Links for 1/13/17

Redistribution and how responsively the two lines are connected.

The World Wealth and Income Database: data and visualizations from 110 researchers in 70 countries

Source: The World Wealth and Income Database: data and visualizations from 110 researchers in 70 countries / Boing Boing


 

Fraternal Order of Moai – F.O.M. sends annual donation to the Easter Island Foundation


 

How a young guitarist and inventor named Del Casher perfected the sound that transformed the electric guitar.

Source: The Wah-Wah Pedal Turns 50: Inventor Del Casher Looks Back of a Half-Century of Making Guitars Weep | L.A. Weekly


 

Underwater Pinups: How Bruce Mozert Seduced Fun-Seekers To Florida’s Silver Springs


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30j9HzJ1qNc

 

About Music Tools | Ann Arbor District Library


 

California’s lingering drought has pushed the number of dead trees across the state past 100 million, an ecological event experts are calling dangerous and unprecedented in underlining the heightened risk of wildfires fueled by bone-dry forests.

Source: ‘Unprecedented’: More than 100 million trees dead in California


 

A glimpse of the last people on Earth to colonize a continent without humans.

Source: 14,000-year-old campsite in Argentina adds to an archaeological mystery | Ars Technica

Links for 1/2/17

GhostShip: Mourn the Dead: Fight Like Hell For The Living- Guest Post by Marc Ribot | The Trichordist


 

Ron ‘Canoe’ Drummond was an author and surf pioneer whose massive 6’6 frame was eclipsed only by his passion for the Ocean. Drummond self-published The Art of Wave Riding at 24 ye…

Source: Sandy Pages: The Art of Wave Riding | Swell Lines


 

Eating at all of LA’s grand old restaurants and dives, one at a time


 

Most skaters know the commonly accepted story of how modern skateboarding was invented and popularized: In the 1950s, surfers who wanted to experience the sensation of riding waves on concrete started to disassemble roller skates and attach them to wooden boards.Surf shops and manufacturers began producing skateboards to capitalize on this newly forming market in the early 1960s. These boards looked like small surfboards.

Quelle: The Prehistoric Skateboard? | Jenkem Magazine


 

Tractor pull goes amazingly wrong

Links for 12/31/16

Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah will protect some of America’s most striking landscape—and its earliest history.

Source: This Ancient Place Just Secured Membership in America’s Culture Club | NRDC


 

Berlin discusses possible reparation payments over massacre of tens of thousands of people in early years of 20th century

Source: Germany moves to atone for forgotten genocide in Namibia | World news | The Guardian


 

The Sound Recordings catalog comprises over 17,400 digital audio files, beginning with Lomax’s first recordings onto (newly invented) tape in 1946 and tracing his career into the 1990s.

Source: Research Center


 

Earth-force meets money-force at Standing Rock. I’m so relieved I’m here. It scares me to think that I might have missed this.We get up at dawn. Four hundred people walk slowly in a light snow to the river by the camp. A teacher is talking. His headdress is a crisscrossing of long, narrow feathers. He is of the Havasupai, the people who live by the blue-green waterfalls at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. He calls out across the river. “Water is life! Take me! My heart beats with you!”

Source: Standing Rock: A Moment of Clarity for Progressive Activists


 

According to a study from Plymouth University, plastic pollution affects at least 700 marine species, while some estimates suggest that at least 100 million marine mammals are killed each year from plastic pollution. Here are some of the marine species most deeply impacted by plastic pollution.

Source: These 5 Marine Animals Are Dying Because of Our Plastic Trash … Here’s How We Can Help


 

A steady increase in sea levels is pushing saltwater into U.S. wetlands, killing trees from Florida as far north as New Jersey. But with sea level projected to rise by as much as six feet this century, the destruction of coastal forests is expected to become a worsening problem worldwide.

