Watch David Bowie Perform ‘Oh! You Pretty Things’ In Special 1972 Performance [HD Video]

first_imgFrom the Best of Bowie DVD, this video was recorded on February 8, 1972 for The Old Grey Whistle Test on BBC, though it wasn’t broadcasted until over ten years later. The song was written by David Bowie in 1971 for the album Hunky Dory and features simple piano playing with powerful lyrics that question the dedication of present society.Ten years into his career, Bowie was entering his Ziggy Stardust stage and influencing popular culture to join his trends of anti-traditionalism. “Oh! You Pretty Things” invokes concepts of the ever-evolving races of humanity, providing images of strangers joining to better understand the state of society, with refrain lyrics like “You gotta make way for the Homo Superior” and ongoing urges to “wake up” and think about “the world to come.”Watch the uplifting performance below:Tedeschi Trucks Band included the Bowie song as a bonus track on their most recent album Let Me Get By. Watch a live version below:last_img read more

​Webb says single pensions regulator not ‘in my in-tray’

first_imgSteve Webb has defended the UK government’s decision to leave the current regulatory environment – whereby pension matters are jointly overseen by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Pensions Regulator (TPR) – unchanged, insisting the idea of reforming the system was “not in my in-tray”.The pensions minister’s comments come shortly after outgoing National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) chairman Mark Hyde Harrison said the split was “increasingly unsustainable” in light of auto-enrolment.Webb reasoned, while addressing the NAPF annual conference in Manchester, that in light of the number of changes already underway within the UK pension system, it was not the right time for a wholesale reorganisation.“Let me ask a rhetorical question,” the Liberal Democrat MP said. “In the midst of automatic enrolment, the end of contracting out, worries about pensions liberation fraud, tackling small pots and a big upheaval generally and all of that, is now the time to restructure the regulatory regime?” He said that, “on balance”, his view was it was not the right time for change, but admitted there were “certainly” issues within the current arrangement that saw areas of the pensions market overseen by his own Department for Work & Pensions (DWP), the Treasury, the FCA and TPR that needed improving.But he added: “At the moment, the idea of writing a new regulatory regime is not in my in-tray, I have to say.”His comments come after Hyde Harrison, now succeeded by Rushton Smith as the group’s chairman, insisted that reform was needed, despite the difficulties it could entail.The former chief executive of the Barclays UK Retirement Fund said that, due to auto-enrolment – which allows both FCA-regulated, contract-based arrangements and trust-based schemes overseen by TPR to be used – the split would “become increasingly apparent – and increasingly unsustainable”.“Any shift won’t be easy – I recognise that,” he said during the conference’s opening address. “But it doesn’t mean we should dodge the issue.“The priority has to be ensuring better and fairer pensions for people. We need the right regulatory environment to help us achieve that.”Calls for a single pensions regulator have come from a number of sources, most notably from the National Audit Office and the parliamentary committee on work & pensions.However, a single regulator has been rejected both by the DWP and a junior Treasury minister, while the chairman of TPR, Michael O’Higgins, said reform to the regulatory system would be unwise.last_img read more

Gold Coast property’s wicked backyard wows with custom theme park

first_imgYes, the dinosaur will be sold with the house.LJ Hooker Nerang agent Julie Morgan-Kemp said the owners, who had three children, wanted to create a family-friendly haven where they didn’t need to leave home to find entertainment. “The husband is a big kid at heart and always loved the idea of a skate park,” she said. “They had some spare cash grabbed the skateboard and said ‘how far can we take it?’“It’s the sort of property that gets the kids off the iPad and Xbox and gets them outside where they should be.” MORE: Where you can buy in Australia based on your salary Gold Coast backyard home to professional basketball half-court MORE NEWS: Playing field between renters and landlords evens out The property at 6-8 Parma Court, Mt Nathan, is packed full of fun. The residences have been recently renovated.The 1.1ha property at 6-8 Parma Court, Mt Nathan, has two residences — the main home and a guesthouse, plus a home office and shed with two shipping containers, which have been converted into storage and a man cave. The main four-bedroom house has had a recent renovation and features a stylish kitchen with a Steel Combi steam oven, designer fixtures, timber accents and an ensuited main bedroom. MORE NEWS: Inside the charity home that will help sick and premature babies Where the world’s biggest celebrities stay when they’re in Australia More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Most expensive house ever for sale in US gets $100m discount The fully equipped theme park-like backyard also features a tree fort, carousel swing and a pool with a slide, colourful soft rubber surrounds and a friendly giant dinosaur who is set to stay. Wildlife, including wallabies, also frequent the grounds, which feature impressive gardens, fruit tress and a pond flush with fish. It will be like living at a holiday resort everyday. 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This Gold Coast property takes the average pool, sandpit and swing set to the next level of ‘theme park-style’ awesomeness.There’s a chance to harness your inner Tony Hawk on a professionally designed and built skate park with a viewing deck, shade sails, flood lighting and a basketball ring. RELATED: Acreage estate home to mini skate park The skate park takes the house from cool to fully sick. There are so many different play areas to explore. The guest cottage has potential to be leased out as a bed and breakfast. The second residence has the potential to become a bed and breakfast and offers one bedroom with built-in bunk beds, a kitchen, living area, separate powder room and covered deck. The detached office could also be a third residence and has a kitchenette, living area, bathroom and bedroom. The property is set to go to auction on August 24. “They want to know they have the right buyer, someone with the same passion and love for the property as they have. “This property will give you whatever your needs are, the whole family is catered for it’s not just about the kids.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:52Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAussie homes with amazing garages00:53last_img read more