Emilíana Torrini is the Icelandic singer, best known for her 2009 single Jungle Drum, and for performing “Gollum’s Song”, during the ending credits of Peter Jackson’s film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. I’d never heard of her before seeing the video for ‘Inspired By Iceland’ (see below) it’s a great promo video for the Icelandic tourist board.

As tourist videos go it’s really good, made me want to visit anyway. More importantly I really loved the tune “Jungle Drums” which is featured in the video, the song is available to download from iTunes, I downloaded it and Emiliana Torrini’s latest album, it’s a cracking listen so check it out! The full Icelandic tourist video is embedded below, it has some fantastic scenery and well worth a watch.

If you like this tune then the official Emiliana Torrini website is giving away a free download if you join her mailing list.

I just bought one of the new Flip Video Camcorders, largely due to the fact that Eddison-Media’s workforce will be expanding by one small arrival sometime in January! I’ve only used the camera once so far but I absolutely love it. It’s the perfect size to slip into a jacket pocket and the video quality is amazing for such a small camera. It’s so easy to use, just click the big red button to start recording and push it again to stop ~ simples!

When I get a couple of free minutes I will post some example clips from the Flip ~ If you wanna buy one then amazon uk have them in stock: Click Here

Sometime ago I promised to post a preview of the quality you can get from a flip video camera, finally I got around to it yesterday! Below you can see a small HD clip from Bangor-On-Dee race track. The video is hosted on Vimeo which enables the quality to remain super sharp, unlike dodgy youtube clips which are more highly compressed.