And now,

April 29, 2010

For something completely different, the latest music video from director Eric Wareheim, HEALTH’s “We Are Water.”  I must warn you to really consider what you’re doing before you press play.  The music is great, the video disturbing.

EDIT: As you can see from the minimalist commentary, I’m not trying to play critic so much as librarian.  Just getting the absurdity out to the people.

Listening to: Alice Practice, Crystal Castles


I’m not Pitchfork.

April 24, 2010

I’ve been listening to Moby again lately.  I don’t know how I missed this, but apparently David Lynch directed the music video for the first single off Moby’s 2009 release, Wait For Me.  I know this isn’t exactly “news,” but this isn’t Pitchfork and I’m not trying to be cutting edge.  I’m just sharing a killer video.

Listening to: [see above]


Camera excessively obscura.

April 23, 2010

Today during my rounds of the internet I came across a wildly interesting artist, Wayne Martin Belger.  He builds unique pinhole cameras specifically for the things he’s shooting.  A couple of them are made out of skulls.  Human skulls.  If your mind isn’t sufficiently blown yet, just check out his website: Boy of Blue Industries.  Some of his work is maybe a bit morbid, but it’s pretty durned interesting, too.

Listening to: O God I have a Canoe, Drakkar Sauna


You! The one who is moving now.

April 23, 2010

The other day I stumbled across a wonderful clip from Everything is Terrible, one of the best sources for terrible on the internet.  This one was from a Star Trek TNG interactive video board game.  There’s not really much else I can say about it other than I wish I owned this game.

Anyway, last night I had an interesting discussion with my corridormate Mar about living inside the internet.  With Facebook beating even Google at the internet, it looks like that living experience is turning social.  Mar and I commiserated about what a terrible thing this is.  Facebook is a direct bastardization of Dunbar’s number.  People just aren’t supposed to have so many friends.  Which is why if I have to move to the internet, I’m moving to EiT, or maybe Reddit.  Either way, somewhere terrible.

Here are some pictures from last night:

Also featured in last night’s awesome fika is Jack, our corridor’s very own Italian.  He’s helping me make sushi tonight.  Sometimes he claims that his English isn’t so good, but he knows words like “awesome” and “rad,” so he can’t be doing too badly.

Listening to: Treehouse, I’m from Barcelona


Today’s about Meat.

April 14, 2010

I know I’ve been a bit busy lately and haven’t had much time to post, so I thought I’d give you a double dose of weird on the subject of meat.  Actually, this post is inspired by Kyle’s latest rant over at the KGB.  We haven’t heard much from Brett lately.  In the words of my friend Kyle, he’s been “MIA, or perhaps even KIA, although certainly AWOL.”  In order to fuel the creative spirit of KBG, we are now in search of a new B.  And, in the spirit of meat, my first suggestion was “Bacon.”  But, yes, if you have something to contribute to the KGB Poetry Press, send a formal application our way, along with confirmation of name change if necessary.  I’ve actually got some material to post over there sometime in the next few days (allow me a little leeway, yeah?), but for now I’ll stick to what I promised: a dose of absurdity.

First of all I would encourage you to check out this Terry Bisson short story, titled “They’re made out of Meat.” This story was actually turned into a film short, which is like watching a combination of Cash Cab and a David Lynch feature.  It can be watched here.

And then there’s Jan Svankmajer, a Czech surrealist.  I watched this this morning:

That is all.

Listening to: Lion, Sound Tribe Sector 9 (seriously, I don’t know how I missed this song the first dozen times I listened to their latest album Ad Explorata, but this song is just incredible, with bass).


They’re real.

March 31, 2010

You all know how much I like space, right?  Imagine my surprise when I read today from a very reputable source that aliums are real.  The article, written about a month ago, has startlingly not spread to other major news syndications.  The evidence is irrefutable.  People just aren’t seeing it.  Not like I do.

Listening to: You Make Me Like Charity, The Knife


PLAY

March 28, 2010

You all (probably) know how much I like video games.  Well, I just saw this video short by David Kaplan and Eric Zimmerman today, thought it was wonderfully done.  And a child cowboy?  How David Lynch… no wonder I liked it.  Anyway, the video was featured in a series called FUTURESTATES, something I had not been aware of before but will be following now.  The short is a bit longer than your average YouTube clip, but it’s well worth it.  Enjoy.  If not, reset and try again.

Listening to: Bear, The Antlers