Quelle: Ghost Forests: How Rising Seas Are Killing Southern Woodlands by Roger Real Drouin: Yale Environment 360


 

We’re inspired every time we have a great cocktail, and we definitely started to feel inspired when we visited Highland Park Bowl the other night and enjoyed a few of their cocktails. The dri…

Quelle: El Capitan Hook


 

They are thought to be solitary, but new research shows one shark species to be intensely social

Source: Sand tiger sharks: far friendlier than you think | Environment | The Guardian


 

Source: Mandala Oblongata | A Kaleidoscopic Adventure on the Loaded Boards Tan Tien


 

Links for 12/26/16

Incoming president Donald Trump’s climate change denial has environmentalists worried. But California is proving that local efforts can achieve real progress – independent of Washington.

Source: California to trump federal plans with local climate action


 

Ten years of effort finally paid off for Las Vegas. The city government has gone entirely green, and 200 more cities want to do the same.

Source: Las Vegas’s city government is now powered by 100% renewable energy, and more cities will follow


 

Source: In 1906, He Snaps A Quick Photo. What He Captures? Chilling…


 

Cahokia was bigger than Paris—then it was completely abandoned. I went there to find out why.

Source: Finding North America’s lost medieval city


 

Impact of dams on climate change has been underestimated, researchers warn, as rotting vegetation creates 25% more methane than previously thought

Source: Hydroelectric dams emit a billion tonnes of greenhouse gases a year, study finds | Global development | The Guardian


 

Tesla’s new line of energy-harvesting roof tiles are a key part of Elon Musk’s plan to make solar sexy.

Source: Tesla Unveils its New Line of Camouflaged Solar Panels


 

Links for 12/11/16

Companies and individuals have a duty to recycle everything possible and to create and use more sustainable packaging

Source: Modern life is rubbish: we dont need all this packaging | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian


 

After many young people fled in the face of worsening droughts, tropical storms, coral bleaching, coastal inundation and flooding, some are choosing to return

Source: Despite climate change exodus, some Marshall Islanders head back home | World news | The Guardian


 

Video: Band of Frequencies – Men of Wood & Foam

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Source: Santa Monica’s lost Googie diner may reopen


 


 

50s/60s Beat Generation-to-Psychedelic Sunset Strip Slide Show

On Sunday, November 13, there will be connected events for the 50th Anniversary. At 1 p.m. (yours truly) Domenic Priore will do a ’50s/’60s Beat Generation-to-Psychedelic Sunset Strip slide show at Small World Books in Venice (1407 Ocean Front Walk, next to The Sidewalk Cafe). Copies of my book “Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Last Stand in Hollywood” will be on sale. At 4 p.m., The Shag Rats will do a free In-Store at at the record shop Sounds of Music (4956 E. Whittier Boulevard, East Los Angeles)… a whole set, this time… and then at 7 p.m., an informal “’66 Sunset Strip Candlelight Vigil/Crowd Singalong” will take place at the site of Pandora’s Box, 8118 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles… the traffic island at the corner of Sunset & Crescent Heights. Bring your acoustic instruments only and a head full of songs from L.A. ’64-’67, and everybody sing along and join the fun without machines! This last event is with the approval of City of Los Angeles, Senior Lead Officer for that district, so play it cool…

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50th Anniversary of Riot on Sunset Strip

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 6 p.m. @ Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Boulevard and The Echo, 1822 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Source: Domenic Priore guest hosting – Celsius Drop (11.03.16) | dublab

Rock ‘n Rollers Rioted on the Sunset Strip 50 years ago

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Also, just added to the show, Don Preston and Bunk Gardner, who were members of The Mothers of Invention from 1966-1969 (“Absolutely Free,” “We’re Only In it For the Money,” “Cruisin’ With Ruben & the Jets,” “Uncle Meat,” “Burnt Weenie Sandwich,” “Weasels Ripped My Flesh”). They will perform upstairs at The Echo with The Creation Factory, all part of the same ticket price.

I would like to encourage everyone to get to this show by 8 p.m., because the opening set will be starting promptly with The Shag Rats, who then help to back The Premiers (East L.A. Nuggets legends of “Farmer John” fame) and Brenda Holloway (who grew up in Watts, and was the only L.A. artist signed to Motown, hitting with “Every Little Bit Hurts” and her original “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”)

The Loons will come on at 9:30, and after their set, they’ll bring on Randy Holden, from 1965 Gazzarri’s house band The Sons of Adam, who also were known to open for Love often at Bido Lito’s. Randy moved over to a band called The Other Half, so you’ll hear songs from both The Sons of Adam, and The Other Half.

