Monday, 31 December 2007

Status: EarthCam New Years

tracking the onrushing 2008 at newyears.earthcam.com - it just hit Trafalgar and Edinburgh, rumour has it, its headed this way ...

Status: EarthCam New Years

tracking the onrushing 2008 at newyears.earthcam.com - it just hit Trafalgar and Edinburgh, rumour has it, its headed this way ...

Thursday, 27 December 2007

Dailymotion - Gibson Guitar Hero Video: Scotty Moore





Happy Birthday Scotty Moore!
That's aright Mama, any way you do, that's alright!

Duelity

Duelity created by Vancouver Film School students Ryan Uhrich and Marcos "Boca" Ceravolo through the VFS Digital Design program. Feel free to visit http://www.duelity.net where both videos are available to watch in higher resolution separately or together!
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq7XbKd321I&hl=en&fs=1]
From Vancouver, a short film, in split-screen, for all those who have ever pondered the question(s) of How It All Began ...

Dailymotion - Gibson Guitar Hero Video: Scotty Moore





Happy Birthday Scotty Moore!
That's aright Mama, any way you do, that's alright!

Duelity

Duelity created by Vancouver Film School students Ryan Uhrich and Marcos "Boca" Ceravolo through the VFS Digital Design program. Feel free to visit http://www.duelity.net where both videos are available to watch in higher resolution separately or together!
From Vancouver, a short film, in split-screen, for all those who have ever pondered the question(s) of How It All Began ...

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Status: Boxing Day


Gary has been practicing his left-jab and footwork, he's now ready for Boxing Day. "I am the GREATEST" he says.

Status: Boxing Day

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Gary has been practicing his left-jab and footwork, he's now ready for Boxing Day. "I am the GREATEST" he says.

Sunday, 23 December 2007

Dailymotion - David Bowie - Five Years





Yes, it's that time boys and girls: Just five years left to go before Dec 20, 2012 and on a prod from Robert Bast, let's all Sing-a-long with David ...

Dailymotion - David Bowie - Five Years





Yes, it's that time boys and girls: Just five years left to go before Dec 20, 2012 and on a prod from Robert Bast, let's all Sing-a-long with David ...

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

YouTube - Content, Life & Everything

YouTube - Content, Life & Everything: Redwood has transformed itself from a print based agency to a truly multi-platform content agency. This video explains the world of Content 2.0 from a customer's point of view, the opportunities that we now have to reach them, and what the future holds.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrTZXV-RoEA&hl=en&fs=1]
Inspire, Inform, Entertain -- we interrupt these 91 million hours of Facebook programming for a brief message we might call "Web Marketing 301, Beyond the Couch-Potato", a brief survey of trends and measures about this electronic skin we are building with our social new-media.

YouTube - Content, Life & Everything

YouTube - Content, Life & Everything: Redwood has transformed itself from a print based agency to a truly multi-platform content agency. This video explains the world of Content 2.0 from a customer's point of view, the opportunities that we now have to reach them, and what the future holds.
Inspire, Inform, Entertain -- we interrupt these 91 million hours of Facebook programming for a brief message we might call "Web Marketing 301, Beyond the Couch-Potato", a brief survey of trends and measures about this electronic skin we are building with our social new-media.

Friday, 14 December 2007

Status: Lock Down Your Heart


Gary and Kee-May have yanked their kids from school today, in protest of the Lock-Down Drill.
TeledyN: Lock Down Your Heart: "there are infidels at the gates ready to rend it asunder -- we decided to yank our kids from the school today, in protest of the Lock Down Drill being foisted on our kids in the name of anti-terrorism. We're going to take them shopping instead, as it seems that for all the commercialism and materialism that may deck the malls, that world is still nonetheless within the seasonal message of goodwill and hope that maybe, just maybe there is the slimmest chance that some child-in-arms Prince of Peace may someday make all such terrors of young hearts a thing of the past. Let's have a drill to lock-down into that concept, eh?"

