May 22, 2017

The history of Glam Rock

A short Noisy doc: Under the Influence - How Glam Rock Got Us From David Bowie to Lil Uzi Vert.

"After Woodstock and before Punk, Glam Rock reimagined the Rock ’n Roll experience as outlandish fantasy. By becoming objects of art themselves, Glam’s performers defined rock stardom as self-invention, stripping away common notions of identity, gender, and sexuality.

As David Bowie and the pillars of London Glam - The Sweet, Mott the Hoople, Slade, and T. Rex - dominated the pop charts, America’s Glam movement manifested in the form of Iggy Pop, New York Dolls, and The Velvet Underground; giving birth to a durable Rock ’n Roll aesthetic template to be embraced or rejected for decades to come.

Under The Influence shows how Glam Rock’s legacy helped give us Disco, Goth, Hair Metal, Prince, KISS, REM, Twin Shadow, Lady Gaga, filmmaker Todd Haynes, LGBT rights, platform boots, and a generation of young artists in the developing world reimagining life as art."

May 17, 2017

The process of aging

A talk with three photographers who are photographing the process of aging. Paddy Summerfield, Lydia Goldblatt and Sarker Protick.

Read and view the whole story here.

May 12, 2017

Finally Indonesia & South Korea worked together - new song by Rich Chigga & Keith Ape 'Gospel'

'Gospel' by Rich Chigga, Keith Ape & XXXTentacion, produced by Ronny J.

Originally pasta was macaroni and you ate it with your hands

From the 17th to the 19th century eating spaghetti with your hands was a street spectacle in Naples, the macaroni eaters.

Read the story here.

XLR8R Podcast 489: Samuel Rohrer

Over 1 hour and 1/2 very nice music by Samuel Rohrer.

The Tesla Solar Roof order page went live

Elon Musk announced 2 days ago that the Tesla Solar Roof order page went live, and he thinks it's awesome. I think so too.

And no, not only in the US, also in Europe, Middle East et cetera. Pick your country, pick your tile, pick your credit card.


New work by Banksy in Dover

A workman removing one of the European stars, symbolic for Brexit.

It was already values at US $ 1 million. I wonder if the vandal who put 'The Clash' on it added or deducted dollars from this value.

Does Banksy see this as vandalism?! Oeh, how deep.


Who would have expected a link between petanque and kissing Fanny

I didn't. But there is. And it's a very nice story you can read here.

"Fanny was a waitress at a local café in the Savoie region or Lyon– no one seems to agree. Watching the men playing pétanque (or boules) one day, she declared that she would allow any man who lost 13-0 in pétanque, to kiss her on the cheek.

As it happened, it the mayor of the local village was the one to embarrassingly not obtain a single point during his game. Fanny wasn’t fond of the mayor because of an earlier discretion. A woman’s scorn? Instead of offering her cheek, she offered quite a different cheek indeed." ...

Nothing is nowhere - Now I'm sad ... and confused

History of the entire world ... that's confusing.

Awh!!! Poor kitty cat

The only thing I can think of is: Why?!


Black on black playing cards

I'm not a card player but I would like to have this deck of cards: Day of the Dead Edition by Gent Supply Co, available on Amazon.

Amandla Stenberg 'Let My Baby Stay'

Nice song

Baby Tofu is very very very cute

People who know me very well know that in my opinion baby's are overrated. But Baby Tofu?! I fell in love instantly. Half baby, half Tofu. And very cheap.

Who is going to save this beautiful Chateau?

Chateau du Duc d'Epernon lies 27 miles outside of Paris and needs to be saved. And I agree. It must have been beautiful in the past.

Click here to check how to save it.

Why didn't I think of it! - SolarGaps

People are stupid ☺. It took someone this long to invent it: Solar panel window blinds - SolarGaps. I hope they get cheaper soon.

They offer a 3-in-1 solution:
1) They provide shade for your home or office.
2) They can be used to protect your window during storms.
3) They provide you with solar energy to power your appliances.


May 10, 2017

The Lister Knobbly continuation - Yes, I can drive this

Wow! I'm speechless. The Britisch Lister Knobbly. What a car, what a beauty. The shape, the expression! It's a replica build with the original plans from the '50s but with modern manufacturing processes.

Check out their website.