Archive for December, 2008

Multi-touch Controller

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One of my many audaciously hopeful New Years resolutions is to somehow get my hands on this, even if for a second. It’s a multi-touch, expressive music controller. We’ve seen similar sorts of thing before with the Kaoss Pad and Yamaha’s Tenori-on, but this interface seems to have a potential for expression that approaches traditional …

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Super Honorable Mention

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Super Honorable Mention

I was reminded by my good friend Scott tonight about an album, which when I had originally starting conceiving my top 10 for 2008, was totally a staple of the list. Somewhere along the road I left it out, which is a travesty. The Breeders’ Mountain Battles deserves a spot as much as any other …

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My Best Albums for 2008

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My Best Albums for 2008

In no real order (the top 10 is a vacuum). 10. Santogold – Santogold This is a solid record and very indicative of where I think pop music is going, which is toward a meaningful co-existence of hip-hop, rock, and R&B without the stink of novelty. I was working in a restaurant with some pretty …

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How Portland Feels Right Now

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How Portland Feels Right Now

Click for larger image. About Wefeelfine.org: Since August 2005, We Feel Fine has been harvesting human feelings from a large number of weblogs. Every few minutes, the system searches the world’s newly posted blog entries for occurrences of the phrases “I feel” and “I am feeling”. When it finds such a phrase, it records the …

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Filmed By Bike Festival Hiring Intern

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Filmed By Bike Festival Hiring Intern

From Craigslist: The Seventh Annual Filmed by Bike is a festival of bike-themed short independent movies from around the world. The festival takes places every April in Portland, Oregon. Intern will work closely with the Festival Director and Promotion Assistant to present another great festival with thousands of moviegoers. This is a very fun position …

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A Delightful Young Christmas

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My friends Delightful Young Man, always keen to the Christmas spirit, have made this heart warming Christmas music video called Christmas Circa 78: Last year’s video: It’s Always Christmas When You’re Dead www.delightfulyoungman.com DYM on Myspace Related Posts:Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) presents The 2011 NutcrackerDTR RecommendsDirty Limericks About Washington TownsTrees and Doughnuts for a Good …

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The Shoe Hurling Other

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Hitting someone with a shoe is a deep insult in the Arab world, signifying that the person being struck is as low as the dirt underneath the sole of a shoe. Compounding the insult were Mr. Zaidi’s words as he hurled his footwear at President Bush: “This is a gift from the Iraqis; this is …

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