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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Emily Haines on Writing in Buenos Aires

Emily Haines (of Broken Social Scene and Metric) talks about getting out of her environment and finding inspiration in Argentina. Really fantastic.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tone Matrix

Andre Michelle has created (among many other awesome things) a great sinewave synthesizer triggered by an ordinary 16-step sequencer called ToneMatrix.

What exactly that means, I couldn't tell you, but the music and fun that it creates is fantastic!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sigur Ros at the MoMA

I wish I was cool enough to have been here!

Shot live at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Icelandic Independence Day, Sigur Rós @ MoMA is a unique concert film highlighting new material from the band's latest album, "með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust", as well as classic Sigur Rós songs. Directed by Alex Simmons.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Honda Civic Musical Road

The Santa Monica ad agency RPA cut half-inch grooves into a quarter-mile stretch of Avenue K, in Lancaster, California.

The grooves were synched in such a way that driving over them at precisely 55mph caused Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” — a.k.a. the Lone Ranger theme — to echo in the air around you.

Fantastic idea. So so results. Angered neighbors.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hidden Radio

I haven't seen a product design that has impressed me this much in a long time...

The Hidden Radio has no visible user interface - but in fact, the entire radio IS the user interface. Push the radio down (or pull up) to adjust the volume and rotate the radio to tune in a station.

Read more about it here.

Beautiful. Simple. Elegant. Did I mention I like this?

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Monday, September 8, 2008

The Archive


"Paul Mawhinney was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the years he has amassed what has become the world's largest record collection. This is the story of a man and his records."

Really nicely done video portrait of this amazing collection and dedication to music by Sean Dunne.

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Sunday, April 20, 2008


Like album covers? Then you will probably like Sleevage.

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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Xiu Xiu Polaroids

I am forever a sucker for Polaroids. 1000 Polaroids were shot by David Horvitz to be used for the cover of a Xiu Xiu/High Places split seven-inch. Each record will have a real polaroid on the cover.

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Music Video Created with 1979 Apple II Plus

This great video for Grandaddy's "Jed's Other Poem" is entirely created with a 1979 Apple II Plus with 48K of RAM. Which is insane because I am fairly sure that your cell phone has at least 500 times that much memory. It was created by this chap.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Oh the Nostalgia!

Remember cassette tapes? I do. And they were awesome.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Why am I not this smart?

An entire music video illustrated with dice.

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