Good Grief (definitely one for J-Walk that)
Big banjo - kangaroo gut too.
Why can't I get a control unit for my central heating that I can talk to over wifi? Not a room thermostat, the actual programming unit.
Poker face (via mefi)
Everyone is linking to Priori Acute today but it is worth it.
I am entirely mystified by all the stuff about NBC and shows on the net. Who is this Conan guy anyway? I watched a clip that someone posted and there was this guy reading from a prompter jokes that he had not seen before (he kept laughing, though god knows they weren't funny) in front of a crowd of what I take to be werewolves from all the howling that was going on. Leno is the one with the chin isn't he? Craig Ferguson used to be a rather poor stand up in the UK going by the name Bing Hitler. Weird.
Hmmm - skill
A Grisman version of Minor Swing that I don't seem to have heard before! Lovely stuff. I'm sure it is incredibly uncool to like this tune as much as I do, but I don't care : it seems to have some kind of magic in that I really have never heard what I would describe as a bad version of it. Really must learn it myself (though that might produce the bad version!)
What a load of pretentious nonsense - any good oats, water, a little salt and of course a spurtle, that's all you need. Bottled water to make porridge? For goodness sake!
I missed hearing about this at the time. I commented to Mrs Rivets how incomprehensible the words of carols are when we are at the carol singing that happens in our village.
Harry Reser - check out all those coonskin coats!
Gene Sheldon - lovely sounding 4-string and the knee mute part in the middle is fantastic.
DJ Earworm does it again for 2009 - putting this kind of thing together takes such skill.
This mashup is rather fine.
This made me laugh a lot for some reason - NSFW language
Watching J-TV via Keyhole.6.30 in the morning there. Some kind of 3-legged race but involving about 20 children strapped together. One lot falls over and are utterly disgraced and behave like it is the end of everything. Very strange. Then there are the adverts.
A bluegrass day today on the music front. Lot's of good stuff - Fred Geiger, "I've found a new baby" on at the moment - excellent stuff, one of the better banjo players around.
Hmmm (via neatorama)
Keyhole TV - live Japanese TV and Radio
There is a ridiculous amount of spam e-mail around at the moment. Running at about 10 spam to 1 sensible at the moment (and that is after filtering). Is it because it is the start of the month or because it is xmas?
Good grief (via geekologie)
Rotating Kitchen (via Gromblog)
Pictory (no, not cameronian images)
Stupidity (The documentary)
Interesting (via neatorama)
Sugru - you will want this.
Hmmm - check out 50s in
I just saw a news item on the web referring to the polce raiding "bogus workers". Is this a new term for "illegal immigrant" because if it isn't most of us are in trouble.
I really must finish playing with the css for this page. Or maybe I should just go retro and put up an under construction sign.
This is fun (in a strange way)
This is everywhere but it is very good.
Ridiculous skill (via the Daily Jive)
As I've said before - a backbeat, narrow and hard to master. We have constructed pyramids in the honour of our escaping. Good stuff, the WASP.
Read the kanji - very good!!!! The only problem is that I can't work out how to enter the little tsu that indicates a pause. That and the fact I don't know many of the the characters.
Christian side hug.........
Gorgeous - I'd buy one but I can't be bothered typing in my details at the moment.
They are quite right - big name stars just don't do this
Under Beijing (via gromblog)
Another Nickel - interesting stuff
I just heard that Geordie Hunter - a fine Newcastle singer - died last week of swine flu. He had MS and his immune system could not cope. Very sad. Sing a few verses of the Kielder Hunt in his memory or perhaps the Old fisherman's farewell to the Coquet.
Rather fine - I can only understand 1 word in 5 though.
Bubble - interesting
Useful - meteor estimator
Wow (via Gizmodo)
Odd, I think
Some of these are very good, others,meh (The Steve Miller one is my favourite)
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I won't glorify the ridiculous new name for Jt James Park by even mentioning it. But the nufc forums will be worth reading tonight I bet.
