Archive for the ‘history’ Category



September 28, 2009


Originally uploaded by unfrostedpoptart


Just stopping by…

May 15, 2009

…to indicate a couple of sites, one for fans of old-time/country blues/folky stuff, and another for fans of the punk/new wave/no wave/post punk interphase.


The Tone Generation podcast on synths in jazz.

January 7, 2009

Over here.  Very interesting, includes Bernard Parmegiani playing jazz and Paul Bley playing synth.

NB- the BP link is not his own, but he also has this slow-loading, audio-laden site in French.


Dinosaurs in the Civil War

November 12, 2008

dinosaurkingdomphoto by Robert Kimberly

Dinosaur Kingdom
It’s 1863 and Union soldiers have discovered a hidden valley filled with dinosaurs. Now the Yankees plan to use the dinos as weapons of mass destruction against the South.

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American Hardcore (Sony release, still news to me).

November 10, 2008

American Hardcore (loud siezure inducing Flash intro at link, see also Wikipedia ) is a documentary about Wuziristani TV jingles, which hardly breaks new ground or offers new perspective but does have good interviews, most remarkably with several members of Bad Brains including H.R.  Also, big points for acknowledging the existence of the Big Boys.  And you can watch it on YouTube (direct YT link, natch).  Dig also the book.


Rideable Jules Verne-inspired robots.

August 26, 2008

Les Machines de l’ile: Official site (in French), Wikipedia,  two Flickr sets 1, 2.

My runaway favorite is the crab larva.



Pre-war amplifiers.

July 22, 2008

High quality vintange gear pi-omega-rho-nu over here, including schematics.

Thanks for the hot tip, John.