2 x Commodore Amiga 500 Computers (1987)… 1 x DJ Mixer… and 3 years stright worth of tracking 4 channel MOD files in Protracker!! A computer less than 8Mhz in speed and with less than 1MB of RAM (it has 512k!) This is the result, played live for the first time at Sync 10. There will hopefully be more gigs in the future so stay tuned.
The recording was a combo of a X/Y mic and a live line input. I didn’t realize that it was still recording in this fashion when I was playing hence you’ve got all the background crowd too - but I guess it adds to the atmos! Outdoor party the undercover area up front and a tin roof that rattles occasionally :-)
3rd self-released EP from The Min Min Lights: Secret Sessions.
‘Secret Sessions’ was recorded during residence at our old farm-style cottage share-house at Doon Court, in Briar Hill, Victoria, Australia.
The recordings were taken in 2009 from practice sessions of our live performance score for Kwaidan, which took place at Rainbow Serpent Festival the same year.
We have decided to release the recordings, but true to The Min Min Lights ethos, we journeyed to the Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, where we re-recorded Secret Sessions amongst a windy open-air environment.
WHEN people tell me they find science boring, I can understand where they are coming from. But they have been taken in by one of the most successful cover-ups of all time. Science and those who practise it are careful to portray themselves as logical, responsible, objective, rational, straight - in a nutshell, unhuman. But look at the history of science, and you will find scientists often do extraordinary things to achieve their goals. They take drugs, fight with one another, steal each other’s ideas, commit fraud and character assassination and generally behave all too humanly. Here are some of science’s most unconventional moments, in no particular order.
AFTER years of hype, controversy and disappointment, stem cell treatments may finally be poised to reach masses of patients. The world’s first successful implant of a synthetic windpipe raises the prospect of implanting patients with a host of “off-the-peg” synthetic structures coated with their own stem cells. And in South Korea last week, regulators became the first in the world to approve for sale to hospitals a stem cell therapy for people who have had heart attacks.
A 36-year-old man who had tracheal cancer has received a new lab-made windpipe seeded with his own stem cells in a procedure in Sweden they call the first successful attempt of its kind, officials said Thursday.
The Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm said the surgery was performed June 9, and that the patient is on his way to a “full recovery.” He will be released from a hospital Friday.
Once upon a time, the planet was tyrannized by a giant dragon. The dragon stood taller than the largest cathedral, and it was covered with thick black scales. Its red eyes glowed with hate, and from its terrible jaws flowed an incessant stream of evil-smelling yellowish-green slime. It demanded from humankind a blood-curdling tribute: to satisfy its enormous appetite, ten thousand men and women had to be delivered every evening at the onset of dark to the foot of the mountain where the dragon-tyrant lived. Sometimes the dragon would devour these unfortunate souls upon arrival; sometimes again it would lock them up in the mountain where they would wither away for months or years before eventually being consumed.