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Apr 07
crookedindifference:

Takuro Kamiya, ca. 80s
Apr 07

ARL Policy Notes: Libraries: Let Profs and Film Students Continue to Rip DVDs →

arlpolicynotes:

In a rich submission to the Copyright Office on behalf of the Library Copyright Alliance, Jonathan Band asks the Office to renew its rule allowing college professors and film and media students to decrypt DVDs for educational uses.

The submission is part of the administration of the Digital…

Apr 07
irondavy:

Zounds, it’s here! After pounding away for five or six weeks, I submit for your approval: The Sway. A trim 35 minutes of old fashioned rhythm & blues from mid-century New Orleans and Texas.
Listen in your browser with OpenTape:http://david.likesto.kickouttheja.ms/sway/
Or download an archive of MP3s:http://david.likesto.kickouttheja.ms/sway/sway.zip
I created this mix in the style of my Space Age Pop mixtape; that is, I downloaded every possible song I could find in the genre, rated ‘em all and assembled my favorites. To examine a few gems…
Fats Domino - Be My GuestI alluded in an earlier post that a Fats ur-ska track would make an appearance, and indeed it managed to survive my ruthless editing. If this isn’t just downright ska, it at least contains all the elements.
The Blenders - Don’t Fuck Around With LoveA bit juvenile, perhaps, but it makes me smile every time; the singers themselves can barely keep from laughing. I always love songs that show their seams, like…
The Showmen - 39-21-40 Shape…with its cracked voices and missed notes. I like to imagine that they recorded this in one take, then the singer was filled with lust and had to excuse himself to find whoever this song is about.
The full albums I recommend picking up are: The Fats Domino Jukebox (great full sounding remasters), I Didn’t Want To Do it by The Spiders, and Lost Dreams: The New Orleans Vocal Groups.
Enjoy and let me know what you think!

irondavy:

Zounds, it’s here! After pounding away for five or six weeks, I submit for your approval: The Sway. A trim 35 minutes of old fashioned rhythm & blues from mid-century New Orleans and Texas.

Listen in your browser with OpenTape:
http://david.likesto.kickouttheja.ms/sway/

Or download an archive of MP3s:
http://david.likesto.kickouttheja.ms/sway/sway.zip

I created this mix in the style of my Space Age Pop mixtape; that is, I downloaded every possible song I could find in the genre, rated ‘em all and assembled my favorites. To examine a few gems…

Fats Domino - Be My Guest
I alluded in an earlier post that a Fats ur-ska track would make an appearance, and indeed it managed to survive my ruthless editing. If this isn’t just downright ska, it at least contains all the elements.

The Blenders - Don’t Fuck Around With Love
A bit juvenile, perhaps, but it makes me smile every time; the singers themselves can barely keep from laughing. I always love songs that show their seams, like…

The Showmen - 39-21-40 Shape
…with its cracked voices and missed notes. I like to imagine that they recorded this in one take, then the singer was filled with lust and had to excuse himself to find whoever this song is about.

The full albums I recommend picking up are: The Fats Domino Jukebox (great full sounding remasters), I Didn’t Want To Do it by The Spiders, and Lost Dreams: The New Orleans Vocal Groups.

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

Apr 07
senchainc:

HTML5 Scorecard: Amazon Kindle Fire

When the Kindle Fire was announced, we were excited about getting our hands on it. As the first mass market tablet at the $200 price point, we knew it had a good shot at selling millions of units. But at the same time, we were apprehensive that Amazon might have skimped on hardware capabilities to reach that price.

We put the new Amazon Kindle Fire through the wringer to see how it stacks up as an HTML5 app platform. Click through to see how it fares.

senchainc:

HTML5 Scorecard: Amazon Kindle Fire

When the Kindle Fire was announced, we were excited about getting our hands on it. As the first mass market tablet at the $200 price point, we knew it had a good shot at selling millions of units. But at the same time, we were apprehensive that Amazon might have skimped on hardware capabilities to reach that price.

We put the new Amazon Kindle Fire through the wringer to see how it stacks up as an HTML5 app platform. Click through to see how it fares.

Apr 07
sneak:

If you’re a fan of architecture and photography, you should check out Kaz Strankowski. Beautiful, minimal black & white photographs that take in only the most well-selected portions of architecture (his work Twins 4 is pictured here)

sneak:

If you’re a fan of architecture and photography, you should check out Kaz Strankowski. Beautiful, minimal black & white photographs that take in only the most well-selected portions of architecture (his work Twins 4 is pictured here)

Apr 07
hipsterpuppies:

for a “social anthropology experiment,” marcus will be attending the gathering of the puggalos
[via samantha r]

hipsterpuppies:

for a “social anthropology experiment,” marcus will be attending the gathering of the puggalos

[via samantha r]

Apr 07
lindsayrobertson:

Update: Bex made a .gif! It’s everything we dreamed of! (“Acting!”) Yes, we all know now that we should have moved the bear. Happy Holidays!
(Thank you Bex and Jen!)

lindsayrobertson:

Update: Bex made a .gif! It’s everything we dreamed of! (“Acting!”) Yes, we all know now that we should have moved the bear. Happy Holidays!

(Thank you Bex and Jen!)

Apr 07

denverpost:

PHOTOS: London Riots

Riots spread to 11 districts across London, marked by fierce clashes with police as shops were looted and buildings set ablaze.

British Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his holiday in Italy to return to London for a crisis meeting today as youth riots swept across the capital and spread to Birmingham in central England and Liverpool.

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