China fights back on Tibet

There’s a nice little war on Youtube regarding the current situation in Tibet. Here’s one of the main flashpoints, created by a Chinese-Australian:

I dare you to read through the mindboggling 141,770 comments (and counting)!

Fucking Champs – Flawless Victory

Here’s another live video–

the Fucking Champs — Flawless victory (12/31/05) live at the Bottom of the Hill! (from the album: The Fucking Champs – III )

For good measure, here’s Voivod playing Inner Combustion and Nothingface…

Jose Antonio Escobar–Awesome Chilean Classical Guitar Music

Wow, it’s like super melodic and complicated Chilean classical guitar…great stuff. Like Andres Segovia meets King Crimson, Captain Beefheart, and Bach.

Jose Antonio Escobar: Chilean Classical Guitar Music Podcast

Very beautiful and skillful stuff

Here’s his website

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Here’s a more restrained piece:

Sesame Street Grindcore

There are some pretty sweet Sesame Street/Muppets death metal mashups floating around. Enjoy!

Drive Like Jehu–Hand Over Fist, Don Caballero–Slice Where You Live Like Pie, Germbox–Frankie Mayorga live videos!

Here are some more videos I posted on YouTube: 90s post-punk prog-rock goodness! Also see the Fucking Champs/C4AM95 video I posted above–Flawless Victory!

You should get Germbox’s Fraction of Exaggeration CD if you don’t have it–it’s amazing, sort of like Voivod’s Nothingface meets the Bastro and the Jesus Lizard and Drive Like Jehu.

Drive Like Jehu – Hand Over Fist – Al’s Bar

Don Caballero – Slice Where You Live Like Pie-Fireside Bowl

Germbox -Frankie Mayorga and unreleased intro

Compact Flourescent Lightbulbs and Mercury

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CFLs…they save energy but can release the neurotoxin mercury if broken…unintended consequences???

The Bats, the Bees, and Apocalypse

Uh-oh…

the bees are dying off, and now bats are dying off too.

NY Times:

Bats Perish, and No One Knows Why

Lots of random theories abound–pesticides, cell phone and wireless internet signals confusing bees and bats, global warming, etc…

No bees and no bats…partial ecosystem collapse??? Who will pollinate the food, and who will keep away insect pests?

Bees Dying: Is it a Crisis or a Phase?