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July 30, 2006

painful leg injuries

Check out the Painful Leg Injuries podcast, "digital visual/audio artist, Bill Byrne. Conceptual, avant-garde noise, ambient sound art explorations. For fans of Fennesz, Nurse With Wound, William Basinski, Wolf Eyes, the Improvised Music from Japan players, Double Leopards, Harry Partch, et al." I'm enjoying "The Bill Byrne Elevenbilliontet" (MP3): "Recordings of street musicians, collaged together. For this episode I collected many field recordings I had of those lonely New York street corner hornsmen. Sax players mostly."

salad recipe

Oh..... this was an incredible salad

  • Shaved zucchini
  • lemon zest
  • fresh basil
  • chopped sundried tomato
  • lemon juice
  • flax seed oil
  • hemp seeds
  • pepper and sea salt
  • fig balsamic vinegar

Mix it all around and let it marinate for about 1 hr!!!

From Eating Healthy.

July 29, 2006

cereal blog

"My name is Jay and I am the foremost authority on mixing breakfast cereals. This is my 'spoon-in-cheek' blog. I have eaten cereal almost every morning for 30+ years. About 15 years ago I decided one cereal at a time was too boring so I started mixing. If you like cereal, like I do, you are still likely to find this quite boring..."

dc/nova music listings

Pat's District provides automatically compiling listings for clubs in Arlington, Va.; Alexandria, Va.; and Washington, D.C., among others. Wonderful. RSS?

July 28, 2006

traditional parenting

Here is the big idea that is at the core of the book and maybe at the core of our uncertainty as parents today. Liedloff feels that every species, including us, has developed time-proven & highly adaptive methods of raising the young. Our problem, she feels, is that when we became "civilized", and so gave our intellect the upper hand, we have lost touch with how humans raise children in the traditional way. So in only the last 3,000 years, we threw away the experience of millions of years. The one set of theories that we tend not to value are the practices of traditional people.

Robert Paterson discusses Jean Liedloff's In Search of Happiness Lost.

July 24, 2006

STOP THE FEEDS! Unedited version of 'On the Road' to be published!

Lowell Sun Online - Unedited version of ‘On the Road’ to be published

Jack Kerouac’s landmark novel on the Beat Generation, On The Road, will be published in its unedited “original scroll version,” John Sampas said today.

The Lowell-based executor of Kerouac’s literary estate said he signed a contract Sunday with the New York-based publisher Viking/Penguin to publish the book. He hopes to have it out by the end of 2007.

Tuesday’s Lowell Sun will have the full edited story.

July 21, 2006

todo.txt

I’m a big fan of Marc Hurst’s work with Good Experience—he writes an insightful newsletter and does important work promoting a focus on user experience. I was excited to check out his new GooToDo tool, but site asks for my unencrypted credit card details before I can try it out. This isn’t a good experience!

July 18, 2006

how to read a lot of books in a short time

Matt’s Idea Blog: How to read a lot of books in a short time

The most useful technique comes from Jason Womack, and synthesizes nicely the most common ideas. In a nutshell, he says he reads the book four times.

  1. Table of contents, glossary, index.
  2. Anything in bold, titles, and subtitles.
  3. First line of every paragraph.
  4. Entire book

Here’s the twist: Steps 1-3 should only take about 10 minutes.

July 13, 2006

Bruce Lee may seem to be just another uni-dimensional macho hero, but his rise marked an epochal shift for Asian Americans, both as actors and as men. After decades of being demonized as sly yet effeminate “yellow peril” in the post-World War II era, Lee represented a positive, vigorous version of masculinity. And it’s this consolation that actors like Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa cling to when they play similar roles in movies like Mortal Kombat, even when they’re negative. “If the choice is between playing wimpy business men and the bad guy,” Tagawa tells Adachi, “I’d rather play the bad guy. … I want kids to know that Asian men have balls.”

Perpetuating the Yellow Peril -- In These Times

July 12, 2006

linklater audio interview

NPR : Richard Linklater, Directing 'Darkly' (Interviewed on Fresh Air, 10 July 2006)

July 8, 2006

et cetera


et cetera on Vimeo

Transgressive; sublime. (NSFW)