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Old 15th Aug 2007, 20:27   #1011
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A simple idea in these times of entitlement: have people tell you what pisses them off, set it to music and have a choir perform it. Do it in several different countries and compare the results.

http://www.complaintschoir.org/
Loving these. I like the Gabriola Island one.
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Old 17th Aug 2007, 1:12   #1012
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Here's a fun little site. I clearly need to get a life!
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Old 17th Aug 2007, 1:34   #1013
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Here's a fun little site. I clearly need to get a life!
This is me... well actually it is the wine speaking...

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Old 17th Aug 2007, 2:09   #1014
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Boomshine. Lock up your free time.

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Old 17th Aug 2007, 18:00   #1015
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Couple of new things here. Dafthands and a Mermaid.
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Old 19th Aug 2007, 2:49   #1016
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This just made me laugh:

http://www.b3ta.com/links/Fart_in_the_duck
(contains rude bits)

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Old 19th Aug 2007, 11:09   #1017
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It's been all over the tubes all week, but I've been on jury duty so haven't been palimping all that much. Anyway, just in case you've missed it...

Remember Keepon? That groovy little yellow robot who was designed to react to movement and sounds near him? It turned out that the easiest way to demonstrate his abilities was to just let him 'dance' to a tune, and his creators liked Spoon's I Turn My Camera On.

...And thus was a legend born. You can see and download the first Keepon dancing video in a variety of formats here.

Well anyway, Spoon must have done all right from the crossover (I bought their album as a result of seeing it) and they've gone and done a collaboration with Keepon again for their new music video! I challenge anyone not to grin whilst viewing.

I really want to meet that little yellow guy.
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Old 19th Aug 2007, 15:22   #1018
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Very cool! The first one is fantastic, I love it when he switches from funk to body popping... except he's much better than I am.
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I was intreagued by the Transformers review in which Noumenon explained how he used to like the toys so much that he felt compelled to reconstruct the things from Lego. Well, I recently dug our old lego out of Mum & Dad's attic, and we've turned its box into a makeshift coffee table. If anyone watches TV regularly without having lego to play with, well - you're missing out!

I mention this because my housemates and I have now been tinkering with this Lego for a few months, and we've even come up with some good creations. I made an impressive crane and slightly less impressive tank, Digger constructed a truly brilliant duck, and another housemate managed to 'do a Noumenon' and build a working transformer. It didn't stand up all that well, but all the joints were there - impressive stuff.

Inspired by Theo Jansen's Strandbeests, In the evenings of the past week or so I've created a walking machine, and got so obsessed that I even went out and purchased a motor so it could stroll across the room unaided. You can see it in action! (link to nasty flash video page. Link to better quicktime movie file)



Of course there were only so many musical backing tracks I could have used, and I eventually went with the excellent Spanish Flea as performed by the even more excellent George Garabedian Players and the Awful Trumpet of Harry Arms. I think it was Junkmonkey who first allerted me to their unique sound, and I cannot thank him enough.
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Brill - my daughter was alerted by the Spanish Flea music (which she loves) to race across the landing to watch and deems the Lego Machine "cute".
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