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Findley Quaye Kicked Off the Stage at the Convent for “Polluting the Venue with Bullshit”

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In a pretty awesome speech given by promoter Matt Roberts of The Convent Club, Findley Quaye was told to take his shitty music and go home.  At least the shitty music he and his boys were playing at The Convent Club. After a crappy 30-minute set, the promoter came out and cancelled the garbage.  Watch this:

This shit is awesome. Matt Roberts, good on you for putting an end to the garbage that Findley Quaye was throwing down. That is unacceptable performance for people paying, and we salute you for having the testicular fortitude to put an end to it. Here’s the text of what Matt said at his club after putting the kaibash on Findley Quaye…

Matt Roberts:

“I am so sorry guys, I’ve worked in the industry 28 years, I have a reputation.  And the reputation — as small as it is — but when somebody doesn’t turn up for soundcheck at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, and I smile, and then at 9 o’clock they turn up, and then I have a beautiful, beautiful crowd of people who I love, and then they come and they fuck my stage. [pointing at the band] You guys, go home.  We will…  We will refund the tickets, and I can only say that I am so sorry, because the music industry and live music is beautiful.  And.. I — I suffer from alcoholism and stuff, and I have issues in my life, but I am professional.  And I am sorry — I will not sit here and pollute my venue with bullshit, and I can only apologize for you who were getting some of it, because there is some magic there, but not…  international people watching I apologize, but not in the Convent, and I am so sorry guys.  So, all I can say is that this is my house, and I have acted how I feel is appropriate.”

That obviously flared up some people!

On the Convent Club’s Facebook page, Matt Roberts commented on the publicity:

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What do you think of Matt Roberts’ actions? Leave a comment!

JOL Sunday Flickr #28

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Do you Flickr?  Are you still adding lots of your photos to the social photo sharing site of record?

We would hope that you would feel welcome to join the JimOnLight Flickr Group and share your awesome photos of light!  Check out this Sunday’s offerings from a great group of photogs sharing their lumen captures…  make sure to pay tribute and visit the pages of each shot, they’ earned it!

Good Morning Inspiration: Rocking Some Romantics from 1983

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Sometimes when you wake up early, you just need a boost from some vintage 1983 Romantics, from the album In Heat.  For all of you who love this like I do, here’s an internet HIGH FIVE!

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“I hear… the secrets that you keep… when you’re talkin’ in your sleep…”

Crank it up loud, people.  YOU KNOW IN YOUR HEART that the entire office needs a burst of 1980’s awesomesauce!

I hope this starts your day off with an earworm that only WHEELS ON THE BUS can get rid of!  Happy Tuesday!

I Feel Ridiculous That I’m JUST NOW Discovering That Rare Earth is Rare Earth

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Laura and I are crashing with my best friend Greg in Ohio for the next few weeks; work’s been kinda tight since I left Canada, and I’m down here searching.  Billions of things go through your mind when you’re looking for a job and can’t find one in the industry – do I look into other industries for a job, or do I continue pushing my own things?  Do I find somewhere to hunker down and get through a rough time?  It’s pretty amazing to be someone who has a wonderful and crafty partner with which to weather the bad times.  I’m so grateful for my life, and it’s amazing to have such good friends.  It is truly humbling.

I was sitting here this morning with Greg and Laura, and Greg put on this great album full of excellent groove.  I had no idea who it was until Greg put on this track, which is about 3 minutes of the total 21 minutes of the tune on the album:

I had no idea this was Rare Earth, and even less idea that they were this good.  I feel like a failure of the funk:

Go get a cup of coffee, sit down on the couch, and groove to this song — just hit play, you know you need some Rare Earth in your Saturday.

Ready?

Set?

Light, Lighting, and Electricity Facts and Chicks!

I did this once before, but since then there have been a hell of a lot more facts posted.  Now the funniest thing for this post is… we expect more women than men to read it!

It is my pleasure to introduce some of the great Facts and Chicks’ Facts and ChicksLight, Lighting, and Electricity Edition!

(PS:  Ladies and Men, if you want men to look at with facts on them, let me know where they are!  We are equal opportunity expoloitationists for the sake of science!)

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http://factsandchicks.com/post/41536251566/when-in-panic-mode-your-eyes-see-more-frames-per
Fact Source: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_frames_per_second_can_your_eyes_see

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http://factsandchicks.com/post/41964531906/women-can-see-more-colors-than-men-can-source
Fact Source: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/09/120907-men-women-see-differently-science-health-vision-sex/

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http://factsandchicks.com/post/42593838699/the-flashes-of-color-you-see-in-your-eye-after-you
Fact Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphene

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http://factsandchicks.com/post/44963953401/a-star-trek-style-tractor-beam-is-being-created
Fact Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-21187598

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http://factsandchicks.com/post/46693730393/twice-a-year-the-sun-perfectly-lines-up-with-the
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattanhenge

super-capacitor-facts-and-chicks

http://factsandchicks.com/post/47041887365/the-world-strongest-super-capacitor-was-recently
Fact Source: http://io9.com/5987086/meet-the-scientific-accident-that-could-change-the-world

