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Stones in the Park: The big-time rock era born in Hyde Park 41 years ago today
07.05.2010
10:55 am
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After a couple of drug-bust-heavy years off the road, the Rolling Stones were at a few turning points as of July 5, 1969. Their back-to-basics Beggars Banquet album signaled the end of the rainbow dream of Their Satanic Majesties Request, and a return to a therapeutic blues mode that would last them long into the ‘70s. Most importantly, guitarist Mick Taylor of John Mayall’s Blues Breakers had replaced a drug-soaked Brian Jones, and Jones had been found drowned in the pool of his Sussex home two days before their previously booked free performance in Hyde Park. The Stones decide to go on with the show. As shown below, Britain’s leading independent Granada Television was there.

Granada put the biggest rock concert in England’s history to that point (250,000 people, with Woodstock planned for a month later) into context by chatting with the band, the fans and members of the amazingly efficient Kent chapter of the Hells Angels. Unfortunately, the Stones’ next huge concert would demonstrate that the Kent Angels neglected to exchange notes with their West Coast brothers about how to best secure a large crowd…
 
Please note: Live Video seemed to be the only free video site that’s hosting the full documentary. Unfortunately, the user experience after the jump is less than optimal—the video just starts and buffers a lot. It seems best to just pause the screen and let it load before playing. Please remember that it’s free, and that for best results you can buy the DVD by clicking the link below.
 
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Posted by Ron Nachmann
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07.05.2010
10:55 am
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Have a safe 4th of July !
07.02.2010
12:56 pm
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Posted by Brad Laner
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07.02.2010
12:56 pm
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Teletubbie from Hell
06.28.2010
11:37 am
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Exactly what the world needs…

And yet another Teletubbie is subjected to the horrors of circuit bending. This poor fellow has been gutted and halved, and his skull has been de-fluffed so that his electronic guts could be relocated behind his face (a major improvement, I dare say). He is now rebuilt and can happily jabber on, speaking the eloquent language of circuit bent toys, like a power tool being tossed about in a blender that is tumbling down several flights of metal stairs. Poetry. Enjoy!

(via Mister Honk)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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06.28.2010
11:37 am
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Diego Maradona loves his players but he’s so not gay. OK?
06.23.2010
05:01 pm
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Even if you’re a soccer layman who knows the name Pele, you’ve likely also heard the name Diego Maradona. The legendary 49-year-old Argentine player and coach, who captained his national team to win the 1986 World Cup is known as much for his off-field controversies (like his 20-year cocaine habit) as for those on-field, including his “Hand of God” goal.

During this week’s World Cup activity, Diego got handed a true moment when a journalist’s question about the current Argentine captain’s cuddly treatment of his excellent players got mistranslated into an intimation about the way El Diego swings.
 

 

Posted by Ron Nachmann
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06.23.2010
05:01 pm
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K-Strass the yo-yo prankster strikes again !
06.23.2010
11:37 am
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How does he manage it ? God, I love this guy !

 
Previously on DM : BRILLIANT YO-YO PRANKSTER K-STRASS

 

Posted by Brad Laner
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06.23.2010
11:37 am
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Mashup: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Daleks
06.21.2010
12:17 pm
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Here’s a clever Doctor Who and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy mashup.
 
(via Nerdcore)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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06.21.2010
12:17 pm
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Refait: Football as Everyday Life
06.15.2010
02:11 am
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In a stroke of pure Euro genius, France’s Pied La Biche art collective have produced Refait, a complete re-enactment of the 15-minute penalty phase of the 1982 World Cup semifinals between France and Germany in the setting of Villeurbane, just northeast of Lyon.

By mapping the grinding tension of an extended penalty across the wide spaces and casual attitude of a small industrial town, Pied provide an irreverent yet plaintive—and somewhat hypnotizing—perspective on the frailty of human achievement. Horst Hrubesch’s winning shot never seemed so enduring.

 

Refait from Pied La Biche on Vimeo.

 

Posted by Ron Nachmann
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06.15.2010
02:11 am
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