Archive for the ‘Cool’ Category

Saturday Matinee – 5/4 Time Variations

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Here’s Dave Brubeck‘s partially discordant cool jazz classic “Take Five” in 5/4 time (also known as quintuple time, i.e, five beats per measure, quarter note gets the beat: 1-2-3-1-2, 1-2-3-1-2, etc.). Here’s an interesting take:

Sachal Studios, Lahore, Pakistan, with sitar and that boingy drum thingy.

Another famous song in 5/4 is Lalo Schifrin‘s “The Theme To Mission Impossible.” Here’s a bizarre version that wavers between 5/4 and 4/4, by Kua Etnika.

Sting‘s “Seven Days” is in 5/4, too, as if you cared, and Zappa’s former drummer Vinnie Colaiuta explains it here.

Ginger Baker’s Air Force also cranked 5/4 in 1970 with “Do What You Like,” and it included a self-indulgent in-your-face mandatory drum solo (dissected by Marky Ramone).

That should hold you for a tad. Have a great weekend folks, and we’ll be back in a jiffy.

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The .Gif Friday Post No.356 – Automotive Oinks, Extreme Cat Yoga & Goat Head Spin

Friday, 21 November 2014

Nose Itch
Extreme Yoga
Goat Head
[Found here, here and here. I doubt a live goat could do that, and the 2nd link is NSFW, NSFK.]

I only had one imaginary friend. Lil’ dude’s got three.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Three Imaginary Friends

How Washington D.C. politics work.

[Found here.]

“No Bit-O-Honeys Next Time, K?”

Monday, 17 November 2014

Raccoon Halloween

Excellent costume. [Found here.]

Compact Living

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Compact Living

[Found here, via here. Nice legs btw.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.355 – Dog Pwn WIN, Cat Pwn FAIL & Methane Addicts

Friday, 14 November 2014

Magic Trick for DogsCat Snow Pwn FAILMethane Addicts

[Found here, here and here. Unjitterfied the 1st & 2nd ones.]

Welcome To The Cool Zone.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Welcome To The Cool Zone

Been there. It was cool.

[More abandoned amusement park stuff here. Related post here.]

Summer to Winter in 4 Hours.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Summer to Winter in Four Hours

Boulder Colorado 10 November 2014.

[Found here.]

Hot Links – Now With 10% Less MSG

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Robert Goddard Patent 1914

A happy dog in a pile of leaves [via].

Dog puzzle.

What a hurricane sounds like: Hurricane Ike 2008 [via].

“Hey, yinz. Stillers ain’t jagoffs. We gotcha tear-bull talls, yah.”  This long linguistic analysis of Pittsburghese is missing one thing: audio examples of the dialect [via].

It’s also come to my attention that the Pittsburgh “yinzer” accent was voted the most annoying dialect in the Nation, and I disagree. The New York accent that pronounces the word “all” as “ohl” is worse than the Southern California accent (made famous in Zappa’s “Valley Girl“) that inflects statements into questions?

Shipwrecks.

Amazing wood carving.

Sparkling bat poop [via].

Robert Goddard’s 1914 Patent for a liquid-fueled rocket. Consider that in 1914 we barely knew how to design airplanes. In those days, the fuel gauge was a pocket watch hung on a nail.
[Top image from here.]

The Saturday Matinee – ANIJAM, Tommy Pederson & Frank Leightner, John Prine & Iris Dement

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Anijam” was a 1984 animation experiment created by Marv Newland, and appeared in the movie/video series “Animation Celebration.” No plot, just an exercise in surreal animation focused on an odd character named “Foska.” (Watch for some early computer animation sequences.)

ANIJAM was created by 22 animators, each doing a different sequence. The first drawing of each sequence is the last drawing of the previous sequence. The animators did not know what action came before, or went after their own sequence. The animators were free to create any animation that they wished. They were required to begin and end their sequence with Foska.”

So where do we go after that level of bizarre? How ’bout this:

The Flight of The Bumble Bee” [ca. 1900] on trombone is VERY tough to do. I could barely double-tongue on trumpet (dugga-dugga), or triple-tongue (dugga-ta-dugga-ta-dugga) but that guy was quadruple tonguing (dugga-dugga-dugga-dugga) on a trombone at high speed. Spike Jones’ band was awesome.

John Prine & Iris Dement at Sessions at West 54th (full concert) February 2014 [via]. The only thing I have against John Prine is/are his forced rhymes, but his voice and songwriting makes up for it. After all, it’s a Big ‘Ol Goofy World.

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow for more fun.


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