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Tomita – Snowflakes Are Dancing (1974)

Debussy’s “Clair De Lune (Bergamasque 3)” and “Arabesque No. 1” become ethereal cybernetic pieces from some past future ideal. Shifting and panning across the stereo spectrum, they sound full of hope, believing in the utopic notion of technology as a democratic agent of social progress and equity. Perhaps Moog would become the first machine ‘of loving grace’…

Dead Actors Society

Each Oscars ceremony always includes an ‘In Memoriam’ segment, paying tribute to those in the movie world who have passed away in that particular year. Rarely mentioned are those fringe-dwellers, those faces you recognise but can’t put a name to, those people who have never been invited to the world’s largest smugfest…

Have a Musical Christmas

This came out around the time I was getting into Low, which is cool because it has stayed one of my favourite albs/EPs of theirs. I actually noticed “Just Like Christmas” being used in an ad on TV the other day, and I thought: Oh well, it’s only taken people 12 years to wise up to what a great band they are, and what a great song it is. Better late than never, I suppose…

Time Capsule

Bit Rebels have posted office photographs snapped in the 1960s showing some seriously geeky nerds and their outdated hardware…view the pics here…

When You’re Strange (2010)

Doors fans will get a kick out of some juicy, never-before-seen footage of Morrison, as well as some nice information about the band in the studio. What we really needed was something a tad more substantial; Some talking heads discussing their memories of the time and their relationship with Jim and the band would have been priceless…

New Movie Themed T-Shirts

5 NEW T-Shirts added to Popcorn Classics: “The Crawling Eye“; “The Heroine“; “Youth Aflame“; “Dirty Girls With Guns“; and “Liberty Ape“.

When You’re Strange

Director Tom DiCillo’s new film – When You’re Strange – traces the legacy of The Doors, utilising previously unseen archival footage…watch the trailer here…

Parting Glance: Evelyn Hofer

Lens, the photojournalism blog of the New York Times, presents a brief retrospective of the work of Evelyn Hofer (1922 – 2009)…

The Monster Devouring Us

Even the men who created the internet are beginning to fear its power to destroy our freedom…read the article here…

Wild Things?

Do children actually like Maurice Sendak’s “Where The Wild Things Are”?…that is the question posed by writer Bruce Handy in his article for the New York Times…

Langley Parks: Soundscapes, Themes & Noise – free individual track download…

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