somehow didn’t see it coming. my brother-in-law thought it’d be fun to jump off the Sunfish as we were approaching the beach. seemed like a reasonable and fun idea to me – until the boat rocked backwards and dumped me off into the water as well!