Year: 2009

23 Dec

My hero is back

joe / F1 & Autos / / 0 Comments

Michael Schumacher is returning to F1 racing. I remember when he decided to retire… I know that he’s pulling a Farve, but I sure am happy to see him come back to my favorite sport. He’s returning to the sport with Mercedes – not Ferrari. This, truthfully, is terrible. Not because I don’t like Mercedes – I love Mercedes. It’s because I can’t disassociate the two, Ferrari and Schumi. Regardless, I’m effin happy this guy is coming back.

Jalopnik, one of my fav. blogs, wrote up a post asking the question, “Does Schumacker Still have the right stuff?”

Michael Schumacher drove his 249th and last Formula One race on October 22, 2006 at Interlagos and he was driving for an eighth world championship slipping lap by lap from his grip. Looking at his furious, otherworldly drive, you would have figured him a scrappy blitz-fast kid out to prove himself in the Brazilian heat. Not so: freefalling into the braking zones was perhaps the most accomplished single-seater driver who has ever lived, a 37-year-old champion of seven times, a man who won 37% of Formula One races held between 1991 and 2006.

Read the rest of the post at Jalopnik

01 Dec

It Might Get Loud

joe / Movies, Music / / 3 Comments

Documentary featuring the music of The Edge, Jack White, and Jimmy Page – seriously…

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4EvZtsXz7w[/youtube]
23 Nov

Synth Britannia

joe / Electronics, Music / / 0 Comments

Synth Britannia is a BBC documentary about the Synthisizer and it’s introduction to pop music in the 70’s and 80’s. It includes interviews from several of my favorite musicians (including Vince Clarke – personal hero).

Here’s part 1

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeVRYPjcVXg[/youtube]
11 Nov

100 year old color photos from Russia = awesome

joe / Architecture, Photography / / 0 Comments

Between 1907 and 1915 a guy named Sergei Mikhailovich Prokundin-Gorski (the royal photographer for Tsar Nicholas II) took the following photographs – in color. He came up with a concept of taking three photos – he took three consecutive photographs of his subjects with three separate filters: red, green, and blue. He then combined them into full-color projections.

Read more on wikipedia.

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20 Oct

Buy this album right now

joe / Music / / 0 Comments
People Under the Stairs - Carried Away

People Under the Stairs - Carried Away

People Under the Stairs are an underground hip hop group from Los Angeles, California. It’s comprised of two emcee’s Thes One and Double K. The group, also known as PUTS, has released seven albums since 1998, each about every two years. Although widely unrecognized, PUTS is often considered one of the hip hop underground’s most prominent acts, with a musical style similar to that of A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, and fellow Los Angeles group Ugly Duckling. PUTS is also renowned for their live shows, which feature a large amount of crowd interaction and humor.

[youtube width=”600″ height=”450″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2Ct12ZGJL4[/youtube]
19 Oct

Jay-Z = yes

joe / Music / / 0 Comments

I got the chance to see Jay-Z perform this last Saturday. He’s unbelievably talented. Here’s a video of him ‘unplugged’

[vimeo width=”600″ height=”455″]http://www.vimeo.com/3304792[/vimeo]