Tomorrow, Commander Chris Hadfield bids farewell to the International Space Station, meaning we won’t get our usual dose of his tweets and videos sent from space. But he’s signing off with a little David Bowie.
(via Kevin Williams)
In the nameless midwest a puppy encounters a force he doesn’t understand.
Music: “Evil Ball” by Sinoia Caves
Okay, I missed OK Go’s “Needing/Getting” when it played during the 2012 Super Bowl, and I’m one of the last eight or ten people in the world who had not seen it before this evening.
Be sure to view the video for “This Too Shall Pass.” It’s within the linked article.
This is an April Fools’ prank from those wacky knuckleheads at Procter & Gamble, but with an enduring appeal. Maybe we shouldn’t joke about bacon?
Cradle Rock (Montreux 1975)
This was on my mind today, although I’m not sure what made it jump out of my memory.
One of the most influential guitarists of the Seventies, Irish-born Rory Gallagher passed away at the age of 47 in 1995, of complications from a liver transplant. Although he remains relatively unknown, Gallagher is remembered by a devoted fan base, and listed as an inspiration by other, more famous guitar heroes.
Well-dressed filmmakers and genii Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola have got their brains together and come up with an idea for a short film for Prada entitled Candy in celebration of the brand’s new perfume.
(via It’s Nice That)
And so, balance in the universe is restored.
Clever stop-motion film to promote life drawing classes at London’s Book Club.
(via It’s Nice That)
Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. passed away on March 16. Very sad.
Müstiline raba/Mysterious Swamp
I listened to Lyle Lovett and his Large Band this morning while I tried to break my elliptical.
via Coda Hale
The device severely divides each cookie in half and scrapes off the creme with extreme prejudice. A hatchet is involved.
I thought cake farts were a consequence of over-indulgence and a sensitive digestive system. I now understand that I was mistaken.
Today wasn’t my birthday, but I did poop a candle.
If video of the event existed, thousands of views and hundreds of imaginary dollars would be mine.
“Compared to normal stamps, the ‘Gangnam Style’ stamp has PSY’s unique flavour stamped all over it.”
Nobody doesn’t want to be a puppy wrangler.
With David Bowie’s “Star Man”. Et cetera. 2007.
“Yeah! Me, too!”
Please do me this one favor and watch all of this and you’ll be glad that you did.
Monsters! I’m David Bowie!
If you were in a cave all week and didn’t see this story, consider it a reminder to avoid doing certain things at work even if they feel right.
(via The Age)
The Webb Wilder credo:
Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard, grow big, wear glasses if you need ‘em.
Back in the days of a different lifetime, Kathy and I had the pleasure of providing audio mixing and stage lighting services for Webb Wilder at a local nightclub. His 1991 “Doo Dad” album, produced and co-written by R.S. Field, is one of my all-time favorites.
A scene deleted from the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour. Mr. Cutler in his role as Buster Bloodvessel, performing the song “I’m Going in a Field,” which appears on the 1967 LP Ludo, produced by George Martin.
Thanks to Patrick Widdess for including this clip in his recent appreciation of Ivor Cutler.
Scheduled for release December 3/4 on 4AD.
What got me started was the discovery that animation artist Sally Cruikshank has an Etsy shop where she’s selling watercolors.
Cruikshank is probably best known for Quasi at the Quackadero (1975), which is now listed on the United States National Film Registry. Or you may have seen the animated sequences she contributed to Sesame Street in the nineties.
My favorite, though, has always been Make Me Psychic. “Which way to the we-fwesh-ments?”
(Many of Cruikshank’s films are available for viewing on her YouTube channel, laughingsal, as well as on a DVD you can buy from her Etsy shop.)