Links vom 20. 10. 07: Van Halen, David Lynch, surreale Milchwerbung und japanische Ärsche

20.10.2007 #Japan

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Music

Vinyl Disc
The VinylDisc is a combination audio CD and special record. It consists of two attached layers. The silver layer contains digital audio information, while the black upper layer can be played on every record player.

Van Halen: Jump (in pitch)!
So what happens when you’re Van Halen, the last song in your set list is the million-seller “Jump” with its synthesizer-keyboard opening…and the recording you’re using to play back the synth is accidentally run at 48K instead of 44.1K? What happens is exactly this (recorded in Greensboro, NC four days ago)

Radiohead downloads were just a tactic to boost CD sales?
Radiohead's "groundbreaking" decision to let fans choose what price to pay for 160 Kbps MP3s of "In Rainbows" was just a promotional tactic to boost CD sales, according to the band’s management.

Treasure Fingers
Ein Hammer von einem Mix: „Here I present you with an awesome mix titled “Bangfest” from 2 very close friends of mine. I’ve worked with them on shit tons of tracks across multiple genres for years and now they’ve joined up together to form the super mashup group, Ludachrist. It consists of Knick, of Evol Intent from the ATL now residing in Los Angeles, and Ewun from Rochester, NY. Check out their myspace for a complete tracklisting and to holler at them dudes.“

"Pop ist die Volksmusik des 21. Jahrhunderts"
Ein Gespräch mit dem Trikont-Chef Achim Bergmann über den Lauf der Zeit von 1968 bis heute und sein Label, das am 20. Oktober dreiundreissigsteindritteltes Jubliläum feiert:
„Dieses von der Gesellschaft unter dem Deckel gehaltene, unterdrückte politische Gemisch explodierte 1968 - wurde sichtbar und hatte von vornherein eine internationale Dimension. Black Panther in den USA, Kulturrevolution in China, der Vietnamkrieg, IRA in Nordirland, lateinamerikanische Guerillabewegung. Es gab einen ungeheuren Hunger in all diesen Szenerien nach Informationsaustausch, nach Diskussion, nach Verständigung untereinander. Die Gesellschaft war ja zugenagelt - eine geschlossene Gesellschaft, die angstbesessen versuchte, abweichende Lebenssphären auszugrenzen. Die herrschenden "Mainstreams" verweigerten alles, wonach die junge Bewegung gierte.“

Movies

Welcome to Nightofthecomet.info - The ultimate Fan Site for Night of the Comet
I love Night of the Comet. It's just so... Eighties! Teenagers with attitude - check; big hair and shoulder pads - check; keyboard-heavy soundtrack - check; cheesy dance scene - check. Nuff said.

So werden Poster gemacht
Rambo-Poster = Sin City * Scarface?

David Lynch: Consciousness, Creativity and the Brain
The inside story on transcending the brain, with David Lynch, Award-winning film director of Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Mullholland Drive

Design

Vinyl Figuren
The amazing collection of the Pixar artist Jeff Pidgeon.

Ellen Lupton The Movie
As there was so much interest in Ellen Lupton’s book Thinking With Type, I’d like to share this video of a lecture she gave for Escola Superior de Artes E Design (ESAD).

Graphite Sequencer
Graphite conducts electricity. Two wires brush against the surface of a paper disk as it spins. The wires are connected to a simple electronic tone generator. When a line of graphite is drawn across the disk, connecting two wires, a tone is heard. The quality of the line affects the sound. For example, if the line is thick, allowing more current to pass over it, the pitch changes to a lower tone.

Storys

Die Muslimin und die Stripteasescheibe
Gemeinhin respektiere ich die meisten hierzulande gültigen Gesetze, sofern sie mir nicht völlig sinnlos erscheinen. Neulich, als ein rund 12-jähriger Steppke mit Migrationshintergrund an meinem Flohmarktstand diese nicht jugendfreie und auf dunklen Wegen in meinen Besitz gelangte Striptease-UMD kaufen wollte, fiel mir dieses staatsbürgerliche Prinzip wieder ein. Ich beschloss also, das Jugendschutzgesetz zu respektieren.

Und so.

You need Milk
here are 6 very short animated TV commercials for milk. (via)

The Don Martin Dictionary
CRASH BASH RIP GAZAP - Pay Phone being assaulted

"Die erste Schlacht der Kriege der Zukunft geht um die Kontrolle des Cyberspace"
Die US-Luftwaffe sieht den Cyberspace als Erweiterung des Luft- und Weltraums an und erklärt das Cyberkommando zur wichtigsten Streitkraft

Pacific Bell Concept Video (Part 3, 1991)
The third and final chapter of our untitled 1991 Pacific Bell concept video introduces us to the public videophones of the future

Japan’s Beautiful Bottom Competition
Triumph International (the makers of the Sloggi casual underwear brand) held a “Show Me Your Sloggi” contest earlier this week in Tokyo, to find “Japan’s best bottom“!

Der Spielemarkt wächst und wächst und wächst: Console, Game Sales Way Up Over Last Year
Sales of both gaming hardware and software are far above where they were this time last year. To date, industry sales this year are at $9.37 billion, compared with $6.38 billion this time last year, a jump of 47%.

UF scientist: 'Brain' in a dish acts as autopilot, living computer
A University of Florida scientist has grown a living "brain" that can fly a simulated plane, giving scientists a novel way to observe how brain cells function as a network. The "brain" -- a collection of 25,000 living neurons, or nerve cells, taken from a rat's brain and cultured inside a glass dish -- gives scientists a unique real-time window into the brain at the cellular level. By watching the brain cells interact, scientists hope to understand what causes neural disorders such as epilepsy and to determine noninvasive ways to intervene. As living computers, they may someday be used to fly small unmanned airplanes or handle tasks that are dangerous for humans, such as search-and-rescue missions or bomb damage assessments.

Monster Initial Generator