The geography-cartography-topography of the planet Mars (which took me ageeeees to complete)! You can see the whole project here.
I wanted to show the striking dichotomy of the Marsian surface (the two hemispheres differ in elevation by 1 to 3 km). While the northern one-third is relatively flat and lies below the conventional ‘zero elevation’ level (aka the “sea level”, only there’s no ocean to evaluate), the southern hemisphere is mountains and highlands heavily cratered. Plus there are large river valleys and outflow channels cutting through the separation. Our deserts are quite boring in comparison!
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Fela Kuti & The Afrika 70
"He Miss Road" (Cold Duck re-edit)
A great Fela track I recently discovered, and then decided to give a little re-edit (with some overdubs from the original).
Originally produced by Ginger Baker, featuring drums by Tony Allen with sax and lead vox by Fela Kuti.
Source: SoundCloud / DJ Cold Duck
filmstrip cylinder lamp…
Gil Scott-Heron Black Wax
Photos of kids going to school in various parts of the world.
Tony Allen Teams Up With Damon Albarn For His New Song - Konbini
"Tony Allen first started working with Damon Albarn in 2007 Blur‘s frontman project The Good, The Bad & The Queen. Tony joined an elegant supergroup also composed by The Clash’s Paul Simonon and The Verve’s Simon Tong to create a splendid historical LP.
Six years later, the Nigerian drummer releases his first solo album since 2009, Film of Life and obviously calls Damon to sing and play piano on a his main track.
Go Back is a beautiful and elegant song, sublimed by a moving video paying respect to the African refugees on the Italian island of Lampedusa.
Tony Allen was formerly known as Afrobeat most renowned band Fela Kuti‘s drummer.”
Grace Jones by Antonio Lopez
The camera angle they never show on TV
star trek cat tree…
just passing through…
There is any number of “first disco records.” But there is no question that the first recorded disco mix — the first collection of songs beat-matched on tape to facilitate nonstop dancing — came from Tom Moulton.
In 1971, Moulton — a former A&R man for King Records, the home of James Brown in the 1950s and ’60s, who’d briefly quit the music business and become a model — was inspired by a visit to New York’s Fire Island to try his hand at making the dance floor experience more seamless. As Moulton told NPR last March, he spent 80 hours splicing together a reel-to-reel mix of current hits — then began to make them every few months for the Sandpiper, a Fire Island club.
But maybe his most important accidental creation came in 1974, when Moulton pressed his re-edit of Al Downing’s “I’ll Be Holding On” with a 12-inch acetate rather than the normal 7-inch ones used for singles. It was simple physics— wider grooves contain more information — and the sound quality was huge, bassy and powerful: perfect for DJs working with big systems, and expanding the canvas for musicians. (NPR)
Photo: Gloria Gaynor, whose cover of the Jackson 5’s”Never Can Say Goodbye” was one of the first songs included in a side-long megamix, in the 1970s. (Echoes/Redferns)
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