Status: Lock Down Your Heart

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Gary and Kee-May have yanked their kids from school today, in protest of the Lock-Down Drill.
TeledyN: Lock Down Your Heart: "there are infidels at the gates ready to rend it asunder -- we decided to yank our kids from the school today, in protest of the Lock Down Drill being foisted on our kids in the name of anti-terrorism. We're going to take them shopping instead, as it seems that for all the commercialism and materialism that may deck the malls, that world is still nonetheless within the seasonal message of goodwill and hope that maybe, just maybe there is the slimmest chance that some child-in-arms Prince of Peace may someday make all such terrors of young hearts a thing of the past. Let's have a drill to lock-down into that concept, eh?"

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Dailymotion - "HALLOWEEN UNCUT" - LIVE IN HOLLYWEIRD, a video from Zaetar. Sun, Ra, Free, Jazz, Davis

Dailymotion - "HALLOWEEN UNCUT" - LIVE IN HOLLYWEIRD, a video from Zaetar. Sun, Ra, Free, Jazz, Davis - video is mad cool, it's so free it's like a dusty wind that swirls and collects and disapates all at the same time! - Great!! Halloween makes me poo my pants so I have change into new ones. I never new life could be so much fun. - Halloween Very Buzz Good song! - Halloween is joyously spooky...




Angels and Demons at play, some Halloween, somewhere there: I had to start my Dailymotion blogging, and this seemed a good place to start. Life is Splendid

Dailymotion - "HALLOWEEN UNCUT" - LIVE IN HOLLYWEIRD, a video from Zaetar. Sun, Ra, Free, Jazz, Davis

Dailymotion - "HALLOWEEN UNCUT" - LIVE IN HOLLYWEIRD, a video from Zaetar. Sun, Ra, Free, Jazz, Davis - video is mad cool, it's so free it's like a dusty wind that swirls and collects and disapates all at the same time! - Great!! Halloween makes me poo my pants so I have change into new ones. I never new life could be so much fun. - Halloween Very Buzz Good song! - Halloween is joyously spooky...




Angels and Demons at play, some Halloween, somewhere there: I had to start my Dailymotion blogging, and this seemed a good place to start. Life is Splendid

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Status


imagining Karlheinz Stockhausen as the new Composer in Residence of the Cosmic Choir. Sounds good.

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imagining Karlheinz Stockhausen as the new Composer in Residence of the Cosmic Choir. Sounds good.

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Peace Shirt Coalition


MySpace: CB for Peace - MySpace profile for Peace Shirt Coalition
The really most odd part about the story behind the kids behind this website is how, despite having met all the proper criteria, their high school shut them down "for causing trouble" -- their myspace page lives on, though, as does their message, so if you're on that site and want to show them some support, please do go over and try to counter-balance the (many) commenters trying to jam them.

Peace Shirt Coalition

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MySpace: CB for Peace - MySpace profile for Peace Shirt Coalition
The really most odd part about the story behind the kids behind this website is how, despite having met all the proper criteria, their high school shut them down "for causing trouble" -- their myspace page lives on, though, as does their message, so if you're on that site and want to show them some support, please do go over and try to counter-balance the (many) commenters trying to jam them.

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Video: Michael Moore cut this scene from Sicko because no one would believe it

Sicko: Out-takes - Michael Moore cut this scene from Sicko because no one would believe it.
A film from a place where everyone is equal, where families vacation with murderers, where sewage is fuel. Sci-Fi? No, but it is so unbelievable, Michael Moore chose not to include it in his film because he thought it would shock people way too much -- sure enough, I cited this clip on the Sun-Times Community Blog website and received heaps and heaps of nasty abuse from other readers.

Video: Michael Moore cut this scene from Sicko because no one would believe it

Sicko: Out-takes - Michael Moore cut this scene from Sicko because no one would believe it.
A film from a place where everyone is equal, where families vacation with murderers, where sewage is fuel. Sci-Fi? No, but it is so unbelievable, Michael Moore chose not to include it in his film because he thought it would shock people way too much -- sure enough, I cited this clip on the Sun-Times Community Blog website and received heaps and heaps of nasty abuse from other readers.

