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Buffalo Quickie Embedable Player

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  • Monday, October 27 2008 @ 12:03 am PDT
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General News Yup, here it is, the embedable Buffalo Quickie Player, courtesy of YouTube. Have the entire Quickie playlist, wherever you want it! Just copy and paste the code from the player below into you favorite website, blog, myspace, etc!

And now available in Super-size!

Buffalo Quickie now on YouTube

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  • Sunday, October 26 2008 @ 09:49 am PDT
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You can now watch all your favorite Buffalo Music and Poetry Quickies right on YouTube!
Just go to the new Buffalo Readings channel at:
http://ca.youtube.com/user/buffaloreadings

Give 'em some views and ratings, and spread the word!

-Moose.

Buffalo Quickie #35 Jeff Cotrill, Party Like Juan

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  • Friday, October 24 2008 @ 11:45 am PDT
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Welcome back to the Buffalo Quickie. We've been on a brief hiatus while King Otho's computer was packed up, but after seeing this week's poet, I think you'll agree it was worth the wait. Presenting Jeff Cottrill and his magical piece: Party Like Juan. If you want more of Jeff, check him out at http://jeffcottrill.coffeehouse.ca

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dissolution and composition

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  • Tuesday, October 14 2008 @ 11:04 am PDT
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dissolution and composition from James Honzik on Vimeo. A new visual poem: transformation, metamorphosis, transfiguration.

Buffalo Quickie #34 Steven Heinitz featuring the Band, Legacy Revealed

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  • Tuesday, September 16 2008 @ 06:02 pm PDT
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Steve is a long time Friend of the Buffalo (FOTB) who graced us with a rare performance at last week's Buffalo Bowery Open Mic.

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Buffalo Readings Quickie #33 Eugene The Poet featuring The Band

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  • Friday, September 12 2008 @ 05:19 am PDT
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Eugene came through at the last Buffalo Bowery Open Mic and blasted out a few of his pieces. We're glad he did.

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What is Graffiti Archaeology?

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  • Monday, September 01 2008 @ 11:37 pm PDT
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Buffalo From the awesome site Graffiti Archaeology:

"Graffiti Archaeology is a project devoted to the study of graffiti-covered walls as they change over time. The core of the project is a timelapse collage, made of photos of graffiti taken at the same location by many different photographers over a span of several years. The photos were taken in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and other cities, over a timespan from the late 1990's to the present."

I heard about this site on Systm. The GA features an awesome Flash interface and is constantly growing, thanks to their world-wide contributed flikr group. Be sure to check them out and maybe help them out too.

The Mustache Discourse

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  • Saturday, August 23 2008 @ 04:47 pm PDT
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New Samurai Stories This is an essay of sorts that I wrote after growing a noticeable mustache. It's about the demasculinization that men have been suffering since World War II and the perception that mustaches are only for villains and devils. I believe that many many heroic men of the 19th and 20th Century have had mustaches and I embody them every day with my own mustache. Mustaches are a natural element of manhood and should not be denied, but rather explored and celebrated. I hope you enjoy the read. It's appeared on my blog on MySpace as well as on the blog Brick is Red. Peace The Fleece

A Poem About

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  • Saturday, August 23 2008 @ 04:46 pm PDT
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Poetry The other night a horse
bit me on the hand

...Together, We Win The World...

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  • Friday, August 22 2008 @ 10:57 pm PDT
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After watching this video on YouTube that I stumbled upon while researching the technological wonder that is the Organic LED, I can't help but think this should be the happiest day of my life. And yet, that's not how I feel, distinctly not. If I were Guy Fieri tasting my feelings right now for the first time, I'd say that fear - would be a good starting place, along with the same confused and vulnerable sadness you feel while watching hour three of 2001: A Space Odyssey. All this and the videos only 3 minutes long! (Though as you'll soon find out, it doesn't really need to be) First off, they (and I use that term with firm intuition that there is no 'they') have finally invented the ultimate phone watch, and it's apparently how together, we win the world.

***NOTE: I have not yet visited their website, as I wanted to write this piece first, just incase the bastards just set up a trap to catch hapless gadget fans like myself curious about a giant silver round phone strapped to your arm, and thats when they reprogram you to kill for North Korea. The music is obviously some sort of mind control device.

Buffalo Readings Quickie #32 Alberto Rigettini featuring The Band

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  • Tuesday, August 12 2008 @ 07:31 pm PDT
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Alberto came to last week's open mic and rocked the house with this passionate and masterful performance.

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Fractals, Buddhabrot, and Other Curiosities...

