Archive for the 'Culture' Category

Music: Röyksopp and Metropolis

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Röyksopp with music from their new single “The Girl and the Robot” together with Robyn and the visuals from black&white science fiction classic Metropolis. Fritz Lang might have liked it.

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Why Radio & Music Industry Sucks today

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Listen to what RadioHead, Frank Zappa and many others have to say about an industry that so desperately wants to make us believe that the world will stop turning when they will not be able to continue to rake in Billions from other people’s creativity and work…

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Short Film: Ai – Life in the Shadow of Death

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Interesting Samurai short film by Raffi Asdourian.

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Music: Julian Bream – J.S Bach-Violin Sonata fugue

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Internationally celebrated British guitarist Julian Bream plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonata No. 1 for violin (G minor, BWV 1001), second movement Fuga (Allegro) on the guitar.

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Bartitsu: The Gentleman’s Art of Self Defense

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A short documentary on Bartitsu, a self defense system created by E.W. Barton-Wright in 1899 by combining Asian and European defense techniques including jujitsu, boxing, french (kick)-boxing, stick fighting and improvised fighting for example by using your overcoat to defend yourself. It was so popular in the UK at the beginning of the 20. century that Arthur Conan Doyle had his best know character, Sherlock Holmes, practicing Bartitsu in one of his books.

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Music: zZz – Running with the Beast

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The video “Running with the Beast” for the band zZz is interesting in two ways.

First there is of course the music and then the project shown “…about two artist who have created the conditions to capture rage in a systematic way…” by letting two colored cocks print their fight on a sheet of paper.

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