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]
posted by Lutoslawski
on Mar 30, 2010 -
Watch the Oscar-nominated
animated film Logorama in its (glorious 16 minute, corporate-logo assaulting, nsfw
maniacal Ronald McDonald flaming queen Mr. Clean) entirety on Facebook
posted by WolfDaddy
on Feb 11, 2010 -
9 Countries was recorded on location in Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Tibet, India, Egypt and Greece between October 2005 and March 2007 by Tom Compagnoni. What you hear has been entirely assembled from these field recordings, no additional samples used.
A mashup / sound-collage / ambient / documentary album by Wax Audio
posted by flatluigi
on Dec 21, 2009 -
Maximum Reich is Q2's first multiplatform, multimedia-rich festival celebrating the iconic composer, Steve Reich. Complete with archival interviews stretching back 30 years, live concerts, an Eight Days of Steve blog, hosted segments with Nadia Sirota, an exclusive download of Dance Patterns, and Steve Reich himself, it promises to be quite the ride.
For the next week, Q2, the new music stream from WQXR, is celebrating the life and work of Steve Reich.
posted by Lutoslawski
on Dec 10, 2009 -
My Parents Were Awesome
Before the fanny packs and Andrea Bocelli concerts, your parents (and grandparents) were once free-wheeling, fashion-forward, and super awesome.
posted by xingcat
on Oct 5, 2009 -
Janey Thomson's Marathon
Any longtime fan of 80s arcade game Track & Field
and fan of old gaming lore around Desert Bus
will no doubt fall in love with this new classic game written in the perfect style of early 80s Konami combined with brutally long punishment games. I gave up after a few minutes but damn did I want to keep going and see the finish. [via mefi projects]
posted by mathowie
on Jul 17, 2009 -
Lie to Me
is a fairly new US drama series based on the work of Paul Ekman
) who studied facial movements and what they reveal about the emotional state of a person (see Malcolm Gladwell's "The Naked Face", also previously, for more background)
. No doubt inspired by the show, Gisela, a sixth grader at Mesa Grande Elementary School, decided for her science project to see whether she could tell if a person was lying based on their facial expressions. Here is the result: part 1
, part 2
(youtube videos). [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious
on May 7, 2009 -
is a completely AWESOME music video of a track by N.A.S.A.
(North America South America
), a DJ collective featuring Squeak E. Clean
and DJ Zegon
plus many famous guest artists, including, on this track alone, David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, & Z-Trip. (Other tracks by N.A.S.A. feature the likes of Tom Waits, M.I.A., Gift of Gab and Kool Keith.) The video features the artwork of Shepard Fairey
, who has been discussed previously here
. The video was directed by Paul Griswold and Syd Garon
(who also did this
great video for DJ Qbert and this
one for Dan the Automator, which features some nice Gilliamesque touches.)
posted by slappy_pinchbottom
on Jan 17, 2009 -
In 300 B.C., years before the birth of black Jesus, Aristole postulated that all good things were made of "win." That was a pretty good guess, but he was drunk and probably also having an orgy. Modern day awesominers know there are actually 118 fundamental "awesoments" that compose all good things. The Periodic Table of Awesoments
can be a very useful tool. It's designed to show the relationships between awesoments, and often one can even predict how awesoments interact simply by their positions on the table.
posted by crossoverman
on Dec 17, 2008 -