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  • Monday, August 11 2008 @ 01:16 pm PDT
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For those of you who went to the Buffalo Bowery Poetry Jazz Open Mic, you might remember the glowing Julia Set wall art behind the band and poets. And for those of you who didn't, you probably don't remember it. Well you're in luck, I uploaded it to vimeo, in a much sped up and slightly bluer version, and I've inset a map of the Mandelbrot Set showing the path through the Mandelbrot Set taken by the video:


Julia/Mandelbrot set tour 1e from Roger Kenny on Vimeo

And then, while further researching fractal videos on vimeo, I came across the concept of the Buddhabrot, pictured below. This is an entirely new way to visualize the Mandelbrot Set developed by Melinda Green. It's actually something I thought about in the past, but never pursued, and thanks to Melinda and those who came after her, it's now a very awesome reality.

As everyone knows, the Mandelbrot Set is an iteration of points in the complex plane, when you graph it, each pixel is iterated through the equation over and over. Those pixels that get infinitely large are given a color outside the Mandelbrot set, running through the colors you choose based on how fast that pixel goes to infinity. Those that hang around, and end up at zero are considered part of the Mandelbrot Set, and are colored the same, usually black or white.
But what if instead of just testing each pixel, and throwing that data away, you actually show the path it takes as it orbits out to infinity? Well say hello to the Buddhabrot. It's a multi-dimensional density map of the shooting out paths of the Mandelbrot Set. And it's full of kick ass awesomeness. Here's an absolutely amazing 4D rotation and zoom-in video of the Buddhabrot:

There's a bunch more awesome videos around the internet, on YouTube, etc. Here's some links:
Melinda Green's own Buddhabrot page
Albert Lobo, who created the above YouTube video

And just for kicks, here's a 4D Rubik's cube:

http://www.superliminal.com/cube/cube.htm

MOOSE!
-KO

MIT Develops Efficient Means of Storing Solar Energy

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  • Friday, August 01 2008 @ 10:38 am PDT
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Buffalo Through the development of some mystery catalyst, researchers at MIT shown how you can cheaply and efficiently breakdown tap water into hydrogen and oxygen with extra electricity from solar panels, thereby storing that energy for later use. Check out the video on Engadget.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/01/mit-develops-solar-storage-nirvana-energy-crisis-solved/

Buffalo Readings Quickie #31 King Otho w/The Three Daves Band, Garbage In Yada, Yada...

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  • Thursday, July 31 2008 @ 03:19 am PDT
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There's a whole page missing from the performance of this poem, but the moment was just awesome anyhow. A shinny nickel and a handshake goes to the first one who names in the comments which countries are missing!

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Yes yes yes yes yes!

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  • Wednesday, July 30 2008 @ 09:40 pm PDT
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Buffalo American Hero! Individual Rights! Stop Prosecuting Pot!


Read more on Norml.org
http://www.house.gov/frank/hr5843summary.html

Buffalo Readings Quickie #30: Noah Levin, Staring off the Brooklyn Side of the East River at Night

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  • Wednesday, July 23 2008 @ 07:56 pm PDT
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Noah whips out this fan favorite and wails it with the awesome Three Daves Band at Make Music NY 08!

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TED: The theory of talk

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  • Tuesday, July 22 2008 @ 06:15 pm PDT
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I stumbled upon this while looking for cool science podcasts on Miro. It's TED, the awesome annual conference where thousands of smart people get together and give each other lectures, and it's truly inspiring. Among the video lectures you'll find the cutting edge of science, technology, philosophy and design, and it's not third, or second generation, but first, right from the mouth of the minds who thought them.

http://www.ted.com/index.php/
Browse the site, get it on itunes, watch some awesome videos.

Buffalo Quickie #29, Make Music New York: David Acevedo, __________

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  • Saturday, July 05 2008 @ 03:26 am PDT
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Dave tears it up with the band The Three Daves at the Make Music New York Festival. When David jumps up and down he is reading "!!!" and he blinks his eyes similar to the science tests of decapitation and brain functionality at the end.

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Buffalo Readings Quickie #28, Make Music New York: King Otho, I Suppose I Should Say

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  • Thursday, June 26 2008 @ 03:47 pm PDT
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The Buffalo had the great pleasure of performing at the Bowery's Make Music New York presentation. We were thrown up in front of the place with a mic and commandeered the band who was on before us; I think you'll agree we made the most of it!

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Buffalo Pics from Make Music New York

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  • Monday, June 23 2008 @ 03:09 pm PDT
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Buffalo These pics are from our performance on Saturday for Make Music New York
Make Music New York 2008 @ Bowery Poetry Club
Make Music New York 2008 @ Bowery Poetry Club

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