Root Blog - frequent drool Saturday December 19, 7pm Microscope is very pleased to welcome San Francisco-based artist Paul Clipson back to the gallery for an evening of new and recent Super 8 and 16mm film – screened in their original formats – presented with Mono No Aware. The program of works made over the past three years includes films in which “aspects of memory, dreams and recordings of the everyday are juxtaposed with densely layered, in-camera edited studies of figurative and abstract environments vast and small, all within a flowing formal and thematic experimental aesthetic that encourages unplanned-for results.” The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Paul Clipson. $8 admission Total running time: 60 minutes
29 Wonderfully Cute And Quirky Japanese Mascots What can you say about Japan that hasn't already been said? As a nation they are obsessed with colourful characters, Manga comics & anything that's even slightly left of centre. Which goes a long way into explaining the existence of these Japanese mascots. Designed to represent national parks, suburbs, airports, TV stations, popular streets, historical landmarks and even cities themselves. Each has their own unique story and whilst they are at times incredibly cute, they're also utterly random & ridiculous in equal amounts. Here's 29 of the best, if you want to have you photo with them or meet them in person we've included where you'll be able to find them!
7 Alternatives to Pandora and Last.FM Whether you are annoyed by the ads on Pandora, the limited number of skips, or the abyss of cruel 30-second song teasers from Last.FM, many online listeners are growing weary of mainstream methods of hearing new music. While the Pandora algorithm is strong, and the Last.FM related artists tool is pretty useful, don’t fool yourself in to thinking that there aren’t other great ways to expose yourself to new music in the depths of cyberspace. Here are 7 alternatives to Pandora and Last.FM that will infuse your day with an uninterrupted stream of music that large record companies haven’t managed to squash under their thumbs yet. StumbleAudio
Zasshiko As most of you have noticed things have been pretty slow lately on Zasshiko. A few months ago my computer started to act up and it had to be sent back for repairs. After much waiting and delay it was finally returned to me however the problem still persisted and it had to be sent back. This cycle kept on happening and today is the third time my poor computer is sent back to "hospital". NOISEY Hamilton Leithauser Ventures New with 'Black Hours' The Walkmen frontman carries his past with him on his solo project. DJ Technics and DJ Ayres Discuss the Past and Future of Baltimore Club Bmore's dance legacy, discussed. Get Your Sticks Out and Check Out The Percussive New Video by Man Forever Man Forever - The Clear Realization from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo. You may know Kid Millions as the percussionist behind experimental mainstays Oneida, but his solo project Man Forever Coachella 2014 The Hottest Alt-Bros at Coachella "Wait, is your cum gluten-free?" Interviews An Elaquent Interview With The Guelph Producer The Guelph beat musician discussed Soundcloud as the modern equivalent of crate digging, and predicting the next big thing by looking backwards. Premieres Trip the Hell Out in the New Video for "Evil Voices" from the Faint Somebody get a strobe light.
songs you taught me If you are a new angler one of the first challenges, before you ever get out on the water, is learning the terminology and what equipment you will need for the type of fishing you want to do. Fishing tackle is the term for everything fishing related, from reels,lines, floats, rods, baits & lures to nets, waders and tackle boxes. The selections and differences are massive, and knowing what you need, and even what is what, can be overwhelming to a new angler. Terminal tackle is the type of fishing tackle that is attached to the end of your fishing line and includes leaders, swivels, sinkers, floats and snaps.
When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person Kelsey scans the wall of T-shirts in Five Below, one of the few stores to qualify as “quirky” in this conservative part of western Michigan. “Let’s Have a Party,” a shirt reads, near displays of body glitter and $5 leggings. “Warning: Prone to Shenanigans,” reads another, and after less than a minute, it’s clear the store doesn’t have what Kelsey is looking for, because no place ever does, at least not around here. “I think I might have to make you a gay shirt,” Kelsey’s friend Kahri offers as they walk out of the store. “Or not a gay shirt, but — you know.”