Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Quite Remarkable

The creativity and time that went into this is amazing.

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Explainer: How To Make a Skull Bong

Slate's Explainer addresses the logistics of how to make a skull bong. Made of a real skull that three teenagers in Houston decided would be a good idea to extract.

"If the skull were too brittle to be easily drilled, the teenagers might have flipped it upside down. Then they could put the slide through the nose as before but use the large hole at the base of the skull—the foramen magnum—as the mouthpiece. The disadvantage of this method would be the tendency for the skull bong to roll over when set down."

I love the seriousness of this article. Very The Onion.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


this song is amazing and the video is even more.

gem moments:

1:24 - his grunty face

2:13 - the mouthing of the echo - like we all don't know that's an effect done in production.

2:17 - the failure to edit out his mouthing something else when there are no actual words being sung at that point in the song

2:37 - his hand gesture. um. really?

2:39 - ass slaps to correspond with hand claps in the song (see Jeremy's comment!)

3:26 - the fact that neither of them is even attempting to resemble actually playing the song on their guitars

the ridiculousness abounds.

I essentially just made you a Pop-Up Video.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Thank you. With many smiles. :)

Monday, May 5, 2008

Happy Touring, Radiohead!

Tonight kicks off the first night of Radiohead's In Rainbows tour! First stop - West Palm Beach, FL. Cruzan Amphitheater.

I have to wait 4 months and 3 days (August 8th) before I can see them at All Points West! Radiohead x 4 for me this tour. Both nights of All Points West, and both nights of Hollywood Bowl! I still don't know who's coming with me to the August 24th show. I've basically stopped thinking about it until it gets closer to the date. What I do know is that Hillary, Dana, Cameron and I are going to the August 25th show - exactly 11 years since I met them the last time.

Tonight's Set List:

01 All I Need
02 Bodysnatchers
03 There There
04 Reckoner
05 The Gloaming
06 Morning Bell
07 Nude
08 How To Disappear Completely
09 15 Step
10 Arpeggi (played almost twice)
11 Idioteque
12 Bulletproof
13 Where I End And You Begin
14 Airbag
15 Everything In Its Right Place
16 National Anthem
17 Videotape
18 Optimistic
19 Just
20 Faust arp
21 Exit Music (For A Film)
22 Bangers + Mash
23 House Of Cards

Friday, May 2, 2008

Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

Jeremy posted this on his site the other day, and I can't stop watching it. Robert at Flight 404 created this lovely video to submit to the Radiohead video contest. He explains that "its got some mad crazy super duper beat detection going on. I reused the application I wrote to make the Goldfrapp piece but went a few steps further. I manually input each bass beat, snare, highhat, and arpeggio note, not to mention all the vocals and syllable breaks. Crazy! It took about 6 hours but I think it was the right way to do it. I would have wasted much more time than that had I chosen to do the beat detection algorithmically. But man, scrubbing through that track, over and over, marking every note… it was a carpal pain...."

It reminds me of the circular nature of the world - shooting star, fertilized egg, other various cells, alka seltzer(!) ? Weird Fishes is also one of my favorite songs off of In Rainbows, and I quite like the combination of it + this visual.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Depth of Field Cuff

Allison sent me a link to this beautiful piece of recycled jewelry this morning. It's a camera lens turned into a wrist cuff. It's so me. Check out the other things on the site by clicking the image. There are some really beautifully designed items.