May 4, 2017

Just a little night music

Kara-Lis Coverdale is an organist by day and an electronic music composer by at night.
A contributor to Tim Hecker’s Virgins and Love Streams and Lee Bannon’s Pattern of Excel, she’s released several well-regarded indie electronic music albums built on samples: Triptych I; A 480 (built from vocal samples); Aftertouches (built from electronic instrument clips); and -with LXV- Sirens.
Having gone on tour and done some interviews, she has just released her first (solo) vinyl album, a 22-minute long, three part meditative piece entitled Grafts. It can be streamed at her Soundcloud page.
posted by Going To Maine at 11:10 PM PST - 4 comments

Deflategate: Korea

Songdo, Korea has a new shopping mall called Triple Street, and to celebrate their grand opening they are having a Pokemon Festival. Unfortunately, not all Pikachu (Pikachii?) are created equal. (DLSYTV - Double Link Silly YouTube Videos) [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero at 10:17 PM PST - 9 comments

We all know this is nowhere.

After the breakup, the final show, the side projects and remixes, the one-off Christmas single, the high-profile reunion shows, and before they play Saturday Night Live tomorrow, May 6, LCD Soundsystem have finally treated us to the first two songs from their unfinished, (so far) untitled, upcoming fourth album, the first since 2010's This Is Happening. Those songs are Call The Police and American Dream. Spotify. iTunes/Apple Music. Tidal. Enjoy. [more inside]
posted by JimBennett at 9:22 PM PST - 13 comments


"After Glen Campbell's 2011 Alzheimer's diagnosis, which he followed with the Goodbye Tour and the documentary film I'll Be Me chronicling both, the performer returned to the recording studio one final time to leave family, friends and fans worldwide a remarkable gift. Adiós, the final studio album from the six-time Grammy winner, spotlights some of Campbell's favorite songs, most of which he had never recorded before. But rather than a collection of mere musical afterthoughts, the LP stands among Campbell's best – heartbreaking and imbued with poignancy, but sung with the same pure, sparkling vocals that are a distinguishing hallmark. Listen to the album's title track"
posted by HuronBob at 8:32 PM PST - 24 comments

The world from above: history and tourism from a different perspective

The World from Above is a series of 30 minute aerial journeys, featuring landscapes, history and culture from 4 continents. Produced by Skyworks, formed by narrator/ producer/ director/ aerial camera operator Richard Mervyn. The series is now in its 8th season and there are more than 100 episodes, with some content on YouTube: Italy from Above - our best sights from Verona, Venice, Vicenza; Beautiful Flying Journeys from Caserta to Tivoli; and Straits of Messina to Bay of Naples from Above | South Africa from Above - 6 Unique Journeys from Cape Town to Drakensberg inc. Garden Route | Yellowstone National Park from Above - 7 Stunning Sights from Yellowstone Lake to Old Faithful | and more on YouTube from worldfromaboveHD [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 8:20 PM PST - 2 comments

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by wedding planners...

Amy Newman's "Howl" is at once an homage to and feminist critique of Allen Ginsberg's 1956 poem. You can listen to Newman read part of her poem here, and you can hear a recording of Ginsberg reading the original poem here.
posted by Gymnopedist at 8:05 PM PST - 16 comments

QVC for conspiracy

Alex Jones Will Never Stop Being Alex Jones After two decades toiling at the fringes of politics, Alex Jones and his Infowars media empire have architected the current moment and helped usher a president into office. Now, the only person standing in Jones' way is Jones.
posted by nevercalm at 6:11 PM PST - 97 comments

Just a Kitten and Bunny Playing Tag

Just a Kitten and Bunny Playing Tag
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 5:37 PM PST - 30 comments


Original production art used in the creation of Katsuhiro Otomo's 'Akira' (1988). (single link Tumblr)
posted by Artw at 4:10 PM PST - 9 comments

Dog Day Afternoon

It's Friday, it's been a long week, so here are 27 pages of nothing but doggo and pupper memes. Some you've seen, many are probably new, but they're all are good dogs, Brent.
posted by Room 641-A at 3:50 PM PST - 14 comments