Sunday, 18 November 2007

My Photos - Mobile Uploads


Another copy!

What are the chances of TWO copies showing up in the delete bins in Owen Sound? But there they were - I had phoned the desk clerk last night, and yes, I would have driven out to get it right then and there, but he said it was gone - fortunately he didn't check all that well because we fished this second copy out in about 10 seconds.

I hope it plays!

My Photos - Mobile Uploads

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Another copy!

What are the chances of TWO copies showing up in the delete bins in Owen Sound? But there they were - I had phoned the desk clerk last night, and yes, I would have driven out to get it right then and there, but he said it was gone - fortunately he didn't check all that well because we fished this second copy out in about 10 seconds.

I hope it plays!

Friday, 16 November 2007

Conspiracy of Science - Earth is in fact growing

Time to rip up all the geology books: Neal Adams thinks he knows why Eurasia and Canada have the same trees, and why the oldest fossils are all found on dry land. It's because the Earth is growing ...



tip: Neil's argument is a great deal more convincing so long as you stick with this film and don't check out his other YouTube posts ;)

Conspiracy of Science - Earth is in fact growing

Time to rip up all the geology books: Neal Adams thinks he knows why Eurasia and Canada have the same trees, and why the oldest fossils are all found on dry land. It's because the Earth is growing ...


tip: Neil's argument is a great deal more convincing so long as you stick with this film and don't check out his other YouTube posts ;)

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Status


taking the family outside to look at the comet. "Wow!" they say. Yeah, it's somethin' else...

Status

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taking the family outside to look at the comet. "Wow!" they say. Yeah, it's somethin' else...

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Comment: The Secret is Bull Shit

The Secret is Bull Shit: "First off, Danny, Jeff el al, it is not a 'theory' it is a recipe; do you know why cakes rise? Do you REALLY know? if so, then you are some kick-ass physicists who truly deserve a lot of letters after your name, and perhaps you can then get on to some other big mysteries like 'WTF _is_ electricity anyway?' and subscribe to Jack Sarfatti's blog so you can argue with him.

It is my guess, and just a guess, that none of you have been at all scientific about this, and by that I mean, you haven't actually TRIED the recipe, have you. Admit it. You think it is foolish and bunk and cannot possibly be for ten thousand reasons, but the evidence that you miss is how there are clearly a great many people out there who did take the empirical approach and lo, they got results. We don't need you to judge their results, they are the one's to do that, you get to judge your own results, that is how it works.

I can give you fifty-thousand good solid cognitive science reasons why The Secret works; buy me another martini and I'll probably come up with a few thousand more, but dig, that doesn't matter either because the story told in this book/movie is one of an EXPERIENTIAL reality, it is wholly cognitive, and dag blast it, as Feynmann so rightly said, "I don't care how beautiful your theory is, if it disagrees with experiment, it is WRONG"

So do stop the moaning and dogmatic pronouncements, you sound like a bunch of medieval priests. If you doubt it, then doubt it while you try it out, and don't be absurd about it, don't ask someone to give you the Queen Elizabeth II (tho you might get it ... in a way) just follow the recipe, start with a small first step, let your EXPECTATIONS guide the focus of your thoughts, your actions and your reactions. Maybe it will work, maybe you just have super-bad karma built up from so many years of being a cynical dogmatist; it is a very very easy experiment to spoil so you still have to appeal to the empirical result that "it works for others, so why not me?" and go from that.

