As regular Boing Boing readers know, I have a soft spot in my heart for the talented and sweet musicians behind CDZA (Collective Cadenza), by far one of the most innovative and experimental of YouTube's new channels. This week's installment of CDZA is their best ever. As you watch, I challenge you not to discover that someone is cutting onions in the room where you're sitting. Beautiful work, Joe Sabia and crew. Beautiful.
This delightful mashup album comes from French label Guerilla Asso. Via Google Translate: Imagine that in the late 70s, Bob Marley crossed paths with the Ramones at the CBGB counter and they decided to make a record together. Here is the result: 10 rasta classics with punk rock sauce 1-2-3-4! Be careful if you drop… READ THE REST
One of my best shapes of one of my favorite songs. I remember being taught the chords and lyrics for it, back in the mid-1990s by songwriter and historian Dave Stone, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Image Via Flickr, courtesy of Sinn Féin READ THE REST
Above, from 1965, Mike Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Davy Jones's screen tests for The Monkees. From Wikipedia: In September 1964 Davy Jones was signed to a long-term contract to appear in TV programs for Screen Gems, make feature films for Columbia Pictures and to record music for the Colpix label. Rafelson and Schneider… READ THE REST
If you've ever seen a 3D printer in action, you know it's a pretty wondrous process. Even if you're crafting nothing more than a plastic bauble or a geometric shape, just watching that filament settle and build into something recognizable and useful is fairly awe-inspiring. And man, to a kid…it's like a miracle. And they really,… READ THE REST
High school Spanish class is permanently embroidered into most of our brains. Vocabulary quizzes. Verb conjugation drills. Language lab. It's all tattooed on our souls like it happened yesterday, right? Estudiantes. Escuchen. Language learning doesn't have to be like that. Instead of being trapped in endless repetitions and dry academic book learning, Jumpspeak wants to… READ THE REST
Leadership is a magic quality that few truly possess. Oh sure, many people have to lead as part of their job description, but few actually have the inherent ability to make others better, cultivate trust, focus on problem-solving, and give team members confidence. Of course, not everybody has to be born with the ability to… READ THE REST