"I launched the site in January of 2012 as a way to preserve the sounds made famous by my favorite old technologies and electronics equipment. For instance, the textured rattle and hum of a VHS tape being sucked into the womb of a 1983 JVC HR-7100 VCR. As you probably know, it’s a wonderfully complex sound, subtle yet unfiltered. But, as streaming playback becomes more common in the US, and as people in developing nations like Canada and the UK get brought up to DVD players, it’s likely that the world will have seen and heard the last of older machines like the HR-7100. And as new products come to market, we stand to lose much more than VCRs.
"Imagine a world where we never again hear the symphonic startup of a Windows 95 machine. Imagine generations of children unacquainted with the chattering of angels lodged deep within the recesses of an old cathode ray tube TV. And when the entire world has adopted devices with sleek, silent touch interfaces, where will we turn for the sound of fingers striking QWERTY keypads? Tell me that. And tell me: Who will play my GameBoy when I’m gone?
"These questions and more led me to the undertaking that is The Museum Of Endangered Sounds…"
Trilobites are fantastic. I’ll take this chance to point out that they were around from 520 to 250 million years ago, not four, and it blows my mind that something can quietly sit in a lump of stone for half a billion years and come out looking so perfect.
#BURN - a short poetry film by Bram E Gieben aka TEXTURE
I’m re-blogging this again because it is a remarkably, coherently, angry piece of art, a blazingly savage attempt to encompass the width of devastation wrought on mental, social and economic landscapesover the last generation by forces that refuse to acknowledge protest or criticism. Incredibly haunting, incredibly cutting, incredibly intense.
From Canada’s National Film Board site, I bring you the mighty ‘Cat Came Back’. I had the amazing good luck to see this on TV in the UK some time in the late eighties when I was maybe six or seven, and it’s stayed with me ever since.
 clicking will take you to my page, then on to the film. I don’t know why that is…
These guys are vaguely based on Pteranodon. They use their wing-flippers to cruise around like manta rays, with their crests serving as dorsal fins and their feet reduced to small fluke-like flippers for steering.
I imagine they’re probably capable of spectacular breaching and gliding short distances over the water’s surface to escape predators, similar to flying fish and squid.
It’s a reptilian penguin! Why did I not think of this?