At 11:05, The Pandoras, will take the stage, and Love Revisited will be the pinnacle, at Midnight.

Upstairs at The Echo, it will be Bomboms at 6:30, The Schizophonics at 7:15, Franki & the Witch Fingers at 8 p.m. and The Creaton Factory at 8:45. After Brenda Holloway finishes downstairs, Don Preston and Bunk Gardner from the Mothers of Invention will join The Creation Factoy on stage to play some of the material from the albums Don and Bunk were on the recordings of circa 1966-1969.

Links for 11/6/16

We have been at war in Syria over pipelines since 1949. This is just the next mad phase.

Source: Gaius Publius: Syria Is Another Pipeline War | naked capitalism


 

North Dakota regulators accuse company of failing to disclose the discovery of Native American symbolic stones on a site where construction was planned

Source: Dakota Access: company under scrutiny over sacred artifacts in oil pipelines path | US news | The Guardian


 

Source: Video: a Weekend At Malibu


 

Cawelo Study Fails to Test for Dozens of Oilfield Chemicals in Wastewater Used to Irrigate California Food Crops | YubaNet


 

The Modernist Utopia that never was

Source: The Modernist Utopia that never was


 


 

Source: The Turtles began a meteoric rise to 1960s music stardom in Westchester | South Bay History

Links for 11/1/16

The Maori people stand with Standing Rock Sioux by sending them hakas through Facebook.

Quelle: New Zealand’s Native People Are Showing Their Support For Standing Rock In A Powerful Way | Huffington Post


 

Update Oct 28th 1:20am CDT New video below shows police attacking Oceti Sakowin Treaty Camp with pepper spray, less-lethal rounds used at close range, batons, LRAD, and tazers. Morton County, ND – Over two hundred multi-state law enforcement and National Guard personnel attacked water protectors gathered on unceded 1851 Oceti Sakowin treaty land just north […]

Quelle: Police & Military Attack Oceti Sakowin Treaty Camp – Unicorn Riot


 

“The overlap of fracking chemicals and the chemicals used in conventional drilling is troubling. The water board should have thoroughly studied and assessed this practice before allowing it.”

Quelle: Why Are California Farmers Irrigating Crops With Oil Wastewater?


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fo135WRxKE

 

This San Diego community is allowing people to swap their firearms for longboards. But will it be enough to stem gun violence in the US?

Quelle: Trading in guns for skateboards, no questions asked


 

https://vimeo.com/184969504

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Source: LoRaLo 2016 raw run with Martin VerySchräg – Lush Longboards UK – Longboards, Cruisers, Downhill and Freeride Skateboards since 1999


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lM60JV0ZtU

Links for 10/31/16

Activists released after arrest treated ‘like we’re not human beings’ as standoff with law enforcement continues with peaceful Saturday rally

Quelle: Dakota Access pipeline: Native Americans allege cruel treatment | US news | The Guardian


 

Jasper Ohlson: Home Runs – Blood Orange


 

EU and 24 countries sign long-awaited agreement to protect 1.1m sq km of water in Southern Ocean, ensuring that fewer younger fish will be caught

Quelle: Worlds largest marine park created in Ross Sea in Antarctica in landmark deal | World news | The Guardian


 

Riders of the California Surf

Quelle: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGeLdh31hDs

Recently, Bustin Boards sent a group of four skaters on a voyage of friendship and shredventure as they embarked on their 2016 Euro Shop Tour. . .

Quelle: Bustin’s European Summer Shop Tour – Wheelbase Magazin


 

Eleven of the past 12 months have set new high-temperature records.

Source: To The Surprise Of No One, NASA Predicts 2016 Will Be The Hottest Year On Record | Huffington Post


 

Source: Kevin Kidney: Fancy Feathers: Restoring Tiki Room Birds