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 -
Bitone are full of love.
: Björk's song "All Is Full Of Love" is covered by Ugandan children and youths on an album by a organization called Bitone
(meaning "talent"). Their mission is to restore the lives and hopes of children between 8 and 18 years old in Uganda, whom have been traumatized by the death of their parents or loss of their home due to disease, war, or economic hardship. [via
posted by grapefruitmoon
on Sep 14, 2008 -
Artist Joseph Griffith
, whose work draws from fantasy
, has also turned his attention to one of America's most significant historical moments: "I painted this
for the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown when George Washington and the Continentals traunched the British. The county would not dignify it with a response, however, George Washington's Mount Vernon estate kindly wrote me an e-mail saying they would 'pass it along to the staff'."
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing
on Aug 20, 2008 -
The Greatest Sideshow Video Ever Made.
"The Greatest Sideshow Video Ever Made was shot at the Moore theater in Seattle in 1992. The oddball cousin of Seattle's grunge music scene, the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow mixed vintage sideshow acts with novel stunts never before seen. Previously available only on VHS tape or DVD, this mind-blowing collection of feats of human daring is now available online in six parts for your viewing pleasure: 1 2 3 4 5 6
As an added bonus, watch as Eddie Vedder
of Pearl Jam participates." [via mefi projects
] [more inside]
posted by stet
on Jul 13, 2008 -