I will qualify all this now: I'm afraid if all you have is The Secret or even the new Masters of The Secret, there may be some small details that are actually stated, but are not given perhaps the emphasis that some folks need: When you ask, you must ask WITH YOUR WHOLE BEING, and that means you must ask with your convictions, with your behaviours, with your awareness and with the choices you make. For example, if you ask to lose 15 lbs by Christmas, you have to ask that question every time you see a Twinkie :) Right there I think you may see a cognitive framework that will lure you into a belief that this may be possible, but what I'm going to leave you with is the further idea that while that may be true, you're going to see "spooky action at a distance" effects too, so just be on the lookout for them :)

btw, I'm not an American, if that matters.

Comment: The Secret is Bull Shit

The Secret is Bull Shit: "First off, Danny, Jeff el al, it is not a 'theory' it is a recipe; do you know why cakes rise? Do you REALLY know? if so, then you are some kick-ass physicists who truly deserve a lot of letters after your name, and perhaps you can then get on to some other big mysteries like 'WTF _is_ electricity anyway?' and subscribe to Jack Sarfatti's blog so you can argue with him.

It is my guess, and just a guess, that none of you have been at all scientific about this, and by that I mean, you haven't actually TRIED the recipe, have you. Admit it. You think it is foolish and bunk and cannot possibly be for ten thousand reasons, but the evidence that you miss is how there are clearly a great many people out there who did take the empirical approach and lo, they got results. We don't need you to judge their results, they are the one's to do that, you get to judge your own results, that is how it works.

I can give you fifty-thousand good solid cognitive science reasons why The Secret works; buy me another martini and I'll probably come up with a few thousand more, but dig, that doesn't matter either because the story told in this book/movie is one of an EXPERIENTIAL reality, it is wholly cognitive, and dag blast it, as Feynmann so rightly said, "I don't care how beautiful your theory is, if it disagrees with experiment, it is WRONG"

So do stop the moaning and dogmatic pronouncements, you sound like a bunch of medieval priests. If you doubt it, then doubt it while you try it out, and don't be absurd about it, don't ask someone to give you the Queen Elizabeth II (tho you might get it ... in a way) just follow the recipe, start with a small first step, let your EXPECTATIONS guide the focus of your thoughts, your actions and your reactions. Maybe it will work, maybe you just have super-bad karma built up from so many years of being a cynical dogmatist; it is a very very easy experiment to spoil so you still have to appeal to the empirical result that "it works for others, so why not me?" and go from that.

I will qualify all this now: I'm afraid if all you have is The Secret or even the new Masters of The Secret, there may be some small details that are actually stated, but are not given perhaps the emphasis that some folks need: When you ask, you must ask WITH YOUR WHOLE BEING, and that means you must ask with your convictions, with your behaviours, with your awareness and with the choices you make. For example, if you ask to lose 15 lbs by Christmas, you have to ask that question every time you see a Twinkie :) Right there I think you may see a cognitive framework that will lure you into a belief that this may be possible, but what I'm going to leave you with is the further idea that while that may be true, you're going to see "spooky action at a distance" effects too, so just be on the lookout for them :)

btw, I'm not an American, if that matters.

Second Rotation

Second Rotation: Sell Your Old Powerbook, Cell Phone, Digital Camera and More. Earn Some Cash and Save the World!
You can either stuff them in a landfill where the tantalum will slowly leech into the water-table ... or you can help ensure that just one less of the damn things gets sold in the marketplace by sending your old units out for a second run, and with secondrotation, they say they'll even pay you a bit on your efforts

Second Rotation

Second Rotation: Sell Your Old Powerbook, Cell Phone, Digital Camera and More. Earn Some Cash and Save the World!
You can either stuff them in a landfill where the tantalum will slowly leech into the water-table ... or you can help ensure that just one less of the damn things gets sold in the marketplace by sending your old units out for a second run, and with secondrotation, they say they'll even pay you a bit on your efforts

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Jane Goodall on what separates us from the apes

Jane Goodall on what separates us from the apes: Jane Goodall hasn't found the missing link, but she's come closer than nearly anyone else. The primatologist says the only real difference between humans and chimps is our sophisticated language. She urges us to start using it to change the world.
2003 talk by Jane Goodall on where we differ from the other primates, and where we don't, and how we shirk our great responsibility for being the master communicator that we are.

