Endless Parade of Excellence

Friday, October 28, 2005
A couple of shows (in Toronto) coming up. I'm doing visuals with Pau Torres and Mike Hansen on Oct 30 as part of Dougal Bichan's Bitchin' nite at the Oasis club. The next day, (Halloween!) I'm back with Methuselah at the Rex. Sally McKay wrote some nice things about the last one. Tell your friends,and come on out.

Saturday, October 22, 2005
"The Phonograph Makers' Pages are intended as a meeting ground and a source of inspiration for all makers of modern phonographs, i.e. cylinder players that give an electric output. What I am trying to do on these pages is to present different attempts at solving this technological challenge, with images and descriptions."
(via del.icio.us/eleon )

The Memnon Competition: a contest to build a solar thermal musical instrument. There should be a bonus prize for a memnonium that sounds like this.
(Thanks, Stefan!)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005
WASFTBOTS: Bone-Eating Snot-Flowers.
(Thanks, Ron!)

Sunday, October 16, 2005
This can't be true, can it?
(via MeFi)

Thursday, October 13, 2005
Not all flaky fish food comes in a can.
(via things magazine)

Tuesday, October 11, 2005
"It is desirable that animals for machine gun packsaddlery purposes should be carefully selected. Those with abnormally broad hips, or with the points of the hips very prominent, should not be chosen."

From The Vickers Machine Gun.
(Thanks Jon and Kat!)

Monday, October 10, 2005

If you're in Toronto tonight, Monday, Oct 10, I'll be doing some slide projections to the music of Methuselah at the Rex Hotel, starting at about 6:30. Not the usual Rex fare- I'm sure we'll baffle a few people. Should be fun.

Saturday, October 08, 2005
I'm back from a trip to Algonquin Park. I'ts been a while since I've been able to use my Svea 123, since it's now forbidden to fly with one, I can only use it close to home. I hate the butane cartidge stoves, even if they are quieter and safer. (Lots of other nice camp stoves here. )