February 2006

Les Kiriki

by alphamonkey on February 28, 2006 · 3 comments

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There’s stepping into the way-back machine, and then there’s Les Kiriki: Acrobates Japonaises, a goofy little short clip from 1907. French director Segundo de Chomón directed some 125 short films between 1902 and 1917, specializing in the wierd and the wonderful. 

This particular short features a pretty transparent trick, but it’s still pretty cool.  de Chomón also specialized in adding color to his films, which is pretty damn cool as well.

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Former Moloko vocalist Roisin Murphy has struck out on her own and the results are well, kinda weird, as evidenced in this clip for ‘Sow Into You’. No, that’s not a typo.  While the song is a pretty catchy little funk-dance number, the visuals are just mind-boggling.  I’d like to see some American pop princess pull off this video, that’s for sure.

All I can say is that it’s like Bjork got conked on the noggin, discovered funk, and wrote lyrics like ‘I chose you for your wave frequency’. 

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Opniyama

by that guy on February 28, 2006 · 1 comment

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Opniyama is pointless, abstract and a huge time waster, but very very addictive.  It’s also really well designed and pretty to look at, so who cares what the point is?  Don’t blame us if you blow your entire day on this one. 

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Well, it’s the Marimba Ponies.

Words fail, but marimba lives on. 

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The talented animators at Tokyoplastic have launched “The Little Fella”, a cute little creature with brilliant animation and the upbeat sounds of Nick Faber;, all done with the power of AMD64 technology. This is the same group that brought us the hip and funky sounds of Opera Man.

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Shift

by that guy on February 28, 2006 · 3 comments

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Shift is a surreal point and click adventure shiftto help you take the edge out of your Tuesday blues.  It’s like ‘Simon’ for birds. 

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Rate Your Music has a list of banned cover art including artwork and reason behind the censorship. Of course some of the cover art NSFW. By the way, I own Sticky Fingers, zipper and all.

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Karen Michel takes found objects and creates art. She mixes collage, painting, books and other items to inspire and create.

According to her artist statement she tries to inspire spirituality, truth, inter-being and mindfulness of our surroundings. It’s up to you whether or not her work moves you to think past the visual and have depth.

I’m not sure if her work does all of that for me, but she does have some nice pieces to look at.

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The master Jimi Hendrix at his best gig: Monterey, doing ‘Like a Rolling Stone’

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In our hustley-bustlely work-a-day world, it’s hard to find the time to read.  So why not let The Little Hobo read to you? (Or more importantly, read for you?)

Lose yourself in the strange and exciting story of the Loneliest Probe (not that kind of probe, sickos).  And SonSon2?  You’re welcome.

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