Science Fiction Interfaces

Science Fiction Interfaces -- A project by nnkd
posted by chavenet at 1:04 PM PST - 30 comments

The Unbearable Pinkness of Bleeding

“I actually half-jokingly bet Daniel that nobody had done research on the topic, because I’m just so used to women’s-health issues and such not being covered,” said Lee, who works in the tech industry. Epstein, a graduate student studying self-tracking tools at the University of Washington, didn’t believe it. “He was like, ‘No it’s such an obvious research topic… surely lots of people must have studied it.’” Of course, she was right. [more inside]
posted by Fish, fish, are you doing your duty? at 12:35 PM PST - 34 comments

Wishing You Love, Peace, and Soul

"At any African-American gathering, it was like it was official, you had to close it out; there was a prayer, then there was a Soul Train line. You gotta give it up to Jesus, and then Don Cornelius." -Cedric The Entertainer
Soul Train; The Hippest Trip In America
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 12:17 PM PST - 23 comments

Girl Scout confronts neo-Nazi at Czech rally

The most beautiful shrug of all time...
posted by dfm500 at 10:54 AM PST - 24 comments

“...a physics basis for why there is a speed/accuracy contrast,”

You want to throw more accurately? Throw softer. [The New York Times] “That’s one of the takeaways from a new study by Yale and Harvard professors on the physics of throwing. The findings might interest quarterbacks, dunking booth participants and anyone throwing wadded-up paper into a wastebasket. If you’re missing a lot, try throwing a little slower. The paper, published last week in Royal Society Open Science [.pdf], is not likely to take the sports world by storm, with its talk of the “dynamics of the projectile” and “propagating distributions with non-infinitesimal variance.” But inside is quite a bit of solid advice for athletes who throw things. It is well known that there is a trade-off between throwing fast and throwing accurately. A reason for this, many people believed, was that throwing fast made it harder to release the object at just the right moment.”
posted by Fizz at 10:45 AM PST - 17 comments

I could not use my GI Bill to go to code school

Thousands of Veterans Want to Learn to Code — But Can’t | David Molina launched Operation Code with a single goal: Modernize the outdated GI Bill so veterans can land tech jobs.
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 9:24 AM PST - 46 comments

And who is my neighbour?

When conservatives disengage from organized religion, however,
they don’t become more tolerant. They become intolerant in different ways. Research shows that evangelicals who don’t regularly attend church are less hostile to gay people than those who do. But they’re more hostile to African Americans, Latinos, and Muslims. ... When cultural conservatives disengage from organized religion, they tend to redraw the boundaries of identity, de-emphasizing morality and religion and emphasizing race and nation.
posted by clawsoon at 9:03 AM PST - 68 comments

Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!

Why Americans Smile So Much
posted by octothorpe at 8:58 AM PST - 62 comments

Over 6,000 deaths at Mexico-U.S. border over this past 16 years

More people have died trying to come to the U.S. than in two major disasters combined More deaths occured over the last 16 years in the Mexico-U.S. border than Hurricane Katrina and September 11th deaths combined.
posted by Yellow at 8:26 AM PST - 9 comments

Mental health care in Massachusetts

"One by one, nearly all the state psychiatric hospitals were boarded up or bulldozed, but Massachusetts leaders broke their promise to replace them with something better — or much of anything at all"
posted by Lycaste at 7:47 AM PST - 7 comments

"Grannifer’s Legacy" was published two months ago

For many, writing a book is a “bucket list” item — something you want to do while you’re still alive to do it. For a Dorset, England woman named Trish Vickers, that was certainly true. In 2010 or 2011, Vickers — then age 59 — decided to pick up a pen and paper and put words to page, much like other aspiring writers would. But Vickers’ story wasn’t the same as others. First, she refused to type her story — she wanted to write her book by hand. And second, she was blind; she lost her sight to diabetes a few years earlier.
posted by Etrigan at 7:04 AM PST - 5 comments

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