Jane Goodall on what separates us from the apes

Jane Goodall on what separates us from the apes: Jane Goodall hasn't found the missing link, but she's come closer than nearly anyone else. The primatologist says the only real difference between humans and chimps is our sophisticated language. She urges us to start using it to change the world.
2003 talk by Jane Goodall on where we differ from the other primates, and where we don't, and how we shirk our great responsibility for being the master communicator that we are.

Saturday, 3 November 2007

Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup: A Canadian filmmaker travels to the north Pacific Ocean to discover a world of unknown plastic pollution.
Anyone up for a really scary movie? ...

Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup: A Canadian filmmaker travels to the north Pacific Ocean to discover a world of unknown plastic pollution.
Anyone up for a really scary movie? ...

Status

Oggling WikipediaVision: Anonymous edits to Wikipedia (almost) in real-time.

Status

Oggling WikipediaVision: Anonymous edits to Wikipedia (almost) in real-time.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

MindHabits - Stress Relief Game

MindHabits - Stress Relief Game: We drew on research showing that certain people have attentional biases toward socially threatening information, so they automatically focus on any sign of rejection or criticism from others, which in turn perpetuates their sensitivity to rejection and heightened tendency to experience social stress.
Here's a friendly bit of mind-hacking for your self-amusement: "This patent pending technology is the result of a decade of research by scientists at McGill University, one of the world’s top medical research centers. The software – based on the emerging science of social intelligence – helps you practice the mind habit of focusing on positive social feedback, which in turn reduces stress levels"

MindHabits - Stress Relief Game

MindHabits - Stress Relief Game: We drew on research showing that certain people have attentional biases toward socially threatening information, so they automatically focus on any sign of rejection or criticism from others, which in turn perpetuates their sensitivity to rejection and heightened tendency to experience social stress.
Here's a friendly bit of mind-hacking for your self-amusement: "This patent pending technology is the result of a decade of research by scientists at McGill University, one of the world???s top medical research centers. The software ??? based on the emerging science of social intelligence ??? helps you practice the mind habit of focusing on positive social feedback, which in turn reduces stress levels"

Sunday, 21 October 2007

A New Marriage of Brain and Computer

A New Marriage of Brain and Computer - Google Tech Talks September, 21 2007.

ABSTRACT: Brain and computer were wed mid-twentieth century by the McCulloch-Pitts model neuron and Hodgkin-Huxley equations for digital firing in biological neurons. Since then, brain neurons, synapses, firings and networks have been considered analogous to electronic switches, states and circuits in classical computers. But despite extraordinary advances and bold predictions, consciousness seems ever more elusive. On this, and other divisive issues like EEG gamma synchrony, deviations from Hodgkin-Huxley, gap junctions, dendritic webs/hyper-neurons, anesthesia, quantum computers and clear demonstration of functional quantum coherence in warm protein assemblies, brain and computer have drifted apart.

Increasing evidence suggests that the brain-computer marriage could be spiced up, and consciousness accounted for, by exotic yet testable new approaches such as quantum computation in microtubules (Penrose-Hameroff Orch OR theory) in laterally connected input layers (gap junction dendritic web/hyper-neurons) of neuronal networks.

Speaker: Stuart Hameroff M.D., anesthesiologist, Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychology and Director, Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona in Tuscon.
A lecture by Stuart Hammeroff, and don't let the word 'lecture' frighten you because it is all very accessible and urgently important to anyone wanting to understand just where the supposed Ghost is in this meat-machine we inhabit, and just for extra measure, should you need more science in your diet, you can check out "A Skunk at the Atheists Convention"

A New Marriage of Brain and Computer

A New Marriage of Brain and Computer - Google Tech Talks September, 21 2007.

