Saturday, March 29, 2008

groundhog & WeaslThrum

WeaslThrum on audiokayness: yr garden variety pinging, spronging, buzzing, humming in 4/4 time.

groundhog!!! on uberkayness: goofy grayed out pics of the indomitable Chucky, now arisen from her winter torpor. Skunk cabbage and something resembling warmth to follow for sure.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

love the droid you're with

Noise Is Information posts video of a mechanical pack mule being developed. And an article on a flying observation drone for police.

Paleo-Future unearths a 1997 article on robots as paramours.

Far spookier perhaps are those human simulacra animated solely by the user's imagination, as is the case in the documentary Guys And Dolls.

Far funnier definitely is a clip FABULON posts of high fashion models clad in sheet metal. From the movie Who Are You, Polly Magoo?

Before obsolescence of the flesh is achieved, PCL LinkDump writes of Project Prostitute, a collection of people's drawings of their notion of a prostitute.

Wonder what The Pop Group would say?

Friday, March 21, 2008

do the robot

'Fore it does you?

Noise Is Information
brings us the Onion's slow-dance version of Judgment Day.

presents Klaus Nomi, the late cabaret performer who gave it his heart and servos.

Paleo-Future posts Nirvana Draws Nearer, some 1959 musings on the housewife untethered from domestic labor by robotics.

Should I even mention Robot Angels?

Wither thou, Bender . . .

End program.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

maybe for sure

At this point, I should've long outgrown the impractical notion of a pop music transcendent.

Well, too bad--check this out:

Not since Ann-Margret have I seen these kind of sparks. The fact that the video is fun & knowing and has even more to bank on visually than the foxy Emma Bunton makes it all worth watching many times over. And the music is great, with a chorus that turns all the right corners.

Thanks be to FABULON and beyond for sharing the good vibes.

Also fun, the scatter shot semiotics in Emma's vid, "Downtown":

media event horizon

It's not just the Second Battle of Bull Run being reenacted.

Noise Is Information posts a funny & hyperreal re-creation on Japanese TV of the We Are The World video. Participants portray the likes of Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Bruce Springsteen and Diana Ross.

Now in the guise of the late George W. S. Trow: Remember the '80s? Remember remembering the '80s?

'Kay, back to the show . . .

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

sound from Bali

the music of sound posts more about a recent trip to Bali. Included are good stories, great photos, and excellent Zoom H2 recordings of natural sound, Balinese Gamelan, cool street music etc.

Once saw the MIT based Gamelan Galak Tika perform some years ago at Roger Williams University. Great show with a hands on session afterward for interested audience members.

The matched but subtly detuned pairs of instruments give the music its shimmer.

Monday, March 17, 2008

out of this world & down to earth

The World of Kane posts about a Joe Meek documentary. Very much looking forward to seeing this film about the man behind "Telstar".

Congrats to FABULON on its 1st anniversary. Life on Earth has been much livelier thanks to this conduit of wit & style.

Here on the ground, Pruned posts about Defiant Gardens.

And levitating slightly, the music of sound speaks of playing Balinese Gamelan.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

in search of strange instruments

the music of sound has gathered some fun cool vids found on YouTube under "strange instrument". The bowed clothes drying rack video brings to mind its low rent cousin, the ebowed toaster oven.

Also posted there is a cool video of Table Music, a piece for 3 musicians and, yep, 3 tables.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

freakin' S&H Green Stamps

Many thanks to agilitynut for finding & photographing this S&H Green Stamp sign. Just one of the cool new pics posted daily from her ongoing roadtrip.

Likewise there are some great comments re this photo with yet more S&H photos referenced.

Speaking of green, check out her page of Sinclair Oil dinosaurs . . .

Friday, March 14, 2008

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

between, throughout & amongst

In lieu of stylistic or thematic coherence, strings of prepositions do my bidding on uberkayness:

out up & over--black & white & grey all over pics of barnyard and backstreet past, Taunton River recent

inside & out--light of hand and statuary

Friday, March 7, 2008

Absolut Quartet

Cool music machine vid. (Evidently a promo for Absolut, meh . . .)

Thanks to LiebermanPaluska.

And to Steev for forwarding the link.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

let Shawn, heads & good times role

I'm Learning To Share! just put up a great post on Dick Shawn.

It includes a clip from Shawn performing on the Dinah Shore variety show. His closing bit is like a twisted codex of show biz.

We are as yet unable to realize Simpsons/Futurama scenarios with the living disembodied heads of Richard Nixon, Kitty Carlisle and other luminaries. But FABULON has gathered evidence that special guest stars of some kind are possible. Esp. on the exceedingly funny Playing With Dolls.

At this moment, agilitynut is blogging 'cross Texas in Roadside Architecture. And posting yet more cool stuff on Flickr.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Cashmere Jungle Lords video passes 1250 mark

That's a lot of viewings in my media grand duchy.

Meanwhile, Aunt Mimi's front yard video has passed the 650 mark. The Loved Ones' cover of "Public Bath" is around 389, the ebowed toaster oven is at 326, and the homebrew "Egypt Lane" video is past 300.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

the race is on

Roadside Architecture's agilitynut is busily clicking new shots of old signs and such as she drives across the US. For a day-to-day of her current adventures, check out her blog.

Just yesterday she posted shots from Tennessee of cool Gulf Oil signage and more.

If you're not so process-oriented as all that, then def. go check out all the pics she's posting on Flickr. A big snake mouth entrance, an ex Ho-Jo's and a huge pink elephant await.