Ask the Punk Professor - Vivien Goldman's bi-weekly column on the BBC America website
I am the Professor of Punk, and not only because I teach a course, Classic Punk & Beyond, at the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Back in the day, as Features Editor of the scrappy punk-rock weekly, Sounds, I was there to track punk's frenetic development. Pistols, Clash and Pretenders, DJ Don Letts, Dennis Brown and various Wailers all partied at my place in London's Ladbroke Grove, and on transatlantic trips, I dropped in on the Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie and Patti Smith.
This is what I learned in my Punk life class. You have to start doing what you believe in some time, so why not now? And play each gig, teach each class, write each blog, like it was your first - and last. That's punk. (via)
US labels to Canada: stop giving us free money, we prefer to sue
The Canadian Recording Industry Association (which represents multinational, US, and other non-Canadian record labels exclusively) has come out against the "private copying levy," a tax on blank media that it lobbied hard for over the past 15 years. The levy is charged against blank media, and the money raised is paid to copyright holders in exchange for the right to copy music and other works onto the media. CRIA apparently fears that the levy can be used to legalize P2P music-trading in Canada (an activity whose legality is in dispute right now), thereby breaking the P2P deadlock, decriminalizing millions of music fans, and paying millions of dollars to their members. The record industry giants would prefer to go on suing music fans and technology companies -- an activity that pays the record companies handsomely, while encouraging fans to defect from buying music in the future, and which does not pay one cent to any artist.
A Fistful of DJ Sets:
Rennie Pilgrem @ GalaxyFM 09/15
Carl Cox - Global 235 - live at Space, Closing Party Ibiza special.
Timo Maas @ Ultra Radio 09/15
Fabio - One In The Jungle 09/15
Paul van Dyk - E1ns Live Rocker 09/16
Annie Mac - Mash Up 09/14
Youtube: Dark Shadows Groovy Horror Head Toy Commercial
These are toys from the gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows".
The Man Who Made The Movies - Alfred Hitchcock
Directed (1973) by Richard Schickel. Narrated by Cliff Robertson. Interviews with the Master of Suspense are interspersed with clips from his films. An excellent look at his style and theory for suspense cinema. Features clips from The Lodger, Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious, North by Northwest, Psycho, The Birds, Torn Curtain, and Frenzy.
Directed (1941) by Curt Siodmak. Starring Lon Chaney Jr. Claude Rains and Bela Lugosi.
Creature with the Atom Brain
Directed (1955) by Edward L. Cahn. Starring Richard Denning, Angela Stevens, S. John Launer and Michael Granger.
Little Mosque on the Prairie
The creators of a new Canadian sitcom, "Little Mosque on the Prairie" (IMDB), are hoping the TV show will strike a chord beyond the country's borders as it portrays Muslims in a new light: funny. The comedy, about a small Muslim community in the fictional Prairie town of Mercy, aired on Canadian television this week to mostly favorable reviews and spectacular ratings. It concerns a community of devout Muslims and the inevitable misunderstandings that ensue when they interact with the locals in rural Saskatchewan. Alle Episoden auf Metafilter.
Moveable Transformer Robot Made from KFC Bucket!
Sohu blog user Wonderdasher created this insanely detailed paper model of Bumblebee Transformer from KFC cartons, milk boxes, chopsticks, parts of a ball-point pen, plastic spring and glue! The robot has more than 60 movable joints and can actually transform. (via)
The Killer Shrews
Directed (1959) by Ray Kellogg. Starring James Best, Ingrid Goude and Ken Curtis.
The Mysterious Mr. Wong
The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934): directed by William Nigh, starred by Bela Lugosi, Wallace Ford, Arline Judge, E. Alyn Warren, Lotus Long and Robert Emmett O'Connor. (51 min)
Star Wars - The Backstroke of the West
the captions were a hilarious surprise- a direct english translation of the chinese interpretation of what the script was saying. it varied from being somewhat close to the script to being 'far far away'.... „
Charles Bronson as you've never seen him before...
Japanese Mandom Ad
Eat the Document
Directed (1972) by Bob Dylan. Eat the Document is a rarely exhibited documentary of Bob Dylan's 1966 tour of the United Kingdom with the Hawks. It was shot under Dylan's direction by D. A. Pennebaker, whose groundbreaking documentary Dont Look Back chronicled Dylan's 1965 British tour.
