Links for 2/7/17

In another one of our occasional posts on crazy continental architecture here we look at a groovy German coastguard station on the island Rugen in northern Germany. It may look like it’s in the middle of a field but don’t let these photos deceive you – it’s not, it’s by the sea, where it should [&hellip

Source: Space Age German Lifeguard Station – Voices of East Anglia


 

Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater | DeSmogBlog


 


 

There are numerous ruins of Tiahuanaco origin which were later occupied by the Incas. These are sacred places for the peoples of the Andes.

Source: The Precursors of the Inca – Top Documentary Films


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjg5EbTW-dw

It started back in the 1950s. Bill Haley and Elvis burst onto the scene. Rock ‘n’ roll was born. The guitar took center stage, and it never left.

Source: The Story of the Guitar: The Complete Three-Part Documentary | Open Culture


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lgzz-L7GFg

Last month, we highlighted for you The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays, a largely-forgotten 1957 educational science film. The production is notable partly because it was shot by Frank Capra, the influential director who had won not one, not two, but three Oscars for best director.

Source: Frank Capra’s Science Film The Unchained Goddess Warns of Climate Change in 1958 | Open Culture

Links for 6/25/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqwd_u6HkMo

Source: The Impossible Hamster


 

In his native Detroit, Jack White—White Stripes frontman and one of the most active and influential musicians of the last twenty years—has built a beautiful, efficient, and fully staffed record manufacturing plant. Why? Because records are better.

Source: Welcome to Jack White’s Temple to Vinyl


 

The perennially popular bar style stays fresh

Source: A primer on tiki culture


 

The Hukulea’s crew did not use any modern navigational devices, instead relying on the stars, waves, and clouds to guide them

Source: Traditional Polynesian Vessel to Complete Round-the-World Journey | Smart News | Smithsonian


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57wj8diYpgY

 

Dick Dale: The Father of Surf Music | Fender Stratocaster

Links for 13/6/17

Source: The Red Special: Brian May’s Handmade Guitar | Hackaday


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lFRxbHZl8A

Source: Lost on the Atlantic – Top Documentary Films


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4lA7k3g8qU

These shoes are made of pineapple leaves

Source: Boing Boing


 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUW4rXJwccU

Links for 3/24/17

American Whoa: The American Pro Jazzmaster’s Peculiar Pickups | Mike & Mikes Guitar Bar


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9JSX1mfHqk

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jLnuv4j_vw

American jazz guitarists,” Ray admits of only one rival—Parisian gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, whom Emmett worships, obviously patterns himself after, and can’t stand to see in person without fainting dead away.

Source: Django Reinhardt Demonstrates His Guitar Genius in Rare Footage From the 1930s, 40s & 50s | Open Culture


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t7vLlV6oA8&feature=em-uploademail

 

High-Selectivity Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 to Ethanol using a Copper Nanoparticle/N-Doped Graphene Electrode – Song – 2016 – ChemistrySelect – Wiley Online Library

Links for 1/18/17

Source: Holy Barbarians: Beat Culture on the West Coast – Artwire Press Release from ArtfixDaily.com


 

Source: Groovy vintage ads for classic guitars | Dangerous Minds


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75sEr-bBqPg

The Latin soul craze that hit New York 50 years ago only lasted a few years, but its effects still linger – Oliver Wang takes a look at the defining songs of the scene

Source: We like it like that: the songs that defined New York Citys boogaloo craze | Music | The Guardian


 

Rex Tillerson dodges question about who knew what when at ExxonMobil about company’s history of promoting and funding climate science denial, as state AG probes continue.

Source: Tillerson Dodges Discussing Who Knew What When about ExxonMobil’s Efforts to Deceive the Public on Climate Change | naked capitalism


 

Global sea ice levels are at their lowest in recorded history, according to new statistics from the U.S. National Snow & Ice Data Center.In the Arctic, the loss is due to climate change and extreme weather events that are likely influenced by global warming, while the changes in the Antarctic may be attributed to natural variability, the center said.

Source: Global Sea Ice Hits Lowest Levels ‘Probably in Millenia’


 

Make driving safer by replacing air bags with daggers that stab you in the heart


 

Many researchers previously argued that giant animals became extinct soon after the arrival of the First Australians

Source: Megafauna and Indigenous Australians coexisted for at least 17,000 years | Australia news | The Guardian

Links for 1/14/17

7 Reasons Why Music Is Important To World Cultures  – MTT – Music Think Tank


 

Coral in the Sekisei lagoon in Okinawa has turned brown and is covered with algae, according to a government study

Source: Almost 75% of Japans biggest coral reef has died from bleaching, says report | World news | The Guardian


 

Earlier this year, message boards and forums lit up with rumors of Fender’s 2017 American Pro series guitars, especially the Jazzmaster and Jaguar models in the range. Appearing to be a more afford…

Source: Fender American Pro Jazzmaster & Jaguar: First Impressions and In-Depth Review | Mike & Mikes Guitar Bar


 

David Bowie’s last album was last year’s most popular vinyl in the UK

Source: The Quietus | News | UK Vinyl Sales At 25-Year High


 

An extract from Liberatum’s documentary In this Climate, in which a range of cultural and environmental figures respond to the threat of climate change

Source: David Attenborough on climate change: The world will be transformed – video | Environment | The Guardian


 

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

Links for 1/10/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNOaCbb5_2c&t=0s

 

https://vimeo.com/187165137


 

Smooth Through the Curves | The Surfers Journal


 

While the latest announcement is a victory for the struggle against the pipeline, it doesn’t imply a complete win.

Source: 5 Things You Need to Know After Victory for DAPL Resistance


 

In American business culture – corporations are people, and nature is something that can be exploited with a little capital to make a lot of profit. But what if we gave nature the same legal rights as persons?

Source: Personhood For Nature? – The Big Picture – The Ring of Fire Network

Links for 12/29/16

A spate of extreme warmth is linked to climate change, and may lead to shrinking ice coverage and even more warming in the region, scientists said.

Source: Spiking Temperatures in the Arctic Startle Scientists


 

Video: Chuns Reef, December Day 2016

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Around 2005 or 2006, I spotted something on craigslist that I wanted and agreed to meet up at the guy’s house. When he told me his address, I was shocked – it was a less than 3 minute drive from my house and he had, to say the least, a large and impressive collection of guitars and amplifiers. This was pretty odd to find in our neighborhood and we hit it off immediately.I don’t recall exactly what I was buying (or selling), but what I do remember is that he kept putting guitars in my hands to check out, many of which weren’t even for sale – we were just geeking out and he was happy to share.I recall two guitars from that day that really moved me: one was a 1982 AVRI Fullerton 50’s Strat that must have been played for hours in damp & smokey bars nightly for years – it was far more beat than most actual 50’s Strats I’ve ever seen. The second one was a 1955 Gibson ES-295 that had been refinished in Sonic Blue:

Source: OffsetGuitars.com • View topic – NGD: 1955 Gibson ES-295 Sonic Blue


 

Broadcast targeted speakers of language still spoken by 4 million Peruvians, symbolically ending centuries of marginalisation

Source: Peru airs news in Quechua, indigenous language of Inca empire, for first time | World news | The Guardian


 

Handmade wooden sunglasses


 

Video: Lanka Daze

https://vimeo.com/190271358

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

https://vimeo.com/187974376


 

Show this cartoon to anyone who doubts we need huge action on climate change – Vox


 

Farmed Salmon – One of The Most Toxic Foods in the World – CHere1st