Monthly Archives: May 2021

Birth, school, work, death

TONTO, ‘The Original New Timbral Orchestra’, the invention of Malcolm Cecil, who died last month. Listen to Stevie’s Wonder Men for more insight into the innovation, as well as the album by Tonto’s Expanding Head Band / farewell to Ken … Continue reading

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It’s a blimp, Frank

How Washington Got Hooked on Flying Saucers: ‘We must hold Team Space Poltergeist to the levels of skepticism, seriousness, and scrutiny it pretends to demand’. Instead, we heartily recommend a dose of Metabunk (via MeFi) / The Mill House, by … Continue reading

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Splashdown

This and that and everywhere else. Art by Katherine Lam / art by Beth Rodway / art by Daisy Gin1sberg / an entire Rush gig with only the unaffected guitar tone and nothing else / ThanAverage, compare and contrast. Depressing … Continue reading

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Happy accidents

A selection of old and new things. The Accidental Observer, an abandoned tumblr / Le Neuvième Art, another old tumblr of hard line comic illustrations / Una Vida Moderna, mid-century modern in Mexico and Detroit, a tumblr / art by … Continue reading

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Where did you see it last?

One of the first analogies we ever had for ‘things’ was a website like a filing cabinet, a place into which stuff could be placed for later retrieval. Today, even our archives need archives (thank you to the kind people, … Continue reading

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Deep dive

A selection of things. Cursed Render, a tumblr / art at the near-sighted monkey / tips and tricks for Field Recordings / Water Geomaids, synchronised swimming photography by Brad Walls / drone sounds by Gjør Styggedom / instrumental post rock … Continue reading

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Icy wastes

If Any Living Inuk Knew, ‘Louie Kamookak has been on a 40-year quest to solve the Franklin mystery—for himself and for his people’ / related: Building Terror, ‘Scratch building a 1:48 scale model of HMS Terror’ / Wired has called … Continue reading

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Exhibitionists

Gabriela Galimberti’s book The Ameriguns (Dewi Lewis) is a bit like Things Organized Neatly but for _ _ _ _ (fill in the blank accordingly) / let’s not put an X-Wing in the Smithsonian / more non-science: fuses or magic … Continue reading

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Belief systems

Things from here and there. Could be better edited. Old blog archaeology with Telstar Logistics / the people of Hackney, photographed by Jenny Lewis / England’s 20th Century coastal communities seen from above / Metabunk.org does a very fine job … Continue reading

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