Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This clip will really only "open up" to you if you were a child in Finland during 1970s and 1980s, and your parents allowed you to watch television at all...
Here's the original in case you have forgotten it:
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
About time... In my opinion Spotify's biggest challenge in user experience has been the lack of social aspects: what others are listening to, what they like an so on. Really looking forward to this update.
Friday, April 23, 2010
"Author and activist Jack Herer died Thursday in Eugene, Ore. The 70-year-old activist was in ill health following a heart attack he experienced after leaving the Hempstalk festival stage in Portland last fall.
Herer, pictured in 1996, was a longtime marijuana activist and the author of the landmark book "The Emperor Wears No Clothes: The Authoritative Historical Record of Cannabis and the Conspiracy Against Marijuana." By 2004, it had been through 16 printings and published more than 600,000 copies. In 2004, the L.A. Times wrote:
Today, Herer is widely credited with launching the modern hemp movement, a persistent campaign by an eclectic coalition of environmentalists, legislators, rights activists, farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs and others to end the maligned plant's banishment and tap its potential as a natural resource. ...
When Jack Herer began his quest to emancipate hemp, he just assumed that everyone would find the essential facts about the plant's qualities so compelling that the battle would be won in six months -- two years, tops. That was 29 years ago.
One of the many people intrigued by Herer's book was Dave West, a Midwest plant breeder with a doctorate in breeding and genetics. His curiosity about hemp had already been piqued by something he witnessed in the mid-1980s as he toiled one sweltering day in a Wisconsin cornfield. A helicopter suddenly appeared low in the sky, then hovered over an adjacent field while several men rappelled to the ground. It was a drug-enforcement operation going after wild marijuana. "Which, as a plant breeder and as somebody who grew up in Wisconsin, I knew was preposterous," West recalls. "I knew this was feral hemp and nobody wanted it, and that's why it was growing as a weed out there and nobody was picking it."
Herer, known to some as "the Hemperor," posted half of "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" online."
Article from here.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Der Spiegel Reports:
"The European Union trademarks authority has permitted a German firm to register the brand name "Fucking Hell" for a new beer, much to the irritation of the Austrian village of Fucking.
In English, the term "Fucking Hell" is just an expletive used to express irritation or surprise. In German, it could refer to a light ale from Fucking in Upper Austria, because "Hell" is a term for light ale in southern Germany and Austria. The problem is that Fucking has no brewery, and the town's mayor, Franz Meindl, is not aware of any plans to build one there.
The Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union said in a statement that it had rejected a complaint that the trade mark "Fucking Hell" was upsetting, accusatory and derogatory.
"The word combination claimed contains no semantic indication that could refer to a certain person or group of persons. Nor does it incite a particular act. It cannot even be understood as an instruction that the reader should go to hell," the Office said in its statement."
Thanks for the heads-up Giac.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
White Lines and The Fever - Clip from Lincoln Leopard Films on Vimeo.
"The story of Junebug's double-life as a DJ and drug dealer. Recalling the Bronx in the early 1980's, this documentary explores the old-school days of hip-hop and the dangerous underworld at the legendary Disco Fever. Never-before-seen footage and interviews with Kurtis Blow, DJ Hollywood and Sal Abbatiello tell the tragic story of one of the greatest DJ's ever. Based on Mark Skillz' "When The Fever Was The Mecca," published in Wax Poetics.
Featuring: DJ Hollywood, Kurtis Blow, Disco Bee, Sal Abbatiello, Sweet Gee, Vernice and Nydrin Barnes."
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Friday, April 09, 2010
I know i have already mentioned this awesome short film Tocar La Gorda by my bro, fiilin.com. But since the film contains the soon-to-be-officially-released Kriton classic "Torcha!", i'm gonna mention it again.
The film will be presented in FIC Móstoles Shortfilm Festival in Madrid the saturday the 17th of April. Next weekend that is. So if you're in Madrid, go and catch that flick. My bro and Henri, who plays the starring role (also, the most awesomest dude i the world, ever. But not the guy in that picture above..) will be there to make waves. GO SEE THAT FILM!
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Who ever knew that the danish could make music this good? Nah, only kidding. But this latest single by Serena-Maneesh is ridiculously good (even though their new album is pretty uncompromsing pile of metallic shogaze noise...). Just like they swallowed Isn't Anything-era My Bloody valentine and vomited this perfect pop-song.
And also, their bass player is maybe the coolest looking human being ever.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Talk about product placement... Well jamaicans have always loved their Clarks since the Rude Boy days, so it's quite obvious.
The classic Clarks are classic, but I must admit that the new offering is a bit too wide and they have a lot of healhty-comfy shoes that don't fit me...