President Obama performed one of his most memorable and positive presidential actions today by vetoing the proposed bill to implement the Keystone XL pipeline from the Alberta Tar Sands to the Gulf of Mexico. This is all great news, but there are still many battles looming in the near future. One of the most pressing and dangerous of these, is the current move by coal companies of the Powder River Basin (a large coal producing area occupying parts of Montana,Wyoming and […]
Originally inspired by mirages and other types of natural phenomena like the twinkling of stars at night where the density of gas (as well as liquid), scientists in the 1860s devised an optical technique called Schlieren photography (the German word for ‘streak’) to isolate distorted light rays from factors such as heat, chemical reaction, and force. Here is a hi-speed photo of a woman shooting a rifle in a Schlieren optical setup (a diagram for the setup can be found […]
If you want to see one of the greatest music videos ever put together, look no freakin further than the masterwork below. Back in 2010, the talented British electronic music producer Erol Alkan collaborated with a German producer by the moniker Boys Noize and they popped out this audio gem. A hyper-classy video production by the name of El Niño (check out samples of their work here) got called in to create a music video for the superb electronica sounds – […]
With the potential of a wee bit of El Niño (el niñito ;}) action this winter for Southern/Central Utah,some turns in the Bryce Canyon area could be a distinct possibility. Check out the Provo brothers, rip up some red country in a carefully planned excursion to Bryce back in March of 2010. RADDDDDD. Neil and Ian Provo are two awesome adventurers who make up the Provo Brothers. Check out their sites for more risky exploits! After this is potential advertisers: Pay […]
The story of the Landfill Harmonic Orchestra is one of the most inspiring tales of resourcefulness and transcendence one might ever hear and see. The people of Cateura, Paraguay create beautiful sound out of what most anyone would consider trash.Be sure to check out their website and keep an eye out for screening tours in the near future.
Hurtling at speeds close to 40,000 mph ( aka 11 miles per second !!), the Voyager spacecrafts are in their 37th year of space travel. Acting as a $422 million dollar ‘bottle’/vessel, the Voyager space vehicles have a very special interstellar message as their cargo. Packed within a small hold aboard both Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 are golden LP size records with a stylus / needle to play them with (pictured above). Included on the gold-plated copper records are […]
George Evelyn (more commonly known as Nightmares on Wax (aka DJ EASE)) has been producing audio treats for a quarter-century now. Simply put: he is toooo legit, and he certainly ain’t about to quit. June 17th he’ll be dropping a box set of his favorite selections from the past 25 years (click here to view it on amazon), and it’s sure to please. From his latest relase back in 2013 here is a super feel good, laid-back jam, entitled “Be, […]
Boneface is styling…..period. He continues his already highly successful run in 2014 with a few more ultra-detailed, hyper-saturated works that possess a certain outré retro/comic aesthetic. Boneface’s unrivaled conceptualization & execution appealed to the band Queens of The Stone Age, who contracted Boneface to animate a 15 minute chunk of their new album (‘Like clockwork’). Boneface obliged and produced a doom-laden and darkly gruesome multi-character mini-odyssey to visually experience 5 tracks of the new album – you can check the […]
Holy ba-jeezus. Wearing only boots goggles and avalanche beacons, skiers and boarders in this video are closer to the snow than may be comfortable. This segment from Sweetgrass Productions latest ski epic ‘Valhalla’ is one of the more impressive bits of human will-power in the sporting realm you’ll see. BONUS SEGMENT! Below you will find the segment of Jungle skiing that was shot in the rainforest near Mt.Baker in the spring/summer of 2013. WOW.