And this is interesting… Part 1

And this is interesting… Part 1

or, I swear, I shall close every last one of these tabs.

Sorry it’s been slow blog lately. A casual look around reveals that most others are even lazier. Anyway. Been very busy getting a record out to press, a 2011 calendar started and getting a front yard garden put in. More on all that in the coming weeks and months.

In the meanwhile here’s the things I’ve found super interesting and want to share.

Many years ago, Alex Jordan Jr., in an inspired case of Frank Lloyd Wright envy, created the astounding mid-west tourist attraction, the House on the Rock. A few years later, acclaimed comic book writer Neil Gaiman created the astounding, and much recommended novel American Gods, which features a pivotal scene in the House on The Rock. On October 29th and 30th, you can join Neil Gaiman and other American Gods fans for literary panels, talks, presentations, a limited number of chances to ride the World’s Largest Carousel, and a costume party focused on all things American Gods. If you can’t make that, but love the book and own a camera, you can join my flickr group, American Gods House. The group description is highly entertaining.

I don’t know how I missed this for so long, but John Bergin has taken his classic self-published From Inside to the screen. Very much worth a look.

150 years ago – April 9, 1860: Phonoautogram made the oldest known human sound recording “Au Clair de la Lune.”

After a year of silence, Schenectady media icon Ed Dague is back in the blogsphere. Oh yeah, baby!

Paul Rapp calmly and sanely defuses the hysteria over the FCC/Comcast ruling.

Help save BBC 6Music! Go get “Joy Division Oven Gloves” by Half Man Half Biscuit.

DJ Shadow launches Shadow Radio: Tune In NOW!! is up for a Webby Award for Best Celebrity/Fan website for 2010. Go vote now. See Wow Cool’s feature on the website.

Salvador Dali designed the Chupa Chups logo? Who knew? Steven Heller says it, it must be true.

This comic strip about Tesla by Kate Beaton is wonderful.