ruff linkage 201219

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

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Noah Cover of Sexy and I know it – you sooo know it

The Hipster Hunt – “This video attempts to de-code the hipster for the clueless foreigner, like Lorena. In this piece, she invites viewers along for the journey as she hunts for the meaning of the term “hipster.” This quirky piece takes viewers around the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn”

R.I.P. Adam Yauch: Some Beastie Boys Cuts You May Have Missed – “With that, I’d like to give a huge R.I.P. to Yauch, and in honor of the Boys, I present some cuts you may have missed:” some real gems in this list.

ProxTube Unblocks US-Only YouTube Videos for International Users – “Chrome/Firefox: Non-US users know the pain of having services blocked from them pretty well, and YouTube is no exception. If you’re tired of stumbling on videos you can’t watch, ProxTube will fix the problem by unblocking all US-only videos for anyone to see.”

Because – Cyriak – “So I found a stupid photo of my face and decided to make a video out of it. Why? Just because.”

Gabriel Royal – On Again Off Again – “at the Metropolitan Ave. G station in Brooklyn, NY on April 25th, 2012.”

Man Fights Goose, With Lightsaber – “just added some effects to make it a little more interesting.”

The Forger: Master of the funky found-footage video beat-mix – “Nearly a year ago, someone called The Forger—who we’re thinking is a composite character of videographer Ben Stokes and rhythm master Jack Dangers, both of Meat Beat Manifesto—started releasing beat videos that looped, sampled, layered and scratched up found footage of subjects both unknown and iconic.”

How To Avoid Facial Recognition – or ‘YOU GOTTA FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO PAAARTY (anonymously!!) by Kyle McDonald & Aram Bartholl Berlin 2012

Allo Allo {Deux Américains à Paris} – “Robert Kolodny and Bennett Elliott, took the train to Paris for a week of couchsurfing and wonder. Accompanied by their filmmaker friends from Mexico Rodrigo Quintero and Marissa Bolaños they explore all of the idiosyncratic magic of Paris”

Tribute to Adam Yauch: MCA’s opening lines from every Beastie Boys song – MCA Supercut


I am Steve Albini, ask me anything : IAmA – “I have been in bands since 1979 and making records since 1981. I own the recording studio Electrical Audio. I also play poker and write an occasional cooking blog. I’ll be answering questions from about 3pm – 6pm EDT.”

Buying DVDs just got worse thanks to obnoxious new anti-piracy warnings (pirating movies remains unchanged) – “Now when you buy a DVD, you’ll get twice as many unskippable anti-piracy warnings, including one with a Homeland Security Investigations “special agent” badge next to the FBI badge, as well as a screen telling you that “digital theft harms the economy” and inviting you to visit a taxpayer-funded website that parrots a bunch of unsubstantiated lobbynomics numbers that the MPAA pulled out of its ass.”

Hotel installs bicycle-powered television – “Guests in the “Standing Hat” room at Cottage Lodge in the village of Brockenhurst, can now keep fit, watch their favourite programmes, and do their bit for the environment using the novel device. The room also features low-energy lighting, solar panels and a wood-burning stove to produce hot water, and a low-flow toilet and shower to reduce water use.”

Franziska Nyffeler 09-05-2012 – “emmental meets NYC”

Sorrel recipes | Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall – “Easy, delicious and verstatile – there’s a reason sorrel is a true spring great”

Wordless Web – a bookmarklet to make all the words dissappear from a website

RIP Maurice Sendak – “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”

Panic, panic, panic: the Ninja Tune story – “So we thought: we’ll go back to what we know we can do, which is to make odd music [laughs]. And started Ninja” interview with Jon More and Peter Quicke

The honeybees are still dying – “In many cases, bee mortality appears to be the product of many interacting factors, but there is a growing consensus that the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor plays the role of the major predisposing liability. We argue that the fight against this mite should be a priority for future honeybee health research.”

Marina Abramovic’s Performance Art Center Will Feature Sleep Chairs On Wheels – … “will feature auditoriums for long-duration performances, and specially-designed reclining massage chairs to fall asleep in. The chairs will be on wheels, and, as Abramovic envisions it, each audience member will have their own personal attendant who will roll any sleepers out of the room into a special nap area. “When you arrive,” Abramovic tells the Times, “you have to sign a contract that you will stay a minimum of six hours.””

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