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Archive for May, 2008

Crosby, Stills, Nash: Suite Judy Blue Eyes

Posted by Anne on May 31st, 2008

A highlight at Woodstock (1969) was the performance of “Judy Blue Eyes” by the choirboys themselves, penned by Steven Stills for beautiful Judy Collins – the classic break-up song. At the end of this live performance Stills admitted, “This is only the second time we’ve ever played in front of people, man. We’re scared shitless.” […]

Animating girls

Posted by Anne on May 27th, 2008

Two very different scenes – street theater and pixels – and yet somehow they are mirror worlds inhabited by the same kinds of dreams. We love puppets of all kinds, don’t we, especially those who seem to really come alive when we pull the strings. Who’s controlling whom? A little creepy (unheimlich) and wierd – […]

Moodling through

Posted by Anne on May 26th, 2008

It’s been a year and a half now since I first started thinking about online learning.

NYT TimesMachine: History for everyone

Posted by Anne on May 24th, 2008

Thanks to Lesekreis for the tip: The New York Times has opened its vaults and put its historic issues online:

Tinariwen, Justin Adams, Juldeh Camara

Posted by Anne on May 23rd, 2008

Tinariwen is a band from Mali whose music has become “the soundtrack for a whole generation of exiled Touareg youth, living a hand-to-mouth existence in exile in Algeria and Libya.” Their signature sound comes from transposing traditional Touareg melodies on the electric guitar and mixing in blues, rock, pop, berber and arabic sounds. They have […]

Miller auditions

Posted by Anne on May 23rd, 2008

“Selling yourself” is extremely embarrassing and humiliating, right? This poor bear sure thinks so. See the Miller Audition ad by Spike Jonze (spoofing the Budweiser ads that used animals). If you’re “just” interviewing for a job, hey, at least you’re not auditioning as an animal actor.

Art is…

Posted by Anne on May 20th, 2008

For laughs: Aardman of Creature Comforts collects comments on art from the artistes and connaisseurs on the street. As he has his Hawaiian chameleon say, “If you can bring laughter into this world, that’s a form of art.”