Now that’s interesting. I didn’t realize that “free” and “download” were illegal terms. Especially since Lady Gaga and her manager have both expressed interest in giving away her music for free. It seems that the RIAA’s real complaint is that the end result of the searches still points people to some sites that offer infringing works. But that’s a totally different complaint. Google could censor the words “free” and “download” and within hours people involved in infringement would come up with alternative words…
Art groups, (or individual artists),1 giant room. Complete a 1,500 sq ft. installation. Alluding to the rhythms of MC Escher’s tessellations, the modern street-art themed mix-up, and, yes, probably vampires; using the burgeoning art scene in Minneapolis as a platform for a new world language. . . Silent auction. Music provided by Butcher’s Bag. It Will Rock.
On January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake struck Haiti, reducing much of its capital to rubble. It was the worst earthquake in the region in more than 200 years, with as many as 50,000 feared dead. The devastation has created serious obstacles to those attempting to deliver promised foreign aid.. Thousands of bodies fill the streets and as many men, women and children are now experiencing day two of no food / water or medical help.
This man endured 10 years of solitary confinement – I can’t even begin to wrap my mind around that experience.
“From May 1980 to May 1990, nuclear scientist Hussain Al-Shahristani — Iraq’s current oil minister — was thrown in solitary confinement and subjected to torture. Last month, in a revelational and deeply personal interview, Al-Shahristani spoke to The BBC about the experience.
Inspired by the moving story, Swiss filmmaker and animator Mato Atom created a brilliant new campaign for BBC World Service, capturing in abstract form and minimal narration the devastating reality of solitary confinement.”
Heading over to the 33 gallery this Saturday to check out another MPLS Deth Crew event.. there’s a theme to this one – favorite horror films (monsters) and some of the genre’s greats, including Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, and Alfred Hitchcock (gods)..
* the 33 gallery is in a weird spot but it’s well worth finding (map) as these MDC events are always a good time
Zack Kinsey | Deuce 7 | Alex Kuno | Matt Kolling | Miss Kitty | Chris Krapohl | Nate Vincent Szklarski | Rudy Fig | Erika Lommen | Maggie DeWitt | Jen Wenmark | Nicolas Caesar | Matthew Jenkins | Cassandra Schorn | Erin Sayer | Charlie Mendez
Well.. who knows what finally prompted Apple to give Amidio Inc the green light but they have – and you can now buy the world’s first DJ app for iPhone / iPod touch – Touch DJ ($19.99). Now you can essentially go anywhere with no equipment in tow and no headphones and play dj.
I started sneaking into the Uptown when I was 15 to see the bands i loved play insane sets so close their sweat was dropping on you… it was the first (and last) bar i ever got carried out of, the first (and last) place I started a fist fight, the place where I met and fell in love with my first real lover and one of my very favorite places to work.
Although I stopped hanging out there a long time ago, I still feel sad tonight.
As I get older and feel a little bit more like a “grown up” each year, I’ve started to get this nagging feeling that I should be donating to .. something. Volunteering sounds cool but probably isn’t going to happen anytime soon, since I’m busy as hell. Instead I’m gonna skip a few lattes this week and donate to a group in our community.. found this site that lets you easily donate to nonprofits in MN – Check out the Soo Visual Arts Center page..
Danish alternative rock / experimental dream pop band MEW are holding contests to fill their opening slot at gigs in these cities : Boston, Philly, New York ,Chicago, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Pretty cool.. just go to the contest site, select your city & enter your band name / # of members / link to myspace page.
If you have any interest in future tech and/or are a SciFi Geek – drop whatever you’re doing and bow to this TED Talk. This demonstration of the holy grail of tech toys – the 6th Sense – is freaking awesome. Though the final consumer-perfect version is years off, the technology itself will be released as OPEN SOURCE “in a matter of months” and the geeks will be able to throw a working version (such as the one shown in this video) for around $300.
Auto Tune it the audio editing software that makes vocals sound robotic – you’ve heard it – yeah, it’s awesome. Watching this video (hilarious) convinced me to go to iTunes and grab the “I Am T-Pain” auto tune iphone app which makes me a huge dork but is also fun as hell.
BTW – the photographer from this post’s photo, Daniel Boud, is a fantastic live music photographer, who has been in SPIN, Rolling Stone, NME, Vanity Fair, etc.. He has a ton of concert sets on flickr, including White Lies, Wolfmother, etc.. check them out here.
He also wrote a great overview of everything an aspiring live music photographer might want to know for Digital Photographer magazine.. read that here.