Friday, October 19, 2007

Friday Downstreams (the moving image)

A week of accomplishment passes like the winds. Lots of interaction and writing for me this week. On the media front lots of videos- shall we begin. Media I have picked up this week includes:

A lot of what is mentioned on the title page I am not familar with but it does feature an article on Jennifer Gentle (if you have not heard their live album, The Cage with Makoto Kawabata on Silly Boy records, I recomend it). From the site:

There are so many music/entertainment websites that copy one another, scrambling so fast to “discover” or present something new to the world. And just because you get there first, it doesn’t really make you an explorer. We did poke a stars and stripes into the moon, but we could always see it. We knew it was there. It wasn’t new. We can always come along and say we did, saw, heard something first, but we’re never right. What Daytrotter is attempting to do is to not kid around with you and tell you that we found something that you never knew existed. We are going to contribute to the musical landscape, not just toss it around like a used book or a stolen pick-up line. We’re going to give you something that you truly have never heard.

FLCL (all episodes strung together - 2 hr 16 min 57 sec.)
FLCL is an anime OVA series co-produced by Gainax and Production I.G.. The series was created and directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki, and written by Yōji Enokido.

Furi Kuri follows Naota Nandaba, a twelve-year-old boy living in the fictional Japanese suburb of Mabase. The industrial town houses the Medical Mechanica building, the reason for Haruko Haruhara's visit to the usually quiet suburb.

Naota's life is confined to going to school and living with his father and grandfather. The usually tranquil life in Mabase in interrupted with the arrival of Haruko Haruhara, who burst on the scene by running Naota over with her Vespa motor scooter and hitting him on the head with a Rickenbacker bass guitar. Later, Naota finds Haruko working in his house as a live-in maid.

Haruko's search for Atomsk puts her at odds with Medical Mechanica. At the same time, Naota is being watched by Commander Amarao. The Commander believes Haruko is in love with Atomsk and Medical Mechanica is out to conquer the galaxy. The fortuitous circumstances get Naota involved in a three way battle between Haruko, Amarao and Medical Mechanica.

Popper's List
BBC PBS UKTV Discovery Channel History Channel A&E TLC Great Documentaries
An ocean of Documentaries: Roman History, English & British History, Egyptian History, World War II Documentaries, Favorite Series & Hosts, Other Documentaries and Drama.

TV Links
Welcome to TV Links, for your viewing pleasure we have compiled various links from the latest to some long forgotten TV shows, classics, films, documentaries and much more. How much does this cost you? Nothing, its all Free of charge! Please sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

Grey Lodge Review #17
I may have featured this before but twice may be enough to read it all:
Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti By Maya Deren,Disinformation TV The old disinfo streaming video/audio collection,Titicut Follies By Frederick Wiseman, HWY
An American Pastoral By Jim Morrison, The Cut-Ups By Antony Balch with William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin, The Glass Bead Game (Magister Ludi) By Hermann Hesse (zipped - rtf), Codex Seraphinianus , Hallucinatory Encyclopedia By Peter Schwenger, The Code Book on CD-ROM By Simon Singh, A Most Unusual Cast of Characters
By Allen H. Greenfield (zipped - doc), Brave New World By Aldous Huxley (pdf), Brave New World Revisited By Aldous Huxley (zipped - rtf), The Three Impostors
By Arthur Machen (zipped - html/pdf), No Exit By Jean-Paul Sartre (zipped - html), Un Chant D'Amour By Jean Genet.


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