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:: Saturday, September 28, 2002

Add Swayzak's new album, Dirty Dancing to your "must buy" list. Excellent tracks by Adult. and other electro faves.


:: Thursday, September 26, 2002

Some great pictures of the Memory Systems + Bunker World Tour live electronics, September 17, 2002: Luxx, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY. Courtesy of Michael at Burnlab.


:: Tuesday, September 24, 2002

Need to work out some agressions? Maybe this is for you.


This weekend was an incredible new music orgy at the local CD shoppe. Notably, iR readers should run out and buy the following albums:

- Ladytron - Light & Magic
- Mount Sims - Ultra Sex
- Anthony Rother - Hacker
- Komputer - Market Led

I'll post a more comprenensive overview soon, for now check the links.


:: Monday, September 23, 2002

Wow. According to BBC News, people will soon be given access to knowledge from one of the world's foremost technology institutes, MIT, for free over the internet.

"There will be no online degrees for sale, however. Instead, it will offer thousands of pages of information, available to anyone around the globe at no cost, as well as hours and hours of streaming video lectures, seminars and experiments. Our hope and aspiration is that by setting an example, other universities will also put their valued materials on the internet."

The implications of this are so profound, I'm not sure what to think. One thing is for sure, I'm excited to give it a try.


:: Tuesday, September 10, 2002

The revised, expanded, fully up-to-date illustrated manual of contemporary American sign language, sometimes referred to as "finger spelling" here, courtesy of Lester.


:: Monday, September 09, 2002

Had the pleasure of spending the weekend at Downtown LA's uber-hip hotel, The Standard. It was everything I expected plus some. Besting the already fun Standard Hollywood, the Downtown LA Standard features a fantastic lobby complete with outdoor seating and DJ performing nightly, but the real fun is under and among the stars at their amazingly beautiful rooftop deck. Sporting a full bar, pool, DJ, dance floor, the best in 70's Italian plastic furniture, and the gorgeous nighttime LA skyline, it's the most fun I've had at a club in a long time. The people were friendly and, as you'd expect at LA's trendiest, gorgeous. If you find yourself in LA, don't miss it.

P.S. Only regret: Getting to LA a day too late to check out Club Synthetic


Remember the Sleeper house? Designed by architect Charles Deaton, and featured in Woody Allen's film Sleeper, it's had fallen into a horrible state of disrepair until being rescued by John Huggins for $1.3 million. Now it's finally been completed to the original architect's vision and lovingly restored. Nice to see one of mid-century modern architecture's unique assets saved.


:: Thursday, September 05, 2002

In a garage far, far away...


     

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