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Jim Morrison predicts Techno….

May 2, 2012 3 comments

How’s this for prescience….

This is apparently from a 1970 American TV music show, and demonstrates how easy it can be to predict the future, especially if you’ve done as much Acid as Mr. Mojo Risin allegedly had.

Sadly Jim was only around for another year or so after these prophetic words (he died at 27) so he never got to see how right on the money he was and how much beautiful music electronics, tapes and machines have made over the last 40 years…

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Realtime Construction Clock

May 2, 2012 4 comments

FOURTH UPDATE

As at November 2013, I’m still looking, but I can’t find the whole thing online anymore.. I have found this 10 minute extract, which should give you a taste….

THIRD UPDATE…

As of May 2013 (and possibly much earlier I haven’t checked in a while) The Russian Esquire site no longer works.. Sorry about that, you’ll just have to make do with the extract on the app site…

SECOND UPDATE…

Success… Try this this site.  It belongs to Russian Esquire Magazine which seems to be hosting the clock. I got it from the artists own blog, so hopefully it’s safe… It’s not full screen like the previous one though, but at least it’s in real time. Press the fourth tab across the top for London time (I’m not sure what the others read, other the fifth one is Moscow and the last one is probably Tokyo)

UPDATE…

Would you believe it, 3 hours after I posted this, the link to the realtime video has stopped working.. it now leads to a rather strange music video.. So I’ve had to substitute a new link that takes you to the clock creators’ website, where you can buy it as a $30 app or watch a 3 minute extract..

Bugger.. I’ll have to keep an eye on it and see if I can find the link to the realtime site… or if anyone comes across it, please let me know…

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My friend Dan sent me this link yesterday to one of the best sites I’ve seen in ages…

It’s a real time clock being made by a group of guys in safety hats with wooden planks, steel bolts and step ladders on some rough ground in what looks like Berlin.

It runs for the full 24 hours, so click on it at any time, day or night and there they are, constructing the numbers: lit up at night and stripped to the waist in the afternoon…

I especially like the way they all move off to the side once the time is finished so it’s all nice and tidy. Then if the next time requires only a small modification, one person comes out after quite a long wait and moves a single plank. As and when more digits need to change however, they all rush out quite soon after the previous time and hurriedly start rearranging the planks…

Genius, totally brilliant. Like all excellent things, it’s simple, very effective and mesmerising…

(I haven’t watched it long enough to see where the join is yet. I’m sad, but not that sad.. actually I probably am, and I’m sure I’ll find it soon…)

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