Archive for the ‘music’ Category

For Whom the Smell Tolls

Monday, September 21st, 2009

I noticed some similarities between my baby daughter's name, and the name of a famous band. And so this was born: If the logo survives the vetting process, Spreadshirt will put one of these in the mail to me shortly: \m/

links for 2009-03-06: Pile o’ toys

Friday, March 6th, 2009

table {width: 400px;} img { border: none;} td {padding-bottom: 1em;} This impressive augmented reality demo from GE inserts computer-generated 3D objects into live video. First, watch the short video. Then, try it yourself. Israeli musician "Kutiman" took a big pile of seemingly random YouTube video clips and used them as instruments ...

links for 2008-10-30

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

MTV Music - huge archive of linkable and embeddable music videos. Finally! MTV does something music-related! Roanoke Robotics Society and Club - We actually have a Robotics club in little ol' Roanoke? Very surprising! In fact, they are hosting a robotics competition event at our science museum ...

Creative computing: Pushing eyecandy around

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Back in 1993, during freshman year of college, my friend Brian McEntire introduced me to the "demoscene", which is, at its best, a group of extremely highly skilled (and often very young) computer sound/video programmers who specialize in creating dazzling presentations that run in real-time on computers. Demoscene folks ...

The art of unnecessary censorship

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

You've heard that Iggy Pop song, "Lust for Life", right? Well, the new Yahoo Lyrics service thinks that your poor little impressionable mind is not ready to be exposed to such deviancy: I think we can all tell Yahoo Lyrics to **** off.

I think he blew my mind.

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Geekery, as revealed by an instant messaging exchange with Josh: josh: You know what's better than Dune? josh: Iron Maiden. josh: You know what's better than Iron Maiden? josh: Iron Maiden having a song about Dune.

Blips and Bleeps

Friday, December 1st, 2006

When I was a kid, I spent a fair amount of time recording songs off the radio. That was back in the cassette tape days, when the only music piracy you could enjoy was whatever you could rip off the airwaves onto your hissy little boom boxes. The ...

Beauty of math and music

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

I love this math/music toy that Jeremy told me about: The "Whitney music box". "A flash animation showing the relationship between chromatics, harmonics, and even primes and non-primes." ... "A musical realization of the motion graphics of John Whitney as described in his book "digital harmony" Be sure you try the other ...


Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

To celebrate National Day Of Slayer (today is 06/06/06), check out the novelty lounge version of Slayer's song "War Ensemble" amid this medley of samples from Richard's Cheese's album "I'd Like A Virgin". Also noteworthy is the haunting Tori Amos version of Raining Blood.

Ultimately, EVERYBODY just wants to makes music.

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Remember 80s movie staple Rick Moranis? You loved him in Ghostbusters. And Little Shop of Horrors. And the Honey, I Shrunk the Everything series of flicks. Well fast-forward a bit from the 80s (a VERY long bit, come to think of it) and you'll find that he's released ...