There was a time when the Olympics didn’t take over your television sets for a full two week block. Before the advent of same-day satellite footage, a team of filmmakers would throw together Olympic highlights into a newsreel type of documentary so people could, if just for a couple of hours, participate in the current happenings overseas. By 1976 though, the ability to broadcast from overseas left these films behind as an obsolete entity. That being said, “White Rock,” a film documenting the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Games, stands as both the final Olympic film of this nature and perhaps one of the greatest.
I found this over at Visualingual today, and I have to say I’m rather excited about this proposed new structure. While Visualingual and their commenters make some valid points, I’d thought I’d put my two cents in. The expansion is designed by Neutlings Riedijk Architects, a Dutch firm. I’m kind of a sucker for Dutch design. The Seattle Central Library, designed by Rem Koolhaas, was easily one of the highlights of my time spent there. Every time a visitor came to town we would take people there and it really never got boring. If you ever have a chance to go there and check it out, it’s totally worth it. I mean they have and entirely red floor! Look after the jump… Continue reading
Tomorrow is a big day for scary awesome super science!!! As an avid science fiction reader I am always on the look-out for things that will make all my awesome nerd dreams come true. Pictured above is Large Hadrom Collider, or at least part of it. Frankly, when it comes to the science part of it, I have no idea exactly what this thing does but I will try to give you the gist of things. The LHC is the world’s largest particle accelerator and will allow scientists to study when and how some sort of particles break down blah blah blah blah. Why is this scary awesome super science, you may ask? Well, apparently when particles break down in this sort of setting it will be producing tiny black holes. That’s right black holes….on Earth…where we live…where we keep all of our stuff. Some people are worried that some of these black holes will maybe stick around longer than the nanosecond the scientists are saying they will last. I, for one, am totally excited to see if this thing swallows all of Switzerland and, in turns, ushers in the Apocalypse. More cool crazy science and pictures after the jump… Continue reading
One of the staples of early fall in Cincinnati is the Midpoint Music Festival. It’s no question that it is always a nice time and a really great way to see a lot of relatively unknown acts from around the country and, often times, the world. Right now, thanks to SXSW, many cities are trying to put these types of city-wide festivals together with varying results. In that light Midpoint is a welcome change. Not concerned with trying to pull as many big name acts as they can, the festival allows a huge amount of bands from all walks of genres to strut their stuff for the weekend. But c’mon, let’s face it, it would be pretty nice to have at least a couple big name headliners! Enter new management! Though who is coming is still leaking out, I thought I’d direct you over to their website to begin wading through the list of who will be preforming. You’ll notice that Robert Pollard’s new band Boston Spaceships is playing, as well as locals Pomegranates, Minnesotan group Mystery Palace and (not yet officially announced) San Francisco-via-Cincinnati act WHY?. It’s already shaping up to be a great festival and will surely jive well with downtown’s new spirit. Continue reading
You deserve your own post too. Yesterday I posted a bit about Truckasauras and linked them primarily to Fourthcity. This is not a false connection, it’s very true in fact. My oversight lies in the fact that I talked a lot about the totally wonderful packaging that came in my giant manila envelope but did not once mention The Journal of Popular Noise. Kind of a dick move considering I paraphrased the guy’s really nice essay in it and have been pouring over its glossy pages for a couple days now.
Now, when it comes to music, I’m very much a packaging and design guy. A record is all by itself a step-up in the packaging game from a CD of the very same material. If the record, be it 7, 10, or 12 inches, can then do something interesting with the packaging my enjoyment increases ten-fold. I could go on and on and on about my favorite record packaging, but that’s not really what I’m here to talk about. Suffice it to say, I love music, I love design and yes, I am a person who will put on a record and then sit in my rocking chair fondling the package it was presented to me in. Continue reading
Happy July! I took a long weekend from posting, but I’m back. Promise. Hope all you red-blooded Americans had a very good fourth of July. Thanks to everyone who came out to the inaugural Party Garbage night. Kendall and I were very happy to see everyone. Sorry if the fog got a little excessive, I forgot to turn the machine off occasionally. You know it made things totally awesome, though. Hope to see everyone the next time we do it. Haven’t got a date on that yet, but you’ll be the first to know when we do.
Seeing as its the beginning of the month, what better time to have our second music round-up? This month we have a collection of more fun. Hopefully there will be a few things you’ll enjoy, a few things that will validate your tastes, and all things that will make you feel a little funky in your working environment. Let’s get it started, shall we? Boogie bumpin’ after the jump! Continue reading
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I just realized that this is the one week anniversary of the blog! This thing is already more of a success than I thought. While my number’s aren’t massive, it’s totally more than zero readers. To be honest I was sorta expecting maybe 10 readers but I’m way out of the ballpark on that one. AWESOME! Enjoy that picture of a Max Rebo cake! You deserved it.
So, I know that there are more than the people who have commented reading this thing, unless they just visit the page a TON during the day. What does anyone want me to talk about? Seriously give me a topic. I’ll take submissions, I’ve got a million opinions. Help me, help you. I don’t know how much longer I can keep up this pace of writing without your help. Actually, I probably could, but crowd participation is fun.
P.S. I forgot to include one awesome thing about the city in the last post. Does your city house the “Super-Friends?”