- Interview and portrait tips in Digital Photography magazine | Boudist Photos. If you like Australian music, you've probably seen the Boudist's work. From memory I met Dan in 2005, at the time he was still working a day job and breaking into music photography in his spare time. I remember thinking 'hard one to break into, good luck..'. Fuck good luck, Dan's got there by hard work and he's an inspiration for all of us. You should look at his photos, they're awesome.
Violin + looping =
- Miss Piggy Gives Fox News What It Had Coming - Esquire
- Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong | GeekDad | Wired.com
- Toronto News: Toronto teens send Lego man on a balloon odyssey 24 kilometres high - thestar.com
- Line 6 ToneCore developer kit - for when guitar pedal tweaking isn't enough, program your own. I know this isn't actually new, I just don't remember seeing it before.
- cityofsound: Journal: Tetsuo Kondo’s suspended ramp, Tallinn
It doesn't seem all that mad, then they start diving down through the rock formations...
- Scouting An Abandoned Cold War Missile Base Hidden In The Adirondacks | Scouting NY
Goths up trees... I love a site that does *exactly* what it says on the tin. Goths up trees, How could I ever top the Robert Smith up a tree...:
Now I know what some purists are going to say: ‘HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MARBLES? RAMMSTEIN IS NOT A GOTH BAND!’ But I put it to you that you take yourself to a Goth club at about 3AM and ask the DJ to put on some Rammstein and watch what happens to the dancefloor and then tell me that they shouldn’t be included here. The truth of the matter is that drunk Goths love Rammstein.It's true.
Wow this would have taken a lot of work...
- Meet the Guy Who Owns Only 15 Things (Not Counting Undies or Socks) | Ecouterre
Search by image recursively, starting with transparent image. Momentarily NSFW:
We bought Kindles a while back; and while the default set of wallpapers probably appeals to someone, personally I'm not into the "slightly creepy images of dead authors" aesthetic. So, I created my own set using photos I've taken of street art in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
These are free to download and use if you share my "australian stickers and graffiti on your kindle" aesthetic - I'll admit this might be a niche market :) They're available separately on Flickr or you can download the whole lot (17mb zip).
To use these you need to jailbreak your Kindle and then install the screensaver hack. The trickiest bit is working out precisely which version Kindle you have so you know which files to use (go by the serial number). Note that once you copy new screen saver images onto your Kindle, you need to restart the Kindle before they'll start showing up (home, menu - settings, menu - restart).
- Water-powered rocket boots for super-powered aquatic frolicking | DVICE
- Chevrolet chrome script lettering
- Man Builds Fairy Tale Home for His Family – For Only �3,000 | Gaia Health
- How Doctors Die | Zocalo Public Square (or to put it another way, how they choose to live their last days)
- This is What Happens When You Give Thousands of Stickers to Thousands of Kids | Colossal
Once again I will stubbornly call it a mix tape, even though no actual tapes were harmed in the making of this entirely digital playlist.
The yearly play list is simply a set of songs which have been on high rotation or were just the song of the moment. I used to try to reorder it to make a coherent play list but frankly they're always a grab bag, so I just leave them in the order I add them. Enjoy!
(There used to be a Grooveshark playlist here, but then record companies happened.)
Mostly for my own record, this is how these tracks came to be part of the list...
- Lightbringer - Covenant (inspired simply by the release of the album)
- Derezzed - Daft Punk
- TRON Legacy (End Titles) - Daft Punk (because TRON Legacy redefined what cyberspace looks like, in the general psyche - it was scrolling green text for years after The Matrix; now it's blue neon. Also I listened to the sountrack constantly during an Atlassian FedEx, during which I made a Tron theme for Confluence... yes, Tronfluence! ...it's unusable for any length of time but damn it looks cool.)
- Welcome Home, Son - Radical Face (forever associated with Uli Steck climbing the north face of the Eiger)
- The Loyal - Tiger Lou (a friend played this while were hanging out at her place and the music felt instantly familiar, ultimately becoming some of my most-played music of the year)
- The Answer - U.N.K.L.E.
- Reign - U.N.K.L.E. (because seeing them live with strings at the sydney opera house blew my socks off... and you'd better believe the pizzicato part of this song was a highlight)
- Oh My Brother - Mr. Percival. Note - annoyingly not available to include in the playlist, guess you'll have to go check out the albums yourselves ;) (inspired by Mr Percival singing it during a secret gig I was lucky enough to attend)
- Hell - Squirrel Nut Zippers (another track picked up along with Tiger Lou - yes, the playlist at our gatherings can vary a tad!)
- Jumping Someone Else's Train - The Cure
- All Cats Are Grey - The Cure (back to the Opera House! ...and while UNKLE was awesome, Reflections was a religious experience)
- Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye (this is probably on every other playlist for 2011, what a ripper of a track...)
- Disappear Here - Hybrid (because it brings to mind the sense of flight from this video)
- Jilly's on Smack - Primus (I never saw Primus back in the day and only properly got into their back catalogue in the past couple of years. Anyway we saw them live and they played this ahead of the album's release.)
- Insect/Suspect - Pigface (Purely random - this came up in the car with the ipod on shuffle, and became my song of the moment. Something about the rhythm, I think.)
I've no idea if anyone else will like a single track off this. Well, apart from the Gotye, which echoed over the waters as we were going to sleep in the tent on Cockatoo Island on New Year's Eve. Pretty clearly that one's going around :)