Monday, March 23, 2009

Peelander Z - "Let's Bowl!"

Peelander Z performing their "Let's Bowl!" routine during the SXSV event at Spiro's (which obviously turned out to be a great location) at 03/21/2009. If you pay close attention, you can see Chad onstage playing guitar in a yellow wig when the camera is panned to the far right, and Destroyed For Comfort's equipment (w/band member Foetus Envy perched nearby) when the camera pans to the left.

Apple ][ Forever.

I don't know what it is about Apple, man. I don't even use a predominant number of their products (my sampler's audio format is more Mac than PC compatible, though). Working twice for Apple, I found myself enjoying and being excited by their keynote presentations.

Maybe it's just a matter of how much I will always love the Apple ][ computer. It was my first serious computer relationship. I mean, I started with a TI-994A (which will always have a place in my heart as well), but the Apple ][ had HI-RES 280x192 pixel graphics (read: half as big as the average pic I post on this blog).

Anyway, feel free to call me a sap.

Playing Second Life On An Apple ][.

This cat somehow streams a Windows desktop to an Apple ][ to play Half Life. I have no idea how this works, to be honest.

Browsing The Internet Using An Apple ][

Using Contiki, this guy manages to load the front page of using an actual Apple ][. Pretty amazing stuff.

Sky From Hipnautica Flying A Kite Indoors.

Sky, frontman of Austin Industrial/World Music act Hipnautica, flying a kite indoors @ Plutopia. The way he can just tug it into the air, with no wind or anything, is really cool.

Whew, Doggie.

It's been a little while since I posted here. Got pretty wrapped up joining forces w/some friends to thwart the relentless efforts of the city council of a certain unnamed South Austin township (that may or may not be intrinsically evil) to shut down a cancer research charity event. I'm not one to bandy about calling people evil, but there's something wrong with a group of adults that will arrange an emergency meeting to openly declare themselves Pro-Cancer.

A rare group photo of said city council, when the gruesome sightless creatures emerge in daylight.

The slime and mucous-slathered crustaceans will obviously be dismayed to hear that a new venue was procured, and a reasonably large amount of money was raised for Livestrong Foundation (take that, you cancer-loving bastards!).

All of us involved even came out of it with a few more professional contacts under our belt - after turning a "kinda cool" event that would have brought SXSW tourists and revenue to some stuck-up (and mean, and possibly pro-cancer) township into a genuine "awesome" prime-location downtown spectacle.

You know who was also pro-cancer? Hitler. So in a roundabout way, we defeated Hitler. Again. That, my friends, is science; and how it can work for us.

Pictured: Science. Maybe.

In any case, hope you've enjoyed the writings of my new cohorts, and I intend to get this thing back on the road soon.

Luv, Ralf23