Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Arcade Fire at Neil Young’s Benefit Concert

Here’s a great 40 minute performance by the Arcade Fire from earlier this month. They played at a benefit that Neil Young hosted to raise money for a school for children with disabilities: They’re awesome.

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It’s going to be a big week…

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Trampled by Turtles

Last weekend I discovered a great bluegrass/folk band while having a few drinks at Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale. Trampled By Turtles, if you’re into this sort of thing:

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Via James Fallows, an Owl swooping in on its prey, filmed in HD at 1000 fps:

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Vanessa Kafka at the Cantab Lounge

From the open mic on Monday night: Matches & Heat: Till August: More of Vanessa’s music here.

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Some Links

1. Full resolution photos from the iPhone 4S 2. In defense of Black IPAs 3. The 9-9-9 plan is actually a tax hike 4. 1-year-old thinks a magazine is an iPad 5. Iran tried to send a monkey to space?

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National Park Landscapes

Another high-definition time-lapse landscape video. There seem to be dozens of these going around these days. But many are extraordinarily well done, and this one by Dustin Farrell is no exception:

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Homemade Rocket (Almost) Goes to Space

It only reached an altitude of 23 miles, but it definitely looks like space. For a prize of $10k, an amateur rocket builder launched a rocket 121,000 feet into the sky and has footage of the entire event. The video’s pretty … Continue reading

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A Good Article on Debit Card Fees

It’s short, and worth quoting in it’s entirety. Lloyd Constantine in the NYT: WHEN Bank of America told its customers recently that it would start charging them $5 a month to use debit cards, it argued that it was forced … Continue reading

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The Doctor Doom Orchestra

From a Doctor Doom Orchestra show at the Paradise last month, my good friend Mr. Dave Pratt takes a solo on the sax, followed by a harmonica solo by the Doctor:

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