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Welcome D R U I D S and watch a Wet Chemistry video

i just wanted to take a moment to tell everyone about another new addition to the noising machine family; a couple of cute boys with the pseudonym:
“D R U I D S”

it’s definitely a large step away from our other new comrades, Wet Chemistry, and not exactly similar to Beati Paoli or MCKNGBRD, but at the same time, i think these four bands fit together very nicely. it might be that all The Noising Machine artists seem to come packaged with a similar frame of mind, or maybe it’s just that they all write music that i love, and you have to be me to see the connection. either way, i think it makes sense. you can check them out at http://www.myspace.com/druids666. so far, they only have one live song available to listen to, but there’s a full length studio album currently in the works, so be prepared. AND IN OTHER NEWS… Wet Chemistry was on Scented Vinyl a short ways back, and we now have a video from that appearance up on our myspace (http://www.myspace.com/thenoisingmachine). swing on over there and check it out. thenoisingmachine related posts:

The Shameless Facebook Plug

we have links for them other places as well, but since i just spent a couple hours updating both the noising machine AND beati paoli facebooks, i feel like i should tell everyone to go check ’em out, and if you are a facebook member, PLEASE add us.

the noising machine facebook

the beati paoli facebook

you can find new songs by Wet Chemistry and MOCKINGBIRD, who, if you didn’t know, are the two latest additions to our noising machine family. go listen to them and tell us what you think!

and just so this post isn’t SUPER BORING, here’s a video featuring some psychedelic starlings:

 

thenoisingmachine

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Experiments in the Revival of Organisms

last night, i was talking to natalie, and she mentioned the prelinger archives. i had forgotten all about this lovely collection of public domain films, and was inspired, this morning, to start browsing, looking for some good films to sample for the upcoming MOCKINGBIRD album.

well… i didn’t know where to start, so i just typed the word “noise” into the search box. scrolling down the page a little way, i found a very intriguing title: “experiments in the revival of organisms”. i had to click on it, cuz just like anybody else with an unhealthy love of zombies, i couldn’t resist figuring out what this was all about.

turns out that this 1940 medical film is pretty much what it sounds like. it shows soviet experiments and research regarding the revival of dead organisms. it starts with keeping a heart and lungs functioning outside of their body, moves on to maintaining a fully functioning severed head (not of a human, unfortunately), and finally climaxes with the death and return of an entire dog (who supposedly goes on to start a family, living a happy healthy life).

severed dog head
this dog’s decapitated head supposedly lived and reacted normally for hours

heart stopping
a graph showing the heart’s diminishing beat

autojektor
the autojektor was used to revive this dog 10 minutes after it’s death

according to wikipedia, some people believe the film to be documenting real live experiments, while others think it was all staged. regardless of whether the actual footage was authentic or faked, the fact remains that the experiments were real. there are photos of similar decapitation experiments as well as published medical papers on all the topics covered in the film.

decapitated dog experiment
another poor decapitated dog

autojektor patent
a patent drawing of an autojektor for human use

 

watch the whole movie here:

 

you can read multiple reviews and opinions about the film on the prelinger archives site.

 

scott

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