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 12/24/16

The truth of what happened on Christmas Day at Lake Okeechobee between the Seminoles and U.S. forces is not something you’ll read about in textbooks.

Source: The Seminole Christmas Gift of Freedom – Indian Country Media Network


 

A Reuters analysis of blood lead-test results across the U.S. finds thousands of communities with poisoning rates above those seen in Flint, Michigan

Source: Reuters finds lead levels higher than Flint’s in thousands of locales


 

Scientists say they are concerned at the rapid rate at which methane is gathering in the atmosphere.

Source: Methane surge needs ‘urgent attention’ – BBC News


 

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Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

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

Links for 11/18/16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lCJ9RDCKFM

Native Americans at Standing Rock, North Dakota are being sprayed with chemical weapons, according to protestor Candida Rodriguez Kingbird.

Source: Native Woman Claims Chemical Weapons Used At Standing Rock


 

Created in 1990, Gesac represents more that 1 million rights holders in the areas of music, graphic and plastic arts, literary and dramatic works, and audiovisual as well as music publishers.

Source: Author Societies – New Study: Unlawful US Copyright Exemption Severely Harms European Authors


 

Long Halftime Walk is cloaked in shiny new tech, but dismal reviews suggest it’ll soon join the scrapheap of big-screen inventions that didn’t take off

Source: Too big? Too loud? Too real? Billy Lynn and other failed cinematic innovations | Film | The Guardian


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MniFx6NTbM0

. . . we attended The Hilltop Haunting, which was a rad downhill halloween skate jam hosted by Muir Skate & Bustin Boards. The event took place on one. . .

Source: The Hilltop Haunting (Event Recap) – Wheelbase Magazine


 

Scientists have discovered a ‘lake’ in the Gulf of Mexico. Everyone, who enters this pool at the bottom of the sea will suffer horribly.

Quelle: Scientists Have Found a Lake Under the Sea – Those Who Swim There Won’t Come Back Alive


 

Greenmedinfo.com – Natural Health Resource – The world’s most widely referenced, open access, natural medicine database, with 20,000+ study abstracts and growing daily

Quelle: A Special Report on Standing Rock: The Environmental and Social Justice Consequences of the Dakota Access Pipeline


 

Fukushima: The Untouchable Eco-Apocalypse No One Is Talking About


 

Island known by traditional owners as Me-mel is currently owned and managed by National Parks and Wildlife

Source: Mike Baird’s government to return Goat Island to Indigenous owners | Australia news | The Guardian


 

Two skeletons have been discovered in a London graveyard which could change our view of the history of Europe and Asia.

Source: Skeleton find could rewrite Roman history – BBC News


 

Nat Young, San Diego 1966

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events

Links for 10/1/16

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Source: Big Tech’s Latest Artist Relations Debacle: Mass Filings of NOIs to Avoid Paying Statutory Royalties (Part 2) | The Trichordist


 

“We will only know the true consequences of our time in the water 20 years from now.”

Source: Fukushima’s surfers riding on radioactive waves


 

The numbers on global warming are even scarier than we thought.

Source: Recalculating the Climate Math | New Republic


 

By some estimates, the entire population of Native Hawaiians was almost wiped out just a century ago. But now their numbers may be near what they were before their first contact with Europeans.

Source: It Took Two Centuries, But The Native Hawaiian Population May Be Bouncing Back : Code Switch : NPR


 

When archeologist Hiroyuki Miyagi heard that a bunch of ancient Roman and Ottoman coins had been unearthed from the ruins of an old castle in Okinawa, he initially thought it was a hoax.

Source: Ancient Roman coins found in an old Japanese castle – CNN.com


 

Kunststoffmüll verschmutzt die Meere. Tiere verwechseln ihn mit Nahrung und verhungern mit vollem Magen. Nun versucht eine deutsche Insel, ein Zeichen dagegen zu setzen.

Source: Föhr: Die erste plastikfreie Insel Deutschlands? – Gesellschaft – Süddeutsche.de


 

Video: Logging Braziil

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

https://vimeo.com/62821970

Links for 9/20/16

Muschelsand ist weiß, Vulkansand schwarz und nur ein Seeglas-Strand leuchtet in allen Farben. Bei Fort Bragg in Kalifornien haben die Gezeiten aus Abfall Kunst geschaffen – und einen unnatürlich schönen Strand.

