Friday, December 7, 2007

Electronic Tabletop Games

Play all four videos at once for a nice effect.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Flying Nun Records

Flying Nun Records is a formerly independent record label in New Zealand. The label was formed in Christchurch in 1981 by music-store proprietor Roger Shepherd in the flurry of new punk rock-inspired labels forming in the early 1980s. The intention was to record the original local music of Christchurch, but soon the label rose to national prominence by championing the emerging music of Dunedin.


The label has been home to various styles of music including the much-debated Dunedin Sound, "high-end pop with a twist", lo-fi experimentation, strongly Velvet Underground influenced pop, minimalism, industrial, and rock-electronic crossover.
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The Clean - "Tally Ho" (1981)

Bored Games - "Bridesmaid" (1982)

The Chills - "Pink Frost" (1984)

The Bats - "Made Up In Blue" (1986)

See a good Flying Nun documentary here.

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Monday, December 3, 2007

Otaku (1994)

A French documentary on otaku culture, by Jean-Jacques Beineix and Jackie Bastide.

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