Links vom 13. 1. 2007: Josh Homme Interview, ACDC live, X-Wing-Origami, Stan Lee und die Geschichte des Teufels


Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper

Mythos Joy Division
Hintergründe zu Joy Division, viel rares Material - vor dem in Kürze ausbrechenden Joy Division-Hype.

No Money, No Music?
Mal sehen ob Boingboing und die anderen Techno-Optimisten den Nachtrag zu dem Wired-Artikel mit David Byrne auch noch so oft verlinken. Byrne erhielt als Reaktion auf seine Äußerung “Recording costs have declined to almost zero”, ein oft gesehenes aber selten mit Fakten unterlegtes Argument, interessante Reaktionen von Musiker- und Produzentenseite.

Interscope Sucks My Dick: Antiquiet Interviews Josh Homme Of Queens Of The Stone Age
Josh Homme: Sounds like a bunch of fucking idots to me. Sounds like you don’t know your business at all. If we were selling shoes, it wouldn’t be like ‘you evil shoe selling fucks.’ It would be like, ‘how come you’re trying to sell shoes to cows?’ You know? I THINK OF INTERSCOPE AND ALL THESE LABELS AS THE BIGGEST FUCKING IDIOTS ON THE PLANET. And print that in capitals, because they can’t do anything to me.

Top Ten Career Turn Arounds in Rock Music
1) The Beatles smoke pot
It sounds really awful when I put it like that but yes its true The Beatles best material came after meeting with Bob Dylan smoking weed and giggling for hours upon hours.

ACDC - Stiff upper lip

AC/DC Full Concert From 1977
Full Live Concert With Bon Scott, Angus Young and the rest of AC/DC's Original Cast

Wo gibt’s Musik? 15 Quellen für Topmusik
Das Netz ist voller Musik, man muss nur wissen, wo sie steckt. Wir stellen dir die besten Musikempfehlungsdienste, Startups und Websites für neue Musik vor.

LastGraph - LastFM als Grafik
Gebe zu, LastGraph verwandelt die Daten die von einem auf rumschlummern in ein ziemlich beeindruckendes PDF, in dem man, so man denn selbstverliebt in den eigenen Musikgeschmack ist (bei mir weniger so), gerne rumzoomt. Irgendwie Barock 2.0 das ganze.

Kosmars Topliste: Die 18 besten Musiklinks
Live und direkt: Berliner Designer, Blogger und Blogpiloten-Gastblogger Markus Angermeier aka kosmar zeigt dir, wo er neue Musik entdeckt…



Great Zombies Of Science Fiction
When you think zombies, you think weird magic. But really, a lot of the greatest zombies in movies, TV and books have resulted from pure science. Okay, maybe not "hard" science, but at least some kind of scientific process involving lab coats. We list the greatest zombies of science, below the fold.

Audio: Michel Gondry and Mos Def Talk at the Apple Store
Gondry talks in depth about his new film Be Kind Rewind before opening the floor up to questions. An Interesting exchange happens where Gondry tells Mos Def that he will direct a music video for the rap artist for free if he comes to Sundanceto do press with him for Be Kind.

Greatest Sci-Fi Porn Of All Time
Porn has always wanted to be science fictional, ever since the influential Barbarella. Weird aliens or “cyberpunk” touches can help to liven up otherwise repetitive porn scenarios. And the line between a science fiction “B” movie and a soft-core porn epic is often more seethru than Jane Fonda’s breast bubbles. Click through for a history of the mutant genre, with some racy but probably work-safe clips.

X-Wing Star Wars-Origami
Here are step-by-step instructions for how to make an origami x-wing, as seen at Picocon 22, and as described by Alex Crosse. He is a proper Origami club person; the terribly un-technical descriptions are entirely my fault.


TONS of Photos from the UNDER THE INFLUENCE - A Tribute to Stan Lee
the same gallery that held “Crazy 4 Cult” opened a new exhibit tonight called “Under the Influence: A Tribute to Stan Lee.” So I’m sure you can guess the theme from the title… but if you can’t…100 artists have created original work depicting their favorite comic book characters.

PET Project
I love the idea of using liquid containers to make water animals. Contained/containing, trash/not-trash, like the jelly-fish or anemone: Living/non-living

Michael Bierut interview
Here is an interview with graphic designer Michael Bierut, where he talks about the evolution of type, the various covers of The Catcher in the Rye, the ugliness of ITC Garamond, and all sorts of other intriguing things.

100 Excellent Free WordPress Themes

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How do ants know what to do? Deborah Gordon on
Armed with a few students, a backhoe and a handful of markers, Deborah Gordon digs up ant colonies in the Arizona desert in search of keys to understanding complex systems. How do these chitonous creatures pass crucial survival information from generation to generation with no language, memory or visible leadership? How can animals without sentient thought get down to business, and even multitask when they need to? The answers could lead to a better understanding of all complex systems, from the brain to the Web. Thanks, ants.