ABSTRACT: Brain and computer were wed mid-twentieth century by the McCulloch-Pitts model neuron and Hodgkin-Huxley equations for digital firing in biological neurons. Since then, brain neurons, synapses, firings and networks have been considered analogous to electronic switches, states and circuits in classical computers. But despite extraordinary advances and bold predictions, consciousness seems ever more elusive. On this, and other divisive issues like EEG gamma synchrony, deviations from Hodgkin-Huxley, gap junctions, dendritic webs/hyper-neurons, anesthesia, quantum computers and clear demonstration of functional quantum coherence in warm protein assemblies, brain and computer have drifted apart.

Increasing evidence suggests that the brain-computer marriage could be spiced up, and consciousness accounted for, by exotic yet testable new approaches such as quantum computation in microtubules (Penrose-Hameroff Orch OR theory) in laterally connected input layers (gap junction dendritic web/hyper-neurons) of neuronal networks.

Speaker: Stuart Hameroff M.D., anesthesiologist, Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychology and Director, Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona in Tuscon.

A lecture by Stuart Hammeroff, and don't let the word 'lecture' frighten you because it is all very accessible and urgently important to anyone wanting to understand just where the supposed Ghost is in this meat-machine we inhabit, and just for extra measure, should you need more science in your diet, you can check out "A Skunk at the Atheists Convention"

Friday, 19 October 2007

Nuclear Smoke and Mirrors

Nuclear Smoke and Mirrors: "Harper, EAC’s Wayne Henuset and AECL’s mandarins won’t want the public to connect the dots too quickly. Harper’s minority government might not weather a heated controversy over Canada importing nuclear wastes while having a huge unsolved nuclear waste problem of its own ... If it became widely known there was a hidden agenda about an international nuclear waste dump in Canada, then all the hype about clean nuclear energy providing economic development might begin to fall on deaf ears. Besides, the ACR-1000 reactor is only a design on paper and hasn’t been reality tested. Without the $200 million granted to AECL from the Harper government for design work, adding to the $17 billion dollars of subsidies since 1952, there’d be no chance at all of this project ever seeing the light of day."
If you still think the AECL and OPG are all above board on what they're selling us for their Deep Geological Suppository, follow this link. Come to think of it, for example the Organic Cooled Reactor in Manitoba, the Candu Boiling Light Water Reactor in Quebec, the Slowpoke Energy System, the Candu-3, the Candu-9, and the Maple Reactor at Chalk River, has the AECL ever been right (or even profitable) about anything they've done?

Nuclear Smoke and Mirrors

Nuclear Smoke and Mirrors: "Harper, EAC???s Wayne Henuset and AECL???s mandarins won???t want the public to connect the dots too quickly. Harper???s minority government might not weather a heated controversy over Canada importing nuclear wastes while having a huge unsolved nuclear waste problem of its own ... If it became widely known there was a hidden agenda about an international nuclear waste dump in Canada, then all the hype about clean nuclear energy providing economic development might begin to fall on deaf ears. Besides, the ACR-1000 reactor is only a design on paper and hasn???t been reality tested. Without the $200 million granted to AECL from the Harper government for design work, adding to the $17 billion dollars of subsidies since 1952, there???d be no chance at all of this project ever seeing the light of day."
If you still think the AECL and OPG are all above board on what they're selling us for their Deep Geological Suppository, follow this link. Come to think of it, for example the Organic Cooled Reactor in Manitoba, the Candu Boiling Light Water Reactor in Quebec, the Slowpoke Energy System, the Candu-3, the Candu-9, and the Maple Reactor at Chalk River, has the AECL ever been right (or even profitable) about anything they've done?

Thursday, 18 October 2007

YouTube - A Vision of Students Today

A Vision of Students Today: a short video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today - how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. Created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o&hl=en&fs=1]
nobody wanted to believe "Why Johnny and Janey can't read (and why Mr/Mrs Smith can't teach", and even more didn't want to even read it, or hear about it. Now here's a video done by the kids themselves, not surprisingly, arriving at precisely the same point. Notice the absence of smiles, and the preponderance of anachronistic futilities like the $100 textbook.

