Archive for March, 2011

Flaming Lips 12 Part Mix

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

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Valentine’s was crazy for me, so I didn’t get to play with Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd (2 of my favorite Flamers). So if you haven’t seen this check it out. Here’s the instructional video straight from their flaming lips. Flaming Lips – Two Blobs Fucking – Instructional Video . And if you’re too lazy, or don’t know enough peps with iPhones, then here’s the 12 part mix flaming cocktail ready for you to consume.

Google Books

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Way back in November 19, 2009, Google reached a settlement agreement for Google Books. I heard about it, but haven’t spent much time with Google Books until recently. Now I find myself getting absorbed into every time I visit. Check it out if you’re not a current user. They’ve complied a serious amount of information to have at our finger tips.

“The Future of Google Books
Our groundbreaking agreement with authors and publishers.

Three years ago, the Authors Guild, the Association of American Publishers and a handful of authors and publishers filed a class action lawsuit against Google Books.

Today we’re delighted to announce that we’ve settled that lawsuit and will be working closely with these industry partners to bring even more of the world’s books online. Together we’ll accomplish far more than any of us could have individually, to the enduring benefit of authors, publishers, researchers and readers alike.”

Terlingua Abajo Sunrise Video

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

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Get your cup of coffee, take 5 minutes and watch the sunrise from Terlingua Abajo camp ground in Big Bend National Park. What? Sweet Dana and I having coffee, iPhone video leaned against a rock, 60 frames per second, enjoy.

…and the Future opened up and blasting away. Cool.

Friday, March 4th, 2011

I had some time for visual input today, and ran into this ad for Royal McBee typewriters in Life Magazine March 14, 1960. It’s current circulation was 6,700,00 — your parents or grand parents might have read this — hell, even bought your mom or dad one. Graphically I found its simplicity beautiful, and conceptually amazed how dated it seems. Imagine kids today getting this pitch. It reminds me of an episode of the cable series Mad Men. When they’re pitching clients, “we’re going to make homework fun, then typewriters won’t just be for adults, they’ll be the future of learning… we’ll create an entire new market of kids… that’s the future… we’ll crush the competition!”