Detritus 409

update: for a great summary of 2016 with some hilarial British humour, the whole show is on youtube here

 

▶ Celebrity isn’t just harmless fun – it’s the smiling face of the corporate machine

 

▶ I know of a local muso who put on a hi viz jacket & went into a bar during the day (with a friend & a trolley) and ‘rescued’ an unloved piano… turns out you can do almost anything if you’re wearing hi viz

 

▶ tiny artworks in a test tube

 

▶ 100 metronomes…

 

▶ Cooking with sound

 

▶ Great interview with the creator of that brilliant sheep/Trump cartoon in the New Yorker

 

▶ I loathe xmas music – thank jah for online shopping! But these almost make those dreadfully saccharine tunes bearable… almost…

 

▶ save your money, just take a fake vacation (Chinese bridezilla: “For our wedding photos I want the pyramids, with the eiffel tower” um…. sure)

 

▶ air gap as a verb? Such is the vulnerable internet of things….

 

Holiday reading

I have a dodgy PDF of this somewhere, but so much better to have a real book – thanks to Daphne, buy a copy via Kickstarter

Vector masks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

shot with Canon 5D3 and EF100L macro lens

you should see them animated!!

1930-2016

A passenger train passing through a railway crossing at Plimmerton. Raine, William Hall, 1892-1955 :Negatives of New Zealand towns and scenery, and Fiji. Ref: 1/4-019687-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22652415

1957-2016

Swimmers at Plimmerton beach, Porirua. Evening post (Newspaper. 1865-2002) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: EP/1957/0027-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22728205

1958-2016

New pedestrian subway under the railway being built at Plimmerton, Porirua. Evening post (Newspaper. 1865-2002) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: EP/1958/1226-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22595973

Late Xmas Presents

Worst time of year to be receiving mail but having seen the tracking stall I was very happy to see two boxes appear at my front door!

Managed to find these in Japan & buy them – shipping was surprisingly not so bad… The two VTE-2000 I got for 36,500yen (US$310) and 35,500yen (US$302) – one has rack ears, both came with power suppleis although one is 110-240v and the other is 110v only…. freight via EMS Japan > NZ cost me 7,423 yen (US$63)

FWIW the new price of the VTE2000 when it was available was ¥59,800
http://www.vocu.jp/products/VTE2000/vte2000.htm4

I got inspired to find one of these weird MC09 after seeing a live set by Kyoka

2015 01 20 Kyoka Live from studio r° on Vimeo.

New Year might get a little loud!

1920 vs 2016

Looking across the beach at Plimmerton to the hills above the bay. Ref: 1/2-046859-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23240062

1925 vs 2016

The store of J W Johnson, grocer and provision dealer, Plimmerton. Daley, J M :Photographs of Paraparaumu and Plimmerton. Ref: 1/2-071014-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22680825