YouTube - A Vision of Students Today

A Vision of Students Today: a short video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today - how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. Created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University.
nobody wanted to believe "Why Johnny and Janey can't read (and why Mr/Mrs Smith can't teach", and even more didn't want to even read it, or hear about it. Now here's a video done by the kids themselves, not surprisingly, arriving at precisely the same point. Notice the absence of smiles, and the preponderance of anachronistic futilities like the $100 textbook.

Monday, 15 October 2007

YouTube - To Hear Your Banjo Play

YouTube - To Hear Your Banjo Play[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F73tHovMoY&hl=en&fs=1]
When you tell folks how, should the future ever discover what we sold out on them, they'd never forgive us, you get stares of disbelief. "What ever could you mean?" they say, unable to fathom a world without CD players and iPods.

"Infernal machines," John Philip Sousa called them. Prepackaged Pop for Now People, "The soundtrack of over-consumption," said Matthew Herbert.

Well, here's a glimpse of the last shadows of that earlier world, the 1947 Alan Lomax films out of the field recordings made before radio forever changed these voices. You can't tell me you would rather walk around with 'beans' in your ears.

YouTube - To Hear Your Banjo Play

YouTube - To Hear Your Banjo Play
When you tell folks how, should the future ever discover what we sold out on them, they'd never forgive us, you get stares of disbelief. "What ever could you mean?" they say, unable to fathom a world without CD players and iPods.

"Infernal machines," John Philip Sousa called them. Prepackaged Pop for Now People, "The soundtrack of over-consumption," said Matthew Herbert.

Well, here's a glimpse of the last shadows of that earlier world, the 1947 Alan Lomax films out of the field recordings made before radio forever changed these voices. You can't tell me you would rather walk around with 'beans' in your ears.

Friday, 12 October 2007

YouTube - Nublu

YouTube - Nublu 07 part1: A Nublu documentary movie in two parts. Butch Morris take on the Nublu Orchestra, the Nublu sound, scene and bands of 2007. Produced by Nublu records. Filmed and edited by me, Chantal Ughi. Butch Morris interview conducted by Chantal Ughi and Howard Monath.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F6WHaEj5FI&hl=en&fs=1]
I want a "I'm with Butch" T-Shirt. Sheer genius, he's taken an old useless industrial space and re-ignited the local musical culture into a roaring flame of creative energy. Absolutely brilliant.

NuBlu, Shibusa, Guelph getting $4million to study the social consequences of improvisational music ... there's somethin' happenin' here ...

YouTube - Nublu

YouTube - Nublu 07 part1: A Nublu documentary movie in two parts. Butch Morris take on the Nublu Orchestra, the Nublu sound, scene and bands of 2007. Produced by Nublu records. Filmed and edited by me, Chantal Ughi. Butch Morris interview conducted by Chantal Ughi and Howard Monath.
I want a "I'm with Butch" T-Shirt. Sheer genius, he's taken an old useless industrial space and re-ignited the local musical culture into a roaring flame of creative energy. Absolutely brilliant.

NuBlu, Shibusa, Guelph getting $4million to study the social consequences of improvisational music ... there's somethin' happenin' here ...

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Marshall Allen Interview in Japan

Marshall Allen Interview in Japan/performance Video by SUN RA ARKESTRA Under Direction Of MARSHALL ALLENMarshall Allen Interview in Japan/performance
"What you can do best, Sun Ra says 'no, I don't want that' ... that's not in the spirit of the music, of the creation. That was kinda difficult for me to understand, that everything I know, I don't want to do that."

YouTube - Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra - LIVE DVD - in Hamburg

YouTube - Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra - LIVE DVD - in Hamburg[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTW9k2pwZfE&hl=en&fs=1]
And now, for something, completely different.

This is just one show of many tucked into youtube -- where else would you put a band like Shibusa Shirazu? Make sure your seat is in an upright position and your table is securely fastened, then follow the thumbnails in the sidebar for more.

