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The Frog (1908) In this section of the site we bring you curated collections of images, books, audio and film, shining a light on curiosities and wonders from a wide range of online archives.

The Frog (1908)

With a leaning toward the surprising, the strange, and the beautiful, we hope to provide an ever-growing cabinet of curiosities for the digital age, a kind of hyperlinked Wunderkammer – an archive of materials which truly celebrates the breadth and variety of our shared cultural commons and the minds that have made it. Some of our most popular posts include visions of the future from late 19th century France, a dictionary of Victorian slang and a film showing the very talented “hand-farting” farmer of Michigan. With each post including links back to the original source we encourage you to explore these wonderful online sources for yourself. Check out our Sources page to see where we find the content. Flight of the Conchords: Aimless, and That’s O.K. “Working at our own pace is not one of our strengths,” he said.

Flight of the Conchords: Aimless, and That’s O.K.

“Louis C.K. goes off and makes something. We wouldn’t get ’round to it.” This summer they have been trying out tunes about partying as tepid, timid grown-ups; a duet that imagines Mr. Clement and Mr. McKenzie as a dysfunctional father and son; and a country-western ballad about a mean-tempered hombre who meets his doppelgänger. There are no immediate plans to record the new numbers for an album. With a laugh, he added: “Even doing this interview, I was like, ‘Why are we doing an interview?’” From the outset, when they met as students at Victoria University of Wellington and performed in a variety of comedy groups, Mr. When Flight of the Conchords broke through in the early 2000s, at events like the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the (now defunct) U.S.

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Classical Music. American. Visual Art. Musical Instruments-Unique Unusual Odd Strange Weird Experimental Rare Wacky Musical Instruments Gallery sound clips,photos. Music for Writing I The Phantom Music. Derek. REQUIEM. Smithsonian Digitizes & Lets You Download 40,000 Works of Asian and American Art. Art lovers who visit my hometown of Washington, DC have an almost embarrassing wealth of opportunities to view art collections classical, Baroque, Renaissance, modern, postmodern, and otherwise through the Smithsonian’s network of museums.

Smithsonian Digitizes & Lets You Download 40,000 Works of Asian and American Art

From the East and West Wings of the National Gallery, to the Hirshhorn, with its wondrous sculpture garden, to the American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery—I’ll admit, it can be a little overwhelming, and far too much to take in during a weekend jaunt, especially if you’ve got restless family in tow. (One can’t, after all, miss the Natural History or Air and Space Museums… or, you know… those monuments.) In all the bustle of a DC vacation, however, one collection tends to get overlooked, and it is one of my personal favorites—the Freer and Sackler Galleries, which house the Smithsonian’s unique collection of Asian art, including the James McNeill Whistler-decorated Peacock Room. (See his “Harmony in Blue and Gold” above.) via Kottke Related Content: Prospector Gadget. Creating Duncanville’s Olden Year Musical Museum.

Prospector Gadget

One Tuesday morning last fall, ninety-year-old lumber magnate Homer DeFord waited in a cramped, dim room in Duncanville for his associate, Rick Wilkins, to arrive with a package. Decades ago, the room had been his office. Today, the windows are boarded shut, and the building is dwarfed by the sprawling warehouses and storage yards that make up the modern headquarters of DeFord Lumber Company.

There are nicer spaces on the premises, but Homer, a round man with wisps of white hair, likes the room where his empire was born. He also likes it because it’s crammed with his stuff, his beloved machines, many of which are older than he is. He didn’t always have the funds for his hobby. In 1975 he answered a newspaper classified ad from “The Gramophone Man.”

Homer is the only boss Rick has known since then. When Rick finally entered the room, Homer shifted in his chair. In 2011, the year he turned 89, Homer realized he was getting old.