I picked up my first six of DC Brau last night. Pretty good! The Public is a little stronger than the beers I usually keep in the fridge, but it’s a nice drink. I recommend.
All posts for the month April, 2011
Posted by Gillies on April 30, 2011
I don’t listen to bands that are just like us. I listen to all kinds of music. Most musicians are like that. They keep an open mind when they hear something they think is cool, whether it’s their thing stylistically or not.
Posted by Gillies on April 29, 2011
When the enterprise launches in Israel later this year, drivers should be able to travel anywhere in the country in cars with a battery range of 100 miles (160 km). If they set off from Tel Aviv to the Red Sea, a journey of 200 miles (320 km), they will be able to pull into a Better Place station along the highway and exchange their low battery for a fully charged one. The process should take about five minutes. Otherwise, the car can recharge overnight via a plug that snaps into the little door above the rear wheel where gas would go if the car burned gas.
Posted by Gillies on April 28, 2011
I can feel the juices starting to flow ahead of June 11. The other day, in the car, driving to and from the Guitar Center, this tune hooked.
Posted by Gillies on April 27, 2011
Posted by Gillies on April 26, 2011
Below is from an interview with Bruce Dickinson, posted at his website. I have no idea how old this is, but I got a kick out of it.
Does that ‘no regrets’ attitude apply to the rest of your career?
Yeah. You have to look at decisions you’ve made and learn from them. I don’t think you can go back re-vamping your past, or regretting it. Only if you’ve hurt others by what you’ve done. But as long as it’s your own career that’s been potentially damaged, it’s all a learning experience.
Posted by Gillies on April 25, 2011
Holy Kaw! flagged this last week, and then it popped up again on Daily Kos. Too good not to post.
Posted by Gillies on April 24, 2011
An interesting exhibition now at the National Gallery of Art:
The exhibition is centered around Paik’s video sculpture One Candle, Candle Projection (1988-2000). Each morning a candle is lit and a video camera follows its progress, casting its flickering, magnified, processed image onto the walls in myriad projections. It is a central work in Paik’s oeuvre for its simultaneous embrace of media overload and Zen simplicity, participation and contemplation. By turns steady as a rock and flickering in the air currents stirred by visitors, the flame is stillness in motion, a paradox magnified by its reproduction on the walls.
Two other “closed-circuit” works share the same dramatically darkened main gallery: Standing Buddha with Outstretched Hand (2005), and Three Eggs (1975–1982). In the former, a bronze Buddha “watches” its own image. In the latter, a video camera fixed on an egg sends the image to a portable TV while an identical TV (minus its picture tube) presents an identical but real egg: the result is both a Platonic reflection on levels of reality and a closed-circuit image of time passing, or standing still.
Posted by Gillies on April 23, 2011
Taken by NASA Goddard Photo and Video http://www.flickr.com/photos/24662369@N07/5269062390
Posted by Gillies on April 22, 2011
Courtesy of the White House Spring Garden Tour pamphlet:
In the 1820s, John Quincy Adams formally established a White House gardening program. It is said he liked to dig in the flowerbeds early in the morning, and claimed to have planted over a thousand plants during his tenure.
Posted by Gillies on April 21, 2011