Tuesday, August 21, 2007

We're So Officially On Summer Hiatus

To your left: Bear laughs at stupid human interaction with computers and mind-melds directly with the laptop.

Even though we have a bit to go before we go, I'm putting fhb officially on hiatus for the next few weeks, hoping that the "official" moniker will prompt me to start posting again when we get back from vacay. In the interim, until I do, you can currently find more regular postings at a Series of Tubes and fairly regular postings at Dreamtime.

See you - as the song goes - in September.

Is It F***ked? Flow Chart

It's interesting how memes get started, and tend to lose their provenance over the years. Here's something I saw over at Boingboing that made me lol. Surprisingly I've never seen it before since, as someone noted in a comment, it was all the rage with the techie cube crowd for several years.

The source is apparently from a 1999 book - Antarctica, by Kim Stanley Robinson. The blogger created his version sometime in 2001 after seeing yet another version on a dorm whiteboard.

Friday, August 17, 2007

More on the New Dylan Music Video

as mentioned in our earlier post. We now know...

  1. It's a music video for Mick Ronson's remix version of Most Likely You'll Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine).
  2. It was shot at Brooklyn's Art and Historical Center.
  3. The Brooklyn segment was filmed sans Ronson, who will be added later.
  4. Wyclef Jean makes a cameo appearance, and Amy Winehouse's backing band - The Dap Kings - are also featured.
  5. And they definitely did get "people who embody the style of the 1960s, 70s or 80s (i.e. hippies, disco dancers, punks)" plus Dylan like-a-looks.
I don't think much of the Ronson remix, compared to, say, the wonderful Italian rap remix of Like a Rolling Stone performed by Articolo 31, but from the stills it looks like the video could be kind of cool.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Seeking Bob Dylan Fans for new music video

via craigslist:

We are seeking 2 types of talent for this video…

- Men and women in their 20s-40s who are fans of Bob Dylan. Prefer people who embody the style of the 1960s, 70s or 80s (i.e. hippies, disco dancers, punks), but we are open to anyone who is a fan of Dylan and wants to be in his music video.

- Bob Dylan look-a-likes at any stage of his life between 5’7” – 5’9” in height. If you feel like you have his look, style or would fit into these decades because of the clothes you have tucked away or a groovy car, we want to hear from you.

If you are available for the shoot on Tuesday, August 14, please email a photo and contact information to BobDylanVideo@gmail.com. Please mention any vintage items (clothes, props, or cars) you might have that would be useful for this video.

"I'm Not There" soundtrack listing

via The Playlist blog. The soundtrack will reportedly be released on October 30th. "I'm Not There" the movie is slated for a November 21st release

All Along The Watchtower --Eddie Vedder & The Million Dollar Bashers
As I Went Out One Morning--Mira Billotte
Ballad Of A Thin Man--Stephen Malkmus & The Million Dollar Bashers
Billy--Los Lobos
Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window--The Hold Steady
Can't Leave Her Behind--Stephen Malkmus & Lee Ranaldo
Cold Irons Bound--Tom Verlaine & The Million Dollar Bashers
Dark Eyes--Iron & Wine & Calexico
Fourth Time Around--Yo La Tengo
Goin' To Acapulco--Jim James & Calexico
Highway 61 Revisited--Karen O & The Million Dollar Bashers
I Wanna Be Your Lover--Yo La Tengo
I'm Not There--Bob Dylan
I'm Not There--Sonic Youth
Just Like A Woman--Charlotte Gainsbourg & Calexico
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues--Ramblin' Jack Elliot
Knockin' On Heaven's Door--Antony & The Johnsons
The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll--Mason Jennings
Maggie's Farm--Stephen Malkmus & The Million Dollar Bashers
Mama You've Been On My Mind--Jack Johnson
The Man In The Long Black Coat--Mark Lanegan
Moonshiner--Bob Forrest
One More Cup Of Coffee--Roger McGuinn & Calexico
Pressing On--John Doe
Ring Them Bells--Sufjan Stevens
SeƱor (Tales Of Yankee Power)--Willie Nelson & Calexico
Simple Twist Of Fate--Jeff Tweedy
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Memphis Blues Again--Cat Power
The Times They Are A Changin'--Mason Jennings
Tombstone Blues--Richie Havens
When The Ship Comes In--Marcus Carl Franklin
Wicked Messenger--The Black Keys
You Ain't Goin 'Nowhere--Glen Hansard & Markta Irglov

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Technical difficulties

We're having a couple of... never mind.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

New at Dreamtime

According to the story in Chronicles, Gorgeous George told Bob Dylan, "You're making it come alive." Here's a brief biography of the man who during his heyday was one of the most famous entertainers in the world. Running time: 10 minutes

Episode 38 - A Wink or a Nod From Some Unexpected Place

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Summer Reading Recommendations

"I had a great run, no question. Woodstock. The 'Alice's Restaurant' movie. 'City of New Orleans.' I recommend it to anyone who's 18. But as a life? No thanks." - Arlo Guthrie

From Today's Globe : a very funny interview with Arlo Guthrie.

"...if you wave your arms around hard enough, sometimes you can fly."

The best science fiction novel I've read (so far) this Summer: The Accidental Time Machine, by Joe Haldeman.

The best non-fiction book I've read (so far) this Summer: Ted Anthony's Chasing the Rising Sun, Anthony's journey into the heart of The House of the Rising Sun, as well as into the heart of America itself.

If you haven't heard the Dreamtime podcast on the song, btw, why haven't you?

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Hell Joe, for $100 more I could buy in at the WSOP

...maybe if it includes a lap dance at Cheetahs...


You are invited to join Joe Hachem, the 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion, at 'A Weekend with Joe Hachem' - a poker player's dream weekend of private lessons, tournament and high end hospitality.

The weekend takes place on December 7 - 9, 2007 and is geared towards providing poker players with intimate, one-on-one poker training as well as an exclusive Las Vegas experience. The weekend is limited to only 18 players, ensuring a highly personalized experience.

"I'm very excited to offer poker players an immersive weekend of poker where I can give individual attention to each player's game" said Hachem, "The fact that the weekend is limited to 18 players will guarantee that I can work with each and every player and improve their game dramatically".
Attendees arriving in Las Vegas will be greeted at the airport by a limousine and will be driven to Caesars Palace, their home for the weekend. After a cocktail reception, they will board an SUV limousine for a VIP poker-style night on the town, complete with a private dinner and exclusive table service at one of the city's top nightclubs.

Over the course of the following two days, Joe will lead the group in seminars designed specifically to improve their game, both from a strategic and tactical standpoint. Seminar topics range from the technical aspects of pots odds and implied odds to the more strategic lessons including bluffing, reading opponents, tournament strategy, cash game strategy and online poker concepts. In addition to the seminars, the attendees will divide into two groups, and will participate in live workshops work with Joe at the poker tables. It is here that Joe can assess each player's game, identify individual weaknesses and help correct them. The third day will culminate in a private, 18 person poker tournament where the attendees can put their newfound skills to the test.

"If you're a serious poker player looking to improve your game, I invite you to join us for 'A Weekend with Joe Hachem', said Joe, "Not only will you leave a better player, but you will have a great time and live the life of a high stakes poker player".

'A Weekend with Joe Hachem' is limited to only 18 participants and costs $9,900 per player. For more information or to reserve your spot, call 702-327-3889, visit www.weekendwithjoe.com or email weekendwithjoe@gmail.com