Hummingbird Hat

November 8, 2009

This guy made a hummingbird hat. A pair of hummingbird feeders cantilevered off a bike helmet. Yeah, exactly what it sounds like. I can’t stop watching this video. The expression on his face. The thumbs-up. It’s like he’s sticking it to every jerk who ever made fun of his Tilley hat and recumbent bike in high school. This is what those inspirational posters mean when they say you should FIND YOUR BLISS.

ROY FOUND HIS BLISS AND HIS BLISS LOOKS LIKE THREE HUMMINGBIRDS FLITTING AROUND HIS BIKE-HELMETED FACE ON A QUIET AFTERNOON AT THE COTTAGE.

(also: there is birdshit on his shoulder.)

(also: on his chest. just saying.)

(also: i want a hummingbird hat, please.)

(also: some hummingbirds.)

Via Regretsy.

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Beatles recording sessions, deconstructed

November 8, 2009

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Here are three short audio clips explaining the recording sessions for The Beatles’ songs A Day In The Life, Come Together, and She’s Leaving Home.

Highlights include a great clip of Lennon singing his FACE off in studio, creating a raw, punchy guide track in order to give the orchestra some extra energy. There are also some guitar licks that never made it into the final tracks, and lots of insights about how to record onto a four-track. Fascinating stuff; a great listen. ~9 minutes total running time.
Via Waxy.