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How to Use a Computer

By 2013.05.09 Comment»
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Prisoner of Zion: Released

By 2013.04.22 Comment»
Work by: Scott Carrier


Scott Carrier’s new book is out: Prisoner of Zion: Muslims, Mormons and Other Misadventures.

It’s required reading for anyone interested in interpreting foriegn policy, or in the act of writing itself.

“In a series of remarkable essays, Carrier, raised among Mormons, noted similarities in the beliefs and practices of the Taliban and the Utah church, stressing the fundamentalist pledge of obedience to authority, and revelations and visions from God to a “Chosen people.” Carrier is alternately humorous and serious about the reports from Afghanistan, its people, its culture, and the heavy fighting.”
—Publishers Weekly

The Prisoner of Zion website is flush with supporting audio and visuals, such as:
Tibetans in mountians, Scott Carrier photo

and:

Scott’s HV hour: Prisoner of Zion.

Boston, You’re My Home

By 2013.04.21 Comment»

David Ortiz – This Is OUR F^ckin’City!!!

The Standells – Dirty Water

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 4/16/13 – A Good Little City

Stephen Colbert, 4/16/13 – Intro

“What the Boston Marathon terrorists really don’t get is that they attacked an unshakable group of people who run 26 miles until their nipples are raw on their day off.”

To This Day

By 2013.03.05 Comment»

Just bought this guy’s entire oeuvre, all starting with…

“To This Day”, a poem by Shane Koyczan, animated by an army of artist submissions via the To This Day Project:

via Stonetip.

World’s Largest Sci-audio Library

By 2013.02.24 Comment»

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The Macaulay Library “is the world’s largest and oldest scientific archive of biodiversity audio and video recordings.” This sonic stash is located at Cornell University, who just announced this “world’s largest natural sound archive is now fully digital and fully online.” Here’s a few of their picks for “some fascinating Macaulay Library sounds”:

Liveliest wake-up call: A dawn chorus in tropical Queensland, Australia is bursting at the seams with warbles, squeals, whistles, booms and hoots.

Best candidate to appear on a John Coltrane record: The indri, a lemur with a voice that is part moan, part jazz clarinet.

Most spines tingled: The incomparable voice of a Common Loon on an Adirondacks lake in 1992.

Most likely to be mistaken for aliens arriving: Birds-of-paradise make some amazing sounds – here’s the UFO-sound of a Curl-crested Manucode in New Guinea.

SoundCloud on Sound

SoundCloud interviews sound-experts about sound:

Among the interviewees: Moby, Imogen Heap, Jad Abumrad, Ben Rubin.

via The Four Eyes.

World Ends… Again

By 2012.12.20 Comment»

rx does R.E.M.:

The End by Sluggomatic (8th place entry in Breaking News 5):

World Weekly News satire cover: End of World, Michael Stipe says: I Feel Fine.

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Jazz Bass- Kelly Roberti

Jazz bassist, Kelly RobertiJazz Bass- Kelly Roberti (1:21 mp3):

“The first time I heard Charley Parker I thought heard Be-Bop, like Charlie Parker with Miles Davis, it killed me. It was like: What is this chemical stuff?”

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