Happy New Year all y’all!

Same as always, kids – party hard and take care of each other. 2014, let’s do this thing.

 

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“This was a case of young dolphins purposefully experimenting with something we know to be intoxicating.”

Dolphins getting high on puffer fish.

 

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#LionelStitchie

Lionel Richie-lyrics stitched on abandoned furniture.

 

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Toronto Frozen Leafs

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The Shining set recreated

Kubrick Season promo for Channel 4 by Knucklehead.

 

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Video Game Foliage

Dishonored (2012)

Darwinia (2005)

Sir, You Are Being Hunted (2012)

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (2007)

 

Making spaces for games is a strange and interesting art. Not being bound by physical limitations makes it possible to create impossible structures, but being bound by the technical limitations of modern computer graphics makes it difficult to create accurate simulacra of even simple objects. So video games cheat, using approximations to create the desired aesthetic result.

Plant approximations are especially hard, since organic structures tend to be difficult to describe in terms that graphics cards understand. This creates an interesting design constraint.

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Natation synchronisée

Natation synchronisée by Jean-Baptiste Courtier.

 

 

 


Sunday Classic of Love

A weekly appreciation of classic film and television soundtracks.

Classic scene from Thrashin (1986), music is “Wild In The Streets” by Circle Jerks.


The Drum Thing

The Drum Thing is a book project by Deirdre O’Callaghan. It has been three years in the making and it puts the often overlooked rhythm section front and centre. The book includes photographs and interviews featuring the most talented and established drummers in the world today. It will give insight into drummers’ candid home lives with portraits and detail shots as well as in-depth interviews.

Zach Hill – Death Grips/Hella

Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

Drummers involved include John Densmore (The Doors), Dave Grohl (Nirvana,Them Crooked Vultures), Questlove (The Roots), Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Grinderman), Stephen Morris (Joy Division, New Order), John French (Captain Beefheart), George Hurley (The Minutemen), Jon Theodore (Queens of the Stoneage), Mike D (Beastie Boys), Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), Topper Headon (The Clash), Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine), Sheila E (Prince), Dennis Thompson (MC5), Animal (The Muppets) and many, many others. You can find the full list at Kickstarter.

Jon Theodore – Queens of the Stoneage

 

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For relaxing times, make mine a double (o).