Wednesday, September 29, 2010

video of the day: The Unseen Sea

Here's a great time-lapse video of the San Francisco Bay by Simon Christen.
More information about the swiss artist on his website:

Monday, September 27, 2010

website of the day: MapCrunch

MapCrunch is a website that allows you to transport yourself from place to place
at random using google earth's street view. One minute you're in Toronto, the next
you're in Singapore. Try it out, it's pretty fun once you get the hang of it. Select the
countries you want to visit on your left then hit GO! When you're sick of being in the
same spot just hit GO again ! Click here to visit

song of the day: The Wagner Logic - Lots Of Sugar

image of the day: morning glory clouds.

Morning glory clouds are a rare appearance in this world.
They are a meteorological phenomenon that can be observed for the most part in the southern portion of the Gulf of Carpenteria close to Australia.
Places like the small town of Burketown attract a lot of tourists and glider pilots wanting to witness and fly over the clouds.
For more info on morning glory clouds check wikipedia.
photo copyright
photo by Murray Bartle
photo by Lozindy

video of the day: 1945 gun camera footage from Japan

Outstanding footage from world war II with some soothing music which
really gives it an eerie vibe.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

song of the day: Jr.Walker - What does it take

The video is great as well, nice footage of Jr.Walker & the All Stars back in 1969.
Have a great weekend y'all !

Friday, September 24, 2010

video of the day: The Snowbird

The human-powered ornithopter project achieved a world first in
late July, early August by maintaining altitude and airspeed for
19.3 seconds with a self-powered flapping wing flight.
HPO Project .
HPO YouTube channel

late night: Wes Montgomery - Impressions

Filmed in Belgium in 1965, here is Wes Montgomery playing John Coltrane's
Impressions. Other members: Harold Mabern on piano, Arthur Harper on
bass and Jimmy Lovelace on drums.

image of the day: brazilian river

It may look like snow but it's toxic foam floating down the Tietê river in Brazil.
Photos were taken September 4th 2010 more on National Geographic

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

all-time favorites: On days like these ...

This is the opening scene to the 1969 film "The Italian Job", not the best
movie ever made but the opening credits sequence blows me away every time.

The unique echoed out version of Matt Monro's "On days like these"
combined with the breath taking images of the Italian Alps is a real pleaser
that brings feelings of nostalgia,empathy, fatalism and a certain isolation but
not all in a negative manner as one could think.
It's kind of like sitting on a cloud on a sunny day and reminiscing about the past...

Check it out for yourself ...

image of the day: Sinkholes

Check out these great photos of sinkholes at
photos are from National Geographic

it's a good day: The O'Jays - Love Train

Here's a good way to start your day: dump the coffee and cigarettes
and get on the soul train! But remember, it'll only take you so far...
You gotta catch the Love train to get you up on that cloud !
(take off the irritating caption)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

video of the day: Sherlock Holmes first movie

Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and directed by Arthur Marvin,
"Sherlock Holmes Baffled" is the very first motion picture that features
the famous detective.
This 30 second silent film was shot somewhere between 1900 and 1903.

song of the day: The Floaters - Float On

Hailing from the Sojourner Truth housing projects in Detroit, Michigan,
The Floaters were formed in 1976. This R&B vocal group includes James
Mitchell of the Detroit Emeralds. Here is "Float On", their 1977 hit on
ABC records.