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Star Wars Trumpet (Now with Lasers!!1)


Thursday, October 18th, 2007


A friendly nerdarts.com reader pointer out that the star wars trumpet girl you all love so much isnow also equipped with lasers. Another reason to love the internet!!:)

Download Radiohead “in rainbows” for free


Thursday, October 18th, 2007

So Radiohead has released their latest album “in rainbows” for free on the internet (well, they let people pay what they want for it, which is nice). However the site could be a bit easier to navigate, and its not linked from the main radiohead website for some reason. So here’s the fast track to the free radiohead download.

Go here

Click on “Order”

then for the price type in the amount you want to pay ( 0.00 is acceptable) then you will be put in line for the download. Pretty simple really. enjoy.

(UPDATE) Radiohead has just redirected radiohead.com to go to the in rainbows site. Good for them! Always good to see a cutting edge band realise that they should be happy with people pirating their album, and even happier with the fact that even though it is available for free, many fans are still willing to pay for it.

Tetris Apartments


Thursday, October 18th, 2007

tetris apartment

Tetris Apartments in Ljubljana Slovenia.  I have a soft spot in my heart for Ljubljana as I played a show there last summer, and the food was fantastic, the people inspiring, and of course my show went over well.  I love these sort of projects that incorporate some life into what would otherwise be a pretty stale housing development.  Prague is currently in a real estate boom, and there are tons of shitty suburban apartments begin to sporout up on the outskirts of town.  Thank god my girl and I just got a place right outside of the center.  Anyway, these buildings were designed by Ofis.

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Planet of the apes


Monday, October 15th, 2007

 planet of the apes

sorry. im a big planet of the apes fan and I just loved this image. Even if it is from the Tim Burton version

Scalable City


Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Scalable City

Scalable City is a project by Sheldon Brown and the Experimental Game Lab. The world needs more of these types of experiments with the game space. As the 3-d gaming environment becomes a more well defined aspect of our lives, people need to deconstruct these environments so we can really see what these places mean to us. Art has always strove to make people look at ordinary situations in a new light, and that is what the people at the Experimental Game Lab are doing. Hats off to them. Scalable city is an introspective look at a certain type of building (particularly American Suburbia) . This is what the sims would have looked like if Terry Gilliam had been the top designer.

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Train Track Art by Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano


Sunday, October 14th, 2007

rail track art

Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano have made this grand installation by using model train tracks as a medium with which they draw their lines. Very ingenious and creative way to re think an otherwise fairly banal object.

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via Neatorama

Free Mc Chris Album


Sunday, October 14th, 2007

mc chris

From the man who brought us MC Pee Pants and Bobbafette’s vette (possibly the first nerdcore song to reach a wide audience) comes his first album “Life’s a bitch and I’m her pimp”. Mc Chris has mainstream appeal because he’s simply a great Mc. As you may have noticed I am scouring the web for sites containing free nerdcore hip hop. I think this would serve as a great introduction to those interested in nerdcore and hopefully a perentage will go on to buy some albums as well. Let me know of any other pages I should know about via the “submit a link” button in the right hand column.

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Mc Frontalot’s Free Mp3s


Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Tucked away in Frontalot’s site is a page full of nice mp3s which are free to download.  Among these is a track that all nerdcore afficianadoes should have, entitled well, um, “nerdcore hip hop”. Since MCFrontalot is credited for being the man who coined the term nerdcore. He should be a part of everyone’s nerdy hip hop collection. Enjoy

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Video Game Orchestra


Saturday, October 13th, 2007

An orchestra plays along to a visual backdrop of video games. As classical music becomes more and more stale with each passing year, I think it is important for these old institutions to embrace contemporary culture in a thoughtful way. This performance may seem a bit gimicky but the audience’s reaction and interaction is something that does not often happen during a classical music concert. This audience felt they had permission to laugh, and cheer during their favorite parts of the performance, and that is what is important. Generally classic music attendees are supposed to have a passionless, cold experience, and certainly not exclaim their connection to the music being played. Everyone laughed and cheered during this performance of video game sounds and music because it was something that they all had a connection with in one way or another.

Star Wars Trumpet


Saturday, October 13th, 2007

This is the best video evar on the internet. Girls not only plays the star wars theme on her trumpet, but also acts out various scenes from star wars using her trumpet as a prop. UNBELIEVABLE