Pitchfork: Gruff Rhys Preps LP With TV Repair Man →
And now he’s putting out an experimental record with Tony da Gatorra, who is a Brazilian TV and VCR repairman. Da Gatorra also invented an instrument that’s “part drum machine, part guitar,” according to a press release. The record is called The Terror of Cosmic Loneliness and it’s out July 26 via OVNI/Turnstile. The album was recorded in five hours after just five...
Pitchfork: Saint Etienne Reissue Two Albums →
No Flash On The iPad? No Problem. Brightcove Turns... →
This is very, very exciting to me.
fimoculous: Please respond: What is one word you wish we were all using more? (Mine: jamboree!) Hootenanny!
Bloomberg Sends Stern Letter To Obama Demanding... →
evangotlib: Very proud of my mayor today. Oh but we don’t like him. because’s republican. And he, like, hates poor people. Or something. Right? Now I am confused.
Doo Doo Doo
There seems to be a man of a certain age that sorta sings to himself… like sorta when it gets quiet, he kinda goes “doo doo doo..” and then trails off.. they seem to be in their late 50’s, early 60’s. My father is one of them. I always sort of figured these men - pre baby boomers, all - got caught up in some trendy thing to do in some period before the hippie...
On economics, you always know what the conservative answer is: tax cuts and...– The Republican Health Care Failure | The Next Right (via secondverse)
The Elevator Drops: Catastrophe Ah, the Elevator Drops. Where to begin. The band...– Music from my past • The Elevator Drops: Catastrophe Ah, the Elevator…
Silent [C++, Cinder] - Generative movie from silent classics //by @brysonian | CreativeApplications.Net Created by Chandler McWilliams, Silent is a two minute video made by combining frames from five classic silent films: Metropolis, Faust, Nosferatu, Holy Mountain, and The Dragon Painter and put to the music of Charles Ives’ Hallowe’en. The frames are chosen by custom software that compares...
A thought exercise
More and more, my job is starting to look like management consulting. I’m starting to think that that whole weird period where companies like Monday sprung up, and consultancies started buying digital agencies, right before the dot com bust, was actually prescient in nature. Digital advertising isn’t going to be about the algorithm. A portion will be, of course, and a large chunk of...
It’s an indication of the surrealism and pace of change of our industry that a...– Boards » Input » Blog Archive » Rick Webb: your website is a business, not a brochure I wrote an article about websites!
Jay Parkinson + MD + MPH = a doctor in NYC: Let's... →
msg: Please stop calling this healthcare reform. It’s health insurance reform. There’s a huge difference. Healthcare reform would have tried to solve two things at once: How we pay for care. How we deliver care. Health insurance reform simply changes who writes the check for the same poorly… I agree this is more health insurance reform than health care reform, but that’s still huge....
MG Siegler wants all the location services to play... →
nickdouglas: My bet’s with Foursquare to win out within two years, but I really have no good reason but brand loyalty and five minutes of testing Gowalla to back my opinion. Loopt is already in the hookup ghetto, and I don’t know a thing about the other seven or eight current “check in here” apps. Of course it’d be ideal if these apps all became so open you could use any and output to your...
Only 10% of Americans speak a second language and fewer than 30% hold passports....– Abby Falik, from the post College can wait: how a service year abroad can make America better. (via poptech/kthread) (via zadi) (via tedr) And yet, paradoxically, almost every republican, DC-based think-tank Neocon has left the country repeatedly, and most speak a second language.
The Knife 2010 not available– The Windish Agency: Avails Sometimes I browse the WIndish Agency’s avails list to see what tours are coming up. But putting this in here… just cruel. Got me excited for a second.
List of Trivial Pursuit editions - Wikipedia, the... →
In Scandinavia, only shareholders with stock certificates can vote in a...– Stock certificate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Haha. Scandanavia is a country now.
Look, we understand why people would want to invest in Chatroulette: It’s hot,...– Ben Parr: Major Facebook Investor Hopes to Score with Chatroulette I agree with Ben. Unless there’s something about the underlying technology that powers ChatRoulette that could be worthwhile to a future buyer or new products, investing in this company is like investing in a Chia pet manufacturer. ...
Woah nice new redesigned checkin history page on Foursquare
Rach and I tried to watch 'Up' last night.
nickdouglas: After a half hour, we were so bored we turned it off and watched a ‘West Wing’. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? Shit happens IN THE BRAIN after your 1 millionth cynical internet post. :P
Did Rubin really say that? | Analysis & Opinion |... →
Not sure about the thesis of this article, but Felix Salmon’s list of people to blame for the economic mess is cathartic: first time I’ve seen an attempt at making the point of ALL the people who are to blame: Traders at investment banks, who levered up and started making so much money that they ended up ousting the investment bankers who had historically run them. Arbitrageurs who...
Be Sad and Succeed →
bisceglie: People in a bad mood have better judgment and pay more attention to details. scientific american published an article. it must be true.
So, I am starting a few other blogs of various...