Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Cool photo of sand dunes on Mars - looking very much like dripping liquid.

Geir Jenssen

Geir Jenssen is a renowned ambient music artist (I'm a huge fan) who's also an avid mountain climber. New to his website is a large and impressive collection of mountaineering photos taken in and around the Tromso area of Norway, where he resides.

His music - he records under the name "Biosphere" - reflects the isolated environment he calls home and comes highly recommended by yours truly. Here's the Biosphere Wikipedia entry.

Without question, his masterpiece is the mysterious, icy and graceful album "Substrata", which I'm listening to as I type this.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy is an artist I really admire. If you're not familiar with his work, he creates sculptures outdoors using organic materials, documents them with photographs, then leaves them alone. Some last, some don't.

Watch a Flickr slideshow of his work.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Attention all cities who want more tourism dollars - do what the Santa Barbara CA Visitors Guide has done. Their website (which initially looks somewhat bland) hosts a ton of very impressive 360 panoramas, showcasing the local areas of interest.

If you want people to visit you, photos work better than words.

Monday, April 06, 2009


I never got there (the closest I came was driving by in a cab), but this panoramic tour of CBGB has given me an intimate look at the now-defunct punk launch pad.

I used to dream hard about attending shows here back in my high school days.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Tails of Manhattan

From The New Yorker - Two lobsters meet up with Bernie Madoff. Funny stuff from Woody Allen.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Skidding or Crashing?

Penn Jillette wonders if Obama's approach to fixing the financial mess is "skidding or crashing". Although the piece lacks a satisfying resolution, I really like the way Jillette writes.