500th post, best music of 2009

500th post on 7hedejavu!

The best albums of 2009, here's my list and a player so you can listen to some picks from the albums.

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1. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

2. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic

3. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

4. The XX

5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Its Blitz

6. Peter Bjorn & John - Living Thing

7. Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon

8. Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young

9. The Dead Weather - Only By The Night

10. Mos Def - The Ecstatic


Jose + 10

All this World Cup talk has got me watching those old Adidas commercials from 2006 again:

Beatboxing: Wind Technique


lucy in the sky with diamonds....

"These 9 drawings were done by an artist under the influence of LSD -- part of a test conducted by the US government during it's dalliance w ith psychotomimetic drugs in the late 1950's. The artist was given a dose of LSD 25 and free access to an activity box full of crayons and pencils. His subject is the medico that jabbed him."

First drawing is done 20 minutes after the first dose (50ug)

An attending doctor observes - Patient chooses to start drawing with charcoal. The subject of the experiment reports - 'Condition normal... no effect from the drug yet."

4 hours 25 minutes after first dose.

Patient retreated to the bunk, spending approximately 2 hours lying, waving his hands in the air. His return to the activity box is sudden and deliberate, changing media to pen and water colour.

'This will be the best drawing, Like the first one, only better. If I'm not careful I'll lose control of my movements, but I won't, because I know. I know' - (this saying is then repeated many times).

Patient makes the last half-a-dozen strokes of the drawing while running back and forth across the room.

5 hours 45 minutes after first dose.

Patient continues to move about the room, intersecting the space in complex variations. It's an hour and a half before he settles down to draw again - he appears over the effects of the drug.

'I can feel my knees again, I think it's starting to wear off. This is a pretty good drawing - this pencil is mighty hard to hold' - (he is holding a crayon).

See the progress here