The Air Is Pressing Down On You
La marsopa está¡ de regreso. Como recompensa por su paciencia, dejó autorizació de compartirles esta canción perteneciente a lo más selecto de su largo y arduo proceso de curaduría musical. Si alguna vez se sintieron (o siguen siendo) desadaptados sociales; esta canción es para ustedes. Tomen nota de la voz, los tamborazos y el magnífico uso de lo que suena como una farfisa. Esta es de esas canciones que, además de hacer más agradable su día/noche, los convertirá en mejores personas. Honest to porpoiseblog.
The Terminals – Frozen Car (mp3)
Flying Nun Records, 1990
Out of print
Otra Vez Ese Tal Paulino Ordoñez
“Había a una vez una niña que sabía mucho de palabras. Mucho. Sólo que tenía un problema. Sí. Ella era incapaz de pronunciar la palabra espuma. Esa es la clave de un libro que podremos leer, quizÃ¡s, hacia el próximo mes de octubre. Es posible que lo publique la editorial Progreso, aunque aun no existe contrato alguno que lo garantice. El libro fue escrito en Monterrey y su autor se llama Paulino Ordoñez. Nota@Milenio
“Is a Mexican theoretical physicist who, in 1994, proposed a remarkable scheme for faster-than-light travel, now widely known as the Alcubierre Warp Drive.
Alcubierre was born in Mexico City and lived there until 1990 when he entered the graduate school at the University of Wales, Cardiff.
In 1994, he received his Ph.D. for research in numerical general relativity, using high-speed computers to solve Einstein’s gravitational field equations.
After leaving Wales in 1996, he worked for a time at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam, Germany, where he developed new numerical techniques to describe the physics of black holes that spin down due to collision.
Since 2002 he has worked at the Nuclear Sciences Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where he continues to conducts research in numerical general relativity. “
Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1917 – 2008)
“The achievements of Arthur C. Clarke, unique among his peers, bridge the arts and sciences. His works and his authorship have ranged from scientific discovery to science fiction, from technical application to entertainment, and have made a global impact on the lives of present and future generations. Arthur C. Clarke was the son of an English farming family, born in the seaside town of Minehead, Somerset, England on December 16, 1917. In 1998, his lifetime work was recognized by H.M. The Queen when he was honored with a Knighthood â€“ formally conferred by Prince Charles in Sri Lanka two years later. ”
Sir Arthur C. Clarke Bio@ACC foundation
Werner Herzog Chats With Errol Morris
“Werner Herzog (real name: Werner H. Stipetic) was born in Munich on September 5, 1942. He grew up in a remote mountain village in Bavaria and never saw any films, television, or telephones as a child.He started traveling on foot from the age of fourteen. He made his first phone call at the age of seventeen. During high school he worked the night shift as a welder in a steel factory to produce his first films, and made his first film in 1961 at the age of nineteen.Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than forty films, published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas.”
C’mon You Bastard!!!
“Bookies cursing, cars reversing, I had the Bottle of Smoke. Glasses steaming, vessels bursting, I had the Bottle of Smoke. Slip a fifty to the wife, and for each brat a crisp new five. To give me a break on a Saturday night when I had the Bottle of Smoke. Priests and maidens drunk as pagans, they had the Bottle of Smoke. Sins forgiven and celebrations, they had the Bottle of Smoke.”
The Pogues – Bottle Of Smoke (mp3)
If I Should Fall From Grace With God
“A Hibernophile is a person who is fond of Irish culture, Irish language and Ireland in general. Its antonym is Hibernophobe. The term is often used in particular for people all over the world (in America especially in areas where a large number of Irish diaspora settled) who ostensibly base their business, political, or social practices on like of or admiration for Irish models. In some cases, Hibernophilia represents an individual’s preference of Irish culture to their own; or the belief that Irish culture is superior, or appreciation of Irish history. In some cases a Hibernophile may also be a Plastic Paddy, a person who appropriates stereotypical aspects of Irish culture without understanding it. The term is often used as a pejorative in Ireland.” Hibernophile@Wikipedia.
Mayday (distress signal)
“Mayday is an emergency code word used internationally as a distress signal in voice procedure radio communications. It derives from the French venez m’aider, meaning ‘come to my aid’/”come [to] help me.” It is used to signal a life-threatening emergency by many groups, such as police forces, pilots, the fire brigade, and transportation organizations. The call is always given three times in a row (“Mayday Mayday Mayday”) to prevent mistaking it for some similar-sounding phrase under noisy conditions, and to distinguish an actual mayday call from a message about a mayday call.”
