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Interactive computer graphics (CG) 3D panorama – awesome!
Be sure to:
- go fullscreen (button top left)
- right-click on the image to change the projection. Try “little planet” for ultra trippiness.
Statement by Nico Roig, the artist:
This is … a full CG generated panorama – don’t expect to find it anywhere!
I made it to give special recognition to M.C.Escher’s work, a very talented artist widely known. This impossible world was inspired by Escher’s lithograph “Relativity”. Be careful not to get sick wandering around!
Visit the artist’s web page for more info on this project and access to the rest of his photos and panoramas: http://www.360cities.net/image/tribute-to-escher#58.88,-0.03,16.2
This morning I got an awesome cut from the neat music discovery website Track In The Box, Holly Miranda singing her original “Joints”.
From the Track in a Box website:
This track is off Miranda’s The Magicians’s Private Library (great title), but this version is from a trio of sessions with just her and fiddle player/solo artist Marques Toliver (who is amazing in his own right) which follows the two of them playing around Williamsburg. Miranda’s voice is absolutely phenomenal in a wait are you for real and why are you not everywhere sort of way, and while there are plenty of ‘she sounds like (insert female vocalist’s name here)’ comparisons out there, that’s really not doing it justice. She is amazing; there’s a bit with an echo in the staircase that’s… gah! Just listen, then listen again, then listen to the rest of the sessions, then listen to the album, then start over again. That’s what’s been going on over here anyway.
Dreamt of you again last night
Called your phone to hear your voice
I know you know
That I’ll never let you go
How do I let go?
I can feel it in my joints
It aches and creaks and
There’s no point
In growing old
Oh this life I’ve made on my own
Is lonely with the love I’ve known
Where are you
Is where I want to be
Where are you
Is where I want to be
Behold, the earliest known Led Zeppelin recording. Part of a December 1968 show that took place three weeks before the band’s Led Zeppelin album came out, this version of “Dazed and Confused” is part of a full-show bootleg that’s been available to fans for awhile. This is just its first time on YouTube.
- Link to You Tube video.
- See article about the bootleg and this video on exclaim.ca Earliest Known Led Zeppelin Recording Hits YouTube.
- Found via Boing Boing, Earliest known Led Zeppelin recording.
In 1987, John Clarke and Bryan Dawe began to broadcast on radio a series of weekly interviews in which prominent and newsworthy figures spoke openly about issues of the day. This was of great benefit to the public and the idea moved to television in 1989. It has now been a regular feature in the vibrant Australian media mix for 20 years and is getting into its stride nicely. In the interviews, John makes no attempt to look or sound like the person he is pretending to be, but deals with matters as he sees fit. Bryan persists with dignity and strives for understanding.
For recent Clarke & Dawe episodes please visit http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/clarkedawe.htm.
The Front Fell Off 1991 (http://www.mrjohnclarke.com/clarkedawe-episodes-03.shtml)
GEOS-5 Modeled Clouds at 3.5-km Global Resolution:
This visualization shows clouds from a simulation using the Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Verison 5 (GEOS-5.). The global atmospheric simulation ran at 3.5 km per grid cell and covered a single day: January 2, 2009. The model output the results at 10 minute intervals. Since there is only one day of simulation data, the sequence of clouds repeats several times. The white flash indicates the sequence is about to repeat.
Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, Flickr: GEOS-5 Modeled Clouds at 3.5-km Global Resolution
To view more go to: svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3659
Watch the guy with the hat as he listens to this song. Brought tears to my eyes.
Heartworn Highways is documentary film by James Szalapski whose vision captured some of the founders of the Outlaw Country movement in Texas and Tennessee in the last weeks of 1975 and the first weeks of 1976. The film was not released theatrically until 1981.
The documentary covers singer-songwriters whose songs are more traditional to early folk and country music instead of following in the tradition of the previous generation. Some of film’s featured performers are Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, David Allan Coe, Rodney Crowell, Gamble Rogers, Steve Young, and The Charlie Daniels Band. The movie features the first known recordings of grammy award winners Steve Earle and Rodney Crowell who were quite young at the time and appear to be students of mentor Guy Clark. Steve Earle was also a big fan of Van Zandt at the time.
In case you missed it, there’s a freaky internet political ad that’s gone viral that features a DEMON SHEEP. It was done for (to?) the Carly Fiorina Senate campaign, and attacked her republican primary rival, Tom Campbell. The other candidate in the three-way GOP primary race, Chuck DeVore, has been making hay with the brouhaha.
What’s freaky about it? Well at the 2:26 point in the video, the fellow in the picture associated with this post makes his appearance. Yes, it’s that weird. (So the video is on the long side, but it’s worth it for the juxtaposition of happy sheep, scary red-eyed rug wearing guys, and clip-art people.)
I laughed when I first saw it and decided to forget it, but then today Andrew Sullivan in the The Pink Floyd Remix linked to this mash up, where the sound track had been brilliantly replaced with Pink Floyd’s Sheep:
(I’m terrible at understanding lyrics, so I copied the lyrics to Sheep at the end of this post.)
According to the Sacramento Bee’s Capitol Alert politics blog, AM Alert: Demon sheep:
The longish Web ad depicts fiscal conservatives as sheep — now there’s an interesting choice for the ad’s story line — and paints Campbell as a bad sheep menacing the good fiscal-conservative sheep as they munch away in a meadow.
Here’s the original ad:
Chuck DeVore unleashed a funny “let’s make the campaign be about the issues” repsonse at the newly created demonsheep.org web site. Demonsheep.org is the home of the “Society for the Eradication of Demon Sheep from our Political Discourse” (S.F.T.E.O.D.S.F.O.P.D.). Pretty predictable, I thought, until I saw the website’s mascot:
(A play on the classic meme All your base are belong to us, Wikipedia.)
Sheep, Pink Floyd:
Harmlessly passing your time in the grassland away;
Only dimly aware of a certain unease in the air.
You better watch out,
There may be dogs about
I’ve looked over Jordan, and I have seen
Things are not what they seem.
What do you get for pretending the danger’s not real.
Meek and obedient you follow the leader
Down well trodden corridors into the valley of steel.
What a surprise!
A look of terminal shock in your eyes.
Now things are really what they seem.
No, this is no bad dream.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
He makes me down to lie
Through pastures green He leadeth me the silent waters by.
With bright knives He releaseth my soul.
He maketh me to hang on hooks in high places.
He converteth me to lamb cutlets,
For lo, He hath great power, and great hunger.
When cometh the day we lowly ones,
Through quiet reflection, and great dedication
Master the art of karate,
Lo, we shall rise up,
And then we’ll make the bugger’s eyes water.
Bleating and babbling I fell on his neck with a scream.
Wave upon wave of demented avengers
March cheerfully out of obscurity into the dream.
Have you heard the news?
The dogs are dead!
You better stay home
And do as you’re told.
Get out of the road if you want to grow old.