Marshall Allen Interview in Japan

Marshall Allen Interview in Japan/performance Video by SUN RA ARKESTRA Under Direction Of MARSHALL ALLENMarshall Allen Interview in Japan/performance
"What you can do best, Sun Ra says 'no, I don't want that' ... that's not in the spirit of the music, of the creation. That was kinda difficult for me to understand, that everything I know, I don't want to do that."

YouTube - Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra - LIVE DVD - in Hamburg

YouTube - Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra - LIVE DVD - in Hamburg
And now, for something, completely different.

This is just one show of many tucked into youtube -- where else would you put a band like Shibusa Shirazu? Make sure your seat is in an upright position and your table is securely fastened, then follow the thumbnails in the sidebar for more.

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Gary is wondering where all the Jameson's went. No, wait, he thinks maybe he remembers...

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

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Gary is wondering where all the Jameson's went. No, wait, he thinks maybe he remembers...

Monday, 8 October 2007

Zone Fighter feat. Godzilla (1973) - zoptrix

Vuze HD Network - Zone Fighter feat. Godzilla (1973)

To download the full version visit vuze.com
Gigan, Ghidora, Zone Figher (aka Ultraman aka Tilyan) and Godzilla -- peaceful family of aliens, pushed out by land developers, move in next door, just wanting to get along with us Earthlings, do their yardwork, take out the garbage, catch the game on Saturday ... but when those Evil Aliens track them down and get a gander at real estate values on their beautiful new 3rd-planet home ...

Zone Fighter feat. Godzilla (1973) - zoptrix

Vuze HD Network - Zone Fighter feat. Godzilla (1973)

To download the full version visit vuze.com
Gigan, Ghidora, Zone Figher (aka Ultraman aka Tilyan) and Godzilla -- peaceful family of aliens, pushed out by land developers, move in next door, just wanting to get along with us Earthlings, do their yardwork, take out the garbage, catch the game on Saturday ... but when those Evil Aliens track them down and get a gander at real estate values on their beautiful new 3rd-planet home ...

Monday, 10 September 2007

Markov Hornpipe

Markov Hornpipe
The Markov Hornpipe is one of an early batch of studies sparked by a comment by Will Henry on how he would intuitively predict the subsequent bars of a traditional tune. Yes, it is a midi 'rendering' (volunteer performers are welcome to apply) and yes it does maybe get a bit wobbily in the middle although I've come to like those slip-jig wobbles, and no, it is not 'computer music' or 'serialism', it is more akin to Prokofiev's notebook method -- I wish I had more resources to explore the idea, but experimentally, I'm pleased with the result, it did what I wanted it to do and in a really rather listenable way. John Cage said his part was in asking the right questions and I maybe could have phrased a few of them better, but bygones are bygones, I've learned from the experience and moved on.




Markov Hornpipe

Markov Hornpipe
The Markov Hornpipe is one of an early batch of studies sparked by a comment by Will Henry on how he would intuitively predict the subsequent bars of a traditional tune. Yes, it is a midi 'rendering' (volunteer performers are welcome to apply) and yes it does maybe get a bit wobbily in the middle although I've come to like those slip-jig wobbles, and no, it is not 'computer music' or 'serialism', it is more akin to Prokofiev's notebook method -- I wish I had more resources to explore the idea, but experimentally, I'm pleased with the result, it did what I wanted it to do and in a really rather listenable way. John Cage said his part was in asking the right questions and I maybe could have phrased a few of them better, but bygones are bygones, I've learned from the experience and moved on.

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Photos from SUN RA


Facebook | Photos from SUN RA: "Sun Ra, June Tyson, Marshall Allen, John Gilmore - taken at the Toronto 1986 show"

Photos from SUN RA

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Facebook | Photos from SUN RA: "Sun Ra, June Tyson, Marshall Allen, John Gilmore - taken at the Toronto 1986 show"