If you don’t know CRACKED.com don’t go there! It’s addictive. I mean it. I f you start checking out the other articles you’re done for.
This is somewhat a new take on the whole remix by fans/video clip by fans concept that’s been so played around with lately (Radiohead, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, etc.). Deerhoof is set to release a new album in October and in order to promote it they planned to release the single Fresh Born. Here’s the twist: they released the single as a score that anyone can download and record and then post in on the band’s site so that other people can listen to it.
This comes off as a little lazy to me, but then again it ma be fun to see how the fan’s music compares to the actual track when the album is released
And here’s +81 by Deerhoof (from the album Friend Opportunity):
It seems they’ve been together for a while now. Have aliens stolen Natalie’s brain? Don’t get me wrong, I like me some Devendra folkie song now and then, but really… he sings the most dubious shit sometimes… and he looks like this:
I present to you, the ecstatic couple (because happy is not crazy enough):
I found this out when I stumbled upon this clip:
As you can see I changed the theme and overall layout of majak. The previous theme had some bugs and load problems.
I removed the Google Reader and feelgoodchannel widgets in order to cut loading time and clutter.
To improve navigation (all that scrolling sucked) I left just one post per page.
If you want to read my Google Reader shared items (all sorts of goodies) you can go here and bookmark it or add it to your RSS reader
NASA and Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library based in San Francisco, made available the most comprehensive compilation ever of NASA’s vast collection of photographs, historic film and video Thursday.
(my favourite constellation, Orion)
Located at www.nasaimages.org, the site combines for the first time 21 major NASA imagery collections into a single, searchable online resource.
One of the most interesting features is the possibility to embed a certain image/clip with it’s description into a web page or blog via widget. That’s very web 2.0 of them and I certainly wasn’t expecting something like that. Getting the widget to work, well, that’s another matter altogether. It didn’t work for me, and I tried a few tricks (could be blogging service fault, not the site itself, but until I see some embeded galaxies “e de la ei”)
Going through a Tool faze (kind of comes once a year, like Easter, only with Maynard instead of Jesus). Wanted to do a short clip with one of their songs but the limit for the clip was 30 sec. and I couldn’t choose just 30 sec. out of any Tool song so I picked A Perfect Circle instead but kept the Tool pictures.
These are two panels from 100 Bullets, the comic book series I’m currently reading. At firs I was a little skeptic, as i wasn’t used to the art (it seemed to be all over the place), and the first story arc dealt with gangs, drugs, prison in a very Oz kind of way. But the story got better after that and now I am hooked. Currently at the 36th issue but stopped and re-read the first issues because there are a lot of details and clues I missed the first time.
100 Bullets exemplifies the noir and pulp genres. It presents morally ambiguous stories with dark realism.
The initial plot of 100 Bullets hinges on the question of whether people would take the chance to get away with revenge. The mysterious Agent Graves approaches someone who has been the victim of a terrible wrong, and gives them the chance to set things right in the form of a nondescript attaché case containing a handgun, 100 untraceable bullets, and the irefutable evidence that points to the person that is responsable for their tragedy.
It’s written by Brian Azzarello (other posts will follow; this man writes some amazing scripts) and illustrated by Eduardo Risso.
100 bullets is dark, bloody, funny, it has guns, gambling, gangs, bullets, bars, babes, conspiracies, love stories, sex stories.. it’s a killer!