May 2008

Media30 May 2008 07:02 am

R.E.M. photo by Hank Grebe, 1981

Oddly enough my gallery of R.E.M. photos has low visibility under Google’s image search, so here is where you can find them. These shots are from an early tour by the band, R.E.M. was just gaining traction in 1981. Have fun on the new tour guys… I don’t think I could get any better seats than these.

R.E.M. photo by Hank Grebe, 1981

Media11 May 2008 01:24 pm

Flash Coverflow

So here is my implementation (click image above to run) of the Weber Design Labs open source Flash coverflow app loading JPEG files and links from an XML file. The app was posted last September 2007 and there are now over 250 comments providing code enhancements and variations on the original Actionscript code.

Of course along the way there are fun things to be found. One is flame, a CoverFlow built using the PaperVision3D engine. Another fine diversion is the wise ass, You Suck at Photoshop series of online video tutorials, a slice of life of a Photoshop using human. Must be seen to be liked or disgusted by.

Humor&Internet07 May 2008 11:39 am

Geraldine and Ricky LP Album Cover

This hasn’t happened to me in awhile: getting caught up in the flow of Internet exploration. It all began when something drew me to go visit tumblr which is a website full of all sorts of mini-media blogs, I guess they’re called tumblelogs.

So, there are all these cool photos posted there, linked to other places, such as FFFFOUND! which is a very fun place to get lost in. Which is where I found the image above, at Jim’s collection of Worst Album covers of all time (plus some).

Another Grebe Triumph!  The CR-5 Radio ReceiverSpeaking of vintage artwork inspired by sound and music, I’ve been receiving scans of 1920’s Grebe radio ads which are being posted at

OK, I’m out of the wormhole for now.