Author: skylyro

Mannequin Challenge collection by World Rugby

Best Rugby Mannequin Challenges

With the year 2016 finally being over, some of the Best Moments it has left are definitely the Mannequin Challenges from all over the world. And the Rugby Movement has produced some of the Best Mannequin Challenges, starring the All Blacks while sightseeing in the Eternal City of Rome and other major teams, as well as minor teams at their grounds, club houses etc., boys and girls alike… Well, to make it brief, here come 5 of the Best Rugby Mannequin Challenges out there: Continue reading “Best Rugby Mannequin Challenges”

Calcutta - Frosinone

Top 5 Albums of 2016

Et voilà, time has come again for me to serve you my annual album review (click to see 2015)! Loads of new albums have been released this year: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who had an excellent come back – let’s say – with the Getaway; Dinosaur Jr.‘s Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not is a great guitar rock album!; Green Day‘s Revolution Radio, which sounds like a classic rock album with punk chords; Weezer‘s self-titled White Album, which sounds like the Blue Album 25 years later, only losing all of its freshness; Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals with a pretty self-explicatory album “Call It What It Is“, the usual Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals album; Blink-182 with California, one of those albums I have not listened to, but apparently it has been praised by many; Richard Ashcroft‘s These People, which sounds like Coldplay and sometimes feels like an unsuccessful imitation of Damon Albarn‘s Everyday Robots; Suede with Night Thoughts, no thoughts on this yet; Massive Attack with Ritual Spirit, a 4-track EP that hasn’t caught my attention; Conor Oberst‘s Ruminations, which in my humble opinion does not reach the hights his Bright Eyes project had reached somewhat about a decade ago; The 1975 with I like it when you sleep for… not bad: great, very impressive Peter Gabriel-style sound, though not my kind of cup; Van Morrison extended his already impressive repertoire with Keep Me Singing; Tricky released Skilled Mechanics; Theo Croker published Escape Velocity, an amazing Acid Jazz album; Metallica released Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, which is condensed rock and roll like only these guys and the late Lemmy could produce! Last AND least, the self-proclaimed best band in the world, the Kings of Leon, have released WALLS: except from Waste a Moment, which is a classic KoL song, like we have been used to appreciate on their previous works, not to speak of the Around the World single, which sounds like Cindy Lauper meeting Coldplay at a Puff Daddy pool party, the album itself is not going to integrate my collection. Continue reading “Top 5 Albums of 2016”

David Gilmour_Rattle That Lock

skylyro’s Top 5 Albums of 2015

Still looking for the right gift for your friends and loved ones? Here’s some good idea to put under the Christmas tree…

Continue reading “skylyro’s Top 5 Albums of 2015”

Wales_Dragons_BBC_6N_rugby_spot

Top 5 BBC 6 Nations Rugby Commercials

It is commonly known that rugby commercials have proven to be some of the most brilliant and hilarious ones around, and you might have had the chance to view some of my previous posts about rugby spots… For sure, BBC Sports has shown to be very imaginative on the matter, especially when it comes to promote the 6 Nations Cup. And this is skylyro’s Top 5 of the BBC’s best 6 Nations rugby commercials I stumbled upon on YouTube: Continue reading “Top 5 BBC 6 Nations Rugby Commercials”

Lazaretto_Jack White

skylyro’s Top 5 Albums of 2014

skylyro's Top 10 Albums of 2014

1. Jack White – Lazaretto: a 70s album in the 21st century

I have to admit I was not familiar with Jack White’s discography, nor was I with the White Stripe’s, apart from the stadium anthem Seven Nation Army, of course. After listening to Mr. White’s new album Lazaretto, which is a great piece of a rock, blues and folk album that reminds me of some 70s albums I love, I will follow this artist much closer than I used to…! Continue reading “skylyro’s Top 5 Albums of 2014”

people_in_public_space_on_escalators

skylyro’s Top 5 Things Grownups Should Not Do In Public

business_people_in_public_street

Provided that the topic I am talking about in this post is absolutely subjective and a mere provocation, I am fully conviced of the fact that there are certain things and habits that are perfectly fine when you are a kid or a teen, but leave me a little perplex when I see adults doing them: Continue reading “skylyro’s Top 5 Things Grownups Should Not Do In Public”

skylyro's Top 5 Rugby Ads

skylyro’s Top 5 Rugby Commercials

Since posting my last Top 5 Rugby Spots, I stumbled upon quite a few other rugby commercials and thought of sharing some of the most exhilarating with you. Well, here’s a brand new Top 5 with some of the best rugby ads ever: Continue reading “skylyro’s Top 5 Rugby Commercials”

Carlos Spencer

Top 5 Magicians of All Times in World Rugby

In my opinion, this is a great compilation by Fox Sports: Gareth Edwards is in, Campese and King Carlos as well, what else? Of course there are some fabulous players left out, but it’s a Top 5, unfortunately you can’t have everybody in there… Personally, I would have included Jonny Wilkinson for his renowned and world cup-winning drop goals, but I believe that this compilation is awesome just like it is! Continue reading “Top 5 Magicians of All Times in World Rugby”