Monday, May 29, 2006

Imperfect Sound Forever

Really interesting article on modern music production and listening habits. The message - extreme compression and loudness are destroying the character of recordings, causing subliminal listening fatigue. Do you find yourself listening to music but not truly absorbing it? Read the article.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

David Byrne on Music Packaging

I'm hesitant to embrace his view completely, but Byrne is thinking progressively and making sense. Well worth reading if you have connections to the music or design industries.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Warning: Trivial Web Design Observation

Here's something you don't see too often anymore - the logical and very effective use of an animated gif.

Me likes.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Seventies Revisited

Seven minutes of 70's toy commercials. It's amazing how memories get stored in the dusty corners of your brain. I remember about 90% of these ads.

Monday, May 22, 2006

More Night Photography

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Gerry Todd Would Love This

A massive list of 80's music videos. Not hard to guess where all the links go.

Ha! Here's the video from Seona Dancing - Ricky Gervais' new wave band. Perfectly acceptable back in 1984, now bordering on hilarious.

The Man Who is Current 93

"For me, you know -- for anyone, I think -- we may be thinking profound things about, 'I wonder what will happen when I die,' and then there's a knock on the door and it's the postman, or it's somebody coming with a bill. The profound is intermingled and interwoven with the banal constantly."

Very interesting inteview with one of our planet's most interesting artists, David Tibet.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


The End of The Stones?

Although early reports indicated Keith Richards' head injury was nothing terribly serious (despite the need for surgery), it might be much, much worse. Hope he pulls through.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Night Windows

I've posted this link before but it's worth visiting again. Beautiful night photography of urban Japan. I'm quite taken with this photo.