Friday, December 17, 2010

Don Van Vliet is Dead

Don Van Vliet died today. I found the music of his band Captain Beefheart when I was about 19 years old in 1989. It was a shock at first. I found it difficult to align the broad strokes and viscous warbles with what I had been taught to believe was music before then. As I and my friends embarked out on our own version of bush bohemianism we took Beefheart with us. Like medallions for skinny warriors of sacred sound Beefheart really took you somewhere else. Removed you from the dull surrounds of suburban resignation and armed you with a jeweled psychedelic shell. We became beautiful minds in the land described to us by Beefheart. His art shall live on forever. His genius was a pure thing.

Ice Cream for Crow by Captain Beefheart

Delicious is Dead

I started using in 2004. I have over 10000 bookmarks on the site. Today it seems to be clear judging by the wildfire rumor on the net that delicious is done for. I am sad about this but it has happened before that a valued web app has died for no other reason than the company that owns it did not develop it according to the potential that it actually afforded.

I have signed up to Pinboard and my entire collection of bookmarks is uploading as we speak. I wanted to post them here but could not due to the 1MB restriction on the page.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wikileaks as (Matrix) Breaker

Wikileaks as Matrix Breaker from jim on Vimeo.

Julian 'Breaker' Assange

In prison cell I sadly sit,
A d__d crest-fallen chappie!
And own to you I feel a bit-
A little bit - unhappy!

It really ain't the place nor time
To reel off rhyming diction -
But yet we'll write a final rhyme
Whilst waiting cru-ci-fixion!

No matter what "end" they decide -
Quick-lime or "b'iling ile," sir?
We'll do our best when crucified
To finish off in style, sir!

Butchered to make a Dutchman's Holiday by Harry Breaker Morant (1902)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Media Places / Virtual Worlds

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Virtual Identities

Part of a series of interviews we made for a film that was presented at Educa 2010 today.