LSD-facts-and-chicks

http://factsandchicks.com/post/48374445164/tripping-on-lsd-has-aided-at-least-2-nobel-prize
Fact Source: http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2006/01/70015?currentPage=all

blue-eyes-facts-and-chicks

http://factsandchicks.com/post/49941859378/all-blue-eyed-people-can-be-traced-back-to-one
Fact Source: http://occupycorporatism.com/blue-eyes-originated-10000-years-ago-in-the-black-sea-region/

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http://factsandchicks.com/post/23879660724/a-man-has-built-a-real-star-trek-beam-gun-source
Fact Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2136184/Man-builds-Star-Trek-phaser-gun-powerful-defeat-Borg-pop-balloon.html

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http://factsandchicks.com/post/15411661442
Fact Source, unofficial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZieGLO9_ks

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http://factsandchicks.com/post/18618764196/submitted-by-puddle

solar-paint-facts-and-chicks

http://factsandchicks.com/post/24003901613/there-is-a-solar-paint-that-can-generate
Fact Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2135571/The-end-bulky-solar-panels-New-solar-paint-generate-electricity-roofs-walls-EVERY-home.html

road-charging-facts-and-chicks

http://factsandchicks.com/post/47378860715/scientists-are-working-on-a-technology-where-the
Fact Source: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120312-wireless-highway-to-charge-cars

laser-facts-and-chicks

http://factsandchicks.com/post/21507663219/submitted-by-rthompson
Fact Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser

 

 

 

The Daily Lamp for My Birthday Girl – Arik Levy’s Wireflow is Actually Distilled Freaking Genius

I found the coolest Daily Lamp for today, since it’s Laura’s birthday and she is my world.  Check this out, when I saw this I had an audible “awesome” come out:

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These are the braingasm of Arik Levy, who’s been on JimOnLight before with his WellofLife series.  He’s awesome.  So are these lamps, which he calls Wireflow.  There’s quite the series on Arik’s website, you must check them out.  Here’s some of my favorites:

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The series was made for Vibia — from an awesome post at DesignBoom:

‘wireflow’ explores geometries in two and three dimensions through a series of pendant lighting fixtures which are composed of simple elements, whereby from certain angles they appear flat, like a line drawing suspended in the air.  designed by arik levy, the structures are formed by thin rods which end with LED terminals (3W) for illumination, continuing the visual fluidity of the lines. produced by spanish company VIBIA, ‘wireflow’ explores presence and absence, transparency and luminosity, light and fluidity.

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Look at that smile on Arik’s face!  HE KNOWS he’s genius!  GAA!

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Good Morning Inspiration – 100 Black Balloons vs. 1 Blu-Ray Laser

What is better than coherent light obliterating 100 very carefully placed balloons down a hallway complete with different angles and audio that is not related to sex?

This is something that I submit to THAT list:

HAPPY FRIDAY, EVERYBODY! 

Buon Venerdì! 

Feliz Viernes! 

Gëzuar e premte! 

Fericit Vineri! 

金曜日ハッピー! 

周五快乐!

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JOL Sunday Flickr #15

This is a crazy day — Laura and I are packing up the JimOnLight.com Toronto offices today, getting ready for our move back to the USA!  The next few weeks will be fairly busy, as we’re staying in Durham, Ontario for a week or so before we head to see family in Peoria, Illinois.  Laura’s only allowed to visit until we get all of her visa stuff approved, so we’re dreading but accepting the fact that we’re going to have some time spent apart while we make sure that we don’t overstay her visa.

Talk about sh*t you never thought you’d have to do!

Today’s JOL Sunday Flickr is awesome — go give these great photogs some love!  Stop by the JimOnLight Flickr Group photo pool and give your eyes some lovin!

LIGHTS

Lights in Alingsås #1

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Lights Travelling With London Underground

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Light on!

The Daily Lamp – A Ceiling Lamp, Made from the Ceiling

As strange as it is at first glance, it’s actually a quite awesome idea — adapt your architecture to have some form AND function.  Meet the Ceiling Light, from Russian designer Дмитрий Куляев, or Dimitry Kulyev, for those of us who don’t speak Russian very well (or at all, like me — well, I learned how to swear in Russian, of course):

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Dimitri’s Ceiling Light actually incorporates the concept of recessed illumination, which provides a nice indirect source of light for a room.  He goes a bit further in this design by adding a fluorescent tube into the “luminaire.”  What do you think about this?  I’m not a fan of un-diffused fluorescent, as that stuff gives me a wicked headache, but I like the idea of Dimitri’s lamp, period!  I have to say that I think he really tackled every element of the typical A-Lamp, all the way down to the shiny applique on the ceiling to represent the base.  Brilliant work, man!

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What do YOU think?  Make a comment by clicking on the little cloud at the top right of the post!  Check out Dimitri’s Behance page for more awesome work!

Two Kittens, One Laser

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I think that it’s about time to take a second and laugh your butt off.  Yeah, it’s been a hard week, things haven’t gone how you wanted, and now Claudia Schiffer is too uninterested in you for anyone to care.

What to do?  Kittens and a laser.  Works every time.