Als letzte Woche jemand das neue Album der Foo Fighters ins Internet geleaked hat, waren Grohl und seine Jungs mit der Tonqualität nicht so richtig zufrieden, also haben sie’s selber bei Soundcloud hochgeladen. Bold move!
Produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, Wasting Light was recorded entirely on analog tape in the garage of Grohl s home in California s San Fernando Valley. The no computers/no software back to basics approach has resulted in arguably the strongest and most cohesive effort of the band s 15-year-plus career: From first single Rope to the frenetic opener Bridge Burning to the beautifully bipolar These Days to stunning guest spots from Bob Mould ( Dear Rosemary”) and Krist Novoselic (“I Should Have Known”), Wasting Light is a singular triumph: a band that s headlined arenas, stadiums and festivals the world over stripping itself down to the bare essentials and coming up with a world class band s finest hour.
Amazon-Partnerlink: Wasting Light
Revolutionology, ziemlich interessantes Blog eines Soziologen in Libyen. Und von da, wie man in Libyen richtig zu House abgeht:
It’s 2:15 pm on March 31. We’re in a car headed toward the front, which is west of Ajdabiyah. Muhammad, our driver, slips a CD in the car stereo. Arab house music comes on. Joao, a Portuguese photographer sitting behind me, starts pumping his fist in the air to the beat.
Muhammad (in Arabic, to me): “Tell him not to do that, man.”
Me: “Why not?”
Muhammad, laughing: “The rebels will launch a rocket at us.”
Muhammad: “The fist-pump in the air — that’s what Gaddafi and his guys do. The rebels do this [he puts two fingers up in a "V"]. Stick with the two fingers.”
(Muhammad changes the CD.)
The Vatican, your top notch source for hilarious bullshit since it created creation: „A surge in Satanism fuelled by the internet has led to a sharp rise in the demand for exorcists, the Roman Catholic Church has warned.“ (via /.)
Deshalb habe ich für Businesskasper im Allgemeinen nichts als Verachtung übrig: Transocean hails ‘best year’ in safety, gives execs bonuses, despite Gulf spill: „The company that owns the now-infamous Deepwater Horizon, the oil rig that caused immeasurable damage to the Gulf, recently applauded itself for the “best year in safety performance in our Company’s history.” The company, Transocean Ltd., rewarded its executives millions in bonuses for the achievement […]. Steven L. Newman, Transocean’s president and CEO, awarded himself $4.3 million in cash bonuses, stocks and options.“ (via Fefe)
Abartig schönes Video vom Festival of Colors in Utah 2011 von Evan Carpenter, da drücke ich wegen des Religionsblödsinns auch mal beide Augen zu. Der Song kommt von Fresh Big Mouf, gibt’s hier als Download.
Every year the Hare Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah puts on the biggest Holi celebration in the Western Hemisphere. In 2011 the Spanish Fork Police department estimated that over 40,000 people attended in the first day alone of the two-day festival. Organizers carefully rationed their stash of approximately 120,000 bags of colored powder.
Attendees come from all over the country (and some from abroad), but the majority of attendees are students from Brigham Young, Utah Valley, and Utah universities.
Holi celebrates the triumph of good over evil and ushers in the spring season. The festival commemorates a Hindu myth about a witch who burned children in a fire. One child repeated the Hare Krishna mantra as he was carried into the flames and the witch was burned instead. At the Spanish Fork festival, rock and roll, R&B, and other modern interpretation of the mantra are played by musicians throughout the day and chanted in a call and response game between performers and attendees. The main event of each festival is the coordinated throwing of colored powder, when the sky above the crowd is filled with rainbow puffs of dye.
Kriegsberichterstatter Dennis Danfung hat ein „360° interactive video system“ erfunden, Patrick Chauvel hat in Libyen ein erstes Video gedreht, das gleichzeitig die Technologie vorstellt. „Not under this fucking dictator.“
Von Condition ONE:
Condition ONE is a mobile media technology company developing the tools and platform for leading filmmakers, photojournalists and visual storytellers to create powerful immersive experiences for next generation devices to engage a global audience.
The Libyan desert near Ras Lanouf. March, 2011.
Demonstrations have given way to a bloody conflict. Battle lines sway back and forth as the Benghazi-centered ragtag rebels combat Tripoli’s mercenaries and loyalists. Pro-Gaddafi forces mount their first coordinated offensive, exposing the rebels as woefully untrained and unorganized. Defiance turns to anguish when casualties mount. Slivers of hope rest on defecting army generals and foreign intervention.
Photojournalist Patrick Chauvel brings us this immersive video from the rebels’ front lines. “It’s a very sad story,” he says. “These guys are students, they’re hairdressers, they’re bakers, bankers, philosophers, teachers. They are no military.”
Das Gentlemans Willy Care Kit heisst bei uns tatsächlich „Rute Pflegeset“. Aus einem Review auf Amazon.com:
I used to be ashamed of my willy. People used to point and yell ‘What an unkept willy!’ I was bullied at school. But then I bought the Gentleman’s Willy Care Kit, and now, instead, people yell ‘What a fantastic willy!’ and all my friends think I’m really cool.
Amazon-Partnerlink: Rute Pflegeset / Gentlemens WILLY GROOMING & CARE KIT (via Dangerous Minds)
Schöne Fotoserie von Audrey Penven, die mit einer Infarot-Kamera das ausgesandte Licht des Kinect sichtbar macht.
A series of interactions with Kinect’s infrared structured light
With these images I was exploring the unique photographic possibilities presented by using a Microsoft Kinect as a light source. The Kinect – an inexpensive videogame peripheral – projects a pattern of infrared dots known as “structured light”. Invisible to the eye, this pattern can be captured using an infrared camera. The Kinect uses the deformation of this dot pattern to derive 3D information about its subjects (an ability which has already spawned an explosion of incredible digital art).
Cartoon Network haben eine Seite für die neue Looney Tunes Show eingerichtet, auf der es theoretisch jede Menge Clips zu sehen gibt, unter anderem obigen Ninja-Road Runner-Clip. Die Videos sind bei uns natürlich geogefickt, ein paar davon gibt’s aber bei Cartoonbrew in der Youtube-Variante.
Oben erstmal Yelle mit „Que Veux Tu“ im Madeon Remix, weitere Videos nach dem Klick.