Monday, August 30, 2010


Monday, August 23, 2010

New Song, Old Stylings

So, I saw Cee-Lo Green's new video today, and was immediately reminded of Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries' "Dakota". Green's piece is kind of a simpler version of the yhchang piece, but both are really enjoyable. Now I shall share them.



Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring...

Lobster phone!

Lobster Phone, Dali, 1936


It's been hot in Bellingham of late. I enjoyed this.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Meteor Meteor

Thursday night (or rather, Friday morning between 12am-3am) is the best time for those of us in North America to view the Perseid meteor shower. According to all the articles this past week, this year will be one of the best for seeing the shower, as there's a new moon and lots and lots of pretty comets-per-hour. I remember a few years back when the Perseid came by, but the full moon washed out all but the most stubborn meteors.

Having recently seen Joanna Newsom in concert (as you may have gathered from my post a few days back), I'll probably have "Emily" chiming through my head the entire time I watch the comets. In fact, it's already chiming around in there, at least the chorus is...

Meteor showers always make me stare at the sky and start thinking those big, freaky questions about how insignificant we all are (such a tiny dot on a slightly bigger tiny blue dot in an immense blackness)...but I'm similarly comforted by the small joys of holding someone's hand in the Perseid meteor shower, and snuggling deeper into piles of blankets and sleeping bags to enjoy the show.

Joanna Newsom--Emily

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Animated Fit

Remember that news story circulating this week about the flight attendant from Jet Blue who quit in a blaze of glory (and expletives)?

Enjoy a Taiwanese reenactment via anime-esque CG hilarity.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

hey hey hey

Robin Pecknold (of Fleet Foxes) covering "On a Good Day" (originally by Joanna Newsom), with such power and elegance. Nearly as good as the original.

I got to see him (and her) last Wednesday at the Moore. I leaned over to tell my friend that I'd be crying during the whole concert, and that was very nearly true.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Modern Vintage Tech

Russia With Love

Vintage photographs from the 50s and 60s in Russia.

Strange Angels

In Vitebsk, Russia millions of tiny butterflies flocked to a bridge one night and began to die.