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Monday, January 30, 2006

Arctic Monkeys Sell Thousands on First Day

Arctic Monkeys Sell Thousands on First Day
LONDON - The Arctic Monkeys sold almost 120,000 copies of their debut album in a single day, and it may become one of the year's top-sellers, retailers said.
The British band shot from obscurity to fame in a matter of months, thanks partly to savvy use of the Internet to market their music to fans.
A stream of adulatory media articles followed, and the group's debut singles, "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" and "When the Sun Goes Down," both topped the British singles chart.
The band's album, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not," sold 118,501 copies within 24 hours of its release Monday, more than the rest of the top 20 album chart combined. If sales hold up, it will become Britain's fastest-selling debut, surpassing the 306,631 copies sold by Hear'Say's "Popstars" in 2001.
Phil Penman, head of music for retailer HMV, said Tuesday the Monkeys were "well on their way to having the first million-selling album of 2006."
Formed in 2003, the quartet from Sheffield in northern England signed last year to Domino, the independent record label that is home to Scots rockers Franz Ferdinand.

From Yahoo! news

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Tarantino freak out

Tarantino freak out
Originally uploaded by flylife.

Quentin Tarentino has been using his time off from directing to hone the art of "Advanced Freak-out"

Just rented Detroit 9000 arguably the cheesiest of his now defunct cult DVD distribution effort "Rolling Thunder" - a Miramax imprint.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Why no pinch?

Honda Element Commercial-no pinch
http://www.boardsmag.com/screeningroom/commercials/1993/ (Quicktime .mov 30sec)
The Honda Element compares notes with various members of the animal kingdom.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

The Secret Lives of Sushi

rumored to be part of the all new Morgan Waters Show on CBC

First the short: http://www.cbc.ca/mapleshorts/films/1/42.wmv

Now the party: Thur. Jan26th2006 at Magic Pony-694 Queen W.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Fwd: those monkeys you like

Courtesy of pandasays.com
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mr. Grimm <grimmx>
Date: Jan 18, 2006 12:31 AM
Subject: those monkeys you like
To: "Press Record"

Tue 03/21/06 Arctic Monkeys Phoenix Concert Theatre


Friday, January 13, 2006

2 about sound.

Before we begin.
1. We'll be at Paupers if you need us.
2. Where the hell is the screwdriver!

Hunt the Wumpus
If anyone reading had a TI-994a computer as a kid.....ok...I had a TI-994a Texas Instruments Computer as a kid. One of my fave games, other than Parsec was the loosely strategic game, Hunt the Wumpus. Just as entertaining as the gameplay, was the brainmelting audio accompanyment in full frequency like 5 tone MIDI sound.
Admittedly I havent waded fully into this page, but the concept melts orchestration of the score and live action gameplay in one.
Looky here : http://david.jensenius.org/?p=16
from we-make-money-not-art

Breathers http://breather.labbs.net/wiki/
From the Breathers page: Breather is a solar-powered electronic device made from a solar panel, a small circuit, and a speaker. Put into a container and attached to a south-facing wall it converts solar light into chirping sounds
In short a solar cell and a speaker: that emits chirpy noises.
Theres this weird attempt to create this counter-culture vibe on the site. Going so far as to mention that they are operating on hopping IP ranges or some such impossibility.
Found doing a google on IPv6 for a trainee.
also on we-make-money-not-art ->which lead me to the wumpus thing above.
I love the internets.
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