dreaming of a life after cubicles


Make the guitar solo face!
January 25, 2007, 3:16 pm
Filed under: music, streaming media

Videos of “20 greatest guitar solos”

Mark Frauenfelder: After reading Guitar World’s list of the top 100 guitar solos, CityRag found the top 20 on YouTube and compiled a list of links.

Link



Yacht Rock!
January 24, 2007, 1:18 pm
Filed under: mockumentary, music, streaming media

Nick (aka “Loose Stool”) from New Urban Transport (the place to buy a scooter in New Mexico) turned me on to this YouTube miniseries mockumentary about the smooth 70s stylings known as Yacht Rock. Freekin’ awesome. Thanks Stool



Star Wars space battle re-enacted with hands
January 23, 2007, 3:34 pm
Filed under: geek, sci fi, streaming media

Cory Doctorow: This fan-made re-enactment of the final space battle from the original Star Wars movie uses nothing but elaborately posed naked hands (the actors are wearing all black and are nearly invisible) that swoop, dive, shoot and dodge. It’s surprisingly effective — and incredibly creative. Link (via Neatorama)



Picasso Time Lapse
January 16, 2007, 11:33 am
Filed under: art, photography, streaming media

Mark Frauenfelder: Picture 5-18
This 1955 time-lapse video of the development of a Picasso painting is fascinating. (From the documentary The Mystery of Picasso) Link



Record album to deter burglars
January 11, 2007, 10:42 am
Filed under: retro, streaming media

David Pescovitz:  Dp 2007 01 Images 010 Img 1 WFMU has posted an MP3 of this fantastic 1972 record titled “Play It Safe! Vol. 4.” It’s 47 minutes of conversation between a couple that’s meant to be played when you’re away from home to make thieves think your place is occupied. The record originally came with a pack of twist-ties to rig up your phonograph to replay the record over and over.
Link (Thanks, Coop!)



50 greatest cartoons of all time – videos
December 27, 2006, 9:02 am
Filed under: cartoon, streaming media, video

Cityrag has linked up a listing of the 5o greatest cartoons of all time (as voted on by the animation industry). Enjoy!



Driving in India (WTF)
December 20, 2006, 4:00 pm
Filed under: streaming media, WTF

Where apparently, they have no right-of-way laws….