I've seen a lot of great bands play public transportation, and TOO MANY ZOOZ is the cream of the crop.
is a very strange but alluring music video from Japanese hardcore band Maximum the Hormone. [more inside]
8 years in the making, ~200 antique appliances comprise Michael Petermann's Stupid Orchestra
A team at National Geographic
, for an upcoming show called How Hard Can it Be?,
created a real-life floating house
inspired by the movie Up.
Don't Touch That Dial!
is a simple tumblr that collects radio shows and advertisements now in the public domain. The archive is pretty great.
is a French astrophotographer
. His new collection, Jeux Lunaires
(Moon Games) features whimsical and beautiful photos of the moon (NPR Gallery
). Many of the photos have been coupled with a poem and collected in a book which you can preview online. [more inside]
: DeStorm Power
creates a one-man a cappella soul medley of cartoon theme songs.
At 9am on Monday the 21st June, 60 pianos will be distributed and then unveiled across New York City by Sing for Hope. Located in public parks, streets and plazas the pianos will be available until 5th July for any member of the public to play and engage with.
“Play Me, I’m Yours
” is an artwork by British artist Luke Jerram. [Previously] You can get piano locations as well as upload videos, photos and stories of you and your friends tickling the public ivories on the official site. The project will be concurrently mounted in London.
Featuring Nellie McKay, Cyndi Lauper, Tori Amos, Martha Wainwright, Steve Earle, Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Kate Pierson (of the B-52s) and many others, Here Lies Love
is the result of a recent collaboration
between David Byrne
and Fatboy Slim.
22-tracks long, it tells the story of the Iron Butterfly, aka Imelda Marcos, first lady of the Philippines,
and her relationship with her childhood servant Estrella Cumpas. Its official release is April 6th, but until then you can listen to the whole thing on NPR Music.
The double-disc set will also feature a 120 page booklet and a DVD of historical footage. [more inside]
A playable version of Eschaton!
Inspired of course by the beloved game
of the students of the Enfield Tennis Academy in Infinite Jest.
[via mefi projects
] [more inside]
The Third Coast International Audio Festival recognizes excellence in audio documentary, and the 2009 awards have been announced. You can listen to all of the winners' work as well as a two hour broadcast of the highlights.
"new" fiction from David Foster Wallace.
The Thumping Guide to New York City
[via mefi projects
] documents things in New York City that make cool sounds when you thump them with your fist. [more inside]