Archive for December, 2010
Artist, Christian Faur, uses wax crayons to create a new kind of painting | Mail Online: “At first glance these pictures look like nothing more than pixelated photographs but closer inspection reveals the images are actually created using thousands of wax crayons.
Bored with paint and pencils, inventive artist, Christian Faur, turned to the childhood favourite for inspiration after seeing his young daughter using them.
Christian, from Granville, USA, starts each piece by scanning a photograph and breaking the image down into coloured blocks.”
“One man’s old gum is another man’s canvas (18 photos)”
Really good story he told about Baton Rouge, LA being the worst gig he ever did. He was also tripping on LSD. HA!
Finextra: The WikiLeaks strategy: Bank of America buys up abusive domain names: “The WikiLeaks strategy: Bank of America buys up abusive domain names Bank of America has snapped up hundreds of abusive domain names for its senior executives and board members in what is being perceived as a defensive strategy against the future publication of damaging insider info from whistleblowing Website WikiLeaks.”
The merger of journalists and government officials – Glenn Greenwald – Salon.com: “The video of the CNN debate I did last night about WikiLeaks with former Bush Homeland Security Adviser (and CNN contributor) Fran Townsend and CNN anchor Jessica Yellin is posted below. The way it proceeded was quite instructive to me and I want to make four observations about the discussion:”
We did not “Trick” Medicine like the artical says; We had already done a record together and Brad was our friend. We only “tricked”Mercury Rev…
This Week In Dallas Music History: The Vas Deferens Organization is Not For Everyone – Dallas Music – DC9 At Night: “?In this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, former Observer music writer Matt Weitz wrote a 1996 piece on the Vas Deferens Organization — an avant garde music collective that engineered recordings so strange, they made Ariel Pink sound like The Beatles.
Interestingly enough, though, it was because of an Ariel Pink recording in Dallas this year that we featured the Vas Deferens Organization in a story about Dennis, Aaron, and Stefan Gonzalez — a local jazz family that connected with Pink because of their relationship with members of the VDO.
Pink isn’t the only high profile artist with connection to VDO, though. This piece features an interesting story of how VDO members Eric Lumbleau and Matt Castille tricked members of Medicine and Mercury Rev into recording on a project called Transcontinental Conspiracy. “
If they were not trying to do DR John’s Gris Gris I will eat my hat!!!
Yet another of my productions for The Eyelash Carpets, with Jeff Mattson (Crash Worship) on this one as well. Cool track!
A track I produced for The Eyelash Carpets quite some time ago…
The third Production I did for The Eyelash Carpets…
Another I produced for The Eyelash Carpets, this one with Jeff Mattson from Crash Worship.
Eerie Image Captured in Woods: “Deer stand camera snaps bizarre animal
Updated: Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010, 11:00 AM EST Published : Thursday, 09 Dec 2010, 10:57 PM EST
BERWICK, Louisiana (WVLA) – A deer hunter captures a spooky image wandering through the Louisiana woods at night.
A hunter near Baton Rouge says he found this freaky photo on his deer stand camera.
The hunting camera was broken but the memory card was still there and so was this bizarre image.
It looks like a cross between a human and an animal, with long slender appendages and glowing eyes.
The hunter says he just hopes it’s a vegetarian, if he runs into it in the woods again.
Some say it’s a hoax because they have found the same picture with two different dates about a week apart.
But whether you believe its real or not, it’s certainly an eerie image.”
lfusetronsound: ” Artist: SHITS AND GIGGLES Title: Trick Or Treat Format: LP Label: F.D.A.F.I.T.S. Country: USA Price: $22.00 ‘The union of warped avant pop maestro Ariel Pink and the shapeshifting surrealists and Mutant Sounds blog co-authors in Vas Deferens Organization, Shits And Giggles is an inspired and unprecedented collision of two distinct and fully formed galaxies of advanced dream logic art fuck, with Ariels hazy/glazy universe of dissociative pop song rupture and advanced command of psychedelic song structure a virtual playpen for the pranksters in VDO to jerry-rig with plunderphonic joy buzzers, synth punk trap doors, kosmiche time machines and an embrace of willful illogic; a psychotropic melee onto whose exoskeleton has been grafted unexpected episodes of luminous grace from legendary free jazz trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez and his son, bassist Aaron Gonzalez.’ -F.D.A.F.I.T.S. “
Rape victim arrested for refusing TSA pat down | Raw Story: “A 56-year-old woman who says she is a rape victim was arrested and banned from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Wednesday after refusing to receive a pat down from a Transportation Security Agency (TSA) officer.
Claire Hirschkind could not receive a body scan because of a pacemaker-type device in her chest and was escorted to a female TSA officer to receive an enhanced pat down.
‘I told them, ‘No, I’m not going to have my breasts felt,’ and she said, ‘Yes, you are,” Hirschkind told KVUE.
After refusing to receive the enhanced pat down, she was arrested.”
kobi levi: shoes: “designer kobi levi specializes in designing unusual footwear that blurs the line between fashion and art. levi graduated from bezalel academy of art & design, jerusalem and has worked as a freelance designer since. he describes his personal shoe creations as ‘artistic footwear’ making each pair in his studio by hand. ‘the shoe is my canvas. the trigger to create a new piece comes when an idea, a concept and/or an image comes to mind. the combination of the image and footwear creates a new hybrid and the design/concept comes to life. the piece is a wearable sculpture.’ “
The 23 Best Names Ever | Smosh: “When your parents pick out your name, they are choosing something that will define you for the rest of your life. In the case of these people, their parents have chosen to define them as hilarious. Let us know any crazy names you’ve heard in the comments!”
Do You Want To Dream Different?: “This mind teasing structure that you are viewing in pictures below was designed and developed by organic architect Javier Senosiain.
Javier Senosiain is a Mexican architect who has a peculiar taste to create numerous marvels in different patterns. This particular shell house aptly named ‘Nautilus House’ was given shape in 2006 at a place called Naucalpan in Mexico. Being an exceptional one directly from the imagination of its architect, it naturally had to undergo enough changes testing the patience of its builder. The concept ‘Organic’ can be well experienced from the way one feels being amidst the nature. The way the structure and the interiors have been designed is nothing but teasing the ever hungry urban population confined to concrete jungles. Do you want to be the one, dreaming different?”
Less Versus Fewer : Grammar Girl :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™: “Today’s topic is less versus fewer.
Less and fewer are easy to mix up. They mean the same thing—the opposite of more—but you use them in different circumstances (1). The basic rule is that you use less with mass nouns and fewer with count nouns.”