The original Iron Butterfly, their final performance

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One of the most famous, if not one of the best rock bands from the 1960’s was Iron Butterfly, and their biggest hit was “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida“, a 17+ minute jam session. The performance included vocals and keyboard by Doug Ingle, Ron Bushy on drums, Lee Dorman on bass and vocals, and … Continue reading

“Namesake” web comic: a review

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What if the fantasy worlds created by authors like L. Frank Baum, Lewis Carroll and others were real worlds? What if your name was “Dorothy” and you found you were suddenly able to travel into the fantasy world of Oz and you entered an adventure story in that world, just … Continue reading

Kiyosumi Garden, Tokyo

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Almost exactly 2 years ago today, October 23 2012, I was on the first full day of my third trip to Japan, a month-long excursion I called “Nerdtour 2012” (I blogged it on this site).  One of the best places I went was this little slice of old Tokyo park design, called … Continue reading

A little old school dancing…

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Strolling through the Youtube archives is one of my favorite pastimes, since you never know what you’ll come across. I knew James Cagney could dance, even though he also played gangsters and other tough guys in the old movies, but I never knew that Bob Hope could hold his own … Continue reading

Flashback: “Noir”, an atmospheric anime

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Back in the early 2000’s, I was just getting into anime watching heavily, and one of my favorite shows from that time was “Noir”, a mystery about two young women who work as assassins for hire. Their assignments mostly involved killing people who deserved to die, at least as determined … Continue reading

“Gisoku no Moses”, a delightful anime short inspired by Gene Kelly

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Leave it to Japan to combine a catchy Gene Kelly tap-dance number from “Singing in the Rain” with a cute anime ghost girl, to create one of the sweetest, cutest anime shorts I’ve seen to date. A lot of the world seems to agree, since the YouTube video is now … Continue reading

“Miss Veedol”

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Most people have heard of Charles Lindbergh and his historic non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in his “Spirit of St. Louis” airplane, but how many have heard of Clyde Pangorn and Hugh Herndon, much less their airplane, the “Miss Veedol?” In 1927 Charles Lindbergh set out from New Jersey, … Continue reading

David Guetta – Lovers on the Sun (music video)

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Just ran across this video, it’s kind of dance music, but the theme and the video is very “spaghetti Western” like, which I for some reason kind of like! =^_^= The artist is David Guetta, and I’m going to be looking for more of his work. Enjoy!