Links for 5/21/16


 


 

Aztec style is big news this summer – here’s our pick of the best pieces

Source: The 10 best Aztec looks for your home – in pictures | Life and style | The Guardian


 


 

LA declares Ritchie Valens Day on 75th anniversary of his birth


 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers formally rules that 8,500-year-old Kennewick Man, a.k.a. the Ancient One, belonged to a Native American tribe.

Source: Confirmed: Kennewick Man was Native American

Links for 5/19/16

Rabbit Kekai, the Last of the Waikiki Beachboys, Dies At 95

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Predicting the attack on Pearl Harbor


 

Drowned worlds: Egypt’s lost cities


 

The Marxophone is a 1912 toy instrument that combines a zither with a keyboard linked to flexible hammers that repeatedly strike the strings. The resulting sound, over the years, has earned a stran…

Source: The Marxophone, spooky carnival instrument / Boing Boing


 

Where are surfing’s most creative subcultures today?


 

Links for 5/10/16

Your Water Heater Can Become a High-power Home Battery

No need to rely on the Tesla Powerwall

Source: Popular Science


 

In 1952, French physician Alain Bombard set out to cross the Atlantic on an inflatable raft to prove his theory that a shipwreck victim can stay alive on a diet of seawater, fish, and plankton. In …

Source: Can a castaway survive on fish, plankton, and seawater?


 

‘Songs of Consolation,’ performed at Pembroke College Chapel in Cambridge last month, was the first airing in a 1000 years of a medieval tune the way it would have been. …reconstr…

Source: Medieval music recreated and performed for the first time in 1000 years / Boing Boing


 

Star Wars tiki mugs from Mos Eisley Kon-Tiki Bar


 

Bye Bye plastic bags: Sisters’ remarkable fight to rid Bali of rubbish


 


 

Links for 5/8/16


 

Met Office says warm spell should last most of the week as temperatures in much of UK hit 27C on Sunday

Source: Britain hotter than Ibiza during ‘exceptional’ May heatwave


 

Ninety-nine percent of the planet’s freshwater ice is locked up in the Antarctic and Greenland ice caps. Now, a growing number of studies are raising the possibility that as those ice sheets melt, sea levels could rise by six feet this century, and far higher in the next, flooding many of the world’s populated coastal areas.

Source: Abrupt Sea Level Rise Looms As Increasingly Realistic Threat by Nicola Jones: Yale Environment 360


 


 

A Single Picture Explains Why the NMPA/HFA/Spotify Settlement is Deeply Flawed


 

Ecocapsule: A Tiny Solar-and-Wind-Powered Mobile Home


 

Source: Retro To Go: New Dansette reissue: Crosley CR6234A Dansette Junior portable record player


 

Single-fin surfing, black wetsuits, and elevator music from filmmaker/photographer Tatsuo Takei

Source: Authentic Wave | The Surfers Journal

Links for 5/3/16

If the idea of a cross-country road trip to five Tiki bars in five different states seems daunting, The Hukilau will make it easy for you during the 15th annual gathering of Polynesian Pop enthusia…

Source: The Hukilau guests to take a Tiki Road Trip; new Shag merchandise in the works


 


 

History ( part 1 ) | Murph Guitars


 

Meet The Liverbirds: The all-girl Beatles who once toured with the Kinks and Rolling Stones | Dangerous Minds


 

Archaeologists say the mummified remains, found near one of the oldest cities in the Americas, probably belong to a noblewoman aged 40 to 50

Source: Discovery of 4,500-year-old female mummy sheds light on ancient Peru


 

Links for 5/2/16

The “Legal Literacy Test” Imposed On Artists By Lenz Decision Benefits Google, Violates Human Rights

Source: The “Legal Literacy Test” Imposed On Artists By Lenz Decision Benefits Google, Violates Human Rights | The Trichordist


 


 


 

BBC Global Dimming Documentary About Geoengineering & Global Warming


 


 

Are you looking for a way to get back to the good old days in one way or another? This classic hippy van is a way to do it without compromising your values

Source: Volkswagen Re-Releasing Classic Hippy Van As New Electric Version


 

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


 

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

Links for 4/16/16


 

the pickle barrel


 

Findings published on Tuesday are likely to replay a debate among climate scientists that started when a draft version of the paper came out last year.

Source: Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries


 

The US coast guard spotted castaways stranded on remote island near Micronesia three days after their boat capsized in south Pacific ocean

Source: Three men rescued off deserted island after spelling ‘help’ with palm leaves


 

Eden Ahbez – 14 rare/unreleased recordings – Hippie #1 – Fully annotated, with never before seen pictures. Guest appearances by Paul Horn and Eartha Kitt

Source: Eden Ahbez – Wild Boy – The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez


 

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jai…

Source: The Seas Will Save Us: How an Army of Ocean Farmers are Starting an Economic Revolution — invironment — Medium