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An early tip for April is Brooklyn's A Place to Bury Strangers — this year's guitar-destroying poster-boys for tinnitus. Their brand of ultra-abrasive noise rock is dividing the critics, but we love 'em. Sure, they wear their influences on their sleeve, but take it from us, none of your favourite bands ever played this loud before. Stereo Glasgow on 1st April.
I’ve just bought the first UK issue and it’s a friggin’ classic! I’m glad someone has finally bothered to make the decent follow-up to “Psychocandy” that the Jesus & Mary Chain never managed. They’ve been supporting MGMT in the UK recently, but I’d love to catch them headlining as I’ve heard they’re even louder than MBV when in their prime, reaching a pain-threshold volume level that they probably wouldn’t be allowed to generate as a support act.
“Having already toured with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Nine Inch Nails, APTBS know what they’re doing when it comes to pleasing a crowd hell bent on hearing excessive rock ‘n’ roll noise.
U.S. Confirmed Deaths
Reported Deaths: 4204
Confirmed Deaths: 4202
Pending Confirmation: 2
DoD Confirmation List
Source: Iraq Coalition Casualty Count
The mix of blown-out guitar, reverberating basslines and beautiful chord sequences creates a heady treat from New York’s supposedly “loudest” three-piece. From the majestic opening track Missing You to the haunting, romantic Don’t Think Lover, this is ear-shattering bleakness wrapped round slender, gentle indie-pop tunefulness. An astounding first album.
NYC’s A Place to Bury Strangers are arguably the torchbearers of contemporary shoegazer-noise rock.
Screaming out of New York City at a million decibels an hour, A Place To Bury Strangers trade in unrelenting bursts of feedback, elliptical bass lines and clinically brutal drum fills
Some debuts are good, some better and some audaciously outstanding; without question A Place To Bury Strangers slips confidently into the latter category with self-assured ease.
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A friend had told us that there might still be a community there and a little research before the trip alerted me to look for Spring Valley Signs. We saw a sign for that company and a welcome to the Peace barn just off of Route 381 a little way from Route 40. in Farmington, PA. The Peace Barn is a project of the 5-8 grades at the commune school. It has exhibits dealing with “heroes of flight 93 and all the victims on September 11, http://familiesofseptember11.org/resources.aspx?s=10. The Peace Barn also contained several exhibits dealing with war (all against war as a concept and practice) and natural disasters, created by students in grades 5-8 as part of their school work. Some of the exhibits highlighted work done by members of this commune or community with the earthquake victims in Pakistan, Tsunami victims in Thailand, and Katrina victims in Mississippi.
We were greeted by a member of the group when we stopped in front of building that appeared to be used in manufacturing for the sign company. She had another take us to the Peace Barn where we were met by one of the students who gave us a guided tour of the exhibits. One of our guides said there were about 320 members of the community who were living there. There’s a nice photo essay of the community at http://photovoyage.auroraquanta.com/pv/bruderhof.
From the New York Times:
The Department of Defense has identified 2,509 American service members who have died since the start of the Iraq war. It confirmed the deaths of the following Americans over the weekend:
BAKER, Riley E., 22, Cpl., Marines; Pacific, Mo.; Second Marine Division.
BEYER, Paul A., 21, Pfc., Army; Jamestown, N.D.; 101st Airborne Division.
BIEVRE, Mario J., 34, Staff Sgt., Army; Constantinople, Ill.; 101st Airborne Division.
The number of dead, 2505, is 40 more than was reported 24 days ago on June 2, 2006.
Other information available at Iraq Coalition Casualty Count.
Jason Lanier has written an interesting essay DIGITAL MAOISM:
The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism in which he addresses some of the issues related to the hive-mind collectivism of Web 2.0 phenomena. In my work I think about the effect and use of collective software. I also find myself justifying it, explaining its benefits to my colleagues. This essay and the responses on Edge is an excellent starting point for an amplification of some of the issues related to the use and reliance on collective software.
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“No, the problem is in the way the Wikipedia has come to be regarded and used; how it’s been elevated to such importance so quickly. And that is part of the larger pattern of the appeal of a new online collectivism that is nothing less than a resurgence of the idea that the collective is all-wise, that it is desirable to have influence concentrated in a bottleneck that can channel the collective with the most verity and force. This is different from representative democracy, or meritocracy. This idea has had dreadful consequences when thrust upon us from the extreme Right or the extreme Left in various historical periods. The fact that it’s now being re-introduced today by prominent technologists and futurists, people who in many cases I know and like, doesn’t make it any less dangerous.”
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But the point is not to transform the world into an immaculate place; it is to sweep with a sincere heart. - Gary Thorp
It’s time we designers stop thinking of ourselves as merely pixel people, and start thinking of ourselves as the creators of experiences. And when it comes to experience on the web, there’s no better way to create it than to write, and write well.