Does a book listing all non-self-referential books contain itself? A book about the founding of modern logic has no right to be such a compulsive page-turner.
Velvet smooth electronica with teeth.
It helps to have a passing familiarity with programming and self-organizing systems, but on the whole it’s an extremely fun and readable introduction to how cells can compute. Pinker demolishes a lot of philosophical fortresses built around the ever-sliding concept of “consciousness” without even really trying. Scientists are never so gleeful as in the rush to explain what exciting things they’ve learned, and despite the book’s length, that energy rarely flags. A highly recommended science read.
It’s a supernatural retelling of The Jungle Book with an overarching mystery running through each story/chapter. Is the final reveal good enough to hang the book on? Is it ever, in stories that are all about the fun of getting there? No… except in the case of The Graveyard Book. The only thing wrong with this volume is that you know people who don’t own it yet.
Same-ier instrumentals than 0rigins, but with vocal tracks that run the gamut from stirring to kick-ass. “This Sacred Line” will grow on you the most, but “One More Soul To the Call” will always be your favorite.
No really, I’ve gone straight from being addicted to one Silent Hill soundtrack to another.
“0rigins” (with a little zed) was apparently a kind of a dashed off prequel for PSP, but the music is a full Akira Yamaoka score with vocals by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Melissa Williamson). As a handheld title by a different studio, the mix and arrangements are a bit smaller than 3 or 4, but it has some solid tracks. “O.R.T.” seems to be the fan favorite, but I prefer “Shot Down in Flames.”
My question is, how can a Japanese sound effects artist writing music for a horror videogame have a better sense of putting a rock song together than anyone on U.S. Top 40 radio?
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Cotorich. I have no idea who she is or what she’s saying, but I can’t look away.
And just to round out our week of Japanese WTF…
I can find no artist or provenance for this image, but I find it brilliantly twisted:
And as a chaser, a pretty girl in a bikini, playing a violin. Quite well in fact:
I’ve never heard comedy with quite this pace. And the music is oddly good too.
New state. New home. New number. (New life? Hope so.)
Matt Rasmussen: 818.731.8074.
The best thing said about this hasn’t been said by me: This is how dangerous trip-hop must have sounded before it became car ad music.
I’d like to say a quick hey there to DIY fans from BoingBoing.net and ProQuo.com who are discovering the blog by way of my junk mail blinds article.
Here are a couple more junk mail tips for you:
- Pick up a traverse rod at your local hardware store and make verticle blinds with the same strips of junk mail. I now have one set of either in my bedroom.
- Lampshades. Try to use compact fluorescent bulbs — they run cooler, and are better for the environment. (And contain only 1/100th the mercury of a household thermometer, so we’d best get over that please… Remember to recycle them, also at your neighborhood hardware store, too.)
Finally, I’ll be moving to either LA or San Franciso at the end of September, based largely on whether either produces a good bite on a job. Please contact me by any of the means on the main page if you happen to have any leads for me. Shukriya!
And a reminder that Massive Attack’s Mezzanine album should have been listed as a Current Addiction as well.