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▶ wow! or more correctly “woooooooooooooooooooooooooow!”



▶ Youtube: Wolf Conservation Center
thanks Francesco!



▶ interesting article re music streaming: “I wanted people to see the difference between all of the services,” Keating said. “Down at the lower levels, no one knows what everyone else makes and no one knows what services pay. How can you make decisions if you don’t know what the numbers are?”

Bizzare isn’t it, that tech renders almost all profit for itself, before it drops a few crumbs to the artists…

Keating: “One alternative is a user-centric system, which means that if one user pays $US9.99 a month for Spotify Premium but only listens to independent cellist Zoë Keating, that user’s $US9.99 would be paid exclusively to Keating.”



▶ The alarming homogeneity of instagram travel photos: Hyperallergenic talk to InstaRepeat



▶ Applying digital effects to physical objects by Masashi Murakami



▶ Crunch Island = totally plausible module



▶ K-MIC is “a microphone and speaker system that you can put entirely in your mouth, that connects to a Bluetooth device such as a mobile phone or a recorder” – strange but fascinating to see what is available… ditto for the WAND-II, a through-the-wall listening device!



▶ “Aspect ratios have fluctuated throughout film history. Silents were generally shown at 1.33:1. But the addition of a soundtrack on the film strip cut into the available image area…. ” – wow I never realised the advent of sound also changed aspect ratio (for the better IMHO 4×3 feels like CRT TV to me)
That quote is from a film review of The Lighthouse (shot on Kodak 5222 Double X – hopefully will get to experience it in a cinema at NZIFF 2020






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▶ as mentioned in vid above: Ondomo



▶ fascinating guide to using Reverse Image Search for investigations



“It’s like touching history”



“They don’t have the ability to win, but they have the ability to cause so much pain”



▶ It’s got a great beat, and you can file a lawsuit to it



▶ How the very first programmable drum machine changed the sound of reggae music – “The Eko ComputerRhythm had a 6 row push-button matrix that allowed users to enter a pattern manually, or to push punch cards with pre-programmed rhythms through a reader slot on the unit.”



▶ EKO ComputeRhythm demo at Synthtopia











Ferrania have started selling their first proper run of P30, but only to the USA and Canada (& max ten rolls per order) so this film had a brief holiday on its way here… More info & order here


In Homer Simpson voice: “mmmmmm silver content….”





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Moses Boyd – Stranger Than Fiction



love the plate verb + dadamachine setup later in the vid…



Tōru Takemitsu: And then I knew t’was wind (1992)



FKA twigs – Mirrored Heart



Mariachi Mexteca feat. Hugh Cornwell – Golden Brown



Amiina – Tvistur (Live at Sydney Festival, 2013)
(I caught Amiina live in Auckland, before and with Sigur Ros, in 2006 – so good!)





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London Elektricity – Build A Better World (feat. Emer Dineen)





FKA twigs – Mary Magdalene (Later With Jools Holland)



Rev Magnetic – Sunny Windy Winter Morning (Rainbows Spanning the Valley)














Nevermind some yellow skies and burning smells in NZ, the fires in Australia are an apocalyptic disaster!

From this article: “The fires raging across the southern half of the Australian continent this year have so far burned through more than 5 million hectares. To put that in context, the catastrophic 2018 fire season in California saw nearly 740,000 hectares burned. The Australian fire season began this year in late August (before the end of our winter). Fires have so far claimed nine lives, including two firefighters, and destroyed around 1,000 homes. It is too early to tell what the toll on our wildlife has been, but early estimates suggest that around 500 million animals have died so far, including 30 percent of the koala population in their main habitat. And this is all before we have even reached January and February, when the fire season typically peaks in Australia.”



This video on twitter is unreal: “crew from Fire and Rescue NSW Station 509 Wyoming recorded this video showing the moment their truck was overrun by the bushfire burning South of Nowra. The crew was forced to shelter in their truck as the fire front passed through”



And the video at this link shows aerial footage of a massive fire climbing up a cliff in the Blue Mountains!