I am so freekin' happy right now.
( 'Re: Your Brains' by Jonathan Coulton, performed in ZSL (Zombie Sign Language) by Stephen Torrence )
Look down The Treacle Well with me...
A sneaky peek:
Mercy Street (for Anne Sexton), animator unknown
( More ephemera from 2 March 2009 ) [ETA: Yes, there was a theme of the day...]
If you have a moment, please consider helping out sweeties Kim and Zoe of the astonishingly splendid Vermillion Lies, after a series of unfortunate Friday the 13th mishaps: http://tinyurl.com/vermilliondonations
I've always loved this song, now imbued with new meaning. The original video is enchanting as well.
"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.
Fidelity (Regina Spektor)
I never loved nobody fully
always one foot on the ground
and by protecting my heart truly
I got lost in the sounds
I hear in my mind
all these voices
I hear in my mind
all these words
I hear in mind
all this music
and it breaks my heart
Suppose I never ever met you
suppose we never fell in love
suppose I never ever let you
kiss me so sweet and so soft
suppose I never ever saw you
suppose you never ever called
suppose I kept on singing love songs
just to break my own fall
Just to break my fall
All my friends say
that of course it's
gonna get better...
Add your voice.
Many thanks to goldenmean for taking me to see Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage last night. There's really nothing like a live rock orchestra to envigorate a seminar on ancient Anglo-Saxon epic, particularly when the scholars start turning into the monsters (as they often did in my fever-addled undergrad years, soaking in the wine-dark sea):
Also, fire is pretty, and I am ever a moth. The Crucible's 10th Anniversary Fire Ballet Fundraiser is Dracul: Prince of Fire:
And MC Frontalot's Goth Girls, as it's been the earworm of the day:
Tonight, karaoke in one of the private rooms at the Do-Re-Mi in Japantown, and a cameo at Clockwork's SF debut.
The good folks at the Codemasters Ps3 Qore game Damnation interviewed me a while back about the genre of steampunk. Here is December's Episode 7, in which they air a clip we filmed at SteamPowered 2008. (It's 6:47 long; I come in at 4:40, but they pan over my contraptions throughout. Keep an eye out for other notables, including sorceryandglue's Holly Conrad and Weta Workshop's Greg Broadmore.)
Here's the short version of the interview we did last week for NBC:
We filmed at the secret warehouse that stores the Steampunk Tree House. Sean Orlando was there to talk about the Tree House, along with Alan Rorie and his Dihemispheric Chronaether Agitator, Tom Sepe (of Whirlygig Emoto fame), Oliver W. Lowe, author of Steampunk Live: A Retrofuturist Dream, and his partner, the lovely Deborah Sciales.
The segment first aired on Friday, 21 November 2008. This short clip is heavily edited, but it's still great fun. Enjoy!