Source: Seeglas-Strand in Kalifornien: So schön glitzert nur Müll


 

xkcd: Earth Temperature Timeline


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cule_RAsdA

 

One man told the NewsHour he had never seen a greater assembly of Native Americans than at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

Source: Meet the Native Americans fighting against the North Dakota pipeline


 

https://vimeo.com/69493816

Links for 9/17/16

This year is on track to be the third consecutive hottest year on record. Where does that heat go? The oceans, mostly.

Source: Oceans Are Absorbing Almost All of the Globe’s Excess Heat


 

Former residents and environmental campaigners to launch a lawsuit against Pentagon’s plans to use the Marianas islands for bombing practice

Source: Pågan: the tropical paradise the US wants to turn into a war zone | World news | The Guardian


 

Latraac is a skate bowl and social space in a drug-infested area of Athens – part of a new wave of creative projects transforming the city’s fortunes.

Source: The architect building his own skate oasis in the ruins of the Greek crisis


 

teleSUR spoke with the lawyer coordinating legal advice and representation for protesters at the North Dakota camps.

Source: What You May Not Know About the Dakota Access Pipeline | Opinion | teleSUR English


 

WPRK Salutes “Love & Mercy” Film Release : WPRK FM : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w4movtQqGI

 


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB7hrQUgIcw

 

Source: His Knibs classic men’s style: Levi’s Vintage Clothing 1960s Casuals Stripe Tee

 

 

Links for 8/31/16

An international trade deal being negotiated in secret is a “turbo-charged privatisation pact” that poses a threat to democratic sovereignty and “the very concept of public services”, campaigners have warned.

Source: The new TTIP? Meet TISA, the ‘secret privatisation pact that poses a threat to democracy’


 

Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s “frozen wall of earth” has failed to prevent groundwater from entering th

Source: Panel: TEPCO’s ‘ice wall’ failing at Fukushima nuclear plant?The Asahi Shimbun


 

The Portuguese government has authorized some companies to prospect for oil & gas in Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal

Source: Keepers of the Coast – Offshore oil and gaz drilling projects in Portugal


 

How New Yorker Sy Devore became Hollywood’s swankiest tailor

Source: The Man Who Dressed Elvis Presley


 

Hamptons features on real estate, art and culture, entertainment, celebrities, style, parties and events in the Hamptons, community news, vineyards and restaurant guides covering the Hamptons and north Fork of Long Island, New York.

Source: Surfrider Foundation To Host “Two Coasts: One Ocean” In Montauk And Malibu | Out And About | For The Cause


 

Source: Consent Decree Impact Infographic – MTT – Music Think Tank

Links for 8/27/16

A pair of First Nations are using a monumental 2014 Supreme Court of Canada decisions as legal precedent in their protest against major fish farms on Vancouver Island.

Source: How a historic court decision is driving a new wave of First Nations protests


 

Drinks that fell out of fashion as the epitome of kitsch are being revived as joyfully composed craft cocktails.

Source: Tiki’s Comeback


 

Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s “frozen wall of earth” has failed to prevent groundwater from entering th

Source: Panel: TEPCO’s ‘ice wall’ failing at Fukushima nuclear plant?The Asahi Shimbun


 

Source: Obsession | Jackson Foundation Gallery

Links for 4/23/16


 

Source: Put This On • The Miyuki-Zoku, 1964 David Marx posted this great…


 

Hardline tactics succeed in keeping outsiders away from Boyle Heights, the Latino community that is the last holdout to Los Angeles gentrification

Source: ‘Hope everyone pukes on your artisanal treats’: fighting gentrification, LA-style


 

Dancing auf dem Longboard


 


 

Fela Kuti’s jazzy, pre-Afrobeat party music


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUFnh7iTAYI&nohtml5=False

Links for 4/18/16

Home – Take Down / Stay Down


 

Last month made five years since the nuclear plant at Fukushima, Japan suffered meltdowns. The release of highly toxic radiation from the reactors was enormous, on the level of the Chernobyl disast…

Source: Fukushima Five Years After: Health Researchers Turn Blind Eye to Casualties


 

Source: O.C. History Roundup: Polynesians were first to settle Orange County


 

Analysis shows that the diminutive Homo floresiensis, died out at least 50,000 years ago, making competition with modern humans a likely cause

Source: ‘Hobbit-like’ hominins died out sooner than thought. Were humans to blame? | Science | The Guardian


 

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the prestigious John Hinde Studio, based in Dublin, produced a series  of elaborately staged photographs that were made into popular postcards – sold at Butlins holiday camps throughout the UK. In those days more than a million Britons had a holiday at Butlins every year. Three photographers, two German (Elmar Ludwig and …

Source: Seventeen Fabulous John Hinde Butlin’s Postcards c.1970 – Flashbak