Peter Kember (aka "Sonic Boom") was the co-founder of Spacemen 3, an acid-drenched space rock band that formed in the UK in 1982. Their mantra was "Taking drugs to make music to take drugs to," resulting in some of the most beautiful psychedelia I've ever heard. I just learned via Other Music's email update that a few years ago, Sonic released a compilation of some of his favorite songs and influences. Titled "Spacelines: Sonic Sounds for Subterraneans," it's really an impressively eclectic document spanning psych-pop, soul, blues, and garage. On his own site, Sonic posted notes on each track. For me, almost every single song on the compilation is a point-of-entry for further musical exploration. The CD is readily available, but sadly the vinyl seems to be long gone. Here's the tracklist:
Here is a wonderful tl;dw meme recap of the premiere episode of the 8th season of Game of Thrones, by chrysreviews. There are 260 frames here. A work of genius by a fan, don’t sue please. Spoilers below.
MTV has announced RealityCon, a reality TV fan convention to take place next summer. No word yet on whether they will also launch a RealityCon reality show about what happens when people stop being polite and start producing a real convention about reality shows. If only Lance Loud was alive to keynote. From Rolling Stone: […]
The digital age is well and truly upon us, but let’s not forget there’s a load of free TV content floating literally over our heads. No, we’re not talking about the internet. Signals from major broadcast networks are still gratis for anyone who can pick them up with an antenna. And before you envision those […]
Who said LEGO® had to be ground bound? With The Force Flyers DIY Building Block Fly ‘n Drive Drone, you can turn LEGO® and other building-block creations into fully-functional flying machines. It’s available now in the Boing Boing Store for $39.99. This kit comes with everything you need for remote-controlled long distance flight, including a […]
When businesses need big cloud projects done right, they need experts in DevOps. For the uninitiated, that’s shorthand for the framework that allows development and operations teams to work together toward the same goal – not as independent departments with their own agendas. There’s an arsenal of software that has cropped up to help in […]