Tuesday, March 15, 2005
- Native American flutes and music blog
- You know what's really scary? This "Scary-ass fish found after the Tsunami" is only one of many truly scary-ass fish. [via The Tofu Hut]
- Cool blog: Rummage Through the Crevices, featuring posts like "Right Now, Someone In Europe Is Being Buried… To The Tune Of Highway To Hell."
- Yesterday was International Pi Day, and I didn't even bake one.
- The Goths are coming to Disneyland!
Bats Day in the Fun Park is an annual goth gathering in Disneyland where hundreds of goths descend on the park and ride rides, punctuated by gatherings -- a "Baby Bats" gathering for goths with infants, and a grand gathering at night-time before the Haunted Mansion for a group photo. The night before it starts there's a club night with DJs and live performance (including Bauhaus/Love and Rockets/Jazz Butcher alum David J).
- Speaking of music, one of the best online finds I've recently discovered is mp3 Blogs, an endless treasure trove of posts, downloads, and links that's broadened my musical tastes and horizons (and bloated my hard drives, but that's what CD-burners help fix). Its large international group of registered posters offer up sounds from every era and genre; it's like a combining a great indie college radio show and a thrift-store music bin, with the beauty of streaming-audio on demand. I prefer it in RSS flavor; but the actual site is refreshingly substance over style. Try: you'll like.
- At that price, it's literally pro Bono:
[Bono,] the self-described "big-mouth Irish rock star" and his wife, Ali Hewson, are entering the fashion universe with their collection, Edun, co-created with designer Rogan. Edun's earthy but chic duds, which are created from organic materials, are made in family-run factories in South America and Africa with fair-labor practices. "We're not preaching that we're going to save the planet. But we're doing our best," says designer Rogan, who goes to each factory and meets with workers.
What you get: the $168 jeans and $80 camisole you buy at Saks Fifth Avenue won't be sewn by kids in sweatshops. Edun (nude spelled backward) clothes have personalized details: The jeans, for example, have Rainer Maria Rilke's poems embroidered inside their pockets.
"It's tiny footsteps, small choices," Bono says. "Where you shop, what you buy, the questions you ask. It's a different kind of label consciousness." Before you roll your eyes at yet another lecture from the politically minded musician, who just joined England's Prime Minister Tony Blair and Microsoft's Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland to discuss the problems facing Africa, Bono feels your pain. "I'm sick of Bono - and I am Bono!" he says. "But this is our moment, and let's see what we can do. I'm just trying to get value out of my life." [USA Today.com, via mp3 Blogs]