Unfassbar! Breakout in DHTML-„Coding“...
Hans Christian Andersen - Digital Collection
At Odense City Museums we are constantly at work digitalising the Hans Christian Andersen collections. From the left-hand menu of this site you have access to a wide range of the facilities that have already been established. This applies among other things to the writer’s creative efforts in the form of papercuts, drawings, picture books and folding screens to be found under the link Visual Arts. And it applies to a great deal of the original Manuscripts, our collection of Portraits of Andersen and of persons related to him. We have also developed facilities that aim to convey knowledge about the writer’s life and work, see for example the links Anderseniana and Journeys.
The Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
The entire purpose of this site is to stimulate interest and supply information about the vast universe Marvel has created: To find out about the really, really obscure you have to visit The Appendix to The Handbook of the Marvel Universe, where you can learn about such characters as Glowworm (a.k.a. Race Killer), Thunderhoof (part of Force Four) and human/amoeba hybrid Half-Man.
Our inspiration for Orchid House comes from the wildlife and landscape at Lower Mill Estate. A number of Orchid species can be found here, but it is the camouflage of the Bee Orchid that specifically generated our design.
The house will blend with its landscape and environment. The organic form is created from laminated veneer lumbar (LVL) ribs and clad with timber shingles (tiles). The camouflage pattern is burnt to the timber.
Orchid House can be located on any lakeshore site, with the main living spaces floating over the water. Terraces, gangway and pontoon cascade from the heart of the house as that of the orchid petals.
The New 7 Wonders
The show that interviews anything on everything
“The show that interviews anything on everything” is fully available on the author’s place, with additional scenes and naughy words! Listen to what robots and Laura Bush have to say about illegal aliens, and learn about alien’s life after The Sopranos, and so on… (via)
Mutterwertschätzung is the new Autobahn
Grundsätzlich vertritt Eva Herman - mit einem “r” und einem “n” - also die Position, es gäbe eine metaphysisch (weiß nicht ob sie das religiös oder genetisch begründet) legitimierte Geschlechterordnung und jemand - natürlich die doofen 68er - trügen Schuld am Fall jener Mauer zwischen den durch die Evolution unverrückbar eingepflegten spezifisch männlichen und weiblichen Verhaltensweisen.
Das ist nicht nur völliger Blödsinn, das ist auch eine komplett illiberale Einstellung. Denn Herman plädiert somit nicht für die Wahlfreiheit des Lebensstils, sondern für Unterordnung in eine externe Ordnung. Frauen sollten ihr zuliebe nicht die Möglichkeit haben - platt ausgedrückt - sich für den Herd zu entscheiden, sondern hätten sich gefälligst in die Vorbestimmung zu fügen. Dass sie das als Normativ versteht, verkleidet sie passabel, aber die Militanz, mit der sie den (bei weitem nicht optimalen) Status Quo der Gleichstellung von Frauen und Männern angreift, enttarnt’s doch.
33 Funny Exam Answers
6. Actually, Homer was not written by Homer but by another man of that name.
14. Another story was William Tell, who shot an arrow through an apple while standing on his son’s head.
25. Gravity was invented by Issac Walton. It is chiefly noticeable in the autumn when the apples are falling off the trees.
Top 10 Wackiest Conspiracy Theories
Dinosauroid-like Alien Reptiles are dominating the World
10 Big Lessons from Little Kids
2. Homework blows. Bring work home with you and it’ll ruin your night. And your marriage. And your family. And your life.
Stringtheorie und inflationäres Universum: Da geht noch nichts zusammen
Wie berechnet man Voraussagen für gängige kosmologische Parameter, wenn man von einer 10-dimensionalen Stringtheorie ausgeht? Bisher noch gar nicht.
Im Südpazifik kämpfen ganze Nationen ums Überleben in einer wärmeren Welt.
Der gläserne Terrorverdächtige
Ein Künstler unter Terrorverdacht veröffentlicht sein ganzes Leben im Internet.
Die diesjährige Hurrikan-Saison hatte bereits einige böse Überraschungen zu bieten, die für die Zukunft nichts Gutes erwarten lassen.
Was die ältesten Sterne erzählen
Unsere Erstgeborenen, die Sterne, die unmittelbar nach der Entstehung des Universums ihren Wasserstoffzyklus starteten, verraten Kosmologen auch etwas über die Natur der Dunklen Materie.