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Monthly Archives: December 2008

These are my picks for the top non-local/major release, albums of the year. The albums appear in no particular order:

Kanye West- 808’s and Heartbreak
Eagles Of Death Metal- Heart On
Sebastian Grainger and The Mountains- Self Titled
Justice- A Cross The Universe (Live Album/DVD)
Lupe Fiasco- The Cool
N.E.R.D.- Seeing Sounds
The Black Keys- Attack And Release
MGMT- Oracular Spectacular
Beck- Modern Guilt

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The following are my picks for the top local albums of the year. They are in no particular order:

The Love Lights- Young Lions
The Mission Orange- Seasick
The Oregon Donor- Somethings
Black Eyes & Neckties- Apparition!
Wallpaper- On The Chewing Gum Ground
The Nextdoor Neighbors- Magic Vs. The Machine
Wooden Wings- Swan Songs
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band- Weepy EP
PWRFL Power- PWRFL POWER

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New York’s LOT-EK Arch Frim’s goal is to blur the “line between art, architecture, entertainment and information.” One of there main objectives is to use “existing objects, systems and technologies” and use them as “raw materials” in the design and construction process. One of my favorite designs of their’s is the CHK (Container Home Kit).  Check them out at: www.lot-ek.com

(Found Via Arch Daily)

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Today’s GYWO from pages of The Stranger.

Commercial for Japan’s Softbank.
Starring Brad Pitt.
Directed by Wes Anderson.

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It’s reported that on Monday evening the Federal Aviation Authority granted the New Mexico Spaceport Authority there Launch Site License, a necessary part of there efforts to build and run the United States first commercial spaceport. Spaceport America will be the homesite of Virgin Intergalactic’s space program. Construction is slated to begin in first quarter of 2009.

Oh damn!

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C1 by Curiosity and Milligram Studios.

Possibly the greatest bathroom I have ever seen in my life.

(Found via ArchDaily)