A Compilation of Close Calls (YouTube)
Everything is a Remix – sure, but some more so than others…
The very popular breakup via SMS…
Cell-Phone Culture and Relationships in Ghana – Popwuping
The research indicated that 46.9 percent of respondents said they received their break up news from their partners through text messages, while 26 percent of them indicated that they had heartbreaks as a result of those messages.
Cheesy Spanish video – BUT with Bullitt cargo bike, carrying a sound system.
Here are two about the heroin of our time, the common car as daily transport:
Ignoring the Bull – with a Super Bus
Taipei @ Night (Vimeo)
Check out this pic. It shows designer Kai Takashi assisting in the Mud Dyeing process of Japanese denim. The SRJ Indigo & Mud overdyed jeans start out as White selvage denim, are cut and sewn, then dipped and Hand dyed in Indigo vats after which they’re dipped and Hand dyed in specially made Mud ditches followed by a wash and hang dry in the sun. Attention to detail.
Last night I read Wikipedia entries on Denim, Selvedge Denim, Indigo and more. Very interesting! Didn’t know that Denim is to Critter what De Nîmes is to Creature. De Nîmes means from Nîmes and Nîmes is a town in the South of France, founded by the Romans. Serge de Nîmes, with serge the French name for the type of heavy twill fabric that we know as denim… well, what we knew as denim before the big corps cheapened every part of the process, replaced the looms, and made sure they wouldn’t even last a year.
Indigo, I always loved that word. It seemed so mysterious compared to other colors, seemed to contain or hide a story. From wikipedia:
Indigo was used in India, which was also the earliest major center for its production and processing. The Indigofera tinctoria variety of Indigo was domesticated in India. Indigo, used as a dye, made its way to the Greeks and the Romans, where it was valued as a luxury product.
India is believed to be the oldest center of indigo dyeing in the Old World. It was a primary supplier of indigo to Europe as early as the Greco-Roman era. The association of India with indigo is reflected in the Greek word for the dye, indikón (???????, Indian). The Romans latinized the term to indicum, which passed into Italian dialect and eventually into English as the word indigo.
The word “jeans” comes from the French phrase bleu de Gênes, literally the blue of Genoa. Jeans fabric, or denim, originated independently in two places: the French town of Nîmes, and in India, where trousers made of denim material were worn by the sailors of Dhunga, which came to be known as dungarees.
I started playing a new piece last week and have been developing it. That means two down for the next album. And it looks like we will add a Persian percussionist to the trio for the September 30th gig at Popejoy in Albuquerque. It’s a bit of a test to see how this formation might sound, but I have high hopes and this could become the band for twenty eleven.