Dark Matter Is Strangling Our Galaxies
The blue smears in this photo, and the shears of light, are evidence of dark matter between distant galaxies. The Deep Lens Survey looks for areas of "weak lensing" where the light from object gets smooshed in one direction by dark matter. To get meaningful results, you need to survey tons and tons of galaxies. And a new project, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, expects to be able to capture even more detailed images of the whole night sky from its perch in Chile. Click through for more pictures, including an awesome rendering of a space/time warp.

heise online - Großbritannien plant Lockerung des Urheberrechts
Die britische Regierung schlägt eine Reihe von Modifikationen des geltenden Urheberrechts vor, durch die beispielsweise Privatnutzern erlaubt werden soll, private Kopien von rechtmäßig erworbenen CDs in einem anderen Format wie MP3 zu erstellen.

Pimpstar animated wheels — “a huge leap forward in the evolution of the wheel”
The PimpStar is a huge leap forward in the evolution of the wheel. With the PimpStar’s built-in full color LED lights, microprocessor and wireless modem, you can display virtually any image, including text, graphics, logos, and even digital photos!

(another) 5 extremely cool research facilities
i’m currently hooked on these structures so, hot on the heels of the first 5, here’s another bunch of amazing facilities and fascinating machines that have been created for research purposes. there are still plenty more so it probably won’t stop here.

Christian Atheism at Speaker’s Corner

The History of the Devil
The idea of God’s evil enemy has been around for thousands of years & it’s still as powerful as ever. Where did Satan’s story begin, where did he come from & how did he become the Prince of Darkness? This documentary seeks to answer these questions.

TP: Mediale Gewalt verhindert reale Gewalt
Was mediale oder fiktive Darstellungen bewirken, ist seit der griechischen Antike umstritten. Löst das Betrachten von Gewaltszenen im Film, auf der Bühne, in der Literatur oder im Computerspiel ein Nachahmungsverhalten aus, also steckt es an und macht die Konsumenten bzw. Spieler aggressiver? Oder senkt die vorgeführte und erlebte fiktive Aggressivität gerade die Wut und macht die Menschen letztlich friedfertiger? US-Wissenschaftler von der University of Calfornia, San Diego, und von der Unhaben eine Studie vorgelegt, nach der es so aussieht, als könnte das Betrachten von Kinofilmen mit hoher Gewalt die Gewaltkriminalität senken. Katharsis scheint aber dabei nicht der Grund zu sein.

TP: Die MP3-Elektroschockwaffe
Taser will seine Waffen für Frauen anziehend machen und bietet sie in bunten Farben oder auch mit Leopardenfellmuster sowie mit einem MP3-Player an

Bloog: The RSS Mod-Synth
a machine that scrambles the words and sentences of real-time blog posts, based on the look of a 1960’s Moog synthesizer. It pulls in any RSS feed (for demonstration I used Technorati to create one that fetches all new net-wide blog posts about ‘music,’ har har). The knobs and sliders scroll through the text and add or subtract words from the screen, creating new ideas from the existing sentences.

Today I found this new book in a bookstore in Shibuya. Omnibot Fan Book, published by Mycom, has been written by Techn’o'taku a famous Japanese otaku who loves design, techno and toys. The book covers the history of toy robots from the early sixties to the just released i-Sobot (that’s the natural evolution of the Omnibots produced by Takara Tomy more than 20 years ago).

Kick Up Some Waves With This Flying Sea Pod
Antigrav will give us flying cars, but more importantly it’ll reinvent jetski technology. These seacraft hoverpods look sexier than those pod racers in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Plus you could zip up onto the beach and spray sand in the face of the jock who bullied you during high school.

Two very different milbloggers post from beyond the grave
“Milblogging” is new enough that it’s still easy to set milestones for the genre, and two recent blogs have done just that. Both are posting messages from beyond the grave, but the postings are separated by nearly a century.

AT&T to Filter Internet Traffic; Comcast Investigated by FCC for Filtering Internet Traffic
Mr. Cicconi said that AT&T has been talking to technology companies, and members of the MPAA and RIAA, for the last six months about implementing digital fingerprinting techniques on the network level.

Top100 Funny Quotes
Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man…living in the sky, who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer and burn and scream until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you and he needs money. (George Carlin)

Consoles I Have Known - A Very Weird and Blocky Future
How many video games does it take to make a man? TODD LEVIN begins an epic new series to trace his life in gaming systems. Part one: paddles to jump-start your heart, and the end-all, be-all red fire button.

The $27,000 Apple computer
The really expensive bits are the 32 GB of RAM ($9100), the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 video card ($2850), the four 15,000 RPM hard drives ($800 each), the two 30″ Cinema Displays ($1700 each), a Fibre Channel Card ($1000), and an unlimited-client copy of Mac OS X Server ($999).

Pakistan airlines ad, 1979