Monthly Archives: October 2008

Mr. Rogers Visits A Synthesizer

mr. rogers. seriously. one of the greatest men to have ever lived.

i wish this clip was about 1 MILLION times longer, but it’s fun anyway.



found this on synthtopia

50 cent gives regards


Johnny Cash Remixed

so i just heard about this johnny cash remix album last night, and i’ll let ya know… i got interested. usually these tribute and/or remix albums are so very awful or boring or pointless or, if lucky, have maybe ONE good song on ’em, but if the original artist is someone i care about, i usually do get somewhat excited to hear ’em. then i hear ’em and get sad.

for this album, you can stream some of the songs on it’s website and judge for yourself, but i’m afraid this is, overall, and predictably, not worth the trouble.

for instance, the odt muzic (featuring snoop dogg) remix of “i walk the line” is so fucking bad. painfully bad. it’s one of those songs that makes you hate music. (and it’s the only one available for download from the website, so that probably tells ya who’s in charge of this project…)

however… a few of the artists have done a good job of putting their own spin on these classic songs without destroying them.

example: i kinda like what apparat’s done with “i heard that lonesome whistle blow”:

and here’s a short “making of” video:



Urgency on iTunes

Hey all. Just a quick word to let you know that Beati Paoli’s new album “A Sense of Urgency” is now available on iTunes! For ten cents cheaper than the physical copy, no less. So inbetween buying episodes of “Desperate Housewives” and “Steve Wilkos”, type in “Beati Paoli” and check it out!

or you can just click on THIS LINK!



3 things: women for mccain, new york times electoral map, and palin news

1. i’m also a woman for mccain.

2. here’s another bonus today: make sure to check out the new york times electoral map, which shows obama winning in a multitude of ways ! make your own map ! just make sure mccain loses.

and 3. there’s been news of palin’s $150,000 shopping spree, but my most favorite thing today is that her makeup artist was paid upwards of $20,000 for the first two weeks of october. her name is amy strozzi, and you can look at her imdb here.


Eye Jewelry…

From Core77’s design blog..

Eye Jewelry by Eric Klarenbeek

Apart from surgery, this is probably as close as we can get design to the eye. After five years of development, one of the boldest ideas in jewellery design is now undergoing tests and certification – a contact lens that becomes jewellery!

“Eye Jewellery is a concept by Dutch designer Eric Klarenbeek, who explores the potential of jewellery as an integral part of the human body. a combination of a pair of contact lenses and a string of tiny crystals makes a jewel that joins the movements of the eye and eyelid.”

If laboratory tests are successful, we might already see Eye Jewellery in the shops within a few months. Whether this piece of jewellery would look good on you? Just watch the Eye Jewellery video here.

via domus

Does Sarah Palin Even Know What A Vice President Does?

Asked by a third-grader what a vice president does, Republican candidate Sarah Palin responded that the vice president is the president’s “team mate” but also “runs the Senate” and “can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes.”

…according to this article on