Daily Archives: April 23, 2011

Lula Côrtes e Zé Ramalho

Lula Côrtes e Zé Ramalho – Paêbirú

“Nas Paredes da Pedra Encantada, Os Segredos Talhados Por Sumé” [1975]

Crazy, outer-space psychedelic theme about Sumé, a character of Tupi and Guarani indian mythology. Tales tell that Sumé was between the indians, before the coming of portuguese and spanish settlers to South America, trasmitting them lots of knowledge (introducing for example the cultivation of mandioca, mate or sweet-potato). There’s still and old indian road in Brasil called Paêbiru (the road of the sun), that was allegedly opened by this character.
Sumé, according to the local folk, left some of his teachings engraved in a mysterious stone called Pedra de Ingá (Paraíba, Brasil) and that’s the theme in the lyrics of this song (it translates like “In the Walls of the Enchanted Stone, The Secrets Engraved by Sumé”).

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netpoetic > unicode

shows all displayable characters in the unicode range 0 – 65536 (49571 characters). one character per frame. 

http://joerg.piringer.net/unicode/

if you want to know more about the video & the sound go here:
http://netpoetic.com/2011/04/unicode/

Joerg Piringer

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How an hourglass is made

A three-minute film on how an hourglass is made.

The Hourglass from Ikepod on Vimeo.

Each hand made hourglass comprises highly durable borosilicate glass and millions of stainless steel nanoballs, and is available in a 10 or 60 minute timer.

(via ★robinsloan)

 

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Stanley Kubrick’s Fear and Desire

Stanley Kubrick’s first feature-length film was called Fear and Desire and copies of it are hard to come by these days — very few prints exist and it is unavailable on DVD or even VHS. But there’s a copy available on Google Video, billed as “the most uncut print” available.

(via ★joanne)

Update: The film is available on DVD at Elusive DVD. (via @unknownpenguin)

 

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