San Marcos 2008
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“At the time we were into Britpop and crimes of a similar nature: baggy, shoe-gazing, grunge, dad-rock. If the NME could pigeonhole it we would listen to it. For young men such as ourselves, the desirable head gear at such time and at such a place as V97 was, and still, is the ‘Reni’ hat, so called after their principal model Reni of the Roses (that’s Stone Roses to you.) It has a mature edge to it; it says â€œSpike Island yeah, yeah man, best gig of the nineties.â€
The Twat In The Hat@ithouhgtitwastuesday.com
Alan “Reni” Wren Bio@Drummers Republic.com
2008 Spanish Elections
Friday March 07th 2008, 9:36 am
Filed under: redporpoise
“Anybody who is confident of the outcome of Spain’s election on March 9th should recal March 14th 2004. Three days after Islamist terrorists bombed four Madrid trains, killing 191 people, voters unexpectedly handed victory to the Socialists’ JosÃ© Luis RodrÃguez Zapatero. This weekend Mr Zapatero faces the electorate once again. Sober flags showing Mr Zapatero and his People’s Party (PP) rival, Mariano Rajoy, flutter decorously along the two sides of Madrid’s Castellana avenue, belying the bitter tensions between the two parties that have persisted since 2004. Opinion polls suggest Mr Zapatero will winâ€”but the margin may be narrow.” The Pain In Spain@economist.com
PSOE – Bases IdeolÃ³gicas
Moses Was High On Drugs: Israeli Researcher
“JERUSALEM (AFP) – High on Mount Sinai, Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God deliver the Ten Commandments, an Israeli researcher claimed in a study published this week.
Such mind-altering substances formed an integral part of the religious rites of Israelites in biblical times, Benny Shanon, a professor of cognitive psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem wrote in the Time and Mind journal of philosophy.
“As far Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don’t believe, or a legend, which I don’t believe either, or finally, and this is very probable, an event that joined Moses and the people of Israel under the effect of narcotics,” Shanon told Israeli public radio on Tuesday.
Moses was probably also on drugs when he saw the “burning bush,” suggested Shanon, who said he himself has dabbled with such substances.
He mentioned his own experience when he used ayahuasca, a powerful psychotropic plant, during a religious ceremony in Brazil’s Amazon forest in 1991. “I experienced visions that had spiritual-religious connotations,” Shanon said.
He said the psychedelic effects of ayahuasca were comparable to those produced by concoctions based on bark of the acacia tree, that is frequently mentioned in the Bible.”
Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603-1659)
“On 13th August 1642 Tasman received instructions to find the mysterious and supposedly rich Southern Continent, which had been eluding and tempting explorers for centuries. This unknown land, Terra Australis Incognita, was said to stretch across the Pacific. Tasman’s instructions were to take possession of all continents and islands discovered and set foot on in the course of his voyage “on behalf of their High Mightinesses the States-General of the United Provinces”. On 13th December 1642, the coast of New Zealand came into view, and Tasman noted in his journal “groot hooch verheven landt” (a large land, uplifted high). Tasman named this land “Staten Landt”, which refers to the “Land of the (Dutch) States-General.” The area of New Zealand which Tasman sighted was in the vicinity of the coast between modern Hokitika and Okarito, on the west coast of the South Island.” Bio@historynz.org
BolsÃ³n Tortoise (gopherus flavomarginatus)
Monday March 03rd 2008, 8:45 am
Filed under: porpoisezoo
“The Bolson Tortoise (Gopherus flavomarginatus), also called the Mexican Giant Tortoise or Yellow-margined Tortoise, is a species of tortoise from North America. Of the four North American tortoise species, it is the largest, having a carapace length of about 46 cm (18 inches). It lives in a region of the Chihuahuan Desert known as the BolsÃ³n de MapimÃ, which is located in north-central Mexico. In 1979 the 340,000 hectare Mapimi Biosphere Reserve was created to protect the Bolson tortoise and other unique flora and fauna of the Bolson de Mapimi. Despite this designation, cattle ranching and mining still occur in the Reserve. Whether this is detrimental to the tortoise is not known.” Link@Wikipedia