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pax - no pax

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hat tip maxlabor

- tom moody

July 26th, 2016 at 8:34 am

brief glimpse of reality through crack in spacetime

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Was watching Senator John McCain, the "foreign policy grownup" who appears regularly on talk shows advocating a more muscular U.S. military presence around the globe, when suddenly the LED screen "glitched" and for a few brief seconds I... saw his true face. Fortunately I had enough time to do a screenshot.

hat tip aoifeml

- tom moody

May 3rd, 2015 at 8:14 am

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Found art of the day

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Here's a homemade clip of the end credits of Godzilla: Final Wars.
This could be Jean-Luc Godard doing Leni Riefenstahl, as interpreted by Junior in his mom's basement, using a phone to film a laptop. As the camera shakes and struggles to stay centered (difficult when filming widescreen in "extreme portrait" mode), Mom can be heard off camera yelling at Junior to pay attention to her.
The credits are a series of "money shot" clips of monsters flying, fighting, and screaming in rage, close-ups of anxious human faces (that you saw earlier in the movie), people fighting in space suits, and choreographed explosions.
This exciting montage (rolled over by credit-text) is accompanied by a rather haunting symphonic synthesizer score by prog rock titan Keith Emerson. (He said in an interview that only a portion of the music he wrote for the film was used, but this is intact, apparently.) The scale-climbing classical crescendos, in an earlier era, might be written with the same intensity by a composer such as Tchaikovsky to commemorate a major battle. The sound quality on Junior's phone is good enough to pick up most of the musical bravado while the action mayhem is being savored.

Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) is an almost note-perfect continuation of the '60s Japanese monster tradition of Destroy All Monsters. There's almost nothing in it to tell you it wasn't made in 1968.

- tom moody

January 14th, 2015 at 11:25 am

sketch for photorealistic painting (cd player)

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- tom moody

November 18th, 2014 at 10:08 am

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sketch for photorealistic painting (wankel rotary engine)

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- tom moody

November 18th, 2014 at 10:01 am

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sketch for photorealistic painting (modem)

modem_sketch

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November 18th, 2014 at 9:56 am

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Molecular Exercises (listening)

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Thanks to all who listened to or purchased Molecular Exercises, my latest musical release on Bandcamp. (Above, "Marble" gives it critical scrutiny -- thanks to Ryz for the photo.)

The photo reminded me to mention that the music has bass parts that will vary in audibility depending on the playback device. Molecular Exercises wasn't too bad on my lightweight laptop but a set of those Dr. Dre headphones or the full PA I know you have in your homes is recommended.

- tom moody

September 8th, 2014 at 10:39 am

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wheels, legs

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modified Google streetview photo

- tom moody

June 29th, 2014 at 8:33 am

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pre-development urban hillsides

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Via Google images. Top: Charles Marville, Rue Champlain (Paris 1850s). Bottom: Chavez Ravine before leveling to make way for... Baseball (Dodger Stadium, LA).
I saw Marville's photo and a view similar to the Chavez Ravine photo on a recent trip to Washington DC museums. Was thinking about the similarities of terrain, socioeconomics, etc.

- tom moody

December 18th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

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found texture

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hat tips GucciSoFlosy and "flaming text"

- tom moody

December 3rd, 2013 at 7:20 pm

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