Katrina

Update:

Update: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin says to feds, “Get off your asses”:

Update: Google scheduled time on some recent fly-overs to photograph the flooding damage. Google Maps now has a ‘Katrina’ tab as a view option when you’re navigating inside the area covered.

Joanna Newsom

From what I’ve read, people either love or hate Joanna Newsom. She just started singing a few years ago (you’ll understand once you hear), but how she accepts and uses her fragile voice is part of her charm. Each time I listen I appreciate her more – and she’s a classicaly trained harpist, what more is there to say?

Her newest album, The Milk-Eyed Mender has some great tracks: I especially like This Side of the Blue; “En Gallop”; and Peach, Plum, Pear.

She also performs with other groups: The Pleased, and recently, a pairing with Hella drummer Zach Hill and Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier in a self-titled album: Nervous Cop.

Update:

Joanna Newsom

From what I’ve read, people either love or hate Joanna Newsom. She just started singing a few years ago (you’ll understand once you hear), but how she accepts and uses her fragile voice is part of her charm. Each time I listen I appreciate her more — and she’s a classicaly trained harpist, what more is there to say?

Her newest album, The Milk-Eyed Mender has some great tracks: I especially like This Side of the Blue; “En Gallop”; and Peach, Plum, Pear.

She also performs with other groups: The Pleased, and recently, a pairing with Hella drummer Zach Hill and Deerhoof‘s Greg Saunier in a self-titled album: Nervous Cop.

Update:

Singin’ In The Rain

I know this is [sarcasm]so early-2005[/sarcasm], but it showed up on del.icio.us again this week, and I just want to make sure it’s been seen. By Marshall Street Editors in London, it’s an advertisement for the new VW Golf featuring Gene Kelly (or at least his face via a little computer animation).

Update: Paul Irish from aurgasm fills us in on the the music behind this video: credit goes to DJs Chris Baker and Neil Claxton of Mint Royale. As of my writing, “Singin’ In The Rain”, from their album See You In The Morning, sits at #32 on the UK top 40. Check out their work and watch the promo to the original track with even more wicked dancing:

Singin’ In The Rain

I know this is [sarcasm]so early-2005[/sarcasm], but it showed up on del.icio.us again this week, and I just want to make sure it’s been seen. By Marshall Street Editors in London, it’s an advertisement for the new VW Golf featuring Gene Kelly (or at least his face via a little computer animation).

Update: Paul Irish from aurgasm fills us in on the the music behind this video: credit goes to DJs Chris Baker and Neil Claxton of Mint Royale. As of my writing, “Singin’ In The Rain”, from their album See You In The Morning, sits at #32 on the UK top 40. Check out their work and watch the promo to the original track with even more wicked dancing:

DNA11

“DNA11 creates unique DNA portraits through an extraordinary combination of science and art. The process begins with the DNA being collected using a patented, non-invasive technique: depositing your saliva into a tube. This sample is then sent to our highly secure, certified laboratory, where the DNA is extracted to create a unique genetic fingerprint, using a technique that takes advantage of the variation that occurs among the DNA sequence of every individual. (…)

A special camera captures the image which is then digitally enhanced, cropped, color adjusted, adding colors and filter effects.

Each piece is carefully processed to ensure the highest level of quality, and is then printed as a Giclee fine art piece. The art is made using high quality acid free polyester-cotton canvas, using pigmented inks designed to resist fading. It is then sealed with a non-yellowing protective varnish to further prolong the print life.

Each piece is then visually inspected and signed in the back by the artists at DNA 11, ensuring authenticity. The result is a high-end piece of art that can never be replicated, and is as unique as you are – no two pieces will ever be the same. When asked "who is the artist?” the answer is simple: you are. We take your life code and create a one-of-a-kind art piece, but the uniqueness is yours alone.“

(dna11.com)

DNA11

“DNA11 creates unique DNA portraits through an extraordinary combination of science and art. The process begins with the DNA being collected using a patented, non-invasive technique: depositing your saliva into a tube. This sample is then sent to our highly secure, certified laboratory, where the DNA is extracted to create a unique genetic fingerprint, using a technique that takes advantage of the variation that occurs among the DNA sequence of every individual. (…)

A special camera captures the image which is then digitally enhanced, cropped, color adjusted, adding colors and filter effects.

Each piece is carefully processed to ensure the highest level of quality, and is then printed as a Giclee fine art piece. The art is made using high quality acid free polyester-cotton canvas, using pigmented inks designed to resist fading. It is then sealed with a non-yellowing protective varnish to further prolong the print life.

Each piece is then visually inspected and signed in the back by the artists at DNA 11, ensuring authenticity. The result is a high-end piece of art that can never be replicated, and is as unique as you are – no two pieces will ever be the same. When asked “who is the artist?” the answer is simple: you are. We take your life code and create a one-of-a-kind art piece, but the uniqueness is yours alone.”

(dna11.com)

What Barry Says

This site (really) isn’t going to become a soapbox of any kind, but it’s hard to turn away from something that tickles your frontal and parietal lobes simultaneously with concise logic (in response to apathy concerning the anti-war movement) and clever motion design (won best animation in last year’s Brooklyn International Film Festival). Directed and produced by Knife-Party (a.k.a. Simon Robson) with a monolgue by Barry McNamara: some interesting food for thought and eye candy for dessert…