Friday, October 05, 2007

Downstreams: The Week's Weirdness Floats to the Surface

Video document of a performance of Fau Ferdinands and Gazira Babeli's "All n00bs are Sailors", performed by Fau Ferdinand in Second Life, 28th June 2007, for the PgUp exhibition

Księżyc-s.t. ,10" LP,1996+Nów,7" e.p.,1993,Poland
Unique ethereal avant ritual folk with female vocals, not to be missed by anyone interested in music of strange & exquisite beauty.Relesed by Poland's Obuh label. This is the finest you will hear.

Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light - Namkhai Norbu
"The book Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light was first inspired many years ago by a series of dreams I had of my teacher Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. It has now been well over a decade since the publication of the first edition of the book, and it has been officially translated into more than a dozen languages. It was also bootlegged in Russian before the fall of the communist Soviet Union, and distributed in diverse countries such as Turkey and Mongolia. In 2004 a second edition was published with material, which expands and deepens the first editions emphasis on specific exercises to develop awareness within the dream and sleep states."

Wire (mp3s)
Since their formation in London in 1976, the four members of Wire have maintained and advanced a musical project which treats the creative potential of a rock band as a fluid, amorphous medium. As removed from self-conscious intellectualism as they are from the inherent conservatism of much rock music, Wire employ their unique, endlessly restless and risk-taking creativity to question every aspect of songwriting, recording and performance. They delight and disturb in equal measure, troubleshooting the circuitry of perfect pop, or patrolling the limits of focused experimentalism. In terms of working together as Wire, the group's members disbanded in 1980, reformed in 1985, disbanded in 1992 and reformed for the second time in 2000. Such sabbaticals from their career as Wire have served to sharpen the group's edge and focus, updating the tactics with which they pursue this shared project.

Beard of Bees
Beard of Bees is an independent, free press in Chicago, Illinois. Beard of Bees is committed to publishing quality chapbooks by liberated poets from Anywhere. We do not discriminate against non-human or post-human artists. The following Beard of Bees publications are available for download in PDF format

The Konstrukt
We start with a very simple assumption - that SecondLife is far more than a game. It is rather a social construct, a new way for people to live and communicate, a drastically different environment to have fun, romance and make yourself known.
We get together people who have something to say, and are not afraid to make their voice heard. We work hard to make every issue unique. So don't forget to download your copy! After all, it's free, so what do you loose? 13982 readers can't be wrong.

Lumiere Vidoes
A lot of videos and some of them are good.

Finally does anyone see anything wrong with this image:

The U.S. Navy has decided to spend as much as $600,000 for landscaping and architectural modifications to obscure the fact that one its building complexes, the barracks at Coronado amphibious base, looks like a swastika from the air.L.A Times
I wonder if GoogleEarth has prompted the remodelling, as the barracks were built in the 1960's and nobody has done anything about it until now.

Enjoy the weekend! It's all we have between us and a slave society.

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