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Ooh! That might be something for me to go along to.. the "qatsi" trilogy - with live accompaniment by Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble. Not until the end of November, though.

On a much sadder note, Bob Moog lost his fight against brain cancer.

Wandering around Amazon, I happened upon a promo page for what sounds like quite an odd fish: Jesus and Her Gospel of Yes. As one of the quoted reviews puts it, "Alfred Eaker's Jesus And Her Gospel Of Yes was definitely.. a trip. as in a journey. the non-stop bombardment of images and anti-rhetoric was liberating and exhausting simultaneously. It reminded me of Hobbs' Roseland (and other psychedelic Something Weird titles), the Sub-Genius film Arise!, Kenneth Anger, and the low-rent lunacy of Michael D Moore (the 'other' Michael Moore)... all fused into one jaw-dropping mélange. craziness of the first order.. and that is a recommendation."

Now this could be very cool to see come to fruition: a reusable European/Russian orbiter - "Kliper", drawing on the respective strengths of RKK Energia and ESA.

Thinking of that partially disabled cat I pointed out a little while back, I wondered - instead of just a plain box containing all the motors and radio control kit, how about a dalek body? Could even sell them to owners of perfectly healthy cats. Maybe ferrets, too.

Okay, VG Cats is often an online highlight - but the first two frames of 116: Skittles really tickles[1] me. ^_^

Remember that recent case of New London residents having their property seized under eminent domain, for private development? It gets better: the New London Development Corporation is now asserting that it's owned that land since the NDLC's first claim, in 2000, so they're offering to pay up according to those valuations made five years ago - and charging the residents backdated rent to that point. In one resident's example, $6,100 per month. (Thanks to stego_s_aurus for the link)

A cheery article from the Telegraph, looking at avian bird flu, and the outlook of a human-to-human transmissible variant. "Some scientists are already drawing parallels with the so-called Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918, in which another bird flu virus - code-named H1N1 - hit the right genetic combination needed to trigger human-to-human transmission. The resulting pandemic led to at least 20 million deaths, double the number of people killed in the First World War."

[1] I'm claiming "first two frames" as being a single item of that many panels. Nyah!

Quote for the day, from vandringar: "[The cat] hasn't thrown up in quite a while, which I'm sure makes us all here happy. However, he's replacing quantity with calculated style, as he puked all over Raff's brand new chair.

I'm renaming him Ipecat."
 
 
 
 
 
 
SubGenius?

*pricks up ears*
That reminds me - I otter get to see Arise! sometime. I feel the Church has much to offer. ^_^ (Such a pity Devo aren't still together.. seen the video for Weird Al's Dare to be Stupid? Though it's almost impossible to parody them, he certainly caught the essence :)

JaHGoY, though, seems to be genuinely Christian in its motivation, and whilst I'm atheistic, I'm quite appreciative of adherents of religion that seek to understand what their writings mean. (Consequently, I'm about as far from the literal fundamentalist mindset as it's possible to be)


Devo are still sort of together: The Rev. Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob #1, Bob #2 and Jerry produce film and TV music in California, under the Mutato Musika banner :)

I've never seen the Dare To Be Stupid video, but the song is tops. The first time I heard it, I thought it was a lost DEVO track :P
Ack...too bad about Moog. :/

What's this about Glass?? Is it a tour, or just a local even over by you?
Yep, it'd almost seemed the treatment was being effective, too. Still, he wound up being part of the history of electronic music, known to thousands of musicians, and millions of listeners - not such a bad mark to leave on the world.

It seems Mr Glass is on quite the world tour. Of course, it's difficult to say where I'll be by then - with any luck, nowhere near. :)
Ya know, we've hit the point where if I were to hear that one of these folks went on a rampage and shot up the NLDC's offices I wouldn't care.
But napalm's much quieter. And surprisingly easy to make at home, simply by dissolving polystyrene in petrol, although I've not had cause to try it. (I'm more of one for lasers and things electrical)

I'll bet you the people making these decisions manage to sleep perfectly well at night, too.