Thursday

It rained yesterday and through the night. Much needed and very welcome. This morning I took a walk, passing through clouds of strong scents of pine and dirt, and took a few photos (more can be seen in the photoblog):


The High-Tech Future of Travel – Popwuping
I’m not a skeptic but for me getting lost is part of the fun and the point of travel.

Agreed! Being lost is how I discovered the most interesting places!

Filip Dujardin Digital Art Photography | TrendLand
Somewhere in between reality and fantasy lie the the photographic collages of imaginary buildings made from Filip’s copy & past photoshop skills.

John Pawson speaks about plain rooms (YouTube)

Somebody who calls himself “liebert4evr” is mixing Guns and Nouveau Flamenco – I have such interesting fans!

Cute Lego video called Build Anything (Vimeo)

Marginal Revolution: Guess who is lobbying against marijuana legalization?
Seems pretty logical to me.

Time Magazine article on William Gibson and Zero History – which I am already re-reading. In fact I am currently switching back and forth between ZH and Pattern Recognition.

Speaking of ZH, here is that Air Penguin he wrote about. Beautiful, quicksilvery, and German.

Dictaphone Parcel (Vimeo) – I am with Music of Sound – no way they actually sent a $4,000 Nagra through the mail like that. Cool video though.

Welcome to the creepiness of social networking:

How I became a Foursquare cyberstalker | Technology | The Guardian
Louise is a complete stranger. Until 10 minutes ago when I discovered she was located within a mile of me, I didn’t even know of her existence. But equipped only with a smartphone and an increasingly popular social networking application called Foursquare, I have located her to within just a few square metres, accessed her Twitter account and conducted multiple cross-referenced Google searches using the personal details I have already managed to accrue about her from her online presence. In the short time it has taken me to walk to this pub in central London, I probably know more about her than if I’d spent an hour talking to her face-to-face. She doesn’t know it yet, but Louise is about to meet her new digital stalker.

Thanks for the link, Guy. I am even starting to use email less and less. Instead I am exchanging documents, text files, via DropBox.

Tadao Ando’s Yumebutai & Water Temple (a set on Flickr)

Wednesday

A new sport?

Something to ponder

Watch and get angry:
Waiting for Superman (YouTube Trailer)
Interview with the Director (YouTube)

Octoberfest 2010 – the casualties (Life Magazine Slideshow)

The plastic bottle battle – the French way:

Marginal Revolution: The culture that is France

In the latest in a series of unusual efforts to make Paris green, the city is now offering residents free sparkling water to try to wean Parisians not from red wine, but from overconsumption of plastic bottles.

It comes from a water fountain and the idea already has been tested in Italy:

“We chill the water between 6 and 8 degrees Celsius,” said Philippe Burguière, the spokesman for Eau de Paris, “and then we inject carbon dioxide into regular tap water to make the bubbles thin and tasty.”

Nice post by Copenhagenize

Harvest Moon in Berlin

MI6 ‘used bodily fluids as invisible ink’ – Telegraph

How a Remington typewriter was made in 1935 (YouTube)

Buchstabenmuseum in Berlin

Salt Peanuts (YouTube)

Tuesday

Revenge and Glass Harp and Chocolate Bunny (Vimeo)

And, from the same team, How do I explain it to my parents? Documentary serie in which 5 abstract artists explain to their mom and dad what their work is all about. I love the small grey room in which they talk.

Very interesting, and beautiful bike frame.

Solo Concerts in November
Nov 11 – New York NY – Blue Note
Nov 12 – New York NY – Blue Note
Nov 13 – New York NY – Blue Note
Nov 14 – New York NY – Blue Note
Nov 24 – San Diego CA – Anthology
Nov 26 – San Francisco CA – Razz Room
Nov 27 – San Francisco CA – Razz Room
Nov 28 – San Francisco CA – Razz Room

‘Master of blue jeans’ holds key to fashion riddle – Yahoo! News
But unlike the finery worn by the upper classes, the clothes of the peasant classes were used until shredded through, leaving no trace.

Isn’t that how one should live one’s life. Until it is shredded through, leaving no trace?

Solo in November

Solo Concerts in November
Nov 11 – New York NY – Blue Note
Nov 12 – New York NY – Blue Note
Nov 13 – New York NY – Blue Note
Nov 14 – New York NY – Blue Note
Nov 24 – San Diego CA – Anthology
Nov 26 – San Francisco CA – Razz Room
Nov 27 – San Francisco CA – Razz Room
Nov 28 – San Francisco CA – Razz Room

Concert cancelled

Due to a situation beyond our control, the benefit concert at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque, on September 30th, has been cancelled. UNM/Popejoy will issue refunds.