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A Gathering To Lead Me When You’re Gone

via Memoryhouse another mixtape


Here’s a mix of songs I’ve had on repeat during these rainy Spring days. I was very touched by the tragic story of Jackson C. Frank so this collection is more or less an extended tribute to perhaps the most tragic figure of the 60’s folk movement.

“Past the flannel plains and blacktop graphs and skylines of canted rust, and past the tobacco-brown river overhung with weeping trees and coins of sunlight through them on the water downriver, to the place beyond the windbreak, where untilled fields simmer shrilly in the A.M. heat: shattercane, lamb’s-quarter, cutgrass, sawbrier, nutgrass, jimsonweed, wild mint, dandelion, foxtail, muscadine, spine-cabbage, goldenrod, creeping charlie, butter-print, nightshade, ragweed, wild oat, vetch, butcher grass, invaginate volunteer beans, all heads gently nodding in a morning breeze like a mother’s soft hand on your cheek.”


i. I want to be alone (dialogue) – Jackson C. Frank

ii. Emerald bikini – Ennio Morricone

iii. Wailing of the willow – Harry Nilsson

iv. Too far gone – Emmylou Harris

v. O.K. – Jon Brion

vi. Lullabye – Loudon Wainwright III

vii. Kindelsberg – Hauschka

viii. Magic window – Boards of Canada


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Everybody needs a Geiger counter

In the days leading towards the big quake that struck the land of the rising sun, I offered the following idea to a friend. We were riding in the car, on our way to sport. All of a sudden this idea popped into my head that it would be cool to have a geiger counter installed into your car. Then you could know if someone was carrying some radioactive stuff. Or that the car itself was just that.

I just thought it’d be awesome to have something like that. Just for the sake of having it I suppose.

Now it all looks a bit scary. Anyway, here’s a pocket Geiger counter for just $ 275.

Yes, I’m currently looking for crowd funding to buy this.

Pocket Geiger Counter

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An abandoned lifeboat at world’s end

There is no more forbidding place on earth.

Bouvet Island lies in the furthest reaches of the storm-wracked Southern Ocean, far south even of the Roaring Forties. It is a speck of ice in the middle of a freezing fastness: a few square miles of uninhabited volcanic basalt groaning under several hundred feet of glacier, scraped raw by gales, shrouded by drifts of sea-fog, and utterly devoid of trees, shelter, or landing places.

What it does have is a mystery.

Let us begin this tale at the beginning. Bouvet is appallingly isolated; the nearest land is the coast of Antarctica, a further 1,750km south, and it is slightly further than that to Cape Town and Tristan da Cunha. Indeed, as Rupert Gould put it in characteristic style:


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10 career-best performances in the movies of David Cronenberg

Constantly overlooked at awards ceremonies, the varied films of David Cronenberg often benefit from some remarkable performances. Here are 10 of the very best…

Published on Mar 15, 2011

David Cronenberg’s films are frequently noted for their existentialist themes and startlingly imaginative flashes of violence, but there’s one aspect of his movie making that’s often overlooked. Almost every film he’s made since the late-70s has featured at least one stand-out performance, and I’d even go so far as to say that some actors have never bettered their Cronenberg-driven turns.

With but one exception, most of these performances have been overlooked by major award-giving organisations. To redress the balance a little, here’s our list of career-best performances in Cronenberg’s films…


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Interview with Michio Kaku from Sci-Fi Science

Michio Kaku, hoogleraar theoretische natuurkunde, denkt dat sciencefiction de wetenschap verder kan brengen. Een interview.

Is sciencefiction echt sciencefiction? Die vraag staat centraal in het tv-programma Sci-Fi Science, dat sinds 10 december wordt uitgezonden op Discovery Science. Bright sprak met de sympathieke presentator Michio Kaku, hoogleraar theoretische natuurkunde aan de Universiteit van New York én sciencefictionfan. Dit is een uitgebreide versie van het interview dat in Bright #37 staat.


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Ever Been To Gametraders Robina?

If so, tell me if they got a copy of Fear Effect 2: Double Retro Helix. Can’t seem to find that game anywhere. Almost as frustrating as a friends randomly mashing buttons and kicking your ass with DOA3. And he calls it ‘flamengo style’ when he is pushing two buttons really fast… Sounds more like a game mechanic flaw to me.

Be sure to check out the rest of his reviews if you liked this one. And if you don’t, well boohoo.

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The Internet Is Serious Business

For some time now this piece by Wired has been sitting in my Firefox tabs, unread. It is a nice introduction into the world of goons, /b/tards and griefers. A world in which I transcended last year during a research project for my study. That was the first time I came into contact with Second Life and them. Amusing to say the least.

While ^ban^ and his pals stand squarely in this tradition, they also stand for something new: the rise of organized griefing, grounded in online message-board communities and thick with in-jokes, code words, taboos, and an increasingly articulate sense of purpose. No longer just an isolated pathology, griefing has developed a full-fledged culture.

During my project I myself was banned for some time from SL. And yes is it very luring to take on the people who take the internet very serious. Living out in part their fictional and real lives. It was ll just too easy and funny.

This is a perfect intrduction for those who don’t know.

Mutilated Furries, Flying Phalluses: Put the Blame on Griefers, the Sociopaths of the Virtual World

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How The Industry Did Not Prepare Itself

The music industry did not anticipate the digital revolution at all. And is now struggling to keep up. We have all seen the absolute ridiculous action of the RIAA. Sueing lonesome downloaders on Kazaa. Not exactly the best PR to have.

Wired has pretty nice write up with CEO of Universal Music Group Doug Morris. In it he talks about the industry focusing on the short term results of selling CD’s. Nobody was planning a future and they certainly did see MP3’s as any threat. At the time…

“There’s no one in the record industry that’s a technologist,” Morris explains. “That’s a misconception writers make all the time, that the record industry missed this. They didn’t. They just didn’t know what to do. It’s like if you were suddenly asked to operate on your dog to remove his kidney. What would you do?”

UMG is now going to do something in the likes of subscription music. And being able to download the ones you like to a monthly fixed fee. Can’t really see much future in that. SEGA experimented with tha in the early 90s, but with games. The SEGA Channel was not a success.

It’s going to be really interesting to see how all the media industries is going to evolve in the coming 10 years. Are we still going to buy albums? Let alone are artists still making albums.

Read the full interview up at Wired

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