Sunday, March 20, 2011

An excellent series of 'oral history of music' videos on
Here's Chris Squire of Yes talking about the time he first met a then-unknown Jimi Hendrix.

Friday, March 18, 2011

All the Buildings in New York
"An attempt to draw all the buildings in New York by James Gulliver Hancock"
Screw Portraits
Life Expectancy, Sunshine, and Happiness
Stop motion picture of a tangerine being painted, and peeled, etcetera.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Every once in a while, Wall Street's mask slips off, if only for a second.
Here, vile, subhuman Wall Street filth celebrate the fact that the "human toll is greater than the economic toll" of the Japan earthquake and subsequent tsunami. (youtube)

There's nothing like a public display of rotten-to-the-core, greed-devolved people revealing the depths of their depravity.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Linn Drum Machine creator Roger Linn demos his new Linnstrument prototype.

Monday, March 07, 2011

"They get paid money to put scores on paper, not to put the right scores on papers," he says. "They have a bottom line. Why anyone would expect anything else is beyond me."

Inside the multimillion-dollar essay-scoring business: An illuminating NYTimes article on the farce that is the Standardized Test industry

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Valparaiso Downhill:  Positively the most crazy bike race footage I have ever seen on the internets. (vimeo)
The laws of the Cayman Islands are not designed for the benefit of the 50,000-odd population of the Cayman Islands. They are designed for people who live in the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, and so on. Hence the term ‘elsewhere’, or ‘offshore’, is fundamental to what a tax haven is. Essentially, then, tax havens are about wealthy individuals and corporations taking their money elsewhere to do things that they wouldn’t be allowed to do at home. 

The Men Who Stole the World:  The New Left Project on Tax Havens.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Hundreds of tourist pictures woven into single composites of famous sites.
Happy 60th, Fender Telecaster