The Night Heron
(SL NYTimes), an invitation-only club held in an abandoned water tower in Chelsea for 8 weekends in March, April and May.
posted by dabug
on May 23, 2013 -
From the mid 40s to the mid 50s Coronet Instructional Films
were always ready to provide social guidance for teenagers on subjects as diverse as dating
, preparing for being drafted
, and shyness
, as well as to children on following the law
, the value of quietness in school
, and appreciating our parents
. They also provided education on topics such as the connection between attitudes and health
, what kind of people live in America
, how to keep a job
, supervising women workers
, the nature of capitalism
, and the plantation System in Southern life
. Inside is an annotated collection of all 86 of the complete Coronet films in the Prelinger Archives
as well as a few more. Its not like you had work to do or anything right? [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb
on Nov 1, 2012 -
Post A Letter Social Activity Club:
"Imagine a day when every personal e-mail you receive is in the form of a piece of mail, in envelopes of different sizes, papers of different colours and textures, handwriting of varying degrees of legibility. Wouldn’t that be pretty nice for a change?" [more inside]
posted by Fizz
on Aug 22, 2011 -
"What it feels like to be at the stove creating dishes for some of the most powerful people on earth." Club
de Chefs des Chefs
is the elite fraternity
of chefs to world leaders
- including those who head the private kitchens
of the United States President
, Prince of Monaco
, Queen of England, European Commission, the Kremlin
, President of France
, Chancellor of Germany and Great Hall of Beijing. Barely 30 members strong, the club meets this week in Italy
, for the Club's annual gala dinner and food tour. Lisa Mullins of NPR's The World
interviewed a few of them by phone from Rome today
(Mark Flanagan of Buckingham Palace refused to reveal the Queen's favorite dish... a kitchen policy, lest she be served it at every public event ever after). Past gatherings have happened in France
, Monaco; and the 2010 meeting takes place in Hong Kong. They wouldn't have you as a member... but don't let that stop your culinary envy.
posted by pineapple
on Jul 21, 2009 -
Who can forget when Harmony and Grits played at Nero's Nook? This is a big stack of pics that I scanned as a single collection. Most are 8"x10", but a few are snapshots. They represent something of a snapshot of the bar and entertainment scene in the Gulf Coast resort town of Fort Walton Bch, FL, circa 1970s. Most are of bands, entertainers and a few strippers. If you are from this area, you may well recognize some of the faces. They are in no order.
posted by Astro Zombie
on Aug 5, 2008 -
Albums of the 20th Century. From the instrument
that was created by Leon Theremin
, to the Moog
Guitar that's been named after the legendary Bob Moog
(the inventor of the Moog
Synthesizer), Electronic music
has come a long way
since its early days
. YouTube [a
, (extreme caution advised: graphic images of death, destruction and 9/11 c)
] (Previously mentioned here, here, here, here, here and here)
posted by hadjiboy
on Jun 29, 2008 -
Following this 2005 post
, this documentary on Osaka "Host Clubs", "The Great Happiness Space"
[Google vid 1:15; misleading preview here
] is like nothing I've ever seen. Dark and light and wrenching and weird and funny. And dark. Kafka comes to mind for a lot of viewers, but this would fail as fiction. A midpoint shift forces you to confront a reality that is staggeringly complex. It's a kaleidescope of self-awareness and -delusion; compassion and manipulation; candor and deception. Layered, nuanced, and self-referential. The chief host's blog
translated somewhat idiosyncratically by google, gives you another perspective [note: not included in the spirit of "LOL Engrish"]. This insider's account
of a hostess club, written by a Duke University sociologist, is a lot more predictable and straightforward.
posted by Phred182
on Jul 28, 2007 -
Coke. Guns. Booty. Beats. In the slums of Rio De Janeiro, drug lords armed with submachine guns have joined forces with DJs armed with massive sound systems and rude, raunchy singles. Welcome to the most exciting—and dangerous—underground club scene in the world.
posted by Count Ziggurat
on Jul 30, 2005 -
is the real deal: a netlabel that doesn't suck. Ambient/dub/minimal house/drone/experimental sounds that'll turn your home into the chillout room of a Finnish club at 5 am. Or at least pleasantly buzz in the background while you read. Sixty-five releases, high-quality bit rates, zipped files, creative commons licence -- the site itself is very nicely done. But more importantly, the music is just freakin' good, for fans of this sort of thing of course.
For a taster, try the excellent ambient dub mix
(125MB) or the more beat-oriented house standard mix
The label chief explains the rationale behind giving the music away in an interview here
posted by dydecker
on Nov 25, 2004 -
The Red Hat Society
With an inspired purchase of a red fedora and a reading of the poem Warning
by Jenny Joseph, one woman
created what is fast becoming a movement around the world for women over fifty.
posted by FunkyHelix
on May 11, 2004 -
The Bottom Line: Manhattan court rules to evict club.
A New York City Greenwich Village landmark, The Bottom Line Cabaret
, which has let the music play from such stars as Bruce Springsteen for close to 30 years, has been evicted
after falling behind by nearly 3 years with is rent and not being able to work out a long-term with it's landlord: New York University (NYU)
This comes despite the cash contributions from celebrities like Springsteen and Viacom's CEO, last-minute corporate sponsorships from AT&T and others, and the efforts of fans around the world. Even the best efforts of fans at SaveTheBottomLine.com
weren't able to save the club, which says it may consider shopping around for some new digs. But, as of now, The Bottom Line is homeless.
posted by nyukid
on Dec 4, 2003 -
Chicago Rat Patrol.
No, not this kind of rat patrol
; for this crew, rat spotting
is just a sideline. What these guys skulk in alleys for, though, is discarded bike parts to kludge
, especially in strange and unexpected proportions
. Most of them work. As a result of their experiments, they're attuned to the kitbashed contraptions
used by (mostly) economically marginal folk. Additionally, or superfluously, they're sort of anarchist
anti-corporate critical-mass types. Updated until almost a year ago. Note: Geocities site. Tread lightly. And stay away from the "Rodeo" link, where there's a quicktime video, until tomorrow.
posted by dhartung
on Jul 26, 2002 -
I got in!!!
Remember that link to Quintessentially
a few weeks back? Well, after countless hours of anxious waiting, I finally received my acceptance letter (the complete text of which is inside). At last, I can enjoy the finer things in life - it'll only cost me $600 a year .
posted by aladfar
on Dec 14, 2000 -