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Bodie Ghost Town

Bodie State Historic Park is a California gold-mining ghost town with over 170 buildings which are protected in a “state of arrested decay”…

Lockheed Camo

The photos show the lengths the US Army Corps of Engineers went to during the 1940s to disguise the Lockheed Aircraft Plant in Burbank, California. The amazing pictures clearly show camoflage netting stretched across the massive plant, giving the appearance from the air of a rural community…

10 Most Magnificent Trees

Neatorama has just published a post on the 10 Most Magnificent Trees in the World…have a look at the cool photos here…

Rolling Stones

Something weird is happening in California’s Death Valley…Rocks are moving by themselves (it seems) leaving trails through the desert sand and puzzling scientists in the process…Read more…

Scientists Make Paralyzed Rats Walk Again…

Scientists Make Paralyzed Rats Walk Again After Spinal Cord Injury…Read the article at Signs Of The Times

Celer – Capri (2009)

Celer: Will Long and Danielle Baquet-Long. A husband and wife duo based in Southern California, who made some of the most moving ambient music I’ve ever heard. They were straight up there on high rotation with my other ambient heroes like: Brian Eno, Harold Budd, Steve Roach, Thomas Köner, William Basinski, to the modern standard bearers like: Fennesz, Stars of the Lid, Windy & Carl, Grouper etc etc…

Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See (1993) • William Orbit – Hello Waveforms (2006) • Grace Jones – Nightclubbing (1981)

Mazzy Star are one of those bands that have a shadowy little corner of music history all to themselves. I imagine they’re still recruiting fans with their slow, sexy, scuzzed-up sound. They were never a popular band as such, but they were a serious cult band. And those bands just keep growing in status long after their official life is over. They were a little bit Velvet Underground, a little bit country, a little bit bluesy, a little bit folkie, a little bit gothic, a little bit psychedelic…

No Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

Last week, the Orange County online news service – www.ocregister.com – posted an image of the end of a rainbow. This rarely-seen sight was captured by one Jason Erdkamp, a resident of Lake Forest, as he was driving in northeast Orange County in Southern California. Unfortunately for Mr Erdkamp, there was no pot of gold lying on the highway…

dEUS – Worse Case Scenario (1994) • Pocahaunted – Island Diamonds (2008) • Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygène (1976)

Deus should have been HUGE. Three or four years before Radiohead achieved legendary status with OK Computer and came to define the (somewhat clunky) term Meta-Rock, Deus produced this, their debut album, which was already pointing the way forward. Post-punk, post-rock, post-grunge, art-rock, no one really knew what to call it, but it sure was good. The Belgian band had obviously absorbed the soft/loud Pixies thing; the viola drone of The Velvet Underground; the greasy gravelly personas of Tom Waits…

“Two Year Walk” – Book Review by Manz…

Two Year Walk is a book of black & white photography by Deryke Cardenaz. Whilst some people may feel that a great photograph must have the subject in focus and all elements lit to show every detail, Deryke understands the value of creating mood!!…

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

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