You might have heard at one time or another a 60s band called Canned Heat, who made a wee bit of a splash way back when with a little number called Going Up the Country
. The song featured a simple but very catchy little flute riff between verses. If you ever wondered where that riff came from (not to mention the melodic contour of the tune itself) you need look no further than a 1928 recording by Henry Thomas, who played the flute melody on his quills, or, panpipes. The song was called Bull Doze Blues
. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite
on May 24, 2013 -
At the 1938 Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme in Paris. each of fifteen artists were given a dressmaker's mannequin
as their canvas and encouraged to transform the figure in any way they desired.
The artists included (in order of appearance in this video) Salvador Dalí, Óscar Dominguez, Marcel Duchamp, Léo Malet, André Masson, Joan Miró, Wolfgang Paalen, Kurt Seligmann, Yves Tanguy, Marcel Jean, Max Ernst, Espinoza, Maurice Henry, Sonia Mossé, and Man Ray. Here are some stills
posted by adamvasco
on Aug 12, 2010 -
A complete Album/CD on Youtube... but without any actual video.
...Mercifully, Henry hit him with the soft end of the pistol. Scrotum sprawled on the parquet flooring, and Henry strode back to the window and took aim at the hang glider, now several hundred yards past the lime trees and fast diminishing...
Parts: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Sir Henry at Rawlinson End
(link to Transcript) By Vivian Stanshall
posted by selton
on Sep 21, 2009 -
The Tone Generation
is a radio series by Ian Helliwell 'looking at different themes or composers in the era of analogue tape and early synthesizer technology'. The original globe-trotting series: Great Britain
, Eastern Europe
, Rest of World
. Bonus programmes: Expo 58
, The RCA Synthesizer
. All links are to MP3 files, except the first one. Alternatively, you can slurp down the lot in one go by subscribing to the podcast feed
posted by jack_mo
on Nov 21, 2008 -
Anybody remember Slow Bob In The Lower Dimensions
? Turns out the short video, once a mainstay of early 90s late-night MTV, was created by one Henry Selick,
director of, oh, The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, Monkeybone,
and the forthcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Coraline. A lot more
on Selick; also, higher quality, alternate format (but slower loading) versions are available here.
posted by kimota
on Jul 29, 2007 -
The strange story of Henry M
. Henry was able to hold information in storage for very short periods of time. Most people can retain about seven pieces of information (a telephone number, for example) in memory for about thirty seconds, and Henry scored normally on these kinds of tasks. Thus, his working memory (or scratch-pad memory) seemed unaffected by the loss of his hippocampus. The main problem for Henry was converting short-term memories into permanent storage, a process called consolidation. Henry's case
is one of the most studied brain-damage cases
[PDF] ever. A fascinating story about one man's struggle with brain surgery.
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Jan 25, 2006 -
Patrick Henry, a conservative Christian college
(New Yorker) with eighty-five percent of incoming freshman being homeschooled, is a vernable breeding ground for future Republicans. Take cloistered kids, teach them one message, and Mr. Rove's clone army nears
completion. The article is so quotable the whole thing must be read, as it fufills all our fears, stereotypes and snide comments sounds
(Common Dreams). It scares our brother's across the pond
, while the homeschooled community gets all wet
just thinking about it. This raises several questions, what kind of politicians will sheltered college students be and how do they have fun without binge drinking, cocaine and sex?
posted by geoff.
on Jun 28, 2005 -