Hal Blaine Dies Age 90

Another legend gone. So shortly after Randy Nauert of The Challengers, Michel Legrand (The Thomas Crown Affair) and André Previn. The Guardian did the best thing they could and collected some of his most famous recordings in a tribute.

Here he’s opening The Ronettes’ Be My Baby at Gold Star Recordings in Los Angeles 1963.

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Pipeline battle puts focus on Canada’s disputed right to use indigenous land


 

The Cocktail Guru, Jonathan Pogash, shares a winter tiki drink recipe


 

Skull microphone


 

“Walking Through Summer” with 14-year-old Kiwi, Natt Fitt


 

Makaha Skateboard Team 1965


 

The climate emergency plan


 

Russell King in Mexico Beach Florida


 

Sixties Antipodean Pulp Fiction


 

Retro Rocket Decanters by Jonathan Adler


 

Portuguese People Score Massive Victory in Protecting Alentejo Coast from Oil Drilling

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Source: Have You Heard of The Great Forgetting? It Happened 10,000 Years Ago & Completely Affects Your Life


 

With her buttoned-up style, work with the UN, and name like a plucky character in a certain English wizard series, Delia Derbyshire may not seem a likely pioneer of experimental electronic music.

Source: Two Documentaries Introduce Delia Derbyshire, the Pioneer in Electronic Music | Open Culture


 

Source: Tidal Power – A Growing, Significant Source Of Renewable Energy | Seeking Alpha


 


 

Source: California Locales Sue Fossil Fuel Companies for Rising Seas – Scientific American

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My mother was a dictionary. She was one of the last ?uent speakers of our tribal language. She knew dozens of words that nobody else knew. When she died, we buried all of those words with her. My m…

Source: Eulogy, a Poem by Sherman Alexie | Literary Hub


 

‘Listen to the dead whale’s wake-up call, look closer and see what plastic pollution does to the ocean.’

Source: A Giant Beached Whale Illustrates the Plastic Pollution Problem — Plastic Pollution Coalition


 

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The Italian design firm Stefano Boeri Architetti is planning a “forest city” for China, modeled after the firm’s completed green towers in Milan.

Source: Stefano Boeri Architetti builds tree-covered skyscrapers in China


 

One of only two dozen ever made, a super rare vintage BTR-3 tape machine from Abbey Road Studios has been found in Southampton University.

Source: Super rare Abbey Road tape machine discovered at student radio station


 

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This guy makes good covers of Beach Boys songs

Source: This guy makes good covers of Beach Boys songs / Boing Boing


 

This Is How We Fight Back | NRDC


 

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For an artist whose legend is built around being a studio genius, Brian Wilson is surprisingly excited to perform Pet Sounds live once again.

Source: Brian Wilson on How It Feels to Retire Performing ‘Pet Sounds’ | | Observer


 

Pioneers of Sound: Watch our documentary on the story of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – The Vinyl Factory


 

The Italian design firm Stefano Boeri Architetti is planning a “forest city” for China, modeled after the firm’s completed green towers in Milan.

Source: Stefano Boeri Architetti builds tree-covered skyscrapers in China


 

‘Hobbit’ species did not evolve from ancestor of modern humans, research finds | Science | The Guardian

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Thousands rally across the country to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline as two city councils have voted to divest billions from the project

Source: Billions Divested from Banks Backing Dakota Access Pipeline


 

Underground city made from old opal mines has 3,500 residents


 

Oil may be a big reason behind the Trump Administration’s aggressive stance towards China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Source: Rex Tillerson Backs Aggressive Policy in Disputed South China Sea as Exxon, Russia Eye Region’s Oil and Gas | naked capitalism


 

RCA Types PB-31, PB-140, PB-144, 44-A, 44-B


 

The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth – its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Source: California Aims to Plug In Almost Everything That Moves | NRDC


 

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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…

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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


 

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