Oooh, I thought they were going to land an air ambulance on the new platform right on a line with my window, but no, they've landed in the park.
Watch this video and note where the guy emphasises the family orientation and fun over the two guys blasting away with machine guns.....
Denim - alterationist?????
That being said feel free to insert a rant about the Americanisation and commercialisation of halloween at this point.
Barking (cache of now deleted page)
Machinarium - fun if you like this kind of thing. I don't particularly it turns out - not enough patience.
Reduction Pills (could offend I suppose)
Dunston Rocket - it probably needs to go but I will miss it. (Like the Get Carter car park)
Why not a game called Folk Band - you could have all kidns if interesting controllers : an Irish chanter where you got more points for cranning and things like that.
H or V (I got 17/20)
Wave. Not google
Now, I though that I kept fairly in touch with what was going on on the web, certainly more than most people, but I went and had a look at this list of what apps "VIPs" had on their iPhones and I thought "who the hell are these people?". Sure, I recognise a couple of names, but the rest, not a clue. By what definition are they VIPs?
Peg Leg Bates (via HW)
Amazing cane work - imagine how hard these guys practised to get it that slick
Acrobatic Tap - mad skillz.
This one via Metafilter. Just great.
EP and Buddy Rich - insanely complicated and acrobatic. And some really mean spirited comments in true youtube fashion
More EP - so good
Just had a great weekend in the Lake District - glorious day on Saturday, went up Wetherlam, but managed to come down the wrong way so ended up walking rather further than we meant to... Went Fellini's for dinner afterwards - highly recommended, do go if you are in Ambleside and want a great veggie meal.
Excellent - I want one of those stylophone beatboxes
the Slo-mo bullets thing that everyone has been linking to is very clever but it really could do with a good edit - it gets quite dull quite quickly.....
Mrs Rivets went down to the kitchen this morning to find that the cat had brought in a fish! Pigeons, rabbits, mice, yes, but never a fish before. A fresh, ungutted fish (partially eaten of course by the cat) Very odd indeed.
oil rocks (no, not oil rocks!)
Miles Aldridge - NSFW warning
Ploughed my way to the end of Colin Bateman's Mystery Man and am now entirely perplexed by the ending. Not a clue what is meant to have happened. (There are some funny bits bit in it but overall really not worth effort - it certainly isn't hilarious)
RJ - weird and creepy
Odd, very odd (I just found this in my in box, sorry Ian!)
No sign of any invites over at google wave so I may not have been allocated any. I will let y'all know if any do come through.
I haven't checked yet but I suspect I will have Google Wave invitations if anyone is desperate for one.
Does anyone recall where the *third* Giant Steps visualisation is on the net? Not the
Meyer Levy one, not the youtube one - this one was a key centre visualisation done in flash. I can't find it anywhere.
We spent two hours working on Giant Steps tonight so my brain is going da da deee da da. da da DA........
Wonderful - Japanese is a great language for proper Pop Music. I have no idea what this is about of course.
BTW I am sure that I have posted that rap impersonator video before but nobody but me seems to have noticed.
Food - you've seen this before but not as a video
This is great - he is note perfect on all those guys
Concert Hands website - it does seem to be a real product, JW
Concert Hands - not jazz hands
Spade Cooley - something oddly creepy about this.
Dating sites are getting more specialised - rather coyly advertised on TV. (OK, I know there are lots of speciakised dating sites, but this one seems to be a bordering on fetish - the TV ad makes no particular mention of the military singles aspect)
I meant to post this yesterday. Graydon reminded me. Thanks. It's excellent
Trumpers - don't sell beard shampoo though
I do like Chuck Klosterman, but I also have to say that I can't get excited about all this Beatles stuff, particularly the later records which I have never really liked. I do like the early stuff, probably because it is all embedded in my brain from being played so much during my childhood. But I'd rather listen to Chet Baker.
Haven't quite got my head round RSScloud yet