…is a raditaion

Below is a new video from unzed reggae funk legends The Blackseeds.  Its classic Blackseeds style, I especially appreciate the video that has been edited and produced by the very talented Nektar Productions also from Wellington. The video uses what I assume is public domain footage, making a beautiful and moving sequence of unrelated films clips feed together into the narrative of the song.  Its slightly subversive, its moving and beautiful.  Reminds me of the bit of graffiti I saw the other day.  “The future is bleak, uncertain, and beautiful.”

some nice graphics and not so nice inequality

Here’s a great article with fancy graphs from business insider . com.  It illustrates  the massive financial inequalities in the states, and how progressive regimes there have worked to increase them.  It also shows the fallacy of understanding politics as a competition between left and right ideologies.  These graphics illustrate that politics is now simply a clever method of transferring even more wealth to the already very very wealthy.

Tsunami Box Extract

Have a read of the first chapter of the new Freerange-published book Tsunami Box by Gerald Melling.

Gerald is a partner in the award winning Architecture firm MellingMorse Architects. In 2008 they won the NZ Home of the Year 2008 with the Signal Box House Masterton, and their Samurai House is featured in the Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century Architecture. Their work has been featured in the following: The Listener, Architectural Review, Architecture and Design, Architecture New Zealand, Urbis, House and Garden, At Home: A Century Of New Zealand Design, World Architecture: A Critical Mosaic 1900 -2000.

Gerald has published several books of writing on NZ Architecture; Joyful Architecture: The genius of New Zealand’s Ian Athfield (1980), Mid City Crisis & Other Stories (1989), and Positively Architecture: New Zealand’s Roger Walker. (1985). He has also had his poetry widely published in Landfall, New Canadian Poetry, Post Cards from the Coast (1992), Illustrated Poetry (1968).

Click below to see read the first chapter.

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