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The names of The Film Crew may be familiar to some select elite - Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy. Perhaps you'll cast your vote as to what movie they should tackle first. ^_^ (Maintaining karmic balance in the world, King Features launches Happy Musings, for those who find Cathy and the Family Circus too edgy)

I thought I'd share a sample track from BT's latest work, This Binary Universe - track five, 1.618. It's sold as a CD plus a (Region 0, NTSC) DVD, which holds visuals for all seven tracks, with stereo 24 bit PCM audio, and a full DTS 5.1 version. For around $14/£11, it's an easy choice to make.

On the goofier side, meanwhile, there's a fun video for The Pinker Tones: Karma Hunters. And the video for Beck - Cellphone's Dead, courtesy of Mr Gondry, is quite cool too.

I am profoundly grateful to mycroftb for noticing iGlow hair gel - turn your hair into a glowstick. ^_^ The gel itself glows, rather than being merely reactive to UV.

Ritterschlag, a dragon training video.

Keith Olbermann offers a historical perspective on other "emergency" legislation passed in previous years, for only the very best of reasons.

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At the other end of the scale of humanity, some beautiful sentiments on the tragedy of the recent Amish school shooting. For all the wretchedness that may occur, there is such love.

Chax, the handy iChat patch adding things like tabs, just saw an update to v1.4.6. Main little feature that's new to 1.4.6 is that the tabs can now be torn off, for easy separation.

Dinner: a chicken balti pizza, with some sliced turkey and shiitake added, plus some paprika, and plenty of garlic.

mycroftb noticed this sequel (NSFW) to Complication 5's earlier "Bear Riding" image.

Mmm. If I rub the middle segment of one finger swiftly flat across Hyzenthlay (my PowerBook, I hasten to add), it yields a soft, low acoustic buzz, akin to the county's smallest cello. Actually, fingertips work quite well too, it seems. Look, I warned you I'm easily amused.
 
 
 
 
 
 
It's a very richly layered album indeed - parts are quite gently ambient, like that simmering opening to 1.618, with others showing a fairly dazzling blending. I'd love to see him tackle this kind of A/V combination again, especially in multichannel audio - I can't currently appreciate the DTS mix, but I know I would. ^_^

Indeed, I feel a need to understand how the golden ratio figures into the music, not only the visuals.. maybe I'll try dragging a clip into Audacity and see what timing pattern I can see that might match. ('Course, I dare say music geeks have already dissected the track in detail, but that wouldn't be as fun =:)

If you have a DTS decoder, I'd be interested in your opinion on the nature of the 5.1 mix on the DVD.